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Mesh based social media platform

Q: Mesh based social media platform

This is a thread I wanted to make for quite some time... namely since 2011 when the whole SOPA / PIPA / ACTA / CISPA madness started, as part of a massive plan to censor the internet. Like many others, I've been interested in a way to create a framework that would allow people to post what they want, without either an ISP being able to censor them nor the government being able to knock at a specific door and arrest someone for what they're hosting.
 
Most attempts to make this dream come true have been at networking level. Mesh networking in routers is an example of it being done through hardware, while TOR is an example of an attempt through software on existing devices. But all of these methods are either slow, unreliable, or unavailable for most people. So before this breakthrough happens, and people can create an internet that doesn't require ISP's and where your traffic can't be spied on, I've been thinking about different kind of platform. I'm a below average programmer, so I can't say I have the knowledge to do it alone... or maybe someone else attempted my idea already. In either case, I wanted to post about it and hear what people think, if this would ever be a viable project:
 
- The idea and functionality:
 
My idea is creating a full media platform, on which you can post text / video / music / pictures / web games, which could be used as either a blog or forum or journal or art site. In appearance it would be like most websites that accept submissions: You make yourself a profile with a description and an avatar and signature, you have an user page where you post entries consisting of any media plus a title and description, and on which anyone is able to make comments and can favorite entries. You should also be able to add friend and watch other users, as well as send them private messages. Eventually it should have most features found on Youtube, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Deviantart, forums, etc.
 
Nothing out of the ordinary so far, the internet is full of websites with these features... but now we get to the actual magic: The idea is to use a structure similar to torrents for hosting the data... or an uncontrolled web hosting organism, for lack of a better term. The server would be an open-source program which any volunteer can download and run... same as bitcoin mining, running a node for a render farm, or running [email protected] in the background. No single computer stores any data within this platform... each server downloads data from other servers and duplicates it, acting like a node. When a client wants to access a certain user page or submission, it simply types in the user's name or the name or ID of the submission, and downloads the data from all nodes that have that entry in parallel.
 
- Storage:
 
Obviously, if this was to reach a grand scale, the platform would contain terabytes upon terabytes of data. So each volunteer would need the ability to set a disk space limit, meaning the system would only clone and relay parts of that data. What category of submissions each node would clone can either be computed based on fixed criteria, or each user running a node can configure the preferred categories it wants to support... such as whitelisted and blacklisted submission tags. Otherwise each file should be stored and networked under compression, to further minimize storage and traffic.
 
The priority of files can normally depend on their date and popularity: The older a submission is, and / or the less it's accessed by other users, and / or the less it's +liked, the more servers defer it... until eventually all nodes in the world might delete it because that submission is of too little interest. By this policy, each node always makes a decision of the form "I will store this file for one more month, and if 10 other people don't access it from me until then I will delete it, although if more than 10 people take this file from me till then I'll keep it for three more months instead".
 
- Security:
 
The biggest concern is obviously security; Anyone can modify the server software or hack the entries, to replace submissions with viruses or spam. This is especially a problem when an user logs into the network, since the mesh needs to decide if that's the real user. The solution would be an approach similar to what Bitcoin does: Whenever a user or node uploads or downloads something, several random and unrelated nodes must confirm that the submission has the correct file key, file size, and everything else that can be evaluated. The file which the user (viewing) or node (cloning) receives when accessing a submission shall be the one that the majority of nodes agree to. If one or more nodes argue that the file differs, the user should additionally be warned that the submission might be scammed.
 
Same for uploading and logging in: Your username + password + potentially a SSH key are evaluated by multiple nodes. If they all agree you are the correct user, the submission you're uploading is taken by the nodes you are in touch with, then soon spread to other nodes. Each upload should always be done on multiple nodes at once too, in order to reduce the chances that one node could fake it and let a modified file spread across the network. Needless to say, all and any networking should be done through OpenSSH and secure connections only.
 
An additional problem is that because such a platform cannot be moderated, people can also post fake content, using titles and tags unrelated to the submission. Only way to fight this is to have a button allowing people to report fake submissions and users that tend to post them... which when clicked by a lot of users, label that person as a spammer, removing their stuff from searches and deferring it to nodes.
 
The platform would also get used for discussable stuff... such as sharing copyright material or NSFW media not labeled as such. But to be honest, I wouldn't complain about this part... since the point is to destroy censorship after all. In my opinion all industries have to embrace openness at some point, as copyright simply can't be enforced the way some people want to over today's open internet.
 
