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iMug is where you can seek help and share knowledge with other business, educational, professional and home users. The hub of iMug is our mailing list but we also hold a variety of meetings throughout the year.

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Next iMug Monthly Meeting—
Tuesday 27 September 2016

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm, refreshments from 6:15pm
Venue: The Library at The Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008, Melbourne. The Library is 50 meters from the end of Tram Lines 11 and 48. Street parking is also available. See map and directions. This new facility has a state-of-the-art presentation room with full AV capabilities and a robust internet connection providing NBN speeds.

Visitors welcomed to come!

The Consequences of Using the Internet

Presenter: David Turk

How many of you have fallen foul of the internet? It might be as a user, but what about as a business, a group and/or event organiser? David Turk will try his best to explain the consequences of using the internet.

Many of these security and privacy issues can include areas such as:

  • Your online reputation
  • Have no website? You still have a Web presence, how do you manage it?
  • MyGov, medical records and you
  • Resending your subscribed newsletters/invites without removing your private details
  • How far does your WiFi reach?
  • Has "X" Website you use been hacked? We assume not Ashley Madison!
  • Do you manage your Cookies, or do they chew on you?
  • What information is being kept about you, and vice versa?
  • Do you bother with your "Internet" settings? (Not on your computer)
  • Have you checked your security settings?
  • Metadata and you
  • Scams and you
  • OS Updates, bricking and you
  • Have you pirated media or programs? Bit-torent maybe?
  • Have you used content without permission? (Creative Commons issues)
  • Has your Credit Card number been stolen and is it on the Dark Web?
  • Are your online forms working? How do you know? How do you reassure your viewers they are?
  • Are you responsible for a public or member based posting Website or similar, like iMug? Do you check what has been posted? You are legally responsible of course.
  • Have you put up an unintentional barrier to your website?
  • Don't be a troll
  • Don't be spammy
  • Picking the right domain name
  • Free WiFi, trust yes/no?
  • Passwords, and password managers and you
  • 2FA and you
  • Social Media/Unsocial media and you
  • Facebook, six reasons to avoid it
  • Sending group emails, CC or BCC or none of the above and you
  • Privacy and you
  • Unsubscribing and you
  • Throwing out old tech and you: GreenPC?
  • Is your website down?
  • Google delisted you by chance?
  • SEO failures of the highest order and you
  • Have you checked your link backs?
  • Some free websites services require a domain based email to use now
  • And a Mobile phone as well for security reasons, what to do
  • Just how much are we being spied upon and by whom?
  • Online codes of conduct and you
  • Do you have Malware protection?
  • User Generated Content and you
  • A.I. and you
  • Paywalls and you

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