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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 256

Curt Davison   I got an email from (supposedly) myself.  The sender’s name was:  Kim Hung <>.  I was wondering how someone could use my email address to send things out using my email account?

K Edward Lynch   Anybody know if this is legit?  “This content isn’t available right now.  When this happens, it’s usually beca

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use the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it’s been deleted.”

News Item:   IBM’s 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster

News Item:   Apple’s Spending on Google Cloud Storage On Track to Soar 50% This Year

News Item:   EU’s Vestager warns Apple against using privacy, security to limit competition

News Item:   Judge suspends Florida’s social media law for violating First Amendment

News Item:   130 nations agree to support U.S. proposal for global minimum tax on corporations

News Item:   Putin signs law forcing foreign social media giants to open Russian offices

News Item:   New UK internet law raises free speech concerns

News Item:   America world’s sole cyber superpower, ten years ahead of China, says Brit think tank


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 255

Tony Pizza   I ran the Win 11 app to see if any of my PCs will run it. All 3 failed, one because of ARM processor, others

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Windows 11 from Microsoft

lacking TPM. A friend who has a newer computer, I7 and lots of ram, also failed.

News Item:   Western Digital My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

News Item:   AWS has acquired encrypted messaging service Wickr

News Item:   Adventures in Contacting the Russian FSB

News Item:   Facebook Researchers Say They Can Detect Deepfakes And Where They Came From

News Item:   Google open-sources Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) toolkit

News Item:   US seizes 33 Iranian state-run media sites accused of election disinformation

News Item:   Windows 11 available at Christmas


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 254

K Edward Lynch   Why does a blockchaim wallet need a domain?

Lisa Toth   How can I clean up lastpass.  it is a mess.  Often if I change a password it creates a new page instead of updating

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the one already in lastpass.

News Item:   Make way for Windows 11.  Windows 10 end-of-life is October 2025

News Item:   Google’s adtech business set to face formal EU probe by year-end

News Item:   Apple Pre-Installed Apps Would Be Banned Under Antitrust Package

News Item:   Police bust ransomware gang in Ukraine

News Item:   Phishing sites reached all-time high in January 2021

News Item:   The global chip shortage is creating a new problem: More fake components

News Item:   Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming

News Item:   Oxford University Press to end centuries of tradition by closing its printing arm

News Item:   Software Is Eating the Carh

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 253

Roger Houston   Is it safe to download and install 21H1?  All of my PC’s show the update is available. I don’t want to be an early test site.

Fred Krueger   How do I log into my Netgear router, an ac1900, model c7000. I am getting a message that I can

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not do this because I am using IPv6.

News Item:   Apple admits why its own Files app was ranked first when users searched for Dropbox

News Item:   Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing files for US IPO

News Item:   New York Senate Passes Landmark Right to Repair Bill

News Item:   Google, Facebook, Chaos Computer Club join forces to oppose German state spyware

News Item:   Ohio AG wants Google declared a public utility

News Item:   McDonald’s AI drive-thru bot accused of breaking biometrics privacy law

News Item:   Some people can’t get FCC subsidy because “Street” isn’t the same as “St.”

News Item:   Drug Rings’ Favorite New Encrypted Platform Had One Flaw

News Item:   Is Bitcoin More Traceable Than Cash?

News Item:   Lawmakers start bipartisan antitrust reforms that could reshape Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 252

Tony Pizza   Will ransom ware attacks spread to cloud backups? If so, how can it be prevented?

News Item:   Apple, Mozilla, Google, Microsoft form group to standardize browser plug-ins

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News Item:   Carriers agree to start sharing vertical location data for 911 calls

News Item:   Ransomware will now get priority treatment at the Justice Department

News Item:   Here’s why TSMC and Intel keep building foundries in the Arizona desert

News Item:   Overseas Bank Helped Recover IRS Stimulus Checks To Non-Americans.

News Item:   The G-7 Nations Agree To Make Big Tech Companies Pay Their Fair Share Of Taxes

News Item:   Facebook suspends Trump accounts for two years

News Item:   Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password

News Item:   KC startup Stealth Data helps companies unlock users behind anonymous web traffic

News Item:   Amazon’s Cost Saving Routing Algorithm


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