Lexicon

Tor

// noun

EN Tor is a browser, like Chrome or Internet Explorer or Firefox. The big difference is that its users are untrackable and thus anonymous. Tor is the gateway to what is called ‘The Dark Web’. A place where trackers, cookies, analytics, ads and other privacy violating punks don’t stand a chance, not even the CIA can find you there. It originated from a very ideologic idea, that the web isn’t simple public sphere and that your privacy should be guaranteed better. As expected it appealed mostly to paranoid techies and weapon dealers. But let’s not judge, Blockchain started with Bitcoin and that didn’t have the best reputation either, but look at where we are now! See: privacy, net neutrality, anonymity, Adblockers, Blockchain, Dark Web...


NL Tor is een browser zoals Chrome, Internet Explorer of Firefox. Het grote verschil is dat de gebruikers van Tor niet traceerbaar en dus anoniem zijn. Tor is de toegangspoort naar wat het ‘Dark Web’ wordt genoemd, een plaats waar trackers, cookies, analytics, reclame en andere mogelijke privacy-inbrekers geen schijn van kans maken. Zelfs de CIA kan jou er niet vinden. Het is begonnen bij een heel ideologische gedachte, dat het web niet zomaar een publieke atmosfeer is, en dat je privacy beter gegarandeerd moet worden. Zoals verwacht, sprak dit vooral de paranoïde techies en wapenhandelaars aan. Anderzijds, Blockchain is begonnen met Bitcoin en dat had ook niet de meest frisse reputatie in het begin. Maar kijk waar we nu staan! Zie ook: Privacy, Net Neutrality, Adblockers, Blockchain, Dark Web, ...

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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