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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 107

EU Copyright Law shot down

Lisa Toth   I switched to Chrome after a bad couple of days on FireFox. It is slower to respond as in opening a page when I click a link. Any ideas?

Fred Krueger   Why is my keyboard acting erratic? It has spells where I get no response from the keys. I type away and look up and there is nothing there. then if I go very slow it will start to respond.

Andy Toth   I have an ASUS Transformer, win10, 64 bit. I reinstalled a generic win10 system. When I bring up the Disk Management dialog it shows that the file system for (C:) drive is NTFS (BitLockerEncrypted). How?

Andy Toth   I’ve been cleaning up my data drive. I’ve removed about 8GB of data, emptied the trash but the data storage report is now 3GB more than when I started. Is there some new MS accounting system?

Lisa Toth   Well I just passed the “mom some guys have me in a van and they are going to kill me.” test.  Your heart starts pounding, especially if the caller sounds like your kid. She sounded like my older daughter but I kept my cool. I kept asking who is this? No name response finally a man took the phone and said he was going to kill her and drop her in front of my house. This after calling me many names because I stayed calm and kept asking for the name of the girl. Since one girl is in Texas and the other is in Washington, I figured they didn’t know anything about me and it was safe to hang up.

News Item:   Controversial copyright law rejected by EU parliament

News Item:   Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers, not just machines.

Q&A with CIPCUG session 106

the EU

John Weigle   What are the effects of the Supreme Court ruling on web businesses having to pay state sales taxes.

Craig Ladd   Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Has A Nasty Surprise

News Item   The Biggest Digital Heist in History Isn’t Over Yet

News Item   New WPA3 Wi-Fi Standard Released

News Item   How the EU copyright proposal will hurt the web and Wikipedia

Q&A with CIPCUG session 105

U.S. rules police need warrant now for cell

Fred Krueger   From time to time my screen will go black for 2 to 3 seconds and come back. What is causing this? this can happen anyplace in firefox

Craig Ladd    I went to settings to switch Wi-Fi on bus, I noticed that it was picking up every hotspot as we passed it on freeway – does this use up battery power ?

Fred Krueger   On my Yahoo Mail in Firefox, there is a border on the right for ads and on the dividing line is an arrow to expand the view and get rid of the border. when you click on the arrow and expand the view a pop-up appears wanting $3 plus to let you have this space. How do you get rid of this annoyance?

News Item:   Someone Is Taking Over Insecure Cameras and Spying on Device Owners

News Item:   US Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Track Cell Phone Location

News Item:   The UK’s tax agency has collected the voice records of over 5.1 million Brits

Q&A with CIPCUG Session104

Lisa Toth   I am wondering about VLC.  Is it any good?

Tony Pizza   I’ve had a fair number of popup warnings on my PC that it’s seriously infected and to do something about it. I don’t even click on the X to close it; I use Alt-F4 to close the window. Tonight, while looking at something on Facebook, for the first time, I got one of those on my Android phone. Turned the phone off.

Fred Krueger   Why is it difficult to open back up files and see what is there? was trying to look for something I deleted that may have made it into the monthly backup.

Fred Krueger   Doesn’t it seem a little strange that after the Equifax debacle that the other credit rating companies are asking for the very information that was exposed in order to run a check for you.  they more than likely already have the information and want to verify they have info on the correct person. looks like more intrusion into your life to me.

News Item:   The price of Bitcoin was manipulated last year.

News Item:   Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7, 8, & Older Apps in the Microsoft Forums

News Item:   Microsoft Office is getting a facelift. Among other new items is an icon to “Reply by IM”

News Item:   After 20 years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 103

redstone 5

Fred Krueger    Instead of Google search, how about using Duck Duck Go

News Item:   Yahoo Messenger Now Joins the List of Discarded Chat Programs

News Item:   Microsoft Store Brings Remote App Install to Windows 10 With “Install on my devices”

News Item:   Windows 10 ‘Redstone 5’ may add a ‘Switch to S Mode’ option

News Item:   Switzerland has decided to block all online gaming sites from Swiss citizens

Dr. Bunny

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