Benefits of Membership

Club membership provides many benefits, including social, technical, and educational.  During the pandemic these benefits continue, transformed by using video conferencing.

Here are the slides of the presentation given Feb 11th 2021

 

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Due to COVID-19, Corona Virus, the Clubhouse is Virtual till further notice

Due to COVID-19, our club activities take place outdoors or in Zoom online meetings.  We are using Silver Threads limited openings to teach Zoom to those members unfamiliar with video conferencing.  Refer to our calendar for details.

  • This website contains slide presentations that you may have missed.
  • We will also put up new pages with links to interesting sites.
  • We plan photo shoots outdoors and share the photos via photo albums, which let you add photos and comments.
  • And we deliver classes online using the Zoom video conferencing app.

Home visits to fix computers are still ruled out for now.

If you have questions, please email VictoriaComputerClub@gmail.com

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Technology for 55+

We discuss how to effectively and safely use digital technology (smartphones, digital cameras,  tablets and computers) with those 55 and older who join our club. Continue reading

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Passwords

Here are the slides for the browser password managers presented Feb 4th by George and Dorothy

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Digital Estate Planning

Your Identity Isn’t Safe Even After You’ve Died

Judy Taylour of APCUG fame,  presented Digital Estate Planning   to the Victoria Computer Club on January 7th, 2021.

• How much of your life is virtual?
• Do you know anyone who doesn’t have a computer, a tablet or a smartphone?
• Every email, every payment, every movie, every picture, every file in the cloud is
a digital asset.
• What happens if you die and no one can retrieve them?
• Your estate can get stuck in digital probate.

Read the full presentation notes here

The links to the worksheets were sent out in our Events email to members on January 25th, 11pm

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Data Privacy Day, Jan 28th 2021

Data Privacy Day Info 1-28-21

Data Privacy Day – January 28, 2021

Sponsored by National Cyber Security Alliance

Information from Data Privacy Day – Stay Safe Online  

Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected, or shared in our digital society.

Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. On January 27, 2014, the 113th U.S. Congress adopted S. Res. 337, a non-binding resolution expressing support for the designation of January 28 as “National Data Privacy Day.” Data Privacy Day is observed to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action.

Attend the Data Privacy Day 2021: Data Privacy in an Era of Change event – reservations required. Data Privacy Day 2021: Data Privacy in an Era of Change – Stay Safe Online

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Recommended Video Conferences

Every couple of weeks George sends out our Events newsletter to members.  (Search your inbox for “events”, or from:events@victoriaComputerClub.org) But we cannot list all the interesting tech for seniors conferences in the newsletter, so some of them are shown below.

  • Tech for Seniors Mondays at 8:30 am  Subscribe to their newsletter to get the topics of the day.
  • Learning Chromebooks  Third Thursday every month 11am. Registration required
  • APCUG’s Virtual Technology Conference
  • Space Javelin, Chas’s podcast
  • VMUG  Victoria Mac User’s Group
  • VLUG Victoria Linux User Group,
  • Victoria Pi Makers.

 

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How to Get Involved in Data Privacy Day 2021

Upcoming Webinar
How to Get Involved in Data Privacy Day 2021
December 15, 2020
2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific

Privacy Day (Jan. 28) is less than two months away! Join the National Cyber Security Alliance on Tuesday, December 15 at 2pm EST/11am PST to learn about how you and your organization can get involved and create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information!

During this free presentation, we’ll take an in-depth dive into the 2021 campaign, including:

  • The campaign themes and messaging
  • The Data Privacy Day Champions program and materials available for organizations and individuals
  • Tips and advice for launching your own initiatives

Register today to save your spot!

Register Here

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Cyber Security Presentation

Here is the link to our Cyber Security slide show used in Oct 8th’s Zoom presentation.  We will cover the second half of this slide show in November with videos

VPN SMASH is another source of security info for seniors

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October is Cyber Security Month

8 OCT, THU 10 – 11:30am the Victoria Computer Club will host a zoom meeting on Cyber Security. 

October is Cyber Security month, and we will cover

  • how cyber threats work
  • how they affect you
  • how we can protect ourselves
  • how we can work together against these threats.

The zoom meeting link was sent Sept 30th in an email to members from events@victoriacomputerclub.org .  New members will be sent the link.

Nav Bassi  gave an excellent presentation last year that is well worth reviewing:

Cybersecurity: This Time It’s Personal

Also, the Government of Canada has a website “Get Cyber Safe” at https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/en/csam-2020-theme-page

Password managers are key to your online security,  and two factor authentication is key too.   A basic understanding of encryption helps.

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Message from Judy Taylour, APCUG

Thank you for attending the Summer VTC, we hope you learned something new about the technology you use and information that entices you to try something new. Several are going to give Bitwarden a try and one attendee is going to buy a Chromebook. Another is going to dive into FreeNAS 100% going forward.

Several would like to see Kenneth Tubaugh’s complete presentation on Password Managers featuring Bitwarden. He will be giving a 2-hour Wednesday workshop on the topic and another hands-on workshop with attendees invited to install it on their computers and join him while he sets it up, creates passwords and shows everyone his tips for using the program.

We’ll also be having an officers Wednesday workshop to meet other officers, talk about going forward with our groups via online meetings, talking about hybrid meetings with some members meeting in person and others participating via Zoom at home, etc. User Groups Helping User Groups.

The PDFs of the presentations have been uploaded to www.apcug2.org; I’ll let you know when the videos are uploaded to APCUG’s YouTube channel.

Answers to the chat box questions will be sent to those who signed into the session.

We hope to see you at the November 7 VTC, annual meeting, and contest winner awards.

As you know, a volunteer’s job is never done

  • September-December = Home Automation Wednesday Workshops
  • September = Contest entries
  • October = Contest judging
  • October = APCUG Director & Advisor 2021 election
  • November = VTC, Annual meeting, etc.
  • November & December = 2021 dues renewal contest
  • Happy holidays and it’s 2021….
  • What other workshops would you like?
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Home Automation, presented by Scott Dyer

Here are the slides of the zoom meeting presentation on Home Automation by Scott Dyer

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