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FTC fines Twitter $150M for using 2FA info for targeted advertising

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  https://youtu.be/1bQVsUtFcb8 Twitter asked over 140 million users for this information to protect their accounts starting in 2013,  but it failed to inform them that the data would also be used to allow advertisers to target them with ads.  Read the whole story at BleepingComputer. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/ftc-fines-twitter-150m-for-using-2fa-info-for-targeted-advertising/

How license plate scanners challenge our data privacy

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  https://youtu.be/orNe0T4VQpg There's a massive amount of data in private hands and without sufficient controls by the government. My thanks to David Strom for his excellent article. https://blog.avast.com/license-plate-scanners-data-privacy

Turning Off some Irritating Windows 10 Default Settings

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  https://youtu.be/gQNrD1GAz5U There's a lot of junk that runs in the background unless you make changes to the default settings in Windows 10 and 11. Thanks to CNET for their article that was the inspiration for this video. https://cnet.co/3wITbtk

Google Lens Update

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  https://youtu.be/Yu_bAhuEIb0 Check out Google Lens. It's been updated.

The biggest financial scams of 2022

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  https://youtu.be/eZ5OiCw7xaY Learn how to protect yourself – and your cash – from the dirtiest tricks on the web. Thanks to  GRACE MACEJ  for her excellent article on this topic. https://blog.avast.com/top-financial-scams

Putting MagicJack on an old Cell Phone

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  https://youtu.be/MsE0rs4rZpE Turning your old cell phone into a VoIP phone with MagicJack MagicJack Companion App: https://www.magicjack.com/account/mjLandingpages.do?page=magicApp Don't let that old cellphone go to waste.

5-23-2022 Tech for Senior - Episode 113

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  Another fun show. Today we covered the following topics, Cyber security news,  Quick Assist as an app , Three Windows tips, Apple, Google, or Samsung Pay - which one to use? A look at Portable Apps, Musical outro - Muddy Waters meets Rolling Stones. The show ended with a Q&A session covering a multitude of topics.

What Does Google Know About You

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  If you have a Google account (Who doesn't?) go to the following web address and find out  what Google knows about you. The good thing is, you can adjust what Google collects. By default, they collect virtually everything. https://myactivity.google.com/

Another Microsoft Edge skill that Google Chrome doesn't have.

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  https://youtu.be/j3UlcAGR2XQ Edge browser now has an easier way to manage web apps, and more improvements are planned.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 5-20-2022

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  https://youtu.be/FdlCqi3uR9w Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging work and research. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc

Windows 10 and 11 - Quick Assist Replacement

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  https://youtu.be/Zg8o3y1bW3o The best advice I can pass along: Update Quick Assist as soon as possible if you use this utility to either give or receive assistance.