INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Ransomware Senders Demand Money To "Fix" Files
We Salute Brave Americans On Veterans Day, November 11
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
This Month's FAQ
What Causes Buffering When I Watch Videos?
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In November
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
How To Help Keep Your Image Out Of Facebook Ads
Hello West Central Internet Subscribers
With fall in full swing, we've assembled some valuable information to help you fully enjoy the season. Since getting scammed would certainly put a damper on any beautiful autumn day, we begin by sharing how to avoid the online bad guys' latest trick — CryptoLocker ransomware.
You'll find inspiration in this November issue for getting into seasonal crafts, decorating, and cooking in the Go Pinterest-ing! section. You'll also learn about video buffering and Facebook privacy to take some of the trouble out of technology. For fun entertainment plus valuable advice, check out the amazing "bicycle band" and "money tree" videos and sites to help you beat the flu, stay safe when you shop online for the holidays, and much 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
Monday, November 11 is Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor all the men and women who served in our military and contributed to our national security. In particular, it is a chance to pay special tribute to those veterans living today for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to sacrifice for the common good.
In recognition of Veterans Day, the management and employees of West Central Telephone encourage you to actively express your appreciation for these brave Americans. If you know a veteran or a current member of the military, please take a minute to say thank you. And on November 11, proudly fly the American flag outside your home. Together we can create a celebration of red, white, and blue around our community.
Question: Sometimes when I'm watching a video on YouTube, it will stop and start or play in a choppy fashion. What could be causing this and what can I do about it?
Answer: What you're describing is called buffering. This means that the part of the video you're trying to watch is currently downloading. Buffering can be the result of many different factors including problems with the hosting site, the speed of your Internet connection, and the software and/or hardware of your computer.
YouTube suggests the following troubleshooting tips:
Have you noticed how if a friend endorses a company or product, you're more likely to make a similar purchase? Facebook certainly knows this and uses this bit of psychology to boost the effectiveness of what are known as social ads. The problem is that it does this without users' permission. For example, in your news feed, you may see a paid ad for a sushi place, along with a note that says, "Jane Smith likes this." If you don't want Facebook using your name or likeness in this way, follow these easy steps:
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