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Daily Archives: November 14, 2021

The Glasgow climate pact, annotated

Washington Post: “After two weeks of talks in Glasgow, diplomats from almost 200 countries have agreed to ramp up their carbon-cutting commitments, phase out some fossil fuels and increase aid to poor countries on the front lines of climate change. [At COP26, nations speed climate action but leave world still headed for dangerous warming] The agreement will not put the world on track to avoid catastrophic warming beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). But officials said it represents a significant step on a path to a safer future…”

See also Yale Environment 360 – Major UN Climate Pact Is Reached, But Deal Does Not Put World on Target. “A major agreement was struck in the overtime hours at the UN climate summit — a deal that does not set a course for adequately curbing emissions, reports our contributing writer Fred Pearce. Read the latest from Yale Environment 360’s coverage from the Glasgow conference…”

2021 Guide to Telework and Remote Work in the Federal Government

OPM – Leveraging Telework and Remote Work in the Federal Government to Better Meet Our Human Capital Needs and Improve Mission Delivery: “…The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Transformed the Federal Workplace As We Know It The COVID-19 pandemic forced changes to the workplace. Many employees learned how to perform the functions of their job in a… Continue Reading

Fake news, misinformation, and disinformation: journalism today?

Oxford University Press Blog: “Fake, false, inaccurate, misleading, and deceptive. This rhetoric is all too familiar to the news consuming public today. But what is fake news and how does it differ from misinformation and disinformation? Referring to falsified or inaccurate information, “fake news” can be defined as “false information that is broadcast or published… Continue Reading

The Lumen database collects and analyzes legal complaints and requests for removal of online materials “Lumen collects and studies online content removal requests, providing transparency and supporting analysis of the Web’s takedown “ecology,” in terms of who sends requests, why, and to what ends. Lumen seeks to facilitate research about different kinds of complaints and requests for removal – legitimate and questionable – that are being sent to Internet publishers,… Continue Reading

The Foundations of Disinformation and Misinformation

“America is in a crisis of trust and truth. Bad information has become as prevalent, persuasive, and persistent as good information, creating a chain reaction of harm. It makes any health crisis more deadly. It slows down response time on climate change. It undermines democracy.  The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder was created to… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 14, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 14, 202 – 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

Natural Language Processing and the Law

Fleiss, Alexander and Griessel Jr, Paul, Natural Language Processing and the Law (September 15, 2021). Available at SSRN: or “Given the complexity of the M&A process, it makes sense that investment bankers have software such as S&P CapIQ, 451 Research, and PitchBook that allow them to instantly look up financial details and effectively… Continue Reading

Augmented reality project involving Microsoft brings Olympics birthplace to life

Microsoft [includes video]: “Digitally preserving and restoring Ancient Olympia as it stood over 2,000 years ago – Ancient Olympia is home to institutions and ideals that have shaped the world as we know it. Now, Ancient Olympia: Common Grounds—a new collaboration between the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and Microsoft—is harnessing AI to digitally… Continue Reading