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We’re back again, and it is 7:38 on the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Matt. We are now talking to Craig Peterson is our tech guru. And he joins us now.
Mr. Craig, your timing couldn’t be better because I got a new MacBook because my keys kept falling off the butterfly keyboard, which sucked him. I don’t know why Apple did it. So I installed on I migrate everything over. And now, when I put on Chrome, and I tried to Google, I get this thing called Rona that comes on air express or something. And I clicked on it to see what it was and at someplace in Tel Aviv, that that says Nitsa. And so what’s fascinating to me, by the way, Craig, I’m sure you can’t do tech support from the phone right now. But uh, he got a brand new computer and did nothing. I didn’t know it was already there. And on my last laptop. I mean, I thought it I identified it as like malware, right. His previous laptop, I sort of found a way around it or whatever, but like he just doesn’t do anything and it’s there also.
Yeah, but it must have happened when you migrated from your old one, hidden deep somewhere, and got installed during migration.
Yeah. Oh, that’s why you pulled it from the old computer. I thought it was off my old computer. No, it wasn’t I hit it. When I did that screen, I hit it so well, should I email Google? Should I email Chrome? Or I throw the computer against the wall? That is another option. I mean, what’s this guy? If I email this guy in Tel Aviv, and said, what’s this?
Yeah, don’t do that. Don’t do that. For the love of God. Don’t do that.
They did a scan. They didn’t find it. I’ve done so, give me suggestions.
Well, it sounds like you got a good tech support guy there locally to figure it out. But it looks like this is coming from Google, isn’t it? He’s got Chrome. It comes up from Chrome. I didn’t know you didn’t Google.
When I hit a web Chrome, it comes up instead of saying, “Google,” it says, “Search.” And then it’s a smart search. It has this air Express, Facebook, Twitter, and it’s just a standard launch page, but it has this Ollie Express thing next to it.
It’s malware. Yeah, something new, but they got installed a while ago, a month ago and migrated. Well, that sort of thing takes a little bit to fix, and I definitely can do it. I bring it down virtually.
I wonder if I find the mouse if my guy can do it.
Yeah, usually the migration, it’s not a big problem. And it’s, there’s a lot of these types of things go around. Well, of course, the biggest one is when people install these toolbars on their browsers. There’s nothing but spyware in there. It doesn’t sound like that. Matt would notice the difference. The toolbar Yeah,
The toolbar Yeah. No, I actually, that’s the first thought I had too. I tried to get rid of it. I went to see if it was an extension. It was an extension.
Yeah, I think I put Malwarebytes on his computer too. It’s got Malwarebytes, and I ran it, and it found nothing. So this is probably not nasty, it’s just annoying.
It’s trying to sell him something.
Yeah. Well, hey guys, I’ve got to bring something up here that I did almost a week ago now. There are millions of people who are working from home currently. Remote workers, many people even trying to figure out how to start a little business at home. I almost didn’t wake up for this morning. Because I’ve been putting on these webinars, there are nine different webinars on topics related to security, not installing these nasty browser extensions. I did two webinars yesterday. These webinars are free. We talked about a browser extension you can put onto Chrome and other browsers, that is going to save your laptop battery, it’s going to speed things up. It’s just going to do a whole bunch of great stuff for you. I wanted to bring up today that I again, a bunch of people signed up. My next one is on Thursday. I’m going to do two on Thursday, two on Friday, one on Sunday. And then every day next week, I’m going to be doing two of them. And we’re covering all kinds of topics, including some extensions that do stop malware on your browsers. We’re going to go into VPN, when can you use them? When should you use them that Norton VPN isn’t going to help you at all when it’s time to get into the office, using a VPN versus remote desktop software. We’re going to be covering your firewalls, and What kind of a firewall should you have? The attacks prevalent right now for home users? For a network router slash firewall? How should you be trading at a Wi-Fi? What do you need to know about Wi-Fi? All of this stuff and all free. And unlike that nastiness that you’ve got to your machine can I’m not sitting there trying to sell you anything. These are free, and we’re talking about 10 hours plus worth of some training here. I’m working from home and doing it securely. And what I’d like to do is ask people to take a couple of minutes right now, because whether you are a retiree, or you are running a 500 person company, this information is something you need to have. And we’ve had a great response. I love the feedback people have been giving. So that’s kind of given me a little bit more energy to do this. But if you are interested, You need to be on my email list because that’s where I put the announcements out. I am not one of these marketers and new million pieces of emails a day. But if you go to Craig Peterson comm slash subscribe. It is so important right now because I’m getting notifications every day almost from the FBI, about new scans that the bad guys are running against people who are working from home. It is nuts. So these are not just me lecturing, these are two, and as they are LIVE. I’m answering all your questions, live. I’m showing you how to do things. And it’s I hate to say this sounds a little self-serving, but it is thousands of dollars worth of training that I’m doing for free This is to help people out. Craig Peterson dot com slash subscribe to attend You’re going to need you can have a computer you can use your tablet you can use your phone, your smartphone that is and make sure you’ve got a piece of paper and a pencil ready and handy to do stuff. And anyone who attends gets replays. I have specialized training and special thank you things are people that participate because I know it’s a lot of work for you too, but, but I want to get this out right now. It is just it’s so important. I don’t want you to get nailed or badly by these bad guys.
