As long as we let most hackers get away with murder, rampant hacking and malware will continue to plague us.
—Security expert Roger A. Grimes at InfoWorld.
The are a lot of unhealthy trends and situations on the Internet and here are some articles discussing what is happening and what might be done about it.
- Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases
The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning. And unless social networks, media sites and governments come up with some innovative way of defeating online troublemakers, the digital world will never be free of the trolls’ collective sway—Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times
- 5 reasons Internet crime is worse than ever
At InfoWorld, Roger Grimes says Internet crime will keep getting worse until some major disaster finally wakes us up
- Privacy as a premium: Why it’s time to say goodbye to the free internet
What we think is personal or private is nothing of the sort. This isn’t the era of anonymous chatting about pets on AOL and trolling the forums anymore. Big brother and anyone with a buck to make off you — is watching.—Curtis Siver at TheNextWeb
- How Amazon knows so much about you – and how to regain your privacy
Here we show you which privacy and security settings can help you reduce the information Amazon holds about you—Eileen Brown at ZDNet
- The Internet’s Original Sin
It’s not too late to ditch the ad-based business model and build a better web—Ethan Zuckerman writes an interesting article at The Atlantic about how making the web depend on ads was a mistake
As far as I can see, the future of Windows Phone is that it will eventually be replaced by Android. In fact – and I don’t make bold predictions lightly – I can’t see a future where Microsoft doesn’t pull the plug on Windows Phone in the next few years and switch to Android.
—Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet