SITEX 2017 Day 4

It’s the final day of the event at Singapore Expo this year and needless to say, I discovered more stuffs there and bought something from that event. Various stuffs included the band and DJ performance taking place at the venue, karaoke booths, NES/Famicom clone booth and even the home theater venue from another brand.

About the band and DJ performance taking place there, the performance was bound to start sometime at night there and you need various knowledge if you wanted to register for it. Second is the karaoke booths which I forgot to blog about where you can buy the karaoke machine home. It’s not the laserdisc player that has the karaoke mode I’m referring to ever since I had ones in my childhood. Various laserdisc players have their internal karaoke scoring system while the external karaoke scoring addons are just the addons for the existing physical media players. These from this year’s SITEX event are more or less the home equivalent to Joysound public karaoke center. There’s the Joysound addon for game consoles but again, it’s just an external karaoke addon for an existing system. I don’t do the karaoke thing but it was an interesting discovery at the IT event. Next is the home theater booth from Devialet and I saw a giant turntable which is so suited for home entertainment in the living room although I don’t know if you can fit the existing vinyl records but as the purpose suggests, that turntable there wasn’t DJ-suited as it is quite large like a table with spinnable center.

Lastly is the NES/Famicom clone booth where I saw two consoles that looked like the NES Classic Edition and the Famicom with its cartridge slot but they were clones like always with the cartridges being the multi-game carts. Why would they get involved in IT events like this? This is some technology that could be suited in China or something and I already got my childhood wasted due to non-genuine systems and cartridges. I bet Nintendo won’t accept something like this. The PC-Engine and its games I had played in my childhood were genuine and so is the Game Boy Color that I have although the games I played on that console weren’t genuine as they were in the multi-game cart. Perhaps, I could have bought the NES Classic Edition if I wanted to but the problem is that I might end up leaving other games unplayed and it may be the same for SNES Classic Edition that recently came out this year. At least those systems are genuine, so are the games stored in them internally and the emulation is official and superior. The Famicom clone being shown at the booth had the higher sound pitch for some reason but its controllers had additional buttons for turbo-fire.

In the end, I bought the Sony-branded bluetooth speaker and the ASUS-branded gaming mechanical keyboard. Not to mention that I decided not to attend the discussion meeting today and the exploration took such a long time since the event is quite big. Even the PC Show event at Singapore Expo is said to be large as well like it takes two halls. Talk about a few hours taken in exploring the venue that the meeting already ended by then. The way the meeting starts and ends is some kind of chanting. Additional thing I saw from the Tech Career booth had the list of IT jobs like System Administrator, Network Engineer, IT Support Technican along with the company like OPUS which I recognized from Jobsbank or something.

Thankfully like a few years ago, I wasn’t asked to explain about why didn’t I attend those events I had been avoiding but to explain that I went elsewhere would open opportunities to some consequences like I would be held back a year or something for messing with the importance level as if those events were more important than the DJ lessons I had. However, all of these were just my imaginations.

One imaginary story is that you get approached and mailed by someone who dresses up as a magic teacher as part of his disguise and told to attend his events despite the fact that they are organized illegally in which you’ll think that nobody attends them. By avoiding his events, there will be consequences given but on the contrary, the consequences are false all along that you shouldn’t worry about in the first place. Even worse is that he has hijacked the school system of all magic academies in which all freshmen including you get chosen incorrect courses that many magic teachers from all magic academies will investigate the incident. And yet he denies all the bad things he’s done and claims that it’s for the sake of students’ graduation from the engineering field he’s heavily obsessed with through those events. Normally, there are no consequences for missing, failing to attend or avoiding academic events but he’s made things way too strict that he holds back those who don’t attend his events for a year or something. The controversy has been going on for several months but even if he’s charged by kingdom courts, it’s already wasted the long time of the victims’ in which the victims will finally get to study the ones they truly want based on various criteria.

For this year’s SITEX, it’s a different story. The discussion meeting wasn’t part of my main interest in the first place like it looked alienating to us and who the hell came up with the negotiation and idea to drag me into such nonsensical shit in the first place.

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SITEX 2017 Day 3

This year, the event took place at Halls 7 & 8 of Singapore Expo which was kind of far away unlike the previous IT roadshows I attended there. The Daikin company seemed to be involved in the event with tons of new air-conditioners being shown there as seen in the commercial and they even had a truck parked near the event venue on the outside with electrical appliances hooked up. There were also cars inside the venue in one of the halls but that was beyond the scope and none of my interest to look at. Somehow, I had a some new recent gadgets for some reasons like a new phone, a new computer, etc. before the days of the big event.

Unfortunately, the following day after the day I attended is the discussion meeting stuff which is the odd stuff I blogged about the last time. Everything about it was unusual for me at first but I understood the reasons on why I got dragged into it nearly every month. So, it may basically clash with the SITEX event which would last until November 26. The third day of the event was the day I attended there but imagine that I register for Global Game Jam next year and all of the sudden, I get invited to this unusual shit again that clashes with it, that will probably mean that those troublemaking retards at home will know things about it as if they will try to stop me from attending it in the future.

Mining Rig

What the unusual looking computer does is to make use of multiple GPUs to generate passive income and provide a simple inroad into cryptocurrency. It’s basically making use of Bitcoin technology which is not regulated in Singapore according to MAS. MAS is the local agency that governs something financial. Those managing the rigs are being paid and the Mining Rig Club is so famous enough that they get interviewed on various newspapers and TV channels. I don’t know if this is a legal business or not as I’m not sure if they have the license to do this. Sure, they won’t get known by the government or something but…

Samsung Booth

There is a tour of various Samsung booths and at the end, you can complete a survey to win a Galaxy S8 phone or something but the thing is, I recently had the a new phone by the name of Galaxy A8 which is incompatible with some of the devices shown there like the VR and the Dex Station.

The Dex Station by Samsung is similar to Windows 10 Continuum feature and the one for Ubuntu phones. Obviously, it is suited for business even more but who’s going to use this kind of technology at work? Gaming-wise, those with simple controls are as compatible with Dex Station as the Android Set-Top-Boxes or Android TVs as you cannot use the keyboard with the device in Dex Station mode. Another interesting thing is the VDI in which you use Citrix, Amazon or VMWare cloud service. What this does is to stream whatever server that runs Windows Server containing Windows apps that can be run on your Android device via cloud. It’s basically RemoteApp on the cloud but you’re virtualizing the technology due to different architecture. It’s similar to using Remote Desktop apps on your Android/IOS device to connect to your computer remotely but that is the local scope and not the cloud scope. There might be a previous story about getting X86 apps to run on Windows 10 S devices thanks to Citrix technology but I don’t know if this is going to happen for real and plus, you’re streaming those apps off the server through virtualization anyway. Needless to say, the Dex Station is compatible with Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Note 8.

NTUC Learning Hub

This one’s going to be a good opportunity although it is missing the Windows Client side of courses and going through the Windows Server side is not a good start as those courses can be really hard. The same difficulty can go for networking and cyber security which I’m not good at. However, with the Post-Secondary account or whatever as I was told, there will be discounts for whatever courses you’ve chosen.

Dreamcore

A local company that started business late last year. What they do is to customize the computers and make them sellable to the customers provided that the company like this has the license to do so.

Gaming keyboards

This is what’s bothering me with many more companies being interested in inventing mechanical gaming keyboards probably due to the price range or something as if those keyboards are affordable. Companies like Fujitsu, Rangers and even Valore which is part of Challenger had started inventing those keyboards. Question is, where am I supposed to fit the keyboard on the bedroom workstation desk? It’s outnumbering if you ask me but at least this is something I can appreciate.

Rev Up Stomp Out event at Piedra Negra

The first DJ event I attended so far and it might look like that this was the first time clubbing or some kind. Perhaps, I need to familiarize with the environment along with the people managing the club but so far, it looked like I knew one person a little bit as if my opinions are nothing special probably due to the fact that I knew tons of things about music and DJ stuffs. Another thing I need to familiarize myself is the tracks themselves from each genre but needless to say, this kind of DJ event is a rare kind as you don’t see anyone spinning to Hardcore genre in their gigs in countries like Singapore. I mean, do nightclubs accept this sort of genre? Also, there might be complaints about how fast the music is.

As this is my first time, the music would be loud like always but at least I could see things carefully due to sufficient rotating lights although the room was obviously small but wide in my opinion. Not to mention that my Ipod Touch had a small microphone that it was not able to tolerate such an extremely loud noise when trying to film the scene with it so the sound from the video was completely distorted due to that.

The main genre was probably Hardstyle but the last set went UK/Happy Hardcore for some reason like it was a surprise. Other surprises included some song from the foreign Chinese-speaking drama I watched along with some DJ who played a bunch of Chinese tracks.

There was some rain going on during the gig and even if the event ended, the rain was still there although it was drizzling. I wanted to check outside but in the end, I managed to go downstairs completely and saw that it was still drizzling.

Needless to say, clubbing is an expensive trip and especially when you’ve become a DJ who has gotten on your gigs before. Most of the time you’ll go back home is probably in the middle of the night or morning-to-be time. For musicians, it may be a different story as if the live shows take place in daytime or nighttime but for DJs, it’s mostly nighttime activity so you may want to think twice before planning to become a club/bar DJ as you’ll be going back home extremely late.

Furthermore, being familiar with the music structure, music genre and the way you mix are the important keys before you do any DJ networking there. Not to mention that you may need to pay your dues if you want to get a chance of getting booked again. Unfortunately, it looked like networking isn’t going to be easy and I still have yet to prepare DJ identity cards as well as the music from professional legal sources. Like what do new DJs do for the first gig, register for a DJ pool after getting booked? I don’t know.

There can be plan B in case of system failure during the gig but the music you’re going to play from must be from the legal source as well.

Lastly, it looked like I have one more obstacle after attending that event. Like attending Global Game Jam 1-2 years ago, those retarded troublemakers at home would get themselves worried if I had to go back home late but then, there was a Halloween-themed school-DJ event which ended late but before midnight that I went back home in a similar fashion. To find a club that operates at early night to beyond midnight is a challenge but I don’t think I can be a different kind of DJ who signs up for an early night gig like that in which I can go back home before midnight or something. That’s not how the occupation works as a DJ. So far, those kinds of events I attended were none of those retards’ concerns as of this writing, it seems that those retards’ ignorance had gotten worse from May this year onwards. It was a crazy torture going with them and the way they converse to other elders about what I do continues to piss me off in the present time. It’s a bad influence enough on my brain but I hope that I should be more responsible on my own in public. No elder people DARE to disrespect musicians/DJs with such conversation like that.

Internet users in China forced to reveal real names when posting online

Perhaps, before talking about this tech news as discovered from Softpedia, there should be my history that took place several years ago or even in the further past of mine.

Back then when I was a kid, there was a school lesson about sending and receiving email messages through Hotmail. The nickname name I came up with was more or less wasn’t 100% a nickname back then like it was an impersonation of a fictional character and that was bad. But sometime in the mid-2000s, I came up with a real nickname that lasted for long time until last year where I changed my nickname again as proven in the recent gameplay videos.

Another past history of mine was that there was another person in Facebook who had the same exact real name as mine that I changed my alias as that time to something different than the universal nickname. Again, it wasn’t a real nickname of mine but that still represented me at that time until I changed my Facebook alias again and made it as universal as other accounts I had like Twitter, YouTube, etc. Perhaps, I suspected that someone was impersonating me on Facebook that I made a change as a result.

Then, here came the past history from Facebook, where the users were forced to reveal real names but the policy wasn’t as strict as what I’m going to blog about. I made changes to my Facebook account with multiple aliases. The first being the real name, and the other is the current nickname in full.

In fact, I’ve been seeing tons of YouTube users attempting to impersonate various fictional characters including the real life persons or whatnot. A policy forcing users to reveal real names or nicknames shouldn’t be a problem for me nowadays as fooling people with impersonating names is a rare thing. But even with a policy like that, there is still an immature workaround for people, like introducing themselves with real names followed by something that doesn’t look anything like a real nickname for instance so the policy may still have a mixed opinion from critics. I don’t like this sort of impersonation but a simple report over it is one challenging thing.

Maybe there should be a policy when creating your own account saying that it’s a no-no to impersonate a person, group, organization, etc. whether it’s fictional or not. So this is why I have a mixed opinion about this news discovered from Softpedia.

 

Such policy as stated above is taking place for various services like WeiBo, WeChat, etc. Perhaps, it is time that I make adjustments to my Sina account if that’s the case but for foreign users like me although I had learnt local Chinese besides English, that may seem to be a confusing problem in the future and especially that I’m way too average at Chinese language due to using English way too much. I also have a WeiBo account but I rarely use it although the service is said to be related to the others like Sina Mail service or something.

