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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

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 137

News Item:   If You Can Do Without An App, Do So

News Item:   Have At Least One Junk Email Account You Can Burn

News Item:   Create Accounts at All Three Credit Verification Sites

News Item:   Bipartisan Bill Proposed That’s Designed To Offer Legislative Oversight For Commercial Applications Of Facial Recognition Technology.

News Item:   Your Cell Phone Tracks You — And The Data Is Available Online

News Item:   What We Learned From The New Zealand Shooting

News Item:   What You Should Do About DNS And VPN

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 136

EU and the world wide web

Fred Krueger   Most houses have coaxial cable inside and maybe fiber optic coming to the outside connection point, so if digital is associated with fiber optic and coax is associated with analog, what are you getting at the TV or cable box?

Fred Krueger   I went to use Opera because Firefox does not support flash and I kept getting these pop-ups in I think was Spanish. What is happening here? I gave up and went to Edge.

Lisa Toth   Just got an email from PayPal saying my account had been logged into from a different IP address. So I read it. The grammar was bad, the spelling atrocious and more.

Fred Krueger   Curious, is it done very often that video for commercials is altered like photo shopping to create a different image? I would think this would involve doing each frame of a video.

News Item:   Google warns users to immediately update Chrome browser after critical bug discovered

News Item:   MyEquifax.com Bypasses Credit Freeze PIN

News Item:   IT guy at US govt fraud watchdog stole 16 computers from… US govt fraud watchdog

News Item:   Cookie walls that demand a website visitor agrees to their internet browsing being tracked violate GDPR

News Item:   EU wants tech independence from the US, as does China

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 135

LPs are back

Fred Krueger   I have run across mention of apps for creating and organizing files in OneDrive, Do you know of any that you might recommend? I have problems find stuff on my computer let alone in cloud apps.

Craig Ladd   Talk about USB 3.2

Fred Krueger   Have you used an app called ODrive? It is supposed to consolidate several cloud storage apps.

News Item:   University of California Boycotts Publishing Giant Elsevier Over Journal Costs and Open Access

News Item:   Workplace Theft Is On the Rise

News Item:   A foreign power with possible unbridled access to Europe’s data is causing alarm in the region.

News Item:   More People Bought Physical CDs and Vinyl Than Songs on iTunes Last Year

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 133

SIM swapping a new crime

Tony Pizza:  Some HDMI cables are just cable and connectors. Others have some larger bulge near one end. Are they some kind of filter or amplifier?

Fred Krueger:  I am wondering what is going on with PIA the vpn? There was an update a few days ago and since then I have had to download the program every time i restart my computer. Today was slightly different, I had to find it to start it. Apparently it is not quite automatic as it was before. Any info on what is going on?

Lisa Toth:  Pages I know had content in the old version of Facebook have no content now.  How can I retrieve my old pages, and how do I find my new content.  I have checked the “recent notes” column that seems to have just about every thing I’ve put in the notes books but not my actual recent adds.

News Item:   Weird Phishing Campaign Uses Links With Almost 1,000 Characters

News Item:   Microsoft Releases the February 2019 Updates for Office

News Item:   Collection of 127 Million Stolen Accounts Up for Sale on the Dark Web

News Item:   Google Fixing Chrome API to Prevent Incognito Mode Detection

News Item:   Windows 7 Users: You Need SHA-2 Support or No Windows Updates After July 2019

News Item:   More Alleged SIM Swappers Face Justice

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