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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 219

Fred Krueger   Is anyone having trouble with prime video, I have not been able to get it since the last windows update. I check

with my vpn (PIA) and nothing there. try troubleshooting connection problem and I am being directed to turn off vpn or get Nord vpn.  I had no problem in the past using prime video with vpn on.

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   I’m installing the critical Microsoft updates. It instructed me to reboot and has been rebooting for the last 45 minutes. Suggestions?

Fred Krueger   Is this WIFI connector from (NetTec) a good WIFI extender?

News Item:    Remote tribe says SpaceX Starlink “catapulted” them into 21st century

News Item:    Google introduces song matching via humming, whistling or singing

News Item:    EU targets Big Tech with “hit list” facing tougher rules

News Item:    FCC will move to regulate social media after censorship outcry

News Item:    Senate to Subpoena Twitter CEO Over Blocking of Disputed Biden Articles

News Item:    Internet Freedom Has Taken a Hit During the Covid-19 Pandemic

News Item:    Amazon to escape UK digital services tax that will hit smaller traders

News Item:    China starts digital yuan trial by giving $30 to 50,000 people

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 186

Lisa Toth   Should I leave my computer on the charger since I use it a lot or is it better to unplug it when I am done or overnight.

Fred Krueger   Once a month I get a report from Google on every place I have been the previous month. Don’t know what too think of this.

Fred Krueger   I am looking at small laptops or tablets, and I am wondering if the Surface Pro LTE is worth the price over the Surface Pro without the LTE?

Fred Krueger   About cord cutting, The way I understand it so far is we still need the cord for internet but can do away with paying for almost every thing else. Is this somewhat correct or am I missing something?

Fred Krueger   At the club meeting there was some mention of the latest Windows update, I looked in update history and all I see are updates for malicious removal tool for January and February

News Item:   Google Cleans Play Store of Nearly 600 Apps for Ad Policy Violation

News Item:   WhatsApp Phishing URLs Skyrocket With Over 13,000% Surge

News Item:   Credit Card Skimmer Found on Nine Sites, Researchers Ignored

News Item:   Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux Now In Public Preview

News Item:   Norton LifeLock Phishing Scam Installs Remote Access Trojan

News Item:   Brave Browser Integrates Wayback Machine to View Deleted Web Pages

News Item:   Microsoft Wants to do Away with Windows 10 Local Accounts

News Item:   uBlock Origin 1.25 Now Blocks Cloaked First-Party Scripts, Firefox Only

News Item:   FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

News Item:   Firefox Enables DNS over HTTPS by Default

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 121

Youtube CEO says impossible to comply with new EU demands on copyright laws

Fred Krueger   Today I keep getting error 461 code whenever I click on something on a page in yahoo mail, usually it is just looking for more info on something. What is this code 461? This is after our internet was down for about 30 hrs. I assume due to the fire.

News Item:  Beware of “Unofficial” Sites Pushing Notepad2 Adware Bundles

News Item:  U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

News Item:  Patch Tuesday Today

News Item:  YouTube CEO Says EU’s Proposed Copyright Regulation Financially Impossible

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 42

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Lisa Toth   Andy and I both have windows phones.  Is the Windows phone going away?  If so what would be the best replacement?

Janet van Duinwyk   I hear there is a new Windows update coming …any words of advice

Roger Houston   A friend of mine just got hijacked? His Chrome page said to contact a phone number. Chrome will not open any other page. Explorer does not work. Is he hosed with a Crypto plague?

Lisa Toth   If I see something on Facebook that I would like to refer to at a later date, what is the best way to save the information.

Tony Pizza   Does a Win 10 image backup need a dedicated usb hard drive, or can the drive be used for other things, like an image from another Win 10 computer?

Lisa Toth   I haven’t been able to find and download Windows Live for my email on my new ASUS. How can I do that?

Lisa Toth   I keep getting a message on both of my computers that my outlook settings are out of date. I don’t really want to use Outlook at all, can I disable it and stop these messages?

News Item:  Warning, a USB Kill Stick, a terrifying USB drive impersonator that destroys any electronic device into which it’s inserted is available for purchase.

News Item:  Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled days after Congress voted to repeal restrictions on broadband providers eager to sell customers’ surfing history.

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 39

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Lisa Toth   My last pass app starting doing weird things and the only way to stop it was to unpin it from the firefox task bar. I went out to lastpass web page to see what I could do about this and the only thing I could find close to my problem told me to go to firefox extensions and uninstall then re install it. Well I was successful in uninstalling it but can’t seem to re-install it. I even downloaded it again but it just disappears into who knows where.  I did manage to get to my vault and I have that tab pinned to firefox but I’d like to get the full functionality back.

News Item  Starting this week, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates to Windows 7 & 8.1 computers that are installed on the latest hardware. If you are running a Kaby Lake (7th Generation) Intel processor or a late Skylake (6th Gen.) you will no longer receive updates.

Bill Wishon   I had a Win7 notepad that I updated to Win10. It fell behind on updates but finally installed the latest updates. Not too much later if failed to start and wanted me to repair or reinstall Win10.  It wouldn’t repair or reinstall so I finally just reinstalled Win7 and its updates. This is a backup computer so that was fine. I may try a Win10 upgrade again sometime but for now it is just an FYI.  Will MS remember that it was once updated to win10 and if not then what? Is there a contact number?

From the Facebook page  Stanford, Berkeley, Yale, MIT and Harvard make much of their curriculum available for free.  No course credit is given, but you can learn a ton.

News Item   ISP are pressuring the FCC that users browser and app usage isn’t private information, so they can sell it.  Privacy advocates are upset.

Question  What backup strategies will work with the latest Crypto-Viruses.

Dr. Bunny

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