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Burnt out on patches this month? Oracle's got 104 MORE fixes for you

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Coffee/keyboard

Cover 0regon

0racle is responsible for designing the socialist market computer for health insurance for the state of Oregon. Exactly zero people were able to enroll. This is the biggest FAIL of all the lousy enrollment computers. Change the letter"O" in 0racle to a number "0"!

Is this still broken or did they fix this?

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Microsoft spells out new rules for exiling .EXEs

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Foolbars for fools!

Anything from CNet certainly fails. Microsoft would be good just to block that DOWNLOAD*COM website totally. To download freeware one needs an installer program. It is insane that MacAfee is installed with everything as well as other useless junk. Many of these freeware sites have turned into malware installers. Toolbars for tools and foolbars for fools!

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Interview: Cisco's security supremo on the Internet of Everything

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I am afraid

Just like it is an unnecessary risk to use a Target credit card, it is too risky to have your stuff connected online. Even if people do not steal or ruin your possessions, accidents can happen. Use the on/off switch instead.

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Symantec fires CEO Steve Bennett: To lose 1 chief is unfortunate, to lose 2 is OK, apparently

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Re: bloatware

Their sales have to be in the toilet. The only time people would get the security suite is by buying a new computer with Symantec/Norton as part of the crapware.. However, Windows HATE is discouraging the purchasers, because the average person cannot find anything like documents or programs, let alone the "off" button..

Do not blame the current CEO, but that guy who is on Microsoft's board for the reduction in sales. Microsoft came up with the new OS, which they claim is the safest, most bulletproof Windows ever. Why run the bloatware when you have Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for free? It is less likely that they will identify the kernel as a virus as Symantec occasionally does.

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Didn't you know? Today's Patch Thursday! Adobe splats hijack bug in Shockwave Player

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What is Shockwave Flash>

I thought you needed to have shickwave player to play flash. What's the difference?

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Cisco kicks off $300k Internet of Things security competition

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You win in less than six words, gimme $50k

do not connect it

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Crap hospital databases next goldmine for cyber-crooks, say Microsoft's botnet slayers

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In the US blame Billary

Medical records used to be be behind lock and key and guarded by a determined supervisor. After Mrs. Clinton first tried “HillaryCare” (which was a dud. What difference does it make?), she pushed for electronic medical records. These are out there for the world to see, because they are required under the law in the US. Once digitized thay can be copied over automatically. Are you curious about Michael Jackson's records? They'd fit on a CD or USB drive. Coincidentally, when Billary, the PIAPS, was made Secretary of Stake, diplomatic cables were disclosed to the world by that hermaphrodite buck private.

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Apple slams shut TEN code execution holes in QuickTime on Windows

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Re: Quicktime

Real Player? What bloatware! That was the model for a simple program that worked well whose authors thought it could replace all the other programs on your PC. Adobe acrobat reader followed that business model. The worse thing is that Real Player spread obnoxious adware to your computer. while trying to track your every move. Gurgle and Facebutt follow that model today (except the adware, bloat, and tracking are in the stinking cloud).

The cloud stinks.

Quicktime tries to track you also. If it was just a media player, as it was at one time, most of the security issurs would go away. What a bag of hurt!

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

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Re: If you got a computer you don't buy Windows HATE.

Main reason I hate it is that I cannot find anything. Second reason is that it is harmful to connect to Microsoft and let them steal your private information. Third is that I prefer to disconnect from the internet when I don't need it. This causes tiles to bounce around again, just when I remember where they are. Cannot find the one I need after it moves.

It needs Microsoft Update settings so that unneeded stuff like the !BINGBAR! are not foisted upon us. XP sp3 is much better.

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Office Online rises from ashes of 'confusing' Office Web Apps

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Naming

Microsoft is terrible about naming things. They still have two explorers (minimum) on every operating system. Windows 8 should have been called jumping tiles, because I cannot find any windows in it.

Office online is an exception. It has just the right name to describe it.

The other online version Office 360 or 365 has a name that makes no sense being that it follows 2010 and 2013. Open Office is fine with me. I use an older version except when I need to open the Microsoft files ending in "x", like .docx. Word processors usually don't improve year to year.

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New Flash vuln exploited (again). Adobe posts emergency fix (again)

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Flash as easy to crack open as a fortune cooke

Year of the horsie brings good luck to Chinese Checkers. When these websites run flash, they are asking for trouble. Don't use flash or java if you want security! This type of site can be better without it, anyway. The Chinee know that Adobe is worse than the northbound end of the southbound horse.

