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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 03:51:2831419932
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 00:43:1944431834
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 sawyer30New Linux circle. Thanks guys.john sawyer shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 01:29:18398022
Phil Glass (voipusers)277VoIP, Telephony and Network TechnologiesRandulo Zeeek shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 10:15:49250704

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2015-03-10 01:13:14 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

One problem I've encountered is people commenting on links I have shared, without first reading the article. They see a short title or headline that does not convey the content very well, then react angrily. Adding a short summary or suitable quote from the article has greatly reduced this problem.

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2015-04-11 19:16:22 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

California streaming: an inside look at the Netflix 'war room' 
#netflix #streaming #daredevil #marvel  

Netflix launched its latest show, Daredevil, across all its regions at once on Friday. Brian Moylan sees how the company is vying for world domination (kind of)  (Official Daredevil preview is included).

Most plusones: 10

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2015-03-03 00:26:36 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Google reverses its promise to enable encryption by default in Android Lollipop
#android #encryption #lollypop

Phones and tablets running Android "Lollipop" will not have device encryption switched on by default, despite an earlier promise by the software maker. Although all phones and tablets running Android "Lollipop" will support encryption, it will be the responsibility of the phone or tablet maker to decide how to implement it. Encryption by default will be reserved for "future versions" of the mobile operating system.

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2015-04-21 12:31:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Massive optional Microsoft Patch-Day Incoming 
#windows #patch #update  

Microsoft plans to release a massive number (34) of optional patches for company products today only a week after this month's Patch Tuesday. First, the majority of patches apply to Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012. In fact, there are only five patches for Windows 7 and four for Windows Server 2008 R2 while the remaining patches are all for Windows 8 or later on the client side and Windows Server 2012 or later on the server side. Second, all patches are classified as non-security patches that resolve certain issues in Windows. All patches are made available on Windows Update.

Massive optional Microsoft Patch-Day Incoming 
#windows #patch #update  

Microsoft plans to release a massive number (34) of optional patches for company products today only a week after this month's Patch Tuesday. First, the majority of patches apply to Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012. In fact, there are only five patches for Windows 7 and four for Windows Server 2008 R2 while the remaining patches are all for Windows 8 or later on the client side and Windows Server 2012 or later on the server side. Second, all patches are classified as non-security patches that resolve certain issues in Windows. All patches are made available on Windows Update.___

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2015-04-21 01:28:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears 
#twitter #dm #directmessaging  

Twitter just turned on a feature that will let anyone send you a message, even if you don’t follow them. A new button denotes when a person is accepting DMs from strangers. You can now receive direct messages from people, even if you don’t follow them, by opting in under Settings > Security and privacy. Scroll down to the bottom and check the box next to “Receive Direct Messages from anyone.”

Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears 
#twitter #dm #directmessaging  

Twitter just turned on a feature that will let anyone send you a message, even if you don’t follow them. A new button denotes when a person is accepting DMs from strangers. You can now receive direct messages from people, even if you don’t follow them, by opting in under Settings > Security and privacy. Scroll down to the bottom and check the box next to “Receive Direct Messages from anyone.”___

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2015-04-20 23:03:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to reset your advertising ID on Android 
#android #privacy #advertising  

The advertising ID is a unique anonymous identifier on Android devices that is being used for advertising purposes. App developers can use the advertising ID API to access the ID on user devices, for instance to identify users and devices for targeted advertising. It is only used by applications offered on Google Play and the only allowed persistent identifier for all advertising purposes. While there is no option to turn the ID off Android, options to reset are provided.

How to reset your advertising ID on Android 
#android #privacy #advertising  

The advertising ID is a unique anonymous identifier on Android devices that is being used for advertising purposes. App developers can use the advertising ID API to access the ID on user devices, for instance to identify users and devices for targeted advertising. It is only used by applications offered on Google Play and the only allowed persistent identifier for all advertising purposes. While there is no option to turn the ID off Android, options to reset are provided.___

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2015-04-20 01:53:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Datapoint: The Lost Story of the Texans Who Invented the Personal Computer 
#pc #computer #history  

This is a listing offering an ebook for sale, however, if you click on the "More" link at the end of the first paragraph you will see a summary. Some of the people involved were friends that I knew by way of my Amateur Radio hobby. I didn't realize what ground-breaking they were doing at the time, however, the summary puts into context some of the discussions we had during that period of time. After reading this I have to wonder if it inspired the fictional company in the AMC TV series "Halt and Catch Fire".

Datapoint: The Lost Story of the Texans Who Invented the Personal Computer 
#pc #computer #history  

This is a listing offering an ebook for sale, however, if you click on the "More" link at the end of the first paragraph you will see a summary. Some of the people involved were friends that I knew by way of my Amateur Radio hobby. I didn't realize what ground-breaking they were doing at the time, however, the summary puts into context some of the discussions we had during that period of time. After reading this I have to wonder if it inspired the fictional company in the AMC TV series "Halt and Catch Fire".___

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2015-04-20 01:13:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Robert Redford showed us in 1992 why you shouldn't trust Android's voice password 
#android #password #security  

Graham Cluley: After I wrote an article on Bitdefender's Hot for Security blog about whether your voice should be enough to unlock your Android phone, a number of people got in touch telling me that Hollywood definitively proved voice recognition security was a flawed idea 23 years ago!

