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7 False Internet Facts History



1. Sharks are threats for the internet


It looks so weird but in 1987 there was an article about the cables under the ocean which says that it’s opened to shark attacks and they can cut the internet off by biting the cables.


This is an old myth but now we know that there is no incident reported yet that shows sharks are dangerous for the wires. Maybe it is a good topic for a good sci-fi movie or “Revenge of Jaws”.


2. Internet bandwidth has no limits


Simply, the internet is the service of companies, universities, and some other organizations. And these institutions have some resources that affect directly to the service that they are giving. These resources are like data centers, networks, cloud resources, servers, human resources, etc. All those factors change the bandwidth of the connection and even with a fiber optic cable, there is always a bandwidth limit.


3. All your activities are being tracked by your ISP


It is not totally true to say that your ISP is tracking and saving all your activities on the internet. Every e-mail that comes from you, every request, the sites that you are visiting or the photo you looked…When you think millions of users, it’s too expensive to keep all the actions of every person. But it doesn’t mean that they don’t have information about you and your moves.


4. First, the internet was invented for military use


Since the beginning of the internet era, the stereotype for this new technology was; “Internet was invented for US Army”. But in reality, it is not like that! Internet was invented before and then used in the military. Internet wasn’t invented, it’s only explored by the military.


5.Most of the apps are free to use


There is a saying about the products; “If you don’t pay for the product; then you are the product!” It’s the same in app planet. You are using many apps for free but in reality they are not free. For example, during your free app tour, you get exposed to many ads and you have to watch them. And also your data when you are using the app is saved by some softwares and they are a great source for many products.


6. Passwords have to be long and complicated


Using complex and strong passwords is not a guarantee for safety when surfing on the internet. To protect from non-traditional and classical attack vectors, you need a large security scheme.


7. 10 Mbps connection means the exact browsing speed


No it’s not! If you have a data package that offers 10 mbps connection, it means it’s the maximum internet speed. Internet speed can change to distance to the server etc.



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