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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 122

Paid VPN vs Free VPN

Fred Krueger   I have router with dual capability and it seems always to use only the 2 GHz range. why is that?

Judy Griffin   About free VPNs; I have several computers and would like to save some money by not having to buy one for each PC.

News Item:   Washington Post offers invalid cookie consent under EU rules

News Item:   Russia: We did not hack the US Democrats. But if we did, we’re immune from prosecution

News Item:   Chip Cards Fail to Reduce Credit Card Fraud in the US

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 121

Youtube CEO says impossible to comply with new EU demands on copyright laws

Fred Krueger   Today I keep getting error 461 code whenever I click on something on a page in yahoo mail, usually it is just looking for more info on something. What is this code 461? This is after our internet was down for about 30 hrs. I assume due to the fire.

News Item:  Beware of “Unofficial” Sites Pushing Notepad2 Adware Bundles

News Item:  U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

News Item:  Patch Tuesday Today

News Item:  YouTube CEO Says EU’s Proposed Copyright Regulation Financially Impossible

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 120

Microsoft Launcher for Android Phone

John Weigle   Is the Avast safe browser incognito mode automatically installed or does it have to be downloaded separately.

Andy Toth   I’ve been experimenting with a OneNote file I put it my OneDrive folder on partition E:\. When I open the app OneNote that file does not appear in the file/folder listing. If I browse from the OneNote app the file, which is visible in windows explorer, is not visible. If I right click and use open with OneNote it opens. It makes no difference if I use the Windows 10 installed OneNote, or OneNote in Office 2016. I am logged-in with a local account on the computer. Then I log into my MS account. The file only exists in the OneDrive folder.

If I go to another computer and log into my MS account. I can see the cloud drive the other folders and files but is not visible. Logging into OneDrive on my phone, I can see but, when trying to open, I get the message that it cannot be opened.

Fred Krueger   Can a person’s identity and personal info be compromised by using the chat feature or messaging on facebook?

Lisa Toth   I accidentally deleted an email account I wasn’t ready to delete! Is there a way to recover the account?

News Item:   For Android phones the Microsoft Launcher serves as the home screen, app manager, and gateway to Microsoft services, with the relatively new Your Phone Companion app tying phone activity into the Windows 10 Timeline on linked PCs.

News Item:   SMS Phishing going after Cardless ATM

News Item:   A Browser Extension Apparently Stole the Private Facebook Messages of at Least 81,000 Accounts

News Item:   Equifax Has Chosen Experian for their ID monitoring.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 119

New Firefox 63 is here

Lisa Toth What is your feeling about the Avast browser? I’m not truly happy with any of them right now.

Fred Krueger  Windows 1803, I keep changing how the mouse works. what I keep doing is changing the scroll function. I go to settings, devices, and set the scroll to multiple lines, then to advanced, set the wheel to 10 lines, then click apply then OK. this works for awhile then every time she comes back to her computer it is back to 0 again. very annoying

News Item:   It’s time for Microsoft to bring Windows 10 Mobile back from the dead

News Item:   Mozilla Firefox 63 Released with Enhanced Tracking Protection and More

News Item:   Microsoft’s Fall Update

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 118

New Android Pie

Tony Pizza Is the 1809 update fixed and available for download? Or should we wait a little more?

Fred Krueger how do you do a screenshot on something you bring up or open up on an existing page

Lisa Toth Andy and I each have an LG phone. They are Android. A few days ago they updated. I was asked to update and I said yes. Every thing pretty much has changed. Andy lost some contacts and I discovered that I have to search for “location” service ‘cuz it is no longer in settings.

Fred Krueger with all the new wifi standards coming out, 5g and wigi, when is it a good time to start thinking about new routers? and I see Verizon has an add on for your routers in the future,

News Item   Fraudster Targets Cryptocurrency Wallets with a Variety of Info Stealers        

News Item   Germany Urges Global Minimum Tax For Digital Giants

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