Saturday, September 26, 2015

Netiquette IQ Blog Of 9/26/15 - Facebook Enables Web Encryption For Internet.org

Facebook enables web encryption for Internet.org

from www.theverge


By Russell Brandom

The system requires Internet.org to work as a proxy between users and the wider internet, compressing traffic for efficiency and stripping out any extraneous data requests, which ruled out conventional HTTPS. Since the proxy needs to inspect and potentially alter traffic as it passes through, it's impossible to deploy truly end-to-end web encryption. Instead, Internet.org has opted for a two-part system, encrypting all web traffic between the user and Internet.org servers, then passing along the traffic to the host with whatever encryption the host wishes to deploy. (Encrypted access is also available through Internet.org's Android app, which launched in June.) The result secures traffic whenever it travels over the public web, but still gives Internet.org central access to the all the data sent through the service.
THE NEW SYSTEM GIVES INTERNET.ORG USERS A SECURE WAY TO CONNECT
At the same time, Internet.org is pledging not to store any data on how people actually use the services. In its new data retention policy, the service promises to only store domain name information and the amount of data used, along with device information that would be visible even if the traffic were encrypted. More detailed information will still be visible to internet.org, but the platform says it won't collect that data.

The new system gives internet.org users a secure way to connect, solving one of the biggest problems facing the project. Still, it will do little to address the concerns of net neutrality advocates, who see Internet.org giving Facebook too much power over the services available to users in the developing world. The service has already expanded access to one billion people across 19 different countries, moving into South Africa, Senegal, and Bolivia this past summer.
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In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

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Netiquette IQ Bulletin For 9/26/15 - Google Releases Security Update for Chrome

National Cyber Awareness System:
09/25/2015 09:36 PM EDT
Original release date: September 25, 2015
Google has released Chrome version 45.0.2454.101 to address multiple vulnerabilities for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information from an affected system.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary update.

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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

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 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Netiquette IQ Special Blog - It Has Happened - IPv4 Addresses Are Exhausted!

After years of warning, zero day has arrived. There are no more IPv4 addresses. All netizens should be aware of this and understand the changes that will be occuring!  

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AUTHOR: DYLAN TWENEY.DYLAN TWENEY BUSINESS

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02.03.11.02.03.11

TIME OF PUBLICATION: 9:58 AM.9:58 AM
NO EASY FIXES AS INTERNET RUNS OUT OF ADDRESSES
Editors’ note on Thursday, September 24, 2015: The American Registry for Internet Numbers announced today that it had given out the last of the IPv4 addresses it had in its free pool for North America. The article below is from 2011 and provides backstory on what that means.
The internet has run out of room.
Like a prairie with no more vacant land to homestead or a hip area code with no more cellphone numbers, the pool of available numeric internet addresses has been completely allocated as of Thursday (.pdf).
With that, the frontier has closed. The internet — in its current form — is now completely colonized. All that’s left is to divide the allocated properties into ever-smaller portions, or to start trading what’s already been assigned.
This change will have no immediate effect on ordinary people, but will eventually force any company that wants to be on the internet to reckon with a complicated and potentially expensive technology transition.
It could also introduce widespread delays and other strange behavior into the internet at large.
“In a sense the net’s going to get stickier,” says John Heidemann, a computer scientist at the University of Southern California who has done a survey of the distribution of internet addresses (shown above). “It’ll be harder to do things that used to be easy.”
The shortage of addresses could eventually slow down your favorite web services, make it harder for websites to verify your identity, and complicate the design of services that depend on computer-to-computer connections, like peer-to-peer file sharing, Skype and more.
The change is going to happen gradually, over a period of years, but it will happen, say experts who have studied the problem, and it starts today.
“This is 100 percent a real issue,” says Martin J. Levy, director of IPv6 strategy at Hurricane Electric, a provider of high-bandwidth data and collocation services that has been predicting the exhaustion of addresses for some time now. “We are dealing with a finite resource. We are going to run out. And we are going to have build a new system that gets around that issue.”
“It’s not really a shortage so much as exhaustion. It’s gone,” Kumar Reddy, a director of technical marketing at Cisco, says about the address space.
HOW THINGS WORK NOW
The data-delivery scheme used by the vast majority of the net, known as Internet Protocol version 4, uses a series of four numbers (each ranging from 0 to 255) to uniquely identify every machine that’s directly connected to the internet. That gives a total of about 4 billion possible IP addresses. These numbers, such as 63.84.95.56, underlie the more user-friendly domain name system, which uses URLs like www.wired.com.
IP addresses are like telephone digits, in that there’s a finite number of them. Unlike the telephone system, however, there’s no equivalent to the 718 or 346 area codes to expand to when Manhattan’s 212 is full. It’s as if every possible area code from 001 to 999 had already been utilized or reserved.
In some cases those “area codes” are full of paying customers. In other cases the numbers are simply being held for future use or reserved for technical reasons. But the bottom line is no new addresses are available.
It will take a while for the effects to trickle down to your level.
The organization responsible for allocating these numbers is the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which delegates blocks of IP addresses to five regional registries. It is IANA that allocated its last available IP address blocks to the regional authorities on Thursday.
The regional registries, in turn, allocate their IP addresses to companies, ISPs and telcos. With no new blocks coming from IANA, they will start to run out of their address pools over the next several years, starting with the Asia-Pacific authority, known as APNIC, probably in mid-2011.
As regional authorities run out of available IP addresses, their clients will too. That means ISPs and companies will have difficulty assigning unique IP addresses to their customers, employees and servers as soon as this year, starting in Asia.
When that happens, those companies have a choice. They can switch to the next generation of the Internet Protocol, known as IPv6, which has 2128available addresses. That’s enough to give 5×1028 addresses to every human being on Earth — no danger of running out of addresses there.
THE PROBLEM WITH THE SOLUTION
But many popular sites, such as Wired’s website, don’t yet have IPv6 capability.  In fact, less than 0.25 percent of the internet is wired to work with IPv6, which means that if you’re using IPv6, there’s not a lot of web content to browse. 
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Special Bulletin - My just released book, You're Hired. Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes! (And Get That Job...) is now on sales at Amazon.com

