Scammers know how much you value your Facebook account and they're trying to take advantage of that fact. Fraudulent emails are now circulating, seemingly from Facebook, that say Facebook has received an account cancellation request. Recipients are asked to either confirm or cancel this request by following a link.
If you receive an
email like this, do NOT click on the link. Although the link appears to be
official because it goes to a facebook.com address, it actually links to a
third-party application just running on the Facebook platform. When
recipients click on the link, they're asked to allow an application to run.
When the "run" button is clicked, recipients are then asked to
download the new version of Adobe Flash. In reality, the file that downloads
is not the latest version of Flash, but code allowing hackers to spy on
activities and take control of computers.
FYI—If you ever do decide to deactivate your Facebook account, you will receive an email from Facebook that simply confirms that the deactivation has been completed.
Are long-distance calls not getting through to you? Many people in rural America are experiencing intermittent problems receiving long-distance phone calls from across the country. You may have encountered any of the following:
The problem starts
with the long-distance carrier used by the customer who makes the call, and
can only be resolved by this carrier. Local telecommunications providers,
such as Moapa Valley Telephone, are not
the cause of the problem. We strive to provide excellent service at all
times, and are as frustrated as you are by the illegal practices of some
long-distance carriers and their agents.
Question: I like to record videos of vacations and
other special events to share with my family and friends. However, when I
upload my videos to YouTube, strangers sometimes post mean comments. How can
I share my videos privately?
1. Sign in to your YouTube account and click the Account link located at the top right of any page.
2. Click the Uploaded Videos link. Click and choose the video you want to send to your friends. Then click the Edit button.
3. Under the Broadcasting and Sharing Options section (on the left side of the page towards the bottom), you'll see Privacy options. Click the little black arrow/triangle to expand and see all your privacy options (if it's not already open and you cannot see your privacy options).
4. If the video is set to Private, you'll see a section to enter up to 50 YouTube usernames that will have access to your private video.
Keep in mind that in order to watch a private video, your contacts must already have a YouTube account. If they don't already have an account, they'll first need to sign up for one. Once they've activated their account, they'll be able to sign in and watch the private video you sent them.
A picture tells a
thousand words, which is why taking a screenshot (also called a screen grab
or print screen) is so useful. A screenshot allows you to show another person
exactly what's on your computer screen—an especially handy ability when
seeking technical help or discussing a joint project. Follow the instructions
below to take a full or partial screenshot in Microsoft Windows or with a
1. Press the "PrtScn SysRq" key located at the upper right of your keyboard. Note: Print Screen (PrtScn) might be abbreviated differently on your keyboard.
2. Windows captures the entire screen and copies it to the clipboard. You can now attach the file to an email message.
Taking A One-Window Screenshot in Windows
1. If you want to take a screenshot of just one window, make sure that the window is the "active" window on your screen. (This means that it should be in front of all your other windows.)
2. Hold down the "Alt" key and press "PrtScn SysRq."
3. Windows captures the entire screen and copies it to the clipboard. You can now attach the file to an email message.
Taking A Full Screenshot
1. Hold down both the "command" and "shift" keys and press the "3" key.
2. Mac OS X captures the entire screen and saves it as a file on your desktop. You can now attach the file to an email message.
Taking A Partial
1. Hold down both the "command" and "shift" keys and press the "4" key.
2. You'll be presented with a cross-hair symbol. Left-click your mouse on it and drag the cursor to highlight the area you'd like to take a picture of.
3. Release to take the screenshot.
4. Mac OS X captures the entire screen and saves it as a file on your desktop. You can now attach the file to an email message.
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