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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 213

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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

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 209

Announcement:  Death of John Weigle

Ray Escobedo   How can I block pop up ads that appear on right bottom side of windows 10 computer. They seem to be from chrome google

Ray Escobedo   My Samsung laser started printing pages in landscape instead of portrait in spite of correct instructions in the settings on Window 10 computer.

Lisa Toth   I read a page called the daily spruce.  Today the page had a list of things to do 10 minuets at a time to organize.  Organize your social media in one place. Move your Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Linkedin, and Instagram account streams to Hootsuite.  What is Hootsuite?  What do you know about it?

Andy Toth   It appears that OneDrive is consuming my computer drive. There are two types of notations in the status column next to a folder or a file, a cloud or a check mark. I appears that the check mark is consuming space on the drive even though my documents folder is only 200mb and does not have a …\Documents\OneDrive folder. I noticed this consumption after I uploaded a large portion of  my music library to the cloud and all those folders/files were checked. I only have 20GB remaining on the drive. Everything I uploaded from this computer is checked or synced. I do not have ‘always keep on this computer’ checked for any folders file. Is there some way to uncheck/unsync folders and files so they are only in the cloud.  I want to keep everything but a few hundred MB of files in the cloud.

News Item:  China is now blocking all encrypted HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI

News Item:  ‘Drone Swarm’ Invaded Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant Last September — Twice

News Item:   Robocall Legal Advocate Leaks Customer Data

News Item:  Facebook has joined Microsoft in condemning Apple’s App Store policies, after the company was forced to remove the games feature from its Facebook Gaming app, which launches today on iOS.

News Item:  The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information

News Item:  Microsoft now lets you run Android apps in Windows 10

News Item:  A trio of Office 365 business customers have sued Microsoft for outrageous privacy violations

News Item:  Microsoft adds Windows 10 DNS over HTTPS settings section



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