- Why create this:
 
So I know this entire system might seem like a weird idea and overkill. The basic aim is to obtain a media platform which can't be controlled or censored by anyone. Any submission would be hosted by millions of computers worldwide: Anyone will be able to post what they want, without an authority being able to take it down or punish the uploader. The only way to take stuff down would be to arrest those millions of people for simply running the software, despite not even explicitly knowing what it's storing as it runs in the background... which would be too insane to happen. And since there's no specific IP address at "fault", countries under censorship like China would also be unable to do much to stop the content, unless they banned the software altogether... meaning this might also kill the Chinese firewall!
 
There is another good this system would do: It could combine all social media sites into a single one. If the system could offer everything Youtube and Facebook and Twitter and Deviantart and others do, under one account and a single consistent and open architecture, people would no longer have to use a dozen websites for relatively similar things. In fact, one great feature if such a platform existed would be to import your stuff from all of these websites... so even your existing posts are added to this new network!
 
I'd like to hear your opinions. Does a program like this exist, was one attempted, is one planned, or should it exist? What are the pros and cons, and how would you see it working out?

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Not really to do with a PC.
I am not a fan of social media and do not use any of them. Facebook in
my opinion can be dangerous considering the world situtation.
My question is this: Facebook is into everything so why do I have to use
Facebook to sign onto so many web sites?
 

A:Social Media/Facebook

I am not a fan of social media and do not use any of them. Facebook in my opinion can be dangerous considering the world situation.Click to expand...

I also do not use social media(Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

Facebook is into everything so why do I have to use Facebook to sign onto so many web sites?Click to expand...

If a site only offers that option to sign it, avoid it.

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Hi everyone. My name is Mike.
Please do not laugh at my question. I am trying to learn everything I can about using social media.
If anyone here could help by directing me to some free online courses and or articles etc,I would greatly appreciate it. I am new to this so anything would be of help. I would like to know how to use facebook,instagram twitter etc. I would also like to know about creating fanpages. Thank you. I know I must sound silly but I have to start somewhere.
 

A:Want to Learn How to Use Social Media

Have you tried Googling "How to use Facebook"?
You will find several hits, same with the others.
 

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The risks of Social Media
Do you cyber-blab? Are you a compulsive Tweeter or Facebooker? Think carefully about what you post. A simple post about your daily visit to the local coffee shop could be enough to tell a burglar when it is safe to rob your house. Remember EVERYTHING on a Social Media site is public.

Facebook and Twitter
Don?t get carried away with what you post on these sites and remember that almost everything you post will be completely public and it is rather like walking down the local High Street and shouting at the top of your voice to everyone in earshot, everything that happened last night, what colour underwear you have on, your name & address and phone number and where you hide the spare keys to your front door.
Be very careful what you post on Facebook or tweet about. It can be used against you in court or by an insurance company, even something as mild and innocent as: ?I?m jogging every day to get fit for my holiday?. Not good if you?re claiming for whiplash after a car accident or you are off sick from work.
Lawyers, Insurance companies, your current or prospective employer will take the time to scroll your Facebook timeline and your tweet history for evidence that can go against you.
Scammers and Fraudsters will scan Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites for useful information that will help them scam you.
Read the rest on http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/the-risks-of-social-media/
 

A:The risks of Social media

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I have a logo which i want to place on social media sites. I am having difficulty placing the logo onto these sites. I try to open the logo files on my tablet, but it cannot do so.
Can anyone help me please?
 

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I was running a disk cleanup because apparently my disk space was almost used up (though with what, I can't figure out.) So I decided to run a disk cleanup on my Surface RT, and that seemed to do something. However, I discovered it deleted the programs I
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to fix this problem. I can still view my messages on Gmail and on YouTube, but not on DeviantART. I know it isn't something with the website because I can view my messages on my laptop, but not my Surface. If anyone has any ideas as how to fix this or what
the problem might be, please help!

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Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how they're accomplished.

Social media threats are at an all-time high, ranging from account hijacking to impersonation attacks, scams, and new ways of distributing malware and executing phishing attacks. Sophisticated attacks target organizations of all sizes. For example, Microsoft was the victim of a series of social media hacks by nation-state threat actors. The attack campaign was extensive, affecting multiple Twitter accounts (principally Skype?s) and exposing corporate passwords and emails for dozens of Microsoft employees.

