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Keith Petersen (w8sdz) has been shared in 28 public circles

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Herb Firestone68,143Google Plus Engagers On TSUFollow Friday | Halloween, 2014!To Be Included In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:1. Plus and Re-share this post2. Add your TSU url in the comments below3. Follow me on both G+ and TSU if you haven't already. https://www.tsu.co/HerbFirestoneTo Remain In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:*Please do the same.If you wish to be removed please let me know by direct message.If you are not yet a member of the following awesome TSU G+ Communities, check them out and join one or more.TSU Strategy, Tips and Networkinghttps://plus.google.com/communities/108690489746900386612TSU Guruhttps://plus.google.com/communities/102413179503907741224TSU Open Networkershttps://plus.google.com/communities/117313545208700875407 #tsu   #googleplusengagers   #engagers   #tsuengagers   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheday   #halloweencircle   #engagerscircles  2014-10-31 19:56:01130000
Kelvin Williams3,027Here are the people I'd recommend you follow on this #FollowFriday .I think these people are so awesome I'm sharing this circle again.  Add it, share it, and I'll put you into the next one.  :)(This is a slightly modified circle that was shared earlier in the week--I had some people left out.)2013-06-21 20:52:51202303
Kelvin Williams3,027This circle rightchea....  This is the only one you ever need.  This is the bestest circle on Google+ without question.Import it and share it.  It will make your Google+ more better.2013-06-20 00:51:1319176338
Mithu Hassan17,704Astonishing Engagers Sunday Hyperball 1-2-3 steps; if you want to be added to the next  #hyperball ?1) Add to your circles.2) Re-share this circle publicly with thanking to +Scott Buehler3) If you already included and received this by mail please spread up with +1, comment and share as we are growing together. 4) After adding the circle, give some G+ love to +Scott Buehler   's stream (profile). #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircle #circlesharing #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   2013-06-10 03:51:28314201133
Scott Buehler6,201Astonishing Engagers Sunday Hyperball Full content: Click "Read more"This circle share is my effort in rewarding those who participate with my posts. This hyperball is all about rewarding those who reshare my content and therefore, who has helped me reach more people out there in the Googlesphere.Note: My niece had a wedding and reception yesterday, so I've moved this shared circle back one day.Want to be added to the #hyperball? Simpler than ever.1) Add me to your circles.2) Reshare anything that interests you on my stream (profile)2a) Or reshare this circle share.Want to stay in the hyperball? Just share this publicly.Please Connect with Scott - My Directory of Social Accountshttp://xeeme.com/buehler+1 My Page at https://plus.google.com/111555251124021034989/postsThis share is reset weekly so please be encouraged to add the circle. It's a list of people who reshare content! You want engagers? This is it!=========================================================Scott's FavoritesHere I list all of my favorite topics and things that happened for the week.Ultimate Google Plus GuideI've written a full Google Plus guide over the Memorial Day weekend and it has done quite well. This guide is a go-to guide to share with others who are new to the G+ experience. It solves the "ghost town" effect immediately.See It: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/3WL7edPMgQKThe Guide: http://www.scottbuehler.com/social-networking/google-plus/ultimate-guide-to-google-plus/My Chosen Caturday Photo for the WeekThis cat loves the bathtub!See it: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/61rA6v5Bc3yPhotos of the WeekWil Wheaton shared thios Xbox One infographic to his communtity which drove the post into the Hot section of Google Plus.1300+ Shares; 1016+ +1's; 415 commentsSee it: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107415989115407435914/posts/Qefxa5wixaG=========================================================Scott's CommunitiesI've been busy this week on Google Plus! I've created two new communities this week that I'd like to share. Please consider joining them if they interest you.Hyperball Shared CirclesThis is a community built around my Hyperball theme. I've got a lot of plans working with circle shares, and I've been hard at work putting together some nice themed circle shares.http://gplus.to/HyperballWeb Hosting ReviewsI wanted a place where people could post web hosting reviews without affiliate links. It's a community where you can review your favorite web hosting providers.http://gplus.to/WebHostingReviewTiger of the DayLike Tigers? I love them! I've had this community up for a few weeks now and it has grown to well over 140 members with people posting actively. Feel free to hit the share button on awesome Tiger shots if you come across them and share it to the community.http://gplus.to/TigerOfTheDay2013-06-09 18:22:28244644057
Mithu Hassan13,514Astonishing Engagers Saturday Hyperball by  +Scott Buehler * 1-2-3 steps; if you want to be added to the next*  #hyperball?1) Add to your circles.2) Re-share this circle publicly.3) After adding the circle, re-share anything that interests you on +Scott Buehler  's stream (profile).4) If you already included and got this by mail please spread up with +1, comment and share for mutual benefits.Full content:https://plus.google.com/u/0/107415989115407435914/posts/YUzAcm5jDfu#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles2013-06-01 17:45:09451181025
Scott Buehler5,291Astonishing Engagers Saturday Hyperball Full content: Click "Read more"This circle share is my effort in rewarding those who participate with my posts. This hyperball is all about rewarding those who reshare my content and therefore, who has helped me reach more people out there in the Googlesphere.Want to be added to the #hyperball? Simpler than ever.1) Add me to your circles.2) Reshare anything that interests you on my stream (profile)2a) Or reshare this circle share.The more you share, the higher likelihood I'll pick you up.Want to stay in the hyperball? Just share this publicly.Please Connect with Scott - My Directory of Social Accountshttp://xeeme.com/buehler+1 My Page at https://plus.google.com/111555251124021034989/postsThis share is reset weekly so please be encouraged to add the circle. It's a list of people who reshare content! You want engagers? This is it!=========================================================Scott's FavoritesHere I list all of my favorite topics and things that happened for the week.Ultimate Google Plus GuideI've written a full Google Plus guide over the Memorial Day weekend and it has done quite well. This guide is a go-to guide to share with others who are new to the G+ experience. It solves the "ghost town" effect immediately.See It: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/3WL7edPMgQKThe Guide: http://www.scottbuehler.com/social-networking/google-plus/ultimate-guide-to-google-plus/Video of the WeekNeed an idea for fun next Winter season and don't mind risking a few bones in the process? Try extreme road tubing in snow!See it: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107415989115407435914/posts/LfbE7pckFTMMy Chosen Caturday Photo for the WeekThis cat is a special Bengal Cat breed that really caught my eye. As you know, I'm a huge Tiger fan (see community) and this cat's markings are incredibly similar. I want one!77+ Shares; 370+ +1's; 160+ comments!See it: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/SX6U7F7ExaGPhotos of the WeekMy first 500 comment viral hot post on Google+Check out the Albino Alligator. There's less than 100 in existance and everyone thought the photo was a fake, but it isn't!750+ Shares; 3294+ +1's; 500 commentsSee it: https://plus.google.com/107415989115407435914/posts/LqDPnX847gkScared of heights? This Tibetan Bridge in Claviere, Piedmont - Italy is sure to test your liimits.81+ shares; 500+ +1's; 40+ commentsSee it: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107415989115407435914/posts/HjJjDxEvDZ7=========================================================Scott's CommunitiesI've been busy this week on Google Plus! I've created two new communities this week that I'd like to share. Please consider joining them if they interest you.Hyperball Shared CirclesThis is a community built around my Hyperball theme. I've2013-06-01 16:15:09451794865
martin shervington82,368Commoogling Engagers Circle 4 (April 2013)Here you have some more great engagers since I started on Google+A few more of the newest engagers have been included as well, to give them as boost. Add them in for some great conversations and connections as well. #commoogling  2013-04-12 13:22:38425301130
Chris Row3,041This is my VoIP, HostedPBX, BYOD shared circle pt 2Most in this circle is into VoIP tech2013-03-05 15:35:35496314
AyJay Schibig13,875BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.  I keep  names and faces "fresh" across all of my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in any of  my other circles. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou    #ShareYourCircle2013-01-16 07:02:003069110
Chris Row2,274This is my VoIP related Shared Circle. hope you enjoy2013-01-09 20:52:42405114
AyJay Schibig13,391BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2013-01-06 03:05:282959610
AyJay Schibig13,174BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you wish to be included in my next edition leave a comment.  I keep  names and faces "fresh" across all of my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in any of  my other circles. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou  2012-12-29 00:35:273134110
AyJay Schibig12,645BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-20 01:52:4839713220
AyJay Schibig11,988BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-11 22:56:3144620823
AyJay Schibig11,448BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  interesting G Plussers  to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-03 00:43:19444311035
Chris Row1,090Someone shared this Circle with me the other day, VoIP G+ users. anyone VoIP related. If you think you or someone you know should be added let me know, I'm trying to build a really good VoIP circle.  #voip   #skype   #googlevoice   #PBX   #avaya   #broadconnect     #Shared   #circles   http://www.broadconnect.ca/ 2012-11-28 05:00:31266201
Circles (CircleHub)18,607Technology Public CircleIf you love technology and would like to be included in the technology circle click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVitNote: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Circleshare   #Technology   #TechologyCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #technologia   #Apple   #Tech   #HighTech   #iPhone   #WindowsPhone  #Microsoft   #Google   #Apple   #Android   #Public  #PublicTechnologyCircle2012-11-26 14:05:49427398193
Josh Schott1,790Tech & Social Media CircleSince it's Friday I thought I would share one of my circles. This happens to be one of my biggest circles. And since I'm now done cleaning my circles, I'm going to start having more circle shares. So if you're looking to supercharge your stream, I highly recommend adding these great people.BTW, a special thanks to +Jens Graikowski for his post on how to conduct shared circles!+Shared Circles on G+ +Full Circle +Circles +Best Shared Circle 2012-11-16 19:19:0510436948
Chris Row650Here is a Circle of active people on G+ , Still adding people so if You know a person or if You would like to be added please let me know. Feel free to share this as well.2012-11-16 17:48:0541813316
Circles (CircleHub)14,664Technology Public CircleIf you love technology and would like to be included in the technology circle click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVitNote: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Circleshare   #Technology   #TechologyCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #technologia   #Apple   #Tech   #HighTech   #iPhone   #WindowsPhone  #Microsoft   #Google   #Apple   #Android   #Public  #PublicTechnologyCircle2012-11-16 08:08:10368254662
Circles (CircleHub)12,285Technology Public CircleIf you love technology and would like to be included in the technology circle click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVitNote: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Circleshare   #Technology   #TechologyCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #technologia   #Apple   #Tech   #HighTech   #iPhone   #WindowsPhone  #Microsoft   #Google   #Apple   #Android   #Public  #PublicTechnologyCircle2012-11-08 11:15:25314122739
Robert Warren2,085I thought I would do a little circle share. Here is 500 (because that's the G+ share limit) of my Tech circle - enjoy! Hey +Jason Malone you need to expand your circles lol!2012-11-07 15:47:265018216
Moe „Gilvan Blight“ Tousignant3,306It's been a while since I've shared one of my RPG circles. Inspired by +Rhonda Koti getting involved over here and trying to find people to circle I thought it was time to do another.Here are a bunch of awesome gamers who's G+ names happen to start with the letter K or L. These are Games Masters, Writers, Artists, Podcaster, Bloggers,  Edition Warriors, LARPers or just plain old fans of Role Playing Games.If you choose to add this circle why not say hi?  Just toss all of them into a "new gamers" circle, send a message out to that introducing yourself and then move them into whatever sorting system you have. #circleshare  2012-11-01 02:44:25212302
Lee Smallwood8,954Want to share the 2nd of 2 circles of Engaging People here on G+ I love their content, the way the engage and I recommend you step and say Hello to them :)Have a great weekend all :)2012-04-13 17:23:5433731622
Scot Duke2,583Share My Circle The Best of G+It's time again to help out the Newbies to G+ by giving them a leg up on finding the people in G+ who are interactive, responsive and down right COOL!I hear there are a few million more here since my last so I am sure they are probably sitting there scratching their head with a look of confusion on what is going on. I remember when I got here, that was my thoughts. Wish there had been someone then sharing quality Circles.So here is my Inter-circle of real live people. If you are not in this circle here might be why.To be placed in my most cherished circle of friends you have had to: -Be someone I know personally-Have at least made one comment made to any of my posts, -Have a nice headshot photo,-Have a full profile-Make a number of original posts-Understand how social networking works.Sounds simple doesn't it! Well it is and how you should look to building your own circle. Here is your start. If your current circles are not producing the interaction you are looking for you might need to flush them and start over with this one.Warning: If you load this circle into your account to start spamming these people I can only warn you these people are well trained at using the Block for Spam button. Plus, there are a few people from G+ hidden in this circle who are very proud of their creation and I have actually witnessed them removing Knuckleheads like a bouncer at a bar.Have fun socializing..it will pay off ten times more than just gawking or becoming a Knucklehead.2012-03-20 12:07:3131326715
john sawyer0New Linux circle. Thanks guys.john sawyer shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 01:29:18398122
Phil Glass (voipusers)277VoIP, Telephony and Network TechnologiesRandulo Zeeek shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 10:15:49250704

