Instagram and Facebook do not send you email asking for login information

I’ve been seeing in the news that a lot of people have been targeted by new look on a old type of scam. This scam currently runs on that people wanting valid blue check mark on their profile. According the news the people are asked to fill out a form with username and password, email address and other information. People should never do this. Facebook and Instagram never do this. If people want to apply for a blue verification mark on Instagram they can do so within the app it self.

Never hand over your password and email information for your social media accounts. Also set-up two factor authentication that does not use sms for sending the code. Since sms messages are unencrypted and in the United States takeover of sim cards accounts is a problem. The best is to try and secure your account and data. Never trust emails that claim to be from Instagram, Facebook and other social media sites because those websites never ask you about password or other log-in information for your account.

How to fix Windows 10 Professional vpn server connection problem

If you are using Windows 10 Professional there is a built in vpn server into it. In recent years and months there has been a lot of problem with it. That issue is that computer connecting to the server computer do not make the connection. The problem seems to be in many cases that Windows 10 Pro for some reason does not allocate IP addresses to the computer that is connecting to the vpn server. The solution is simple. That is to create a IP address space on the vpn server in the IPv4 protocol settings (incoming connection -> Protocols -> IPv4). Once that is done all computers connecting to the vpn server should do so without any issues.

List of websites that auto-play audio or video or both when opened

I’ve grown tired of websites forcing audio and video playback when I don’t want it. So here is a list of such websites. I’ll update this list as the time passes. This is audio or video via video player or an advertising that is running.

Websites that automatically play audio or video when opened (ABC News) (Newsweek) (Reuters)
National Geographic (loads more than one video without a sound. Also has under pop-ups.) – The Daily Dot (Space Website)

Article updated at 03:20 CEST on 15-May-2018.
Article updated at 04:22 CEST on 17-May-2018.
Article updated at 01:42 CEST on 18-May-2018.
Article updated at 01:45 CEST on 18-May-2018.
Article updated at 02:16 CEST on 19-May-2018.
Article updated at 19:40 CEST on 20-May-2018.

Facebook shoots the messenger

It is in the news that Facebook is in the business of shooting the messengers of massive data abuse connected to the Brexit vote. This is a interesting move since the person in question was acting on the orders of Steve Bannon and others connected to the company called Cambridge Analytica. It doesn’t appear that Facebook has suspended Steve Bannon Facebook account or connected pages. It is clear that Facebook is going for the most easy and low hanging fruit they can find. I hope that Facebook gets sued over this case along with Cambridge Analytica and others connected to this case.

News items about this case

Facebook suspends account of Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower – The Register
The Cambridge Analytica Files ‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower – The Guardian

Broadcast television and cable are thing of the past

Both broadcast television (over an antenna and satellite) and cable television are going to be thing of the past before the end of the 21st century arrives. This change isn’t going to happen quickly since most economics don’t work that way. This is going to happen slowly over the next few decades.

What people are moving towards is Netflix, Amazon Prime or some other streaming services. What makes that difficult in the long run is how many services people have to sign up for in order to watch some of the shows they want to watch. This is were DVD and Blu-ray comes in (since not all television shows can be bought on blu-ray today). People are just going to buy the series the want to watch on physical media format. That also removes the risk of them missing out of the show they are watching if it is removed from their streaming service due to a licence issue or licence expiring and not getting renewed (this happens a lot) by the streaming service in question.

This progress that is going to result in the end of broadcast television is going to take a long time. I fully expect that broadcast television to exist in some form when I turn 90 years old (if I ever reach that old age). But what I am expecting by then that current number of channels is going to have dropped considerably from what it is today. How many channels are going to the dustbin of history I don’t know. What I do expect for Europe that public channels are going to be the longest running television channels, the private sector might not do well or be wiped out completely by the year 2070.

