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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 269

News Item:   YouTube bans vaccine nonsense, such as claims that vaccines alter genetic makeup

nePhoto by Braňo on UnsplashNews Item:   FCC Proposal Targets SIM Swapping, Port-Out Fraud

News Item:   FCC orders phone carriers to enforce unlawful robocall blocking

News Item:   California DMV gives Cruise and Waymo OK to charge for rides

News Item:   Epic Games Store, Discord, and Zoom all join Windows 11’s more flexible app store

News Item:   Russian authorities arrest cybersecurity giant Group-IB’s CEO on treason charges

News Item:   S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge from ‘Squid Game’

News Item:   Tech giants brace for impact in India as new payments rule goes into effect

News Item:   Russia Threatens Retaliation After YouTube Deletes RT Germany Account


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 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’


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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 204

Lisa Toth:  Is there a way to sort rules in Outlook? Also what is the difference between rules and move?

Tony Pizza: Two questions related to Kim Kommando’s column:
1. She says for privacy and safety, you can use The Onion Router or Tor, for short, She says it’s hard to set up, but says there’s a (unnamed) browser that makes it easy to use. Is it worth it?
2. She recommends using Quad9 maintained by IBM and The Global Cyber Alliance as a DNS service. She says it instantly checks any site you wish to visit against IBM XForce’s threat intelligence database of more than 40 billion analyzed webpages and images. Is it better than the ones you have mentioned?

Bob G and Toby disagree on Ccleaner

News Item: Disinformation on COVID-19 produced by state-backed media outlets in Russia, China, Turkey and Iran is being shared more widely on social media than stories from more reliable news sources.

News Item: Malwarebytes AdwCleaner now removes malware from the command line

News Item: Stanford research provides a snapshot of a new working-from-home economy

News Item: Walmart is converting its parking lots into pop-up drive-in theaters for the summer

News Item: A Medical Device Maker Threatens iFixit Over Ventilator Repair Project

News Item: Windows 10 Previews DNS Over HTTPS

News Item: The Security Value of Inefficiency

News Item: Bank Card “Master Key” Stolen


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 192

John Weigle hosted a watch party

News Item:  French regulator says Google must pay news sites to send them traffic

News Item:  Large email extortion campaign underway

News Item:  Adobe releases Security Updates that Fix 69 Vulnerabilities

News Item:  Netgear Routers under Attack. Learn how to Protect Yourself!

News Item:  Please, just stop downloading apps from unofficial stores: Android users hit with ‘unkillable malware’

News Item:  Apple and Google detail bold and ambitious plan to track COVID-19 at scale

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 188

Lisa Toth    I have a Surface Pro 7.  Every time I boot up some of my settings have changed. For example, I am using a second display instead  the Surface screen.  I have told it in settings that display 2 should be the only one. I have saved the setting but every time I reboot or turn on the computer both displays are on.

Tony Pizza   Why do posts disappear on Facebook?

Lisa Toth   In Outlook, whenever I roll over a picture in an email, it shows me the link attached to the picture.  I don’t want to see this. I am sure it is a setting but I have not found it.

News Item:   Walmart, CVS, Target, and Walgreens have announced that they will be volunteering a portion of their parking lots to be set up as drive-through Coronavirus testing sites.

News Item:   Google Creating a Nationwide Coronavirus Information Site, What We Know

News Item:   COVID-19 Testing Center Hit By Cyberattack

News Item:   Europol Dismantles SIM Swap Criminal Groups That Stole Millions

News Item:   Office 365 ATP To Block Email Domains That Fail Authentication

News Item:   Google Chrome Gets ‘Default to Guest’ Mode for Stateless Browsing

News Item:   Firefox 74 Released: Security Fixes, Improvements, and Fixes

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 183

Fred Krueger   Recently my Android phone did a software update and I noticed that it had 387 apps and programs to update. What is all this?

Bobby Taylor   What’s the difference between Linux and Windows?

Lisa Toth   Since Tuesday I keep finding my mouse right handed. I always have my mice left handed.

John Weigle   Is there a way in the VLC media player to slow the speed down?  I think I could get more words at a time when I transcribe.

Andy Toth   I am trying to copy OneDrive to a flash drive.  I did not have adequate space on the removable drive to copy three folders but there was plenty of room to copy the one at a time plus many more files.

I’ve been mis-reading the error message. The software folder on OneDrive is 15 GB, free space on removable drive is 58 GB. I get the message that I need another 10 GB on OneDrive to transfer the data, but all my data on OneDrive is only 27 GB.

News Item:   Carrier sales of phone-location data is illegal, FCC plans punishment

News Item:   DOJ sues US telecom providers for connecting Indian robocall scammers

News Item:   Blizzard now claims full copyright for player-made “custom game” mods

News Item:   Amazon’s Ring app shares loads of your personal info, report finds

News Item:   Dear Ashley Madison user. I know everything about you. Pay up or else.

News Item:   Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Are Actively Targeting the US

News Item:   Russia Threatens Facebook, Twitter With Fines, Demands User Data

News Item:   FBI Warns of Rise in Social Security Scams Spoofing Its Phone Number

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 182

Discussion at Meeting:  Can you broadcast via Bluetooth to two different headsets?

Fred Krueger   I was playing around with connections and got into airplane mode and I cannot

get out of it. What to do?

Lisa Toth   I was wondering about using the Avast password manager as a backup.

Fred Krueger   Can you use 1 monitor and connect 2 computers? Maybe not practical, but I was wondering if it can be done.

Lisa Toth   In the wake of the LastPass Outage, I checked out PassWord Safe. Near the bottom of the page on the left are 3 links: mirror #1, 2, 3.

News Item:   UN report officially fingers Saudi royal as Bezos hacker

News Item:   10% of All Macs Have Shlayered Malware

News Item:   FBI Warns Job Applicants of Scams Using Spoofed Company Sites

News Item:   The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

News Item:   Section 230 Heating Up As A Campaign Issue

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