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2014-11-18 07:48:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess  
#osxyosemite #wifi #osx10101  

Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers. But Mac owners who had said that Yosemite crippled their Wi-Fi connections reported that the update did not solve their problems.

Most reshares: 5

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2014-11-11 22:25:14 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption 
#security #email #encryption

In recent months, researchers have reported ISPs in the US and Thailand intercepting their customers' data to strip a security flag—called STARTTLS—from email traffic. The STARTTLS flag is an essential security and privacy protection used by an email server to request encryption when talking to another server or client.

By stripping out this flag, these ISPs prevent the email servers from successfully encrypting their conversation, and by default the servers will proceed to send email unencrypted over the public Internet, where it is subject to eavesdropping and interception.

Most plusones: 7

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2014-11-11 22:25:14 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption 
#security #email #encryption

In recent months, researchers have reported ISPs in the US and Thailand intercepting their customers' data to strip a security flag—called STARTTLS—from email traffic. The STARTTLS flag is an essential security and privacy protection used by an email server to request encryption when talking to another server or client.

By stripping out this flag, these ISPs prevent the email servers from successfully encrypting their conversation, and by default the servers will proceed to send email unencrypted over the public Internet, where it is subject to eavesdropping and interception.

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2014-11-22 13:21:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500  
#4kultrahd #monitor #lowprice  

Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays. 4K monitors are available from Samsung, Sharp, Dell, Asus, Acer, Monoprice and small vendors. 4K gives a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, or four times deeper than conventional 1080p resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

It’s important to check all the features on lower priced monitors. They often have a all the main features and ports but suffer on refresh rates, which affect the display’s ability to cope with fast-moving images.

Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500  
#4kultrahd #monitor #lowprice  

Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays. 4K monitors are available from Samsung, Sharp, Dell, Asus, Acer, Monoprice and small vendors. 4K gives a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, or four times deeper than conventional 1080p resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

It’s important to check all the features on lower priced monitors. They often have a all the main features and ports but suffer on refresh rates, which affect the display’s ability to cope with fast-moving images.___

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2014-11-22 01:26:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page  
#firefox #newtab #ads  

In an effort to develop new sources of advertising revenue, Mozilla has started displaying ads on the page that is used for opening a new tab in the Firefox browser. Although the ads are displayed by default, it is very easy to turn them off.

How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page  
#firefox #newtab #ads  

In an effort to develop new sources of advertising revenue, Mozilla has started displaying ads on the page that is used for opening a new tab in the Firefox browser. Although the ads are displayed by default, it is very easy to turn them off.___

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2014-11-22 01:01:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to use an authenticator app to improve your online security  
#security #password #2fa  

Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication (2FA), a crucial security measure that requires an extra code when signing in from an unfamiliar device. Here's how to use a mobile app to make your accounts safer.

How to use an authenticator app to improve your online security  
#security #password #2fa  

Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication (2FA), a crucial security measure that requires an extra code when signing in from an unfamiliar device. Here's how to use a mobile app to make your accounts safer.___

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2014-11-21 10:32:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Who Pays Photographers and Writers the Best Freelance Rates?  
#freelance #photography #writers  

Freelancing doesn’t mean working for free. Any freelancer will tell you, though, that there are plenty of places who expect either free or very, very inexpensive work. Freelancers, though, are working to change that. Traditionally, most clients have kept their rates under wraps, only telling freelancers how much they pay after the work has already been done, or at least, after it’s been conceptualized.

Enter websites like Who Pays Photographers? and Scratch Mag’s Who Pays Writers?, both of which work to create a database of clients and their rates, to help freelancers navigate the financial offerings of various outlets and advertisers.

Who Pays Photographers and Writers the Best Freelance Rates?  
#freelance #photography #writers  

Freelancing doesn’t mean working for free. Any freelancer will tell you, though, that there are plenty of places who expect either free or very, very inexpensive work. Freelancers, though, are working to change that. Traditionally, most clients have kept their rates under wraps, only telling freelancers how much they pay after the work has already been done, or at least, after it’s been conceptualized.

Enter websites like Who Pays Photographers? and Scratch Mag’s Who Pays Writers?, both of which work to create a database of clients and their rates, to help freelancers navigate the financial offerings of various outlets and advertisers.___

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2014-11-21 10:09:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

FREEDOM Act Rejection Should Keep ‘Encrypt Everything’ Bandwagon Rolling  
#security #encryption #privacy  

Cyber security legislation, like its distant cousins The Year of PKI and Information Sharing, is quickly becoming the biggest nonstarter in the industry. Government has an ongoing green light to spy and encryption is the best barrier at your disposal.Tech providers need to remain vigilant about encryption, patching vulnerabilities, finding the next Heartbleed/Shellshock/Poodle, and calling out ISPs for shady practices such as turning off STARTTLS and cozy relationships with the government.

FREEDOM Act Rejection Should Keep ‘Encrypt Everything’ Bandwagon Rolling  
#security #encryption #privacy  

Cyber security legislation, like its distant cousins The Year of PKI and Information Sharing, is quickly becoming the biggest nonstarter in the industry. Government has an ongoing green light to spy and encryption is the best barrier at your disposal.Tech providers need to remain vigilant about encryption, patching vulnerabilities, finding the next Heartbleed/Shellshock/Poodle, and calling out ISPs for shady practices such as turning off STARTTLS and cozy relationships with the government.___

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2014-11-20 23:55:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Amnesty's Detekt tool wants to help you thwart government spying  
#security #privacy #spying  

Detekt, a new tool launched by human rights group Amnesty International, is the latest weapon that can be used by the general public to hamper government spying. The free tool, developed through a partnership between Amnesty, Privacy International, Digitale Gesellschaft and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), can scan your computer for traces of "known surveillance spyware used by governments to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world," according to the organizations.

Download link: https://resistsurveillance.org/

Amnesty's Detekt tool wants to help you thwart government spying  
#security #privacy #spying  

Detekt, a new tool launched by human rights group Amnesty International, is the latest weapon that can be used by the general public to hamper government spying. The free tool, developed through a partnership between Amnesty, Privacy International, Digitale Gesellschaft and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), can scan your computer for traces of "known surveillance spyware used by governments to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world," according to the organizations.

Download link: https://resistsurveillance.org/___

2014-11-20 23:35:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Citadel Trojan Targets Password Managers, Authentication Solutions  
#security #password #trojan  

A new variant of the notorious information-stealing malware Citadel captures keystrokes in an effort to obtain the passwords that protect access to authentications solutions and password managers, IBM Trusteer reported on Wednesday. According to researchers, cybercriminals are using a new configuration file that instructs the Trojan to monitor processes associated with neXus Personal Security Client (Personal.exe), Password Safe (PWsafe.exe), and KeePass (KeePass.exe).

Citadel Trojan Targets Password Managers, Authentication Solutions  
#security #password #trojan  

A new variant of the notorious information-stealing malware Citadel captures keystrokes in an effort to obtain the passwords that protect access to authentications solutions and password managers, IBM Trusteer reported on Wednesday. According to researchers, cybercriminals are using a new configuration file that instructs the Trojan to monitor processes associated with neXus Personal Security Client (Personal.exe), Password Safe (PWsafe.exe), and KeePass (KeePass.exe).___

2014-11-20 15:33:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Chrome 39 Includes 42 Security Fixes, Disables Fallback to SSL 3.0  
#chrome #security #ssl30  

With the release of the stable version of Chrome 39, Google has made several changes to improve stability and performance and has addressed numerous vulnerabilities. A total of 42 security bugs have been fixed, 11 of which have been rated as high-severity issues.

Chrome 39 Includes 42 Security Fixes, Disables Fallback to SSL 3.0  
#chrome #security #ssl30  

With the release of the stable version of Chrome 39, Google has made several changes to improve stability and performance and has addressed numerous vulnerabilities. A total of 42 security bugs have been fixed, 11 of which have been rated as high-severity issues.___

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2014-11-20 14:30:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

We may be losing the Internet - Mikko Hyppönen discusses future scenarios  
#internet #spying #terrorism  

 Has the Internet become a monster? F-Secure shares video of its chief research officer, Mikko Hyppönen's speech at Slush 2014 entitled 'R.I.P. Internet'.

We may be losing the Internet - Mikko Hyppönen discusses future scenarios  
#internet #spying #terrorism  

 Has the Internet become a monster? F-Secure shares video of its chief research officer, Mikko Hyppönen's speech at Slush 2014 entitled 'R.I.P. Internet'.___

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2014-11-19 02:06:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates  
#ssl #sslcertificate #free  

A new organization supported by Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others is working to set up a new certificate authority (CA) that will provide website owners with free SSL/TLS certificates. The new CA will be called Let’s Encrypt and is expected to become operational in the second quarter of next year. It will be run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a new California public-benefit corporation.

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates  
#ssl #sslcertificate #free  

A new organization supported by Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others is working to set up a new certificate authority (CA) that will provide website owners with free SSL/TLS certificates. The new CA will be called Let’s Encrypt and is expected to become operational in the second quarter of next year. It will be run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a new California public-benefit corporation.___

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2014-11-18 14:49:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

16 Things You Can Do In Android Lollipop That You Couldn't Do In KitKat  
#androidlollipop #android50  

After what feels like a long time since we saw the L Preview first appear, Google is now rolling out the final version of Android 5.0 Lollipop to its existing Nexus devices, and it also appears on the brand new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 gadgets. Get to know the best version of Android yet by working through this selection of tips and tricks, covering all of the new features, major and minor, that are built into the operating system.

