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How to protect medical records online
- ...anies that maintains millions of records taken from insurance applications, doctors and hospitals. When you apply for a health insurance policy, ins...
How to avoid online pyramid scams
- ...towards the three names in the top with the list. Then take the #1 person's name off the list and put your name on the bottom and send this letter to ...
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VoIP: How unified online messaging can increase efficiency
(...) In seconds, it provides you with a screen listing all your messages - voicemail, email, faxes, reports, compound documents- everything that came in for you personally.
Each is one line much like a contact suggesting what it's, who it's from, how large it's, time it had been received and other things you'd see with an email message. Whether it contains voice - whether it's a voicemail or compound document with voice in it - it rings your phone (or your headset) and plays the content for you. (...)
Early applications for the Internet as we know it today
(...) FTP allowed users to publish files on a particular computer and allowed others to copy these files to their own computers. Files could be made available to all or could be protected by a password.
However, to access an FTP file, users would have to know the address of the computer where it resided. (...)
Internet connection choices: DSL and cable
Unlike a dial-up connection, because DSL uses a higher range of frequencies than is used for voice communication, it doesn't tie up the phone line. Someone can talk on the phone while the DSL is in use without any interference between the two.
DSL comes in different bandwidth arrangements. (...)
HTML: Character formatting tags, layout tags, link tags and tools
(...) An HTML document is "marked up" using special instructions called tags, which are distinguished in the document using the keyboard symbols and which, in this context, are called "angle brackets." Here's a simple example marked up in HTML:
I <b>must </b>have doughnuts, <i>right now!</i>
When displayed, this text would appear as:
I must have doughnuts, right now!
In the HTML, the <b> tag indicates "start displaying the text in boldface," and the </b> indicates "stop displaying the text in boldface." Similarly, the <i>and </i> indicate where to start and stop the display of text in italics. (...)
Ecommerce: A great change for the business world
(...) A customer of J. Crew, a clothing retailer, may visit the site, see a good-looking pair of pants at an acceptable price, and then drive to the local J. Crew store to try the pants on. (...)
5 things you need to know about social networking
(...) That picture of you in the party exactly where you made that strange face and held a can of beer in your hand - whether you drank it or not - might seem funny now, but would you want a college admissions officer or an employer to see it? Remember: Once you post something online, you stand a great chance of losing control with the ownership of the picture.
Use security settings wisely.
Take the time to set privacy guidelines for your page. (...)
Safety and privacy settings on FaceBook and MySpace are alike
(...) Your home page, though, will probably be viewable by anyone; anything listed there should be something you do not mind the world seeing. Depending on the service you use, you may be able to limit viewing only to your "friends" or those you include in your "network."
In Facebook, you can limit the capability of other people to see just about any individual piece of information. (...)
Online auctions have advantages you never thought of
The business also owns Kijiji, a classified ad service that was started overseas but started operations in the United States in 2007 as a feasible competitor to Craigslist. Kijiji is really a Swahili word meaning "village" and pronounced key-gee-gee.
Why shop at an online auction website instead of at an online retailer, or for that matter, at a local retail store? You will find two good factors: First, you just may end up having a bargain. (...)
Online auction scams: how to recognize and avoid them
(...) You may have to disclose some information if you were making a buy, but then you'd be contacting the retailer and not the other way around.
Just as one instance, eBay offers a function called Account Guard, which you can get from their Web site; it installs on your computer and provides you a message to assure you that the eBay website you go to is the real thing.
Numerous security and antivirus programs, including Symantec's Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security, feature an automatic antiphishing check for each Web website you visit. (...)
Searching for a job online involves care and patience
(...) Exactly where things get a bit more challenging is a situation where you had a job with out a title; if you sold tickets as well as soda and popcorn at a movie theater, you can list a very common job description like "customer service." But do not make yourself manager. If you get caught in a lie, you're probably not going to be provided a job. (...)
Online file sharing involves some dangers you need to be aware of
(...) All they had to do was insert their code into a music or video or other digital file and set it totally free.
The third danger involves the way some of the P2P networks had been setup. Simply because the organizers were trying to steer clear of getting into legal trouble by really storing and transmitting files, instead all the files being shared remained on the computers of their members. (...)
Read your email messages carefully before responding to them
(...) Never forget that criminals are smart, in a stupid kind of way. On the Internet, they don't need a gun. Instead, they're looking for some method to fool individuals into giving them money or information, or unlocking the online door to bank accounts and credit cards. (...)
How to avoid online pyramid scams
(...) But the chances are pretty great that your name will drop off the list, or the list will quit, lengthy before it has gone through as many as 10 waves of mailings.
Do the math: If you send out 10 letters, and each of your friends follows instructions and sends out 10 letters, the letter has now been duplicated and mailed 110 occasions. The next wave would have 100 individuals sending out 1,000 letters, and on and on. (...)
