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Tech Talk – Net Neutrality, Uber Hacks and Bitcoin’s Latest Price Hike

Net Neutrality Is Under Fatal Attack

Ajit Pai the Republican head of the F.C.C. appointed by President Donald J. Trump has announced today he has decided to go ahead with proceedings to repeal net neutrality with a vote set on December 14, 2017. Net neutrality in a nutshell is a promise that all data on the internet is treated equally, if you want to read on it more here is an excellent website.

“Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet,” Mr. Pai said in a statement. “Instead, the F.C.C. would simply require internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that’s best for them.”

Mr. Pai argues that killing the democracy of the internet is good only if we are given choices from our dictators… it. For those of you who might read this and think net neutrality isn’t that big of a deal or that it’s going to be “great for competition and innovation” have not paid attention to the course of history. Whenever you give corporations more power they almost always use that power to further their profit. As of right now due to an Obama-era regulation broadband internet is treated as a public utility similar to electricity and water, doing so places consumer protections on us to safeguard from abuse of power. You think your internet bill is high now? Just wait until the repeal goes into effect.

Uber Is Once Again In The Headlines


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It has come to surface that ride-sharing company Uber was the target of a hack in 2013 that stole the emails, names, and physical addresses of more that 57 million riders and drivers! While that is bad in of itself that it took so longer to come to light we can expect this from large companies now (Yahoo, Equifax, etc.). No, what’s REALLY bad is the fact that instead of going through proper legal means to deal with the hack, they paid the hackers $100,000 to destroy the data that they stole. You read that right they paid a ransom and just trusted that the problem would just poof go away! The company told on itself in a blog entry posted by the current CEO. Now I don’t know about you but I’m going to think twice before using Uber again they have a horrible track record as far as scandal is concerned and I value my data not being stolen. This is why it is very important we start teaching our children computer science so we can deal with and understand the magnitude of events such as this.

Bitcoin ABOVE $8000

Yesterday was a very interesting day for my BTC portfolio! Bitcoin surged above $8000 for the first time! Mark my words Bitcoin will reach above $10K before the spring of 2018. It’s now or never to get in the game if you want to get started with your own custom real-time trading application I can personally do that for you just send an email to attach your phone number and I will personally give you a call!


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Check Out My New Web Application Anon Video Chat

Anon Video Chat

Anon Video Chat is my latest web application, the premise is simple, anonymous video chat using webRTC for secure low latency browser to browser connections. This app assigns you a random channel ID everytime you load the page (you have the option on saving the current ID to your device to use permanently) you can call other channel IDs and if they answer a webRTC connection is set up between your two browsers and the live feeds start. In the future I plan on adding features like file and location sharing and possibly Bitcoin sending/receiving. No data is ever stored on my server making all actions anonymous. I decided to write this for a few reasons

  • I wanted to sharpen my Vue.js skills
  • I wanted to better understand webRTC
  • I need to implement P2P chat in other applications
  • I didn’t want to pay Twilio to do something I could do myself

Why Did I Choose To Release It?

The reason I chose to release Anon Video Chat to the public is because I believe in the philosophy of an open and free internet. Other video applications like Skype collect tons of metadata on you and in turn sell that data on you for a profit. In cases like these you are not the consumer but the product. Not only is this creepy but it affects the performance of the application by providing overhead with no benefit to the end user resulting in laggy performance.

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Screenshot of me and my friend in France using Anon Video Chat

Current Limitations Of Anon Video Chat

Until iOS11 is released later in the fall, Anon Video Chat will not work on iOS devices (blame them not me they decided not to implement webRTC until now!). Other than that it should work on Chrome, Firefox and Opera. If you notice that it doesn’t please email me and let me know
Needless to say I wrote this app in a few hours, you can tell by it’s current lack of features but as I stated above I will update it periodically. If the demand calls for it I will add whatever features you guys leave below in the comments. Also if you are interested in contributing to the project, drop your GitHub username in the comment section below and I will add you to the private repo!