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Surveillance Woes: Popular Rumors on How We Are Watched Online

Our technology has sufficiently grown to allow us to stay in touch no matter where we went. If we wanted to travel the world and tell our friends about it, social media made it very possible to do so. However, in the convenience of things, a lot of people have taken their safety for granted. A lot of individuals have bad online habits and without fully realizing it, expose themselves and their loved ones to dangers.

Surveillance Trouble

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In recent years, a lot of people have obtained reports of various governments—particularly their own—making use of the web to keep track of the habits of their citizens. When someone goes online to post about their opinions, it seems the “Big Brother” is carefully logging all our information and in some cases, profit from them.

For example, social media platforms like Facebook are still a form of business. The do need to make profits. They make those profits by running ads. You may notice that your ads seem to always be relevant to something that you’ve recently looked up on a search engine and that is not at all a coincidence.

Social media platforms willfully log and collate your information and sell them to companies which want to target you specifically. Targeted marketing is one of the more effective marketing campaigns which can ensure businesses that client engagement isn’t just about clicks—they turn into actual purposes as well.

With this being a fact of life, what can you as a technology user do?

Smart Habits

It all boils down to smart habits. To give you a better chance at securing your privacy, here are a few tips for you:

Make Your Profiles Private

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If you must have a social media page, you must make sure that the information you put up there cannot be accessed by strangers. There are setting that you can tweak which make it impossible for people who are not your friends to access that information.

Turn Off Location Tracker on Your Phone

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Every phone will always have a location tracker. Apps tell you that they need it in order to better serve you. They actually do that so that they can better plot your purchasing habits and where you are specifically so that they can better target you with relevant ads.

Never Use Unsecured Networks

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It can be quite tempting to make use of free and public Wi-Fi spots. What a lot of people may not realize is that their information can be accessed if they log onto such networks.

The online world is really great but it should be used with both eyes open. Surveillance isn’t just something that is perpetrated by governments. They are also done by criminals that would love to just obtain your private information so that they can either steal your identity or directly steal from your bank account. It’s a crazy world out there and it is your responsibility to make sure that you are always safe in it.

What are your safety habits when it comes to avoiding surveillance online?

The Power of Visuals: How Technology Has Drastically Changed Conferences

Everyone has a different way of learning. If you are an educator, you will know right away what we are referring to. There are visual learners among us and they are some of the people that have greatly benefitted from the power granted to visuals.

Our technology isn’t just about the better cars that we drive or how fast it takes us to warm something that’s been cold in the fridge for hours. A lot of the time, the most drastic change that we’ve seen our technology take is through visuals! This is something that has greatly impacted conferences as a whole.

The Past

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It was not strange at all back then for conferences to be more about speaking rather than showing people. It was quite difficult to really render things on a digital scale. Our video technology wasn’t as advanced back then so there were a lot of errors that tended to happen on a fairly regular basis. It was quite disastrous for some instances.

Back then, if a person was attending a conference, they really needed to stay silent and listen hard since discussions were often fast and everything was primarily auditory.

The Present

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In the world that we have now, everything is al about the visual impact. The screens that we have built for ourselves come alive in color. They also seem like they’re jumping out into our actual plane of existence. When it comes to conferences, it is no longer just about someone giving a talk. Nowadays talks can be prerecorded and can be enhanced because of the technology that we now possess.

This has greatly helped people who have often struggled to keep up with discussions and panels. People in conferences make it a point to provide specific points of information through a digital screen so that everyone can keep up with the present point of discussion.

The Future

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The future of conferences is really exciting to think about. The technology of today is nice but the technology that we and our children will get to enjoy is even better. There is much focus on the land of virtual realty and even augmented reality. We feel that conferences will take a leap into the future and they will no longer just be contained to the hall that they are being held.

We are truly excited for things to come—especially when the visual improvements are only going to get better. It’s not only the realm of visual which will enjoy a significant boost! We’re pretty darn sure that the audio, actual presentations and the other things that make conferences such a treat to go to shall improve as well. In your opinion, how has technology improved the realm of conferences? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

The Tools You Can Use to Better Improve Your World

One of the best things about conferences is that it lets you get closer towards people who have some pretty unique and useful perspectives on life and certain topics. When it comes to the topic of technology, it is places like technology centered conferences will let you meet and listen to the interesting and truly helpful words of keynote speakers that can share different points of view.

