Posted in Interesting, Poetics

Please hold on, It’s a kind request😷

And the bubble has burst
Again
Fool! You fool! thought
The battle of coronavirus, COVID-19 was over, with those  
Vaccines in your hat?
But, let me remind
It's not over yet
Second wave or Tsunami
Whatever you may call it

Held in a big mess
The world 
You and me 
And
Everybody else
Broke rules, some of our own
Few of theirs
So unwillingly but needily
Introduced to 
Unusual isolated bitter shifts
Of routine
To be available
Only online
All the time

Not an easy escape
Working in frontline
Indeed proved to be Lifeline
Serving over time
Loads and loads
Men and women

Many congratulations
You have witnessed  
And survived
Epidemic turned pandemic
Through prolonging
Tough times

A little impatience,
Casualness
Among the masses
Rises the spread
Beyond control
Lockdown, curfew 
Temporary buyback 
For time

However bored,
Burned out
The desires unrest
Along boundless zest
With your each breathe
Sanitize
Mask Up
Socially maintain distance

Hold on,
For yourself
For the sake of
 Near and dear ones
Please hold on
It's a kind request
Let's give it a tough fight


*** Composed by Vinit Desai ***
Posted in Interesting, Open Source, Softwares, Web Tech

Digital footprint

What is digital footprint?

So, you are an active internet user. You have atleast one social media account and in some point of time have uploaded a photo, shared a video, have liked/commented on friend’s post. Also, the likes on a post,  private chat messages, the online shopping search of your favourite brand etc. Aren’t these the activities we, as individual’s tend to do to be connected and engaged or in search of something online? In simple terms, all this content builds up what is called as digital footprint.

That means, digital footprint also referred as digital shadow is a content (text or audio or video) with a set of traceable digital activities of an individual on the digital devices or any internet platform. That is, the stuff  what you leave behind when you use online services for online shopping, social networking etc.

Why should you be concerned about digital footprint?

Once you are logged into any website be it for online shopping or listening to a trending song, remember that web is secretly tracking all your actions allowing the targeted marketers to advertise exactly what products you have been browsing in you recent past. Also social media platforms often introduce new policies of usage that we may tend to accept just by clicking Accept/Ok button without actually reading the policies. User privacy is a concern.

All this data can be leaked to make a profit out of it for research in terms of marketing products and building it better for human convenience where a set of customers habits and user experience can be traced.

Can we avoid not being eavesdropped?

As suggested by one of my friend you may say as well, if privacy is a concern browse without login into websites, use browser’s incognito mode, clear browser history. That doesn’t solve the problem at base level as there is this loophole: every device has a unique IP address and uniquely the browsed content can be easily traced.