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How to Remove Adware From Your Mac

The full title of this article on the Kirkville blog is Apple Explains How to Remove Adware From Your Mac, by Kirk McElhearn. Continue reading »

UGNN Facebook Update: : Amazing Facebook stuff you won’t believe

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Like I posted to our wall this morning, “Thanks for the post … ” to Gary who was one of only TWO who posted something constructive or interesting rather than stupid political crap or idiot memes. You know what a meme is, right? Something that lets the world know you didn’t think it up yourself. Well, anyway, this week’s antics on Facebook are just as twisted as last week’s but they’re always interesting and the InfoManager will stay right out there on top of it all!

  • Rich kids love Instagram, but Facebook is most popular with lower-income youth
  • Port City Post: Here’s what happens when a Facebook ‘friend’ appears in person
  • Catholic school teacher suspended for gay remarks on Facebook reinstated
  • Facebook has admitted that it tracked users who are not on Facebook
  • Facebook page rights dispute lands former business owner in jail
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Top 20 Facebook Brands See Lower Like Totals, Too
  • Police Facebook post leads to arrest in Aurora theft case
  • Facebook Used To Serve Divorce Summons

CAUTION Careful, many of these sites employ stalker links, pop-ups and screen spam. Careful where you click . . . an don’t miss this week’s article on stalker links! over in Safenetting

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Net Neutrality : zero rating, Mass Surveillance, Rand Paul, Fiorina on Obama, populism, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality The smoke will never settle for Net Neutrality because we’ve opened a wound that will never heal. We’re also seeing the adverse effects of legislation for the web, which does not affect other countries. What’s good for the goose, isn’t necessarily good for the gander. But after all, the InfoManager will keep you on top of things . . .

  • Why ‘zero rating’ is the new battleground in net neutrality debate
  • Net Neutrality: Why the Internet and its applications are best left untouched
  • Can John Oliver Do for Mass Surveillance What He Did for Net Neutrality?
  • Net Neutrality Stance Presents Silicon Valley Challenge For Rand Paul
  • Publication of New Internet Rules to Prompt Cheers and Challenges
  • Did ‘tech populism’ give us a bad ‘net neutrality’ rule?
  • Open internet, the next step for connectivity
  • Carly Fiorina: Obama’s net neutrality failure
  • . . . and more!
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Safenetting Stalker Alert : avoid fake content that will stalk you

From The Frontline — Digital Ethics: Spring 2015

2015 Spring Digital Ethics, Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety News briefs for students, parents and professionals living, learning and teaching in the digital world
      It’s Spring Time in the Valley… all that snow shoveling is just a memory now. This Spring edition of the Frontline features curriculum ideas and tools for schools to teach digital citizenship and internet safety. Many divisions are in the midst of digital conversions. That process brings new directions and methodology for student generated activities and learning.

But first, some “overstuffed links”, current trends and information on cellphones, apps, privacy, parenting and digital ethics.


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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for April 2015

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remarkably now there are all kinds of kooks coming out of the woodwork after the cyber security initiatives. Funny, had our “ISP Self Regulatory Initiative” act carried in 2000, we wouldn’t have this problem today. But sometimes intelligent people aren’t very smart. Well, anyway, if it’s threatening you, Safenetting will do its best to help make everyone safe . . . .

  • After Obama’s cybersecurity order threatens Snowden fund, bitcoin donations spike
  • Quantum leap: WSU grad student, adviser craft next-level cybersecurity code
  • Compromised WordPress sites launch drive-by attacks off Pirate Bay clone
  • Dyre Wolf malware steals more than $1 million, bypasses 2FA protection
  • ‘NewPosThings’ malware evolves, malicious traffic traced to airports
  • China investing heavily in cyberwarfare programs to compete with US
  • The Dyre Wolf Campaign: Stealing Millions and Hungry for More
  • Hotel Wi-Fi could be feeding your personal computer malware
  • Washington launches a war of words on cyber security
  • New malware exploit targets energy sector
  • Google says Android malware cut in half
  • and more !!
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Net Neutrality : Lawsuits, Congress chatter, Corporate cry-babies, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality You thought it was over? The debate and battle goes on — even though the FCC and Legislative system have spoken. But it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings . . . and she may look a lot like the courts. Lawsuits flying, CEOs moaning, what are we going to do? Nothing probably — but if it’s happening, the InfoManager is on it:

