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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 180

Lisa Toth   I have been using my new Microsoft Surface as a tablet and now and then a computer.  I noticed that sometimes in Outlook (office 365) the ribbon I used to see at the top with options like delete and reply etc. is sometimes on the right side of my incoming message and sometimes nonexistent.

News Item:   Windows 7 PC on January 15, 2020 Get Full-screen Warning

News Item:   Microsoft to add ‘Walkie Talkie’ voice calls, to Teams

News Item:   YouTube decides it’s easier to treat all watchers of kids’ content as kids

News Item:   Australia Bushfire Donors Affected by Credit Card Skimming Attack

News Item:   Google Chrome Will Support Windows 7 After End of Life

News Item:   Google Removed Over 1,700 Malware Infected Apps from Play Store

News Item:   Microsoft Phishing Scam Exploits Iran Cyberattack Scare

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 179

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   How can I tell if I’m looking at legitimate product evaluations vs phonies

News Item:   Chrome to show error codes

News Item:   The Schism at the Heart of the Open-Source Movement

News Item:   Maze Ransomware Sued for Publishing Victim’s Stolen Data

News Item:   Microsoft Products Reaching End of Life in 2020

News Item:   U.S. Government Issues Warning About Possible Iranian Cyberattacks

News Item:   To replace gas taxes, Oregon and Utah ask EVs to pay for road use

News Item:   Your Phone can make calls from their PC

News Item:   Singapore tax on overseas digital services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 178

Andy Toth  I copied merged all contacts into a .vcf file. After the update I was missing a number of contacts. I loaded the .vcf file and recovered most. The interesting thing is when I now add a new contact. It cannot be found in a contact search. There is a icon in the lower right corner of the search page says search other contacts. The contact is available and now I can use it but it can only be retrieved by searching ‘other contacts’. Where/What is ‘other contacts’? This happens after every phone update.

Andy Toth   I am trying to determine what software is used as the phone app on my Android phone. I have 68 apps installed, not by my doing. It was on this LG K20 phone out of the box. If my phone icon is not an installed app, what is it?

News Item:   Microsoft is giving up on Windows on the PC  and rolling out its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).

News Item:   Mozilla Adds Additional DNS-Over-HTTPS Provider to Firefox

News Item:   Microsoft Outlook for the Web to Support Sending Email As Alias

News Item:   How to Run Classic and Chromium Microsoft Edge Side-by-Side

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 176

Lisa Toth   When Andy was trying to prepare my computer somehow he uninstalled Windows office 365.  When log into OneDrive, it says I need to associate a program with the file. I have no idea how to do this.

Fred Krueger   I have been trying to speed up my computer by cleaning out things I do not use or need. Do you have any suggestions for me and anyone that might also be interested?

Common Question:  Do you know about . . .?

Lisa Toth   Is there an app to compare what is in One Drive with what is on my Seagate backup?

News Item:  Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Autopilot Update by Mistake

News Item:  Attackers Terrify Homeowners After Hacking Ring Devices

News Item:  Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services

News Item:   African IP Address Theft

News Item:  VISA Warns of Ongoing Cyber Attacks on Gas Pump Point-of sale Systems

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 174

Sue Nethercott   How do I convert a .mov video to a format that twitter will accept, and how do I rotate it?

News Item:  Scam Browser Notification Prompts Increased by 69% in 2019

News Item:  Over 38 Million Healthcare Records Exposed in Breaches Over 2019

News Item:  Mozilla to Block Fingerprinters by Default in Firefox 72

News Item:  Windows 10 1909 Update Causes File Explorer Issues

News Item:  Windows 10 2004 is the Next Feature Update

News Item:  It’s Way Too Easy to Get a .gov Domain Name

News Item:  Beware of Thanksgiving eCard Emails Distributing Malware

News Item:  Louisiana’s ransomware disaster far from over

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 175

Lisa Toth   A lot of my files are on both OD and my computer.  On which do I delete the files? If I delete on my computer do they delete on OD

Fred Krueger   Opened up chrome today and everything was in Russian? Why can I not get audio from my USB 2.0 port.