The only criticism so far from critics is about banning the VPN. Companies may probably need it for remote corporate access outside of the company premises but to ban the VPN completely is probably due to the fact that many people bypass the geo-restriction. I don’t know which concern is strong, the bypassing part, or the companies’ need for corporate access through VPN? Furthemore, the Beijing government has order the telecom companies to ban the use of VPNs starting February next year for better control of the internet.

Sango Guardian Chaos Generation

The game may look like it’s been in development for few to several years before getting finalized sometime this year. At the time the game was in prototype phase, there are mistakes spotted like the flashing messages on top of the screen throughout the game for instance. Those messages were asynchronous in terms of the way they flash if you ask me and that’s not how things flow in fighting games nowadays for the arcades. The messages are supposed to change/flash every second at the same time no matter where you are in during the game.

The amount of characters isn’t quite large but the interface may remind you of various fighting games. The same may probably go for the announcer. The game uses a different game engine and in terms of presentation, it goes towards the Street Fighter IV route.

As the game is made in some Chinese-speaking country, expect things to be in native Chinese although the announcer is using English throughout the game similar to KOF MI series like from the way the characters’ names and the game title are being pronounced. Right now, I don’t know where the game is exactly made in.

For the arcade system, I don’t know the brand and the system specs although it is based on the Lenovo Thinkcentre computer system that powers this embedded arcade system. Not even the name of the hardware is revealed on the bootup screen that I don’t know it either. It uses Windows Embedded Standard 2009 just like the Ringedge series and Ringwide arcade systems. At least, I saw the video of the machine booting up in action and stuff like that but it might seem that the video from Mikado game center’s YouTube channel was about the game update. Apparently, the game was recently finalized and they mentioned things like Nesica X Live and All.NET P-Ras Multi along with Windows 10 when it comes to technical concerns. To upgrade the arcade machines to Windows 10 IOT through the forced Automatic OS Upgrade from Windows Embedded Standard 7 or 8 is asking for serious cussing and bashing from the arcade staffs. Not to mention the upgrades of the OS build-by-build. The only maintenances of the machines allowed are game-updates, necessary OS patches, driver updates, etc. This game on the other hand doesn’t have the player card feature thingy which is the feature you’ll see when you start the game. When starting the game while it’s online, you have the option to start it with or without the card, this is way before the Nesica X Live and All.NET P-Ras Multi services existed. The earlier generation cards would be like VF.NET cards, E-Amusement Passes, Nesys cards, etc.

There’s a chance that the arcade system this game is running on will have additional support for two more years before Windows Embedded Standard 2009 is out of life support. I guess that future updates will feature additional characters and stages but a guess like that doesn’t seem to be turned into a rumor if false.

For consumer system release, I can probably guess that the graphics will be like one-era behind to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One as games that use DirectX11 technologies can be on par with those consoles already.

Disney sued for spying on kids through mobile apps

What was Disney thinking when making those apps suited for children? There may be tons of mobile apps that open doors to collecting too much information and especially that you’re not able to adjust the permission in earlier Android OSes for instance.

According to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by FTC, parents must give permission before information is collected by the apps aimed at kids but is Disney’s violation of it such a case?

From the victim parent’s claims, it appears that Disney and its partners didn’t disclose the information about letting parents know about the data collection, in which the parent, Amanda Rushing, claims that it is a serious violation of the privacy and highly offensive. The lawsuit was already filed against Disney and they were ready to deal with the case in court.

It’s not the first kind of news about the kids’ privacy being violated through the products suited for them.

Ransomware that caused global cyber attack (Originally posted in May 15)

This is a big one that happened globally this month and it put the previous malware attacks to shame during the Windows XP days and especially that even my previous computer was infected back then with things popping up out of nowhere, indecent computer performance due to something running in the background and other things that slow the computer down. That ransomware is called, the Wannacry/Wannacrypt, or whatever you may want to call it. I guess that it is both a ransomware and a worm, demanding victims to pay up to decrypt the data and get it back and the cyber attack spread so quickly like wildfire as a worm. I have some guesses that the attackers have the most mischievous and childish behavior. To put an end to their future one day may cause a serious emotional reaction from them like they can deny whatever childish shit they did. Anyway, there won’t seem to be a point in paying up to get your data back but the best thing is that such attacks shouldn’t happen to your computer in the first place. By having to pay up to the attackers, there may be a chance for them to plan another attack.