Because social media exists outside of the network perimeter, social media threats can manifest long before network perimeter and endpoint security detect malicious behavior. Detecting and mitigating these threats requires a thorough understanding of this new threat landscape. If we compare these tactics, techniques, and procedures to traditional network attack methods, we can draw some important contrasts.

Adversaries traditionally target a corporate network using two phases: reconnaissance and exploitation. Reconnaissance involves footprinting (for example, gathering information about an organization?s IP address and domains), scanning (identifying what systems are using what IPs), and enumeration (identifying the services and ports available on these target systems). When attackers use social media, their strategy is similar, but the methods of at... Read more

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With the upcoming Holiday and Party Seasons, together with the increase of online and real world shopping at this time of year, it is time to remind our user bases that the Risks and Dangers associated with Social Media usage increases dramatically.
https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/the-risks-of-social-media/
 

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About three months ago, this program was making headlines all over the national news. I thought it was at the very least amusing and thought I would give it a try. When I installed the program, I didn't do all the setting up required. I tried to get rid of it today and upon attempting to uninstall it I got this message:

"The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and you can access it."

It appears I need a file that would be in my temp files. I went to the website, www.socialmediasobrietytest.com to reinstall the software, and eventually got this message:

"Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel."

So, now I'm stuck in a never-ending cycle. When a program does this, it usually gives me cause for concern, but everywhere I look I'm seeing that WebRoot designed the program and WebRoot makes anti-virus and anti-spyware software. There's no program with that title on www.webroot.com, however.

I've googled everything I can think of and I'm finding almost all of the media's coverage in Novemer and NOTHING about install/uninstall issues. Is this program malware/adware/spyware? How do I remove it? Is it ok to reinstall it and try it out? Thanks.

Windows 7. I may have installed it for IE or FireFox.
 

A:Social Media Sobriety Test

You could try Revo Uninstaller.
 

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Hello,
 
I'm looking for software that can manage all my business social media accounts in one place.
It has to be able to manage Facebook (chat and wall), Twitter, Email (Microsoft), an on website chat and if possible also Telegram.
So far I only found brand embassy and live agent.
 
Any other suggestions?
 

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Greetings,

My company is interested in setting up a social media presence online using Facebook.

We have a concern over negative feedback from customers or competitors or outside parties and that fact that the comments become a permanent record.

I would welcome comments from anyone with a point of view on this issue.

Many thanks!

A:Beginners guide to social media

Hello.First. . . I'm unsure of what your asking, could you clarify please?Secondly, it is my opinion that there is no such thing as "bad feedback" provided you make proper use of it. Both positive and negative feedback have use in determining your company's future. Positive feedback shows you what you're doing right, and negative feedback shows you how you can improve. Personally, if I see a company with only positive "testimonies" available I get a little bit suspicious; I believe that the ethical company should not take steps to hide flaws, but instead use those resources to find and correct said flaws. Finally, if by "negative feedback" you mean spam or troll attacks on your company, Facebook does provide the capability to remove offending comments from your page.Hope that helps.~Blade

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If you want to get rid on those social media pop ups on the left hand side of your web page, this is how you do it.

1. Download Addblock Plus on Firefox

2. https://adblockplus.org/tutorials

3. Now find and click read more herebelow

Adblock Plus automatically installs a default filter list, based on the language of your browser. If you wish to learn how to add other filter lists, you can read more here. For more advanced options, like disabling tracking, click here.

4.Now find and click here below

Please click on "Add filter subscription", and open the drop-down menu for the filter list subscriptions to add new/more filters. Select the list you want to subscribe to, Adblock Plus automatically enable these lists by default. This menu only shows the most popular and recommended filters. Please go here for more filter lists.

5.Now find and click Fanboy's Annoyances and Fanboy's Social Blocking List

If you have any queries on this subject, please Google them as the above is really all I know.

A:How to disable Social Media Buttons and Pop Ups.

Just wanted to add, I've used AdBlock Plus on Firefox for years. It certainly gets rid of all the annoying pop-ups, etc. You'll like it.

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If you want to get rid on those social media pop ups on the left hand side of your web page, this is how you do it.

1. Download Addblock Plus on Firefox

2. https://adblockplus.org/tutorials

3. Now find and click read more herebelow

Adblock Plus automatically installs a default filter list, based on the language of your browser. If you wish to learn how to add other filter lists, you can read more here. For more advanced options, like disabling tracking, click here.

