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The Internet allows journalists and writers to communicate critical information freely around the world. Yet in many countries, this right to share videos, blogs and other news online is threatened by laws that censor and, in some cases, criminalize free speech. On World Press Freedom Day, Google and UNESCO join forces in calling for an Internet that respects human rights, including and especially the right to free expression. Check out UNESCO’s knowledge tools to help you defend your right to #keepspeechfree: http://goo.gl/sKuQsr
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View the article's original source Author: Shaikh Rafia A new research has revealed a family of malware called “Mumblehard” focused on targeting web servers running on Linux and FreeBSD operating systems.
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Thank you, +S. A. Hunt, Novelist , for sharing this. It might be late for some, but it might be on time for others.
 
READ THE FINE PRINT before using Microsoft's "How-Old.net" tool, which guesses a person's age and gender based on a photo of their face. What are you giving away? Well, how would you like seeing YOUR FACE AND NAME in advertising for Microsoft ...and not get compensation for your "endorsement"?! Not me.

Bottom line: always read the fine print!
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It's finally time to reveal our big news!

Today we're announcing Vocal 2.0, which will include a ton of remarkable features like a new directory for browsing and discovering podcasts powered by the iTunes store, as well as multiple device sync that includes support for Android and iOS.

But we need your help to make this happen! Please visit this link to see a detailed list of planned features, and then consider contributing financially so we can make the best podcast app on any platform! If you can't give money, that's okay. You can also help by sharing this with other free software fans.

Thank you all!
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Mozilla misguided effort to make getting to help ???
 
Oh yeah - restricting newer HTML5 elements on non-https is a great use of your time.  That'll really make the web more secure.

"Since the goal of this effort is to send a message to the web developer community that they need to be secure, our work here will be most effective if coordinated across the web community."

How about you spend your time reversing your decision on HTTP2, building in a better CA chain for SSL, and making it possible to get well-backed certs for free - now that would actually make the web better.

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2015/04/30/deprecating-non-secure-http/
Today we are announcing our intent to phase out non-secure HTTP. There's pretty broad agreement that HTTPS is the way forward for the web.  In ...
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And if I learned to remember them, I would save a lot of money.
 
Every sale has five basic obstacles: No need, no money, no hurry, no interest, no trust.
  ~Zig Ziglar
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I agree.
 
I have respect for people who work on and contribute to Ubuntu, but do think it's important to publicize the terms and conditions of the MS Software:

https://code.visualstudio.com/License (see item 6)
https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/dn948229

Although it's nice to see MicroSoft publish something that "runs on Linux", what they're putting out is far from friendly to Free and Open Source software. There shouldn't be any mistake about that.
MICROSOFT PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS. MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO CODE “PREVIEW”. These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you. They apply to the software named above. The terms also apply to any Microsoft ...
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I'm afraid I'm much more cynical than you. All I see is a known child molester setting bowls of candy out on his porch.
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Late yesterday afternoon, we very quietly went live with our first ever Indiegogo fundraising campaign. We did so with no advance warning, although Larry Cafiero put a blurb about it in his Week in Review column shortly after it went up. After five years…
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When did we, as a people, stop trusting the government so much?
 
TL:DL (too long; didn't listen)  Pharmacies in Florida are so freaked out with fear of the government's drug enforcement agency, they are turning away legitimate patients with real prescriptions for narcotic painkillers.

"We're from the government and we're here to help you."
Your doctor gives you a prescription for pain medicine but your pharmacist refuses to fill it. It's a scenario playing out with untold patients here in Tampa Bay and across Florida.  
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I'm thinking sometime around 1776 or thereabouts? 
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I won't own one.
 
That shiny new $350 Apple Watch only has $81.20 of stuff in it. Industry analysts at IHS perform a teardown. #applewatch
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The second of the two part article. I did share the first part yesterday.
 
A former NSA official turned whistleblower said the Patriot Act is a bit of a red herring.
Summary:The former NSA official turned whistleblower said, among other things, a greater threat exists to Americans' privacy than the controversial Patriot Act.
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Currently retired, I write book reviews and sometimes help with Linux operating systems
Skills
I can do anything I choose to work at
Employment
  • Book reviewer, Accessibility Protagonist, Linux Advocate
    when I choose to work, 2003 - present
  • Journeyman Plumber, 1994 - 1999
  • United States Air Force
    Enlisted, 1972 - 1992
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
Previously
Bessemer, Michigan - Boise, Idaho - South Korea
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Tagline
Never let anyone steal your DREAM.
Introduction
I am Charlie Kravetz, formerly of Bessemer, Michigan. I am living in Idaho, in the northwest United States. I am a computer geek, who enjoys helping others.

Please visit http://keepingdreams.com to read my entire profile.
Bragging rights
Survive 18 months as Xubuntu Project Lead, to gain some experience in Open Source and Free Software. Advocate for linux, accessibility, and reading.
Education
  • School of Experience
    Linux, Accessibility, Self-help, 1972 - present
    How to use and promote linux, public-domain, and non-proprietary software. Accessibility in computing and in life. Self-help books, dreams, wishes, and life in general. A never-ending school of learning new things. I try to learn something new every single day.
  • A.D. Johnston H.S.
    General, 1969 - 1972
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