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TorBrowser – anonymity & circumvention | security in-a-box

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Jul 312015
 

If you live in an area where accessing the Tor Network directly, as described above, is not possible or risky, you can configure Tor to try and circumvent the obstacles that are in place.

Step 1: Navigate to the Tor Browser folder, and then double click to activate the following screen:

Figure 4: The Tor Network Settings panel

Step 2: Click the button which will open a new window. You will be asked three short configuration questions to help you access the Tor Network.

Question 1: Proxy Access; If you need to access the Internet via a proxy check yes and then press . If you do not use a proxy check no and then press .

If you selected yes above, fill in your proxy settings on the following screen. If you do not know your proxy settings, check your regular browser settings. In Firefox you can find them in Options > Advanced > Network tab in Connection Settings section. In other browsers you may look for Internet Options. Use the Help feature within your browser for further assistance.

Figure 5: Proxy settings screen

Question 2: Restricted Ports; If you are accessing the Internet through a firewall that only allows access over certain ports, for example port 80 or 443 for web browsing, select yes and press to configure the ports, otherwise select no and press .

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Webopedia: Online Tech Dictionary for IT Professionals

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Jul 262015
 

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Jul 222015
 

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The Singularity Is Near – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jul 212015
 

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology is a 2005 non-fiction book about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.

The book builds on the ideas introduced in Kurzweil’s previous books, The Age of Intelligent Machines (1990) and The Age of Spiritual Machines (1999). This time, however, Kurzweil embraces the term the Singularity, which was popularized by Vernor Vinge in his 1993 essay “The Coming Technological Singularity” more than a decade earlier. The first known use of the term in this context was made in 1958 by the Hungarian born mathematician and physicist John von Neumann.

Kurzweil describes his law of accelerating returns which predicts an exponential increase in technologies like computers, genetics, nanotechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence. He says this will lead to a technological singularity in the year 2045, a point where progress is so rapid it outstrips humans’ ability to comprehend it.

Kurzweil predicts the technological advances will irreversibly transform people as they augment their minds and bodies with genetic alterations, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence. Once the Singularity has been reached, Kurzweil says that machine intelligence will be infinitely more powerful than all human intelligence combined. Afterwards he predicts intelligence will radiate outward from the planet until it saturates the universe.

Kurzweil characterizes evolution throughout all time as progressing through six epochs, each one building on the one before. He says the four epochs which have occurred so far are Physics and Chemistry, Biology and DNA, Brains, and Technology. Kurzweil predicts the Singularity will coincide with the next epoch, The Merger of Human Technology with Human Intelligence. After the Singularity he says the final epoch will occur, The Universe Wakes Up.

Kurzweil explains that evolutionary progress is exponential because of positive feedback; the results of one stage are used to create the next stage. Exponential growth is deceptive, nearly flat at first until it hits what Kurzweil calls “the knee in the curve” then rises almost vertically. In fact Kurzweil believes evolutionary progress is super-exponential because more resources are deployed to the winning process. As an example of super-exponential growth Kurzweil cites the computer chip business. The overall budget for the whole industry increases over time, since the fruits of exponential growth make it an attractive investment; meanwhile the additional budget fuels more innovation which makes the industry grow even faster, effectively an example of “double” exponential growth.

Kurzweil says evolutionary progress looks smooth, but that really it is divided into paradigms, specific methods of solving problems. Each paradigm starts with slow growth, builds to rapid growth, and then levels off. As one paradigm levels off, pressure builds to find or develop a new paradigm. So what looks like a single smooth curve is really series of smaller S curves. For example Kurzweil notes that when vacuum tubes stopped getting faster and cheaper transistors became popular and continued the overall exponential growth.

Kurzweil calls this exponential growth the law of accelerating returns, and he believes it applies to many human-created technologies such as computer memory, transistors, microprocessors, DNA sequencing, magnetic storage, the number of Internet hosts, Internet traffic, decrease in device size, and nanotech citations and patents. Kurzweil cites two historical examples of exponential growth: the Human Genome Project and the growth of the Internet. Kurzweil claims the whole world economy is in fact growing exponentially, although short term booms and busts tend to hide this trend.