we’re talking to Craig Peterson, he’s our tech guru, and he joins us at this time every Wednesday to go over what’s happening in the world of technology. No topic gets discussed without Coronavirus as part of it. Ladies and gentlemen, and so that is no exception for you, Craig, companies are trying to respond to this whole thing, and it’s making them turn to what appears to be artificial intelligence. Are we creating Skynet here, in response to the Coronavirus? Should I be worried about this?
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I heard that Prince Charles tested positive for Coronavirus this morning. Testing positive looks like the world might be coming to an end. Who knows, right? Yeah, here’s the trick. We have a lot of companies who don’t have all of the workers, and there was just a new story here at the bottom of the hour talking about the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and some of the ironworkers trying to say, Hey, listen, we this is kind of dangerous for us. Workers are just not showing up, or they’re being told not to show up. It depends on the company. The big tech companies are trying to use this artificial intelligence now. I don’t like the definition that pins these days are using When it comes to artificial intelligence, that word has changed. We used to think of AI and man you too as kind of a Skynet thing. Right? Right? It the computers making decisions, it’s learning, it’s advancing that smarter than we are, etc., etc. We don’t have that yet. It hasn’t happened. And there’s a lot of warnings about what might happen if that were to happen. But we don’t have it. It’s not artificial intelligence, and it’s barely even machine learning. What it is, is pattern matching. Companies like Facebook, and many others out there right now YouTube, where you’re putting content on the site, and people want to make sure that you’re not racist, like saying things like President Trump is excellent, which would be horrific. If someone were to say that on Facebook, for instance, tongue firmly planted in cheek there
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Who is going to censor the internet now? While they’re turning more heavily to computers, machine language programming is looking for patterns, and those particular patterns are what they’re calling AI. It is not artificial intelligence. There’s throwing that term around again. So Skynet is not a threat. But if you are trying to start a new ad campaign on Facebook, for instance, all ads are reviewed by Facebook. It is going to take longer to get it approved, and there’s going to be many more false positives. That is because AI, as they call it, is a little bit more of a curmudgeon than the people who review some of these ads and articles and posts and everything else. So yeah, it this is going to force some movement forward on this AI type front, but the singularity I think, man it is still many, many years away.
It is still coming, though. It is today.
You just wish to be here fast. Well, we’re talking to Craig Peterson, our tech guru joins us every Wednesday at 738. before we let you go, Coronaviruses are the story of the year, or the websites and have that the talk about screening is well you can’t go to a website to get screened, but there is useful information on testing.
Yeah, it didn’t come out, believe it or not, you can go to google.com slash Covid-19 and find information there. The symptoms are listed there. Of course, they’re all over the place. The CDC has, among many others, but one of Google’s companies that the company they own did launch just a few days after President Trump announced is called Verily, this primary site allows people to go on and answer a few questions. It comes up with a diagnosis of, yeah, you probably got it, which you could have got that same diagnosis from your cousin. It is very, very simple. They’re adding in now where you can go to get tested because, of course, as you guys already know, they don’t want you just showing up in the emergency room of a hospital, with potentially Coronavirus where you can spread it. We already know hospitals are the worst place to go if you’re sick, because you can catch diseases there, you just can’t get anywhere else. They don’t want to add Covid-19 to that list. So you can check it out. google.com slash subscribe if you want a little more information.
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All right. Greg Peterson, our tech guru. He joins us now as he always does on Wednesdays to go over the world of technology. We’re going to leave it there, Craig. So we appreciate you joining us as always, and we will talk to you next week.
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All right, I’ll be on Saturday, of course, at 1 pm cover some more of these topics everyone needs to know. And then again that URL to sign up as Craig Peterson dot com slash subscribe in here guys. Thanks a lot, Greg.
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Great. Let’s go to the break room, ladies and gentlemen. Go to Eric. He’s got all the top stories of the day.
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