16 Things You Can Do In Android Lollipop That You Couldn't Do In KitKat  
#androidlollipop #android50  

After what feels like a long time since we saw the L Preview first appear, Google is now rolling out the final version of Android 5.0 Lollipop to its existing Nexus devices, and it also appears on the brand new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 gadgets. Get to know the best version of Android yet by working through this selection of tips and tricks, covering all of the new features, major and minor, that are built into the operating system.___

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2014-11-18 07:48:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess  
#osxyosemite #wifi #osx10101  

Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers. But Mac owners who had said that Yosemite crippled their Wi-Fi connections reported that the update did not solve their problems.

OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess  
#osxyosemite #wifi #osx10101  

Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers. But Mac owners who had said that Yosemite crippled their Wi-Fi connections reported that the update did not solve their problems.___

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2014-11-18 07:05:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

New York City unveils the pay phone of the future - Free WiFi and more  
#wifi #public #nyc  

New York has unveiled the most ambitious plan yet for the pay phone of the future, which will, among things, require no pay to make domestic phone calls, and function as much more than a phone. The whole system, city officials said, will constitute the largest free municipal WiFi network in the world.

New York City unveils the pay phone of the future - Free WiFi and more  
#wifi #public #nyc  

New York has unveiled the most ambitious plan yet for the pay phone of the future, which will, among things, require no pay to make domestic phone calls, and function as much more than a phone. The whole system, city officials said, will constitute the largest free municipal WiFi network in the world.___

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2014-11-18 00:12:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Net neutrality is as simple as freedom vs. monopoly  
#netneutrality #fcc #internet  

The technological reasoning behind an open Internet is incontrovertible and unassailable, the political positioning is all over the map. Recent polls show that the vast majority of Americans across the political spectrum -- including an overwhelming number of conservatives -- are in favor of Net neutrality as long as they are asked about the specific issues related to the concept.

Now the FCC has a third chance to get this right and ensure that the Internet remains open for all. There can be no compromise or Section 706 equivocation. The ISPs need to be reclassified as Title II common carriers. This is not a partisan issue -- this is common sense.

Net neutrality is as simple as freedom vs. monopoly  
#netneutrality #fcc #internet  

The technological reasoning behind an open Internet is incontrovertible and unassailable, the political positioning is all over the map. Recent polls show that the vast majority of Americans across the political spectrum -- including an overwhelming number of conservatives -- are in favor of Net neutrality as long as they are asked about the specific issues related to the concept.

Now the FCC has a third chance to get this right and ensure that the Internet remains open for all. There can be no compromise or Section 706 equivocation. The ISPs need to be reclassified as Title II common carriers. This is not a partisan issue -- this is common sense.___

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2014-11-17 10:34:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Protect your teens: 7 apps and websites parents should be aware of  
#security #children #internet  

The dangers of Facebook to teens and young people is well documented. Teens' interest in Facebook is fading and they're heading in droves to apps and social platforms where they can't bump into their dads, and can post photos without shocking Grandma. If you want to protect your kids you need to know where they are. Here are 7 apps and websites you need to be aware of:

Protect your teens: 7 apps and websites parents should be aware of  
#security #children #internet  

The dangers of Facebook to teens and young people is well documented. Teens' interest in Facebook is fading and they're heading in droves to apps and social platforms where they can't bump into their dads, and can post photos without shocking Grandma. If you want to protect your kids you need to know where they are. Here are 7 apps and websites you need to be aware of:___

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2014-11-17 00:09:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

10 cheap or free ways to make your old PC run faster  
#pc #speedup

There are a slew of ways to breathe new life into an older PC that’s starting to feel a little pokey. Even better: Most are outright free, a couple of (still low-cost) hardware upgrades aside.

10 cheap or free ways to make your old PC run faster  
#pc #speedup

There are a slew of ways to breathe new life into an older PC that’s starting to feel a little pokey. Even better: Most are outright free, a couple of (still low-cost) hardware upgrades aside.___

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2014-11-15 23:43:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Disconnect’s new app pulls the plug on supercookies, other tracking  
#security #privacy #tracking  

Disconnect, the online privacy tool and “malvertising” blocking service, has released a new version of its virtual private networking and privacy protection service for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS X. The new version adds filtering of cell provider “supercookies” and other common tracking data captured by websites and mobile applications.

The new Disconnect app and service comes in free and premium versions. The free application simply provides the user with a visualized record of tracking performed by websites and mobile applications, showing what tracking cookies are used and whose cookies they are.The premium service costs $5 per month or $50 per year, and it provides an OpenVPN-based virtual private network connection for all Internet traffic.
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Disconnect’s new app pulls the plug on supercookies, other tracking  
#security #privacy #tracking  

Disconnect, the online privacy tool and “malvertising” blocking service, has released a new version of its virtual private networking and privacy protection service for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS X. The new version adds filtering of cell provider “supercookies” and other common tracking data captured by websites and mobile applications.

The new Disconnect app and service comes in free and premium versions. The free application simply provides the user with a visualized record of tracking performed by websites and mobile applications, showing what tracking cookies are used and whose cookies they are.The premium service costs $5 per month or $50 per year, and it provides an OpenVPN-based virtual private network connection for all Internet traffic.

Download links are here: https://disconnect.me/___

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2014-11-14 04:24:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Privacy App That's Taking on Google  
#android #privacy #disconnect  

Disconnect, a San Franciscan startup, builds software than can cut off intrusive advertisers silently grabbing users’ data, and protect web activity with encryption. They have now launched a completely refreshed app that does a lot to protect data: It encrypts communications, routes traffic through different servers across the globe, filters out more than 5,000 “invasive” services and visualizes how tracking software takes information during web sessions and when running apps, allowing users to cut off digital tentacles reaching for their privates.

Install links are here: https://disconnect.me/

The Privacy App That's Taking on Google  
#android #privacy #disconnect  

Disconnect, a San Franciscan startup, builds software than can cut off intrusive advertisers silently grabbing users’ data, and protect web activity with encryption. They have now launched a completely refreshed app that does a lot to protect data: It encrypts communications, routes traffic through different servers across the globe, filters out more than 5,000 “invasive” services and visualizes how tracking software takes information during web sessions and when running apps, allowing users to cut off digital tentacles reaching for their privates.

Install links are here: https://disconnect.me/___

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2014-11-14 03:31:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Report: The U.S. is putting fake cell towers in planes to spy on people  
#cellphone #security #privacy  

The U.S. Department of Justice is putting devices that emulate cellphone towers in Cessna aircraft and flying them around the country to track the locations of cell phones, a practice that targets criminal suspects but may also affect thousands of U.S. citizens, according to a news report Thursday. The fake cell towers trick phones into thinking they have the strongest signal, then read the devices’ unique registration numbers when they connect.

Report: The U.S. is putting fake cell towers in planes to spy on people  
#cellphone #security #privacy  

The U.S. Department of Justice is putting devices that emulate cellphone towers in Cessna aircraft and flying them around the country to track the locations of cell phones, a practice that targets criminal suspects but may also affect thousands of U.S. citizens, according to a news report Thursday. The fake cell towers trick phones into thinking they have the strongest signal, then read the devices’ unique registration numbers when they connect.___

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2014-11-12 23:56:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Adobe Fixes 18 Critical Flaws in Flash Player  
#flash #security #critical  

Adobe has released its latest Flash Player revision to fix 18 critical vulnerabilities. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe Flash Player for Desktop Runtime, Extended Support Release, Flash Player for Chrome and Internet Explorer on Windows, Macintosh and Linux received a priority rating of 1, which means they should be updated as soon as possible.

