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Net Neutrality : Delay, no delay, IIA, FCC, 1st Amendment, ad blocking and more

UGNN Net Neutrality Well, we knew it would get ugly. It got personally ugly for me, this week when I got flamed in a WIRED article comments section for suggesting it is well within the rights of European telephone systems to block Google ads! People who once upon a time cried ‘Advertising sucks’ now embracing web advertising??? No folks, I am not kidding . . . but lots of other woes this week so let’s get to it :

  • FCC and Net-Neutrality Supporters Urge Court to Reject Industry’s Request for Delay
  • Internet.org: A battle over net neutrality? Or between haves and have-nots?
  • IIA Proposes Net Neutrality Legislation to Solve FCC Title II Dilemma
  • AT&T et al challenging net neutrality order on 1st Amendment grounds
  • European carriers threaten net neutrality with ad blocking
  • FCC wants quick court decision on net neutrality

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Kerry in Asia, Cyber war, ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, China malware blitz, Phishing, risk and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The good news is it’s springtime. The bad news is attacks against industrial control systems doubled last year. In particular, attacks specifically targeting industrial control systems rose 100 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. So you need to ask : “Do’ya feel lucky?” Guess we’ll find out after Kerry gets back from Asia! But we know the InfoManager will be right there on top of it all! This week we focus on :

  • Cyber war escalates – Risk-tech investment to zoom, and bad guys go ‘a-whaling’
  • ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Mods Are Fun Except When They Install Malware On Your PC
  • MetroHealth reports data breach for 981 heart patients due to malware
  • Cyber-Security Researcher Hacks and Controls Plane – Hero or Villain?
  • Penn State University network sacked by China malware blitz
  • 97% of People Unable to Correctly Identify Phishing Emails:
  • Artificial pancreas vulnerable to cyber security risk
  • Cybersecurity on Kerry’s Asia agenda
  • Act against cyber-warfare
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Net Neutrality : Facebook, Africa, blocking ads, new battles, Verizon vs. Netflix on my TV, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality Did you think you won the war? Did you think we were all now safe with a free internet? Well as the old saying goes : “it ain’t over til the fat lady sings” and it would seem that Google is the fat lady. But we are delighted that Europe is going to stand up to Google’s spam . . . if they actually do something.

  • Who Really Wins From Facebook’s ‘Free Internet’ Plan For Africa?
  • Blocking Google Ads on Phones Makes No Sense for Carriers
  • Net neutrality court battle heating up
  • What happened? Suddenly it works???
  • Net Neutrality: A Major Concern
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MacKeeper

I recently had a long time MUG member from Dallas contact me and ask about removing some adware that kept suggesting that he purchase MacKeeper.  Even though I had mentioned Adware Medic recently in an article, I couldn’t remember the name.  I was at work at the time and couldn’t spend the time to research.  I did remember that it was one piece of software I couldn’t get from Macupdate.com.
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Safenetting Cybersecurity : DoD, Pentagon, Cyber-warfare rulebook, The Tools, Cybersecurity Framework and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Torturing news keeps hitting and hitting — who is hacking how and what attacks have done what damage! It’s a dangerous world on the internet, folks, one you’ll want to be prepared for! Follow along:

  • Why the Pentagon is publishing cyber-warfare rulebook – if China hasn’t hacked it
  • Michigan real estate officials warn of phishing scam that cost one buyer $25,000
  • Mobile phishing attacks on US financial institutions revealed (video)
  • DoD’s New ‘Transparent’ Policy on Cybersecurity Is Still Opaque
  • Clarity needed to cultivate next-gen cybersecurity workforce
  • Feeling Safe? Try Attending Internet Security Conference
  • Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy in Silicon Valley
  • Cybersecurity At RSA: All About The Tools, No Trouble?
  • Pentagon Announces New Strategy for Cyberwarfare
  • Industry wary of House-passed cyber bills
  • Adopting the Cybersecurity Framework
  • Inside the Cybersecurity Nexus
  • … and more!

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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

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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

ALERT : BEWARE

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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