Robert Redford showed us in 1992 why you shouldn't trust Android's voice password 
#android #password #security  

Graham Cluley: After I wrote an article on Bitdefender's Hot for Security blog about whether your voice should be enough to unlock your Android phone, a number of people got in touch telling me that Hollywood definitively proved voice recognition security was a flawed idea 23 years ago!___

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2015-04-18 21:10:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Can the internet be saved without harming democracy? 
#internet #humanrights #privacy  

This week in the Hague, a high-level group of 29 internet policymakers and influencers – including prominent ex-US and UK security and intelligence officials Michael Chertoff, Joseph Nye, Melissa Hathaway and David Omand – issued a clarion call for the protection and promotion of human rights online. Self-styled the Global Commission on Internet Governance, the group made this call as part of the broader objective of restoring trust and confidence in the internet. The commission affirmed the need for strong encryption and other privacy-enhancing technologies, while completely rejecting government “backdoors”.

Can the internet be saved without harming democracy? 
#internet #humanrights #privacy  

This week in the Hague, a high-level group of 29 internet policymakers and influencers – including prominent ex-US and UK security and intelligence officials Michael Chertoff, Joseph Nye, Melissa Hathaway and David Omand – issued a clarion call for the protection and promotion of human rights online. Self-styled the Global Commission on Internet Governance, the group made this call as part of the broader objective of restoring trust and confidence in the internet. The commission affirmed the need for strong encryption and other privacy-enhancing technologies, while completely rejecting government “backdoors”.___

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2015-04-18 00:23:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Keep Windows 10 preview up to date -- or face a dead PC 
#windows10 #update  

Testers running Windows 10’s preview must keep the OS relatively up to date or face a bricked PC that won’t boot. The first three builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview—9841, 9860 and 9879, all released in 2014—will refuse to boot at the end of April. According to Microsoft’s support engineer, 9926, 10041 and 10049 will stop booting on Oct. 15, with warnings set to begin popping up on screens Sept. 17 and the reboot-every-three-hours penalty starting Oct. 1. Future builds will probably carry those same dates. Windows 10 will ship “this summer,” Microsoft has said.

Keep Windows 10 preview up to date -- or face a dead PC 
#windows10 #update  

Testers running Windows 10’s preview must keep the OS relatively up to date or face a bricked PC that won’t boot. The first three builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview—9841, 9860 and 9879, all released in 2014—will refuse to boot at the end of April. According to Microsoft’s support engineer, 9926, 10041 and 10049 will stop booting on Oct. 15, with warnings set to begin popping up on screens Sept. 17 and the reboot-every-three-hours penalty starting Oct. 1. Future builds will probably carry those same dates. Windows 10 will ship “this summer,” Microsoft has said.___

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2015-04-16 14:33:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Meerkat or Periscope? How to Broadcast Video Via Mobile 
#meerkat #periscope #video  

In this article you’ll discover the differences between Meerkat and Periscope so you can choose the best one for your live mobile broadcasts. If you’re not ready to commit to either app just yet, or don’t have an iOS device, you can dive in by previewing some Meerkat and Periscope live streams on your desktop.

Meerkat or Periscope? How to Broadcast Video Via Mobile 
#meerkat #periscope #video  

In this article you’ll discover the differences between Meerkat and Periscope so you can choose the best one for your live mobile broadcasts. If you’re not ready to commit to either app just yet, or don’t have an iOS device, you can dive in by previewing some Meerkat and Periscope live streams on your desktop.___

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2015-04-16 14:16:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Lost your Android phone? Now you can just Google its location 
#android #phone #location  

The Google search engine now has the ability to look up your lost device directly from its homepage. Just type in "Find my phone", and Google will show where your phone is on a map. You can then set it to ring, should it be lost under piles of laundry or something of the sort. Your browser must be logged into the same Google account your phone is.

Lost your Android phone? Now you can just Google its location 
#android #phone #location  

The Google search engine now has the ability to look up your lost device directly from its homepage. Just type in "Find my phone", and Google will show where your phone is on a map. You can then set it to ring, should it be lost under piles of laundry or something of the sort. Your browser must be logged into the same Google account your phone is.___

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2015-04-16 14:07:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Critical Updates for Windows, Flash, Java 
#security #windows #flash #java #chrome  

Software from Microsoft, Adobe or Oracle received critical security updates on April 14. Adobe released a Flash Player update to fix at least 22 flaws, including one flaw that is being actively exploited. Microsoft pushed out 11 update bundles to fix more than two dozen bugs in Windows and associated software, including one that was publicly disclosed this month. And Oracle has an update for its Java software that addresses at least 15 flaws, all of which are exploitable remotely without any authentication. Google also has an update available for Chrome that fixes a slew of flaws.

Critical Updates for Windows, Flash, Java 
#security #windows #flash #java #chrome  

Software from Microsoft, Adobe or Oracle received critical security updates on April 14. Adobe released a Flash Player update to fix at least 22 flaws, including one flaw that is being actively exploited. Microsoft pushed out 11 update bundles to fix more than two dozen bugs in Windows and associated software, including one that was publicly disclosed this month. And Oracle has an update for its Java software that addresses at least 15 flaws, all of which are exploitable remotely without any authentication. Google also has an update available for Chrome that fixes a slew of flaws.___

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2015-04-15 00:33:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

New Security Flaw Spans All Versions Of Windows 
#security #windows #smb  

A security flaw discovered affecting all versions of Windows as well as some 31 software vendors' products including Adobe, Apple, Oracle, and Symantec, was disclosed publicly yesterday. The so-called "Re-Direct To SMB" vulnerability, found by Cylance SPEAR team researcher Brian Wallace, lets an attacker siphon the encrypted login credentials from Windows PC users. An attacker could do so either via a compromised web server or by wresting control of network traffic and redirecting it to a malicious SMB-based server, where the Windows' users credentials then would be stolen.

