Author: brettschultz

Graduated from the Berks Career and Technology Center's IT-Networking program as Outstanding Senior, earned National Technical Honor Society member status. Certified in CompTIA Strata, Network+, and A+, CloudU by Rackspace in Cloud Computing, and Microsoft Technology Associate: Network Fundamentals. Expecting Computer Technology graduation May 2017.
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A Massive Blow to Facebook

Our own safety online is becoming less attainable then ever before due to the amount of information online that can be easily stolen. By the touch of a button, a user of a social media platform can get their personal information in the hands of someone that is not trusted. Facebook is currently under fire by this, and our writer Brett Schultz can help you keep your information safe.

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Preserving the Internet… With Burger King Whoppers?

An update on the fight to save Net Neutrality

by Brett Schultz

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – led by Chair Ajit Pai, a former Verizon employee whom opposes Net Neutrality and voted to repeal it in December – just released the text of the order to hand control of the Internet to AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Time-Warner, and other networks

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Net Neutrality Might Not Die After all, but if it Does, Here’s What Happens

by Brett Schultz

Repealing Net Neutrality will not lead to innovation, but only to an internet traffic jam and angry customers. Comcast has announced it is adding fees to consumer’s bills and raising the prices despite their recent statements that 2018 will be a normal year.

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What is the FSJ?

by Brett Schultz

Introducing the “What is” series, where FSJ members explore the clubs and organizations around campus and answer the big question, “What is that?” To start, let’s answer “What is the FSJ?”

The Front Street Journal is the student newspaper of Reading Area Community College. Its mission is to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas and information among all members of the college community. The strength of the club is found in the expertise, teamwork, and dedication of its members.

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Optimizing Your Computer: Software Picks to get Your Windows PC Running Like New Again

by Brett Schultz

FSJ’s student tech expert explores software choices to optimize your PC. These tips will increase your computer’s efficiency for those midterms and the rest of the semester.

If you have not read my article on removing viruses and malware with free software, head on over to that article here because this article is not going to cover antivirus and antimalware software. For those of you who now have virus and malware-free computers and would like to get even more performance out of your PC, then this article is for you.

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Credit Card Dangers & the Equifax Hack

Credit card companies issuing new cards as a precaution. While your data was not stolen from your credit card company, your credit card company relies on Equifax to store and process your information.

by Brett Schultz

Discover, Chase, Citi, Barclaycard, Starwood, Ink Bold, and possibly a few others – all use Equifax to store and process your financial information.  As you may know, Equifax was hacked. If you are a customer to any of the mentioned organizations, you need to read this article and take action.  If you are not a member, you should still read this article and take action because your financial information may have been processed by Equifax.  Retailers use Equifax, and many others.