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Jewelry Television

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Lawsuits On March 26, 2008, Jewelry Television filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Tennessee against Lloyd's of London, as a result of a criminal scheme the company alleges took place in 2006 and 2007. A person used a bank account of the Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York to buy more than $3.5 million in jewelry. Jewelry Television has cited that Lloyd's is exploiting a loophole in their insurance agreement to withhold recompensing the jeweler. On May 23, 2008, a $5 million ...
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The Basics Of Bayesian Spam Filtering

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Bayesian spam filtering has become a popular way to distinguish between legitimate emails and illegitimate spam emails, through a process that uses Bayesian statistical methods. It filters emails by classifying documents into categories. Based on the contents of the message in your email, the Bayesian spam filters calculate the probability of the message being a spam. They are much more robust than the normal content based filters, and their anti spam approach hardly has false ...
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The Advantages of Bayesian Spam Filters

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Bayesian spam filtering technique is a great way of filtering out the spam from reaching your inbox. M. Sahami, S. Dumais, D. Heckerman, and E. Horvitz proposed this technique in "A Bayesian approach to filtering junk e-mail" in 1998, but until it was described in a paper by Paul Graham, in 2002, it gained no attention. Thereafter, it has become a great technique for distinguishing legitimate email from the illegitimate spam mail. Modern email programs use the Bayesian spam filtering ...
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Network marketing for freedom not security

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Are you thinking about starting a home based business and thinking about joining a network marketing company to do so? Maybe you are already involved with a network marketing company and at times thought to yourself, why. The first decision you have to make if you are pondering the idea of network marketing is whether you are looking for freedom or security. Let me first start off and state that network marketing is not for those that are looking for security, or for those that are in the need ...
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Bayesian Spam Filters - How Do They Work?

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Bayesian spam filters, which are a type of scoring content-based spam filters, analyze the contents of the mail, and calculate the probability of the message being spam. It builds up a list of characteristics of elements that are typically spam as well as good emails. The advantage of the Bayesian spam filters is that they build up the list of characteristics themselves, and do not depend on the manually built list. Bayesian spam filters more or less try to emulate how you personally identify ...
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You Think Your Landlord is Tough

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

If you own a condo, rent your home, or lease office space, the last thing you want to hear is that your rent or HOA fees are going up. Well you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the increase will be miniscule compared to what a certain sector of property owners are facing. Imagine owning a tiny cabin in the woods that was built 50 years ago by your grandfather. You spent your summers there as a child, and now your children are enjoying the peaceful setting, but now the vacation is over ...
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Dangers of Spam Emails

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

I have a business email address from a local ISP that is used for online correspondence with other business traders and that email address is only printed on my business cards. It is safe from those atrocious spams, I thought. However, in not more than half a year, unsolicited emails begin to trickle into my computer inbox whenever I log in to check daily emails. It is frustrating and a definite concern because those spams may contain links that will install spywares like key loggers, trojans, ...
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Parents Who is Spying on Your Kids Online?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Spyware software is like a peeping Tom, peering into your computers logs and hard drive and tracking your activity. Spyware can follow your every step online and report to someone else what you are doing, what your children are doing. Most people have a personal computer. That computer is your entertainer, your personal assistant and something that you trust with very personal details. If you looked into your hard drive, you would see lots of things. You might see family photographs, resumes, ...
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Car Seat Strollers To Keep Your Little One Safe

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

There are times that you just cannot leave your child at home.  You couldn't find a babysitter or you just didn't have time to call one.  You have an important errand to run, an emergency or some place you need to go to.  Traveling with your child could be a hassle for both of you especially if you have a little one who couldn't walk or fend for himself yet. Of course the first thing you must consider is your child's comfort and safety.  If you're traveling with a little one then you will ...
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Internet credit card processing

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

According to, Internet Credit Card Processing requires more security and aggressive fraud controls than retail credit card processing because the credit card cannot be verified by swiping the credit card like with a retail merchant account. For this reason it's very important to deal with a company that specializes in internet transactions and Internet Merchant Accounts. An Internet Merchant Account does not require a shopper's signature and has requirements beyond a ...
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Detect, Protect, Dis-infect

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Consumers Online Face Wide Choices in Security Products With new threats to computer security and data integrity a regular feature of the evening news, a panoply of products that promise to detect, protect, and dis-infect are being marketed to consumers. Intrusion detection systems, firewalls and anti-virus software are critical to online security, but the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, says computer users ' from grade school kids to grandparents ' need to ...
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Monday, July 16th, 2012

Internet Security Warning! From: Internet Security * * * * * * * * * INTERNET SECURITY WARNING * * * * * * * * * Hello, If you are currently using the internet, chances are that your computer has been subjected to a harmful parasite known as Spyware. Spyware and Adware have effectively surpassed Viruses as the #1 computer privacy issue effecting 90% of internet connected PC's. Below are just a few of the many symptoms your computer will experience if infected with spyware. - Much slower ...
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The Perfect IT Setup for Home Business - Part 2 of 3: Computer Security & Disaster Recovery

