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Net Neutrality : Elections, EU rights, the court’s decision and more

UGNN Net Neutrality It’s a big old crazy world we live in. First they say yes, then they say no — what’s a web user supposed to do. Well, we’ve got the June Federal Court of Appeals ruling for’ya, along with a bunch of other good and bad news about Net Neutrality. And we’ll just have to see what Donald and Hillary are going to do about it — but it doesn’t look good! Here’s the InfoManager’s take on the latest Net Neutrality developments :

  • Europe’s Flimsy Net Neutrality Rules Go Live, Are Actually Worse Than No Rules At All
  • After criticism, Netflix allows users to pick streaming quality on mobile
  • Court Finds Network Neutrality Rules Both Legal And Bad Policy
  • EU rights groups call for more time on net neutrality rules
  • June 14, 2016 — United States Court of Appeals
  • Net Neutrality: Comcast, Verizon Violations?
  • Letter: Checking up on GOP votes
  • Netflix And Net Neutrality
  • Faulty powers

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FBI : Child Sexual Exploitation: Threat from Pedophiles Online is ‘Vast and Extensive’

Digital Evidence Response Team The case of a Tennessee man sentenced last month to 21 years in prison on child pornography charges serves as an important reminder to parents and children about the dangers of an online world where things are not always as they appear and pedophiles may be lurking around many virtual corners.

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Social Media : 2016 Candidates Need Social Media to Win Latino Voters

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Juan Garcia is Editor-in-Chief for Digital Trends Español, and says Latinos Mobilized for 2016 Election. As we get closer and closer to the 2016 elections, the competition gets hotter and hotter. Digital communictions and digital ethics are more involved in this election than any in the past! Garcia sends this article to UGNN:

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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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My View : The Netflix Verizon neutrality farce

InfoManager : The Netflix Verizon neutrality farce Last year our Verizon service slowed to a snail’s pace when accessing Netflix streaming content. Verizon had promised 5mps, and it was usually pretty snappy. But Netflix moview would churn and churn as we watched the speed counter go to 2, then 1.8, then 1.4, and then time out with spinning “buffering” icon. We’d see a few seconds of video, then spinning buffer, then 20 seconds of video, and spinning buffer. It got to the point that we would give up.

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ICANN Report : Facing Internet Armageddon

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report Unfortunately the state of affairs in the world of internet governence has become very grim, and nobody seems to care. Ever since the Clinton administration, the internet has been in a slow, increasing state of peril. All the bitching and moaning about “net neutrality” is about to become reality, and as we warned, people should have been careful what they wish for. It’s not going to be pretty

  • Stop Obama’s Internet Giveaway
  • Witnesses to Hill: IANA Hand-Off Can Meet Contract Deadline
  • ICANN and the IANA Transition — Proceed With Caution
  • Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number Authority — Statement for the Record
  • The Internet Holds Its Breath as Oversight Transition Plan Reaches Final Hurdle
  • Fred Krueger: “Why I Hate ICANN”

Note: In this week’s issue, we’vw done extensive excerpting since the sites are so infected with stalker and predator links, including one that attempts to load data to your computer. Links are included, should you wish to visit those sites at your own risk. Keep in mind, we wouldn’t be issuing this warning had the Internet stayed under the adminiatration of Internic, before Clinton and Gore.

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Apple InfoManager: Apple Files Court Motion, FBI ‘dangerous power,’ Too much is at stake

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers It’s going to be an ongoing drama as we dig deeper into this issue — where to cut off access to private data. People just won’t understand there’s no privacy in the digital world. Where will it go? What will it mean? The InfoManager follows the trail

  • Apple says FBI seeks ‘dangerous power,’ files motion opposing court order
  • Apple Files Court Motion To Close Back Door Into iPhones Forever
  • Apple bites back and asks US court to overturn FBI access ruling
  • Bill Gates: The FBI is not asking for a back door into iOS
  • Too much is at stake in Apple-FBI standoff
  • Apple’s Actual Plea

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Hidden threats, DOD, Senators, Jeb Bush and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Things seem to get better, then get worse. While the political scene has begun to ramp up, you’ll notice very little being said about the digital and cyber security of the country. This week’s news has some interesting twists! UGNN InfoManager will be there every step…

  • Fighting hidden threats: Inside N.J.’s new cyber security command center
  • German defence minister sets up command centre for cyber warfare
  • Cybersecurity Demands Culture Change, DoD Official Says
  • Senators Seek Details on Cybersecurity From Automakers
  • Did Jeb Bush Call for a Cyber War Against China?
  • Tighten up your cyber security strategies now
  • Pentagon official calls for cyber war rules
  • Moving Beyond the Cyberwar Debate

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : FTC, Dendroid Malware, Russian IT crimes, China’s Xi and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Here we go again, with another round of cybercrime and cyber security news — some malware, and countries playing the chips for cyberwar. Where will you stand? Don’t know, but UGNN InfoManager will help you every step for the way…

  • Former Intern at Security Firm Admits to Creating and Selling Dendroid Malware
  • Critical Auditor’s Report Could Provide Boost for Irwin’s Cybersecurity Bill
  • Scary iPhone malware can spy on you even after you close infected apps
  • Obama will raise cyber security concerns with China’s Xi: White House
  • Joint Chiefs Breach Shows Military Needs Better Cyber Security
  • Can The FTC Sue You For Lax CyberSecurity? (Spoilers: Yes)
  • FTC Forcing Accountability for Cyber Security? High Time
  • Threats to cyber security can only be deterred together
  • Finland detains Russian accused of U.S. malware crimes
  • Malware menaces poison ads as Google, Yahoo! look away
  • FireEye intern created and sold Dendroid malware
  • Companies put cybersecurity experts on boards

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : training, military cybersecurity, Ashley Madison and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report When the hackers start picking on dating sites, you know that they’ll stoop to anything for a dime. After watching a few episodes of “Homeland” on HBO, you can understand how the internet and social media can screw the world up. The UGNN servers had five attempts this week. Those criminals definitely don’t like Safenetting’s Cybersecurity or Phishing/Malware reports. But we’ll keep our eyes peeled and continue passing along new developments.

