Tech Tip: The Dangers of Dropbox and Other File Sync Apps

January 11, 2021

Over seven million Dropbox accounts have been hacked, giving cybercriminals a path into the networks of the companies these users work for and with.

Downtowner DC: Vaccine, Bus Fares, Boebert’s Glock


Acting D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee warned that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) will be subject to the same penalties as any other person caught in D.C. carrying a firearm.

Richard ‘Dick’ Thornburgh, 1932-2020

January 7, 2021

The only Republican to serve successive terms as governor of Pennsylvania, Thornburgh provided principled and effective leadership during a major public health emergency.

In Wake of Rioting, Bowser Declares, Then Extends Public Emergency


The mayor authorized the city administrator to “implement such measures as may be necessary or appropriate to protect persons and property in the District of Columbia” for 15 days.

D.C. Braces for Joint Session of Congress, Protests

January 4, 2021

All eyes are on Tuesday’s Senate runoff in Georgia and Wednesday’s certification of electoral college votes in a joint session of Congress — expected to be both contested and protested.

Tech Tip: What to Do Before You Go to Starbucks


Make sure your IT department or provider is encrypting and backing up your data and has installed remote monitoring software on all mobile devices.

Next Print Issue of The Georgetowner: Jan. 13

December 28, 2020

The theme of our next issue will be Outlook 2021, featuring stories on what’s ahead in politics, business and the arts as the post-pandemic world begins to take shape.

Tech Tip: Remove That Unwanted Freeware


PC manufacturers LOVE to stuff your brand-new PC full of “free” applications. You’ve got a slim chance of getting one without a side of spamware.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Fauci!

December 24, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed today, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Anthony S. Fauci Day in Washington, D.C. It’s the good doctor’s 80th birthday.

Mayor Issues ‘Holiday Pause’ of Activities

December 21, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser encouraged residents to exercise extreme caution during the holiday season to keep the spread of COVID-19 from getting worse.