Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

How To Export A Single Bookmarks Folder From Any Browser

All browsers have a neat export feature for bookmarks. You can export your saved bookmarks to an HTML or XML file from your browser. You can import the file in any browser. As far as bookmarks go, browsers tend to play nice with each other. Browsers have reasonably well equipped bookmarks managers, for the most part. If a browser’s bookmarks manager is missing a feature, an extension or an add-on will likely make up for it. This is true in most cases but there will be exceptions. For example, you can’t export a single bookmarks folder. You have to export them all, or nothing. Likewise, you can only import all bookmarks saved in an HTML or XML file, and not just select ones. There is no extension or add-on that fills this gap so we have to make use of a work-around. Here’s what you need to do.

This little work around to export a single bookmarks folder works in all browsers that have an export bookmarks feature. It is easier to use in Chrome but the good news is, it works between browsers too. For example, you can export a single bookmarks folder from Firefox to Chrome.

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FedEx Will Pay You $5 to Install Flash on Your Machine

FedEx is making you an offer you can’t afford to accept. It’s offering to give you $5 (actually, it’s a discount on orders over $30) if you’ll just install Adobe Flash on your machine.

Nobody who knows anything about online security uses Flash anymore, except when it’s absolutely necessary. Why? Because Flash is the poster child for the “security-vulnerability-of-the-hour” club — a group that includes another Adobe product, Acrobat. How unsafe is Flash? Let’s put it this way: seven years ago, Steve Jobs announced that Flash was to be forever banned from Apple’s mobile products. One of the reasons he cited was a report from Symantec that “highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009.”

Flash security hasn’t gotten any better since.

These days, Flash is considered so unsafe that Chrome 56 only loads flash on an “opt-in” basis, and both Mozilla Firefox and Windows’ Edge browsers plan to quit supporting it in the near future. If Microsoft thinks it’s a security nightmare, you can be sure that “nightmare” is too soft a description.

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How To Recover Deleted Gmail Email From The Trash Bin

In what’s thought to be the first decision of its kind, a Texas grand jury has decided that a GIF can be a deadly weapon.

On Friday, police arrested John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Salisbury, Maryland, for allegedly sending a seizure-inducing GIF via Twitter to an epileptic journalist. The target, Kurt Eichenwald, is a senior writer at Newsweek and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

Eichenwald suffered a seizure when he viewed the flashing strobe image.

Rivello was charged in Texas on Monday with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charge carries a hate-crime enhancement due to an alleged anti-Semitic bias associated with the crime.

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‘Excessively objectionable’ app tracking US drone strikes cut from Apple store

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Apple has come under fire for its decision to pull an app that tracks US drone strikes from its App Store, after the controversial app was briefly accepted after 12 rejections.

The decision has sparked outrage and inspired accusations of censorship.

Data artist and developer Josh Begley created the app five years ago, which sent push notifications each time a US drone strike was reported by the media.

Apple rejected the app, then called Drones+, saying it was “excessively objectionable or crude content.” Begley continued to submit the app to the online store over the years, in an effort to see whether Apple’s rules had changed.

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Vasectomies peak during March Madness

March Madness is underway and a new study shows there is actually a loss, to the tune of $2 billion, in productivity in the workplace.

However, one type of business welcomes this time of year to boost revenue. Many urologists see a double digit increase in the amount of men coming in to get a vasectomy. It is a quick procedure that keeps men off of their feet and on the couch for a couple of days.

“I imagine my wife would have a hard time with me watching four straight days of basketball, but I kinda have an excuse now,” Rob Myklebust said.

Myklebust’s excuse is that he’s recovering from the elective surgery. A vasectomy, which prevents men from having kids or more kids.

“For two days post procedure men don’t do anything at all. They literally lay around and use ice to keep the swelling down,” Dr. Todd Waldmann with the Idaho Urologic Institute said.

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You Can’t Have Sex With Animals in Ohio Anymore

It’s now illegal in Ohio for people to engage in sexual conduct or related acts with animals; the state didn’t have anti-bestiality laws until the change took effect last week, the AP reports. According to the Dayton Daily News, the measure gained enough votes to pass in December when it was incorporated into a bill that bars local jurisdictions from raising the minimum wage or regulating pet stores. Offenders could face up to 90 days in jail and have the animal seized and impounded. They also could be ordered to undergo psychological evaluation or counseling. “It’s a crime that defies explanation to the rational person,” said Mark Kumpf, director of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. “We’re dealing with a different species.”

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How to Find Out What App is Using Your Webcam to Spy on You

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Air Force tried to get CIA and FBI to cooperate on the Alaskan Stay-Behind network

vintagealaska-1200x400_q85_cropWhile the FBI’s Stay-Behind network in Alaska has been previously explored – including how it was partially driven to spite the CIA – the Agency’s role in the Cold War contingency has largely been kept secret. Previously classified records reveal that the military specifically sought to get the CIA involved in the earliest months of the program.

The extent of the Agency’s involvement remains unclear, as does whether or not the Agency ever interacted with the FBI on the project. Given Bureau’s animus towards the Agency – including, but not limited to the Alaskan project – it seems unlikely that the FBI would have reached out if they could have avoided it, though documents released in the CREST mention that it was “discussed informally.”

While the Bureau had been discussing programs to create “sleeper agents” in Alaska since as early as January 1950, it seems that CIA may not have been consulted until March. A memo with the subject “United States Armed Forces Underground Intelligence Activities in the event of Enemy Occupation of Alaska” from the Air Force’s Chief of Staff solicited the opinions of both the CIA and FBI Directors. The memo sought to establish a policy for the program in order to avoid duplication of effort or interference between the various agencies.

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Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds

dividing-cells_custom-570f92b3812551f8a126df2cd318102fdf0061f9-s800-c85Cancer can be caused by tobacco smoke or by an inherited trait, but new research finds that most of the mutations that lead to cancer crop up naturally.

The authors of the study published Thursday poked a hornet’s nest by suggesting that many cancers are unavoidable.

The provocative findings by Bert Vogelstein and Cristian Tomasetti at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, have stirred up a heated scientific debate that started two years ago, when they published a report along similar lines.

Back then, critics said they were undercutting important messages about cancer prevention. So when these scientists had new results to report, Vogelstein addressed that concern head-on.

continue http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/23/521219318/cancer-is-partly-caused-by-bad-luck-study-finds

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‘No turning back’ as Brexit is triggered

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