  • Stanford to Offer Cryptocurrencies Course Through Cyber Security Program
  • What the US military can teach CEOs about building a cybersecurity haven
  • Is Ashley Madison Hack Story More About Cybersecurity Or Infidelity?
  • Obama administration supports privacy-invasive ‘cybersecurity’ bill
  • Have Russia and China Signed a Cyber Nonaggression Pact?
  • Reckless staff ‘putting cyber security at risk’
  • Experts: Deterring cyber warfare challenging
  • A Holistic View of Cyber Security

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Net Neutrality : Google & Facebook, End of US Control, MSNBC, India’s moves, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality We didn’t quite get everything covered last time, so we’re back with more on the neutrality issue. The issue is beginning to get blurred and vague however, and so many news outlets are using the “net neutrality” for things that shouldn’t be related, you have to be careful what you’re believing. We’ll try to keep you on the straight poop:

  • Google joins Facebook in trying to prevent IAMAI from taking strong anti-Zero Rating stand
  • The messy battle to protect your data from your own Internet provider
  • The World Needs Time to Debate Plan to End US Control of the Internet
  • THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: why mobile is central to the debate
  • Government receives over 73k comments on net neutrality
  • The Comcastization of — What To Do About It
  • Al Franken tackles telecomm issues

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Net Neutrality : Canada bad, India soon, Drudge, Fox News and even Dianne Feinstein!

UGNN Net Neutrality This is the first Net Neutrality update since the spring, and from lack of news coverage you would think it’s all blown over, right. Wrong.

  • Net Neutrality isn’t going away… seriously
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein is worried net neutrality might help the terrorists
  • Canada Is Still Doing A Half-Assed Job Enforcing Its Net Neutrality Rules
  • MyGov.in extends the deadline for five days: Net Neutrality Discussion
  • CENSORSHIP: Drudge, Fox News face censorship over net neutrality rules
  • Verizon Wireless Quietly Shelved All Throttling Back in June
  • Obama’s Net Neutrality Is Changing Free Speech
  • Google stays away from net neutrality row

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : NSA, China, cyberattacks, cyber espionage and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report This week there’s good news and bad news. As the Chinese shift their focus from space war to cyber war, everyone else, including our elected leaders, are preoccupied with gay pride and the Confederate flag. But some of us realize the relentless attacks against the free world actually are more important than gay marriage. The cyberwars are coming, and U.S. complacency makes us easy targets!
But at least you’ll be on top of things because you follow the InfoManager Safenetting Cybersecurity Updates!

  • U.S. cybersecurity chief Michael Rogers says NSA obeys the law in fighting online attacks
  • Kaspersky Exec Talks Cyberattacks, APT’s, Cyber Espionage And Cybersecurity
  • Chinese Military Officially Shifts Focus to Cyberwarfare and Space Warfare
  • Girl Scouts get hands-on lessons in cyber security at CSUSB
  • Cybersecurity breaches have Midlanders looking for answers
  • Cybersecurity experts try to predict hackers’ next moves
  • Why Complacency Is Killing Cyber Security Strategy
  • U.S., China agree to cybersecurity code of conduct
  • ‘Cyber security act to rob freedom of speech’
  • Dark side of the Internet of Things

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Worst dreams coming true, everyone’s hacked, IRS and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The news of that major security breach in the U.S. Internal Revenue Serivce, and the latest hacks from China as well as the Russians and Chinese breaking the codes on Edward Snowden’s laptop are the news runners, but believe me folks, it’s a dangerous world out there…

  • Ex-NSA official: Cybersecurity breach gave China intelligence ‘crown jewels’
  • SINETInnovation Summit NYC 25 June 2015: impressive cyber security event
  • White House pushes ‘30-day Cybersecurity Sprint’ after massive breaches
  • A government surveillance bill by any other name is just as dangerous
  • UK under pressure to respond to latest Edward Snowden claims
  • British spies betrayed to Russians and Chinese
  • . . . and more

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UGNN Malware Report: Cell phones, cell malware, ransomware, Mac malware and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Moving into the summer we’re seeing new and innovative new attacks intended to get your identity and money. Even your cell phone is no longer safe, and whole governments dealing with attacks. It’s a dangerous world, and the UGNN InfoManager will be keeping you up to date!

  • Iranian Authorities Banned From Using Smartphones To Protect against Cyberattacks
  • Outrageously high cellphone bill could be due to malware
  • 165% surge in new ransomware in Q1 2015: McAfee Labs
  • Mac malware can survive hard disk formatting
  • Germany says grappling with hacker threat
  • Microsoft Brands Ask Toolbar As Malware
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