Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fake News: A Content-Based Social Engineering Attack

Facebook, Google, and Twitter have recently been facing scrutiny for promoting fake news stories. However, fake news is misused in a number of ways: Propaganda, trying to influence opinion Direct attacks on a political opponent Stock manipulation scams Shock people … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the … Continue reading

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They’re Still Counting Votes

It’s November 29th and votes are still being counted. Hopefully a final tally will be released this Friday. In an effort to explain why the process is taking so long the County Elections Dept. has created a video. The video … Continue reading

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Bay Area Express Lanes – I-680 Walnut Creek to San Ramon Construction Notice – November 2016 Update

Toll system installation and testing on the I-680 Express Lanes is in full swing. Testing of the electronic toll signs is scheduled to begin Wednesday, November 23 and will last through the opening of the Express Lanes, scheduled for spring … Continue reading

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Which Negelected Swimming Pool Can Produce More Mosquitoes?

A neglected swimming pool is only partially filled with water while another is completely full. Which one produces more mosquitoes? If you guessed the pool with more water produces more mosquitoes, you’d be in the majority.  Let’s be clear: both … Continue reading

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What do You Eat for Breakfast the Day After Thanksgiving?

It seems like most of us have strong traditions about what to eat for Thanksgiving, but what about the morning after? What are some good fall post-thanksgiving breakfasts? Will a bowl of cold cereal due, a slice of pumpkin pie … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving – 2016

In January 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had just been re-elected for a third term. After nearly 10 years of double-digit unemployment and economic stagnation, the Great Depression was abating. War had engulfed Europe, and before year’s end the United States … Continue reading

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