New Security Flaw Spans All Versions Of Windows 
#security #windows #smb  

A security flaw discovered affecting all versions of Windows as well as some 31 software vendors' products including Adobe, Apple, Oracle, and Symantec, was disclosed publicly yesterday. The so-called "Re-Direct To SMB" vulnerability, found by Cylance SPEAR team researcher Brian Wallace, lets an attacker siphon the encrypted login credentials from Windows PC users. An attacker could do so either via a compromised web server or by wresting control of network traffic and redirecting it to a malicious SMB-based server, where the Windows' users credentials then would be stolen.___

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2015-04-12 01:20:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Replace Your iPhone 5 Battery Before January 2016 
#iphone5 #battery #apple  

Apple has announced it is extending their battery replacement program for its iPhone 5 devices. The original offer had been for up to two years but Apple has now said they are pushing that back until January 2016. Great news if your still holding on to your iPhone 5 and are getting decreasing battery power!

Replace Your iPhone 5 Battery Before January 2016 
#iphone5 #battery #apple  

Apple has announced it is extending their battery replacement program for its iPhone 5 devices. The original offer had been for up to two years but Apple has now said they are pushing that back until January 2016. Great news if your still holding on to your iPhone 5 and are getting decreasing battery power!___

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2015-04-11 19:29:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Meet Daredevil, TV’s emo superhero 
#daredevil #marvel #netflix #streaming  

Netflix’s series focuses on Daredevil as an emerging ass-kicker, facing off against the racketeers moving in on the regeneration of Hell’s Kitchen after it was trashed during Avengers Assemble’s climactic alien invasion. Murdock and his oblivious best friend Foggy Nelson set up their law firm to help bullied locals, while Daredevil, initially dressed in a homemade black proto-ninja costume, cracks heads on the rooftops at night.

Meet Daredevil, TV’s emo superhero 
#daredevil #marvel #netflix #streaming  

Netflix’s series focuses on Daredevil as an emerging ass-kicker, facing off against the racketeers moving in on the regeneration of Hell’s Kitchen after it was trashed during Avengers Assemble’s climactic alien invasion. Murdock and his oblivious best friend Foggy Nelson set up their law firm to help bullied locals, while Daredevil, initially dressed in a homemade black proto-ninja costume, cracks heads on the rooftops at night.___

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2015-04-11 19:16:22 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

California streaming: an inside look at the Netflix 'war room' 
#netflix #streaming #daredevil #marvel  

Netflix launched its latest show, Daredevil, across all its regions at once on Friday. Brian Moylan sees how the company is vying for world domination (kind of)  (Official Daredevil preview is included).

California streaming: an inside look at the Netflix 'war room' 
#netflix #streaming #daredevil #marvel  

Netflix launched its latest show, Daredevil, across all its regions at once on Friday. Brian Moylan sees how the company is vying for world domination (kind of)  (Official Daredevil preview is included).___

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2015-04-06 22:50:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Roku updates streaming boxes with voice search, new movies feed (hands-on) 
#roku #streaming #voicesearch  

Today Roku made officially available in the United States its first new Roku box hardware in two years, debuting slightly revamped versions of the Roku 3 and Roku 2. The new Roku 3's big feature addition is voice search from the remote. The system was pretty good at recognizing the terms we tried, and as usual Roku's search results were relevant, comprehensive and organized by price so you don't accidentally buy something you already get for "free" from a subscription service. Roku's voice search hits all 17 services covered by its current text search, including major services Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Fox Now, FXNow, HBO Go, M-Go, Time Warner Cable and Vudu.

Roku updates streaming boxes with voice search, new movies feed (hands-on) 
#roku #streaming #voicesearch  

Today Roku made officially available in the United States its first new Roku box hardware in two years, debuting slightly revamped versions of the Roku 3 and Roku 2. The new Roku 3's big feature addition is voice search from the remote. The system was pretty good at recognizing the terms we tried, and as usual Roku's search results were relevant, comprehensive and organized by price so you don't accidentally buy something you already get for "free" from a subscription service. Roku's voice search hits all 17 services covered by its current text search, including major services Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Fox Now, FXNow, HBO Go, M-Go, Time Warner Cable and Vudu.___

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2015-04-05 13:37:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Scan your Windows computer for untrusted root certificates 
#security #windows #certificate  

Root certificates are one core building block of today's Internet. For end users, it is nearly impossible to tell which certificates are legitimate and which are not. The free program RCC attempts to change that by scanning Windows and Firefox root certificate stores to display certificates that should be looked at more closely. RCC is portable and scans a system's and Firefox's root certificates to highlight certificates that you should investigate more closely to make sure rogue certificates are not installed on the computer system.

Scan your Windows computer for untrusted root certificates 
#security #windows #certificate  

Root certificates are one core building block of today's Internet. For end users, it is nearly impossible to tell which certificates are legitimate and which are not. The free program RCC attempts to change that by scanning Windows and Firefox root certificate stores to display certificates that should be looked at more closely. RCC is portable and scans a system's and Firefox's root certificates to highlight certificates that you should investigate more closely to make sure rogue certificates are not installed on the computer system.___

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2015-04-01 22:21:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features
#mac #office2016 #review  

Mac users of Office now have reason to be pleased: The preview of Office 2016 for Mac attempts to bring the suite out of the dark ages and into the modern world. The preview runs only on Yosemite OS X and is available for free to anyone. Be warned: It's a whopper of a download -- 2.66GB worth. Even so, I found installation to be exceptionally easy and problem-free.