The cyber attack targeted systems running Windows including the servers and even embedded systems. I AM NOT KIDDING about even embedded systems becoming the victims! It had targeted tons of organizations including the standard users and the solutions by the tech companies and security researchers were already outpaced by the attackers by this time with the new version of the attack that goes against the kill switch.

Generally, without data backup, security patches and even the latest virus database, you’re already screwed if your data is encrypted by the attackers. What do you do when that happens? Do you reinstall Windows or something? Even using the other hard drive isn’t going to help and don’t bother paying up the ransom.

This isn’t the ordinary cyber attack everyone has discovered as the attackers might have used the tools that were leaked from National Security Agency. The tools were leaked by another cyber-attack group called The Shadow Brokers, without the agency’s knowledge but from the amount of exploits discovered by Microsoft, they were fixed with patches you should get via Windows Update. Originally, before the leak, the tools had been used for surveillance but the leakage already opened doors for other cyber-attackers and investigation is going to take months or years to find the culprits behind the attacks.

Right now, I’m not infected with this cyber catastrophe but being vigilant from cyber-attacks is one important key as there’s a chance of the malware being evolved after the solutions are discovered or something for instance.

Lastly, about embedded systems infected by this, there are already such cases like in these picture tweets for instance:

Do you expect the manufacturers to deploy the patched OS in addition to the main embedded programs? You can call the staffs about such non-ordinary technical problems you’ve seen but the thing is, are they able to take technical actions like that? In case of arcade staffs, reinstalling the OS along with the latest update of the game isn’t going to drive that ransomware away. WHERE IS THE FIREWALL FOR THOSE MACHINES? Will the games still work without lag while the firewall stuff is running? And do you include the firewall and antivirus software in the Windows embedded system? Jeez, when the Windows embedded machine starts, either it goes to the desktop mode awaiting commands from the user, or it starts up the program automatically after login. By the way, the tweets are entirely in Korean and the cyber-incidents took place at some arcades in Korea but I hope that I don’t see such bullshit in the local arcades as well.

It’s a cyber catastrophe at a global level and if the culprits behind it are not found ASAP, who knows what will happen next?

One more thing I forgot to mention is about disabling the SMB as the workaround to this extraordinary cyber threat. In addition, Microsoft already had released the important security patches that you should apply like I already did. Well, I sort of patched my computer with the April and May security rollup patches but it seemed that I wasn’t able to get the January one. Not to mention that even Windows Defender/Microsoft Security Essentials has the latest virus database so it looked like Microsoft said that Windows 10 users are secure with it and the security patches. However, there is a fear/worry that this safeness will not last long. I can also hope that even the editions of Windows that don’t support running EXE files should be patched as well. Lastly, needless to say, catching cyber-criminals is no easy task. Not only is the investigation taking months to years or something, but also the fact that they have to be careful in tracking down the cyber-criminals without violating people’s privacy. Violating people’s cyber-privacy is unacceptable even by mistake as there will be lawsuits against organizations or perhaps cyber-criminals.

NES Classic Edition

Well, the NES Classic Edition console was apparently discontinued this year after its launch last year with huge demands that it quickly sold out. The flaws as we knew them were strong like the lack of the ability to play any NES/Famicom games besides the pre-given ones along with the fact that everything is all stored on the ROM with no storage device whatsoever. There should be an internal storage SOMEWHERE in the console but no, it’s like a modern NES-on-a-chip system but superior than any NES clones you can find due to decent emulation when compared to the one from Virtual Console on 3DS, Wii and Wii U. Hell, you can also use the Wii U controller for NES Classic Edition but obviously, another flaw involved the short cord of the controller and it’s even worse for Mini Famicom since the cord is part of the console and you can’t use the Wii U controller as the alternative.

Also, the controllers are said to have some disabled features for the Mini Famicom in addition to the cartridge slot being fake. Even if you make it real like it can be opened or something, the board itself is completely different.

One cool fact about the system is that it uses the Linux Kernel that there may be some chances for hacks or whatnot. While it allows for the addition of other NES/Famicom games, the downside is that the hacks have been done for illegal purposes like allowing the games for other systems to be run on NES Classic Edition. How about using any Linux distribution on that system? It’s not easy as the console doesn’t have the NON-READ-ONLY storage for that. If only the console has micro-SD card slot or perhaps the USB port for storages, there should be a technical chance.