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Good news! Today is Data Privacy Day ... Stop sniggering at the back

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Flame

Privacy rules

Keep your stuff private. Avoid the following: Gurgle, Facebutt, Tw*tter. Block googleanalytics, Doubleclick, etc. This is made easier using Firefox and some extensions available. I use NoScript, AdBlock Plus and Better Privacy. Using these, one can decide who gets one's info and who doesn't. Turn off location awareness. NEVER use a Google product like Chrome, Android devices, Gmail. Likewise with Microsoft if connected to internet like Internet Explorer. Search with an engine like DuckDuckGo rather than Google, Bing or even Yahoo. They want to track you.

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1.1 MILLION customers' credit card data was swiped in Neiman Marcus breach

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Re: Chip & PIN

Rather Chip, Pin & Windows. Sorry, but Windows ME, CE or Windows (hate) 8 can all get their pockets picked by those who know how. That secret PIN is recorded along with the output of the chip and can be stolen and used to buy other stuff. Please pay cash. Quid and Change.

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Cybercrooks slide fingers into TELLIES+FRIDGES, spam splurge ensues

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Megaphone

International child abuse webcam ring smashed after routine police check

After reading this story after the kiddy pr0n one, makes one wonder if the baby bottle warmer could be doing double duty. Are there people still planting these pictures on your computer and then holding you ransom? Wait, what's that moaning coming from my oven!?

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Snapchat vows to shut its hole in wake of 4.6 million user data breach

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Phone numbers?

A phone number is not protected information. There are telephone books published freely although you may request an unlisted number. It's not your social or even date of birth. If a bad guy gets your number they can only call you, not steal money or anything.

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Five critical fixes on deck for Patch Tuesday

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Black Helicopters

Why so many versions of Office?

Microsoft wastes good talent tweaking and changing Office when they should use the programmers' time to actually improve the security which they obviously did not work on. 2003 is just as good as latest verson of Office. The only reason they change the cosmetics are (1) to make files incompatible with old versions and (2) sell the same stuff a second time to those suckers who already own it. Open Office and Libre Office are good enough.

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Think unpatched Win XP hole's not a big deal? Hope you trust your local users

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FAIL

Why use Windows HATE, formerly known as Windows 8?

My fngers are to FAT to use a touchy screen. Must use an older version of Windows for it to be usable. There are ways of keeping an old OS running well, not the least of which is to keep Adobe and Oracle programs off of the box. Good thing that Adobe did not get a contract to run a state health insurance exchange. Oracle is the contractor for the state of Oregon and they have not signed up a single person yet for insurance. Is that an "O" or a zero in 0racle? The biggest fail. Do not know if it is Java based.

If an insurance application website was based on Adobe Acrobat, you would need to update your policy every 2 months. Flash would require constant updates to your policy, with different versions for male and female..

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Buggy software in need of patching? Hey, we got that right here – Adobe

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Adobe is the best

I love it when Adobe controls my camera. Better when you add John McAfee. Two pieces of crapware in one download!

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Boffins agree: YES we have had an atmospheric warming pause

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Big Brother

Eggheads and Theoreticians

These kind of people who think they know it all and can predict the future are only dangerous if we beleive them. Similarly predictors are being demolished in the US by the realization that the new health care law did not bend the cost curve down as predicted, but markedly raised insurance rates. They know the theory and it is logical, but the world works differently so their predictions do not come to pass. If they are so smart, why can't they tie their own ties?

If we follow their remedies, the result will be harmful for most people. Do not believe them.

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Microsoft in a TIFF over Windows, Office bug that runs code hidden in pics

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Healthcare.gov

That is what is wrong with the bleeping computers running the socialist "market" for insurance in the US. Microsoft software and images that are TIFFs! Need to start all over, but try dental insurance first using JPGs to get the bugs out before moving to health coverage (a matter of life and death) and TIFFs. Some Asian cultures have lived just fine with crooked teeth.

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A-D'OH!-BE: Adobe hit by 'sophisticated' MEGA HACK RANSACK

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Unhappy

Re: Serves the bastards right

Such BLOATWARE that no we longer use Adobe Acrobat Reader, thank God. They want to track us with flasn cookies, though. Is that a threat to my privacy or not? Using NoScript helps, but I'm afraid. Idiots!

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BILLION DOLLAR BALLMER: Microsoft chief makes $1bn simply by quitting

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Facepalm

Can you trust them?

