What Is Hyperlinking? Legal Ramifications and the Future of Hyperlinks
No, that pointing finger on your screen isn't a childhood flashback of Mom telling you to go clean your room. It means you have stumbled upon a hyperlink, ready to send you somewhere else (not your room). Read on to learn a bit about hyperlinks. You can also learn how they may be on the way out if a few shortsighted politicians get their way.
What would the Internet be without hyperlinks? Hopefully, we don't have to find out, but there is real concern that recent rulings and bills will put a dent in free linking. Sure, some hyperlinks are merely a gateway to piracy. Just like some of the guys sitting in the corners of coffee shops around the world are just waiting for you to connect to free and open Wi-Fi so they can steal your information. "Some" doesn't mean "all" though, so whether it's hyperlinks or open Wi-Fi, the answer isn't to simply ban it all. Speaking of which, one solution that covers many of your worries is a secure VPN provided by ZenMate. No one can gain access to your devices, and no one will know that it was you that accidentally (or was it?) clicked on that link to download photos of Bieber's Top 10 Hairstyles.