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Interesting Internet Finds

Steve Costello, Boca Raton Computer Society In the course of going through the more than 300 RSS feeds, I often run across things that I think might be of interest to other user group members. The following are some items… Continue Reading…

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Editorial August 2020

Hugh Macdonald Hello and welcome to the August 2020 edition of PC Update. Isolation and lockdown unfortunately continue for all of us in Melbourne, and so what better time is there than now to overhaul your PC. In recognition of… Continue Reading…

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Monthly Meeting August 2020

The August 2020 Monthly Meeting was held online on Wednesday 5th August 2020, with over 100 members in attendance. This was the program for the evening: Guest Speakers: Doug Kimberley, Mike Allison, Nan Bosler Topic: Staying well, Staying home, Staying… Continue Reading…

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DOTW Highlights July 2020

Roger Brown DOTW is a lighthearted look at some of the sillier events of the week. Don’t take it too seriously and do pop over to Chit Chat and vote each week. Thanks to those of our members who occasionally… Continue Reading…

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In a world first, Australia plans to force Facebook and Google to pay for news (but ABC and SBS miss out)

Rob Nicholls, UNSW The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its draft news media bargaining code, announced today by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. The draft code allows commercial news businesses to bargain – individually or collectively – with Google and… Continue Reading…

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Australia’s cybersecurity strategy: cash for cyber-police and training but the cyber-devil is in the cyberdetail

Damien Manuel, Deakin University Australia’s long-awaited cybersecurity strategy, released yesterday, pledges to spend A$1.67 billion over the next ten years to improve online protection for businesses, individuals and the country as a whole. The lion’s share of the cash will… Continue Reading…

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Book Review

Tim McQueen Lurking – how a person became a user Joanne McNeil Farrer, Straus and Giroux 2020 298 Pages This may not be of interest to Melb PC members. McNeil traces the development of the Internet from the 1990s to… Continue Reading…

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Yammer Highlights July 2020

Dennis Parsons Windows 10 Most of us have been down the sorry road of deleting a file only to realise later that we shouldn’t have and being unable to retrieve it. All too often this leads to users frantically searching… Continue Reading…

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From The President August 2020

David Stonier-Gibson Let me start by apologising for not doing a report last month (how many noticed?). I have been very preoccupied designing, making and programming a specialised 7-channel temperature logger for my son’s startup business. That’s not to say… Continue Reading…

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