With this version of Office, the Mac is no longer the poor stepchild in the Office world. All versions of Office, whether on a Windows PC or a Mac, will look and work alike, and also resemble the Office you'll experience on the Web and on tablets.

Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features
#mac #office2016 #review  

Mac users of Office now have reason to be pleased: The preview of Office 2016 for Mac attempts to bring the suite out of the dark ages and into the modern world. The preview runs only on Yosemite OS X and is available for free to anyone. Be warned: It's a whopper of a download -- 2.66GB worth. Even so, I found installation to be exceptionally easy and problem-free.

With this version of Office, the Mac is no longer the poor stepchild in the Office world. All versions of Office, whether on a Windows PC or a Mac, will look and work alike, and also resemble the Office you'll experience on the Web and on tablets.___

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2015-03-27 17:18:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to get Wifi working in Linux Mint after installation 
#linuxmint #wifi #installation  

I decided to install Linux Mint my laptop. The installation went fine. When it booted up it went right into the Linux Mint desktop but the wireless connections were not available by default. Here's a guide on how to solve that problem.

#linuxmint #wifi #installation  

How to get Wifi working in Linux Mint after installation 
#linuxmint #wifi #installation  

I decided to install Linux Mint my laptop. The installation went fine. When it booted up it went right into the Linux Mint desktop but the wireless connections were not available by default. Here's a guide on how to solve that problem.

#linuxmint #wifi #installation  ___

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2015-03-25 23:00:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

More than half of all IE users face patch axe in 10 months 

The majority of IE users face a support retirement deadline. After Jan. 12, 2016, Microsoft will support IE9 only on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, IE10 only on Windows Server 2012, and only IE11 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2.  IE7 and IE8 will drop off support completely -- as will IE6 in July when Microsoft retires Windows Server 2003 -- but others on certain editions of Windows, like IE10 on Windows 7, will also get the patch axe.

#ie #internetexplorer #windows  

More than half of all IE users face patch axe in 10 months 

The majority of IE users face a support retirement deadline. After Jan. 12, 2016, Microsoft will support IE9 only on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, IE10 only on Windows Server 2012, and only IE11 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2.  IE7 and IE8 will drop off support completely -- as will IE6 in July when Microsoft retires Windows Server 2003 -- but others on certain editions of Windows, like IE10 on Windows 7, will also get the patch axe.

#ie #internetexplorer #windows  ___

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2015-03-22 17:27:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

5 common Wi-Fi attacks – and how to defend against them
#wifi #security #privacy

You’re probably aware that hackers can try to crack your Wi-Fi passwords in order to gain access to your network. So you’re already using strong passwords. But that doesn’t mean your Wi-Fi security worries are over. In addition to using strong passwords, you need to prepare your network for these types of attacks. Here are some common vulnerabilities and how to protect against them.

5 common Wi-Fi attacks – and how to defend against them
#wifi #security #privacy

You’re probably aware that hackers can try to crack your Wi-Fi passwords in order to gain access to your network. So you’re already using strong passwords. But that doesn’t mean your Wi-Fi security worries are over. In addition to using strong passwords, you need to prepare your network for these types of attacks. Here are some common vulnerabilities and how to protect against them.___

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2015-03-22 17:07:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Windows 10 to make the Secure Boot alt-OS lock out a reality
#windows10 #secureboot

At its WinHEC hardware conference in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft talked about the hardware requirements for Windows 10. Microsoft says that the switch to allow Secure Boot to be turned off is now optional. Hardware can be Designed for Windows 10 and can offer no way to opt out of the Secure Boot lock down. Should this stand, we can envisage OEMs building machines that will offer no easy way to boot self-built operating systems, or indeed, any operating system that doesn't have appropriate digital signatures.

Windows 10 to make the Secure Boot alt-OS lock out a reality
#windows10 #secureboot

At its WinHEC hardware conference in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft talked about the hardware requirements for Windows 10. Microsoft says that the switch to allow Secure Boot to be turned off is now optional. Hardware can be Designed for Windows 10 and can offer no way to opt out of the Secure Boot lock down. Should this stand, we can envisage OEMs building machines that will offer no easy way to boot self-built operating systems, or indeed, any operating system that doesn't have appropriate digital signatures.___

2015-03-20 23:38:37 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

When I post to Google+ the first line is a suitable title. The second line is appropriate hash tags. When the posting appears on app.net the hash tags appear as expected, just after the title. The same posting appears on Twitter without the hash tags (not good).

I realize that the length of postings on app.net is more than twitter allows. Perhaps that's why Friends+Me elected to strip the hash tags, but I would like to have the option to control this behavior.

Sample of my posting: 
https://plus.google.com/+w8sdz/posts/RrFjs4oGXeh

When I post to Google+ the first line is a suitable title. The second line is appropriate hash tags. When the posting appears on app.net the hash tags appear as expected, just after the title. The same posting appears on Twitter without the hash tags (not good).

I realize that the length of postings on app.net is more than twitter allows. Perhaps that's why Friends+Me elected to strip the hash tags, but I would like to have the option to control this behavior.

Sample of my posting: 
https://plus.google.com/+w8sdz/posts/RrFjs4oGXeh___

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2015-03-20 23:22:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Net neutrality rules: Separating fact from fiction 
#netneutrality #fcc  

The net neutrality debate in the U.S. over the past year has been filled with hyperbole, speculation and questionable claims, coming from both sides of the debate. Let's look at some of the hype and compare it to what we know from the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's net neutrality order, released last week, and from other information.

