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Sydney Harbour

Hello and Welcome,

Committee News:

Please note that the daytime Main Meeting on 24 July 2018 will be held in the Woolley/Lawson Rooms, 12noon to 2pm. I am hoping that no members will forget and attend at 6pm.

This combination of rooms was booked as they have fewer windows which should improve projection in the daytime.

Josephine Wiseman

PS: Do remind your friends that these meetings are all FREE these days. [ Ed. ]

Meetings This Week:

Programming - Tuesday Jul 10th - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come and show your projects, and see some others. We have a computer with a projector, so bring along picture files of your project and we'll project them on the wall. We have a broadband internet connection, so discussion can be wide ranging.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday July 10 at 6pm. We'll see some new microprocessor applications and programming examples.

Neville Hoffman

Friday Forum - Friday Jul 13th - 9:30 am - 12 noon

The usual Q&A and other discussions.

Communications - Friday Jul 13th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The usual Q&A and other discussions.

Meetings Next Week:

Tuesday Group - Tuesday Jul 17th - 9:30 am - 12 noon
Web Design - Saturday Jul 21st - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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ASCCA Pitt St Sydney Courses
July August September 2018

Our courses for the next three months have now been released. This year we are updating our course program every month. You will see that this mail out has removed the courses that have been completed and added the new month of courses. While this means that two thirds of the program is repeated from the last mail out, we have been told by students that they like the reminder of what is on at ASCCA.

Click here to read or download the course program in PDF format.

Some people have reported that the above link does not work for them. If so, try this one.

Mark Young

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
Level LG, 280 Pitt St SYDNEY NSW 2000
(02) 9286 3871

Copyright © 2018 ASCCA — Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association, All rights reserved.

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Tech Tips:

PART I — Gmail app developers have been reading your emails:

It's a common practice that's gone largely unnoticed.

So says THE VERGE article by Shannon Liao | @Shannon_Liao | Jul 2, 2018, 7:00pm EDT.


App developers can read millions of Gmail users' emails. Users do, however, have to agree to this, but the permissions are buried in the apps and very confusing to the average user.

Google employees also have access in special circumstances, such as tracing bugs or investigating reports of abuse.

The developers claim that they need access to these emails to train their AI algorithms. It reminds us of the actions of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 Presidential Election.

See the whole story on THE VERGE.


PART II — App Developers Could Be Reading Your Gmail:

This quote is from the Infopackets article, by John Lister on July, 5 2018 at 02:07PM EDT.

“If you're worried about third-parties reading your Gmail, you can check your account at Google's Security Checkup page. Here you will find a section detailing "Third-party access". Clicking on this will list which apps can access your account and what level of access they have. You will also be able to click to remove this access.”


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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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