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Keeping Up With Reddit: Use IFTTT

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I found this ResearchBuzz article to be interesting: “…I imagine it would be difficult to aggregate 73 million submissions on a site as wide-ranging as Reddit and not have something turn up that would be of interest or of use to you. Your field of interest would have to be very limited.”

“… IFTTT stands for “IF This, Then That”. You put the channels together in “recipes,” so that if something happens on one channel, something happens on another channel. As you might imagine, this lets you set up a lot of time-saving tasks. And best of all, IFTTT is free!

I didn’t even have Reddit on my mind when I went to set up some recipes in IFTTT — but browsing through the channels, I noticed there was one for Reddit. And then I noticed how powerful it was. …”

The author goes on to show exactly how to setup an IFTTT recipe. I’m going to have to try this myself.

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10 Free Online Batch Image Tools

  This article on MakeUseOf website lists 10 Free Online Batch Image Tools to Resize, Convert & Optimize images.  Continue reading »

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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FBI : Sextortion and Cyberstalking — How a Single Tip Uncovered an International Scheme


Digital Evidence Response Team The investigation that uncovered a far-reaching sextortion scheme by a U.S. State Department employee at the U.S. Embassy in London all started with a single complaint by a young victim in Kentucky. She went to the police.

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Axel – The Smart Download Manager for OS X

MADE IN AMERICA Bellevue, Washington – Independent developer, Chris Li has announced the release of Maxel 2.0.2, an important update to his download accelerator app for OS X. Maxel offers the ability to accelerate file downloads by using up to 100 simultaneous connections to carry the transfer load. The app offers users drag-and-drop convenience, as well as a built-in web browser, and also offers integration with popular web browsers. Continue reading »

Opera now with VPN

 TNW (The Next Web) is reporting that the latest version of the browser Opera has free access to VPN.

The current version accesses three countries: US, Canada and Germany

GO Opera’s browser comes with a free VPN service baked right in.


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

CAUTION Beware all of these sites have screen spam, including stalker links. Careful what you click

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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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Mac Users Attacked Again by Fake Adobe Flash Update

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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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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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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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BrowserFreedom 1.1.3

Sao Sebastiao do Cai, Brazil – Guilherme Rambo, a Mac developer, has announce the released of BrowserFreedom 1.1.2 for OS X. Since its launch, BrowserHub got a lot of attention because It solves a simple yet frustrating problem for many users: the management of multiple web browsers on OS X. Due to trademark issues, the app is now rechristened from BrowserHub to BrowserFreedom. Version 1.1.2 fixes a crash that would occur when launching the app, and a new feature called “URL expander” which allows the user to copy the original URL from a shortened link. Continue reading »


I was drawn to this blog, by an article in the ResearchBuzz newsletter about an effort by Facebook to track Impersonator Accounts. Continue reading »

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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