Hello West Central Internet Subscribers
Hello summer! In this issue, we kick off the season with information that's perfect for June. First you'll find a timely warning about scams related to the death of Osama bin Laden. That's followed by two beautifully inspirational videos—one about fatherhood and the other a display by Mother Nature. This issue also tells you how to remove photo tags on Facebook (in case you'd rather not have your name tied to a particular picture) as well as how to remove bookmarked favorites from your browser. In Great Sites, we feature resources about supporting the role of fathers, saving energy at home, protecting your skin from the sun, fixing no-oven meals, and more.
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!
- West Central Internet Services Team
As usual, cyber scammers are using a big news event to grab Internet users' attention and get them to click on malware. No official videos or photos of bin Laden's body have been released but that hasn't stopped millions of people from searching for them online. And cyber criminals are doing their best to scam those millions of searchers—often redirecting them to webpages where they could unknowingly download malicious software.
Internet security organizations are warning of scams including the following:
Question: My Facebook friends sometimes tag me in photos that I really don't like and don't want to be associated with. How do I remove the tag?
Answer: You do have control of your tags on Facebook; only friends can tag you in photos and you can be notified when a friend tags you by selecting your personal preferences using the "Notifications" tab on the Account Settings page. To remove a tag on Facebook, simply view the photo and click the "remove tag" link next to your name. The photo will no longer be linked to your profile.
Keep Cool And Conserve
energysavers.gov – Summertime weather means parades, picnics, ice cream, and air conditioning. But before you touch that thermostat, visit this site for handy information about how to stay cool and conserve energy. It provides dozens of great tips for discovering how energy-efficient your home is, using landscaping to your advantage, and finding ways to conserve. Check out the Earth Day animation to get details with fun, interactive graphics.
Learn Not to Burn
sunsafetyrules.com – As you spend more time outside this summer, don't forget the importance of protecting your skin. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are the result of exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation. This site is packed with sun-safety information including tips for understanding your skin phototype and how to pick the right SPF.
fatherhood.org – The month of June is a great time to think about the important role of dads. The National Fatherhood Initiative is dedicated to improving the well-being of children by educating the public about the importance of fathers and educating fathers themselves. This site includes resources for dads, as well as for organizations looking to support them.
family.go.com/food/pkg-summer-recipes – Ready to beat the heat? This site can help with easy, summery, no-oven meals. Find salads, barbeque ideas, slow-cooker recipes, no-bake desserts, and quick microwave and stovetop dishes. Cold peanut noodles, finger-licking ribs, corn on the cob, skillet mac-n-cheese, and red-white-and-blueberry sundaes are a few of the delicious dishes you'll find.
World Travel Info
lonelyplanet.com – This comprehensive site is packed with travel information. Pick a destination anywhere in the world and get an overview, best times to travel, history, tips, practical hints, activities, restaurants, places to shop, and much more. Find articles on helpful topics like taking good photos, how to travel with kids, and the best places for vegetarians to visit. The site also includes a section to buy tickets, reserve hotel rooms, and check out travel deals.
Over the years, you've probably accumulated a long list of favorite websites stored under the "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" feature of your browser. Have you taken a good look at this list lately? Are there ones there that no longer fit your needs and interests? Take a few minutes now to remove such sites from your list and streamline your Internet searches. Simply follow the steps below for your browser.
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