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Pardon me as I digress from my normal technical tip. I have a bone to pick with Hollywood!

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Every week delivers big news of another tech IPO. We hear about super-sized valuations for businesses that haven’t turned a profit. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? It has a certain late 1990s flavor.  Are we experiencing another tech bubble? A reprise of dot-com mania?

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Have you noticed those odd black, square-shaped symbols popping up all over the place lately? They’re called QR codes, and they’re an extremely sophisticated version of the common grocery store barcode. Originally created in Japan to help keep track of car parts, the QR code is quickly becoming a universally recognized interactive marketing strategy

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Most individuals have Facebook accounts. They access them on their laptops, tablets, phones and even televisions. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of what they are sharing with the entire world. Let’s take a brief look at how to access Facebook’s privacy settings and how to go into lockdown mode.

Tags: Security

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Protect Your Wireless Internet Connection

Manufacturers of new laptops, PDAs, phones, pads, gaming systems, televisions and even appliances want each of their respective devices to connect to the Internet. Home builders have been constructing residential locations with wired network connections for some time now. For many people though, buying a ‘wired’ house or running network cables in their home is not an option. Fortunately, wireless connectivity for your home Internet connection is a solution that is easily installed and maintained. With the inexpensive cost and the ease of installation, many people opt to connect their home devices this way. The bad part is that many leave their wireless open for public consumption.

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What is the Internet

Um... It’s where I Google stuff? It’s how I update my Facebook page? It’s where I buy music and books? It’s that thing Al Gore invented?

We live in the ethereal world of the Internet. More than 75 percent of U.S. adults are online, according the Pew Internet and American Life Project. For the average American household, Internet use (12 hours per week) is starting to rival television viewing (13 hours per week), according to Forrester.

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Next Up:  Spam

Traditional spamming consists of sending out an extremely high frequency of emails from a spam-hosted account. In the early days of the Internet, the was an extremely profitable, though illegal, business model. However, the Internet has developed to a point where this practice is no longer viable. This doesn’t mean the Internet will soon be saved from spammers, but rather that spamming will soon take on a different form. The initial question is, why has traditional spamming declined? The second is, how will spam change to adapt to the new Internet.

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