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A complete user guide to Google Drive (NEW VIDEO)
This is perfect if you are already using Google+ and want to take your skills into the cloud...

In this video we will look at four areas: Cloud, Creation, Communication and Collaboration
This all ties in very neatly to Google+ and will enhance your online experience in many new ways. Hope you find it useful!
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Aloe for sunburns: http://to.ehow.com/16nEoiK
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How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Most intelligent people agree that how the intelligence agencies snoop on Google, Yahoo and other users is by tapping into their Providers before and/or after a users request hits Googles and others service. In ghat scenario there's nothing the services can do but it looks like Microsoft opened the doors and invited them in and handed them the keys. Although considering how bad all of microsoft's products are and how easily they get infected did they really need to help?

The Guardian says it has documentation to show that Microsoft helped:

• Secret files show scale of Silicon Valley co-operation on Prism
• Outlook.com encryption unlocked even before official launch
• Skype worked to enable Prism collection of video calls

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.

#microsoft #nsa #prism 
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Anyone in the Southern Milwaukee area know of any job postings
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Meet the man who stood up to the U.S. Government and the NSA: Ladar Levison! Rather than give the government access to all the users' data (encrypted passwords, etc), he refused and shot down the servers and his company. Ten arduous years of work went down the tube. Like Edward Snowden, he put his well being on the back burner in order to stand up for our country, for Liberty and the Constitution. He dared to stand up to this rogue government. Here is the story:

When Edward Snowden emailed journalists and activists in July to invite them to a briefing at the Moscow airport during his long stay there, he used the email account “edsnowden@lavabit.com” according to one of the invitees. Texas-based Lavabit came into being in 2004 as an alternative to Google’s Gmail, as an email provider that wouldn’t scan users’ email for keywords. Being identified as the provider of choice for the country’s most famous NSA whistleblower led to a flurry of attention for Lavabit and its encrypted email services, from journalists, and also, apparently, from government investigators. Lavabit founder Ladar Levison announced Thursday that he’s shutting down the company rather than cooperating with a government investigation (presumably into Snowden).

Lavabit’s website now displays a message about the shutdown, available in full below, along with a request for help paying the legal bill to fight the government in court.

“I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit,” writes Levison. “After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations.”

Presumably, the government is seeking access to Edward Snowden’s email, email metadata, passwords or encryption keys. And presumably, Levison doesn’t want to grant that access.

“I would _strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States,” writes Levison, based on his experience. This message seems to be a loud and clear one. Washington, D.C.-based think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation predicts that U.S. cloud companies will lose from $21.5 to $35 billion over the next three years. They admit that it is a “rough guess” based on surveys about the chilling effects of the NSA leaks on cloud businesses._

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/08/08/email-company-reportedly-used-by-edward-snowden-shuts-down-rather-than-hand-data-over-to-feds/
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An earth-sheltered home is exactly what it sounds like; a house sheltered by a variety of plants and earth berms covering most, if not all, of its external walls. http://to.ehow.com/11hin54 

This type of sustainable living has enabled households to reduce their energy consumption dramataically and reduce water consumption to 21 liters per person, per year! http://goo.gl/GBTs3v

Would you consider this green alternative for your home?
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Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government in order to let federal investigators bypass encryption mechanisms meant to protect the privacy of millions of users, Edward Snowden told the Guardian.
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