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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 225

Microsoft Latte

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Lisa Toth   I participate in a covid 19 survey by Stanford Medical.  Everyday they send me a reminder. I click on the survey button and take the short survey.  This morning no matter where I clicked the link did nothing.  So I right clicked on it, looked at the code

and style sheet.  I could see that it should work.  So I exited the code and tried the button again.  This time it worked!!!  I didn’t try to change anything I just looked at it.

News Item:    Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree

News Item:    Microsoft’s ‘Project Latte’ aims to bring Android apps to Windows 10source

News Item:    European Parliament vote takes another big step toward ‘right to repair’ rules

News Item:    Chinese police have seized $4.2 billion cryptos from PlusToken Ponzi crackdown

News Item:    Facebook’s Libra could launch in January

News Item:    China has more cress-border traffic than US

News Item:    UK to set up ‘pro-competition’ regulator to put limits on big tech

News Item:    Russia wants to ban social media sites discriminating against Russian news outlets

News Item:    Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 224

From the Meeting:  What is a NAS drive and do I need one?

From the Meeting:  What are options for USB for laptops?

From the Meeting:  How should I back up photos?

News Item:    Google Pay relaunch transforms it into a full-fledged financial service

News Item:    Microsoft Teams takes on Zoom with free all-day video calling on the web

News Item:    GitHub reinstates YouTube-dl, promises to overhaul DMCA reviews

News Item:    Apple drops its cut of App Store revenues from 30% to 15% for some developers

News Item:    S&P 500 adds Tesla, sending stock price soaring

News Item:    Google, Facebook and Twitter threaten to leave Pakistan over censorship law

News Item:    OpenStreetMap is Having a Moment

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 223

Lisa Toth   This morning I discovered the star on the right side of the URL cell when on the internet.  ( cannot remember

the name at all!). I saved a couple of sites to it.  So my question is:  How do I find the favorites I have saved?

Vic Johnson   What’s this “Wi-Fi over power”?

Lisa Toth   I was perusing a Costco ad and got to the computer and tablet section.  I noticed there were also a few towers for

sale.  That surprised me but it is possible to personalize them with added hardware.  Suddenly I thought: “Will there come a time that the add on hardware boards etc. will just be apps?”

News Item:    Malwarebytes is kicking Windows printers offline

News Item:    Microsoft is investigating undeletable Outlook.com emails

News Item:    Scammers impersonating the IRS threaten victims with legal action

News Item:    Your Computer Isn’t Yours

News Item:    Six Reasons Why Google Maps Is the Creepiest App On Your Phone

News Item:    Microsoft warns against SMS, voice calls for multi-factor authentication: Try something that can’t be SIM swapped

News Item:    The Security Failures of Online Exam Proctoring

 

 

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 222

Lisa Toth   Every time I try to log into a Microsoft account my password doesn’t work.  I end up creating a new password and using my current code.  In Password I have a couple of versions of Microsoft passwords.  My Skype username is my phone number. So

now I can get into Skype. I’m relieved about that but, next time I need to log into one of the

other accounts like MS Edge?

Nancy Ambrose   I cannot print from Windows 10. I go to windows 7.  Windows 10 does not recognize my printer and seems not to activate the default button.  Is there a way to keep windows 7 safe?

Ed Lynch   Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections. Check the proxy settings to make sure tha

t they are correct. Contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working.

News Item:    Windows 10 20H2 LSASS crash issue causes forced reboot

News Item:    Windows 7 won’t die, still second most popular operating system

News Item:    Microsoft: Windows 10 1809 reaches end of service next week

News Item:    QBot phishing lures victims using US election interference emails

News Item:    Amazon reviews: 42% may be fake, independent monitor says.

News Item:    Privacy-focused Brave browser grew over 130% in the past year

News Item:    The feds just seized Silk Road’s $1 billion stash of bitcoin

News Item:    Debt collectors will soon be allowed to reach you by text or on Facebook

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 221

Tony Pizza   I was offered the 20H2 update, so installed it today, 11/1. The system info showed installed 5/31/2020. Is it

properly installed?

News Item:    Microsoft begins to finally kill off Internet Explorer

News Item:    FTC receives almost 2 million robocall complaints in nine months

News Item:    Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach

News Item:    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman got served a lawsuit via WhatsApp

News Item:    Mac users unable to print after Apple revoked HP certificate

News Item:    Microsoft plans big Windows 10 UI refresh in 2021 codenamed ‘Sun Valley’

News Item:    Elon Musk’s SpaceX will ‘make its own laws on Mars’

News Item:    The Only Man to Be Buried on the Moon

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