Moore’s Law predicts the capacity of integrated circuits grows exponentially, but not indefinitely. Kurzweil feels the increase in the capacity of integrated circuits will probably slow by the year 2020. He feels confident that a new paradigm will debut at that point to carry on the exponential growth predicted by his law of accelerating returns. Kurzweil describes four paradigms of computing that came before integrated circuits: electromechanical, relay, vacuum tube, and transistors. What technology will follow integrated circuits, to serve as the fifth paradigm, is unknown, but Kurzweil believes nanotubes are the most likely alternative among a number of possibilities:

nanotubes and nanotube circuitry, molecular computing, self-assembly in nanotube circuits, biological systems emulating circuit assembly, computing with DNA, spintronics (computing with the spin of electrons), computing with light, and quantum computing.

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What is Bitcoin? Learn everything you need to know. What …

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Jul 052015
 

Why Bitcoin Popular Opinion What is Bitcoin?

With the Bitcoin price so volatile everyone is curious. Bitcoin is extremely complicated and no one definition fully encapsulates it. By analogy it is like being able to send a gold coin via email. It is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money.

It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. Bitcoin was the first practical implementation and is currently the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence.

The first Bitcoin specification and proof of concept was published in 2009 by an unknown individual under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto who revealed little about himself and left the project in late 2010. The Bitcoin community has since grown exponentially.

Satoshi’s anonymity often raises unjustified concerns because of a misunderstanding of the open-source nature of Bitcoin. Everyone has access to all of the source code all of the time and any developer can review or modify the software code. As such, the identity of Bitcoin’s inventor is probably as relevant today as the identity of the person who invented paper.

Nobody owns the Bitcoin network much like no one owns the technology behind email or the Internet. Bitcoin transactions are verified by Bitcoin miners which has an entire industry and Bitcoin cloud mining options. While developers are improving the software they cannot force a change in the Bitcoin protocol because all users are free to choose what software and version they use.

In order to stay compatible with each other, all users need to use software complying with the same rules. Bitcoin can only work correctly with a complete consensus among all users. Therefore, all users and developers have a strong incentive to protect this consensus.

From a user perspective, Bitcoin is nothing more than a mobile app or computer program that provides a personal Bitcoin wallet and enables a user to send and receive bitcoins.

Behind the scenes, the Bitcoin network is sharing a massive public ledger called the “block chain”. This ledger contains every transaction ever processed which enables a user’s computer to verify the validity of each transaction. The authenticity of each transaction is protected by digital signatures corresponding to the sending addresses therefore allowing all users to have full control over sending bitcoins.

Thus, there is no fraud, no chargebacks and no identifying information that could be compromised resulting in identity theft. To learn more about Bitcoin, you can consult the original Bitcoin whitepaper, read through the extremely thorough Frequently Asked Questions, listen to a Bitcoin podcast or read the latest Bitcoin news.

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Jun 092015
 

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Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether Bitcoin is more like Ponzi scheme or a pyramid scheme.

Whatever it is, though, it isn’t a currency. It’s a tech stock. Each Bitcoin is really a share in a systemthat seems to make it cheaper to transfer things onlinemoney, stocks, bonds, even the deed to your houseby cutting out the middleman. Well, kind of. Bitcoin doesn’t remove the middleman so much as replace himwith middlemen who don’t make you pay much, but make society as a whole do so instead. Is this progress?

It’s supposed to be. Ever since the early days of the Internet, people have been trying to figure out how to transfer money online without having to go through the financial system. The problem, though, is if Isend youmoney, how do you know I haven’t already spent it or sent it to somebody else? You don’t. So the only solution has been to have a trusted third-party, like a bank, sit in between us. I send the money to the bank, it verifies that I actually have this money to send, and then it sends it on to you, all for a 2 percent fee, of course.

Bitcoin’s breakthrough is to have a decentralized network of “miners” sit in between us instead. Now, remember, these miners are trying to win new Bitcoins by solving computationally-taxing math problems. The clever part, though, is that in the process of doing so, they also create a public ledger of every single Bitcoin transaction, what’s called the blockchain. That includes every Bitcoin that’s ever been won, every Bitcoin that’s ever been used, and every Bitcoin that’s ever been transferred. So now we don’t need a bank to know that I have the money I’m sending to you, and that I’m only sending it to you. The miners confirm all this. And the best part is that instead of having to pay the bank myself to do this, the system pays the miners in new Bitcoins.