Lastly, to discontinue the console like that has made people think, “What’s the point of releasing this in the first place?” And the worse thing is that Nintendo bounds to repeat this campaign with SNES Classic Edition that will be released this holiday.

Waterway Point Shopping Mall Part 2 – May Edition

Frankly, I’ve been sick and tired of that eating spree BULLSHIT they repeated on me ever since the last month and things had gotten worse with that idiotic trash from my home wanting to land me into whatever troubles she’s caused. Not to mention, one technical trouble after another besides the non-technical ones like the charging cable’s end being pulled out of physical contact and my computer’s power adapter is going whiny and loose like it won’t make any electrical contact from the inside. Do I have future plans to get those things replaced?

One contrary was that I’ve been a customer of the shops I buy things from like I shouldn’t worry about anything bad stated above in the first place but things took for a worse on the second trip. Not only was the home renovation still on-going but also I feared that that troublemaker had the guts to manipulate my uncles and aunts to disrespect me again like the last time. Perhaps, my anxiety order over troubles still continues to this day. It’s like her presence has been making me feel uncomfortable ever since the Lunar New Year of this year and such ignorance about what I do and what I suffer from is not allowed.

Refusing to listen or do something, or perhaps not listening? BULLSHIT, THAT IS AN ON-GOING IGNORANCE ABOUT THE FACT THAT I’VE BEEN IGNORING THE OFFENDERS! And manipulating anyone to disrespect us is WRONG! It’s like you are not solving the attitude problem correctly! Can’t you even tell the difference between a slacker and a hater? You can identify the attitude weaknesses of a slacker but not a hater because you must know the offending problems that haunt them.

You know the worse part before the day of the trip, was the question issued to me by my uncle about if I had applied for jobs through CDAC? No, because that same idiotic troublemaker had started the launching chamber of the insult there somewhere at Tampines last year where I would be embarrassed at the workshop day elsewhere. That indicated when I felt insulted in my personality because of those embarrassing activities there. They never apply to me and that is that and that insult was launched at me from the place I was forced to register for a workshop at. But after advises from the WSG career coaches at Our Tampines Hub, it seemed that I could spare CDAC in one go so the troublemaker from my home whom I ranted about was to blame for such troublesome embarrassment in the first place.

Sure, that troublemaking garbage could deny all the offenses committed to me and take it that I was whining or some kind but ever since the renovation days, I already keep fearing of what is she up to. I also feared that complaining to the town council over this sort of bad behavior would worsen things for me as that would be considered a rash act.

Verizon AppFlash

Well, the internet privacy is gone in the US as people around the globe know about the news like this and especially that the US ISPs are planning on making their services pre-available with the cyber surveillance stuffs. Like, what kind of political selfishness is that anyway?

If you really care for freedom and know the situations that have been going around, there must be careful plannings and you must make sure that you plan things right but for US ISPs, it will be a challenge for the US citizens heavily concerned about them. Various tech companies have been concerned about the privacy, net neutrality and other stuffs outside of the tech field that try to affect their businesses negatively but if you’re going to talk shit about this sort of concern, perhaps, you’re borrowing that sort of political selfishness like you think that the tech companies are helping baddies and stuffs like that.

It seems that Verizon had started delivering their phones pre-loaded with the worthless search engine app, AppFlash, which is based on some existing search engine app. Currently, the phone to delivered with the app is LG K20 V and as of now, we don’t know if the other Android and IOS devices will be the next victims.

The reputation is bad enough for the US ISPs and even Google does the same sort of security compromise through its services like the Play Store that you’re better off with the third-party alternatives to it.

Speaking of alternatives, you can get the Cyanogenmod OSes on your Android devices when possible but they’re not the only workarounds for privacy protections. VPNs are useful for bypassing the data collection and censorship but the downside is that they can be used for viewing and obtaining foreign contents as if the regional information is made false on purpose. I don’t like falsifying personal information on many of the websites but if the websites don’t have international support, chances are that your phone numbers will be mistaken like it already happened to me during the Relay texting assignment I had last year and there won’t be a Country option in the form that supports full country list. Last suggestions for privacy protection are to make use of the secure web browsers like Tor and Tails OS but I don’t recommend them to you as they are too over-protective and going through various websites you visit everyday can be a problem that way.

So, privacy protection is an important thing but don’t use the purpose of this barrier for doing bad things as it will be penetrated through once you are found out.