Free Freeze Now Available

Update 3:09 PM with additional info link: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/credit-freezes-are-free-let-the-ice-age-begin/

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Here’s your reminder and follow-up from last week to take a few minutes to freeze your credit records and foil identity theft.

Like most everything in life, nothing is as simple as we might like it to be. Here’s some more additionally detailed information.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/your-money/credit-freeze-free.html

Please, let’s all do this if not today, since it’s Friday, but at least before the end of the weekend.

U.S. PIRG also recommends freezing your file at a lesser-known reporting agency known as the National Consumer Telecom and Utilities Exchange.

https://uspirg.org/sites/pirg/files/reports/FinalReport4Sept18_Equifax.pdf

The exchange provides credit information to some cellphone, pay television and utility companies. (Some consumers have reported having cellular accounts opened in their names, even though they had placed freezes on their credit reports at the main bureaus.)

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/05/another-credit-freeze-target-nctue-com/

iOS 12 New Features, Tips, and Tricks

Most importantly, security, many of which may already be on by default
https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/17/five-security-settings-in-ios-12-you-should-change-right-now/

Some Not So Obvious
https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/17/11-neat-hidden-features-in-ios-12/

And Some More
https://www.fastcompany.com/90234155/here-are-ios-12s-best-new-features

What Autonomous Vehicles Might Lead To

 

Eating on the go takes on a totally new meaning
Self-Driving snacks are already here

https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/611943/self-driving-snacks-grocery-delivery-becomes-a-test-of-autonomous-vehicle/

Mobile Clinic

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612125/ikea-designs-future-autonomous-cars-that-work-as-hotels-stores-and-meeting-rooms/

How Many Skips

Stone-skippers to compete this weekend
NORTH BENNINGTON — “It’s shocking how far they can throw them, and how many skips.”That’s how Karen Schroeder describes the sight of champion stone-skippers competing at Lake Paran, part of a stone-skipping festival the lake’s board has held for about four years, for amateur and high-level stone-skippers alike.

The event will also feature live music, rock painting for children and barbecue food for purchase, with hot dogs, salads and chips.
https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/stone-skippers-to-compete-this-weekend,550812

Punkt – A New (Not So Smart) Smartphone

Swiss manufacturer Punkt has a new phone that can keep you connected securely to e-mail via Blackberry Secure messaging while avoiding all of the time-sucking apps many are so susceptible to.

It’s 4G connectivity allows it to function as a mobile hot spot to browse the Web,and whatever with your laptop.

And it’s priced at 50% less than the least expensive new iPhone!

https://www.fastcompany.com/90237811/want-to-toss-your-smartphone-the-perfect-dumbphone-is-here

Conserve The Sound

Conserve the sound is an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life.

Accompanying the archive people are interviewed and give an insight in to the world of disappearing sounds.

https://www.conservethesound.de/en/