MBUG January General Meeting
WEDNESDAY, January 11, 2017 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Hilltop Park Center
871 Jessie Street, Monterey
FREE to MBUG Members and the General Public

Start the year off right by learning how to “unshare” your life with Microsoft. Star Reierson, owner (now retired) of Computer Power since 1984, will guide us through some of the ways to deactivate Microsoft’s tendency to collect data on your every move.

She will show you how to turn off Cortana—are you using it?—and discuss alternatives to One Drive, Microsoft’s on-line storage that competes with Google Drive and Apple Cloud, among others. Who knew that the “sync settings,” buried in the privacy section of Microsoft’s sixteen screens of setup routine defaults means “send all data regarding my preferences to Microsoft’s servers?”

Reierson’s talk will be based on a news story published in Network World by Howard Wen (October 31, 2016) titled “The Paranoid User’s Guide to Win 10 Privacy.”

If you have questions that you would like addressed in advance of the MBUG general meeting, please email Reierson at

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