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CKCS Toolbar  |   APCUG  |   Saturday November 17, 2018

Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events



Streaming Live

Tech Night and several SIG meetings are streamed live on NestCam beginning a few minutes prior to meeting start time. Click the title above to receive the program on your computer screen.




CKCS Tech Night - Monday - November 12 at 7 pm

How to Change Privacy Settings in

Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple.

Presented by some concerned CKCS Members:

Brooke Thomas, Joe Dietz and Bob Brown

What are the privacy settings about? By default, many web sites keep records of who their users are and everything that happens on their site. The companies that own the sites have discovered that the saved information has value. It may be used to influence users, it is widely desired by advertisers, and it may attract "bad actors" who are looking for some way to defraud you.

Most sites have controls available to users for controlling the collection and distribution of their own web details and habits. These controls are usually called privacy settings or some other term that means about the same thing. These settings can be used to limit both the collection of data and the sharing of data between web site owner and other companies.

This Tech Night session will cover many of the privacy settings of the companies listed above. Also, there will be a few tips on avoiding some of the data collections in the first place.

Join us for what promises to be be a very informative evening.



Kroger Community Rewards Program

To all CKCS Members and Friends:

We appreciate your participation in the Kroger Community Rewards program. The donations from Kroger have enabled several improvements in our organization without dues increases.

If you are not participating in Community Rewards, you can sign up to have Kroger donate a portion of every purchase you make to CKCS.

Steps to create your Kroger account:

  1. Go to the Kroger website at https://www.kroger.com
  2. Put the mouse on Savings and Rewards to see the options
  3. Click on Kroger Community Rewards
  4. Scroll down until you see "I'm a Customer"
  5. Click on "View Details" to go to the Sign In screen
  6. Next, click on Create an Account
  7. Fill in the requested information (see note 1 and 2 below)
  8. Near the bottom of the screen click on Create Account

Note 1: You can go to most any email service website and create a new email address just for your Kroger account. Kroger will send you emails frequently and will offer the opportunity for receiving a lot of emails with coupons, etc.

Note 2: Not your email password, but create a new password just for Kroger.

You can do this anytime during the year, but right now is best for CKCS.

New CKCS members and non-members can participate in this program. Shortly after you enroll, you will see a message on your Kroger purchase receipts, indicating that Kroger has made a donation to CKCS for you. The size of the gift is proportional to the amount of your purchase.

Thank you for participating in Kroger Community Rewards and helping CKCS!


Disk Erasing Service

CKCS is now offering a service to erase your older disk drive so you can feel confident that no personal information is left on it before you give it away or dispose of it.

Bring your computer or just the disk drive to CKCS to get it erased and returned to you or donated to charity. Erasing is usually done on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings between 10 AM and 1 PM or at the Dr Fixit Special Interest Group which usually meets on the first Saturday of every month between 10 AM and noon. There is no charge but a small donation would be appreciated.

For more information click here.


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