4.Now find and click here below

Please click on "Add filter subscription", and open the drop-down menu for the filter list subscriptions to add new/more filters. Select the list you want to subscribe to, Adblock Plus automatically enable these lists by default. This menu only shows the most popular and recommended filters. Please go here for more filter lists.

5.Now find and click Fanboy's Annoyances and Fanboy's Social Blocking List

If you have any queries on this subject, please Google them as the above is really all I know.

A:How to disable Social Media Buttons and Pop Ups.

Just wanted to add, I've used AdBlock Plus on Firefox for years. It certainly gets rid of all the annoying pop-ups, etc. You'll like it.

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I just changed my phone number. Now all my social media sites wont let me go into my sites. I don't know what to do. Is there away to change my profiles.
 

A:I changed phone numbers, now cant get into my social media .

Phone number shouldn't matter unless you are accessing via your phone. In which case, I didn't know the phone number was tied to the account. You will likely need to contact each site and ask if your profile can be updated (or check their FAQ / support page). Aside from that, create a new account.
 

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Cyber crime has reached a new battlefield ? social media platforms. Just as companies seek new opportunities to reach their target audience, so do cyber criminals. According to Proofpoint?s recent Social Media Brand Fraud Report, 19% of the 4,840 social media accounts associated with ten top worldwide brands were fraudulent.

Identikit fraudulent social media accounts
Carefully crafted, bogus accounts can be difficult to distinguish from legitimate ones. They replicate the brand account as much as they can, mimicking the logo, look and feel, and even content. The only difference is in what they propose to the audience: customer service at odd times, discounts, free gifts, and deals that are too good to be true. As the report says, ?the only difference might be something as small as one character in the Twitter handle, such as @askmajorbank vs. @ask_majorbank?.

Although social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have implemented an account verification service ? the blue checkmark badge next to the account name ? cyber criminals have become even smarter and can replicate the badge in their background image to fool customers. However effective account verification is, it doesn?t extend to posts or tweets and fraudsters know this all too well.

The 7 different types of fraudulent accounts
The research identified 7 different types of bogus accounts:
Phishing accounts
These bogus accounts are replicas of official brand products and customer suppor... Read more

A:7 types of social media account fraud

SpartacusSystem said:





Pornography
Pornographers exploit brands? popularity (based on number of followers) to distribute adult content and damage brand image and customer retention.Click to expand...

Wait, you mean the Dairy Queen account I follow isn't legit!?
 

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I´m running a number of events this year and I am looking for a solution to project foursquare/twitter/facebook up on a large screen at the event so that users can see themselves on the screen. One of the obvious problems I envisage is that the page would need to refresh itself all the time.

The idea is that it drives a lot of social engagement but from a technical standpoint I have no clue how to do this or even where or what kind of forum I should be asking on.

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction as to where I´m best to ask this question?
 

A:How can I project live social media onto a screen?

No big mystery, unless I'm missing something. Simply connect the PC to the screen/projector.
 

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This is something i wonder of curiousity, if your photo is somehow compromised (i know how rare it is but still), if you upload the photo to lets say facebook, if than you download that same photo and open it will you get infected? Does the social media sites (facebook and so on) scan somehow the photos you upload? Is anyone aware? 

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This is something i wonder of curiousity, if your photo is somehow compromised (i know how rare it is but still), if you upload the photo to lets say facebook, if than you download that same photo and open it will you get infected? Does the social media sites (facebook and so on) scan somehow the photos you upload? Is anyone aware? 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 222 GB (139 GB Free); D: 9 GB (4 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CT017
Antivirus: None

Censoring by FB, Twitter and Google creates the need alternatives. Has anyone any suggestions?

Txs
 

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ESET technology now integrated directly into Facebook... so ESET Social Media Scanner for Facebook has now been discontinued
​ESET said:




Hello,

We just want to let you know about a change to ESET Social Media Scanner.

We?ve partnered with Facebook, which means that ESET?s award-winning technology is now integrated directly into the Facebook platform. Read more about it here »

As a result ? and after securing 73,441,194,563 links ? ESET Social Media Scanner is being discontinued as a stand-alone application for Facebook.

However, you can still enjoy full protection from ESET Social Media Scanner on Twitter, where you can use it to scan your timeline and lists automatically.

For even more scanning capability, why not try ESET Online Scanner to check and remove threats on your local drives? It?s effective, easy to use, and free.

Thanks
Your friends at ESETClick to expand...

