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.

ANC: Former Latham Hotel Site Is ‘Blighted Property’

January 7, 2021

The fenced-in construction site at 3000 M St. NW, with a tower crane that spins around in the wind, has tried the neighborhood’s patience for years.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: David Rubenstein’s ‘How to Lead’

January 4, 2021

The Carlyle Group co-founder is capitalizing on his television show by publishing some of his interviews. This volume features 15 men and 15 women he deems as exemplifying leadership.

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.

ANC Monday: New Officers, Jelleff Center, Decks for Streateries


On tonight’s agenda: Public Space Application by the Georgetown BID for the Placement of Wood and Composite Decks in Curb Lanes at Sidewalk Grade with Barriers at 22 Locations.

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.

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. 

Tech Tip: If You Installed It, You Must Update It — Right Away!


As soon as a known vulnerability is announced, hackers get to work to figure out how to use the vulnerability to access those users who are lazy about installing updates.

Meetings on BID Proposal to Extend Use of Streateries, Dec. 21

December 17, 2020

The Georgetown Business Improvement District has designed two sidewalk extension platform prototypes on M Street — at Bodega in the 3000 block and at Clyde’s in the 3200 block.