Adobe Fixes 18 Critical Flaws in Flash Player  
#flash #security #critical  

Adobe has released its latest Flash Player revision to fix 18 critical vulnerabilities. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe Flash Player for Desktop Runtime, Extended Support Release, Flash Player for Chrome and Internet Explorer on Windows, Macintosh and Linux received a priority rating of 1, which means they should be updated as soon as possible.___

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2014-11-12 23:13:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

EFF update: We Cannot Credit Skype For End-to-end Encryption  
#skype #encryption #eff  

One of the most debated items in the launch version of our Secure Messaging Scorecard is whether communications via Skype are end-to-end encrypted, so that the provider (which is currently Microsoft) can't access them. Given the gulf between Microsoft's public statements, its statements to us, and reports in the media of what Microsoft's capabilities appear to be, we're removing Skype's check mark for end-to-end encryption.

EFF update: We Cannot Credit Skype For End-to-end Encryption  
#skype #encryption #eff  

One of the most debated items in the launch version of our Secure Messaging Scorecard is whether communications via Skype are end-to-end encrypted, so that the provider (which is currently Microsoft) can't access them. Given the gulf between Microsoft's public statements, its statements to us, and reports in the media of what Microsoft's capabilities appear to be, we're removing Skype's check mark for end-to-end encryption.___

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2014-11-12 12:16:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Potentially catastrophic bug bites all versions of Windows. Patch now 
#windows #vulnerability #security

Microsoft has disclosed a potentially catastrophic vulnerability in virtually all versions of Windows. People operating Windows systems, particularly those who run websites, should immediately install a patch Microsoft released Tuesday morning.

The vulnerability resides in the Microsoft secure channel (schannel) security component that implements the secure sockets layer and transport layer security (TLS) protocols, according to a Microsoft advisory. A failure to properly filter specially formed packets makes it possible for attackers to execute attack code of their choosing by sending malicious traffic to a Windows-based server.

Potentially catastrophic bug bites all versions of Windows. Patch now 
#windows #vulnerability #security

Microsoft has disclosed a potentially catastrophic vulnerability in virtually all versions of Windows. People operating Windows systems, particularly those who run websites, should immediately install a patch Microsoft released Tuesday morning.

The vulnerability resides in the Microsoft secure channel (schannel) security component that implements the secure sockets layer and transport layer security (TLS) protocols, according to a Microsoft advisory. A failure to properly filter specially formed packets makes it possible for attackers to execute attack code of their choosing by sending malicious traffic to a Windows-based server.___

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2014-11-11 22:25:14 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption 
#security #email #encryption

In recent months, researchers have reported ISPs in the US and Thailand intercepting their customers' data to strip a security flag—called STARTTLS—from email traffic. The STARTTLS flag is an essential security and privacy protection used by an email server to request encryption when talking to another server or client.

By stripping out this flag, these ISPs prevent the email servers from successfully encrypting their conversation, and by default the servers will proceed to send email unencrypted over the public Internet, where it is subject to eavesdropping and interception.

ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption 
#security #email #encryption

In recent months, researchers have reported ISPs in the US and Thailand intercepting their customers' data to strip a security flag—called STARTTLS—from email traffic. The STARTTLS flag is an essential security and privacy protection used by an email server to request encryption when talking to another server or client.

By stripping out this flag, these ISPs prevent the email servers from successfully encrypting their conversation, and by default the servers will proceed to send email unencrypted over the public Internet, where it is subject to eavesdropping and interception.___

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2014-11-11 21:21:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

9 questions about network neutrality you were too embarrassed to ask 
#netneutrality #fcc #obama

President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he supports taking strong measures to protect network neutrality. He proposed a specific legal strategy for protecting network neutrality. His comments will raise the profile of what was already the most contentious policy debate in the technology world.

What is network neutrality? What's "reclassification?" And why have people been arguing so angrily for so long? Here's an explanation that starts from the very beginning.

9 questions about network neutrality you were too embarrassed to ask 
#netneutrality #fcc #obama

President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he supports taking strong measures to protect network neutrality. He proposed a specific legal strategy for protecting network neutrality. His comments will raise the profile of what was already the most contentious policy debate in the technology world.

What is network neutrality? What's "reclassification?" And why have people been arguing so angrily for so long? Here's an explanation that starts from the very beginning.___

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2014-11-11 01:43:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

How the end of net neutrality might look to an ordinary customer 
#netneutrality #fcc #fastlane

New rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission earlier this week could allow Internet service providers to charge companies such as Facebook and Google in exchange for giving users faster access to their Web sites. The proposal has not yet been made public, so the details are uncertain, but advocates for consumers worry that a system might develop in which users have to pay higher fees to be able to use certain sites smoothly. They are describing the proposal as potentially the end of net neutrality, the principle that has governed the Internet since its inception and that has guaranteed equal speeds for large, established firms as well as newer companies and ordinary nerds’ pet projects.

How the end of net neutrality might look to an ordinary customer 
#netneutrality #fcc #fastlane

New rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission earlier this week could allow Internet service providers to charge companies such as Facebook and Google in exchange for giving users faster access to their Web sites. The proposal has not yet been made public, so the details are uncertain, but advocates for consumers worry that a system might develop in which users have to pay higher fees to be able to use certain sites smoothly. They are describing the proposal as potentially the end of net neutrality, the principle that has governed the Internet since its inception and that has guaranteed equal speeds for large, established firms as well as newer companies and ordinary nerds’ pet projects.___

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2014-11-10 11:30:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Elon Musk plans satellite network 
#internet #satellite #network

Musk is working on an embryonic $1bn plan to launch 700 satellites that are less than half the size of the smallest communications models currently in use. He is working with Greg Wyler, a satellite industry veteran and former Google executive, whose company, WorldVu Satellites, owns a considerable amount of radio spectrum. Musk’s other venture, SpaceX, could be used to launch the satellites into orbit.

Elon Musk plans satellite network 
#internet #satellite #network

Musk is working on an embryonic $1bn plan to launch 700 satellites that are less than half the size of the smallest communications models currently in use. He is working with Greg Wyler, a satellite industry veteran and former Google executive, whose company, WorldVu Satellites, owns a considerable amount of radio spectrum. Musk’s other venture, SpaceX, could be used to launch the satellites into orbit.___

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2014-11-09 12:40:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to open files in desktop apps from Google Drive on the web 
#gdrive #editing #desktop  

Google has further blended the lines between online and offline with a neat little browser extension that lets you automatically open documents from the Google Drive website in your installed desktop apps. You can, for example, open any Word documents in the desktop version of Word instead of working on them in your browser.
Getting the new feature to work is not quite as simple as installing the browser extension, however—though it's close. Here's how to set it up.

How to open files in desktop apps from Google Drive on the web 
#gdrive #editing #desktop  

Google has further blended the lines between online and offline with a neat little browser extension that lets you automatically open documents from the Google Drive website in your installed desktop apps. You can, for example, open any Word documents in the desktop version of Word instead of working on them in your browser.
Getting the new feature to work is not quite as simple as installing the browser extension, however—though it's close. Here's how to set it up.___

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2014-11-09 02:05:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to Use OpenDNS on Your Router, PC, Tablet, or Smartphone 
#opendns #dns #security  

The nice thing with OpenDNS is, you can do web filtering at the router, or you can assign it to individual clients. This means, as a grownup, that you don’t have to deal with a neutered Internet experience. Today, we’re going to show you exactly how to do that, and then configure your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS clients to take advantage of the change.

