The Viral Voice
This blog follows the path of censorship across the viral community and discusses the issues that the future of the Internet could face. Our freedom of speech on social network sites and other online media outlets are threatened and could change the accessability of information for everyone. I will also be taking a look at the latest breakthroughs in technology since the market for applications and devices is as evergrowing as the Internet.
|Mar 03 2013||The 4G Curse|
I came across an article on Reuters today that focused on South Korea’s involvement in 4G development. Rather than reading about the latest updates, they were issuing a warning to the European countries adopting the technology, specifically England. The phone company EE has rolled out the 4G network over 100 citie
|Jan 10 2013||Google's Reign|
Let’s face it. Google has become a pretty vital part of Internet navigation. Consider research without it for a moment. We wouldn’t think a company like that would be under much threat, but truth be told, it is. Not by competitors though, but by government action. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently conducted an antitrust review of the company which lasted for 19 months. It concluded on January 3rd,
|Dec 10 2012||The Australian Radio Hoax Tragedy|
This past week has been an eventful one for the UK. With the announcement of the royal baby and the Duchess of Cambridge being hospitalized for an extreme case of morning sickness, one would think that this is a time for celebration and anticipation. But no, the UK is in mourning over the loss of Jacintha Saldanha who committed suicide last Friday.
|Nov 26 2012||Trinkets!: Firefox OS|
Today’s trinket is the Firefox OS, a Mozilla mobile device. Over a year ago, the company announced that they would be planning a mobile operating system and now, the phone is in the prototype stage of its life. Developers have been working with the alpha simulators which are quite similar to Android features and functionality. But being
|Nov 25 2012||Track Your Wife|
New developments in technology do not always grant positive progress. In Saudi Arabia, women are being tracked via SMS and text messaging services. If they were to try and escape, their male guardians would be immediately notified through a message. Even if the women have permission, the men will always know where they
|Nov 13 2012||Anonymous vs. Zynga|
For those of you who are not aware of the hacktivist group, Anonymous is a cyber gang that strongly opposes censorship and surveillance. They have infiltrated government files and have constantly threatened big name websites including Facebook, which they have attempted to overthrow multiple times. They take great inspiration from Guy Fawkes and have been called the “Robin Hood of the Internet.” This month, they have directed thei
|Oct 30 2012||TripAdvisor: Breaking the Travel Industry, One Review at a Time|
Way up north on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, there is a small bed and breakfast called Baile-na-Cille run by former university lecturer Richard Gollin. He was fighting against the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, over false reviews of Baile-na-Cille. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, but because of these negative comments, Gollin has been losing business. He asked for £3,000 in damage compensation, but being that the website is based in America, TripAdvisor