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Q&A with CIPCUG session 149

Lisa Toth   Was interested in computer arbitrage

Fred Krueger   I have subscribed to the VCStar and they take my money but I am unable to login to the website.

Lisa Toth  There has been some discussion about all this technology and social networking causing way decreased attention spans.

Lisa Toth   How can I get windows 10 to display everything in dark mode as much as possible.

News Item:   Nine Major VPNs Could Get Blocked by Russia in 30 Days

News Item:   For more than two hours on Thursday, one of China’s largest internet providers forced a huge chunk of European mobile traffic to be rerouted through its own servers.

News Item:   US to demand five years of your social media, email account info in visa application

News Item:   Failures of HTTPS Encryption

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 147

John Weigle   Microsoft Publisher 2016’s spellcheck is switching back and forth from English to Spanish and tells me that level (as in Gold Level) is not correct. I’ve set the default language to English several times, but it keeps bouncing back and forth. Any ideas on how to make it stay in English? I have enough trouble typing in one language without trying two.

Rosalie Sherbrooke   When I reopen a window from my taskbar, it opens sort of smallish in the upper left corner of the screen. So, I just drag the corner to where I want it.  I wondered if this is happening to others.

Kenneth H Smith   Yesterday, someone asked about cleaning out our browser history. Is it OK to use CCleaner, perhaps once a week? Is the free version ‘good-enough’?

News Item:   Microsoft kicks off the rollout of the Windows 10 May Update, version 1903

News Item:   Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of ‘Intentionally and Unlawfully’ Sharing iTunes Listening Data

News Item:   Microsoft is planning to publish previews of PowerToys utilities via GitHub this summer

Q&A session 143

Fred Krueger:   I see on the news that direct TV has lost a lot of subscribers. Does direct tv leave the dishes on the houses and I

see a lot of houses with 2 and 3 dishes, I assume some of them may be for a connection to a different language satellite. Or is there some other reason for so many dishes? Also, I assume when people talk about cutting the cord all they are cutting is the cable tv connection, so if you disconnect from the cable provider the cable is still hooked to the tv, who’s server is the feed coming through?

 Sue Nethercott:   Addonchat seems to have disappeared overnight. Anyone heard anything?

Tony Pizza:    Systems with small disks won’t be able to install Windows 10 May 2019 update

News Item:   Windows 10 Insider Build 18885 Fixes USB Drive Letter Reassignments

News Item:   Windows 10 and Windows 7 Cumulative Updates Released With Fixes

News Item:   G7 Comes Out in Favor of Encryption Backdoor

News Item:   Anti-Vaxx And The Internet Going Separate Ways

News Item:   Stealing Ethereum by Guessing Weak Private Keys

News Item:   Cox Internet now charges $15 extra for faster access to online

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 142

Andy Toth: 1. My android phone updated again. It transferred all my contacts to the google contacts app from my LG contacts app. It also deleted How do I disable the google contact app? 

Andy Toth: 2. I got tired of clicking no and by accident I have my photos going to the google photo app. How do I have my photos go to a folder on the SD card. I cannot seem to find how to disable it. 

Andy Toth: A final note. When my phone updated, I also lost numerous photos that were copied from photos last year and then deleted. They all disappeared with this update. Back to my offline archives but how can I stop the deletion process. Google does not forget. Most malware and viruses are more benign than google.

News Item:   Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

News Item:   Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

News Item:   Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions

News Item:   Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 138

Facebook safe

Lisa Toth   I want to migrate from windows live mail to the latest ms mail in Office 365.  I have seen a note somewhere that Outlook and Mail are the some program. However, mail, “where my contacts moved to w/out my permission. looks entirely different from Outlook 365. Can I merge them or move my contacts from ‘Mail’ to ‘Outlook 365?

Fred Krueger   What can you report about credit Karma?  I think, they get their info from the three major ones

Lisa Toth   What is your current feelings about the tablets available now? Tablets are almost computers now but I have trouble with the ones I have.  Some things are just easier on my laptop.  What is your current feelings about the tablets available now?

Fred Krueger   I hooked up an amazon cube and had to use a hdmi switch. The problem is the IR remote will not work more than 3 to 4 feet away from the pickup. 

Norbert Bob Gostischa    Facebook has never been “safe”

News Item:   Change your Facebook password

News Item:   AI Is Now Being Used For Taxes

News Item:   Court documents reveal the breadth of technical information federal investigators were permitted to collect on President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen

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