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Tech Experts Warn Of New Mac Ransomware Spreading Via Internet Piracy & Taking Files Hostage

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Security experts have warned of new Mac ransomware being spread via pirated software from torrent sites. The virus is so new that there is currently no known way to recover lost files. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

NYT Columnist Paul Krugman Wins Internet's 'unhinged Old Crank' Award For Remarks On Covid Surge Hitting Florida

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been accused of exhibiting symptoms of psychopathy after seemingly cheering the possibility that a growing number of elderly Floridians could fall victim to coronavirus. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

TikTok Denies It Sent Indian User Data Into China, Says App Democratized Internet

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After New Delhi banned dozens of Chinese-made mobile apps citing privacy concerns, TikTok denied sharing the data of Indian users with China, saying it would not do so even if requested by any foreign government. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Infamous Hacker Sentenced To Over A Year In Prison After Turning Internet-linked Devices Into 'zombie Bots

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A 22-year-old man from Washington state has been handed a 13-month prison sentence for developing, using and selling access to Internet of Things malware. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Converting Colors

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Another useful site for HTML tips, etc. See convertingcolors.com/ ... read more

Still Bored In Quarantine? This Website Makes It Really Easy To Learn Morse Code

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If you're still looking for sources of entertainment during the novel coronavirus shutdowns, this app can teach you Morse code in 15 minutes.Still B ... read more

Thousands Left Without Internet After Six Hour Sky Broadband Outage

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Sky customer across the UK were left without broadband for up to six hours today after a fault with the network left them struggling to work from ho ... read more

'Avoid Using The Microwave To Get Faster Internet'says Ofcom

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Telecom regulator Ofcom has published seven tips for staying connected during the lockdown on its website including doing regular speed checks on yo ... read more

How To Support This Website

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...should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Amazon or SmashWords, or Buy me a (virtual) cup of coffee... read more

Support This Site

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How to support this website...should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Amazon or SmashWords, or ... read more

Private School Comparison Site

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I've used this and liked it, FYI: privateschoolreview.com. This link shows an actual comparison. We have had good results at Bridgeway Academy... read more

Another Website/page Of Mine

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It's a site called Patreon where they help creative people find patrons to support their work. My page is here: Patreon "It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance what I do!... read more

Facebook Creeps Me Out

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Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like "Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation," I feel like I'm being approached by some creepy guy on the street opening his trench coat to show me all of the compromising photos of me that he' ... read more

This Is Deep

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I just had to share this comment someone left here on FriendsNews.com. Read it, absorb it, digest it, lather, rinse and repeat it. Then let me know what the %$# it means! Here it is: "I comprehend that is genuinely uninteresting and you're merely skipping to the next comment, nonetheless i basically preferred to toss... read more

Court To Feds, Explain Marine's Facebook Postings Arrest

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via Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest. "Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that continues to target military veterans for expressing their discontent... read more

Name Generator

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Name Generator- Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button! I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name, whatever. On that p ... read more

Which Website Would You Choose?

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NEWLY UPDATED version of this poll, here. If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be? (BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!) Facebook ... read more

Some Facebook Users Dislike Being Used In Online Advertising

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Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising- ( , technology, , ) ... read more

Care2 Largest Online Community For Healthy And Green Living

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Care2, largest online community for healthy and green living- ( , technology, , ) ... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd! It Was On Good Morning America!

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It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probably a hoax, but just in case it's not, I'm forwarding it. Filed under: Internet... read more

Online Graphics Editing Sites

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These could be handy: citrify.com/ pixorial.com/ ... read more

McDonalds Wi-fi

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In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. Using Internet Explorer, I tried to be a good boy and sign up for a free account. The only problem is that you h... read more

Website Visibility Tool

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Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to... read more

Hackers Leak 6.5 Mln LinkedIn Passwords

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Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently. ... read more

A New Search Engine

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Here's a good reason to use StartPage) instead of Google: newstrust.net/stories/2685319/toolbar?refhp ... read more

Do NOT Visit These Sites (unprotected, Anyway)

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Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): http://thefrist.org http://fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again.... read more

Fix For "ytimg" Browser Hang

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Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file (C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem 74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns... read more

Tara's Favorites

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Tara's Favorites- Tara's got a new blog! It's called Tara's Favorites, available at http://tarasfaves.com or ... read more

Blog Content

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I'm as guilty as anyone about trying to add content to my blog just for the sake of content (because search engines look for and rate highly based on how fresh your blog's content is). But someone whose blog/newsletter I subscribe to has stooped to simply stating the obvious, maybe phrasin ... read more

Memes About Memes

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A couple of good ones. one two ... read more

Most Popular Site On The Internet

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Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate

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More Alternative News Sites

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Here's a long list of alternative news sites, rather than the mostly-fake mainstream media from which you might get your news: 12160.info ... read more

Cool Website

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No Annoying Prompts

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Aren't you glad we don't have any of those annoying pop-up ads asking you to join our newsletter? Ironic, isn't it, given that we are an online newsletter? ... read more

Online Editing Sites

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Online graphics editing sitesThese could be handy: http://www.citrify.com/ http://www.pixorial.com/ ... read more

Opting Out Of Ads

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Please Patronize Me

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Check out my Patreon page. Patrons get free stuff! Well, not technically free since you do have to pay at least $1 to get anything. Still ... "It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance ... read more

Possibly Useful Site

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Free Education

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Courtesy of The Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/ ... read more

Good Search

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Spelling And Grammar Online

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When is that spelling and grammar checking feature coming to Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Oh right, they probably don't want to insult 90% of their users. Never mind. It's not that my own (or anyone's) grammar and punctuation are flawless (because there are so many contradictory r ... read more

Guest Posting

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I've been following and listening to Jeff Goins's TribeWriters program, and he says an important aspect to successful blogging (at least as far as getting noticed) is to guest post on other people's blogs. Jeff is a great resource, ... read more

History Of Friendsnews.com

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Horse Versus Google Street View

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Horse versus Google street viewI like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See ... read more

A Few Good Links

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How To Anonymize Your Browsing

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Is It Down Right Now?

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Keyword, Cookie, Browser Analytics Failure

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Useful Websites

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