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2018-04-30 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late!!!)
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:59:08 am »
Greetings MUGOOers,

Our next iMeeting will be ONE WEEK LATE on Monday April 30, 2018, 7:30 PM, Room 1B at Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive.  Guests are welcome for a nominal $5 fee.


1 - News, Views and Reviews - with Neil Herber
2 - "I didn't Note that!" Marc Servant demonstrates the hidden powers of the Apple Note app. Bring your iOS device and
     try to follow along as Marc races through a plethora of features.
3 - Apple's How to Shoot on iPhone site - with Laurence Head   - NOTE:  Laurence is unable to attend tonight
     Liam Ward is ready to do a hands-on disassembly and upgrade of a Mac Mini
     BREAK ~ 10 minutes

4 - Bending iOS's auto-correct to your will (Ha Ha Ha!) - with Marc Servant
5 - (if time permits) - Mac encryption and storage - with Marc Servant
6 - (if desperate) - President's Firewall Chat - a frequently pre-empted forum with Prez Wally
For the hungry and thirsty there will be an after-meeting meeting across the parking lot at the Royal Oak.  Mondays are usually half price wings night, and their desserts can be life-extending.
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Re: 2018-04-30 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late!!!)
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 06:08:49 pm »
News, Views, and Reviews

Headline: U.S. to Seek Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants

Source: 2018-03-29

Synopsis: Visa applicants to the US will be required to make available their social media history, usernames, previous email addresses, and phone numbers for up to 5 years. In addition to their social media histories, visa applicants will be asked for five years of previously used telephone numbers, email addresses, international travel and deportation status, as well as whether any family members have been involved in terrorist activities.

What this means to you: This won?t affect visitors from countries that currently enjoy visa-free travel to the US, such as Canada, UK and Germany.

One liner: "...that currently enjoy visa-free travel...".

Headline: Facebook is more evil than we thought.
Sources: 2018-04-05  (Facebook Pixel)

Synopsis: Facebook has revised its figure for profiles whose data was harvested by Cambridge Analytics from 50 million to 87 million. The same spokesman admitted that probably all Facebook profiles have been harvested by some third party or another. It was also revealed that Facebook scans your private messages.

Zuckerberg went to DC to face questioning from a Committee of politicians, which it turns out, Facebook has already contributed an average of nearly $7,000 to 85% of sitting members of the committee.

Facebook has been putting out feelers to hospitals to build out a data sharing arrangement for patient data.

Facebook tracks you even when you don't have an account.

What this means to you: If it's online, it's probably compromised.

One liner: Anonymized data isn't.

Headline: Telus jumps on Canadian web blocking bandwagon


Synopsis: Telus was not a charter member of the Bell website blocking coalition, but there was never much doubt that the last of the big incumbents would side with the application.

What this means to you: Too late to submit comments to the CRTC now.

One liner: More info? Micheal Geist!.

Headline: China's Social Credit System seeks to assign citizens scores, engineer social behaviour


Synopsis: China is  attempting to create a Social Credit System (SCS) by 2020 ? that is, a proposed national system designed to value and engineer better individual behaviour by establishing the scores of 1.4 billion citizens and "awarding the trustworthy" and "punishing the disobedient".

What this means to you: A glimpse of our future? Check out

One liner: What could possibly go wrong?

Headline: Data Brokers ... and we thought Facebook was bad ...


Synopsis: There are 2,500 to 4,000 data brokers in the United States whose business is buying and selling our personal data. Last year, Equifax was in the news when hackers stole personal information on 150 million people, including Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's license numbers.

In 2016, the European Union passed the comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. The details of the law are far too complex to explain here, but some of the things it mandates are that personal data of EU citizens can only be collected and saved for "specific, explicit, and legitimate purposes," and only with explicit consent of the user.

What this means to you: Hope or campaign for the equivalent of GDPR in Canada.

One liner: ... or move to Europe!


Headline: Don?t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself


Synopsis: Participating in informal surveys may be inadvertently giving away the answers to ?secret questions? that can be used to unlock access to a host of your online identities and accounts.

What this means to you: Be careful what questions you answer.

One liner: Learn to lie.


Headline: Various Apple items to disappear...


Synopsis: Too many to cover in detail!.

What this means to you: Lots to read when you get home.

One liner: News flood.


The end!