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Daily Archives: August 19, 2020

Amazon shares your private info unless you do these steps

KimKomando: “As an Amazon shopper, you have a username and a password. That’s standard for any site. You may not realize that as an Amazon customer, you also have a profile visible to other Amazon users. Your public profile is created automatically, whether you want it or not, and it contains your comments and any ratings that you have left on products purchased on the site. If you reviewed any food delivered through Amazon Restaurants, those reviews are also visible even though they shut down this service last year. Your biographical information and other site interactions are also posted to your profile. Thankfully, your public profile doesn’t include your purchases or browsing history, but it’s still very informative…”

Addressing COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Civil Aviation Operations

CRS report via LC – Addressing COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Civil Aviation Operations, August 17, 2020: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a large impact on civil aviation, particularly commercial passenger airline operations. The combination of travel restrictions; state and local mandates to stay at home, shelter-in-place, and self-quarantine after travel from certain areas; and public… Continue Reading

Working from home causes surge in security breaches

ZDNet – The coronavirus pandemic is thought to be at the heart of a rise in security incidents this year: “The COVID-19 pandemic shows little sign of slowing down, and for many businesses, employees are still working remotely and from home offices. While some companies are gearing towards reopening their standard office spaces in the coming… Continue Reading

Brookings – Squeezing the middle class: Income trajectories from 1967 to 2016

Squeezing the middle class: Income trajectories from 1967 to 2016. Stephen Rose, George Washington University, Urban Institute: “There is growing concern over both income inequality and the plight of the middle class. But most studies of these questions rely on cross-sectional data, rather than tracking the same people over time. In this paper I examine… Continue Reading

Racial Disparities in Police Arrests Map

Northwestern: “As communities across America have gathered in recent months to protest police abuses, researchers are taking a close look at how, where, and why racial disparities in policing occur. IPR sociologist Beth Redbird is one of them, and with graduate research assistant Kat Albrecht she’s compiled the data for a powerful new visual tool… Continue Reading

How to optimize your network for remote work and learning

ZDNet: “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed work/life patterns for many of us. While there are some folks out there on the front lines doing dangerous, essential work and moving around in the world, many of us are locked down at home, doing our part to reduce transmission of the virus. The home dynamic has changed… Continue Reading

Why are companies battling to snatch up bankrupt retailers?

NBC News – They want your data. “…Over the last decade, retail companies in bankruptcy have increasingly sold off their intellectual property for millions of dollars as online shopping outpaces brick-and-mortar sales. That trend has led to a surge in value for brand affinity and awareness, two metrics that experts use to determine the price… Continue Reading

Report – The Middle Class Time Squeeze

Brookings: “This paper – The Middle Class Time Squeeze, first traces the historical evolution of working time in the U.S. and how we compare to other high-income countries. We document that over the long term, hours of work have declined in most advanced countries, but in recent decades, the U.S. stands out as a country… Continue Reading