Unsafe browsers in Firefox and Opera due to their request for access to a device’s camera and microphone

Internet browsers are what they are: to allow the display of information retrieved from the Internet either through direct access to a webpage or through a search engine. Hence, for their design purpose, Internet browsers do not need access to a device or laptop’s microphone or camera.   Firefox and Opera are two important alternative … More Unsafe browsers in Firefox and Opera due to their request for access to a device’s camera and microphone

Unacceptable listening and control of SMS in YouTube update on Google Play Store

A short note to highlight that there are new requests for permissions on an Android smartphone and tablet for its microphone and SMS (short message service) functions from the popular YouTube app available on Google Play Store. This is my perspective based on usage experience of my smartphone and tablet in Singapore.   Request for … More Unacceptable listening and control of SMS in YouTube update on Google Play Store

Effect of ad blocker browser on revenue stream of search engine service

Search engine opens the door to the Internet with the ability to allow us to ask specific or broad questions concerning our topic of interest. In fetching relevant information on websites, search engines profile its catalogue of cached websites for details relevant to our specific request for information delivered either through a full question or … More Effect of ad blocker browser on revenue stream of search engine service

What is a fake website accessible through the Google search engine?

Internet is an amalgamation of the truth, mistruth and the false. Given its vastness, search engine is the standard gateway to a rich source of information beyond the familiar websites we go to for our basic diet of news and online transactions. Hence, possibility exists that fake websites with similar names could pass under the … More What is a fake website accessible through the Google search engine?