Net neutrality rules: Separating fact from fiction 
#netneutrality #fcc  

The net neutrality debate in the U.S. over the past year has been filled with hyperbole, speculation and questionable claims, coming from both sides of the debate. Let's look at some of the hype and compare it to what we know from the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's net neutrality order, released last week, and from other information.___

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2015-03-20 14:47:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Microsoft reveals who gets Windows 10, and how 
#windows10 #windows7 #windows8  

Microsoft will upgrade only those PCs and tablets running Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update to Windows 10 later this year via the Windows Update service, the company revealed Wednesday.  Users of other, older editions will need to install the upgrade using physical media like a DVD or USB drive. Microsoft will offer consumers and some businesses free upgrades to Windows 10 throughout the 12 months following the operating system's launch this summer.

Microsoft reveals who gets Windows 10, and how 
#windows10 #windows7 #windows8  

Microsoft will upgrade only those PCs and tablets running Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update to Windows 10 later this year via the Windows Update service, the company revealed Wednesday.  Users of other, older editions will need to install the upgrade using physical media like a DVD or USB drive. Microsoft will offer consumers and some businesses free upgrades to Windows 10 throughout the 12 months following the operating system's launch this summer.___

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2015-03-20 13:13:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV: Which streamer should you buy? 
#streaming #roku #appletv #chromecast #firetv  

If you're looking to buy a media-streaming player, it's likely you'll end up choosing between three types: Chromecast, Roku and Apple TV.  If you're a frequent Amazon.com visitor, there may be a fourth option intruding into your thoughts: Fire TV. And if you happen to be a hard-core Google fan, you might be considering the Google Nexus Player and Android TV.

Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV: Which streamer should you buy? 
#streaming #roku #appletv #chromecast #firetv  

If you're looking to buy a media-streaming player, it's likely you'll end up choosing between three types: Chromecast, Roku and Apple TV.  If you're a frequent Amazon.com visitor, there may be a fourth option intruding into your thoughts: Fire TV. And if you happen to be a hard-core Google fan, you might be considering the Google Nexus Player and Android TV.___

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2015-03-19 01:36:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for all users worldwide [Updated] 
#windows10 #microsoft #upgrade  

Microsoft's operating system chief Terry Myerson said "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10." This means that everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1 will be allowed to upgrade to a legitimate version of Windows 10. The arrival of Windows 10 heralds a different way of doing business for Microsoft. While Windows licenses have historically been a huge source of income for Microsoft, it's now moving towards a more service-based model; instead of a large up-front license cost for Windows, Microsoft will instead leverage services such as Skype, Office 365, and Software Assurance subscriptions.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for all users worldwide [Updated] 
#windows10 #microsoft #upgrade  

Microsoft's operating system chief Terry Myerson said "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10." This means that everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1 will be allowed to upgrade to a legitimate version of Windows 10. The arrival of Windows 10 heralds a different way of doing business for Microsoft. While Windows licenses have historically been a huge source of income for Microsoft, it's now moving towards a more service-based model; instead of a large up-front license cost for Windows, Microsoft will instead leverage services such as Skype, Office 365, and Software Assurance subscriptions.___

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2015-03-18 22:06:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Many Android and iOS apps still vulnerable to FREAK attacks 
#security #freak #android #ios  

Your browser may no longer be vulnerable to FREAK attacks, but what about the mobile apps you use? According to FireEye researchers, who have tested the most popular apps both for Android and for iOS, a considerable number of them are left open to a FREAK attack, as they contain vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL and SecureTransport libraries. 

Many Android and iOS apps still vulnerable to FREAK attacks 
#security #freak #android #ios  

Your browser may no longer be vulnerable to FREAK attacks, but what about the mobile apps you use? According to FireEye researchers, who have tested the most popular apps both for Android and for iOS, a considerable number of them are left open to a FREAK attack, as they contain vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL and SecureTransport libraries. ___

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2015-03-18 10:31:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

To prevent another Heartbleed, severe OpenSSL flaw to be patched 
#openssl #security  

OpenSSL will be updated Friday with a number of fixes for previously-undisclosed security flaws, including one that has been rated "high" severity. The OpenSSL Project announced that versions 1.0.2a, 1.0.1m, 1.0.0r, and 0.9.8zf will be released Friday. The security vulnerabilities have been withheld in order to prevent widespread and far-reaching attacks.

To prevent another Heartbleed, severe OpenSSL flaw to be patched 
#openssl #security  

OpenSSL will be updated Friday with a number of fixes for previously-undisclosed security flaws, including one that has been rated "high" severity. The OpenSSL Project announced that versions 1.0.2a, 1.0.1m, 1.0.0r, and 0.9.8zf will be released Friday. The security vulnerabilities have been withheld in order to prevent widespread and far-reaching attacks.___

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2015-03-17 13:49:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Change this iPhone setting right now to protect your privacy 
#iphone #security #privacy  

You're conscientious about protecting your privacy and have followed all suggestions to help do so. Chances are there is one setting you've missed that can help bad guys spot you in real life. With your iPhone personal hotspot turned on go to settings on any other device and have a look at available Wi-Fi networks. If you see something like "Whitney's iPhone" you're helping potential creeps find you.

