Quick fix for Facebook access and how to speed up web browsing

What to do when you can’t access Facebook?
This blog post provides Internet users who have problems with access to social networking site Facebook. It’s particularly for some Internet users who have reported about access issue.

First step: make sure you log into your Facebook account securely, by including ‘https://’ to ‘facebook.com’. Not so secure way is only: ‘http://’. So it should be: https://facebook.com.

Second step:
Google Public DNS provides you a good workaround to bypass any intended/unintended attempt by your Internet service provider (ISP) to use the social networking site.

The very first quick step is to configure your net connection by using Google Public DNS, rather the automatic one provided by your net provider.
To try it out: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/

Microsoft Windows

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DNS settings are specified in the TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection.

Example: Changing DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows 7

Go the Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.
Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.
Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
Click OK.
Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:
For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844
Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.
Mac OS X

DNS settings are specified in the Network window.

Example: Changing DNS server settings on Mac OS 10.5

From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, then click Network.
If the lock icon in the lower left-hand corner of the window is locked, click the icon to make changes, and when prompted to authenticate, enter your password.
Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, select Built-In Ethernet, and click Advanced.
To change the settings for a wireless connection, select Airport, and click Advanced.
Select the DNS tab.
Click + to replace any listed addresses with, or add, the Google IP addresses at the top of the list:
For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844
Click Apply and OK.
Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.

Stockholm Internet Forum 2013

Stockholm Internet Forum 2013
Welcome to Stockholm Internet Forum 2013

Ebele Okobi
Ebele Okobi-Harris, Director of Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Program, who leads Yahoo!’s efforts to promote privacy and free expression on the Internet.

Reconciling freedom and security in cyberspace
‘Reconciling freedom and security in cyberspace’ on the agenda

Stephen Sackur, Journalist, Presenter HARDtalk at BBC World News
Stephen Sackur, Journalist, Presenter HARDtalk at BBC World News, moderates session ‘Reconciling freedom and security in cyberspace’

Tharum Bun and Rebecca MacKinnon
Tharum Bun [me] and Rebecca MacKinnon, Global Voices Co-founder and author of Consent of the Networked

Tharum Bun and Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez
Tharum Bun and Cuban blogger Yoani María Sánchez Cordero

Kounila Keo of Blue Lady Blog

Kounila Keo
At Suvarnabhumi Airport, Kounila Keo responded to questions about Cambodia’s Internet landscape before having lunch

Kounila having lunch in Bangkok, Thailand
Lunch before leaving for Stockholm Internet Freedom Forum 2013

Kounila Keo in Stockholm for Internet Freedom Forum 2013
Kounila Keo in Stockholm for Internet Freedom Forum 2013, where several hundred net activists, experts, and stakeholders gathered for three days to define and discuss the future of the global communications for development

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Coffee in Amsterdam is cult
In Amsterdam, coffee is cult

Starbucks in Thailand
A Starbucks Coffee outlet in Thailand

Starbucks Thailand
This Starbucks Coffee Drive Thru store is located in between Bangkok and Phetchaburi province, Thailand

Starbucks Coffee Thailand
Convenience is a key

Starbucks Coffee in Stockholm
Inside Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Starbucks Coffee has recently opened its very first store in Vietnam. Cambodia next?