eCurrents | September 2014

 


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Data Breach Alert
Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

3 Rivers Fiber Optics Projects

Go Pinterest-ing!
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

This Month's FAQ
How Can I Turn Off Facebook's Notification Sounds?

Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In September

Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

Short Tutorial
How To Add The Pin It Button To Your Browser

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Download Graphics to View September transitions us from summer to fall. As the month progresses, we may experience cooler temperatures, more colorful leaves, and seasonal changes to daily routines. To get you in the spirit, this September issue is sprinkled with fun, fall-related resources.

But first, we share important information on the Russian data breach that's been in the news lately, and what you can do on a regular basis to help protect your data. We also provide tips for how to turn off Facebook notification sounds and how to add the Pin It button to your browser.

Could your home use back-to-school touches this fall? Check out the Pinterest section. Want to turn free leaves into fabulous crafts? Rake up ideas in Sites of the Month.

The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you'll find this information interesting.

To see what's inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!

- The eCurrents Team
 
 
Data Breach Alert – Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords
3 Rivers Fiber Optics Projects
Fiber Optics Info Check out 3rivers.net for information on 3 Rivers' Fiber Optics projects. Just click on " Fiber-to-the-Premises " in the left-side navigation bar for more info, a Frequently Asked Questions page, and a link to our printable Fiber Optics brochure. Be sure to check out the "Fiber Corner" section in our Currents bi-monthly newsletter for updates to ongoing fiber projects—a printed version comes in your bill every other month or if you are a paperless customer you can find it online under the " Coop Mailings ".

As always, if you have questions, please feel free to call us at 467-2535 (800-796-4567).
Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
This Month's FAQ – How Can I Turn Off Facebook's Notification Sounds?
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Question: I'm getting tired of hearing notification sounds every time I have Facebook activity. How do I turn off the sounds?

Answer: There's a quick-and-easy fix for this problem that will reduce the noise in your life! To turn off Facebook's notification sounds:
  1. Go to your Facebook page.

  2. Click the upside-down triangle in the upper-right corner of the blue bar, then click the "Settings" link.

  3. In the left column, select "Notifications."

  4. Where it says "On Facebook," click the "View" link and uncheck "Play a sound."

  5. Click the "Save Changes" button.
Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In September
Is Your Fireplace Ready for Fall?
usfa.fema.gov  – With temperatures dropping, you may be in the mood to start a fire in your fireplace or woodstove. Before you do, take a quick look at this site. It offers reminders on the importance of inspections and cleaning, using the proper wood, and more.
Recipes for a Better Morning
cookinglight.com  – September is Better Breakfast Month and a great time to try some quick and healthy breakfast recipes. Take a look at delicious options including Blueberry Power Muffins, Greek Yogurt Parfaits, and Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese.
Understanding Ebola
cdc.gov  – The recent West African outbreak of Ebola has captured headlines and understandably raised concerns. This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a great resource for learning about transmission, signs and symptoms, risk of exposure, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Rake Up New Craft Ideas
bhg.com  – Those gorgeous fall leaves in your yard can be showcased in your home, thanks to this collection of simple craft projects. Use leaves as ornaments. Frame them like artwork. Or turn them into a wreath. The options are "tree-mendous."
Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
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Trombonist Serenades Cows
Who knew cows loved trombone music? Watch an entire herd of them come up over the horizon and run toward the trombone-playing farmer.
  Baby Tears Up When Mother Sings
When this mother sings a beautiful, yet sad, song to her 10-month-old baby, the baby reacts by crying sweet tears sure to melt your heart.
Short Tutorial – How To Add The Pin It Button To Your Browser
Download Graphics to View The Pin It button makes it easy to Pin things to Pinterest that you find on the web — like a recipe from your favorite food blog or a photo from a travel site. You can get this button from the Pinterest Goodies page at http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies#browser .

Here are the steps to adding the Pin It button to Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari:

Chrome
  1. Go to http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies#browser from Chrome (or get the Pin It button at the Chrome web store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps).
  2. Click "Install Now."
  3. After installing, you'll see a Pin It button any time you mouse over an image. Or, click the red P at the top of your browser whenever you find something on the web you want to Pin.
Firefox
  1. Go to https://about.pinterest.com/assets/ext/Pinterest-Firefox.xpi .
  2. Click "Install Now."
  3. After installing, click the red P at the top of your browser whenever you find something on the web you want to Pin.
Internet Explorer
  1. Go to http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies#browser .
  2. Drag the button to Internet Explorer's bookmark bar.
  3. After installing, just click Pin It from your bookmarks whenever you find something on the web you want to Pin.
Safari
  1. Go to http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies#browser from Safari.
  2. Click "Install Now."
  3. After installing, you'll see a Pin It button any time you mouse over an image. Or, click the P at the top of your browser whenever you find something on the web you want to Pin.
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