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The myths that feed the internet

Internet is full of myths. And it is that the network, by itself, is a global neighborhood where we are all lucky to give our opinion and increase the level of information that is projected through the websites. Forums, social networks, news comments: those are the scenarios where information spreads.

Therefore, it is normal that there are myths of all kinds. From urban legends to fake news, memes that try to become truths and fears of every culture on the planet. The funny thing is that in the field of technology, that is, exactly in digital, the number of myths is greater.

What happens is the Internet, as a technology scenario, it gives rise to create very subjective points of view. Based on a little complete experience about the scope of current systems. And that’s where ignorance gives way to myths.

Here is a summary of the most curious myths on the Internet:

X-rays and the memory of your mobile

A great myth Some consider that X-ray machines are capable of affecting the hard drive of a smartphone or even a laptop. Yes, equipment rays can affect the rolls of photographs from a few decades ago. But in terms of current technologies, they are far from achieving such damage.

Megapixels and photo quality

Many believe that the higher the number of pixels, the better the picture. But, what really defines the beauty of an image and the intensity of its colors, is the lens. If the camera lens is defective, then the megapixel level will not contribute at all.

Al Gore is the father of the Internet

Another of the great myths that exist in the United States. This is a myth provoked by an interview granted by politician Al Gore during a campaign. The truth is that the World Wide Web was created by the British Tim Berners-Lee, in 1989.

Charging your battery at night

Some believe that if you leave your phone charging overnight, you are generating a negative impact on the battery, which in the long term would be reduced by damage. Some years ago this was true, because the batteries were prone to overheating.

But today, smartphones have an algorithm that slows the power supply that a mobile perceives when it reaches its maximum level. No need to worry!

 

Private browsing and hackers

Another of the great myths of the Internet is precisely that hackers cannot violate your security as soon as you are in a private browser. The private browsers all they do is not accumulate chace memory or keep browsing history.

Therefore, if a hacker really wants to infiltrate what you do, he has the possibility to intervene in your network, through your IP address.

Bill Gates will give you $ 5,000 for a “Like”

This is another of the most common myths. Publications that claim that Bill Gates is willing to give $5,000 for a simple “like” such content are often shared on networks. The same myth is repeated with other famous people like Cristiano Ronaldo or Dwayne Johnson.

What really exists behind these publications, are people looking for positioning of their own page. The trick is sometimes to share content such as memes or other topics of interest, while the page acquires positioning.

Later they change the raison d’être of the page, delete the published contents and this is how you end up being a follower of a Herbalife product seller.

IP address betrays your position

It is often believed that by the simple fact that someone knows your IP address you will immediately know the position of the world in which you are. Nowadays, it is easier to locate a person by his GPS or by the SIM of his mobile, than by the same IP address.

The IP address really works as a reference for the telecommunications services you have. Or at least, for now, IP and network technology works like this. If they detect your IP, it will only be used to locate the company that provides the service and hence relate it to the owner who last connected to that IP.

But from there to the IP tell you exactly the PC from where an activity has been carried out (whether it is a criminal activity or not), there is still a lot. This is one of the most common myths on the Internet.

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