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Get Ready To Go To War For Your Individualism.
by Ian R Thorpe.
2011-05-15
CREATIVE COMMONS: Attribute, non commercial, no derivs.
KEYWORDS: technology-internet-voip-skype-google-network-networking-individualism-privacy-control

It is becoming clear to the technically savvy, naturally sceptical, freethinking internet users (someone like myself who spent twenty five years working in information technology, most of it as a networking specialist, that the people who delude themselves they control the internet are pushing forward with an agenda for controlling minds by controlling the information we see. In pursuit of their goal to control what we think it is clear they acknowlede no boundaries, observe no moral constraints. We can and because we can we have a right to, could sum up their ethical position.

It is up to us to resist. Unfortunately the state funded education system is on mesage while the mainstream media no longer seems to understand the idea of sceptical inquiry.

In the same week that Google made its strongest pitch yet for the benefits putting your entire business online (i.e. in the complete control of Google), one of its flagship services has failed spectacularly. The Blogger system, home of many an amateur writer and commentator but also a service provider for thousands of business linked websites disappeared for several days.

There were half hearted apologies from the owners and managers of Blogger but they read as if they could have been generated by Google's automated apologies and excuses system. The fact is many businesses that instead of running their own sites on space rented from one of thousands of Internet Service Providers trusted Google ("Well they're huge aren't they, so they must be reliable"). And Google, the ultimate corporate control freak, does not encourage their users to have an independent backup.

There's a lesson here.

Google Tells People ' Put Your Entire Business Online - Google Failure Shows The Risk Involved.. Do not trust technology. The machine cannot make better decisions than a human being. Machines cannot think.

Use technology by all means but build contingency into your systems. Everybody's granny used to warn against putting all the eggs in one basket. Modern science and technology academics sneer at such folksy wisdom of course but everybody's granny knew a thing or two. A few years ago a technology startup trading as Streamload.com was offering shitloads of free storage. 25 gigabytes was available in return for simply signing up.

A lot of businesses large and small signed up with Streamload and put all their archive data on the company's servers. Unfortunately like so many high tech startups that hope to do business on the internet the people who ran Streamload had embraced the hippy dream scenario, "Hey the internet is free for everyone to share" and had completely forgotten that any business has costs. So they found themselves with lots of customers and no revenue stream.

The company disappeared overnight without warning and all their customers data with it. The debt collectors simply seized the servers and network equipment. Another problem with online services, and I'm not only talking about free ones here, is there are no proper contracts or service level agreements in place. You may have signed up to use a service provided by Google, Facebook, Wordpress, Flickr or Linkedin but they have not signed a contract promising to provide that service. Even for paying customers of blog services the service level agreements are shaky, often extending only to a promise to provide a certain amount of web space or data transfer capacity.

Keeping control of a business by doing everything in house is not always practical but even the most inexperienced manager ought to be able to see the absolute necessity of keeping control of the business data. All files should be backed up and stored off line. It's a no brainer.

Over the past few years however people have been brainwashed by a constant stream of propaganda promoting the internet as the universal solution to all problems. One of the things that appalls me most is the idea that if we use the internet for telephone calls we can all have free calls. Only a complete simpleton would fall for that. But it seems there are a lot of complete simpletons in the world.

Think about the economics (difficult for lefties, I know - people who believe that to manage an economy successfully one just has to keep printing money) A national and international network costs serious money to set up and run. Now the creators of systems like Skype that use VOIP (Voice over internet protocol) worked out that while politicians and academics were so besotted by the internet propaganda they would question nothing, no matter how ludicrous the idea was, a VOIP network could be set up on the back of telecommunications systems built and maintained by private and publicly owned Telecommunications providers (Telcos.)

Two problems. They were not going to get away with it for long. The internet is a store and forward technology transferring data by means of Switched Virtual Circuits. It is completely unsuited to carrying voice traffic which requires a Permanent Virtual Circuit. In lay terms a switched virtual circuit will transfer data by whatever route available and reassemble the file with the packets on the correct order at the destination computer. A Permanent Vitual Circuit has a built in buffering system to allow for line overflows, retransmissions etc. In a Switched Virtual Circuit a few seconds delay does not matter. In a streamed connection, a telephone call for example, it matters a lot.

To stream data over a packet switched network such as the internet needs an eightfold increase in capacity. And Skype seem to think they have a right to be provided with that by network operators who receive nothing for calls made over VOIP services.

Try telling the internet besotted sheeple who have signed up for Skype why it's a bad idea and they don't want to know. Ah well technology requires thinking. They might be interested in this however.

Skype's voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video service is very popular with young people. It is very bad software, not fit for purpose in fact, but it's 'kool' and that is what matters. Should Skype be thrown off the net and used to make the case for regulation? Yes for many reasons, not least however because it strips its users of all privacy. Here’s the brutal truth of the personal threat for those who think technical problems need not concern them.

Skype has historically had many software problems and late last year the entire Skype network crashed for several days, anyone who decides to use VOIP for their telephony services can count on these kind of problems occurring on a regular basis.

The reason for this lack of reliability, Skype is a modified peer-to-peer (P2P) network application.It started as a variation of the now outdated Kazaa P2P file-sharing program, a dream come true for those geeks who wanted more music than they could ever listen too stored on their hard drive and a paradise regained for hackers and malware merchants. When you make a Skype call your voice and video is encoded with a 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption key and then passed from one Skype PC to another between you and whoever you’re calling. And because every Skype enabled PC becomes a switching node as soon as it is online, everyone en route who cares to listen in or record your transaction.

Yes, that’s right. When you have a sexy chat with your cybersweetie on Skype or show your show each other your naughty bits, the words and pictures are passing through any number of PCs from you en route to him or her. Doesn’t that make you feel really great.

One of the great rules of life, after rule 1: there are no rules, is "there's no such thing as a free lunch".

Webheads like to think the internet changed all the rules and that does not apply and longer. Well the everything is for free situation was only ever going to last until enough of us were dependent on the technology. Soon we will start paying through the nose for everything. There is another rule in the "there are no rules" set of rules. It is, SAME RULES APPLY. The internet, the online world is no different to the real world.

The consequences of not guarding your data or privacy online are likely to be very costly both financially and personally.

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