Change this iPhone setting right now to protect your privacy 
#iphone #security #privacy  

You're conscientious about protecting your privacy and have followed all suggestions to help do so. Chances are there is one setting you've missed that can help bad guys spot you in real life. With your iPhone personal hotspot turned on go to settings on any other device and have a look at available Wi-Fi networks. If you see something like "Whitney's iPhone" you're helping potential creeps find you.___

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2015-03-14 10:42:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How To Install/Upgrade LibreOffice 4.4 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint 
#libreoffice #ubuntu #linuxmint  

LibreOffice and open source office suit released LibreOffice 4.4 that is said to have the most beautiful changes ever. LibreOffice is a must app that has lots of features that makes office work in Linux easier. Let's see the new features and how we can Install/Upgrade in Ubuntu/Linux Mint. According to the official blog, there has been a vast improvement in the UI, the interoperability with OOXML file formats has been extended.

How To Install/Upgrade LibreOffice 4.4 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint 
#libreoffice #ubuntu #linuxmint  

LibreOffice and open source office suit released LibreOffice 4.4 that is said to have the most beautiful changes ever. LibreOffice is a must app that has lots of features that makes office work in Linux easier. Let's see the new features and how we can Install/Upgrade in Ubuntu/Linux Mint. According to the official blog, there has been a vast improvement in the UI, the interoperability with OOXML file formats has been extended.___

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2015-03-14 00:52:54 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

uTorrent Caught Silently Installing BitCoin Mining Malware in Latest Update 
#utorrent #epicscale #malware  

Users of the uTorrent BitTorrent client have recently complained about the latest μTorrent 3.4.2 Build 38913, for silently installing an unwanted piece of bundled software called, EpicScale, which is actually a legitimate BitCoin mining software, causing your computer to run slower and build profit for them.

Users looking to move away from utorrent can try alternative clients including, Deluge, Vuze, Transmission, qBittorrent, Bitcomment which are lightweight, free, and cross-platform clients available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows machines.

uTorrent Caught Silently Installing BitCoin Mining Malware in Latest Update 
#utorrent #epicscale #malware  

Users of the uTorrent BitTorrent client have recently complained about the latest μTorrent 3.4.2 Build 38913, for silently installing an unwanted piece of bundled software called, EpicScale, which is actually a legitimate BitCoin mining software, causing your computer to run slower and build profit for them.

Users looking to move away from utorrent can try alternative clients including, Deluge, Vuze, Transmission, qBittorrent, Bitcomment which are lightweight, free, and cross-platform clients available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows machines.___

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2015-03-14 00:25:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How To: Properly Setup and Secure a VPN Router 
#vpn #router #security  

The technicality and essential need of a secure router its beyond importance this day and age. With recent security revelations, government intrusion, cybercriminal uprising and the recent amid of security threats, personal security is coming far beyond its much needed time. An effective way of avoiding the amass of threats is to setup a Flashed VPN router, if securely and properly setup, the benefits are huge. A VPN router is both of the technologies meshed together. A secure router with the capabilities of a VPN being integrated on the entire network.

How To: Properly Setup and Secure a VPN Router 
#vpn #router #security  

The technicality and essential need of a secure router its beyond importance this day and age. With recent security revelations, government intrusion, cybercriminal uprising and the recent amid of security threats, personal security is coming far beyond its much needed time. An effective way of avoiding the amass of threats is to setup a Flashed VPN router, if securely and properly setup, the benefits are huge. A VPN router is both of the technologies meshed together. A secure router with the capabilities of a VPN being integrated on the entire network.___

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2015-03-13 14:05:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The SSD Endurance Experiment: They're all dead 
#ssd #endurance  

More than 18 months ago, I vowed to push six SSD drives to their bitter ends. I slowly squeezed out every last drop of life with a relentless stream of writes far more demanding than anything the SSDs would face in a typical PC. That story has now drawn to a close. The last two survivors met their doom on the road to 2.5PB, joining four fallen comrades who expired earlier. It's time to honor the dead and reflect on what we've learned from all the carnage.

The SSD Endurance Experiment: They're all dead 
#ssd #endurance  

More than 18 months ago, I vowed to push six SSD drives to their bitter ends. I slowly squeezed out every last drop of life with a relentless stream of writes far more demanding than anything the SSDs would face in a typical PC. That story has now drawn to a close. The last two survivors met their doom on the road to 2.5PB, joining four fallen comrades who expired earlier. It's time to honor the dead and reflect on what we've learned from all the carnage.___

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2015-03-13 09:40:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This sign should be posted in every parking lot
#safety #animal #heat



This sign should be posted in every parking lot
#safety #animal #heat

___

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2015-03-13 01:40:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Images slow down Chrome to a crawl? Try this fix 
#chrome #googlechrome #performance  

If you like to watch large images in Chrome regularly, for instance on sites like Imgur directly or on social media sites you may have experienced slow downs in the browser while the images are loading. Users report that Chrome halts to a crawl when certain images are loading. Some users notice it when animated gifs are loading, others when static images such as png or jpg are loading. A Reddit user posted a solution today on Reddit that seems to solve the issue at least in some cases.

Images slow down Chrome to a crawl? Try this fix 
#chrome #googlechrome #performance  

If you like to watch large images in Chrome regularly, for instance on sites like Imgur directly or on social media sites you may have experienced slow downs in the browser while the images are loading. Users report that Chrome halts to a crawl when certain images are loading. Some users notice it when animated gifs are loading, others when static images such as png or jpg are loading. A Reddit user posted a solution today on Reddit that seems to solve the issue at least in some cases.___

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2015-03-12 02:20:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

10 surprising skills that will give IT job seekers the edge 
#jobs #it  

Companies around the world are engaged in a fierce fight for talent. Especially in IT, the growth of new disciplines like big data, a need to understand the business and to be malleable in the face of change, and the impending retirement of legions of highly skilled baby boomers are presenting companies with unique IT hiring challenges. This is forcing companies to reevaluate what they look for in IT job candidates. Here are 10 emerging skills and qualities companies are looking for.

