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Daily Archives: December 28, 2020

Yes you are paying too much for internet service

TechDirt – Joshua Stager: “How much do consumers pay for internet service in the United States? The question might seem relatively simple, but the answer has stymied the federal government for years—because no agency collects this data. Throughout 2020, my organization, New America’s Open Technology Institute, published the Cost of Connectivity series to crack open… Continue Reading

10 ways to upgrade your working from home setup

ZDNet – Working from home for months has probably exposed a few gaps in your tech portfolio. Here are some pointers on how to fix them. “…Although there are obvious downsides to remote working, including work/life balance and long-term mental health, many of us are likely to continue working from home on a regular basis… Continue Reading

How your digital trails wind up in the hands of the police

Ars Technica – Phone calls. Web searches. Location tracks. Smart speaker requests. “…Data collected for one purpose can always be used for another. Search history data, for example, is collected to refine recommendation algorithms or build online profiles, not to catch criminals. Usually. Smart devices like speakers, TVs, and wearables keep such precise details of… Continue Reading New, Tip, and Top 20 in 2020

In Custodia Legis – “Earlier this month, Margaret shared the enhancements to the Help Center and additional Congresses added to our Bound Congressional Record collection. One of the behind-the-scenes items that we worked on for the latest release was to prepare for the new 117th Congress. We also have been working to make… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 27, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 27, 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… Continue Reading