Facebook and the protection of your data and privacy

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Recently, it has come to light that Facebook had allowed a breach of data, this included the personal information and very intricate details of approximately 80 million Facebook users. How did this happen?  Back in 2013, a researcher who was at Cambridge University named Alexandr Kogan created a personality quiz app. The app was installed over 300,000 times, but due to the way Facebook handled app privacy and your data, the app was able to look into the full profiles of friends, and friends...
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Mother's Day 2018 Contest

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Moms are so very special!  They work extremely hard, are always there for their family, and are often the glue that holds everyone together.  That's why at Reality Bytes, we want to take some time this Mother's Day to honor those Moms that go the extra mile, and pamper them a bit too!! So, we've come up with a fun way to give a shout out your Mom, and have a chance at some great prizes!!   Spoil Mom with Tech Contest!! How does it work? Easy, just leave a comment on this post...
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New Google Chrome Ad Blocker

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  This week Google announced the release of their new ad blocking service for the chrome web browser. The new update affects both the desktop and mobile versions of the Google Chrome app, and is enabled by default so there's nothing you need to do to get it working. You'll likely notice this message popping up over the next few days when you are browsing the web. Here is how it works. Google has been working with an independent consortium called the CBA or Coalition for Better Ads. This gro...
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Cyber Security Seminar

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On Sept 26th I had given this 1hr seminar on CyberSecurity.  We recorded a video of the presentation if you would like to review it, please feel free!  And, if you have any questions contact us anytime.
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Internet on the go - Tethering & TurboHubs

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​ If you travel around a lot for your job or work out in the fields there is a few things you can do to stay connected and access the internet while in most remote locations. Today we are talking about hotspots and tethering. With a good portion of Alberta now having LTE coverage for mobility, you have enough speeds available to be able to connect to the internet from your laptop and work while on the road. There are essentially two different ways you can do this. The first option is tethering. ...
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Facebook - New mandate, new directions!

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Some interested news this week from the world of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg announced a new direction and focus for Facebook, with a new mission statement as well stating "Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer." One of the first steps Facebook is taking towards this goal of creating a sense of purpose for all is to push it's nearly 2 billion users towards using Facebook's group & community features. Facebook's Communities Summit for top group admins was held just...
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New Client Website Launch for Nature's Essential Garden

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We were very excited to work with Shelley Rymal and her team at Nature's Essential Garden  on this project. Sage Valley Marketing (Nature's Essential Garden) owns and operates a very unique sales and distribution company based out of Wayne, Alberta. Nature's Essential Garden carries a very large product line, well over 500 items! This created a unique set of challenges in it's own right, coupled with the fact that certain products are sold both through retail as well as distribution channel...
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Why You NEED Patch Management

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One of the most important aspects of using computers to run your business is to ensure that they are safe and secure, that your data is secured, and threats caused by having computers connected to the Internet are minimized. With the current outbreak of yet another RansomWare threat this past week, it is even more important to ensure your systems are protected, and you have very solid backups in place. Over the next several weeks I will go over steps you can do to ensure your systems are safe, a...
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WannaCry - Ransomware Update

​ Users of Windows need to be aware ASAP of a new ransomware strain and take immediate measures to patch . Specifically, on May 12, 2017 a new strain of the Ransom.CryptXXX (WannaCry) strain of ransomware began spreading widely impacting a large number of organizations, particularly in Europe. Wcry is demanding a ransom of $300 to $600 in Bitcoin to be paid by May 15, or, in the event that deadline is missed, a higher fee by May 19. The messages left on the screen say files will remain encrypted...
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The SmartPhone - Redesigned. The New Samsung Galaxy S8 Series SmartPhone

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Samsung has changed the game with the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, launched this week. The new Galaxy S8 is the latest edition of the extremely popular Galaxy S series of premium Smartphone. Samsung has taken things to the next level, by changing the standard phone design, and removing the entire bezel or border of the phone.This means the screen is MUCH bigger yet the phone is the exact same physical size. In addition to the beautiful new screen, the design implements a curved screen design th...
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