Tracking Your Every Move One of the biggest fears of technology usage is the use …
Welcome to New Indie Blog
Tracking Your Every Move
One of the biggest fears of technology usage is the use of personal data. Information such as usernames, passwords, and even your search history are being tracked often without your knowledge. A VPN is a virtual private network which helps prevent others from being able to track your activity, but also to keep you from being watched. If you are using this software on your devices the encryption will protect all of your virtual traffic. No one will be able to interfere in any way. If you choose to do so, you can also select to use a different location on many VPNs allowing your traffic to move as if it is taking place there.
One of the biggest fears of someone is having their personal info compromised. In recent years, VPNs have allowed people to use both there and public wifi safely when encrypting their data. There are often large data breaches and malware attacks regularly on private and business servers. When using this software your data is in a personal tunnel disguised as to not show your public identity. Although this is a strong solution for data encryption, depending on the VPN this should not be your only safeguard. You must also make sure you are leaving no association to your IP address as well. This unique identifier is how not only you are identified, but your location too. If you leave the slightest virtual footprint, it can be used to identify your personal information.
Subsidized Shopping, Transportation, and Entertainment Rates
Often times you can get different rates for booking flights from different areas no matter the arrival or destination times. Many online servers actually change their prices to acclimate to those of certain countries. Knowing this you can easily save money using your VPN helping you get the best rates for any good or service online. Although at times this can be tedious, it does often save large amounts of money. If you know of certain rates in another countries you can change your geo location there to be able to take advantage of those savings. If you are in a different state, you can also do this to avoid higher rates for flights or other forms of transportation. In some countries even entertainment channels are not offered but many take advantage of geo location services to watch foreign programs that cannot easily be viewed. People often do this with streaming services that are largely based in the United States. If they would like to watch the program they will pay for the service and stream with their location appearing in the United States.
Who would have thought that a simple brown egg would become the most famous figure on Instagram? This is not a surprise in a world where everything is possible. The whole thing started when model Kylie Jenner posted a picture that gained more than 18 million likes on the world’s most popular platform for sharing photos and videos; Instagram. This encouraged some enthusiastic people to declare a challenge. They would post a picture of an egg and hope that it will get more likes than Kylie’s picture.
Not only did the egg beat Kylie’s world record of 18 million likes, but it is also currently featuring more than 50 million likes with almost 9 million followers paying respects to the mighty egg.
Although this probably started as a joke, it raises real questions about the real influence of social media and the power of the masses. It also sends a strong message to Instagram celebrities and influencers.
Social media figures, celebrities, and influencers play an important role in changing society’s perception of what is acceptable and what is not. They engage in challenges and pranks and millions of children, teens, and even adults follow. Some of them actually don’t have much contribution except posting pictures and copying quotes that they didn’t even write, and still would make millions of dollars every year. So the egg picture might be teaching them a lesson as well.
I believe that as much fun as social media can be, it can also be extremely stressful. People are more interested in doing what they think is socially acceptable and desirable than what they actually like and want. So are we going to ditch our smartphones any time soon? I don’t think so. Still, we need to reconsider things that really matter in life.