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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 214

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   I have a problem. I received a credit card alert in February. I didn’t request a new credit card and

thought I notified Experian.  I realize a few stupid Amazon deliveries may not have been a joke. I

contacted Amazon. They found a second account with my name and address not using the credit card I use for Amazon purchases.  Any idea how this could have happened?

Fred Krueger   Is there an easy way to post an image from a PDF file to a person’s Facebook page?

News Item: Dozens of Amazon’s own products have been reported as dangerous

News Item: Amazon Career Day

News Item: Walmart+ Targets Amazon Prime, launches September 15

News Item: China, Russia and Iran all attacking US elections and using some nasty new tactics, says Microsoft

News Item: US Company, Sandvine, Faces Backlash After Belarus Uses Its Tech To Block Internet

News Item: China would rather see TikTok U.S. close than a forced sale

News Item: Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023

News Item: We Have to Pay If We Want Real News


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 213

No Questions:

Discussion:  Passwords and security

News Item:  Google rolls out Secure DNS support to Chrome for Android

News Item:  Attackers abuse Google DNS over HTTPS to download malware

News Item:  Microsoft to finally kill Adobe Flash support by January 2021

News Item:  Windows 10 2004 now blocked on devices with LTE cellular modems

News Item:  Amazon Drivers Say Smartphones-In-Trees Scheme Has Been Thwarted

News Item:  Amazon deletes 20,000 reviews after evidence of profits for posts

News Item:  A hacker gained control over Tesla’s the entire fleet

News Item:  Facebook threatens to block news-sharing in Australia

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 212

Jerry Crocker   My MS Surface i7 Book – has battery swell

Sue Nethercott   Twice in the past couple of weeks my deliveries have gone to a neighbour several doors away for no apparent reason, I was in with my door wide open.

News Item:  Dozens of websites and apps were down Sunday

News Item:  Tesla with Autopilot hits cop car—driver admits he was watching a movie

News Item:  Important indication that masks do work in preventing COVID-19

News Item:  US wants to seize cryptocurrency stolen by North Korean hackers

News Item:  AT&T reportedly trying to sell DirecTV after massive customer losses

News Item:  TikTok CEO quits as company reportedly plans sale to Microsoft, Walmart

News Item:  Apple won’t let Facebook tell users about 30-percent Apple tax on events

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 211

K Edward Lynch   Is cryptocurrency the future of the financial industry or just another tech scam?

News Item:  Virtual AlphaDogfight Trials Finals

News Item:  US govt warns remote workers of ongoing vishing campaign

News Item:  Google Has a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree

News Item:  Microsoft enables TLS 1.3 by default in latest Windows 10 builds

News Item:  License plate tracking for police set to go nationwide

News Item:  Why Facebook Can’t Quash Conspiracy Theories

News Item:  Recent Rivals to Facebook

News Item:  Data Is the New Oil

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 210

Roger Houston   I have a problem with too many Document folders. Besides the OneDrive Doc folder, I still have TWO other Doc folders that are not the same!!! One is “This PC\Documents”. The other is “This PC\OS(C:)\Users\rogem_000\Documents” or changed

later to “—\Documents This PC”.  I thought that This PC\Docs and User\rogem_000\Docs were the same. Apparently NOT. Why??

Lisa Toth   Some time ago you answered a question I had about the beeps and boops my phone makes. So now if I get one of those and it is not a message or missed call I swipe down from the top to see what it might be.  So…. my question is: is there possibly a setting to stop the ‘alerts’? Or, do I need to go to the website of each one and find out how to opt out of alerts?

Tony Pizza   Is it true that if you format a Win 10 HDD, and install a fresh copy of Win 10, the activation code is still good with Microsoft?

Lisa Toth   I have the Surface Pro 7. I also have a second display that I use exclusively when in our office. Haven’t been using the surface display.  I have a vision problem and set things up so I can easily use the computer.  My problem is, I can’t use the surface pro

when it is not hooked up to the second computer because if I change the settings directly on the surface, it messes up my second display.

News Item:  Emotet malware strikes U.S. businesses with COVID-19 spam

News Item:  Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores

News Item:  Boeing 747s receive critical software updates over 3.5″ floppy disks

News Item:  California court rules Amazon is liable for injuries from defective products

News Item:  Retailers launch coalition to fight counterfeits on Amazon

News Item:  A simple telephony honeypot received 1.5 million robocalls across 11 months

News Item:  Charter can charge online video sites for network connections, court rules

News Item:  Buying TikTok is going to be difficult

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