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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 139

5G wireless

John Weigle   I was using my laptop today and checked on security. I couldn’t find what used to be the usual spot to update the Windows 10 anti-virus program. Just to be sure I had something in the way of an A-V program, I installed Avast’s free version and had no problems. Is the old program dead or just well hidden?

K Edward Lynch   how do you stop Windows from rearranging icons on desktop???

News Item:   IoT Attacks Escalating with a 217.5% Increase in Volume

News Item:   Toyota Security Breach Exposes Personal Info of 3.1 Million Clients

News Item:   Office Depot and Tech Support Firm Will Pay $35 Million to Settle FTC Allegations That They Tricked Consumers into Buying Costly Computer Repair Services

News Item:   Windows 10 April 2019 Update Almost Ready

News Item:   Oracle Sends Warning Emails About Paid-for Critical Java 8 Update

News Item:   5G wireless technology is coming to Ventura County — not everyone is happy about it

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 123

The unavoidable

Fred Krueger   I use Netgear routers and a Netgear extender to get Amazon Prime and other channels to my TV. I have an older router laying around that I discovered.  Would that router work better than an extender? It is a Netgear d3000.

Bob G:   I did mention that the only way to keep an Amazon Echo  secure was to not plug it in and not connect it to wifi. 🙂 Don’t feel bad, I didn’t listen to my advice either.

News Item:   The People of Ohio Can Now Pay Their Taxes in Bitcoin

News Item:   According to Adobe Analytics, shoppers are expected to spend $7.8 billion on Cyber Monday,

News Item:   Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

News Item:   Chrome and Firefox Developers Aim to Remove Support for FTP

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 102

how VPN works

Fred Krueger   When I click on firefox to open I keep getting the message, do I want this browser and the app page opens asking me to set the default browser. What happened?

Lisa Toth   I’m thinking about getting another tablet as a companion to my Amazon Kindle Fire. I discovered that they use their own version of Android. I want to get one with Android that has not been modified.  So, looking for info on the small tablets. Maybe a Galaxy? Any other ideas?

Lisa Toth   Wile looking for apps for an Android tablet, I see there is a Firefox Focus: the privacy browser.  What is it?

News Item:   Google Search keeps asking if I’m human when I use VPN.

News Item:   Amazon Blocks Australian Shoppers From US Site Because of New Tax

News Item:   All the major wireless carriers in the US and Canada are selling every client’s real time location to anyone who wants to buy it. Want to burgle a house. Check to see where the owner(s) are first. Think your spouse is cheating? Track them in real time and look up where they are spending time. The opportunities for abuse from this are endless and dangerous.

Dr. Bunny

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