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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 269

News Item:   YouTube bans vaccine nonsense, such as claims that vaccines alter genetic makeup

nePhoto by Braňo on UnsplashNews Item:   FCC Proposal Targets SIM Swapping, Port-Out Fraud

News Item:   FCC orders phone carriers to enforce unlawful robocall blocking

News Item:   California DMV gives Cruise and Waymo OK to charge for rides

News Item:   Epic Games Store, Discord, and Zoom all join Windows 11’s more flexible app store

News Item:   Russian authorities arrest cybersecurity giant Group-IB’s CEO on treason charges

News Item:   S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge from ‘Squid Game’

News Item:   Tech giants brace for impact in India as new payments rule goes into effect

News Item:   Russia Threatens Retaliation After YouTube Deletes RT Germany Account

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 268

News Item:   Flying Microchips The Size Of A Sand Grain Could Be Used For Population Surveillance

News Item:   Tech firms’ nightmare: Vanishing green cards

News Item:   First RISC-V computer chip lands at the European Processor Initiative

News Item:   The Fed is evaluating whether to launch a digital currency and in what form, Powell says

News Item:   Researcher drops three iOS zero-days that Apple refused to fix

News Item:   Google Photos’ nude-friendly folders coming to all Android phones soon

News Item:   Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to be released after agreement with U.S. in wire fraud case

News Item:   Today’s Students Don’t Understand the Basics of Computer Operations

News Item:   EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 267

Sue Nethercott   I can paste the text from a web site into Word, and it will (mostly) preserve the formatting and links. A friend who uses Apple Pages can’t seem to work out how to do the same, and only gets the text. Surely it is possible. Any advice, please?

News Item:   You Can Scrap The Password For Your Microsoft Account And Sign In With An App

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News Item:   LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop

News Item:   Researchers Defeated Advanced Facial Recognition Tech Using Makeup

News Item:   Microsoft suggests those divisive Windows 11 system specs deliver a 99.8% crash-free experience

News Item:   Apple and Google cave to Putin’s censors, block Navalny app as election begins

News Item:   Ireland fails to enforce EU law against Big Tech

News Item:   U.S. to sanction crypto exchanges, wallets used by ransomware

News Item:   El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law Is a Farce

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 266

K Edward Lynch   Installing office 365 seems to provide word and excel 2010… are those the latest versions?

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News Item:   Miscreants fling booby-trapped Office files at victims, no patch yet, says Microsoft

News Item:   Amazon Unveils First of Its Own Smart TVs, Will Bring TikTok to Fire TV in U.S. and Canada

News Item:   WhatsApp Will Finally Let Users Encrypt Their Chat Backups in the Cloud

News Item:   Apple won’t let Epic bring Fortnite back to South Korea’s App Store

News Item:   Apple pays hackers six figures to find bugs in its software. Then it sits on their findings.

News Item:   Facebook Users Liable for All Comments Under Their Posts, According to Australia High Court

News Item:   KrebsOnSecurity Hit By Huge New IoT Botnet “Meris”

News Item:   China’s regulators said to slow their approval of new online games, as Beijing’s campaign against gaming addiction heats up

News Item:   UK.gov is launching an anti-Facebook encryption push.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 265

K Edward Lynch   How do people make money mining bitcoin?

News Item:   GM suspends production at North American plants amid ongoing chip shortages

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News Item:   Apple concedes to let apps like Netflix, Spotify, and Kindle link to the web to sign up

News Item:   The Red Warning Light on Richard Branson’s Space Flight

News Item:   China bans online gaming for minors except from 8 pm-9 pm Friday to Sunday

News Item:   TV streaming service Locast suspends service after court ruling

News Item:   Your iPhone will be able to store your driver’s license in these eight states

News Item:   Old PCs are getting booted out of the Windows 11 Insider Preview

News Item:   Only Humans, Not AI Machines, Can Get a US Patent, Judge Rules

News Item:   Windows 11 arrives on October 5, Android apps will come later

News Item:   This Room Could Wirelessly Charge All Your Devices

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