Emergencies happen. Life throws curveballs. Murphy’s Law goes into effect at the worst possible moment. Planning For the Rough Spots What do you do when you or a loved one has a medical emergency (or worse)? Life doesn’t stop for anyone, so we talk about keeping things going while trying to navigate a tough situation.
Do you like shopping? Sure you do. And it’s shopping season. Which means shopping frauds and scams! Season of Scams The bad guys are hard at work trying to separate you from your hard-earned money. Oh, and we have a big tangent on Twitter (sorry). https://consumer.ftc.gov/scams https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/ https://www.cbsnews.com/minnesota/news/heres-how-to-avoid-online-holiday-shopping-scams/ https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/mystery-shopping-scams https://www.fdacs.gov/Consumer-Resources/Scams-and-Fraud/Online-Shopping-Scams
We’re getting into the holidays but it’s also Cyber Security Month! Phishing Scams Are you akamai about phishing? When the baddies try tricking you into giving you all your information? Be it through email or text message or anything you need to be vigilant. https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-two-factor-authentication-app/ https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-password-managers/
Are you burned out on social media? The constant negativity, drama, insane conspiracy theories and multi-level marketing invitations from friends? Perhaps you need a break or need to make an escape. We talk about doing that on Facebook and Twitter! Escaping Social Media Facebook How to temporarily deactivate your Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/help/214376678584711?helpref=faq_content How to delete your Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674/ How to download your Facebook information: https://www.lifewire.com/back-up-your-facebook-data-2655254 Twitter How to backup and deactivate your Twitter account: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/10/how-to-download-a-backup-copy-of-your-twitter-data-or-deactivate-your-account/ The official how to deactivate, delete, and download your Twitter account: https://help.twitter.com/en/managing-your-account/how-to-deactivate-twitter-account Effects of Social Media and Mental Health https://www.cnet.com/health/mental/heres-how-social-media-might-be-hurting-your-mental-health/ https://www.mcleanhospital.org/essential/it-or-not-social-medias-affecting-your-mental-health https://www.unicef.org/stories/social-media-bad-teens-mental-health https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/becoming-resilient/202108/how-social-media-affects-mental-health-in-adolescents
It’s a buffet of news! We’re catching up on all the things happening in tech news in the past week because there’s been a lot! News Buffet – Part 1 Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we discuss various and assorted things. https://www.neowin.net/news/apple-google-and-microsoft-limit-browser-choice-alleges-mozilla/ https://www.howtogeek.com/702485/how-to-opt-out-of-amazon-sidewalk/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/09/google-and-youtube-to-take-on-dolby-with-free-hdr-and-audio-standards/ https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/21/tech/microsoft-windows-11-update/index.html
More news! Once again, we’re having our news show buffet where we share all the news that fits! News Buffet – Part 2 None of these are quite a full hour or show on their own, so let’s hit the highlights, shall we? https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/21/tech/microsoft-windows-11-update/index.html https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/09/morgan-stanley-pays-35m-penalty-for-extensive-failure-to-safeguard-customer-data/ https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-completely-erase-a-hard-drive-2626173 https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/09/florida-to-supreme-court-let-us-regulate-social-networks-as-common-carriers/
We have a special guest, Danno! Dan Visits about VPNs You might remember him as our security and privacy guy. Well he’s back! We’ll be talking about VPNs, Encryption, and Quantum computing!
Our security and privacy guy is back! More with Dan! We’ve been talking about VPNs, Encryption, and Quantum computing!
Is it Time? Part 2 Still not ready? Do you need to stay with your older version of Windows? Well, we continue talking about this subject with an eye on business! Be sure to check out our first out hour!
You get a new computer and it wants you to make a Microsoft Account. Yay? Do I HAVE to use an MS Account with Windows 11? Why would you want one? Why wouldn’t you? How can you NOT have one? Well, we answer that and more! Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we talk about that! https://www.extremetech.com/computing/324134-i-will-never-use-a-microsoft-account-to-log-into-my-own-pc https://www.extremetech.com/computing/299341-microsoft-needs-to-stop-screwing-with-local-accounts-in-windows-10