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    A Fascinating Site: World and US Population Tickers

    World Population We all know that the number of humans on this planet is exploding at an exponential rate. At the current rate, the population is expected to reach 10,000,000,000 (that’s billion, with a ‘B’) by 2100. That just blows my mind. That’s twice the number of people their were in 1987. In the above […]

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    Beware: Fake ‘Online Order Confirmation’ Emails!

    Timely advice from security reporter Brian Krebs. These types of scam emails requesting confirmation of online orders are prolific at the best of times but the pre-Christmas shopping spree creates an environment of exaggerated vulnerability, one which the malware purveyors are only too happy to take advantage of. If you tend to do a lot […]

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    How to Disable Focused Advertising

    Focused advertising is, to some, a real problem.  Some people don’t like to have advertising companies knowing about their particular browsing habits. I happen to be one of those people. I despise Bankers, Insurance companies, and Politicians– not necessarily in that order. They all have one thing in common–  greed. Oh, it isn’t the love […]

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    Does Online Dating Really Work?

    You’ve probably heard all kinds of things about online dating, Internet dating, Social dating, Facebook dating, or the old-fashioned way of meeting offline at work, or with a little help from your friends or your  grandma. There are so many more options available to singles dating in the digital age, yet so many can’t seem to connect. […]

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    7 Cool Internet Explorer Tips

    I teach Weekly Computer Classes at the Local Libraries and love to share with others things I have learned along the way.  I make sure that people know there is more than one way to do most things on a computer. Personally, I am a Google Chrome Fan, but wanted to share these Internet Explorer […]

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    Firefox: Mozilla Dumps Google, Now with Yahoo

    Mozilla has enjoyed a decade long arrangement with Google whereby the Firefox browser has shipped with Google search as default search engine. In fact, the deal with Google has accounted for a large percentage of Mozilla’s overall revenue during that time. Now, as the current deal with Google nears expiration, Mozilla has decided to change […]

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    Tech Support Scams Unveiled

    In his latest exposé, security reporter Brian Krebs details the dirty tricks often perpetrated by telephone tech support services. In particular, Brian highlights one instance where such a service has been clearly misleading potential consumers by falsely claiming to be a Microsoft Certified Partner: “You can’t make this stuff up: A tech support company based […]