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Google Changes – Must Read

 

Google is making some interesting privacy changes and I would suggest that you heed my warning if you use Google or any Google products (ex. Youtube). Read below to make sure that your browsing history does indeed stay anonymous. I’m sure another loophole will be created that will still allow them to spy but at least this is something to do right now. Get going and change your settings now!

 

How To Delete Your Google Web History Before March 1st

For the digitally-paranoid, here are instructions to delete your Google Web browsing history before the March 1st deadline, when Google’s new privacy settings go into effect.

Google initially changed its settings to streamline all of the rules across its different products, and, they argue, give users choice and control:

Others argue that it potentially allows user data on meetings, locations, and phone calls to easy to be shared across different platforms, which could allow people to draw associations that users don’t want made. Whether or not this could actually harm you is up for debate (and critics are yet to find a good example of where privacy has done this kind of harm). But, just in case, here’s how to delete your history

From DigitalJournal

1.Go to the Google homepage and sign into your account.
2. Click the dropdown menu next to your name in the upper-right hand corner of your screen.
3. Click accounts settings
4. Find the “Services section”
5. Under “Services” there is a sub-section that reads “View, enable, disable web history.” Click the link next to it that reads: “Go to Web History.”
6. Click on “Remove all Web History”

When you click on “Remove all Web History,” a message appears that says ” Web History is Paused.” What this means is that while Google will continue gathering and storing information about your web history it will make all data anonymous, that is, Google will not associate your Web History information with your online accounts and will therefore be unable to send you customized search results.”

 

How to Remove Your YouTube Viewing and Search History Before Google’s New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/0…privacy-policy

On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Earlier this week, we showed you how to delete your Google Web History in order to prevent Google from combining your Web History data with the data it has about you on its other products to provide you with personalized ads or suggestions across all of its products. You may also wish to delete your YouTube Viewing and Search History, which can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, and health concerns.

The following steps will delete your viewing and search history on YouTube. If you have multiple YouTube accounts, you will have to complete these steps for each account.

1. Log in to your Google account.

2. Go to https://www.youtube.com

3. Click on your icon.

4. Click “Video Manager”

5. Click “History”

6. Click “Clear all viewing history.”

7. Click “Pause viewing history.”

8. Click “Search History.”

9. Click “Clear all search history.”

10. Click “Pause search history.”

If you have multiple YouTube accounts, you will have to complete these steps for each account.

Lunar Elipse Tuesday Morning

Lunar Eclipse early Tuesday morning!

Email Santa

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I remember as a kid I used to write Santa letters. Well now that email has become the main way to contact someone, kids can now email Santa. This site will allow the children to email Santa and receive a response back. How cool is that? There’s also a Santa tracker when the time comes. In addition, there is  a section that scrolls to show you the letters that people have sent Santa. All in all, this is a really cute site.

Cyber Monday Deals

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More DEALS for you….

Cyber Monday Deals – Monday, 11/29

Here are all the best Cyber Monday deals from all your favorite online stores, listed in alphabetical order. Unless otherwise noted, these are good for 11/29, Cyber Monday ONLY!

* Alloy.com will have free shipping on all orders with code CYBFREE (valid from 11/28 through 11/29). Just a warming: their Black Friday deals are better than their Cyber Monday ones this year, so plan to shop on Thursday or Friday instead if you can!

* Arden B. will be offering 30% off the entire site plus free shipping over $25 from 11/28 through 11/29 only!

* Armani Exchange will be offering 25% off all styles plus free shipping on 11/29 only!

* Benefit Cosmetics is offering 20% off top rated pics (yup, pics with a c) from Annie & Maggie with code FORDPICS – good 11/29 only.

* Charlotte Russe is offering 25-50% off everything plus free shipping and a sparkly compact on orders of $35 or more from 11/29 through 11/30 at 12:00 AM PST!