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**Important note** - contact our company for very powerful solutions for IP management (IPv4 and IPv6), security, firewall and APT solutions:

www.tabularosa.net

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

If you have not already done so, please view the trailer for my book below. 
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Netiquette IQ Blog Of The Day - Brain to Brain Communication Via The Internet


Some day, we may be emailing without a computer! Some ground-breaking news on this has already been achieved. This will still necessitate Netiquette and I can only wonder what new rules might be required!
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www.nbcnews.com  
Researchers have managed to send thoughts over the Internet, using a direct brain-to-brain connection and a big magnet.
It's not very efficient — the volunteers could only send "yes" or "no" answers to one another. But using EEG (electroencephalographs) to read brain signals, and a big magnet on the other end to transmit it, their players got the correct answer 72 percent of the time.
"This is the most complex brain-to-brain experiment, I think, that's been done to date in humans," said Andrea Stocco, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Washington.
"They have to interpret something they're seeing with their brains," added Stocco's colleague Chantel Prat, associate professor of psychology. "It's not something they've ever seen before."
"THIS IS THE MOST COMPLEX BRAIN-TO-BRAIN EXPERIMENT, I THINK, THAT'S BEEN DONE TO DATE IN HUMANS."
The volunteers played a version of the "20 questions" game. One person looked at a word on a screen — in one test it was the name of an animal — and the other, sitting in a lab a mile away, had three chances to guess what the animal was. To make it simple, the questions were pre-arranged: "Can it fly?", "Is it a mammal?" and "Is it a pet?"
There were eight possible answers: shark, turtle, bear, dog, vulture, parakeet, bat and sugar glider. That last one was added to make the experiment more entertaining, Stocco said.
The volunteer in the know, called the respondent, could look at either a "yes" or "no" flashing light on a computer screen. Her thought patterns were recorded as EEG activity and transmitted over the internet to a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device attached to the back of the head of the "questioner".
 University of Washington postdoctoral student Caitlin Hudac, the “inquirer,” wears a cap that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMG) to deliver brain signals from the other participant, the “respondent.” University of Washington
The questioner sent one of the three questions to the respondent via computer, the respondent looked at the "yes" or "no" light, and that signal went back to the TMS machine. A "yes" answer
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For a great email parody, view the following link:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgYHHKs0Zw&__scoop_post=bcaa0440-2548-11e5-c1bd-90b11c3d2b20&__scoop_topic=2455618



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Special Bulletin - My just released book, You're Hired. Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes! (And Get That Job...) is now on sales at Amazon.com

================================================
**Important note** - contact our company for very powerful solutions for IP management (IPv4 and IPv6, security, firewall and APT solutions:

www.tabularosa.net

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

If you have not already done so, please view the trailer for my book below. 
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