The question, though, is howyou get people to mineBitcoin to begin with. Sure, you can tell them that Bitcoin is digital money they can use to buy things online, but they already have money they can already use to buy things online. And while merchants would be more than happy to save the 2.5 percent they pay in credit card transaction fees, customers are a lot more more blas since they don’t pay them directly.The answer, then, was to do what makes anything popular: make it exclusive. Specifically, Bitcoin limits the total number of coins that will ever be created to 21 million.Now, for Bitcoin’s first year and a half, as Nathaniel Popper documents in hispage-turning history Digital Gold, there were still only a handful of people, if that, mining it. But that began to change when libertarians, who were convinced, just convinced, that the Federal Reserve’s money-printing would mean the doom of the dollar, discovered Bitcoin and its non-inflatable money supply. A boom was born.

But what made people mine Bitcoins is what has kept from spending Bitcoins. Think about it like this. Bitcoin’s finite supply means that its price should go up, and keep going up. So if you have dollars that are losing a little value to inflation every year and Bitcoins that are gaining it, which one are you going to use to buy things with? The question answers itself, and it raises another. Why would this ever change? Unless you can’t buy something online with dollarslike drugsyou’d always want to use your dollars instead. Buying things with Bitcoin would be like cashing out your Apple stock in 1978 to go grocery shopping even though you have plenty of actual cash lying around.

The catch-22is people buy Bitcoins because they think the price will go to infinity and beyond once everybody uses them, but they don’t spendtheir own Bitcoins because they think the price will go to infinity and beyond once everybody else uses them. And so nobody uses them. But if nobody uses them, then the price will stay stuck at something a lot less than infinity let alone beyond. So the Bitcoin faithful have tried to not only convert people, but also convince them to martyr themselves, financially-speaking, for the crypto cause. It goes something like this. Hey, do you want to hear about the future? It’s a digital currency called Bitcoin that lets you spend or move your money online without paying any fees. Sounds great. How does it do that? Well, Bitcoin saves you money by making transactions irreversible. So … if I get scammed, I got scammed? There’s nothing I can do about it? Yes. Okay, but is it at least easy to use? The thing is, I don’t actually use it. I just hoard it. I’m waiting for some greater fools to push up the price by using theirs. Oh. Yeah. So you should buy some Bitcoins and use yours. I’ll get back to you on that.

But Bitcoin is good for something other than redistributing wealth from one libertarian to another. That’s transferring money, or anything else for that matter, online. “The design supports a tremendous variety of possible transaction types,” Bitcoin’s shadowy inventor Satoshi Nakamoto wrote back in 2010, including”escrow transactions, bonded contracts, third party arbitration, multi-party signature, etc.” So anytime you needto send any kind of financial asset or agreement to somebody else, you can send it along with a Bitcoinand, through the beauty of the blockchain, avoid having to pay a lot of fees. That’s why Wall Street banks are looking into whether they can build their own blockchains to cut costs before their competitors do. And while sending money is cheap within the U.S., it’s not not across international bordersthe average transfer fee, according to the World Bank, is 7.5 percent. It’s not hard to imagine, in other words, that Bitcoin could claim a big chunk of the $500 billion remittance market, although the difficulty of actually getting the physical cash to people in developing countries is still a significant hurdle.

Wait a minute, though. How does the blockchain cut costs again? Remember, instead of you paying the bank a fee to process a transaction, the Bitcoin system pays miners new coins to do so. Then these transactions get added to the list of all others in the public ledger, the blockchain. Butanytime it seems like you’re getting something for nothing the costs are probably just being hidden. What are those costs? Well, Bitcoin mining is a pretty expensive business. Even the most specialized computers, which mine Bitcoins and only mine Bitcoins, require a lot of energy. So much so that Bitcoin miners have set up shop in far-flung places like Iceland where geothermal energy is cheap and Arctic air is cheaper stillfreefor them to run and cool off their machines at the lowest possible price.

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SEO: The Free Beginners Guide From Moz

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May 132015
 

New to SEO? Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner’s Guide to SEO has been read over a million times and provides comprehensive information you need to get on the road to professional quality Search Engine Optimization, or SEO.

SEO is a marketing discipline focused on growing visibility in organic (non-paid) search engine results. SEO encompasses both the technical and creative elements required to improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase awareness in search engines. There are many aspects to SEO, from the words on your page to the way other sites link to you on the web. Sometimes SEO is simply a matter of making sure your site is structured in a way that search engines understand.

