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Inside MCC’s December 2015 eNewsletter:

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SANTA DAY - MCC Santa Day Photos Now On Facebook

The Santa Day photos are now on our Facebook page. Feel free to share with your family and friends, download and tag. Enjoy! MCC's Facebook Page


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SECURITY ALERT - Facebook Privacy Hoaxes

Two Facebook hoaxes play on users' fears about content ownership and privacy on the social media site. One of them is a "legally-binding message" that you are encouraged to post on your profile, stating you don't give Facebook permission to use your content, and your information is to remain private. It claims that not posting this notice gives tacit permission to Facebook to use any of your content.

The other is a notice claiming that Facebook will charge money to keep your subscription status private (unless you post this notice on your site, in which case you can keep your information private for free), but otherwise all your posts will soon become public.

Don't allow these messages to scare you; they're both false! Facebook's Terms and Conditions state that you own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you control how it's shared. Essentially, all of the content you post is considered intellectual property. Based on your settings, Facebook may use some of your public images across the application, but it can no longer do so if you delete the content or your entire profile. In addition, Facebook's policy is that the site is, and always will be, provided free of charge.

If you're still concerned about privacy, revisit your privacy settings from time to time and refrain from posting anything, even to "safe" groups of friends, that you wouldn't want the world to see.


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GO PINTEREST-ING! - Cool Stuff to Pin on Your Pinterest Boards

Delicious & Festive Caramel Dipped Pears

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Create An Adorable Pine Cone Elf

Moss Makes Pretty Seasonal Décor


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FEATURED MOBILE APPS - These Are Well Worth A Look

This fun quiz app allows you to play against friends in real time, as you find out who knows more about your favorite topics.
Learn more here... https://www.quizup.com/en

Santa Spy Cam
Are your kids starting to doubt the existence of Santa? This app allows you to give them "proof" that he (and reindeer and elves!) exists.
Learn more here... http://www.santaspycam.com/

PicsArt Photo Studio
With this popular photo editor, you can make amazing photo edits and collages, capture images, create digital drawings, and more.
Learn more here... http://picsart.com/


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SITES OF THE MONTH - Great Sites to Check Out in December

Site of the month thumbnail image New Year's Through The Ages
New Year's means the Times Square countdown and making a list of resolutions, right? Yes, but there's more. This fascinating HISTORY video provides a fun and interesting look at when the New Year has been marked throughout the ages, and how different cultures celebrate it now.

Site of the month thumbnail image Complete Holiday Party Planner
Have a holiday party to plan but not sure where to start? Look no further than this site, which is packed with ideas guaranteed to make your gathering a hit. You'll find how-tos, videos, and mouth-watering photos for holiday drinks and cocktails, amazing appetizers, main dish recipes, and more.

Site of the month thumbnail image 100 Ways To Make Life Easier
From travel to cooking to electronics to home maintenance, this site seems to have the answers to all of life's little problems. Just one example: "Before you throw away a post-it, run it between the keys on your keyboard to collect crumbs and fluff." Brilliant!

Site of the month thumbnail image Get To Know The Peanuts
Whether you're inspired by seeing The Peanuts Movie or are a fan from way back, you'll love this site. Get to know the characters, view classic Peanuts comics, shop for Peanuts merchandise, learn about the Charles M. Schulz museum in California, and connect with other Peanuts fans around the world.


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  • Country Christian School for sponsorship of their 2016 annual auction and dinner.
  • MHS newspaper, The Crier, for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • MHS drama production, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”.
  • MHS Yearbook class.
  • MHS Dance Team.
  • Molalla FFA Alumni annual auction & dinner fundraiser.
  • 2015-2016 MHS Band.
  • KAPA dance-a-thon fundraiser.
  • Molalla Foothills Backpack Buddies Program.
  • Molalla Historical Society.
  • Foundation for Rural Services (FRS).
  • Molalla Youth Football.
  • Molalla Communities that Care / Community Emergency Preparedness Summit.
  • Molalla River Academy.


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THREE TO VIEW - Amazing Videos You Don’t Want to Miss

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Now This Is A Traffic Jam
When your commute gets bad, just remember, it could be worse! Watch how vehicles and pedestrians navigate this crazy intersection with no signals.

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A New Breed Of Holiday Dinner
This video takes treating pets as family members to a whole new level. Watch dogs (and one cat) eat their own special holiday meal, human-style.

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   "We Have a Better Gift Idea"


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SHORT TUTORIAL - Should I Sign in to Other Sites With Facebook or Google+?

Question: Sometimes when I go to websites that I have an account on, I am asked if I want to sign in with Facebook or Google+. Is this a good idea?

Answer: Unfortunately, the jury is still out on this one. Points in favor of using this process include the convenience of signing into a site using credentials you already remember, and leveraging the security power of known providers like Google instead of relying on the questionable security of less familiar sites.

However, there are experts who express concerns about what kind of information the new site is getting from your Facebook or Google account when you use them to sign in. Some say Facebook only hands over your name and profile photo, while others say third-party sites may have access to your entire account. Either way, when you use this process, you're putting at risk any accounts associated with your Facebook or Google account in the event the social media account is compromised.

To be on the safe side, only use this process with third-party sites you trust, and never use it in conjunction with sensitive information like your Social Security number or financial details.


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Best regards,

- Your MCC Team

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