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Daily Archives: August 23, 2020

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 23, 2020

Via LLRXPete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 23, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss, highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Instagram requires government ID to verify suspicious accounts; How to Clean Up Your Social Media Accounts Without Deleting Them; CBP Shifts to Enterprise Approach to Manage Phone Searches at U.S. Borders; and Amazon shares your private info unless you do these steps.

Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation

The New York Times – Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them. “Doctors on the front lines of the global pandemic say they are fighting not just the coronavirus, but also increasingly combating a never-ending scourge of misinformation about the… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Beat Digital Fatigue “If you’ve been working from home, you’re likely facing some degree of digital fatigue. Screen fatigue is real. Spicing things up with virtual backgrounds bought us a little time, but as the dog days of summer drag on, we are all officially “Zoomed” out! What’s a marketer to do when the physical medium is… Continue Reading

A word in your ear – why the rise of audiobooks is a story worth celebrating

The Guardian: “…audiobooks have been riding a wave of popularity in the past three years, and it appears that lockdown only intensified our engagement with the spoken word. A recent report by Deloitte put some numbers on the phenomenal rise. Global sales have been growing at 25-30% per annum for the past three years and… Continue Reading

Fourth Report of Congressional Oversight Commission on CARES Act

“The members of the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission have published their fourth report. It is available for review here. The Commission’s three previous reports are also available for review at the Congressional Oversight Commission’s website. Earlier this month, the Congressional Oversight Commission hosted its first public hearing, examining the Main Street Lending Program. You may… Continue Reading

California DMV Is Selling Drivers’ Data to Private Investigators

Motherboard: “The California Department of Motor Vehicles is selling drivers’ data to private investigators and bail bondsmen, according to an internal DMV document obtained by Motherboard. The document in all lists nearly 98,000 entities that have had access to some form of DMV data, including trucking companies and insurance firms. The revelation highlights how not… Continue Reading