For more information, go here: https://socialmediascanner.eset.com/#/profiles/eol

 

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Google Chrome has some tricks... Facebook and other social sites may offer alerts through Chrome web-browser, I wonder how to get to the settings page of those.

What should I input into address bar to get to it? ...this method.
 

A:Google Chrome social media sites alerts, getting to it

You want the notifications areas follow the steps below:
Settings > Show advanced settings > Privacy > Content settings?. Find Notifications, and choose from Allow all sites to show notifications, Ask when a site wants to show notifications or Do not allow any site to show notifications,
 

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Sorry if this is the wrong location to be posting this subject. I couldn't decide whether it should have been this or a networking subcategory. 
*please feel free to move if need be*
So, I have a new client. They want me to set up some kind of blocking tool or parental controls that block access to certain sites.
Facebook, twitter, youtube, and instagram basically.
I have done about 10 minutes of research because I'm very busy today but I haven't found really what I am looking for.
All the users log into the Domain on Win 7 Pro.
Please, any advice, as always is greatly appreciated!
-Jerry

A:Blocking social media sites for Office staff?

Hi jerrymck This could be easily done via the hosts file (implying the users don't have Admin Rights to edit it back), but the easiest way would be to obviously block these websites at a router level. Do they have a firewall, proxy, etc.?

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Easy Tips on Cyber Security and Use of Social Media This Summer:

Summer is in swing.

This is the time of the year when the majority of employees take time off work, due to child-care (with schools being closed) and wanting to spending time recharging their batteries.

Social media and cyber security play a big role in the summer. On a daily basis, and particularly when we travel, we are all guilty of sharing personal photographs, pictures of our families and kids on our social media accounts. With publicly showing our meals out or just picnics in the park, everybody can see where we go, how long for and when we are back home.

Cyber security is an issue that is becoming predominant both in our business and home life. That?s why we all need to educate ourselves in looking after our own online privacy, in order to reduce potential risks, such as burglaries for example.

Our public Twitter accounts can be merciless if a savvy criminal is planning to act.

Advertising your vacation plans on social media seems like a sharing-fun thing to do; however, digital footprints are all clues available to anyone who is trying to find out about us. We?re all guilty of Googling our names, so yes, potential criminals can track down your address this way.

They can track you down by checking your other social media accounts for clues. They can easily identify where you live. Did you know that insurance claims may not be granted if you have a public display of your whereabouts on social me... Read more

A:Tips on Cyber Security & Using Social Media This Summer

Always browse using incognito then keep eye on your accounts for possible compromise activities.

Until now, I saw few people fall on classy traps which automatically spam the posts.
 

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Social media security:
Avoiding the phishing threats from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Social media may not be everyone?s cup of tea, but it is getting harder and harder to ignore for organisations ? especially from a cyber security perspective.

A range of recent research has highlighted the increasing dangers that organisations face from employees? social media usage.

One thing that stands out in the research is how little ?due diligence?, in the words of Raj Samani, CTO EMEA at Intel Security, is done when connecting with other accounts.

Intel Security?s research found that 24 percent of the 2000 UK-based respondents had connected with someone they did not know on LinkedIn.

69 percent of respondents had never wondered if someone was not whom they said they were on LinkedIn.

Research conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ found that only 53 percent of people check for the verified badge when engaging with a retail brand.

Only 42 percent of people checked the brand?s other social media posts, 40 percent checked the brand?s replied to other people?s Tweets or posts. 31 percent checked the Twitter handle or Facebook URL while 24 percent checked the brand?s number of followers or likes.

These are concerning figures as it is easier than ever to set up a fake social media account.

A ProofPoint report revealed a huge number of fraudulent social media accounts and apps associated with the Olympics. 15 percent of Olympics-related social media accounts were fr... Read more

A:Social media security: Avoiding the phishing threats

Great read, thanks Logethica




Logethica said:





Intel Security?s research found that 24 percent of the 2000 UK-based respondents had connected with someone they did not know on LinkedIn.

69 percent of respondents had never wondered if someone was not whom they said they were on LinkedIn.

Research conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ found that only 53 percent of people check for the verified badge when engaging with a retail brand.

Only 42 percent of people checked the brand?s other social media posts, 40 percent checked the brand?s replied to other people?s Tweets or posts. 31 percent checked the Twitter handle or Facebook URL while 24 percent checked the brand?s number of followers or likes.Click to expand...

