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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 247

Quantum Computer

K Edward Lynch   Tell us why the quantum computer is a big deal.

Quantum Computer

Craig Ladd   LastPass Sentry Alert – Hello, [email address]: Here’s your data compromise report. If you didn’t request this report, your email may be associated with a site in someone else’s LastPass vault. We send a report when your email is associated with a website that may have been involved in a security breach. We suggest changing your password for each listed site.

Sue Nethercott   After a recent power cut, Microsoft Chrome stopped working. Either pages take minutes to load, do not load at all, or I keep getting the message, “Page not responding”.  I tried resetting it and then reinstalling it without success. Then I installed Microsoft Edge and it was the same.  Microsoft Chrome remembers lots of things (autofill, passwords, cookie preferences etc), will translate pages for me without needing an add-in, and I need 2 browsers to keep my different roles separate. How do I get it to work again?

News Item:   Flu Has Disappeared Worldwide during the COVID Pandemic

News Item:   Florida plans to fine social media for banning politicians

News Item:   Verizon tries to sell Yahoo and AOL

News Item:   Apple charged over ‘anti-competitive’ app policies

News Item:   Telecom goes to war with New York over low-income broadband law

News Item:   YouTube TV removed from Roku channel store amid Google contract dispute

News Item:   Vivaldi update unleashes the ‘Cookie Crumbler’ to simply block any services asking for consent

News Item:   Experian API Exposed Credit Scores of Most Americans

News Item:   China to report first population drop in five decades

News Item:   Identifying people through lack of cell phone use

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 246

USB error

Mary F.   All the Inbox emails in my yahoo account somehow got deleted. I’ve had this email account for over five years. Can you offer any help or suggestions?

USB error

Thank you Jerry Crocker

Jerry Crocker   New Notice:  “Power surge on the USB port needs more power than the port can supply.  Windows Explorer”

News Item:   Ransomware gang wants to short the stock price of their victims

News Item:   A ransomware gang made $260,000 in 5 days using the 7zip utility

News Item:   Apple Must Face Lawsuit for Telling Consumers They Can “Buy” Movies, TV Shows

News Item:   Daily Mail owner sues Google over search results

News Item:   TikTok sued for billions over use of children’s data

News Item:    The FBI Takes a Drastic Step to Fight China’s Hacking Spree

News Item:   Bank of England to consider digital money plan

News Item:   Argentine version of Google falls into “wrong” hands leading to search engine’s temporary collapse

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 245

No questions (again!)

News Item:  U.S. House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

News Item:  Yellen calls for global minimum corporate tax rate in first major address as Treasury secretary

News Item:  New Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral in Arabic

News Item:  Have I Been Pwned adds search for leaked Facebook phone numbers

News Item:  Facebook axes 16,000 groups for trading fake reviews after UK intervenes

News Item:  Cracked copies of Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop steal your session cookies, browser history

News Item:  Google backs new security standard for smartphone VPN app

News Item:  Missing California hiker found after photo reveals location

News Item:  A Tesla Helped Police Track Down a Hate Crime Suspect Accused of Burning Down a Black Church


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 244

No Questions:

News Item:   Amazon Explored Opening Home Goods, Electronics Discount Stores

News Item:   Pets’ names used as passwords by millions

News Item:   FBI arrests man for plan to kill “70% of Internet” in AWS bomb attack

News Item:   Drought in Taiwan Pits Chip Makers Against Farmers

News Item:   Fintech is an ‘enormous competitive’ threat to banks

News Item:   Facebook hopes tiny labels on posts will stop users confusing satire with reality

News Item:   Court rules grocery store’s inaccessible website isn’t an ADA violation

News Item:   Supreme Court rules API copying is fair use

News Item:   Neuralink posts video of a monkey playing Pong with its mind


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 243

Fred Krueger:   There seem to be a lot of financial advisers trying to sell fear. They all write adviser letters and want you to sign up for a price. From what you said recently, I am guessing that everyone that is receiving some sort of remuneration for advice is required to be registered or licensed by or with the SEC. Is that correct?

Tony Pizza:   Sometimes after a startup, if I use my browser or Word, things hang up and I see “Not Responsive”. After a minute it goes away, but may repeat. Then everything works OK. My PC only has 4 GB ram, but once it gets past the delays, it works fine even with multiple apps and web pages open. What’s it doing, I don’t see any major use on Task Manager? Defender? Update?

Auto Accident

Photo by Michael Jin on Unsplash

News Item:   US pedestrian deaths rose sharply in the first half of 2020

News Item:   TSMC cancels chip price cuts and promises $100bn investment surge

News Item:   A billion for every chip-maker who ‘makes in India,’ sources say

News Item:   Myanmar orders wireless internet shutdown until further notice: telecoms sources

News Item:   Microsoft shuts down Cortana on iOS and Android

News Item:   Intel accused of wiretapping because it uses analytics to track keystrokes, mouse movements on its websit

News Item:   Supreme Court’s pro-Facebook ruling could unleash “flood” of robocalls

News Item:   RAM is already expensive, but prices will continue to rise in the coming months

News Item:   Samsung’s 512GB DDR5 module is a showcase for the future of RAM


Dr. Bunny

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