10 surprising skills that will give IT job seekers the edge 
#jobs #it  

Companies around the world are engaged in a fierce fight for talent. Especially in IT, the growth of new disciplines like big data, a need to understand the business and to be malleable in the face of change, and the impending retirement of legions of highly skilled baby boomers are presenting companies with unique IT hiring challenges. This is forcing companies to reevaluate what they look for in IT job candidates. Here are 10 emerging skills and qualities companies are looking for.___

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2015-03-11 00:30:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users 
#wikipedia #nsa #spying  

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on why the ACLU Nationwide is suing the ‪NSA on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation: “The harm to Wikimedia and the hundreds of millions of people who visit our websites is clear: Pervasive surveillance...stifles freedom of expression and the free exchange of knowledge that Wikimedia was designed to enable.”

Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users 
#wikipedia #nsa #spying  

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on why the ACLU Nationwide is suing the ‪NSA on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation: “The harm to Wikimedia and the hundreds of millions of people who visit our websites is clear: Pervasive surveillance...stifles freedom of expression and the free exchange of knowledge that Wikimedia was designed to enable.”___

2015-03-10 01:43:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Friendfeed is shutting down on April 9
#friendfeed #socialmedia #shutdown  

Quoting: "We wanted to let you know that FriendFeed will be shutting down soon. We've been maintaining the service since we joined Facebook five years ago, but the number of people using FriendFeed has been steadily declining and the community is now just a fraction of what it once was. Given this, we've decided that it's time to start winding things down."

Friendfeed is shutting down on April 9
#friendfeed #socialmedia #shutdown  

Quoting: "We wanted to let you know that FriendFeed will be shutting down soon. We've been maintaining the service since we joined Facebook five years ago, but the number of people using FriendFeed has been steadily declining and the community is now just a fraction of what it once was. Given this, we've decided that it's time to start winding things down."___

2015-03-10 01:13:14 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

One problem I've encountered is people commenting on links I have shared, without first reading the article. They see a short title or headline that does not convey the content very well, then react angrily. Adding a short summary or suitable quote from the article has greatly reduced this problem.

One problem I've encountered is people commenting on links I have shared, without first reading the article. They see a short title or headline that does not convey the content very well, then react angrily. Adding a short summary or suitable quote from the article has greatly reduced this problem.___

2015-03-10 00:59:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Thanks for the invite, Lauren. I'm looking forward to reading about ideas to combat this serious problem. As you know I've been on the net since it was called the ARPAnet, so you can imagine how many times I have encountered trolling, especially during my days managing the SimTel Software Archive, posting thousands of upload announcements. 73 de w8sdz.

Thanks for the invite, Lauren. I'm looking forward to reading about ideas to combat this serious problem. As you know I've been on the net since it was called the ARPAnet, so you can imagine how many times I have encountered trolling, especially during my days managing the SimTel Software Archive, posting thousands of upload announcements. 73 de w8sdz.___

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2015-03-07 10:07:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

7 Best Sites To Check DNS Propagation
#dns #testing

Whenever changes are made to DNS or Domain Name Server records, DNS propagation kicks in. This could take several hours, or even days to complete, and during this time your DNS IP will fluctuate. Your visitors may end up at your new website or the old website. Here is a list of seven free online tools you can use to check the current state of your DNS records during DNS propagation.

7 Best Sites To Check DNS Propagation
#dns #testing

Whenever changes are made to DNS or Domain Name Server records, DNS propagation kicks in. This could take several hours, or even days to complete, and during this time your DNS IP will fluctuate. Your visitors may end up at your new website or the old website. Here is a list of seven free online tools you can use to check the current state of your DNS records during DNS propagation.___

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2015-03-06 12:19:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Archive your Life – How to Archive your Social Channels with IFTTT
#socialmedia #archiving #ifttt

You may not realise this, but the majority of social networks (Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter) not only own your data but they also restrict your access to it. Now, with IFTTT you can easily archive your tweets, Facebook posts and other social updates to a spreadsheet that sits on your computer. There are almost limitless recipes you could create with IFTTT. Here are a few ideas that I and a few others have come up with.

Archive your Life – How to Archive your Social Channels with IFTTT
#socialmedia #archiving #ifttt

You may not realise this, but the majority of social networks (Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter) not only own your data but they also restrict your access to it. Now, with IFTTT you can easily archive your tweets, Facebook posts and other social updates to a spreadsheet that sits on your computer. There are almost limitless recipes you could create with IFTTT. Here are a few ideas that I and a few others have come up with.___

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2015-03-06 11:50:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Microsoft Windows vulnerable to 'FREAK' encryption flaw too
#freak #windows #security

Computers running all supported releases of Microsoft Windows are vulnerable to "FREAK," a decade-old encryption flaw that leaves device users vulnerable to having their electronic communications intercepted when visiting any of hundreds of thousands of websites, including Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov.

Microsoft Windows vulnerable to 'FREAK' encryption flaw too
#freak #windows #security

Computers running all supported releases of Microsoft Windows are vulnerable to "FREAK," a decade-old encryption flaw that leaves device users vulnerable to having their electronic communications intercepted when visiting any of hundreds of thousands of websites, including Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov.___

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2015-03-06 00:35:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Firefox 36.0.1 fixes a number of critical issues 
#firefox #update #critical  

Mozilla has just released Firefox 36.0.1 to which fixes nine issues in the browser. The new version is already distributed via the browser's automatic updating system and also available on the official website from where it can be downloaded to upgrade Firefox manually instead. The new version of Firefox fixes several issues among them a top crash and a startup crash on systems with Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit running.