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

No matter whether you're a copywriter like me, or you're in an entirely different field of work, if you rely on a computer, then you need to ensure that it's secure and that you can bounce back should you be struck by 'disaster'. Computer Security Norton Internet Security - If you gotta have security (and let's face it, you gotta!), Norton Internet Security is as good as any, and better than most. I've tried a few others, but Norton's definitely my favourite. It provides the two most ...
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The Economics of Spam

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Tennessee resident K. C. "Khan" Smith owes the internet service provider EarthLink $24 million. According to the CNN, last August he was slapped with a lawsuit accusing him of violating federal and state Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statutes, the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984, the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 and numerous other state laws. On July 19 - having failed to appear in court - the judge ruled against him. Mr. Smith is ...
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Install Security Cameras in Your New Home (Part-One)

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Security cameras are everywhere these days. Whether in the city centre or suburban areas, shops and or on high human traffic areas. The reason is obvious: they are the best option available to monitor our streets, our homes and workplace to ensure safety and security. Having your cameras installed while your home is either being built, or prior to moving in is sensible since the technicians will be able to install the cameras where you feel you'll need them. Nowadays, it is a must for ...
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Online Futures Trading - Getting Your Start With Paper Trading

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Online Futures Trading - Getting Your Start With Paper TradingClothed in sports the aphorism is with the aim of you solitary theatrical production as high-quality as you practice. Clothed in other lexis, if you don't toil powerfully learning to resolve something well you will in no way resolve it well whilst the game begins. The same is factual whilst it comes to investing; if you don't discover the concepts of profitable trading by you start investing, you are in danger of down a fate of money ...
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IT Managers, Is Your Network Exposed?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Most successful companies today use the Internet to help them do business, to assist them in the growth of their business and are a big player in the growth of their bottom line profits. Providing the Internet on employee's desktops does a great thing for many companies and allows a lot of productivity. The Internet has become an elemental tool for today's business. E-commerce is critical for many companies and downtime means lost business and lost profits. IT resources tend to be stretched ...
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Computer Security Privacy Issues

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Today, many people rely on computers to do homework, work, and create or store useful information. Therefore, it is important for the information on the computer to be stored and kept properly. It is also extremely important for people on computers to protect their computer from data loss, misuse, and abuse. For example, it is crucial for businesses to keep information they have secure so that hackers can't access the information. Home users also need to take means to make sure that their ...
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Why You Need Antispyware Tools

Friday, July 6th, 2012

You notice significant slowdown in your system performance. You have been experiencing slow and choppy internet connection. Your monitoring system shows an abnormal level of CPU activity . Your system is unstable as it often hangs and crashes. Your mouse pointer gets erratic around your monitor display. Pop up ads and unwanted emails from unlikely sources start to annoy your smooth internet surfing. It is not conclusive. However, all the signs above point to a spyware as the main culprit. The ...
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Phone Sales not Ready to Yeild to the Internet

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

There is no question that the internet has revolutionized business. Many people are not only paying their bills online, but also ordering products and services at an ever expanding rate as well. Businesses with a web presence have opened themselves up to new market where many consumers take advantage of the ease of shopping from pages visually no different from a catalog. Despite all that has changed in the last ten years, most companies that do business over distance and do not rely on local ...
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Top Five 'Spyware Fighting' Tips

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Whether you realize it or not, there's a quiet little battle raging on your computer. In one corner you have your faithful PC; in the other are malicious agents such as spyware, adware, malware, viruses, worms, and Trojans. Since the victor of this battle will decide who really controls your computer - use these 5 'Spyware Fighting' tips to make sure you win the battle! Spyware and adware are becoming major problems for online surfers and PC owners. Some highly respected sources such as AOL, ...
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How Much Money would it cost you to regain the use of your

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

It cost one of our friends a whole lot of money, much aggravation and lost time, lost records, and a major inconvenience to recover from the havoc caused by the worms and viruses that had infiltrated their computer over a period of many months. Actually, our friends are like so many other people who use their computers primarily for communicating with family and their friends by email, sharing personal pictures, playing a few games, doing a little research now and then, making airline and hotel ...
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Your Computer May Be Infected. Here's how to check..

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

A recent research revealed that 80% of the computers today is infected with these dangerous spyware and most of the users are not aware of it. (Your computer could be infected by now too.) The most dangerous fact is, even though the anti-virus software is running, these software can even pass it and take over your PC. Have you experienced any of the following? * Awesome popups come out of nowhere, when browsing the web * Home page reset to some other site How can this happen? - The components ...
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