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How free will the internet be in 2025?
Guelph Mercury
A who's who of computer experts say government control, consumer distrust and corporate greed threaten the future of the internet as we know it. In a recent report, the Pew Research Center distilled the concerns of more than 1,400 computer experts, internet visionaries and researchers canvassed earlier this year. They were asked whether people will be more or less able to freely share information online in the year 2025.
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NSA data sweep intercepted conversations of ordinary internet users
CBC News
When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a probe by The Washington Post. Nearly half of those surveillance files contained names, email addresses or other details that the NSA marked as belonging to U.S. citizens or residents, the Post reported in a story posted on its website.
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5 places to look on social media for new business ideas
Entrepreneur
Social media is a two-way street. It allows companies to increase visibility and awareness, raise their profile, promote a product or service and engage with customers. At the same time, customers use social media to express themselves and provide their opinions about brands. Both sides of the coin allow for a two-way dialogue, an opportunity for companies to receive instant feedback and also help a business cultivate an online following.
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Is backlinking from blog comments a good or bad SEO tactic?
Business2Community
In the ongoing fight to get your website ranked highly by Google, many folks look to backlinking as one of the best options to achieve this result. But, is it a good idea or not to employ this sort of tactic? Before we start anything, I will state categorically, "do not buy links!"

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The Internet of Things will radically change your big data strategy
Forbes
Companies are jumping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon and for good reasons. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025. Many people wonder if companies are ready for this explosion of data generated for IoT? As with any new technology, security is always the first point of resistance.

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U.S. ruling protects cellphone privacy and 'bodes well' for Canada
National Post
Police in the U.S. must have a warrant before they search an arrested person's cellphone, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision observers say "bodes well" for a forthcoming ruling on digital search and seizure from Canada's top court. The unanimous ruling, heralded as a huge win for 21st-century privacy rights, acknowledges the contents of a cellphone need far more privacy protection than the U.S. law currently provides, says the lawyer who is fighting this same battle before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Pinterest puts renewed focus on discovery
Calgary Herald
In the early days of the World Wide Web, the term "surfing" really meant discovering new websites and experiences without the bias of whichever search engine you were using. Users made their way through cyberspace by taking chances, clicking on links that appeared on websites they liked and trusted, and they collected their favourites in a browser's bookmarks function. A lot of that has changed.
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Social media 'influences TV viewing'
Tech Digest
In news that will surprise nobody, a study by internet TV service YouView has found that people's television viewing habits are increasingly being influenced by social media. The online survey of 2,000 people found that about one in seven TV viewers in the U.K. get TV recommendations directly from Facebook and Twitter. The survey also revealed that many people use social media to talk about the show they are watching.
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Improve your website's search rankings in 6 steps
The Globe and Mail
While Google's and other major search engine's algorithms change anywhere from 500 to 600 times a year, the strategies of basic on-page search engine optimization (SEO) have remained fairly consistent. Ensuring that your own page's content is fully optimized is big step towards improving your site's search rankings and increasing your brand's web authority.
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Social media marketing and content marketing, what's the difference?
Business 2 Community
Marketing jargon is enough to drive anyone mad these days. Marketers themselves are hard pressed to keep up with their own latest lingo. One such confusing example is defining the difference between social media marketing and content marketing. As in all good marketing, it boils down to objectives and strategy. The term social media is ubiquitous, having been with us long enough that we all understand its meaning and use.
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7 reasons why you need online marketing
Business 2 Community
Content marketing, Internet campaigning, Web-based advertising, online outreach — whatever you want to call it, modern marketers understand the benefits of utilizing websites and social media to boost customer interaction and sales. Whether you've already launched online campaigns or are contemplating outsourcing a marketing company, there are plenty of factors to consider before making any investment.
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