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 In case you missed the news... time to change your passwords again. 

Or, if you haven't, set up 2 step authentication on every service that offers it!
 
Time to Change Your Passwords Again

Are you using strong passwords? Are you using different passwords for every site you use? It's time to make that happen.

The world has just been hit again with another criminal theft of passwords, usernames and emails. This time by a Russian gang. Hold Security has just exposed the security breach. 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses have been stolen!

You need to change your passwords, particularly for any site where you keep financial information such as a credit card. But sites like Twitter and Facebook are vulnerable too because your sign-in information can be sold to companies who want to use those platforms to send out spam.

Although it costs money, you should definitely consider a password manager like AgileBits 1Password. Password managers create unique passwords for every site and store them safely for you. To cover both Mac and Windows: $100 for 5 users in family for Mac. For just Mac or Windows, $70 for 5 users. One user is $50. 

If you prefer to create passwords yourself, find a safe place to store them and use anagrams. 

For instance, 
My dog Benny died in 1980
becomes
mdBdi1980
then add some characters
mdBdi1980#%

#securitynews   #passwordmanagement  
Be sure to create safe passwords and use two step authentication whenever it is offered. Do not use the same password on different sites. Consider Password Mgr.
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From an SEO source that I've followed for over 14 years -- totally rewritten & now completely free to the public...

The UnFair Advantage Book 
Winning the Search Engine Wars

https://searchenginebook.com/
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Guess what wins again? Honest, quality content!
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Another strong WOW of why Google+ is super important to be a part of!   #hashtags  

...thank you +Sherry Nouraini for sharing it ~
 
A richer hashtag experience in Google Search

The #hashtags you see in Google+ posts are a useful way to discover conversations around a particular topic. In May we added related hashtags to the Google+ stream, turning any post into an opportunity to go deeper and explore what’s interesting to you.

Today we’re bringing a richer hashtag experience to Google Search. Here’s how it works:

- When you search on Google for a hashtag, say [#AmericasCup] or [#WaterfallWednesday], a set of relevant Google+ posts may appear to the right of regular results.
- You’ll only be able to see posts that have been shared publicly or shared with you.
- If you click on any of these posts you'll go to Google+, where you'll see the full set of relevant posts.
- You'll also see links to search for these hashtags on other social sites.

Today's update will be available (initially) to English language users in the US and Canada on google.com and google.ca. It’ll be live within the next few hours, so give it a go and let us know what you think.

#googleplusupdate
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So simple it brings a "duh!", why haven't I thought of that. 
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Gotta love it! I was ready for a look at the ancient ways of search. Fabulous +Matt Cutts unplugged
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Great tutorial for finding your way around Google Analytics
Do you need a deeper understanding of Google Analytics? This article shows the basics of navigating Google Analytics and what you need to set up now.
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Great summary for a great version release
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Notice the ecstasy of technical explosion over the past very few years!
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Are you selling online? 
Have you "thrown your products on shelves" or created an atmosphere where people "must have your products"
Great read!
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Excellent article. This gave me a whole new perspective on online shops.
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Great post! I like that the author's name is James "Clear"   lol
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Don't let it end with the "day" great story, pay it forward! Thanks for sharing +Sheila B DuBois
 
So this just happened-Merry Christmas!
READ!--- Update--- Ahhh cynics, you have to love them don't you :) Sad though that some are able to see the most basic of things for which they are---this post is only to inspire those to go and and do the same exact thing! It's Christmas, go make someone's heart smile. That is what the season is about!  *Merry Christmas!*

 I thought that I would go shoot some photos of downtown Denver this morning and I am glad I did. I came upon a very busy intersection when I saw a girl who looked about to be in her early to mid 20s who was obviously very new at being homeless. Odd I thought, not your typical homeless person when you think of that. Pulling up next to her, flashers on, I rolled down my window and gave her $2. I looked at her and said "Merry Christmas" and she looked at me, thanked me deeply and started to cry. I don't think i have ever wanted to truly hug someone so much in my life. I pulled away and proceeded to head back towards downtown when I remembered that McDonald's was open in some locations today. ~Lightbulb Moment!~ I went around the block, pulled up again by her and asked "You like coffee? Cream or sugar?" She lit up and replied with "I drink it black!" to which I said "Ok stay here, be right back, I am getting you some coffee and buying you breakfast as well!" I thought she was about to pass out. 
So, 2 extra large cups of coffee, 2 Sausage McGriddles and 2 Western Burritos later, I think she is pretty darn full! I gave her one of my business cards and told her "anytime you want someone to talk with, get a hold of me". My Dad who was with me was pretty floored by what I did and said "you know John, she is very very pretty! She could model for heavens sake". I looked at him and said "I know but that is irrelevant. I just wanted her to think there is still hope and to smile. It's Christmas!" 
For me, this is what it's about! This is what Christmas means! Making someone's day who never would have expected it! Pay it forward people, it's Christmas! Let us celebrate!

#merrychristmas  ---John
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Yes, pay it forward is what life is all about :)  Thank you for sharing
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