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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 102

how VPN works

Fred Krueger   When I click on firefox to open I keep getting the message, do I want this browser and the app page opens asking me to set the default browser. What happened?

Lisa Toth   I’m thinking about getting another tablet as a companion to my Amazon Kindle Fire. I discovered that they use their own version of Android. I want to get one with Android that has not been modified.  So, looking for info on the small tablets. Maybe a Galaxy? Any other ideas?

Lisa Toth   Wile looking for apps for an Android tablet, I see there is a Firefox Focus: the privacy browser.  What is it?

News Item:   Google Search keeps asking if I’m human when I use VPN.

News Item:   Amazon Blocks Australian Shoppers From US Site Because of New Tax

News Item:   All the major wireless carriers in the US and Canada are selling every client’s real time location to anyone who wants to buy it. Want to burgle a house. Check to see where the owner(s) are first. Think your spouse is cheating? Track them in real time and look up where they are spending time. The opportunities for abuse from this are endless and dangerous.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 100

Google AI aka Duplex

Tony Pizza   I have an Asus that I tell to hibernate, but wakes up with a keypress. If I turn the power strip off, when I turn it back on, it doesn’t reboot, comes back from hibernate status.

Michael Megowan   I have an ASUS computer that turns itself back on after I have turned it off, watched it shutdown and walked away. The only way that I can get it to stay off is to hold the power button to force a shutdown.

Is there some setting that I can change to fix this?

Roger Houston   Does Black Friday sales include good cellphone sales? Should I wait? I am looking for a replacement for my old Samsung G-S5 smart phone. I want at least 64 GB. Any suggestions? I like Verizon for coverage, but can consider others if coverage is as good. I am looking at a Samsung G-S9 at Costco, sale over on Thursday 24 May [only here is my trade-in worth $200 on a 24 month schedule].

News Item:   US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data

News Item:   A bug in cell phone tracking firm’s website leaked millions of Americans’ real-time locations

News Item:   Google Drive Renamed to Google One with New Storage Plans

News Item:   Does Google’s Duplex violate two-party consent laws?

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

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