9/11 NEVER FORGET – 15 YEARS

15 years..

     15 years..

          15 years..

               15 years..

 

 

15 years since these horrible terror attacks on freedom and democracy

 

 

 

never-forget-always-remember

 

Never forget!

Always remember!

..because it didn’t stop there!

 

 

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION DAY (SYSADMINDAY) – 2016

 

Today it’s the 17th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day or SysAdminDay

 

 

It’s a day to celebrate and appreciate those people who make sure you have a working internet connection, you can email & im, you can print and scan, you can do all those wonderful things modern it offers you 24/7..

 

 

 

 

 

Today.. it’s our day!  Today, it’s Sysadmin Day!

 

 

9/11 NEVER FORGET – 14 YEARS

 

Has it been 14 years already since the September 11 attacks..?

 

 

 

Yes!  14 years ago the US was attacked by terrorists.. for what?

..because their “religion of peace” demanded to attack “the land of the free and the home of the brave

 

 

Never forget..

8:46 AM
Five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the northern facade of the World Trade Center’s North Tower (1 WTC)

9:03 AM
another five hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the southern facade of the South Tower (2 WTC)

 

9:37 AM
Five hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon

10:03 AM
A fourth flight, United Airlines Flight 93, under the control of four hijackers, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh, after the passengers fought the hijackers. Flight 93’s target is believed to have been either the Capitol or the White House

 

Windows 10 is spying on you and now Microsoft made sure Windows 7 & 8 will do the same

 

Since the official release of Windows 10 there have been lots of news articles about how Microsoft implemented spying on it’s users.

 

 

Just an example of the many news and blog postings about this:

 

And guess what? Microsoft also implemented the same spying in Windows 7 & Windows 8 for “customer experience and diagnostic telemetry

 

 

Have a look at these “friendly” updates:

  • KB3022345 (replaced by KB3068708)
    Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry – This update introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to in-market devices. By applying this service, you can add benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet been upgraded. The update also supports applications that are subscribed to Visual Studio Application Insights. (Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1)
  • KB3068708
    Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry – This update introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to existing devices. By applying this service, you can add benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet upgraded. The update also supports applications that are subscribed to Visual Studio Application Insights. (Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1)
  • KB3075249
    Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 – This update adds telemetry points to the User Account Control (UAC) feature to collect information on elevations that come from low integrity levels. (Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1)
  • KB3080149
    Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry – This package updates the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to existing devices. This service provides benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet upgraded. The update also supports applications that are subscribed to Visual Studio Application Insights. (Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1)

 

Luckily, you can do something about it!

Make sure they are not installed. If they have been installed already, you may want to disable them.

 

 

You can use the Control Panel to do that, or by running the following commands using an elevated command prompt

wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart

 

Of course, don’t forget to hide the updates after you’ve uninstalled them!

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