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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 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 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 93

Cloudflare

Lisa Toth   On my toshiba laptop w/win 10, the cell for cortana takes up a lot of space on my task bar. Is there a way to fix this?

John Weigle   I have deleted the Opera browser. For the last few days. it has frozen and locked up the computer at the same time. I tried reinstalling, but it didn’t help.

John Weigle   I took the machine to Ventura County Computers, and it worked fine. Michael let me borrow an old router to see if that was the problem. It didn’t solve the problem. I plugged the Spectrum modem directly into the computer, bypassing my router. That didn’t help. So I decided to replace the Spectrum modem. That didn’t work until I changed the ethernet cable. Everything is fine.

John Weigle   The newest version of Firefox has hidden my bookmarks. Fortunately they were imported to Opera.

News Item:   City of Atlanta didn’t pay off ransomware

News Item:   Microsoft goes all in with Android apps for business

News Item:   Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS Service Makes the Internet More Private & Faster

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 91

Free SSL certificate site

John Norbutas   I am aware of the virtues of Onenote, but what about the downside? Is there another app out there that can read onenote files, or are we at the total mercy of microsoft? If MS decides to change or abandon onenote, am I left with a bunch of ones and zeros?

Andy Toth   Last night. My phone received a call from itself. I answered, there was no response on the other end.

Andy Toth   I could be wrong but SSL is only provides identity verification and securer method for transferring sensitive information. It does nothing to protect the user from viruses and malware from a https site that has been hacked. I have a personal website on which I eventually plan to market items. The average monthly cost of the SSL certificate is nearly twice my hosting cost and will most likely not be recoverable in sales. I will be using a third party with SSL to accept payments when and if that happens. The statement that a https in the url assures security is totally misleading.

[Visit https://letsencrypt.org/ to get free SSL certificates.]

Andy Toth   After about 4 hours the wired mouse freezes. I have to unplug and plugin for it to function. I experience the same with a USB soundcard. It never happens at the same time. The laptop was purchased in 2012. The USB ports are adjacent to each other, so I doubt they are separate USB 2.0 chips. There are three adjacent ports. The third has a wireless connection to a keyboard. It has not frozen. I’ve switched the port connections around and had the same results.  Any thoughts or suggestions?

News Item:  FBI Paid Best Buy’s Geek Squad Employees To Turn Over Customer Data

News Item:  New Windows 10 ‘Redstone 5’ test build includes a new way to push Edge

News Item:  France takes legal action against Apple and Google for their app stores

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