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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

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 132

Don’t use Internet Explorer

Fred Krueger   Do you think the people that had money in the bitcoin locker managed by the guy that died, who had the only access to the account, recently will ever recover their money?

Lisa Toth   I am having trouble with OneNote 2016. It looks a lot different than the old one. However, I don’t know where stuff goes when I send it to OneNote. I used to use my print function to send pdfs to specific notebooks but I no longer get an option for choosing a notebook plus when I go to OneNote I can’t find the pdf.

Fred Krueger   Why do you think someone in Congress wants to investigate all foreign based VPN’s

Fred Krueger   Last week I mentioned that the wife’s computer was not updating. Today I saw an article in Zdnet that Microsoft had the problem solved, so I checked her computer an lo and behold, there it was windows version 1809. It downloaded and installed, no problem. Then I did the updates for 1809. looking good

Bill Hinds   How can I fix pdf attachments so they are printable or so I can copy portions of the text?

News Item:   Facebook Messenger users: You now have 10 minutes to unsend a message

News Item:   Microsoft Now Allows Skype Users to Blur the Background on Video Calls

News Item:   Microsoft cybersecurity expert: Please, stop using Internet Explorer as a web browser

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