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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 99

Google Assistant AI

Lisa Toth   Recently I have discovered I can’t post to some sites even when there is a form to do so. These are sites where I have purchased something and they ask for a review.  Is there a setting I need to change?

Jerry Crocker   Update to Windows 10 April Update went well.

Toby Scott   On reboot, my wife received a message that a Microsoft update had blocked an HP monitoring software program aimed at keeping printers working and reporting back when they don’t.

Jerry Crocker   Windows 10 PC but pocket-sized? 5-inch Mi Mini PC arrives at an initial $149 price

News Item:   Google’s Assistant can call, make appointments, negotiate times and fool the person on the other end, passing the Turing Test.

News Item:   Police Department Loses 10 Months of Work to Ransomware. Gets Infected a Second Time!

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 98

general data protection regulation GDPR

Lisa Toth   Just got a fail message from my email.  “Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection.”

Fred Krueger   What do you know about the usb stick being advertised on TV that will fix your computer?

News Item:   Chrome Users Reporting Freezes & Timeouts After Windows 10 April Update.

News Item:   News tite: “New Service Blocks EU Users So Companies Can Save Thousands on GDPR Compliance”

We would also like to mention and recognize that past CIPCUG President, George Lakes, died April 19, 2018.  

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 97

Update is ready

Lisa Toth   I’m still waffling about office 365 and amazon prime. Are free shipping, movies and tv shows reason enough?

As for 365, what do you get?

Lisa Toth   I bought a Kindle Fire. Shouldda gotten one a little bit bigger but I can surf the web, play the games I want to, watch YouTube and Ted talks and more. It’s not a computer, however.

News Item:   Ski Lift in Austria Left Control Panel Open on the Internet

News Item:   Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 Update arrived yesterday

News Item:   Whois is dead as Europe tells ICANN they must comply with security terms by May 25

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 96

Russia bans the Telegram web service

John Weigle   If I heard him right, Leo LaPorte said yesterday that there’s no need for anti-virus programs because there’s no way they can catch the newest viruses immediately. I understand that, but isn’t some protection better than none?

Lisa Toth   How do I tell documents etc. to be saved in the cloud? Is there a setting to make it automatic?

Lisa Toth   Can I have a different password for the cloud so that if I got one of those attacks where my data is frozen, the cloud could not be encrypted too?

News Item:   Are WiFi Network Names Protected by the First Amendment?

News Item:   Russia Bans 1.8 Million Amazon and Google IPs in Attempt to Block Telegram

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 95

Google’s case for ‘right to be forgotten’

John Weigle   I was listening to your podcast No. 92. I was using Firefox. The sound stopped at 3:28. I reloaded, which didn’t help, but playing it in another window worked fine.

Lisa Toth   I occasionally fill out survey forms but find that when I come to a ranking list where ranking of a number of items is requested that I can’t rank all the items.

Lisa Toth   Reading technical articles sometimes quickly lets me know how much I don’t know. Why are they working with JavaScript when we try to avoid Java?

John Weigle   I’m trying to set up a Microsoft account so I can use OneDrive and other Office 365 features but can’t do so. I’ve tried all my email addresses and MS says they’re all taken.

Lisa Toth   I’m gonna have to set up a new email program.  I see in the menu that there is a program called ‘mail’. That is where my contacts mysteriously went to. It doesn’t seem to be outlook.  Also on the menu is Outlook.  “Outlook” looks like a stripped down email program.  Since my contacts moved to “mail” I am going to try to set that up. Then I’ll have to find the data files I want to keep from “live” mail and put them somewhere.  Can I import those to Mail?

News Item:   Apple starting to alert users that it will end 32-bit app support on the Mac

News Item:   Some Android device makers are lying about security patch updates

News Item:   Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

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