Different Perspectives

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In one of the previously held conferences, a keynote speaker by the name of Jamais Cascio gave a pretty rousing talk. He discussed the idea that people are equipped with and are generally given the necessary tools that they can use to better improve their world. This was something that we wanted to explore.


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It gave us something to really think about—whether or not we did have the tools to affect our world or our lives. The term ‘world’ is quite large. It can encompass the literal sense as it refers to the planet we live on or it could be something not quite as literal as that. Our world can be affected by our decisions and our actions and we were curious to see if we had the tools that Cascio referred to.


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This is a no brainer. Of course, we have technology. We use it everyday. Of course, this also means that we had to look at the bigger picture altogether. How did the production and utilization of technology affect the world that we live in? How does it affect our lives in general? How do we make use of the technology that we have to positively impact our world?

Strength of Character

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This was quite surprising to say the least. It is not everyday that we are made to question whether or not we carried the strength of character that is necessary to affect positive change in our lives. However, a lot of the time this is the case. A lot of people end up making bad decisions because they lack the gumption to stick to the straight and narrow path. They feel like taking shortcuts because it is perceived as easier but not necessarily healthier.

The very idea that our world can be shaped by things that we have around us—particularly referring to technology—is quite compelling. A lot of the time people like to blame their circumstances on events that they feel they had no control over. While that can be true for some of the time, it is statistically impossible for that to be true 100% of the time. People do need to take responsibility for the state of their existence. After all, the only true factor that they can control in that situation is them.

In your opinion, do you have the tools to better improve your world? What tools can you think of?

Where Can You Learn More About Conference Schedules?

Technology centered conferences are one of the best places to learn more about actual technology and its many applications in the world of business and in our private lives. With that vein of thought, we received a lot of questions about where people could learn more about conference schedules. We’re actually glad that people asked since now we can discuss this.


Conferences don’t just pop out of the blue. They are carefully planned and carefully executed. It takes several months and even a full year to put together. The best conferences in the world often happen annually and it progressively gets better as the years go by.

So where do you learn more about them and their schedules?

Sign Up for Newsletters

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When you manage to attend a conference, you will have a registration booth at the very entrance. You can choose to give over your email address to be the recipient of newsletters. This can really help you keep track of that particular conference brand and other affiliated businesses. They will normally update their audiences about any upcoming events that are associated with them.

Anyone who is looking forward to attending another conference that they enjoyed can find out more about it by paying attention to the newsletters that they get on a periodic manner.

Follow Relevant Social Media Accounts

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If there was anything that we can take advantage of today, it is the availability of information that is spread through social media. A lot of big businesses that attend conferences or symposiums all make it very clear to their supporters and consumers that they will be taking part of certain events in the future. This ensures better instances for interaction with those who are interested in their brand.

So if you’re one who likes to attend conferences and would like to take part of it again in the future, this would be a good step for you to do.

Check Out Official Websites

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Big conferences will always have official websites so interested parties can go and check them out. They will always have updated posts about the schedules of upcoming events and who will take part. It is often important for them to have official websites to lessen the likelihood of misinformation going around the web.

Always make it a point to get the URL of the official website. Normally, you can find that out from relevant social media pages and you can get that from pamphlets as well.

So there you go! We’ve discussed some of the best ways on how you can better learn about the schedules of conferences. Which methods have you tried before? When it comes to finding out information and deciding on whether or not a conference is worth attending, what do you do?

More than Just Info: Four Types of Keepsakes You Get at Conferences

When it comes to attending conferences, it’s not just the knowledge that you get to walk away with. You get to have some pretty special keepsakes that are both functional and eye-catching. Today, we wanted to talk about some types of keepsakes that you get to keep when you visit conferences!

We feel this is important because the reward center of the brain should never be underestimated. Not only would there be a lot of things to learn from going to conferences—especially technological ones—but you get to have more than just knowledge to remember the event by.

