General Meeting Topic – July 2021

Privacy and Security in Internet Communications

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
John “Free-John” Kennedy, APCUG Advisor (Regions 3 & 6),
East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club, &
Member of the APCUG Speaker’s Bureau

For the July General Meeting presentation, John “Free-John” Kennedy, East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club and member of the APCUG Speaker’s Bureau, will be sharing his presentation on “Privacy and Security with your Internet Communications using the Proton family of privacy/security services.”

Join John as he shares our concerns about communicating over the Internet and how Proton services relieve those concerns for many individuals. He will be discussing and demonstrating ProtonMail, ProtonContacts, ProtonVPN, ProtonCalendar, and ProtonDrive.

John Kennedy, APCUG Advisor (Regions 3 & 6) and East Central Ohio Technology User Club


About the Presenter:

John Kennedy, APCUG Advisor, Regions 3 & 6, East Central Ohio Technology User Club, and Member of the APCUG Speaker’s Bureau

John is a member of the APCUG Speakers Bureau; he has done many web presentations for computer groups around the country and has often presented at regional conferences in Ohio. John got his feet wet with computers in the early ’80s with his first Atari personal computer. From that, he continued with different mainline PCs until he built his first computer when he retired.

John taught elementary school for 25 years and finished his teaching career by teaching computer skills to middle schoolers for 10 years. During those years, he was introduced to the Linux operating system. Since retiring, he has spent his time teaching senior citizen computer classes in a joint venture between the ECOTUC and the Licking County Aging Program. Known around his area as “Free John,” John does just about everything on the computer with free and open-source software; that even includes his preferred operating system: Linux. John also spends many hours helping both Windows users and Linux users with their computer problems. In addition to heading the Senior Teaching Program, he co-hosts ECOTUC’s “Linux Help Desk/SIG” that meets twice a month and has helped start the “Windows Help Me/Show Me” Help Desk/SIG, which meets monthly.

The excerpt above was provided by APCUG.