How to Use OpenDNS on Your Router, PC, Tablet, or Smartphone 
#opendns #dns #security  

The nice thing with OpenDNS is, you can do web filtering at the router, or you can assign it to individual clients. This means, as a grownup, that you don’t have to deal with a neutered Internet experience. Today, we’re going to show you exactly how to do that, and then configure your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS clients to take advantage of the change.___

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2014-11-09 01:42:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It really is a new Microsoft 
#microsoft

Satya Nadella took over the reins in Redmond earlier this year, with more than a little skepticism about his ability to turn the slow-moving behemoth that is Microsoft. But things have changed under Nadella's leadership. Here's an update on just what makes the new Microsoft different from its predecessor. They can keep a secret.

It really is a new Microsoft 
#microsoft

Satya Nadella took over the reins in Redmond earlier this year, with more than a little skepticism about his ability to turn the slow-moving behemoth that is Microsoft. But things have changed under Nadella's leadership. Here's an update on just what makes the new Microsoft different from its predecessor. They can keep a secret.___

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2014-11-08 01:24:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Linux iotop: Check What’s Stressing And Increasing Load On Your Hard Disks 
#linux #harddisk #load

The iotop command is top like utility for disk I/O. It watches I/O usage information output by the Linux kernel (requires v2.6.20 or later) and displays a table of current I/O usage by processes or threads on the system. This post expalins how to install and use iotop to find out what's stressing (or program names) on your hard drives under Linux operating systems.

Linux iotop: Check What’s Stressing And Increasing Load On Your Hard Disks 
#linux #harddisk #load

The iotop command is top like utility for disk I/O. It watches I/O usage information output by the Linux kernel (requires v2.6.20 or later) and displays a table of current I/O usage by processes or threads on the system. This post expalins how to install and use iotop to find out what's stressing (or program names) on your hard drives under Linux operating systems.___

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2014-11-04 22:09:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Privacy Tools: The Best Encrypted Messaging Programs  
#privacy #messenging #encryption  

Ever since former National Security Agency consultant Edward Snowden revealed mass governmental surveillance there has been a barrage of announcements about new encryption tools to keep people's communications safe from snooping. This is a ranking of encrypted messaging programs based on criteria aimed to assess whether they are well designed to make the content of the messages unreadable to anybody other than the sender and recipient.

Privacy Tools: The Best Encrypted Messaging Programs  
#privacy #messenging #encryption  

Ever since former National Security Agency consultant Edward Snowden revealed mass governmental surveillance there has been a barrage of announcements about new encryption tools to keep people's communications safe from snooping. This is a ranking of encrypted messaging programs based on criteria aimed to assess whether they are well designed to make the content of the messages unreadable to anybody other than the sender and recipient.___

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2014-11-04 07:03:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Apple Pay just went live for a bunch of huge new partners  
#applepay #creditunions #banks  

Apple Pay launched to great deal of fanfare last month, but it was only the beginning of what Apple hopes will be a continual rollout of new partners and features for the payment service in the coming months and years. In fact, it appears that the second wave of banks has already started to go live, as MacRumors notes that Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, US Bank and PNC Bank cards are now compatible with Apple Pay. 

MacRumors has also found evidence that Apple Pay is going live for Barclaycard, M&T Bank, Regions Bank, Zions Bank, Renasant Bank and Keesler Federal Credit Union.

Apple Pay just went live for a bunch of huge new partners  
#applepay #creditunions #banks  

Apple Pay launched to great deal of fanfare last month, but it was only the beginning of what Apple hopes will be a continual rollout of new partners and features for the payment service in the coming months and years. In fact, it appears that the second wave of banks has already started to go live, as MacRumors notes that Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, US Bank and PNC Bank cards are now compatible with Apple Pay. 

MacRumors has also found evidence that Apple Pay is going live for Barclaycard, M&T Bank, Regions Bank, Zions Bank, Renasant Bank and Keesler Federal Credit Union.___

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2014-11-04 01:22:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Android 5.0 Lollipop Is Here  
#android #androidlollipop #android5  

Anyone blessed with a Nexus or Google Play edition device will soon be able to enjoy Android's latest software masterpiece, Lollipop. The rollout is beginning today though on what devices is currently uncertain.

It would make sense to bring it to the Nexus 5, the smartphone most likely in the possession of the most Android fans, but with the Nexus 6 still only available for pre-order (and the Nexus 9 now officially available), they might be coming to Nexus tablets first. Google has confirmed that Lollipop would be coming to the Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2012 and 2013), and Nexus 10.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Is Here  
#android #androidlollipop #android5  

Anyone blessed with a Nexus or Google Play edition device will soon be able to enjoy Android's latest software masterpiece, Lollipop. The rollout is beginning today though on what devices is currently uncertain.

It would make sense to bring it to the Nexus 5, the smartphone most likely in the possession of the most Android fans, but with the Nexus 6 still only available for pre-order (and the Nexus 9 now officially available), they might be coming to Nexus tablets first. Google has confirmed that Lollipop would be coming to the Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2012 and 2013), and Nexus 10.___

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2014-11-04 01:07:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Eight foods you're about to lose due to climate change  
#climatechange #food #environment  

As temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes the norm, many food production systems are becoming threatened. As that trend increases, it’s worth asking which foods consumers will have to cut back on – or abandon entirely. The general story is that agriculture is sensitive. It’s not the end of the world; but it will be a big enough deal to be worth our concern.

Eight foods you're about to lose due to climate change  
#climatechange #food #environment  

As temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes the norm, many food production systems are becoming threatened. As that trend increases, it’s worth asking which foods consumers will have to cut back on – or abandon entirely. The general story is that agriculture is sensitive. It’s not the end of the world; but it will be a big enough deal to be worth our concern.___

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2014-11-03 23:41:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The FCC Plays Russian Roulette with Network Neutrality  
#netneutrality #fcc  

Over the past four years, the FCC has yet to convince even one court that it lawfully can have broad network neutrality rules. The FCC is considering how to respond to the court. The most straightforward reading of the court decision would be for the FCC to abandon its pursuit of network neutrality. Let Congress decide if a federal agency should regulate the Internet and if that agency should be the FCC. But the FCC seeks a more complicated interpretation of the court ruling, one in which there is a path for FCC regulation of the Internet.

The FCC Plays Russian Roulette with Network Neutrality  
#netneutrality #fcc  

Over the past four years, the FCC has yet to convince even one court that it lawfully can have broad network neutrality rules. The FCC is considering how to respond to the court. The most straightforward reading of the court decision would be for the FCC to abandon its pursuit of network neutrality. Let Congress decide if a federal agency should regulate the Internet and if that agency should be the FCC. But the FCC seeks a more complicated interpretation of the court ruling, one in which there is a path for FCC regulation of the Internet.___

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2014-11-03 23:08:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Mac users' unsaved files and screenshots are automatically uploaded to iCloud  
#mac #security #icloud  

If you’re like the majority of Mac users, you may think your in-progress TextEdit files—the ones you haven’t explicitly saved—are being stored directly on your hard drive. But security researcher Jeffrey Paul recently noticed that Apple’s default autosave is storing in-progress files—the ones you haven’t explicitly saved yet—in the cloud, not on your hard drive. (Surprise!) Unless you decided to hit save before you start typing, or manually changed the default settings, those meeting notes, passwords, and credit card numbers you jotted down in “Untitled 17” are living in iCloud. 