Here are some of the keepsakes that you get to have if you are lucky enough to attend a technology conference:


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This is, by far, one of the more common keepsakes that you get to keep with you after your time at a conference. Usually, apparel is easy to produce and easy to distribute. They can come in the forms of shirts, caps, wristbands, socks, and a plethora of other things that you can wear. It will normally have the name of the conference and the date.

Or it could even have the brand name of the booth or the company that handed them out. They’re great because you can add them to your comfy home shirts and are usually pretty durable.

Tech Accessories

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Who says that tech conferences are stingy with the accessories that they promote? If you’re a big fan of tech conferences you will know for a fact that tech companies like to give away something that can help people remember them fondly. They do this by giving away little accessories which come in handy.

One of our favorite forms of accessories is little USBs and little LED flashlights. These come in handy when you least expect it and they’re small enough that you can keep them on your person wherever you go.


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Technology conferences are always quite generous when it comes to their literature. They like to share their knowledge through promotional literature. They could be little pamphlets or can be full blown booklets that help you better understand their piece of technology and how you can make use of it to the fullest.

Raffle Prizes

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This is our particular favorite! No conference is complete without a raffle! The prizes can vary but usually it is a piece of new technology like the latest phone release, latest computer, or it could even be an all expenses paid stay at a notable hotel or resort.

In the end, there are a lot of things—not just the physical keepsakes—that you get to keep that can remind you of your trip. You get to meet people who share the same interests and even get to rub elbows with some of the brightest minds in the industry that can help you realize your goals. Have you ever been to a tech conference? What sort of keepsakes did you get to bring away with you after it was done?


A Look at Application: How Does Technology Affect Daily Life?

In the world that we live in today, we would be very hard-pressed to find anyone that isn’t using technology in their day to day life. The technology that we have—both past and present—plays a significantly big part in our lives. Today, we wanted to elaborate a bit further on that idea. We wanted to see how technology affects daily life. We’re basing this off from our personal opinions so you’re free to pipe in what your thoughts are as well!

Technology Makes Medicinal Practice Increasingly More Effective

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Back in the day, our medicine in general was really, really bad. It was so bad that you were sooner expected to die before you turned the age of three. The common diseases that were pretty much a death sentence are no longer as feared because our technology has enabled those that work in the field of medicine to come up with better ways to diagnose and combat the ills that have decimated us through the centuries.

Technology Makes Communication Faster and Easier

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One of the biggest mysteries that a lot of youngsters wonder nowadays is how in the holy seven kingdoms din snail mail ever work—especially when the person you were writing to was overseas? In today’s world communicating with someone in a different part of the world is as easy as clicking a few buttons or tapping your screen a couple of times. The ease in which we can now communicate has also helped media get the word out about important updates that affect many people.

Technology is something that we can hardly live without. The fields of business, medicine, education, and so much more have all the tendrils of technology wrapped around it tightly. We firmly believe that technology has a lot of both positive and negative effects in our lives as a whole. However, it is up to the users to determine and strike the balance between something positive and something that affects them negatively.

How do you think technology affects daily life?

Knowledge Counts: What Can You Learn From Technology Conferences?

When it comes to finding out more things about specific fields or pieces of technology, it is a fairly safe bet that you can find out more from conferences dedicated to it. Today, we would like to take a closer look regarding what we all can actually learn from technology conferences!

Latest Pieces of Tech

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There is no denying the fact that the field of technology is one which rapidly changes and shifts with time. We could be completely reliant on one piece of technology then find ourselves working with something that is outdated.

Technological conferences are the places where big name companies and start ups launch the latest pieces of development that they have curated. This is where they are introduced to the public and a better explanation of what they are used for is discussed.

Stronger Grasp of Technological Applications

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While there are always newer pieces of technology, this does not mean to say the current pieces of technology that we have now is all outdated. They are still good but not a lot of people understand how to make the most out of them.

Technological conferences make it a point to have panels which help users better understand how a particular piece of technology is used and applied in everyday living.

When it comes to learning more about technology, it always helps to soak up the knowledge from events where it is celebrated and even the absolute focus of. Technology centered conferences happen several times a year in different places all over the world. You would be hard pressed to find a major city that does not have one since technology has a rather big part to play in our lives.

So when it comes down to it, what do you think you can learn from technology focused conferences? We’d love to hear your thoughts