News Item:  FTC Warns of Ongoing Scam Spreading Scary Terrorism Allegations

News Item:  China fires denial-of-service toward Hong Kong

News Item:  Can state law be published behind a paywall?

News Item:  Microsoft Starts Forced Feature Updates on Windows 10 1809

News Item:  Microsoft Enhances Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge 79

News Item:  Over 30,500 Online Piracy Sites Shut Down in Global Operation

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 173

Lisa Toth   I thought I had successfully transferred my documents to OneDrive but a lot of stuff did not go. Mostly in the documents file.  I don’t want or need everything but there is enough that it would take a long time to open each one and save it to the cloud.  I have an external drive and I am thinking I should put everything on that and then do it from there with the drive attached to my surface.

Lisa Toth   With my tablets, I would press the on off button just enough to turn off the screen. I’ve done this a few times with the surface and today it occurred to me that may not be good for it.. Any thoughts?

Lisa Toth   Office 365.  We have it.  When the Surface Pro 7 came, it came with office not 365.  Andy uninstalled it from my Toshiba so he could install it on my Surface.  This immediately meant I don’t have email etc.  Now we are wondering if we need to uninstall the office suite that is on the Surface before we install 365.

Lisa Toth   Many of my folders in the cloud appear to be empty and should not be.

News Item:  ‘Unblockable’ web trackers have arrived

News Item:  Iran Has Shut Off its Internet

News Item:  It’s the user’s fault if a Ring camera violates your privacy according to Amazon

News Item:  Cops put GPS tracker on man’s car, charge him with theft for removing it

News Item:  Microsoft Is Adding DNS-Over-HTTPS (DoH) to Edge

News Item:  Another company is dialing back expectations for self-driving taxis

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 172

Fred Krueger   Do you have more on the DNS over HTTPS change coming

News Item:   Phishing Scam Warns That Your Password Will be Changed

News Item:   Thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already for sale on hacking forums

News Item:   Officials warn about the dangers of using public USB charging stations

News Item:   US border inspectors need ‘reasonable suspicion’ of a crime before searching your phone, laptop

News Item:   Ads blocker from Google Play actually displays ads

News Item:   Google Planning on offering checking accounts next year

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 171

Roger Houston   Laptop, Win10-1809, just started a light Blue Screen several days ago.  BLUE screen, with ongoing Activity Light. Seems to be trying to download / install. Been running for over 3 nights.

News Item:   Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service

News Item:   TrendMicro Employee Sold Customer Info to Tech Support Scammers

News Item:   Company accused of slapping ‘Made in America’ on Chinese gear, selling it to the US government

News Item:   Eavesdropping on SMS Messages inside Telco Networks

News Item:   Why 5G is a crucial technology for autonomous vehicles

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 170

Lisa Toth   I use Firefox for my web browser. I want to see the line at the top that includes ‘file’, ‘view’ etc.

Fred Krueger   Where can I find the Microsoft program or app that links your phone to a PC?

Lisa Toth   Microsoft introduced a new feature in email convert[ng incoming mail to a black background. I like that as I can see it better.  However, when I reply to an email sometimes I can see what I am typing (it is the white against black I am used to) and other times, my typing is a very light color. I have to strain to see it.  I tried using the button to that reverses back to the original background usually white.  The problem with that is, now my typing is white against white. I can’t see it at all.

In addition to that, I have no idea what the recipient sees.

News Item:   Google says goodbye to Flash, will stop indexing Flash content in search

News Item:   Chrome, Firefox to Hide Those Annoying Site Notification Prompts

News Item:   Malwarebytes 4.0 Released With New UI and Scanning Engine

News Item:   First Microsoft Edge Stable Release Candidate Now Available

News Item:   Mozilla fires back on DNS-over-https

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