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Archive for January, 2011

Facebook Security / Privacy Part 1 of 5

At our last meeting, George R. brought in an article from P C World magazine (2/11)  on the subject of “Facebook ” privacy. With so many of our members being on Facebook, I made it the topic of discussion for the March meeting.  On the other side,  we have many people that are out of town over the winter months so I thought I would post the info here as well.

The first step is to Disable Facebook Places.  While using Facebook Places does have a good role, it also broadcasts YOUR location.  While most times this is not a problem, in the wrong hands that info can be used against you.  If you use PLACES, by default it lets ANYONE see your profile. This means just about everyone on the internet these days. (more…)

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Feb. 21st Meeting!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to pass on some news about our Feb. Meeting.

Today, I locked in a speaker for the meeting.  He is a Systems Analyst for Cape May County.  The topic of his talk will be on Internet Security and the use of Personal Information on the Net.  The first part of the meeting he is going to give his talk but then open it up to a Q & A session.

This is just a small example of what we can do with a blog.  I can tell you right now I will not be able to monitor this blog every day but I will keep a check on it.  Hope to see ya at the meeting….

Joe

Intro to the Blog

Hello everyone!  At our meeting on 1/16/11 we spoke about blogs ( how to make one, use them, & how they work) and how simple they were to make.  For a starter I said I would make one for the Users Group. After going through several combo names to find one not taken, I picked “alpcusers” for Avalon Library PC Users Group.  It is sort of like picking an e-mail address and it has to be a name not used by anyone else.

Unlike a web site where they are pretty much made up by one person, a blog is a lot more interactive.  Other people can post to this site as well.  Feel free to add your two cents, post a question, or just say hello!

The Avalon PC Users Group still meets in the Avalon Library on the third Monday of the month from 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM. Phone # is 609-967-7155   http://www.avalonlibrary.org

Joe

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