What Is CISPA?

The official position of Arvixe is against CISPA. This is simply an educational article informing blog readers about the CISPA bill and its potential impact on the average Internet user. 

So it seems that the threat of SOPA and PIPA has passed. Arvixe explained what SOPA was and took a stance against the act in this article.

But have you heard about CISPA? CISPA is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and it actually passed through the House of Representatives on April 26th.

While SOPA focused more on copyright issues, CISPA aims to “track cyber threats.” The bill allows for government agencies and private companies to all be allowed to share private information about cyber threats. No one can deny that cyber threats have certainly been on the rise. We live in a world where most of our daily activities and private information is online, so criminals and vandals have turned towards the Internet to achieve their goals. While CISPA actually does have the potential of being a good thing, the question simply becomes: “what is considered a ‘cyber threat’?”

With CISPA, a cyber threat is anything that makes “efforts to degrade, disrupt or destroy” vital networks. Also, a cyber threat could be anything that can be taken as a “threat or misappropriation” towards information that is privately owned or owned by the government. Learn More

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How to Insert YouTube Videos in Elgg 1.8

Many our Elgg users are wondering how they can insert their favorite YouTube videos on their network for other to see either in the Dashboard or in their profile page. For that reason, in this article, I will give a step by step guide on how to publish YouTube videos in your network in Elgg 1.8

1. First, we are going to download the video plugin for Elgg 1.8 from the Elgg community here

2. After downloading it, unzip it and upload the plugin to the mod directory in your Elgg installation

3. Go to your Elgg site and sign in as an Administrator and then Go to the Administration Dashboard

4. Then go to menu “Plugins” look for the plugin ‘videos‘ and activate it.

5. Now you can add YouTube videos. To add a video, go to your Elgg site and in the header menu, hover over the “more” menu and click on Videos: Learn More

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How to Add Music to Your Dolphin 7 Website

In today’s article, I will show you how to allow your users to upload music or other sound files to your Dolphin 7 website. Before we begin, we need to install the “Sounds” module. A step by step guide on installing the Dolphin 7 base modules can be found here.

Once we have the module installed, it can be configured from the admin menu by clicking “Modules” and then “Sounds” in the administration section of your website.

Dolphin 7 sounds admin

Dolphin 7 sounds admin

From this screen, you can see all the uploaded files and either deactivate, delete or make the files featured. If you click “Settings” you can also configure any aspect of the module. Learn More

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