Most social Media is bad enough with security, you add user habits like this and your asking for trouble.
Thanks again buddy.
PeAcE
 

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Hi everyone.

More and more these days we see a vertical bar at the left side of web pages with social media links. I believe they are called CSS Social Media Sidebars. They usually cover up what your trying to read. They really annoy me and I was wondering if there is a way to automatically stop them loading with webpages.

I know that you can use Ad Block Plus to remove some but that doesn't always work and it's not automatic.

Any ideas?

Many thanks in advance.

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Does anyone know if Search Engines can crawl and index social media profile pages that are set to private (set to where only "friends" of that person are able to access the page)? The best analogy I can give is back in the Myspace era when users had the option to set their pages to private, and anyone who wasn't a 'friend' of that person and tried to access their profile would just get a blank screen that just said "This profile is set to private. You are not authorized to view this page," or something to that effect. I was just wondering if Search Engine crawler bots get this same sort of page when they try to access private profiles, or if somehow they are able to get past these blocks and thus crawl & index social media pages that are supposedly private. I have been searching all over the net trying to find an answer to this question but haven't been able to find anything.  

A:Can search engines crawl & index social media profiles set to private?

Probably not but I bet there are products that will do that for a price. 

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I added in yahoo mail signature 3 social media icons, one NEXT to each other, as shown here https://goo.gl/fFBtn5. But the icons come one BELOW each other: https://goo.gl/GzhQpZ


Any suggestions on how I can fix this bug or who should I contact at yahoo to fix it?

Thank you,

Hopper

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I added in yahoo mail signature 3 social media icons, one NEXT to each other, as shown here https://goo.gl/fFBtn5. But the icons come one BELOW each other: https://goo.gl/GzhQpZ


Any suggestions on how I can fix this bug or who should I contact at yahoo to fix it?

Thank you,

Hopper

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The United States Department of State wants to make it mandatory for all foreigners to provide social media details when applying for a visa to enter the US.

US authorities want to modify three visa application forms. The changes made to the three forms would make it mandatory for all visa applicants ?immigrant and non-immigrant? to provide all social media handles used in the last five years.

Diplomatic visas will be exempt from this new rule and some applicants might be asked to provide a list of emails and phone numbers used in the past five years, for additional vetting purposes.

The Department of State has not detailed the list of social media platforms for which it intends to collect account names but said the forms would include an optional section where applicants can enter usernames for online platforms not included in the main list.

Nearly 15 million visa applicants affected
The State Department is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to modify three US visa forms ?DS-156, DS-160, and DS-260.

These are visa forms that immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants must fill in and submit before being allowed to enter the US. US officials estimate 710,000 immigrant seekers and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants will be affected.
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A:US Wants to Make Social Media Data Collection Mandatory for All Visa Applicants

They could just ask Facebook for all info.
 

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This is in reply to this closed thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/635907-pds-access-failed.html
"The initialization of the PSD access failed...". The top header of the window showed "Embedded Security Personal Secure Drive".Click to expand...

Related symptoms, often on Dell Latitude Laptops: a couple of minutes after you turn the computer on, you see warning windows on the screen,:

Broadcom

The initialization of the PSD access failed - this may be because the TPM component on your PC is disabled, uninstalled, or not functioning correctly.
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and:

Broadcom Secure Foundation (TM) TPM Status Indication Applet

An Security Platform Services connection failed (0xe0283103). Yes, it says "An", not "A".Click to expand...

The typical "answer" to this "problem" if you ask google is 1) reinstall windows or 2) uninstall the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) software. You may read that it is an "extra" driver you accidentally installed.

Not true.

These errors come when you have installed the TPM but have not enabled the BIOS settings that activate it.

To get rid of these errors and take advantage of the added Trusted Platform Module (TPM) functionality, you need to activate TPM in your BIOS. Instructions are here:

http://www.solano.edu/tech_learn_resources/techtips/D620/security.htm#wp1113909

http://www.dell.com/content/learnmore/learnmore.aspx?~id=smartcard&~seri... Read more

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I am having exactly the same problem as in the closed thread response to dpknauss. I, however, was unable to activate any of the links cited for the instructions to activate the TPM in my BIOS. Am I misinterpreting the .... in the URLs?
 

A:Solved: Broadcom Security Platform Personal Secure Drive Trusted Platform Module

Can you describe the problem in detail or at least provide a link to the thread you refer to ?
 