I am going to keep receiving broadcast television. Both with antenna and satellite dish. What I won’t do (if I can avoid it) is to buy a subscription packages with advertisement infested television station. That is just a waste of money and time. I do like to watch the news (in current crazy time it is better to do so) and for the next few months to years (I’m not sure for how long) that might require me to get a television package so I can watch the international news stations. As for other television stations with television shows that I might be interested in watching. I am just going to keep buying dvd, blu-rays, Netflix and Amazon Prime in order to see those shows.

Twitter is soon going to be a thing of the past

It is clear on the last news that Twitter is done for, it is going to vanish faster than MySpace did ten years ago. The reason for this is simple. Twitter is failing to deal with hate and racism on the platform, putting the garbage that Donald Trump (current president of the United States) puts on Twitter. Twitter even refuse judged racists from the UK and don’t even bother to remove the blue badge from the offending profile.

BBC News cover this clearly today (02-12-2017). Their news might just as well write that Twitter is in fact finished and at the end of the road. Donald Trump is going down in history for having destroyed a social platform.

BBC News report

Twitter is paralysed by Trump’s tweeting (BBC News)

Democratic discussions are not possible on social media (Facebook, Twitter, others)

While “arguing” with paid Turkish twitter trolls I got a warning from Twitter about that my account had been temporarily limited for 12 hours. This suggests that I got mass reported by a swarm of twitter troll accounts from Turkey. As they don’t accept any argument of facts of any type of shape. I have long suspected that enemies of freedom and democracy would abuse the security features of social media to silence anyone that argues with them with facts and few minor curse words. After I got the warning from Twitter or the “limited functionality” I processed to block the twitter trolls in question.

What about no and fuck you. I’m not interested in ending in jail in Turkey. Screenshot from Twitter.

Fake accounts is a big problem as explained here in this Guardian article. This person and an other account like it was used to flood my replay and to drown it in pro Erdogan message that everything is fine and Turkey is a democratic country today. While the fact is that is far away from the truth as it possible can be.

As social media is no longer useful to discuss democracy or anything else. I’ll keep to my writing here in the future. At least I won’t get banned from doing so (I host my own website for security reasons).

I forgot the screenshot the warning I got from Twitter. But I got the same message as is explained in this article here. Telling paid twitter propaganda bots (fake account) to fuck off is not abusive behavior. Its a civil duty to do so (it also keeps the trolls away), but because of this. I’ll have to do so here since social media is loosing all meaning and usefulness due to this facts on how social media allows the real abusers to roam free, while punishing those that oppose them severely.

For a long time now I haven’t trusted social media (for many reasons). That’s why I split my account of Iceland geology into its own twitter account just in case this would happen. As it turns out, it did. I drew from my experience with Facebook on this matter and built my own policy from it. That policy is not going to change now and my paranoia of social media is only going to grow from this point forward.

I’ll continue to use social media for now, mostly due to network lock-in and other such annoyances. But trusting it is now out of the question. Since social media companies do not have the will to remove accounts that undermine democratic values, they don’t remove those accounts as they want to keep profits up on cost of society and everything that comes with it. It is also fact, as stated in the documentary “Hypernormalisation” the fact that “angry people click more”. That keeps profit up for social media companies today and has done so for a long time now.

[Speculation] Russia hacks Macron in France

It seems that Russia just hacked the presidential candidate Macron in France. I don’t know what type of hack this, but it shows the signature (without looking at any data, just going by the news) that Russia played a social engineering (Wikipedia) on a person or persons in Macron office or IT department. This is a common factor of an attack in this cases, this is mostly done by a fake link with a false login page or something of that short.

What gives this away as a Russian attack is how it is delivered to the public. It’s done with pastebin website and some random hacker group name. This hacking is no surprise, since Russia favors Marie Le Pen for president of France and currently that’s not going Russia way. This seems to have been (speculation) to have been a last resort attempt to damage Macron campaign if things didn’t go Russia way, as it turns out didn’t.

