Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Update Breaks Backblaze

Backblaze has discovered that the latest update (version: 3.5.0.206 on February 11, 2016) of the Adobe Creative Cloud service can disable Backblaze backups on Mac computers.  Adobe has recently pulled this update, but if you have applied this update and use Backblaze on the Mac platform you should read our blog post on this topic to learn more.

Read the entire BackBlaze piece here.

UPDATE:

We have been notified by Adobe that they have fixed the issue and are now distributing Adobe Creative Cloud version 3.5.1.209.  Our initial testing of this new version indicates that it no longer disables or deletes Backblaze files and is safe to use with Backblaze.

Please note that at no time during this issue was your data that is stored with Backblaze at risk. 

What to do Next

1)  If you use Adobe Creative Cloud on the Mac, make sure you have updated to version 3.5.1.209 or that at least you are not using version 3.5.0.206.

2)  Read the most recent Backblaze blog post to learn more about the details and timeline of this problem.  There we discuss the full breadth of the Adobe issue, which extends beyond just affecting Backblaze users.

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Questions and Answers about Health Care Information Forms for Individuals (Forms 1095-A, 1095-B, and 1095-C)

What to Tell Your Clients about Health Care Information Forms 1095-B and C

Starting this year, your clients may receive one or more formsproviding information about the health care coverage that they had or were offered during 2015. Some taxpayers may not receive a Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, or Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, by the time they are ready to file their 2015 tax returns. While the information on these forms may assist in preparing a return, the forms themselves are not required. It is not necessary to wait for Forms 1095-B or 1095-C to file. For more information about these forms, visit Health Care Information Forms Questions and Answers and the ACA Information Center for Tax Professionals pages.

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Email Encryption from Virtru | Encrypted Email Service

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Privacy concerns have become a major issue for Internet users, and the privacy of email is no exception. Every email you send is potentially being profiled by advertisers, screened by government agencies, and perhaps even intercepted by hackers who would like to use your personal information for their own ends. Virtu takes care of all that. The extension, which is tremendously easy to install, works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook to encrypt the emails you want kept private. Using the basic service, which is free, readers may click a single button to turn encryption on. The receiver then gets a message explaining what you have done and how to access the key to decrypt and open the email. While this may sound complicated, the process is actually quite intuitive. Virtu also offers more advanced features for five dollars per month, such as HIPPA compliance and the ability to revoke access to emails that have already been sent. [CNH]

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