The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Tracking System Can Pin Any Internet User's Location to Within a Few Hundred Meters

POPSCI, by Dan Nosowitz, 04.08.2011

You Have Been Targeted, Dan Nosowitz

Unless you explicitly give permission to use your location, interested parties (like, say, advertisers) can only track you with geolocation to within a radius of about 200 kilometers. But researchers in China and the U.S. have figured out a way to get closer--much closer. With a three-stage system using Google Maps, these researchers can, according to New Scientist, get as close as a few hundred meters.

Yong Wang, a computer scientist at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu, developed a three-stage system to narrow the radius of geolocation without requiring the user's permission. The first stage is the one that's currently used: A packet is sent to the target, and the time it takes to to bounce back is converted into a (very vague) distance. But Wang took it further by realizing that many large organizations, like businesses and schools, usually have their servers in-house, meaning the IP addresses can be tied to a physical location that's easily found. If an IP address is linked to a university, you can just look that university up on Google Maps and have a pretty good idea that the user of the IP address is somewhere nearby.

Wang catalogued about 76,000 such "landmarks" on Google Maps, which leads to the first new stage developed. The new system pings all of the landmarks in that initial 200-km radius, and by analyzing the time that bounce takes, the possible location radius can shrink even further. In this stage, the software might find that ten out of twenty landmarks return similar ping times to the target, and shrink the possible location radius to reflect that result.

After that step, they continue the method until they figure out which landmark is closest to the target. In areas with many targets, like cities, that can lead to unsettlingly accurate tracking--all without the target's permission. The only recourse somebody might have to this method would be to use a proxy, which would effectively confuse the software into returning a null result.

Who would be interested in this? Well, advertisers might not actually care to get this granular with their targeting, although super-local advertisers might be able to target individual neighborhoods. What's more worrying is the possible invasion of privacy from, well, just about anyone, from individuals to small groups to governmental organizations. Is everyone going to have to use a proxy just to avoid any stranger being able to zero in on their laptops? And do the benefits of this kind of tracking outweigh the costs?

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