Mac users' unsaved files and screenshots are automatically uploaded to iCloud  
#mac #security #icloud  

If you’re like the majority of Mac users, you may think your in-progress TextEdit files—the ones you haven’t explicitly saved—are being stored directly on your hard drive. But security researcher Jeffrey Paul recently noticed that Apple’s default autosave is storing in-progress files—the ones you haven’t explicitly saved yet—in the cloud, not on your hard drive. (Surprise!) Unless you decided to hit save before you start typing, or manually changed the default settings, those meeting notes, passwords, and credit card numbers you jotted down in “Untitled 17” are living in iCloud. ___

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2014-11-03 21:30:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Linksys SMART WiFi EA Series Routers Vulnerable to Password Exposure  
#linksys #wifi #security  

Linksys SMART WiFi EA series routers have firmware vulnerabilities that could expose the administrator password, according to a Carnegie Mellon’s CERT advisory. The firmware contains two severe vulnerabilities, CVE-2014-8243 and CVE-2014-8244 that, if exploited, could expose sensitive information and the administrator password in MD5 hash. 

At the time of the writing, fixes for the two vulnerabilities have been issued for the following router: E4200v2, EA4500, EA6200, EA6300, EA6400, EA6500, EA6700 and EA6900.Fixes for the EA2700 and EA3500 routers have not yet been released.

Linksys SMART WiFi EA Series Routers Vulnerable to Password Exposure  
#linksys #wifi #security  

Linksys SMART WiFi EA series routers have firmware vulnerabilities that could expose the administrator password, according to a Carnegie Mellon’s CERT advisory. The firmware contains two severe vulnerabilities, CVE-2014-8243 and CVE-2014-8244 that, if exploited, could expose sensitive information and the administrator password in MD5 hash. 

At the time of the writing, fixes for the two vulnerabilities have been issued for the following router: E4200v2, EA4500, EA6200, EA6300, EA6400, EA6500, EA6700 and EA6900.Fixes for the EA2700 and EA3500 routers have not yet been released.___

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2014-11-03 00:38:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Windows 7 isn't going away, but it'll cost more  
#windows7 #microsoft #oem  

On Oct. 31, Microsoft stopped selling OEMs licenses that allow them to sell new PCs with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, or Ultimate pre-installed. Windows 7 Professional isn't affected, and Microsoft has committed to giving one year advance notice prior to the end of OEM license sales for Pro. OEMs are allowed to sell out the stock they have on hand, but aren't given new Home or Ultimate licenses.

The net effect: You can expect the price of Windows 7 Home Premium machines to gradually rise to the level of similar Windows 7 Pro machines. Once the Home Premium machines run out -- which could take a while -- the OEMs will simply swap in Windows 7 Pro.

Windows 7 isn't going away, but it'll cost more  
#windows7 #microsoft #oem  

On Oct. 31, Microsoft stopped selling OEMs licenses that allow them to sell new PCs with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, or Ultimate pre-installed. Windows 7 Professional isn't affected, and Microsoft has committed to giving one year advance notice prior to the end of OEM license sales for Pro. OEMs are allowed to sell out the stock they have on hand, but aren't given new Home or Ultimate licenses.

The net effect: You can expect the price of Windows 7 Home Premium machines to gradually rise to the level of similar Windows 7 Pro machines. Once the Home Premium machines run out -- which could take a while -- the OEMs will simply swap in Windows 7 Pro.___

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2014-11-02 22:12:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How To: Speed up a Slow Computer  
#windows #speed #malware  

There is many reasons for a slow computer. Its not always due to Malware or Junkware, but these are the biggest problem today with computers. Once these Adware programs get installed they can grind the system to a halt. If your running your hard drive near its maximum capacity this will slow the computer tremendously.

How To: Speed up a Slow Computer  
#windows #speed #malware  

There is many reasons for a slow computer. Its not always due to Malware or Junkware, but these are the biggest problem today with computers. Once these Adware programs get installed they can grind the system to a halt. If your running your hard drive near its maximum capacity this will slow the computer tremendously.___

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2014-11-01 19:42:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own 'Dark Web' Site  
#facebook #tor #security  

Facebook on Friday launched a Tor hidden service, a version of its website that runs the anonymity software Tor. That new site, which can only be accessed by users running the Tor software, bounces users’ connections through three extra encrypted hops to random computers around the Internet, making it far harder for any network spy observing that traffic to trace their origin. 

Tor exit nodes can sometimes be used to spy on their unencrypted traffic or in some cases, even strip that encryption away. When both the user and Facebook are running Tor, however, the traffic doesn't leave the Tor network until it’s safely within Facebook’s infrastructure.

Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own 'Dark Web' Site  
#facebook #tor #security  

Facebook on Friday launched a Tor hidden service, a version of its website that runs the anonymity software Tor. That new site, which can only be accessed by users running the Tor software, bounces users’ connections through three extra encrypted hops to random computers around the Internet, making it far harder for any network spy observing that traffic to trace their origin. 

Tor exit nodes can sometimes be used to spy on their unencrypted traffic or in some cases, even strip that encryption away. When both the user and Facebook are running Tor, however, the traffic doesn't leave the Tor network until it’s safely within Facebook’s infrastructure.___

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2014-10-31 23:34:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Roku Now Has Google Play, Is Pretty Much Unstoppable  
#roku #googleplay #streamingvideo  

Google has given Roku players access to all your Google Play movie and TV goodies. The new addition also gives Roku users access to Google Play's Info cards, which will offer helpful little facts about whatever's on screen when you hit pause. Unfortunately Google Music All Access isn't part of the deal yet.

Roku Now Has Google Play, Is Pretty Much Unstoppable  
#roku #googleplay #streamingvideo  

Google has given Roku players access to all your Google Play movie and TV goodies. The new addition also gives Roku users access to Google Play's Info cards, which will offer helpful little facts about whatever's on screen when you hit pause. Unfortunately Google Music All Access isn't part of the deal yet.___

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2014-10-31 01:48:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Samsung users could be locked out of their devices by attackers  
#samsung #security #findmymobile  

A zero-day flaw in Samsung's Find My Mobile system that can be extremely easily exploited to remotely lock a target's phone has been uncovered. The Remote Controls feature on Samsung mobile devices does not validate the source of lock-code data received over a network, which makes it easier for remote attackers to cause a denial of service (screen locking with an arbitrary code) by triggering unexpected Find My Mobile network traffic.

Samsung users could be locked out of their devices by attackers  
#samsung #security #findmymobile  

A zero-day flaw in Samsung's Find My Mobile system that can be extremely easily exploited to remotely lock a target's phone has been uncovered. The Remote Controls feature on Samsung mobile devices does not validate the source of lock-code data received over a network, which makes it easier for remote attackers to cause a denial of service (screen locking with an arbitrary code) by triggering unexpected Find My Mobile network traffic.___

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2014-10-29 00:01:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Lollipop, with kevlar wrapping: New security features in Android 5.0  
#android #security #lollipop  

When it comes to security, Lollipop is the biggest update for Android to date. From the moment you turn on a device running Android 5.0, you’ll have a wealth of new security features protecting you, like encryption by default and a lock screen that’s easier and more powerful than ever.

With Android 5.0, SELinux Enforcing mode is required for all applications on all devices. There are a number of other features that were added to the platform to keep your devices secure.