SEO isn’t just about building search engine-friendly websites. It’s about making your site better for people too. At Moz we believe these principles go hand-in-hand.

This guide is designed to describe all areas of SEOfrom finding the terms and phrases (keywords) that generate traffic to your website, to making your site friendly to search engines, to building links and marketing the unique value of your site. If you are confused about this stuff, you are not alone, and we’re here to help.

The majority of web traffic is driven by the major commercial search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo!. Although social media and other types of traffic can generate visits to your website, search engines are the primary method of navigation for most Internet users. This is true whether your site provides content, services, products, information, or just about anything else.

Search engines are unique in that they provide targeted trafficpeople looking for what you offer. Search engines are the roadways that make this happen. If search engines cannot find your site, or add your content to their databases, you miss out on incredible opportunities to drive traffic to your site.

Search queriesthe words that users type into the search boxcarry extraordinary value. Experience has shown that search engine traffic can make (or break) an organization’s success. Targeted traffic to a website can provide publicity, revenue, and exposure like no other channel of marketing. Investing in SEO can have an exceptional rate of return compared to other types of marketing and promotion.

Search engines are smart, but they still need help. The major engines are always working to improve their technology to crawl the web more deeply and return better results to users. However, there is a limit to how search engines can operate. Whereas the right SEO can net you thousands of visitors and increased attention, the wrong moves can hide or bury your site deep in the search results where visibility is minimal.

In addition to making content available to search engines, SEO also helps boost rankings so that content will be placed where searchers will more readily find it. The Internet is becoming increasingly competitive, and those companies who perform SEO will have a decided advantage in visitors and customers.

The world of SEO is complex, but most people can easily understand the basics. Even a small amount of knowledge can make a big difference. Free SEO education is widely available on the web, including in guides like this. Combine this with a little practice and you are well on your way to becoming a guru.

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How to get around gov't curbs on the Internet

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Apr 132015
 

Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, recommended using a program called Tor, an open network software program that lets users surf the web anonymously. Epstein suggested putting the program on a flash drive or SD card rather than on hardware.

“That way, even if your computer is inspected, there will be no sign of Tor on it,” he told CNBC.

Once in the program, double-click on “Start Tor Browser” to open a special version of Firefox that gives secure access to any website. Tor works by relaying users’ request to visit a site through multiple computers around the world. To speed up that process, click on the tools tab in the upper-left corner of the browser and “change your identity” to reroute and thus get faster access.

“No matter what country you are in, if you want to preserve your privacy online, you should probably never go directly to Google.com through a conventional browser,” he said. A proxy from Google known as http://startpage.com is, along with Tor, “for almost anyone, anywhere, the safest ways to access the Internet at the moment.”

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PunditFact: Fact-checking John Oliver's interview with Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance

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Apr 112015
 

Most Americans have a fuzzy understanding of what the National Security Agency can and cannot see with its surveillance programs, much less what a former NSA contractor named Edward Snowden tried to do about it.

That’s the finding, anyway, of informal street interviews by John Oliver’s crew at Last Week Tonight on HBO.

Oliver devoted his April 5 show to the NSA spying story. It included an exclusive interview with Snowden, who is living in Russia after the State Department canceled his passport. And it included the topic of this fact-check: Can emails sent between two people living in the United States unwittingly end up on the computer screen of some NSA analyst?

Oliver, who blends comedy with journalism, framed the discussion around the NSA peeping on nude pictures.

Oliver asked Snowden to describe the capability of various NSA surveillance programs in relation to nude pictures sent by Americans, starting with “702 surveillance.” This refers to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. This section was added in 2008 and was renewed under President Barack Obama in 2012.

Could the NSA see a picture of, say, Oliver’s privates under this provision, he asked?

“Yes,” Snowden said, “the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which Section 702 falls under, allows the bulk collection of Internet communications that are one-end foreign.”

After an Oliver joke about “bulk collection,” Snowden continued, “So if you have your email somewhere like Gmail, hosted on a server overseas or transferred overseas or any time crosses outside the borders of the United States, your junk ends up in the database.”

Oliver jumped in and asked Snowden to clarify that the racy picture if you’ve seen the interview, you know we’re paraphrasing wouldn’t necessarily have to be sent to Germany in order to end up in NSA storage.

“No,” Snowden said. “Even if you sent it to someone within the United States, your wholly domestic communication between you and your wife can go to New York to London and back and get caught up in the database.”

