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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 170

Lisa Toth   I use Firefox for my web browser. I want to see the line at the top that includes ‘file’, ‘view’ etc.

Fred Krueger   Where can I find the Microsoft program or app that links your phone to a PC?

Lisa Toth   Microsoft introduced a new feature in email convert[ng incoming mail to a black background. I like that as I can see it better.  However, when I reply to an email sometimes I can see what I am typing (it is the white against black I am used to) and other times, my typing is a very light color. I have to strain to see it.  I tried using the button to that reverses back to the original background usually white.  The problem with that is, now my typing is white against white. I can’t see it at all.

In addition to that, I have no idea what the recipient sees.

News Item:   Google says goodbye to Flash, will stop indexing Flash content in search

News Item:   Chrome, Firefox to Hide Those Annoying Site Notification Prompts

News Item:   Malwarebytes 4.0 Released With New UI and Scanning Engine

News Item:   First Microsoft Edge Stable Release Candidate Now Available

News Item:   Mozilla fires back on DNS-over-https

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 169

Computer virus protection

Fred Krueger   Do password keepers work on all browsers or do you need to set it up on all browsers to work when you change browser?

Michael Megowan   Is javascript safe to be enabled in my browsers? If not, why not.

Lisa Toth   I Can’t open any TOE (newsletter)

Fred Krueger   You mentioned you were unhappy with PIA. What has gone wrong with PIA?

News Item:   X-37B Lands after 2 years

News Item:   American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware

News Item:   NordVPN Breached

News Item:   Dark Web Site Taken Down without Breaking Encryption

News Item:   Google tightens Chrome cookie security

News Item:   Deepfakes threaten Democracy

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 168

Net Neutrality

Fred Krueger   What kind of home network do you recommend? I see there are a few out there such as ubiquity, or do you build your own?

Lisa Toth   My computer is in the office at one end of the house. My studio is at the other. I l want to put You tube on and listen to music. Is there an easy way to do this? Or a better way to listen to music I like?

K Edward Lynch   how serious is the risk of radiation in cell phones

News Item:   Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

News Item:   Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

News Item:   Multifactor authentication issue hitting North American Azure, Office 365 users

News Item:   Privacy bill would give FTC actual authority, land lying executives in jail

News Item:   Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss

News Item:   T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote

Q&A 1Session 167

Lisa Toth    Can I set up two contact lists in outlook? I think I can but I don’t have time right now to figure it out. Once they are set up how do they work?

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   I don’t think I have proper protection on my iPhone. What do you recommend to protect it from malware, etc.

Andy Toth   I want to do a clean reinstall of windows 10.  I have my data on the local computer synced with OneDrive. If I logout of my Microsoft account that is associated with that storage (I am using Office365), I should be able to reinstall windows in that partition and as long as I install OneDrive in the same location I should be fine.

News Item:   Disney+ Is Serious Challenge To Netflix, Hulu

News Item:   Windows 10 1909 is Getting “Ready for Release”, Named November 2019 Update

News Item:   Almost 50% of Company Network Traffic Comes From Bots, Report Says

News Item:   Games and Utility Apps in Play Store Hide Bank Credential Stealers and Spyware

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 166

Sue Nethercott   I’ve been getting the following at alternet.org…  400 Bad Request   Request Header Or Cookie Too Large So I followed the advice to “Delete cookies from a site” from https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647… – or tried to.

Lisa Toth   I have Office 365, a Toshiba laptop and Win 10.  Apparently I was getting my mail on an old version of outlook.  I had set it up the way I liked it. A day or two ago, something strange happened.

News Item:   Windows 10X: Microsoft’s New Windows OS for Dual-Screen PCs

News Item:   Microsoft Discovers Iranian Hacking Campaign Targeting U.S. Politics

News Item:   Windows 10 KB4524147 Update May Cause Boot and Printing Issues

News Item:   Facebook can be ordered to remove posts worldwide

News Item:   Dutch Govt Explains the Risks Behind DNS-Over-HTTPS Move

News Item:   Google Chrome to Gradually Start Blocking Mixed Content by Default

 

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