Q&A Presents – Maui Online! Saturday, September 30th – Part 1

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Alternative Software Titles We all know that a computer is no good without software. But sometimes there’s something you want to do and you don’t have a program for it. Then you go shopping and find out that piece of software everyone recommends costs hundreds of dollars to buy or even requires a subscription! Tell us there’s a better way! For most jobs there’s often lesser known, less expensive software out there you can look into that will do what you need it to do. Sometimes there’s even free and legal programs out there! For our first hour we’ll be talking about these alternatives to popular programs like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and more! Want help finding alternatives to software? Try alternativeto.net for suggestions! Need a Microsoft Office alternative? Try libreoffice.org Photoshop’s price tag got you down? You can try GIMP for free from gimp.org or any number of alternatives! If you’re ready to start making music, recording podcasts, or any other audio work? Audacity might be what you’re looking for! www.audacityteam.org

Q&A Presents – Maui Online! Saturday, July 15 – Part 2

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Is That A Threat? Threat Modeling! Holy leaping lizards Batman, what’s that? Well, its actually a fancy name for figuring out what’s important to you, what could go wrong, and what to do about it. Think of it as an emergency plan for your personal information, data, and other parts of your electronic life! Chances are, you’ve already done it without realizing it! Miss hour one? Click here!

Q&A Presents: Maui Online! – Saturday, July 8th – Part 2

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Remember the 12th, Net Neutrality Protest day! Net Neutrality: Save the Internet Day is July 12th! Net Neutrality is still in the news, and we’re talking about it. What can we do? Glad you asked! https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/websites-net-neutrality-protest/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/internet-activate-stand-net-neutrality-july-12 https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/  

Q&A Presents: Maui Online! – Saturday, April 29th – Part 1

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Scamming the Scammers – Part 1 Jonathan can cross one item off his bucket list: he finally managed to record a conversation with a ne’er do well computer scammer! The talk was recorded, then lovingly edited for all the good bits. And today? We unveiled that on air with descriptions of what and why the scammer did what they did. Warning: don’t do this yourself. If you get a scam call, HANG UP. Jonathan is an expert with tools to protect himself and to mess with them. Hour one was fun, and when you’re ready for hour two? Click here!

Q&A Presents: Maui Online! – Saturday, April 29th – Part 2

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Scamming the Scammers – Part 2 We continue with our second hour of Jonathan’s amazing adventure of scamming the scammer! He put on an award-winning act to make the scammer think he was a typical mark and recorded it for your benefit! Warning: don’t do this yourself. If you get a scam call, HANG UP. Jonathan is an expert with tools to protect himself and to mess with them. Did you miss hour one? Click here!

Q&A Presents: Maui Online! – Saturday, March 25th – Part 1

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The U.S. Senate Threat to Privacy – Part 1 What’s the one thing you need to get on the internet? An internet connection! So, what happens when your internet service provider they should have the right to monitor your every move online in order to sell that data to advertisers and other companies? Nothing good, that’s what. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they discuss how your ISP wants to make add unnecessary risk to your life for profit while assuming no responsibility for your data’s safety or even give you a choice in the matter! Ready for hour two? Click here! And if you’re ready to contact your representatives? The EFF will help you do so! https://act.eff.org/action/don-t-let-congress-undermine-our-online-privacy

Q&A Presents: Maui Online! – Saturday, March 25th – Part 2

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The U.S. Senate Threat to Privacy – Part 2 You already pay a lot for your internet here in the United States, and you don’t get a terribly good value for it. How could the get worse? By your internet service provider spying on you, collecting that data, and selling it to whoever they like. And, its worth mentioning, this puts your data at increased risk of being stolen. Isn’t that great? What can you do about it? Well, we talk some about that this hour. We even talk about a browser that’s been around since the 90’s you might not have heard of and a useful feature for this problem (you can get it at http://www.opera.com )! Did you miss hour one? Click here!

Q&A Presents: Maui Online! – Saturday, March 11th – Part 2

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State of Malware We’ve talked about the health of the internet, the state of the PC industry… how about the state of malware? Are things getting better or worse? And how? What are the bad guys doing? Are the good guys putting up a good fight? Join us as we take a step back, celebrate some victories, and look forward to the challenges ahead. Did you miss hour one? Click here!