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Is encryption the Second Amendment for the Internet?

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Apr 112015
 

Last week, FBI Director James Comey once again campaigned for backdoors into the encryption programs of tech companies, writes Sunday Yokubaitis at the Daily Dot.

Tech execs say privacy should be the paramount virtue, he told the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. When I hear that, I close my eyes and try to imagine what the world looks like where pedophiles cant be seen, kidnappers cant be seen, [and] drug dealers cant be seen.

The United States government is playing to fear, uncertainty, and doubt. The reality is the government already collects a tremendous amount of personal data about its citizens through the location data our phones give away, National Security Agency metadata programs and online shopping habits without our consent.

Encryption is how privacy-conscious Internet users fight back against the unblinking eye of government mass surveillance and protect themselves online. Even if the NSA can break some encryption technologies, were at least making it harder and more expensive for them to track law-abiding citizens en masse. When Comey asks for backdoors, he is really just asking to make his job easierwith dubious benefits and very serious risks.

We must protect encryption because backdoors are inherently insecure.

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up

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Apr 082015
 

Trust issues plague bitcoin and other digital currencies. Licensed exchanges could change that

The U.S. has approached cryptocurrency regulation cautiously, meanwhile 80 percent of all Bitcoin volume is exchanged into and out of Chinese yuan, according to a Goldman Sachs report. Image courtesy of Zach Copley, via Flickr

Digital cryptocurrenciesincluding bitcoin and litecoin, along with dozens of othershave struggled to win mainstream acceptance in the U.S. Interest in this so-called Internet money is not going away, however, which is why regulators are developing rules that that they hope can avert a repeat of last years Mt. Gox meltdown, when the worlds largest bitcoin exchange unexpectedly shut down after losing hundreds of thousands of bitcoins in a cyber attack. The U.S. government has largely sat on the sidelines, leaving states to regulate digital cryptocurrency exchanges. The exchanges, with names such as BitPay and Coinbase, are Web sites for buying, selling and exchanging digital currency. Bitcoin and its ilk are referred to as cryptocurrencies for their use of cryptography to secure transactions and mint new virtual coins. More than a dozen states and Puerto Rico already issue licenses for bitcoin exchanges, which represent the lions share of the worlds cryptocurrency transactions. California is working out the details of its own licensing guidelines while New York States Department of Financial Services plans to finalize its BitLicense regulatory framework in the coming weeks. Other countries are likewise grappling with the legal status of such currencies. The U.K., for example, recently announced it would police digital currencies by applying antimoney laundering rules to these exchanges. Regulations are good for cryptocurrency exchanges, says Campbell Harvey, a Duke University professor of finance. The rules will lend them a sense of legitimacy that should help reduce the volatility that has kept merchants and investors out of the action. The volatility comes from people seeing virtual currency as operating just outside the law, Harvey adds. Coinbase is licensed in 16 states and claims that eight other statesincluding California and New Yorkallow access to the exchange without the need for a license. Part of Coinbases success comes from allowing investors to change U.S. dollars into bitcoins and vice versa, an important feature because of bitcoins fluctuating value. A single bitcoin is currently worth about $250; a couple of years ago they were trading at more than $1,100 apiece. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, venture capitalist siblings best known for their legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg over the origin of Facebook, are awaiting New Yorks licensing regulations to their Gemini Bitcoin exchange in the state. Gemini will be a place to buy and sell bitcoins, akin to the way NASDAQ lets investors trade stocks, the Winklevosses said at last months South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. Bitcoin is a harbinger of the cashless society that will be here by 2025, they said, adding that they believe in the cryptocurrency so much that they currently own 1 percent of the worlds more than 14 million bitcoins. Bitcoin operates on a peer-to-peer network that consists of computers run by people known as miners. Their computers are set up specifically to verify the validity of a transaction and record it in a digital public ledger system called a blockchain. The first computer to solve a cryptographic puzzle accompanying each transaction wins bitcoins for its miner. Other computers in the network check the solution, creating a redundancy designed to guard against transaction fraud. Once a transaction is entered into the blockchain ledger, it cannot be deleted or changed. The idea behind the blockchain is to prevent fraudulent transactions. And the peer-to-peer nature of the Bitcoin network means there is no bank or clearinghouse to charge a large fee per transaction. Although Apple Pay, Paypal and other digital payment services are improvements over credit cards and other online options, they are not a breakaway technology on par with the Bitcoin Network, Cameron Winklevoss said at SXSW. Regardless of such endorsements, Bitcoin exchanges continue to be a risky proposition. Start-up exchange Buttercoin will shut down on April 10 after failing to raise sufficient funding. Even high-profile financial backing from the likes of investors Y Combinator, Google Ventures and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian was not enough to keep the lights on. Part of the problem is the nascent technologys history as a volatile investment as well as an enabler of anonymous cyber criminal activity, including the infamous Silk Road online market for illegal drugs. The U.S. has a lot of ground to make up if banks and businesses here want to cash in on cryptocurrency80 percent of all Bitcoin volume is exchanged into and out of Chinese yuan, according to a March 10 Goldman Sachs report. The report estimates that more than 100,000 merchants worldwideincluding Overstock.com, TigerDirect.com and Expediaaccept bitcoins as payment. A sign that these companies do not completely trust their finances to cryptocurrencies, however: many convert these payments into more stable currencies rather than hold them as bitcoins.