The Ponzi scheme is a kind of financial pyramid
If this sounds too silly to function, think about that in late 2008, a brand new York man, Bernie Madoff, and the investment business he ran had been revealed to have run what might have been the largest Ponzi scheme ever recognized. Something like USD 50 billion in investments might have been lost, wiping out individuals, businesses, and charities across the world.
You've heard this before, but it is should be the first thing you think of whenever you receive an astounding offer in your e-mail: If it sounds too good to be accurate, it nearly certainly is. (...)
How to protect medical records online
(...) Or that a rumor causes your health insurer to cancel your policy. Or that you are fired - or not hired - for a job you deserve because someone took an unauthorized peek at your medical history and blabbed. You will probably never know the real reason you were blacklisted. (...)
Types of public records that can be found online
(...) Civil cases can be a treasure trove because they are prompted by anger - the same anger that prompts the airing of dirty laundry. That is why divorce cases are such a valuable source of personal information.
The type of court depends on the amount of damages requested. (...)
Find recors from law enforecement agencies online
Every state has a central repository of major misdemeanor, felony arrest records and convictions. States submit criminal record activity to the National Crime Information Center, which is not open to the public.
Not all states open their criminal records to the public. (...)
How to search for online resources that are constantly updated with breaking news
That is because general search engines only search for what is already contained in their databases and do not search for news. It took most of the search engines between four to six hours to post special pages including the latest headlines.
If you had looked at AltaVista, you would have found information with the latest news quickly. (...)
Why is Yahoo Directory one of the best known sites online
This new Yahoo! was to be rolled out over a series of months, and according to company officials there would be several steps, focusing on web search, personalization, and vertical searching. Its search tool also offers an image search and also a very useful news search and a cache copy to help you find old versions of pages. The same new image search should start appearing on AltaVista and AlltheWeb. (...)
How to find information on people using the Internet
(...) S. law, companies are able to show you the header portion of credit reports, or identifying information, but are prohibited from selling you the personal financial information without the individual's permission. The header generally includes the consumer's name, address, age, year and date of birth, home telephone number, and previous address. (...)
How to find people by using mailing lists
These lists give you access to people who care about a subject, sometimes passionately. Some have expertise and others do not, but to a researcher they offer access to a community of knowledge and a way to tap into great resources of information. Mailing lists vary widely. (...)
How subject directories work and why they are useful
(...) Most subject directory databases tend to be much smaller than search engines' databases.
To make up for that, most directories supplement their results with additional results provided by search engine partners. For example, a search on Yahoo! will list additional results from its partner, Inktomi. (...)
How do computer viruses work and what are they
(...) According to CERT, the Carnegie Mellon University virusmonitoring center, more than 82,000 incidents of separate viruses were reported in 2002, more than double the amount from the previous year. And that number continues to skyrocket; Carnegie Mellon reported more than 137,000 incidents in 2003.
A computer virus is a program that can "infect" other programs by modifying them to change how your computer operates. (...)
The Internet is hard to index because of these reasons
(...) The World Wide Web - The Web - is a software protocol that runs on top of the Internet, allowing users to easily access files stored on Internet computers. In the pre-Web days of the early 1990s, you had to use incredibly long complicated addresses to find specific information on the Internet. The Web changed that, making it easy to retrieve all kinds of different files from pictures, sound, and video, and text by simply clicking on a hypertext link. (...)
Search strategies and what you must know to make them effective
(...) A good, clear question will save you hours of work.
The first major step for almost any research project is to visualize your destination. Before you touch the computer, think through what you are looking for, where it might be available, and prepare a temporary roadmap. (...)
Computers communicate with each other following simple rules
(...) There are a variety of pricing plans and ways you can connect to the Internet.
Usually your ISP will provide software programs including a web browser, electronic mail or email program, and sometimes additional software. They also tend to provide customer support and technical information. (...)
Understanding better what an IP address is
(...) 147.47.134 and if you put http : / / in front of that particular IP address in the location bar on your browser, you can go to that specific page, which belongs to a terrific glossary on computer terms by Sharpened. (...)
What are the different tools on a web browser
(...) A scroll bar is simply a slider that allows you to move up and down or side to side. You can also use your arrow keys or Page Up and Page Down keys to move around a page. If a page does fit on one screen, the scroll bar will disappear. (...)
Advantages of email and the way it works today
(...) Hands-down, email has become the most popular tool used on the Internet.
Email has the immediacy of a phone call, the permanency of a letter, and a style all its own. You can send an email to one person or 100 just as easily - and you can send it at your convenience and the recipient can enjoy it at their pleasure. (...)
The Internet has changed many industries including Real Estate
(...) Most realtors use the Internet to "show" houses. This helps cut down the number of actual house visits a realtor makes, giving them more time for other aspects of their business.
Paper blueprints are on their way out in the construction industry as are fax machines, replaced by handheld devices complete with wireless modems and mapping software. (...)
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