* dELiA*s will be having a Cyber Monday sale on Outerwear – all outerwear will be up to $50 off for 11/28 and 11/29 only.

* Eddie Bauer is offering 30% off everything plus free shipping on all orders on 11/29 only with code CYBERDAY.

* e.l.f. Cosmetics is offering 55% off site-wide with any $25 purchase and code BCG55 from 11/28 through 11/30.

* Endless.com is offering a buy/save program for Cyber Monday, 11/29 only – buy $100/save $30, buy $200/save $60, or buy $300/save $100 (with some brand exclusions). No code is required.

* Express is offering $20 off $50, $30 off $100, or $40 off $150 plus free shipping with no threshold using promo code 8666 on 11/29 only!

* Fantasyjewelrybox.com is offering 25% off site wide for Cyber Monday with code CYBER25.

* French Connection is offering up to 40% off Fall Sale merchandise on 11/29 only, plus get free shipping on orders over $125 with code FCBFFS.

* Guess is offering 25% off regular-priced items plus free shipping on all orders from 9PM PST on 11/28 through 9PM PST on 11/29.

* James Perse will have an online sample sale with rock bottom prices beginning on 11/29 and lasting until supplies run out!

* Lord & Taylor will be offering 25% off site wide (almost everything, limited exclusions) for 11/29 ONLY!

* Macy’s is having Cyber Monday specials plus free shipping sitewide with a $75 purchase and code CYBER (offer is valid from 11/28 through 11/29).

* Onlineshoes.com will give you $25 off orders over $100 with code CYBER from 11/28 through 11/30!

* Puma is offering 20% off all orders plus free shipping on Cyber Monday, 11/29 only! Remember: they are offering 25% off on Black Friday, so shop then instead if you can!

* Reebok is offering 40% off your order plus free shipping with code CYBER40 on 11/29 only. Some exclusions apply.

* Saks Fifth Avenue is having a Designer Sale online only starting on 11/29 and running through 12/3 – womens designer apparel will be 30-40% off, and men’s will be 30% off.

* Sephora is offering free shipping on all orders over $25 with code SHIPNOW from 11/27 through 11/29.

* Shoes.com is offering 20% off sitewide plus free shipping on 11/29 only with promo code CYBER.

* Stila Cosmetics is offering up to 80% off hundreds of Stila items in their Online Warehouse Sale. You can access the sale by clicking this link once it’s active, but hurry – the sale is only good from 11/29 through 12/3, and the best items will go fast!

* Swarovski is offering $20 off when you spend $150 or more from 11/27 through 11/29 with code CYBERMONDAY.

* Target is having a Cyber Monday sale that’s online-only! Click here on 11/29 to go directly to the deals!

* The Body Shop is having a 3 for $30 sale sitewide, plus free shipping on all orders, 11/29 only!

* The Limited is repeating their Black Friday sale on Cyber Monday – get 40% off everything plus free shipping on everything from 4AM EST on 11/29 through 4AM EST on 11/30. Friday may be the better day to shop, though, as the selection will be better then!

* Ulta is offering 10% off your purchase on 11/29 only with code CYBERSAVE10. Exclusions apply.

* Vera Bradley is offering sale colors of the Large Duffel for only $45 and the Vera Handbag for only $35 on 11/29 only, plus automatic free shipping on orders of $75 or more.

* Walgreens will give you $5 off $30 and free shipping with code CYBER5, $15 off $60 and free shipping with CYBER15, or $20 off $75 and free shipping with code CYBER20. All three offers are good from 11/28 through 12/4.

* Wet Seal is offering 20% off their entire site for 11/28 and 11/29 for Cyber Monday – no code is needed! Also, get free shipping when you spend $15 or more.

* YOOX.COM will be offering up to an extra 40% off plus free shipping on all orders on 11/29 only!