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7 Bold Statements About The 10 Year Forecast For SEO

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Apr 072015
 

This article was co-authored with Benj Arriola, VP of SEO at Internet Marketing Inc.

It is not uncommon that many digital marketing professionals write about their SEO predictions in the beginning of the year. Some play it safe and state the obvious trends that will most likely become reality, while some make bolder claims at the risk of those events not materializing.

During a past speaking engagement at a global conference of Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Arriola was once asked what SEO will look like in the future. Mr. Arriola then asked the audience memberif he could be more specific about what he meant by the future. The gentleman clarifies by explaining that he didnt want to know about next year, but rather 10 or 20years from now.

Without having a SEO crystal ball and being at the mercy of search engine algorithm changes, we cant say what will happen with exact certainty. But the best indication of the future is often the patterns we see from the past. We know the reasons why many changes have occurred and can therefor use this as a foundation from which to make these ambitious claims of what SEO will be in the future.

We believe these 7 themes will define SEO ten years from now:

Certain things will never change in SEO and thats the intent of users, search engines and SEOs. Search engines change, user habits change, and therefor SEO will change along with it. Industry professionals sometimes refer to these changes as the death of SEO. Thats not the case at all. Like all things, its simply evolving.

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Jeff Berwick: Bitcoin is like The Internet in Early 90s – Video

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MIAMI SEO SERVICES | (786) 207-1811 – Video

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SAF Takes Case of Arizona Navy Vet Whose Guns Were Seized

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Apr 062015
 

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Second Amendment Foundation announced today that it has taken on funding the case of a retired Glendale, Arizona Navy veteran whose gun collection was seized by authorities because of an on-going dispute with a neighbor who obtained a protection order.

The case of 56-year-old Rick Bailey has made headlines in the Southwest and across the Internet. Bailey had complained to the City of Glendale about the neighbor’s habit of parking dump trucks used in his landscaping company. The dispute unfolded over several months until Bailey called police over concerns of toxic chemical odors apparently coming from the neighbor’s property. The neighbor apparently alleged that Bailey had threatened him, and the following day, he obtained a harassment order against Bailey. Police showed up and took Bailey’s gun collection, and he wants his property back.

SAF is working with Chandler, Arizona attorney Mark J. Victor to secure the return of Bailey’s firearms and help solve his predicament. Bailey’s collection of 28 firearms has an estimated value of more than $25,000 and took more than a decade for him to collect.

“Mr. Bailey is devastated by this situation,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “We seem to live in an environment when someone’s life can be turned upside down on an allegation that should have been thoroughly investigated before any action was ordered by a court.

“Sadly,” he continued, “this kind of hideous gun confiscation flies below the radar and it is happening more frequently to gun owners across the country.

“Bailey had to retire from his job due to a disability from a back injury that also resulted in his medical discharge from the Navy after four years of service,” he noted. “He couldn’t physically harm anybody.

“This situation appears to have gotten out of control,” Gottlieb observed. “A generation ago, neighbors solved this kind of dispute over a cup of coffee or a Sunday barbecue. We’re helping Bailey in his appeal of the judge’s order so he can not only reclaim his valuable firearms, but also some of his dignity as well.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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Tor: The Better Way of Thriving Through the Internet – Video

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