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After working with TSF experts and trying many things my java runtime environment will not work. Also, links posted to social media do not work that link to my website on avahost.com ( Cloud Hands Virtual Gallery) but same links will work when pasted into a browser. For example this link was not working earlier when posted to TSF: http://jerryrosspittore.com/Verify.png but works ok when pasted into Chrome or IE10.

I have run the programs suggested by Rich and am attaching the attach.zip file in hope they can shed some light on my problem.

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Wanted to get input from software developers on the Android and iOS platform as to their opinion on various hybrid technologies versus native developement
the pros and cons
what are the premier promising hybrid technologies
 

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I have a friend that his wife does not want to get into apple tv or iTunes. I have been put on a mission to find the easiest way for them to share music pics, and play movies from a network server to all the tv's in the house. what is the most painless way of doing this for the preverbal dumb *** taking in account that it has to be kid friendly.
 

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I have been infected by a virus or trojan etc.My access to internet is now partial .Some times it connects and sometimes it does not connect.Also one ad comes on top of other ads in the network asking to join some social media sites.I have formatted all my drives many times but still the virus comes back. Please help.

A:internet virus , social media virus

 
 Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the the log into your next reply.
 

  Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
 
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
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 ESET Online Scanner
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Note: If your AV is blocking Eset online scanner, please temporarily disable your AV.
 
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan This process may may take several hours, that is normal.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the  button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desk... Read more

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Hi I have a few questions about upgrading my machine to a media centre PC.

I purchased my PC awhile ago back in 2004 and I'm interested in upgrading my PC to a Media centre based PC,but I'm unsure if I should buy a new mobo that is PCI Express based along with a media centre compatible PCIe video card and TV tuner card?...is this upgrade worth it considering PCIe seems to be taking over?,I'd also have to upgrade my Ram to DDR 2 to support the new board, should I just stick with an AGP video card along with a PCI tv tuner card until I later upgrade my mobo,ram,video card?.The TV tuner card I've decided on is a PCI card,so it will work later on the newer PCIe based board, which also has PCI slots..but what about an AGP video card?,I highly doubt it cuz wheres the AGP slot on the new Intel PCIe based board?.
The reason I ask is because my current mobo is older, its an Intel D865GBFL with no PCI Express slots, just 6 PCI slots, and the video card I have now is an AGP type, my Ram is 512mb DDR...so I'm wondering if it is worth spending all the extra money on a new PCIe based board along with a PCIe video card and DDR 2 Ram,etc.. instead of just buying an AGP type of card that works on my current mobo..but then again for the future, newer boards don't support AGP, I noticed,so?(is it worth investing in AGP cards)
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I wanted to purchase the ATI All in wonder 2006 Edition video card,which is media Centre compatible and AGP interfaced, which would wor... Read more

A:upgrade to a Media centre based PC

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Hello world!

I've got a rather large music library that doesn't like to play nice with windows media player. Does anyone know of a good media player that uses a sort of music structure to organize everything?

Thanks guys!

A:Know any good folder based media player?

MediaMonkeyManage a music library from 100 to 50,000+ audio files and playlists

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I am a firm believer in the Media Center program and have been using it everyday for three years in my family room. I would like to extend the media capabilities around the house. My house is fully wired with two cat 5E and two coax to all the rooms. All wires are homerunned to a central rack. I have one other XP computer that I have networked, but it is not very practical for entertainment purposes. I am aware of some media center extenders on the market. Do I need one for each location? Are there limits to the number of users at one time? Does anyone have recommendations on equipment or configurations of a network to best utilize the Media Centers capabilities? I may be dreaming, but I would love to find a wireless monitor w/ remote (10-13", and I am nervous about touch screen) that I can access my Media Center media while the Media Center is being used by someone else.
 

A:MS Media Center Edition based home network

You should try poking around at www.thegreenbutton. You might find some good info there.
 

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So I have a downloads folder on a Windows 10 Professional workstation and the entirety of this folder frequently need to be copied to a flashdrive.

I'm looking to setup a trigger of some sort so that when I plug in a specified flash drive or even a portable hard disk that the system will check for a certain directory and if all conditions are met then it will transfer or copy the contents from the downloads folder into the folder on the removable media. I would also like, if possible, to make it that when the media is plugged into the machine then anything put into the downloads folder will automatically redirect or move to the media as well.

I'm under the impression I can use scheduled tasks to do this but I am also entirely unfamiliar with its use.

This is not in a corporate environment and I am one of two users/administrators on the machine.

