Net Neutrality : the courts, the White House, Obama, FCC, limiting authority, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality It’s been a while since the last neutrality update, but now things are heating up again with wars between the big providers and the FTC, and even more importantly the coming ICANN debacle!

  • A court is about to make one of the most important decisions in the history of the Internet
  • White House Threatens To Veto Bill Attempting To Gut Net Neutrality
  • Obama’s Set-Top Box Thumbs-Up Sparks FCC Autonomy Questions
  • House passes bill to limit FCC authority on net neutrality

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Facebook Update : Old, young, teens, transies, pansies, punks, derks, dweebs, spring brings them all out in droves

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook The amazing thing about Facebook is that anyone will say almost anything. We saw a tranny meme get deleted because of nudity — yet many, many memes and selfies depict nudity freely. It’s not okay if it’s against Facebook’s political views. But we also see felonies committed each and every day, but Facebook likes it. And can you believe Facebook employees have the audasity to ask : What responsibility does Facebook have to prevent President Trump in 2017? Really ??? There’s no accounting for what people will do or say on Facebook … that’s what makes it so much fun to watch . . .

  • Hard luck, Facebook – teens snub social network in favour of newer apps
  • Seriously? Should Zuckerberg Try to Stop a Donald Trump Presidency?
  • 5 Things You Need to Know about Facebook’s Next 10 Years
  • 10 Hidden Facebook Features You Likely Didn’t Know About
  • Facebook Just Took Another Step Toward Beating YouTube
  • Is Facebook Trying to Turn You Into a Globalist?
  • Meet Facebook’s Stratospheric Internet Drone
  • Facebook may add news sections to its app

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

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CyberSecurity Update: cyber cars, IRS, cyber arms, Obama, and more!


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Another week, another rash of cybercrime activities. Taxes tomorrow, and the impending internet give-away are impending. The more informed you can be the better off you’ll be.

  • Automakers, Tech Industries Must Plug Cybersecurity Gaps, Says U.S. Official
  • Irate Over Taxes? IRS Progress on Cybersecurity Will Only Make You Angrier
  • Report: U.S. Govt. Ranks Last Among Major Industries on Cybersecurity
  • Data Breach? Consumers Probably Won’t Stop Doing Business With You
  • Inside the new era of warfare: Exploring the ‘cyber arms race’
  • British Telecom to recruit 900 for cybersecurity business
  • Obama picks Microsoft employee for cybersecurity team
  • Obama forms commission to bolster US cyber security
  • Nandipur to Panama

CAUTION ALERT, unfortunately, we’ve come to the point where ALL of the sites purveying news are spam sites — some fare worse than others! ALL of the sites with cyber news unfortunately include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!
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User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending April 16, 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • Apple to end support for QuickTime for Windows as two new vulnerabilities are discovered
  • Apple’s aging Mac Pro is falling way behind Windows rivals
  • Apple’s iPhone SE is bringing new consumers to iOS ecosystem

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Code Inventors – 30% Off Sale

Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom – Code Inventors today is pleased to announce a special sale on all of their Mac and Windows applications, 30% off license codes until 14 May 2016.
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Automated Workflows

 This web site is all about automating work on the Macintosh using AppleScript and Automator.   Continue reading »

13 Gmail Hacks That’ll INSTANTLY Maximize Your Productivity

Jillian Knox Finley wrote this article on her blog “MyDomaine.” She opens with “Having a vicelike grip on your inbox features will maximize efficiency and streamline your day-to-day routine. We’ve rounded up our favorite hacks and apps to level up your email game and have you sorted to the Nth degree. …”

The list includes:

  • Alias Based Filters
  • Canned Responses
  • Undo Send
  • Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Link Tasks to Emails
  • Verify Authenticate Senders
  • Plain Text Formatting
  • Zapier
  • Boomerang
  • Rapportive
  • Followup
  • Hiver
  • HopEmail
  • Triage
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PayPal spoofing is back

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Apple : There’s no biz like the search results biz

GREED   Ahhh . . . looks like the good guys at Apple are discovering it’s not nearly as profitable being a good guy as it is being a slick, cut-throat guy.  You knew they’d come to this eventually right?  Well, rumor has it they’re about to rip a page right out of the Google play book : “How to make big money selling search engine results!”

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Apple puts an end to iTunes Allowances

    In the days of totally automated merchandising programs you’d think everything works like a charm.  It does. So when a vendor eliminates something, there’s a reason.  I think those reasons are tied directly to the bottom line.  But how could a family allowance do anything but make money for Apple?
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Mac Users Attacked Again by Fake Adobe Flash Update

security warning

Graham Cluley writes in to let you know :

Mac users are once again being urged to exercise caution when installing updates to Adobe Flash Player, after a fake update was discovered infecting computers.

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VideoDrive to iTunes

VideoDrive 2.5 for Mac OS X is a great solution to put your videos in iTunes. VideoDrive supports all formats, including AVI, MKV, OGG and FLG. While importing, VideoDrive will browse online for matching artwork and descriptions. Your videos will be automatically identified as movies or TV shows and added in the right category. Continue reading »

Apple Watch InfoManager: Disability, rashes, bored, rumors, WWDC let’s See

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers this is all about the Apple Watch It’s been a while since we had an Apple Watch update, but now the rumors and insider news are flying around so much we just couldn’t resist. There are some interesting threads going on out there . . .

  • Apple Watch 2 Release In September: Feature To Help Persons With Disability!
  • Electronic Devices, Wearable Technology May Trigger Nickel Allergies
  • 3 reasons to still love Apple Watch, 2 reasons to be bored with it
  • Apple Watch 2 will be 40 percent smaller, claims dodgy analyst
  • Your Apple Watch can now tell if you’re happy or sad
  • Apple Could Debut Thinner Apple Watch At WWDC

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BEWARE : Embedded Malware attempted download

Quick post here … while squashing spam this morning, one initiated an auto download … BEWARE — Keep your download permissions set to require approval!  This one was one of those “invoice” spams that claim you have an unpaid invoice . . .

Notice, the file is hosted on Amazon servers !!!  No one is safe.

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Cocktail 9.2.4 (El Capitan Edition)

Ekero, Sweden – Maintain has announced the release of Cocktail 9.2.4 (El Capitan Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11. The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (El Capitan Edition). Continue reading »