I don’t read France so I’m only basing my view on what appears in the news. What surprises me most is the poor security Macron campaign seems to have had, because somebody should have noticed that something unusual was going on with data being copied off the server to a third party location. This hack shows many of the same signatures as when Hillary Clinton campaign was hacked by Russia, making it highly likely that Russia was involved in this data dump of presidential candidate Macron.

News coverage at writing of this article

Macron condemns ‘massive’ hacking attack as documents leaked (BBC News)

Banned from Facebook for 24 hours (1 day)

I’ve been banned from Facebook for 24 hours. I apparently broke the rules by telling a white supremacist that he was a waste of space. While Facebook often allows death videos and far brutal comments and posts to stay up on Facebook, even if they bring complaints and reports. Many of those comments and post are of racist nature and often clearly break the law in Europe and the U.S (laws against hate crimes). Facebook view has always been to ignore most of the violence posted on its website, while banning innocent material like naked people and other such things.

Facebook removed and blocked me over this comment here.

They also blocked the messaging feature.

The comment I was answering was this one here.

This comment is however considered to be fine by Facebook double and triple standards so it stays up. I have saved the whole comment section in images for security reasons and archiving. It is clear and according to a little investigation that I did and by experience that Facebook hate posts normally get to stay up, while post that oppose them and people that do so are frequently removed and banned for shorter or longer time period. It has been my experience that reporting hate groups or pages is useless effort 99% of the time, they just get to stay up because they don’t break the rule, yet somehow my comment and many others break the rules. This sounds like a convenience of the rules at best. It appears that 2016 (article here) was worst in this and I got the feeling that its going to get worse from now on. Facebook has been criticized for allowing violence on its website, those complaints have mostly been ignored according to Wikipedia article (it needs a bit of clean-up and updating). That’s just a little part of the problem happening.

What started this was this comment that I made on CBS News (Facebook page) about Marie Le Pen (White supremacist and neo-Nazi in France and a runniner for president of France and European parliament member). It can be seen from this image of the replays (I blocked at least one person from this, his replays don’t appear on this image) how this people ascended on my comment in mostly organized way. There is a good chance this men belong to the same secret group on Facebook where ideas of nationalism and other matters that are both illegal and evil are being discussed.

I have now removed the Facebook Messenger from my mobile phone. I had removed the Facebook client two days ago, just to get rid of it since it was starting to annoy me a bit. I was going to use the website, now I’m just going to use the Desktop version of Facebook since I can’t avoid using Facebook for the time being. Once it becomes possible to remove my self from Facebook that is what I’m going to do. I hope its sooner rather than later.

This website is not on Facebook and I don’t plan to add it to it.


I have deleted this thread on Facebook (this comments still exists in Facebook databases, it doesn’t really get deleted, nothing ever does on Facebook). No reason to give those sick bastards a reason to continue to complain about me and keep banning me off Facebook for it.

I’m also going to take steps to make sure that I can argue or beat the current changes in the political climate. This means I’m going to be using this website here then I originally intended. At least this are websites that are under my control and that matters today, the control of information is now mostly in Facebook giant scope and it is clear (by Donald Trump win) is not healthy at all.

Update two

The Facebook ban has been lifted at around 21:00 UTC (or around that time). BBC News is reporting that Facebook is way darker and scarier then I ever imagined. That news can be read here.

Article updated at 06:23 CET on 07.03.2017.
Article updated at 23:42 CET on 07.03.2017.

Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge has a minor fire risk to its battery

It seems that Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge has a battery fire risk attached to it. I don’t know how big of a problem this currently is. One incident has been reported in Denmark (Ekstrabladed article here in Danish). At the moment there is nothing that suggests that this is a wide spread problem in Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge mobile phones. Since faulty batteries do happen all the time (mostly due to contamination in production), without the whole mobile phone line (Galaxy 7 Edge, etc) being defective.

This incidents appears to be three months apart, given the current data stamp on the Facebook posts in question. The Facebook posts can be viewed below. One of them in in Danish and was written on last Monday (26.12.2016).

[deleted facebook post]

The incident in Denmark.