  • America Pays More For Internet, Gets Slower Speeds, Than Other Countries
  • Trying To Rewrite The History Of Net Neutrality — Blame it on Netflix
  • TRAI seeks views to regulate net-based calling, messaging apps
  • FCC Boss Promises Agency Will Win Net Neutrality Court Fight
  • Sprint Corp CEO Defends Stance On FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules
  • Will Christians Heed This Warning About Net Neutrality?
  • FCC chief: Broadband providers’ motives are power play
  • Watch US Rep. Chaka Fattah defend net neutrality
  • Lawsuit wave challenges FCC on net neutrality
  • . . . and more!
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What ICANN is doing to the Internet. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware reportfree_internet Isn’t it interesting how everyone gets so upset over “Net Neutrality” but then not a peep about ICANN moving forward with one of the most corrupt schemes you’re likely to ever find? That just doesn’t make sense. Well, anyway, here are just a few of the ways things will be changing in the not-so-distant future :

  • Taylor Swift in Porn Domain Purchases; Singer Takes Preemptive Measure Against Internet Trolls
  • Filing Fee for .sucks Top-Level Domain Names Really Sucks for Brand Owners
  • Dot-sucks sucks, say lawyers: ICANN urged to kill ‘shakedown’ now
  • Battle Heats Up Over Use of ‘.Doctor’ Website Domain Names
  • How Donuts Is Playing a Big Role in the New gTLD Era
  • ICANN.sucks ? The web gets crazier and crazier
  • I see you have the gTLD that goes .ping!
  • . . . and more!
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Safenetting ALERT : Wells Fargo malware spam

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Safenetting : BEWARE : Dropbox scams circulating — convincing and dangerous

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report UGNN Spam Trackers and Safenetting are tracking a new round of DropBox scams, this morning 3/15/15.

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for March 13 2015

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report

Now things are getting a little sticky when the good guys start creating bad situations and it bleeds into the internet! From North Korea to China to our own in-country socitey, things are going just a little haywire!
  • ‘Anonymous’ claims responsibility for attack on Dane County government websites
  • Survey: Internal Auditors Making Strides on Addressing Cybersecurity Risks
  • What’s in a typo? More evidence tying North Korea to the Sony hack
  • Do Medical Devices Without Wireless Need Cybersecurity?
  • PayPal buys cybersecurity firm, creates Israel hub
  • Cyber Regulators Emphasize Process Over Products
  • Cybersecurity has a talent shortage
  • … and more!
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The FBI Cyber Action Team – Rapidly Responding to Major Computer Intrusions

Digital Evidence Response Team It can be a company’s worst nightmare — the discovery that hackers have infiltrated their computer networks and made off with trade secrets, customers’ personal information, and other critical data.

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Calculator Widget Question on UGNN Facebook

Last week, I had a long time user group person ask the following question on the UG InfoManger page on Facebook:

“Can someone help me with a Yosemite problem? When I open Dashboard the screen sort of changes to a new “space.” As I often use the Calculator and want to see the files behind it to see the numbers, I can’t do that anymore! Is there way to keep my desktop visible when in Dashboard? Put me down as a NOT a fan of Yosemite!! Thanks!”  Continue reading »

American Express Phishing Spam

  BEWARE email like this ... If you get spam like this DO NOT CLICK … Always report to the bank or institution.  Forward any American Express phishing to : spoof@AmericanExpress.com … in many cases, the “spoof@” address works.  Or simply search Google for “Spam Phishing” and the name of the institution. They all want you to help, and they all want to get rid of cybercrime. SHARE or TWEET this! Thanks for reading      

Net Neutrality : FCC bill passes, neutrality wins, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality It may be over, and it may not. The dirty little secret is no matter what the FCC or the government does, it still remains to be enforced. . . and it only applies to firms inside the U.S. So as we’ve said all along, there’s a lot more to be afraid of than net neutrality. But if Steve is okay with it, how bad can it be, right? Then, we’ll also play three videos to illustrate three different points of view on the new result. By now you should know everything there is to know about net neutrality.

  • Net Neutrality Rules Giving Cover to $45 Billion Comcast-TWC Merger
  • Net Neutrality Preserved: FCC Makes the Internet a Public Utility
  • Net Neutrality Wins And Why You Shouldn’t Celebrate At All
  • Net neutrality: What’s next after the FCC’s landmark vote?
  • ‘Old guard’ civil rights groups blew it on net neutrality
  • Will Net Neutrality Strengthen Netflix’s “House of Cards?”
  • Net Neutrality: A Victory for Digital Innovation
  • FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan Explained
  • What is Net Neutrality: Explained
  • … and more!

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