Firefox 36.0.1 fixes a number of critical issues 
#firefox #update #critical  

Mozilla has just released Firefox 36.0.1 to which fixes nine issues in the browser. The new version is already distributed via the browser's automatic updating system and also available on the official website from where it can be downloaded to upgrade Firefox manually instead. The new version of Firefox fixes several issues among them a top crash and a startup crash on systems with Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit running.___

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2015-03-05 14:45:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Windows 10: Will your PC run it? 
#windows10 #windows #compatible  

The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for some time now, which means that it won't be long until the Windows upgrade cycle kicks into high gear once again. But if my inbox is anything to go by, a lot of readers are still confused as to whether their existing hardware will allow them to make the leap to Windows 10. So what do you need to run Windows 10? Well, fortunately for us, Microsoft has already published the system requirements for Windows 10. Fire that page up because I'm going to step through the important bits of this document.

Windows 10: Will your PC run it? 
#windows10 #windows #compatible  

The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for some time now, which means that it won't be long until the Windows upgrade cycle kicks into high gear once again. But if my inbox is anything to go by, a lot of readers are still confused as to whether their existing hardware will allow them to make the leap to Windows 10. So what do you need to run Windows 10? Well, fortunately for us, Microsoft has already published the system requirements for Windows 10. Fire that page up because I'm going to step through the important bits of this document.___

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2015-03-05 01:24:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Time to FREAK out? How to tell if you're vulnerable 
#security #encryption #freak  

Nervous about the FREAK flaw? Not everyone is vulnerable to the potential attack vector that researchers from INRIA, a French research institute, and Microsoft disclosed yesterday. Are your browsers vulnerable? What about the websites you frequent? There are easy ways to check.

Time to FREAK out? How to tell if you're vulnerable 
#security #encryption #freak  

Nervous about the FREAK flaw? Not everyone is vulnerable to the potential attack vector that researchers from INRIA, a French research institute, and Microsoft disclosed yesterday. Are your browsers vulnerable? What about the websites you frequent? There are easy ways to check.___

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2015-03-04 13:05:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

10 ways to improve your domestic Wi-Fi 
#wifi #wireless #router  

There are many things that can affect your home Wi-Fi performance. If your performance has degraded, the most likely cause is interference from neighboring Wi-Fi signals that have recently appeared. Here is a list of 10 ways to fix problems.

10 ways to improve your domestic Wi-Fi 
#wifi #wireless #router  

There are many things that can affect your home Wi-Fi performance. If your performance has degraded, the most likely cause is interference from neighboring Wi-Fi signals that have recently appeared. Here is a list of 10 ways to fix problems.___

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2015-03-04 11:59:38 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Update: Serious FREAK flaw could undermine the Web's encryption 
#security #encryption #freak  

Experts are warning of a serious security flaw that has apparently gone undetected for years and can weaken encrypted connections between computers and websites, potentially undermining security across the Internet. The flaw, which has been dubbed FREAK, affects the widely used Secure Sockets Layer protocol and its successor, Transport Layer Security, and can allow an attacker to intercept supposedly encrypted traffic as it moves between clients and servers.

Update: Serious FREAK flaw could undermine the Web's encryption 
#security #encryption #freak  

Experts are warning of a serious security flaw that has apparently gone undetected for years and can weaken encrypted connections between computers and websites, potentially undermining security across the Internet. The flaw, which has been dubbed FREAK, affects the widely used Secure Sockets Layer protocol and its successor, Transport Layer Security, and can allow an attacker to intercept supposedly encrypted traffic as it moves between clients and servers.___

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2015-03-03 23:35:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

You need to stop using Chrome on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 
#android #chrome #security  

If you are running an Android device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and use the Chrome browser on it, you may want to switch to another browser soon as Google just announced that it will not support the browser after the release of Chrome 42 for that version of the operating system. While that does not mean that you cannot use the browser anymore, the most recent version of it will still work on the device, it means that Google won't release any updates for it after Chrome 43 is released.

You need to stop using Chrome on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 
#android #chrome #security  

If you are running an Android device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and use the Chrome browser on it, you may want to switch to another browser soon as Google just announced that it will not support the browser after the release of Chrome 42 for that version of the operating system. While that does not mean that you cannot use the browser anymore, the most recent version of it will still work on the device, it means that Google won't release any updates for it after Chrome 43 is released.___

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2015-03-03 00:26:36 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Google reverses its promise to enable encryption by default in Android Lollipop
#android #encryption #lollypop

Phones and tablets running Android "Lollipop" will not have device encryption switched on by default, despite an earlier promise by the software maker. Although all phones and tablets running Android "Lollipop" will support encryption, it will be the responsibility of the phone or tablet maker to decide how to implement it. Encryption by default will be reserved for "future versions" of the mobile operating system.

Google reverses its promise to enable encryption by default in Android Lollipop
#android #encryption #lollypop

Phones and tablets running Android "Lollipop" will not have device encryption switched on by default, despite an earlier promise by the software maker. Although all phones and tablets running Android "Lollipop" will support encryption, it will be the responsibility of the phone or tablet maker to decide how to implement it. Encryption by default will be reserved for "future versions" of the mobile operating system.___

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