2019 Newsletter: 8/66 — PreviousNext — (Attach.)

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Hello and Welcome,

Committee News:

The Secretary is now calling for nominations for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and notice of interest in the non-elected position of Membership Officer. The incoming Office-Bearers and ordinary committee members will take up their positions at the conclusion of the AGM to be held on 26 February 2019. The official nomination form is appended to this newsletter and can also be downloaded from the Group's website.

Note that current Office-Bearers will have completed their 3-year terms allowed by the Constitution but may nominate for another position than the position currently held including ordinary committee member. The four current ordinary committee members will not have completed 3 years.

Constitution: Clause 19. Election of committee members:

(1) Nominations of candidates for election as office-bearers of the association or as ordinary committee members:

  • (a) must be made in writing, signed by 2 members of the association and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of the nomination), and

  • (b) must be delivered to the secretary of the association at least 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the annual general meeting at which the election is to take place.

Josephine Wiseman
Secretary SPCTUG

PS: See attached file "Nomination form for elections 0119.docx" — Ed.


Meetings This Week:

Tuesday Forum - Tuesday Feb 19th - 9:30 am (10:00 am meeting start) - 12 noon

The usual Q&A and other discussions.

Digital Photography - Friday Feb 22nd - 9:30 am (10:00 am meeting start) - 12 noon

Hear about all the newest digital photography topics.

And, of course, there will be the usual Q&A and other discussions.

Meetings Next Week:

Main Meeting - Tuesday Feb 26th - 5:30 pm (6:00 pm meeting start) - 8:00 pm
Penrith Group - Saturday Mar 2nd - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meetings This Month:

 8 2019/02/02 - 14:00-17:00 - 02 Feb, Saturday - Penrith Group
 9 2019/02/08 - 09:30-12:30 - 08 Feb, Friday - Friday Forum
10 2019/02/08 - 12:30-15:30 - 08 Feb, Friday - Communications
11 2019/02/12 - 17:30-20:30 - 12 Feb, Tuesday - Programming
12 2019/02/16 - 13:30-16:30 - 16 Feb, Saturday - Web Design
13 2019/02/19 - 09:30-12:30 - 19 Feb, Tuesday - Tuesday Forum
14 2019/02/22 - 09:30-12:30 - 22 Feb, Friday - Digital Photography
15 2019/02/26 - 17:30-20:30 - 26 Feb, Tuesday - Main Meeting

16 2019/03/02 - 14:00-17:00 - 02 Mar, Saturday - Penrith Group

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Tech News:

“The web is turning 30. Celebrate with us!”:

See the webfoundation article by Kristen Robinson.


WWW Science Museum
A replica of the world's first web server, Tim Berners-Lee's NeXT machine at CERN.

Join us to celebrate the web's 30th birthday!

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 30 years ago, he changed the world forever.

As part of our celebrations for the web's 30th birthday, we've teamed up with the Science Museum in London to host an evening of conversation with Sir Tim Berners-Lee who, along with other leaders in science, technology and policy, will discuss how the web has changed our lives and what we can do to protect it.

Everyone is invited to watch this March 12 event via a live stream and join the conversation on social media.

If you're in London, why not join us in person? Tickets are free and available first come, first served. As Web Foundation supporters, you're invited to save your tickets early, before they're offered to the general public.

All the best,

Kristen Robinson
Director of Communications


“Apple to contribute to college fund of teenager who discovered FaceTime privacy bug”:

See the hindustantimes article Updated: Feb 08, 2019 11:29 IST.

Apple said it would compensate the Thompson family and make an additional gift toward 14-year-old Grant's education.

Apple on Thursday rolled out software updates to iPhones to fix a privacy issue in its FaceTime video calling service, and said it would contribute toward the education of the Arizona teenager who discovered the problem.

The software bug, which had let users hear audio from people who had not yet answered a video call, was discovered by a Tucson, Arizona high school student Grant Thompson, who with his mother Michele led Apple to turn off FaceTime group chat as its engineers investigated the issue.

The technology giant said it would compensate the Thompson family and make an additional gift toward 14-year-old Grant's education.

Apple also formally credited Thompson and Daven Morris from Arlington, Texas in the release notes to its latest iPhone software update.

"In addition to addressing the bug that was reported, our team conducted a thorough security audit of the FaceTime service and made additional updates to both the FaceTime app and server to improve security," Apple said in a statement.

Two key US House of Representatives Democrats on Tuesday asked Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to answer questions about the bug, saying they were "deeply troubled" over how long it took Apple to address the security flaw.

The company said last week it was planning to improve how it handles reports of software bugs.

Read more

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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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