Ballmer better watch out if he thinks his former employer can be trusted with his retirement. Microsoft could not be trusted with anything for years.

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US Republican enviro-vets: 'Climate change is real. DEAL WITH IT'

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What will the temperature be on August 5, 2090?I

There are two questions that need to be answered before massive regulations and human exterminations are to be implemented. If they can't know how hot it will be tomorrow, how can they predict in 75 Years? Also, if it will be warmer, is that good or bad? If this is shown to be bad, when should we start culling the human race and with whom shall we start?

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Symantec slams Web Gateway back door on would-be corporate spies

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Symantec again?

I wonder if this is a bloated pig, too. Another good reason to wipe Norton/Symantec off you hard drive.

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Microsoft offloads heap of critical fixes in 'ugly' Patch Tuesday

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Windows is vulnerable because Microsoft made it easy to use?

Ask the Windows 8 people how easy it is to find things and use them. Is it safer than 7? It sure is harder to use.

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Facebook slurped phone numbers says Norton

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Windows

Facebutt, give me my number back

Just like Gurgle kept the stuff found by their war driving, also facebook needs to keep our numbers and sell your privacy to be able to get Suckerberg enough to live on. Phone numbers are sometimes unlisted, except by them. Please give me back my number.

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My bleak tech reality: You can't trust anyone or anything, anymore

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WTF?

I trust Gurgle and after that Bong (Cold mail, Dead mail, or InLOOK, or whatever)

The above huge companies must be trusted not to track you or store your private secrets, right?

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Microsoft loads botnet-crushing data into Azure

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Coffee/keyboard

data on malware-infected computers

The malware comes into Windows computers through the compromises MS has made to keep its monopoly power. This monopoly power is more important than protecting the user. Otherwise ASS- Sure would be part of every installation.

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Security boffins say music could trigger mobile malware

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Mushroom

Justin Beaver music infected my brain with a virus. Such torture! The cure is earplugs.

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Alleged SpyEye big fish hauled in for US trial

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Stop

Do you trust online banking?

These guys want to drain your bank account. Why would you want to bank or buy anything online? Wait a little longer and use a secure method rather than what you have. Internet Explorer 8, for example, was thought to be secure last month. Is what you use safe enough? Nobody knows.

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Ofcom to UK: Really - you're using the same password for everything?

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Meh

But trust in Facebook et al has plummeted

Hey, I trust Facebutt {to gobble my identity and pass it on.} This is wonderful if you are an exhibitionist and want to show and tell all about yourself. Just don't bank online or buy anytheing except in person or on the phone.

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Advanced Persistent Threats get more advanced, persistent and threatening

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FAIL

dll hell is only on microsoft products like windows. When will they protect them?

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Head of privacy at Google leaves. Yes, that's a real job

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FAIL

What is their privacy policy?

Before I will unblock gurgle from no script, adblock +, cookie controller and better privacy, they better have a privacy policy in 25 words or less, that people can read. It will take time for me to consider using gmail, chrome browser or android devices, because they are not trustworthy. Facebutt may be worse, but a comparison is dificult. It's like comparing Hitler to Mao Tse Tung, or Ghengis Kahn to Stalin.

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Anonymous joins forces with arch-enemy The Jester against Norks

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Happy

POWER HUNGER

What Kim Jong Un says is truthfull. We have only two options. First is Nuclear Disarmament. If we show we have no nukes, he will let us live our lives peacefully. Also, dismantle "Star Wars" missile defense to allow Nork nukes to fly in unmolested.. The looney left will be ecstatic (before being vaporized) .The second optioon is to take the turban seeking missiles off the drones so they may be aimed at fat boys.

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Wisconsin man cuffed over Koch-blocking DDoS attack

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Boffin

Who are the evil ones?

So the Koch brothers are successful businessmen. This makes them the targets of Marxists who influence the weakminded to hate the successful. Free markets will reward some by the following simple statement. "The way to make money and get what you want, is to help others get what they want." Therefore, the Kochs helped many others get to what they want.

Tyranny is a form of extortion and rewards the evil, who harm the population while saying they are helping. These weakminded haters then believe that harming others is not evil,but good. Thus, the "anonymous" attacks on the worthy. It is like some kind of religious war to some of these people encouraged to be destructive.

