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Netflix malware and phishing campaigns help build emerging black market

NetflixAttackers steal users’ Netflix credentials and add them to black markets focused on providing access to the streaming service for cheaper prices.

Netflix’s popularity has sharply grown since its creation in 1997. The company recently launched its streaming service globally. It is now available in more than 190 regions around the world.

Netflix has now attracted the attention of attackers, with malware and phishing campaigns targeting Netflix users’ information. The details are then added to a growing black market that claims to provide cheaper access to the service.

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Google to provide San Francisco with insane speeds on their high-speed Internet

google fiberTo speed up the rollout, Google will use existing fiber rather than build a network from scratch. But that means only certain neighborhoods will be eligible.

Google will soon provide San Francisco its high-speed Internet. San Francisco has joined a half-dozen other cities in queue for Google’s high-speed fiber Internet service.

Google will bring the service to some apartments, condos and affordable housing properties in San Francisco, the search giant said in a blog post Wednesday. But the rollout comes with a catch. [Read more…]

Online Publishers Group Wants ISPs To Honor Do-Not-Track Requests

Web PrivacyBroadband providers inform consumers about online tracking and give them a “meaningful choice” about whether their data will be used for behaviorally targeted ads, the online publishers’ organization Digital Content Next says today in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission.

“In light of their access to sensitive information about consumers, we urge the FCC to require broadband providers to provide consumers with transparency and meaningful choice with regard to the collection and use of personal information especially when this data will be used for purposes that fall outside of a consumer’s expectation and outside of the context of the interaction where the data was collected,” the organization writes. “Consumers should have the ability to exercise choice via a mechanism that is easy to use, persistent and universal.” [Read more…]

LinkedIn Etiquette – 15 Simple Rules to Follow

Linkedin EtiquetteShould we be friends, or colleagues…?  Does my resume’ suck?  15 Rules You Should Know About LinkedIn Etiquette

Whether you’re a business owner, or looking for a job – LinkedIn is always a place potential business connections see first.  It’s social, but very different.  It’s not like you have an exact recipe to follow. [Read more…]

5 Myths About Online Safety and Kids

kids-computersIf you read any of the many horror stories about online safety you’ll want to wrap your kids up in cotton wool and ban them from the internet until they’re 35.

While inappropriate content and bad people are out there, the internet can be an exciting tool for kids too.

Knowing as much as you can about online safety is the quickest way to help keep your kids safe on the internet, which is why we’re taking a look at five big myths about online safety. [Read more…]

Norton Utilities Software Review – Save $30 Now

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Over time, as the hard drive fragments, Windows registry gets messed up, and software leaves behind junk even when it’s uninstalled – your PC begins to sloooowwww down. Norton Utilities aims to fix the problems that plague PCs by repairing invalid registry entries, removing orphaned registry entries, and turning off non-essential startup programs. Now save $20. [Read more…]

Politwoops Returns to Twitter – The True Story

Even politicians post things they regret later!politwoops

Twitter on Thursday announced the return of Politwoops.  Politwoops, the site that aggregated deleted tweets from politicians and their staff, was blocked by Twitter in June.

Under heavy public shaming Twitter graciously reached an accord with The Sunlight Foundation and The Open State Foundation, to allow Politwoops to continue exploiting Twitter private user content for political gain. [Read more…]

FCC and Net Neutrality – Destroying the Dynamic Internet

Before another court challenge, a slew of experts explain why the FCC’s net neutrality rules won’t work.

In August of 2015, a diverse collection of engineers, economists, civil rights organizations, manufacturers, businesses and legal scholars filed briefs with the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals arguing why the Internet should not be subject to the Federal Communications Commission’s new open Internet rules – regulations copy-pasted from the telephone network of the 1930s. The briefs highlighted several arguments against the FCC’s decision, including the negative impact on the future of health care and education, First Amendment violations and how the new rules harm digitally underserved and unserved communities. All told, a broad cross section of Americans told the court that the unelected agency’s misguided decision will diminish America’s world-class Internet, unless it’s overturned. [Read more…]

Lighting 10,000 Sparklers at Once To Ring in the New Year

One sparkler is fun, but 10,000 igniting at the same time is something you have to see.  It may be tough to get a hold of ordinance like sky-rockets, roman candles, and fire crackers these days.  But, sparklers are a bit more easily attained.  Get a few (hundred) boxes and you can ring in the New Year with a bang! [Read more…]

Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

For the next few weeks, or few days, you’re compelled to fulfill promises to yourself for the New Year.  This means most of us will vow to lose weight, learn something new or travel to new places.

Of the most popular resolutions: losing weight; volunteer to help others; quit smoking; get a better education; get a better job; save money; get fit…your resolution is probably nothing new.  But, how do you do it without someone looking over your shoulder?

Stat’s show 1 in 10 will actually follow through on those resolutions.  However, digital help is here! [Read more…]