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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 240

Lisa Toth:   What are NFTs and who’s cashing in on them?

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News Item:   Smart Speakers Like the Nest and Echo Could One Day Be Contactless Heart Monitors

News Item:   SpaceX plans to beam its Starlink internet to vehicles, not just homes

News Item:   Chinese state hackers target Linux systems with new malware

News Item:   Europol ‘unlocks’ encrypted Sky ECC chat service to make arrests

News Item:   Myanmar’s first satellite held by Japan on space station after coup

News Item:   Russia, after Twitter slowdown, accuses U.S. of using IT to engage in unfair competition

News Item:   Big Tech is facing regulatory threats from Australia to Arizona

News Item:   Scientists unlock mysteries of world’s oldest ‘computer’

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 239

Jes Scott   Is there any merit in investing in any crypto currency granted the current state of the stock market

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News Item:   The cinemas now hiring out their screens to gamers

News Item:   Bots hyped up GameStop on major social media platforms, analysis finds

News Item:   Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

News Item:   At Least 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Email Software

News Item:   Three Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked

News Item:   The Hijacking of Perl.com

News Item:   Brave is developing its own privacy-focused search engine

News Item:   This tool lets you confuse Google’s ad network, and a test shows it works

News Item:   Why a YouTube Chat About Chess Got Flagged for Hate Speech

 

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 238

K Edward Lynch   What happens when bitcoin hits the max power available??? Seems like all crypto stuff takes huge amounts of power?

News Item:   The world’s second-most popular desktop operating system isn’t macOS anymore

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News Item:   Apple is already working on developing 6G wireless technology

News Item:   Microsoft is setting the stage for the biggest update to Windows in years

News Item:   Microsoft: Windows 10 1909 reaches end of service in May

News Item:   California can enforce net neutrality law, judge rules in loss for ISPs

News Item:   Fry’s Electronics going out of business, shutting down all stores

News Item:   Best Buy just laid off 5,000 workers and will close more stores

News Item:   VLC will get a new UI this year with 4.0 launch

News Item:   Twitter In Standoff With India’s Government Over Free Speech And Local Law

News Item:   Microsoft Outlook for Windows will let you send emails from aliases

News Item:   Bots hyped up GameStop on major social media platforms, analysis finds

 

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 237

K. Edward Lynch: What’s the difference between restarting and shutting down my computer?

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News Item:   America’s vaccine rollout has been among the best in the world

News Item:   New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped

News Item:   Passing the $1 trillion mark, Bitcoin is almost as big as Google

News Item:   NVIDIA limits RTX 3060 crypto speeds as it introduces mining cards

News Item:   In Nevada desert, a technology firm aims to be a government

News Item:   Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle

News Item:   Bitcoin consumes ‘more electricity than Argentina’

News Item:   LastPass to limit fans of free password manager to one device type only – computer or mobile – from next month

News Item:   How the rich got richer: Reddit trading frenzy benefited Wall Street elite

News Item:   Using whale songs to image beneath the ocean’s floor

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 235

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   Should I install “optional quality update” 2021-01 (KB4598291)?

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   I think we’ve been hit by malware or spyware on an android system. How do you recommend we approach this?

News Item:   Fewer Children Are Attending School, Remotely and In Person

News Item:   How the NFL’s on-player RFID tags are quietly revolutionizing football

News Item:   Plex Media servers are being abused for DDoS attacks

News Item:   Google launches News Showcase in Australia against Media Bargaining Code backdrop

News Item:   U.S. senators propose limiting liability shield for social media platforms

News Item:   Samsung considers Austin for $17 bln chip plant -documents

News Item:   Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments

News Item:   Million-dollar driverless racing challenge coming to Indianapolis

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 234

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Lisa Toth   I’ve set up folders in my email. I am using Edge.  I’d say 80 percent of the time things go as planned and mail goes to the correct folder.  But there are always some that come to my in box even tho I have set a rule to go to a specific folder.

Lisa Toth   Is there a way to combine several tabs into one?  I have several tabs open that are related and I’d like to combine them into one.

News Item:   Whitehouse.gov HTML includes Easter egg for coders

News Item:   Mediacom Warns Top 0.05% of Uploaders to Cut It Out, Cites Network “Stress”

News Item:   Insider Attack on Home Surveillance Systems

News Item:   Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Orders Social Network To Restore 4 Posts In 1st Rulings

News Item:   President Biden names Jessica Rosenworcel acting FCC chair

News Item:   Treasury nominee Yellen is looking to curtail use of cryptocurrency

News Item:   As Adobe Flash stops running, so do some railroads in China

News Item:   WallStreetBets isn’t robbing Wall Street to help the little guy

 

 

 

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 233

Andy Toth   I have a Cannon Printer purchased 16 months ago. I can scan documents very easily. However to print, I have to re-install the printer drivers each time. It is annoying and I’m considering e-waste. Any Ideas?

Lisa Toth   I’ve just spent a very frustrating 2 hours trying to sign in to my new insurance plan.  I did everything the tech

people told me to do.  Finally one of them asked me which browser I was using.  I told her Edge of course.  After discussing other options, The only other browser I have installed is Firefox.  After switching to Firefox, all went as expected. I now many have several browsers installed and I’m wondering how many we should have.  The ins company said they recommend Chrome.

Andy Toth   I am trying to install Office 2019. The CIPCUG purchased product was downloaded and copied to CD. The new computer has no CD drive.

News Item:   Goodbye and good riddance to the 16:9 aspect ratio

News Item:   LG considers exiting smartphones in 2021

News Item:   Microsoft Edge gets a password generator, leaked credentials monitor

News Item:   EU lawmakers want Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google CEOs at Feb. 1 hearing

News Item:   Russian government warns of US retaliatory cyberattacks

News Item:   Google: We’ll shut down Australian search before we pay news sites for links

News Item:   Google agrees to pay French news sites to send them traffic

News Item:   Monkeys in Bali know how much we love our smartphones

 

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 232

Craig Ladd   Never heard of Signal messaging – what can they offer

Lisa Toth   How can I fix the way FB is displaying on my Surface Pro?

News Item:   Hackers bypassed MFA to access cloud service accounts

News Item:   The Internet’s Biggest Darknet Just Got Taken Down

News Item:   Tech replaces a car’s instrument panel with a holographic display

News Item:   Samsung inadvertently uses iPhone to tweet Galaxy promo

News Item:   Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service

News Item:   Investigation into Google’s ‘Privacy Sandbox’ browser changes

News Item:   France’s online ad lobbies file antitrust complaint against Apple

News Item:   French lawmakers pass controversial bill that restricts the publication of images of police

News Item:   Angela Merkel in surprising reaction to Trump’s Twitter ban

News Item:   Walking on leash breached Quebec’s Covid curfew

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 231

Lisa Toth   There is a move afoot to leave FB for other social sites promising not to monetize  subscribers.

News Item:   WhatsApp: Share your data with Facebook or delete your account

News Item:   Wi-Fi’s biggest upgrade in decades is starting to arrive

News Item:   Bitcoin soars to $40,000, doubling in less than a month

News Item:   Researchers close in on ‘universal’ flu vaccine as COVID-19 fight takes priority

News Item:   Chip Shortage Hits Global Automakers

News Item:   Sci-Hub Founder Criticizes Sudden Twitter Ban Over  “Counterfeit” Content

News Item:   Tesla closes day as fifth most valuable U.S. company, passing Facebook

News Item:   Lenovo’s ThinkReality AR glasses can project virtual desktops into your eyes

News Item:   The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December.  Women lost 156,000

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