Lollipop, with kevlar wrapping: New security features in Android 5.0  
#android #security #lollipop  

When it comes to security, Lollipop is the biggest update for Android to date. From the moment you turn on a device running Android 5.0, you’ll have a wealth of new security features protecting you, like encryption by default and a lock screen that’s easier and more powerful than ever.

With Android 5.0, SELinux Enforcing mode is required for all applications on all devices. There are a number of other features that were added to the platform to keep your devices secure.___

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2014-10-28 23:35:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Retailers in US Block Apple Pay, Which Also Blocks Google Wallet  
#googlewallet #nfc #fail  

Over the weekend, news broke that many retailers across the US were not supporting Apple Pay, shutting down their wireless payment terminals to anyone looking to use them. Unfortunately, and apparently unknown by many, this move by retailers does not just hurt Apple Pay users, but also effects Google Wallet users as well. 
 
We used to joke back when Google Wallet was still young that if Apple would hurry up and implement NFC technology, retailers would be more on board for supporting wireless payments. Thanks to Apple, retailers may have just effectively killed Google Wallet for many users across the country.

Retailers in US Block Apple Pay, Which Also Blocks Google Wallet  
#googlewallet #nfc #fail  

Over the weekend, news broke that many retailers across the US were not supporting Apple Pay, shutting down their wireless payment terminals to anyone looking to use them. Unfortunately, and apparently unknown by many, this move by retailers does not just hurt Apple Pay users, but also effects Google Wallet users as well. 
 
We used to joke back when Google Wallet was still young that if Apple would hurry up and implement NFC technology, retailers would be more on board for supporting wireless payments. Thanks to Apple, retailers may have just effectively killed Google Wallet for many users across the country.___

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2014-10-28 12:03:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Amazon takes direct aim at Chromecast with $39 Fire TV stick  
#firetvstick #amazon #streamingtv  

Amazon has opened pre-orders for the Fire TV Stick, selling it for $19 the next two days to Amazon Prime members. The dual-core processor in the Fire TV stick has six times the processing power of Roku Streaming Stick, and features a dedicated VideoCore4 GPU and 8 GB of storage, 4x that of Chromecast and 32x that of the Roku Streaming Stick, according to Amazon.

Notes from Keith: I just submitted a pre-order to take advantage of the discount. Amazon says it will be delivered on or about December 24. This link is direct to the product page. It is not an affiliate link. I do not profit in any way by posting this information.

Amazon takes direct aim at Chromecast with $39 Fire TV stick  
#firetvstick #amazon #streamingtv  

Amazon has opened pre-orders for the Fire TV Stick, selling it for $19 the next two days to Amazon Prime members. The dual-core processor in the Fire TV stick has six times the processing power of Roku Streaming Stick, and features a dedicated VideoCore4 GPU and 8 GB of storage, 4x that of Chromecast and 32x that of the Roku Streaming Stick, according to Amazon.

Notes from Keith: I just submitted a pre-order to take advantage of the discount. Amazon says it will be delivered on or about December 24. This link is direct to the product page. It is not an affiliate link. I do not profit in any way by posting this information.___

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2014-10-28 02:47:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Microsoft just stuck a dagger into Google Drive and Dropbox  
#onedrive #googledrive #dropbox  

The cloud storage wars have finally reached their inevitable climax — Microsoft announced on Monday that all Office 365 subscribers are now eligible to receive unlimited storage on OneDrive for no additional cost. The rollout for Office 365 Home, Personal and University customers begins today and will continue over the coming months. If you want to jump to the front of the line, be sure to visit the OneDrive landing page and click ‘Get on the list.’

Microsoft just stuck a dagger into Google Drive and Dropbox  
#onedrive #googledrive #dropbox  

The cloud storage wars have finally reached their inevitable climax — Microsoft announced on Monday that all Office 365 subscribers are now eligible to receive unlimited storage on OneDrive for no additional cost. The rollout for Office 365 Home, Personal and University customers begins today and will continue over the coming months. If you want to jump to the front of the line, be sure to visit the OneDrive landing page and click ‘Get on the list.’___

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2014-10-28 02:35:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Tsu: The Social Network That Pays You to Friend  
#tsu #socialnetworking  

While Facebook and Twitter have been criticized for failing to share their profits with those who post on their platforms, Tsu pledges to do just that: It will give 90 percent of its ad revenue back to users. Tsu’s philosophy is that all content creators, which is basically every social user, should receive royalties for the commercial use of their image, likeness and work.

Note from Keith: Here is an invite, in case you are interested; http://tsu.co/w8sdz

Tsu: The Social Network That Pays You to Friend  
#tsu #socialnetworking  

While Facebook and Twitter have been criticized for failing to share their profits with those who post on their platforms, Tsu pledges to do just that: It will give 90 percent of its ad revenue back to users. Tsu’s philosophy is that all content creators, which is basically every social user, should receive royalties for the commercial use of their image, likeness and work.

Note from Keith: Here is an invite, in case you are interested; http://tsu.co/w8sdz___

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2014-10-28 01:01:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Warning: New Online Ebola Alert Tool is Anything But  
#malware #ebola #security  

Web threats banking on hot topics like Ebola are effective lures against users. Recently, we found ebolawarnings(dot)com, a domain claiming to offer an early warning system tool that can alert the user of any Ebola outbreaks near their area. Upon initial visit to the page, users are presented with a prompt to download Malware.

Warning: New Online Ebola Alert Tool is Anything But  
#malware #ebola #security  

Web threats banking on hot topics like Ebola are effective lures against users. Recently, we found ebolawarnings(dot)com, a domain claiming to offer an early warning system tool that can alert the user of any Ebola outbreaks near their area. Upon initial visit to the page, users are presented with a prompt to download Malware.___

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2014-10-27 01:49:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Recover data from a corrupt Windows drive with Linux  
#windows #datarecovery #linux  

Windows by default looks for certain things when reading a drive. The file structure is one and if it cannot find that, or it has become corrupt, then Windows will prompt you to format the drive. Linux on the other hand, tries to mount the drive and read the data regardless, which makes it an excellent tool for recovering data.

h/t +Alan Stainer 

Recover data from a corrupt Windows drive with Linux  
#windows #datarecovery #linux  

Windows by default looks for certain things when reading a drive. The file structure is one and if it cannot find that, or it has become corrupt, then Windows will prompt you to format the drive. Linux on the other hand, tries to mount the drive and read the data regardless, which makes it an excellent tool for recovering data.

h/t +Alan Stainer ___

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2014-10-27 01:19:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Windows 10 is the Most Audacious Release in the History of the Platform  
#windows10 #review  

Windows 10 is the Most Audacious Release in the History of the Platform  To date, most of the conversation around Windows 10 has focused on surface-level niceties like the new Start menu and the ability to run Universal mobile apps on the desktop side-by-side with other applications. These are important changes, to be sure. But other advances in Windows 10 rival and even surpass anything that Microsoft has ever attempted in the past. And with this in mind, it is very clear that Windows 10 isn't just another major new Windows release. 

Windows 10 is the Most Audacious Release in the History of the Platform  
#windows10 #review  

Windows 10 is the Most Audacious Release in the History of the Platform  To date, most of the conversation around Windows 10 has focused on surface-level niceties like the new Start menu and the ability to run Universal mobile apps on the desktop side-by-side with other applications. These are important changes, to be sure. But other advances in Windows 10 rival and even surpass anything that Microsoft has ever attempted in the past. And with this in mind, it is very clear that Windows 10 isn't just another major new Windows release. ___

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