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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/03/21/samsung_unveils_ssd/

Sounds like the advancments in solid state media is getting better and better. I am wondering how much longer before you find laptops and PC's with solid state drives rather than spinning platters. (I would love to see this in laptops soon as HDD's seem to be a weak point when it gets all jostled around).

I have seen mention of a handheld type device that is going to make use of this 32gb media in the near future.

Die you klacking skreetching heads and the chatter of the bearings as the platters spin up.... Die die die!!!! (Ohhh a little overdramatic but you get the point )
 

A:Solid state media about to give platter based drives a run for their money?

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/469555-beginning-end-hd.html
 

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Did anybody install Live Mesh on Win 7 64 bit?

If so, Could you please let me know how to install it?


Thanks
Hans

A:Live mesh

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hans23


Did anybody install Live Mesh on Win 7 64 bit?

If so, Could you please let me know how to install it?


Thanks
Hans


Go to the following website (link at the bottom). Sign in. Then you should be on the Devices Page, add new device, select Vista 64-bit, install.

https://www.mesh.com/Web/Devices.aspx

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Hello.
I've got a Mesh pc with single 160gb harddrive.
I've tried to upgrade from xp home to pro, however this stopped and now It won't recognise any harddrive because of the raid.
I've tried using "tab" to enter the raid array tool ,but cannot do anything, drivers have been updated.

Am i right in thinking the raid is the problem? Any way to break the array.

A:Xp pro Mesh Raid!!!!!!

First, there is a sub forum here that focuses on hard drive issues alone, and the "quality" of expertise may be better there.

Do you have a separate IDE card for your RAID, or is it onboard ? Can you see the controller card in System > Manager ? Is it red or yellow flagged ?

I don't think the transition from XP home to Pro should have had that much dramatic effect on your RAID being recognized.

Also I don't understand how having the drivers update effects your ability to access your RAID configuration tool. That doesn't sound right either.

I asssume your RAID is not your boot drive. Please confirm this. Also, what typr of RAID configuration is it (0,1, etc...) ?

Is it possible that your RAID has become corrupt, and that has nothing to do with the O/S change ?

Is it possible that you have malware aboard that may be interfering with the proper operation of your RAID ?

Do you have any other problems & if so what are there symptoms ?

Do you have AV & firewall protection ?

What have you done to "rule out" the possibility of viral infestation ?

WHy did you change from Home to Pro and did you have SP2 installed at the time and do you have SP2 installed at the time and did you upgrade or do a complete install ?

Please answer these questions in order, completely & one at a time.

Thanks

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Hi all, I have just found and been playing with W Live Mesh, ( I have a recent image of my system by Acronis 2010 just in case) I have a 35gb folder on an external hdd that I would like to have access to without humping it about with me. If I do what needs doing, where will it be stored ?

A:W Live Mesh

It will still be stored on your HDD the only thing is it will be available from any computer with MESH on it and your credentials...when you make your computer part of your MESH...

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Hello all im new here, but mesh dont seem to care.

I brought this pc : MESH Computers - Award Winning Review PCs, Custom PCs and Budget PCs Since 1987 - Inspire 640

But i modified a few bits this is actually my setup:

Inspire 640 (includes upgrades - click to view)






System Base Price: ? 339.57
Mini-Tower uATX Chassis - Black
550W HEC Desktop Power Supply [upg ? 17.50]
ASUS M4A78LT-M Mainboard - DDR3,uATX
AMD Athlon? II X4 640 Quad Core Processor AM3 (3.0GHz)
4GB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM - (2x2GB)
1GB ATI Radeon HD5750 Graphics Accelerator [upg ? 92.50]
1TB Samsung F3 SATA 7200rpm 32MB Cache Hard Drive
22x SATA Dual Layer DVD-Rewritable Super Format ?R/?RW/RAM
7.1 High Definition onboard sound card - for 8 Channel Cinema sound
*Operating System Not Required (System Tested under Windows 7)
Basically since having it ive had bsods every time i play a game, i even had one whilst doing a chkdsk because ive been reading on soem ... Read more

A:New PC From Mesh BSOD

Also a few bsod codes i got are:

BCCODE:1E
BCCODE1
BCCODE:3B
BCCODE:0A
BCCODE:19
BCCODE:A

I did chkdsk and nothing, and i did memory diagnostics and nothing also, can anyone help please!! =]

also im running windows 7 64 bit, but im thinking of trying 32bit to see if anything changes. thanks

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