Emily Orlando taught English at Clackamas Community College for 26 years, and each term she’d cover the legal and ethical issues of plagiarizing or otherwise using others’ work without giving payment or attribution.
So the 64-year-old was surprised when she received a stern letter last month from a Salem lawyer accusing her of illegally downloading a bloody Steven Seagal movie through an online file sharing program. She was given two weeks to pay $7,500, the lawyer for Voltage Pictures threatened, or she could face a judgment of as much as $150,000.
Facebook has been a promising venue through which to market a local business ever since it reached a high level of popularity back in 2008. Back then, it was just breaking the hundred million user level and was showing signs that it would be able to be business-friendly in contrast to its rival MySpace. Now, it’s 10 times bigger and commands more time of humans than any other website.
The problem is that it’s not the easiest marketing platform to master. Unlike Google, Twitter, and other players that are used on a daily basis, Facebook has algorithms that keep businesses from finding success. Google has an algorithm, of course, but because people go to it to find businesses, they make it very easy for those willing to pay money or play by the optimization rules to get the exposure they need. On Facebook, users aren’t going there to engage with businesses so trying to “sneak in” marketing and advertising is an act that goes contrary to the desires of the users. This is why the algorithm can be so harsh.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over 9 years since Gmail was opened up in beta. When it was first launched, many thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke because it was launched April 1, 2004. Some joke, eh? Gmail now accounts for over 36.7% of the total emails served across the Internet.
The funny part is that it stayed in beta for over five years, so if that sorta qualifies as a joke. Here’s an infographic that shows the timeline.
Cable Management For PC Building increases airflow, makes it easier to work on your rig and it also makes it looks better. You can immediately tell the difference between clean cable management and someone who did not have the time for it. One reason why i think many people do not get around to it is because you have to spend lots of time on it. It really is the cherry on top of a PC Build and it just adds that touch of cleanliness and perfection to your final masterpiece. Here are a few tips to get you started, and if you also have more tips to add please comment and help a fellow builder out with some solid advice.
What’s The Difference Between POP & IMAP and Which One to Use
IMAP and POP are the protocols or technologies using which you can download messages from mail servers on your computer and access them with the help of mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird etc. The main advantage of this technology is that you can access your emails via a feature-rich browser-independent mail client. In case of POP, you get offline access to old mails too.
Difference between IMAP and POP
IMAP and POP are two different protocols. There are many differences between these two. The main difference is that IMAP (Internet Messaged Access Protocol) always syncs with mail server so that any changes you make in your mail client (Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird) will instantly appear on your webmail inbox. On the other hand, in POP(Post Office Protocol), your mail client account and mail server are not synced. It means whatever changes you make to your email account in the mail client will not be transferred to the webmail inbox.
In simple terms, if you are using IMAP and mark a mail as read, it gets marked as read in your web based inbox too (because the changes are happening on the server). However, this won’t be the case if you are using POP, because the mails are downloaded to your PC and the changes won’t reflect on the server.
Unsolicited commercial email, or “spam,” is the starting point for many email scams. Before the advent of email, a scammer had to contact each potential victim individually by post, fax, telephone, or through direct personal contact. These methods would often require a significant investment in time and money. To improve the chances of contacting susceptible victims, the scammer might have had to do advance research on the “marks” he or she targeted.
Email has changed the game for scammers. The convenience and anonymity of email, along with the capability it provides for easily contacting thousands of people at once, enables scammers to work in volume. Scammers only need to fool a small percentage of the tens of thousands of people they email for their ruse to pay off. For tips on reducing spam in your email in-box, see US-CERT Cyber Security Tip ST04-007, “Reducing Spam”: http://www.uscert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-007.html
As many as 100 million computers may be vulnerable to unauthorized access via a flaw in Oracle’s Java software. “The time of Java in the Browser has ended,” said AlienVault Labs Manager Jaime Blasco. “The best defense we have right now for these kinds of attacks is to disable Java in the browser forever.”
The threat posed by the Java vulnerability was considered so serious that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to turn off Java on their machines.
The vulnerability discovered last week by security researchers exploits a flaw in version 7 rev. 10 and has already begun appearing in major kits used to create malware packages. It can be exploited to plant malware on PCs.
With all of the hoopla around Windows latest OS, it’s worth taking the time to look at Windows 8 from a more objective, business-level perspective. Even if you’re in the middle of a Windows 7 deployment already (as many companies are), Windows 8 may still have a place. Or does it?
The new Windows 8 UI “desktop” has been one of the main sources of love or derision for this new OS, depending on how much you personally like it.
First, it isn’t a new desktop. Calling it that was horrible messaging on Microsoft’s part, and a mistake the company is going to regret for years. Yes, it’s more touch-friendly than mouse-friendly, but it’s actually also more keyboard-friendly than mouse-friendly. Think of it not as a desktop, but as a dashboard, not unlike the Windows Sidebar of Windows Vista or the Dashboard in Mac OS X. It’s meant to help you locate apps, and to run simple, dumbed-down “applets” that let users accomplish quick tasks — taking a note, checking the weather, quickly referring to a Web site — before dropping back to the actual desktop to perform some work. Think of it as a second monitor you can summon, where you can get quick tasks done before turning your attention back to your real job.
Running Google Apps is very cost effective, especially if you are running 10 or less email accounts. Below I have outlined 7 different reasons why Google Apps should be considered for small to medium businesses.
Reason #1 Maintenance
With Google Apps, Google handles all the maintenance. I personally have not seen any downtime; the updates are pushed out seamlessly. This also has to do with cost savings, plus all the hassle of updating the software if I were to manage it.
Reason #2 Collaboration
Here’s a common scenario prior to implementing Google Apps: a document was worked on by someone, emailed to a colleague, who sent another revision to someone else, who ended up making a few changes and sending the wrong updated copy by mistake…. this can get very frustrating. Google Docs fixed that issue. With Google Docs, users can simultaneously edit documents in real-time, eliminating the previous issue of multiple versions of a document.
Reason #3 Features and Upgrades
As someone who spends an inordinate amount of time wading through e-mails, finding the best e-mail service is paramount in my life.
Realizing that, I’ve done my fair share of shuffling from one e-mail program to the next–trying to find the best service that not only offers speed and stability, but also reliability and spam control. And although e-mail services are getting better, it’s abundantly clear that few offer the kind of experience I’m really looking for in an e-mail client. But Google’s Gmail app is different. It’s better than its competition on a number of levels and provides the kind of e-mail experience that’s simply unrivaled online.
Spam, Spam, Spam
I’ve used practically every e-mail service on the Web and I can say, without a doubt, that Gmail blocks the most spam. To those who open a new account, spam may not be a serious concern. Your spam folder will likely remain empty for a while until your new e-mail address makes its way into the wild. But for my e-mail address, which is widely available and easily attainable, spam is a constant headache.