Deals Online and Coupon Codes

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I have saved so much more by going to this site. Type in the site you’re shopping on in the search box and it will bring up codes that people have used.  I’ve gotten 15-20% extra off of my items as well as free shipping on some orders. You can also vote if the code still works or not and leave a comment on that site. I just thought I would pass this great site over to my readers in case they haven’t heard of it.  Happy shopping! :)

McDonald’s Monopoly Game is Back!!

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It’s that time of year to play again. I actually wasted around $4.00 today because although the game officially started today, the two places I bought food from didn’t have the games pieces on any of the food. Bastards! I never win and the online game is rigged (check my posts from 2009) but it’s still fun….

The Michael Jackson Experience Game

Yay or Nay? I will not be buying this…. Oh, and in the ad why does the white girl morph into Michael? Yeah, I noticed that ish….

Computer Down

Toxic

So I haven’t posted in a little bit due to my computer being hit by a terrible virus. I got it just from searching on a regular job site! That’s crazy. I saw it happening too when my anti virus quarantined a file when I went to the page. That Google Redirect crap is no joke. My computer was fighting for its life. It got so bad that at one point before it was quarantined, my speakers started playing scary music! No joke. I was freaked the hell out. Regardless, I finally got my PC clean by going with a company called My Computer Works. They can remotely connect to your computer and clean it up for you. You can choose a one time fee of $199 or sign up for a plan for a year where if anything ever goes wrong, you can call them up and they will repair it for no extra fees since you’re paying each month. Great service! As long as you have high-speed internet and your computer is still able to turn on you can use the service.  Check them out….

Angel Food Ministries

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For those that might be going through a tough time financially or just want to get restaurant grade food at a fraction of the price, go to angelfoodministries.com. Just type in your zip code and it will show you participating churches that you can pick up your boxes from. Go online and select various boxes of meat, produce, etc. and pick them at your designated host location. The prices are extremely reasonable and this should definitely help those struggling to put food on the table. I hope this post helps someone….

Change.org – Take BP’s Billions Away

We’ve all heard about the massive oil spill and the way BP is handling everything. Go here to sign a petition to tell the EPA to take away BP’s billions in federal contracts.

Targeting: Environmental Protection Agency
Sponsored by: CREDO Action

BP continues to stonewall the American people about the growing Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf, even while the company is reaping millions of dollars in profits a day from its other federal leases.

The White House, the Department of Interior, and Congress are all crying foul, but they are not taking action to hold BP accountable. If the Obama administration is serious about making BP pay, there is a very simple and powerful tool at its disposal: the EPA can take away BP’s billions in federal contracts.

The Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to bar BP from receiving U.S. government contracts. Suspension of BP contracts would mean the loss of billions of dollars and effectively stop the company from drilling in federally controlled oil fields both on and offshore.

Discretionary debarment is among the most serious actions EPA can take. EPA’s own regulations allow the agency to ban BP from future contracts after considering “the frequency and pattern of the incidents, corporate attitude both before and after the incidents, changes in policies, procedures, and practices.”

Prior to the current Gulf spill, EPA had linked BP to at least four instances of criminal misconduct, and BP has paid tens of millions in fines for environmental crimes. According to the public interest investigative journalists at Pro Publica, the EPA is considering re-evaluating BP and determining whether the company’s actions leading up to and following the Deep Horizon spill are evidence of an institutional problem inside BP that would qualify for debarment action.

If BP is hit with discretionary debarment, the company would lose valuable contracts for selling fuel to the military and would be prohibited from obtaining or renewing drilling leases on federal land. EPA could also cancel BP’s current federal leases. The impact on BP’s bottom line could be in the billions of dollars.

Neither Congress, nor President Obama, nor Interior Secretary Salazar have taken steps to truly hold BP accountable. It’s up to EPA to use the regulatory tools at its disposal to make BP pay.

The American people are outraged by the politicians’ inaction in the face of an exponentially growing economic and environmental disaster in the Gulf. It’s time for EPA to take immediate and decisive action.

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