Dear CTPC Members,
The November meeting of CTPC is next week. Some suggested topics for discussion:
CLOUD STORAGE – Cloud storage has many advantages: ease of access from anywhere, protection from data loss due to local disaster, the ability to share specific files with others and “versioning” – the ability to get back an earlier version of a file that may have accidentally damaged or overwritten.
But nothing is without tradeoffs. Turning your data storage over to a third party means you become dependent on Microsoft or Google or Amazon or whoever you choose for you provider. Microsoft, for example, recently quietly changed their OneDrive EULA (End User License Agreement) to renege on the “unlimited” OneDrive storage they originally included with Office 365, “modify” the free and paid storage amounts and raise prices for OneDrive plans.
Do you use cloud storage? What’s your strategy? What provider(s) do you use? How do you rate them? Lots to talk about.
ROBO CALLS – Has anyone tried using NoMoRobo.com to block robo phone calls? If so, share your experience.
BLACK FRIDAY – Many retailers, both brick & mortar and internet, have already announced their Black Friday deals. Have you spotted any offers you can’t refuse? Let us know.
We’ll have the new, “Random Access: Tech News from Around the World” – a freeform discussion about how technology affects our world. For example, right after the Paris attacks the NY Times and other media reported that the terrorists used the so called, “Dark Web” (encrypted social media sites) to coordinate their plans. Later those reports were retracted but this will undoubtedly lead to more scrutiny of social media, regulations regarding encryption, and mandatory backdoor access by government security agencies. If you’ve spotted other tech-related items in the news please bring them up, or let us know in advance by replying to this email, so we can be sure to talk about them during Random Access.
We look forward to seeing you on the 24th. If you haven’t attended a CTPC meeting recently, please consider checking us out. I think you’ll be pleased to see how well our new meeting format is working. The meetings are FUN! If you can’t make it, have a very Happy Thanksgiving and perhaps you can join us for the Holiday Gathering in December.
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December newsletter in pdf format - posted 12/172014
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