TicoByte for January, 2014
Happy New Year, PC Club members!
Come on down to the PC Club meeting this month on Saturday, January
the Pan American
Belen at 9 AM. Come early, at 8:30, to chat, have some
and a snack. Bring computer-related items that you would like to
with which you would like to get help.
- Officers elected last month: President, Chuck Jennings; Treasurer,
Ken Booth; Ombudsman, Bill Vorih.
- The annual club membership drive continues
through January. Dues remain @ $30 or ₡15,000 per year w/ 32 members, so far.
- Ken will introduce CableTica's Triple Play.
- I'll present a brief introduction to the Member Forum on the club website.
- As always, we'll go around the room to hear your news and answer your questions.
- Here are some highlights in the Web News recently:
buys car w/ Bitcoins,
fired after using Google auto-complete,
laser takes out mortar rounds in flight,
offers discount to users willing to be tracked,
considers chip building,
walks off pier while checking Facebook,
votes to respect so-called right to privacy,
thanks, Steve, USA
to issue cedula-like ID card
carpets replace signs,
Turing gets royal pardon
scams to avoid,
safe on public Wi-Fi,
describes hijacking a flying drone,
Security seizes more than 700 websites,
for stronger passwords,
thanks, Helen, 8
Tech giants call on US to restrict online spying,
thanks, Steve, Delegates
hacked w/ nude pictures of French president’s wife,
News visits NSA and describes Snowden's damage,
Donate-Now button saves your credit-card number,
House denies amnesty for Snowden,
seeks asylum in Brazil,
claims NSA would use porn site visits to discredit terrorists,
and bad things about online banking,
owes India apology over strip-search of diplomat
from the Space Station,
National Geographic photos,
laptops of 2013, 42k
story of the iPhone,
'See you at the January meeting,