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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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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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User Groups on Facebook April 25, 2015

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 Updates Long List of Apps With Bug Fixes as Keynote for iOS Gains Apple Watch Controls
  • Reunion for Macintosh
  • How to Permanently Erase Files on OS X

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5 Lesser-Known Free Sites for Watching TV Shows

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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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16 Addictive Websites

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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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What is streaming?

I just finished reading a series of articles called “The Diary of a Cord Cutter in 2015.” on Tech Crunch by Sara Perez.  It is a 5 parter, but required me to search for each part.  Continue reading »

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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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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