The real villains are these Marxists, not the businessmen

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Cyberspies send ZOMBIES to steal DRUGS from medical research firms

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Thumb Down

clean energy

Why would anyone think clean energy is of any value? (We should wipe the cows' butts before extracting methane?) Most of these schemes are more costly (therefore wasteful of resources) and in the end no cleaner. Also, they are not a secret.

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Firefox to spit out third-party cookies

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GURGLE will not stand for this

Google must track you to exist. They will smother Mozilla if they do this. Watch Mozilla say "oops, my bad" and kiss Gurgle's moneybags before you know it. By the eway, Google is not evil. HAHAHA.

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Ad-titan Google blocks Adblock Plus in Android security tweak

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Re: What did you expect to happen?

Don't complain, just uninstall the Gurgle ad vector and use Firefox with ads blocked.

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We've slashed account hijackings by 99.7% - Google

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Stop

Why use Gmail anyway?

To all those who signed up for gmail because it was cool, stop. It is safer to use a different ISP. Google has huge databases on all with accounts. I am doing my best to keep as much of my info from them as possible. One day, the Chinese government will have it or, maybe, my own government. None of their business!

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Adobe punts fix for Reader, Acrobat holes battered by PC, Mac hackers

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Holmes

How does Firefox do it?

Firefox includes a pdf reader and is only 20.6 MB in size. The standalone Adobe Acrobat pdf Reader weighs in at 48.03 MB. The extra bloat is clearly necessary to attract and wave in all the malware nasties into your system. Thank you, Adobe.

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Oracle blocks security hole with quick, hot 'n' premature Java update

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Re: Anyone else get a 'invalid certificate' fail on trying to install this update?

This update will fix my Java, if it will ever install. Hopeless. Which is it anyway? JavaFX JDK, JRE, Javawas?

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UPnP scan shows 50 million network devices open to packet attack

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Too confusing

What's a user to do? I have a T-Mobile dongle for internet. How do I keep bad guys from stealing my bank account info or credit card number without using the command line or java? Unfortunately I use windows, too.

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Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed

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Flame

Kick the can

Reboot. What is that? Didn't they already can the designer of the 8th wonder of the windows world? Are they gonna ask him to bend over again for a second boot in the can? What was his name? Does he have a job now? He can consult as a motivational speaker explaining how to live with your failures and rise from the ashes. Maybe he can explain the Metro gestures in front of a live audience for the edification of those at the Gurgleplex. It ought to bring down the house.

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Oracle patches Java 0-day, goes to Defcon 2

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What! Do you think I am CRAZY??

Man, it has a check box to install McAfee. Maybe I am paranoid, but not THAT paranoid. Will it recognize Java as malware?

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Facebook fixes 'Peeping Tom' webcam bug - AFTER 5 MONTHS

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Coffee/keyboard

Cure for the problem

When you get a computer always cover the camera lens with black tape. There are all kinds of things (flash?) that can take over your camera. If you do need to send a picture, remove the tape, but replace it immediately afterward. Also do not use facebutt.

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Christmas ruined for 2,100 sex offenders booted off online games

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Thumb Up

We have treatment.... maybe a cure

It is called castration. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and a bag of walnuts for my daughter's virginity.

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Divorce lawyer spots increase in Christmas 'text message bustings'

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Windows

MAssage or MEssage

Is this a massage using only the thumbs? Need a camera phone to prove it was not an affair with the PIAPS. Look it up LOL.

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'Instagram, you were my favourite app and you stabbed me in the back'

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Windows

Facebutt is really evil

Your identity, surfing habits, photos and purchase history for sale to the highest bidder! How else is Suckerburg going to raise the money to buy Instagram? Look for stealthy changes to the privacy policy to happen from time to time. If you value your privacy and do not want everyone to look at your pictures, do not store them on the internet. Even your bank balance may not be private online.

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Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them

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Angel

Two more

Back in the day, I had a program on my computer ---not a website. It was called Web Ferret and it ferreted out results from multiple search engines like Ask Jeeves and Alta Vista. When a new hot honey had pictures on the web, I'd search for her name. On dial up it took a while, so after starting, it was time to go to the fridge for a cold one. .

Now DuckDuckGo has an engine without javascript. Provides a clean interface together with a no-tracking privacy policy.. Just love it.

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John McAfee: Let me go to the USA - or old Blighty

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Alien

Like his antivirus, his Brain is Bloated

Just like OJ Simpson's slow speed chase McAfee's antics are tantamount to an admission of guilt. But maybe his brain is so fried on something that this is normal for him.

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