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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

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 169

Computer virus protection

Fred Krueger   Do password keepers work on all browsers or do you need to set it up on all browsers to work when you change browser?

Michael Megowan   Is javascript safe to be enabled in my browsers? If not, why not.

Lisa Toth   I Can’t open any TOE (newsletter)

Fred Krueger   You mentioned you were unhappy with PIA. What has gone wrong with PIA?

News Item:   X-37B Lands after 2 years

News Item:   American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware

News Item:   NordVPN Breached

News Item:   Dark Web Site Taken Down without Breaking Encryption

News Item:   Google tightens Chrome cookie security

News Item:   Deepfakes threaten Democracy

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 168

Net Neutrality

Fred Krueger   What kind of home network do you recommend? I see there are a few out there such as ubiquity, or do you build your own?

Lisa Toth   My computer is in the office at one end of the house. My studio is at the other. I l want to put You tube on and listen to music. Is there an easy way to do this? Or a better way to listen to music I like?

K Edward Lynch   how serious is the risk of radiation in cell phones

News Item:   Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

News Item:   Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

News Item:   Multifactor authentication issue hitting North American Azure, Office 365 users

News Item:   Privacy bill would give FTC actual authority, land lying executives in jail

News Item:   Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss

News Item:   T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote

Q&A 1Session 167

Lisa Toth    Can I set up two contact lists in outlook? I think I can but I don’t have time right now to figure it out. Once they are set up how do they work?

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   I don’t think I have proper protection on my iPhone. What do you recommend to protect it from malware, etc.

Andy Toth   I want to do a clean reinstall of windows 10.  I have my data on the local computer synced with OneDrive. If I logout of my Microsoft account that is associated with that storage (I am using Office365), I should be able to reinstall windows in that partition and as long as I install OneDrive in the same location I should be fine.

News Item:   Disney+ Is Serious Challenge To Netflix, Hulu

News Item:   Windows 10 1909 is Getting “Ready for Release”, Named November 2019 Update

News Item:   Almost 50% of Company Network Traffic Comes From Bots, Report Says

News Item:   Games and Utility Apps in Play Store Hide Bank Credential Stealers and Spyware

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 166

Sue Nethercott   I’ve been getting the following at alternet.org…  400 Bad Request   Request Header Or Cookie Too Large So I followed the advice to “Delete cookies from a site” from https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647… – or tried to.

Lisa Toth   I have Office 365, a Toshiba laptop and Win 10.  Apparently I was getting my mail on an old version of outlook.  I had set it up the way I liked it. A day or two ago, something strange happened.

News Item:   Windows 10X: Microsoft’s New Windows OS for Dual-Screen PCs

News Item:   Microsoft Discovers Iranian Hacking Campaign Targeting U.S. Politics

News Item:   Windows 10 KB4524147 Update May Cause Boot and Printing Issues

News Item:   Facebook can be ordered to remove posts worldwide

News Item:   Dutch Govt Explains the Risks Behind DNS-Over-HTTPS Move

News Item:   Google Chrome to Gradually Start Blocking Mixed Content by Default

 

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