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Daily Archives: December 8, 2021

November 2021 Issue of LLRX

Please visit LLRX – there are 6 new articles, and 4 new columns by Pete Weiss, in the November 2021 issue.® – the free e-journal on law, technology, knowledge discovery and research for Librarians, Lawyers, Researchers, Academics, and Journalists. Founded in 1996.

EU – Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance in the Workplace

Ball, K., Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance in the Workplace, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2021, ISBN 978-92-76-43340-8, doi:10.2760/5137, JRC125716. “This report re-evaluates the literature about surveillance/monitoring in the standard workplace, in home working during the COVID 19 pandemic and in respect of digital platform work. It utilised a systematic review methodology. A total… Continue Reading

Your Face Is, or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

The New York Times – “Tech-driven changes are coming fast and furiously to airports, including advancements in biometrics that verify identity and shorten security procedures for those passengers who opt into the programs. If it’s been a year or more since you traveled, particularly internationally, you may notice something different at airports in the United… Continue Reading

The Social Consequences of Political Anger

The Social Consequences of Political Anger. Steven W. Webster. Elizabeth C. Connors. Betsy Sinclair. December 8, 2021. “Abstract – A functioning democracy relies on social interactions between people who disagree—including listening to others’ viewpoints, having political discussions, and finding political compromise.Yet, social life in the contemporary United States is characterized by a relative lack of… Continue Reading

Success in Criminal Legal Reforms, 2021

“Formerly incarcerated activists, lawmakers, and advocates achieved important changes in criminal justice policy this year to reduce mass incarceration, expand voting rights and advance racial justice. Success in Criminal Legal Reforms, 2021, by Nicole D. Porter, describes these key changes: Sentencing: Several states addressed extreme sentencing. Two states — Colorado and Illinois — addressed felony… Continue Reading

What Google’s trending searches say about America in 2021

Recode – “Wolf haircuts and Wall Street: What Americans googled this year. Each year, Google puts out lists of top trending searches in the United States, giving readers a tantalizing view into America’s collective id. Rather than simply show what people searched for the most, these lists highlight the words and phrases people are searching… Continue Reading

Consumer Reports’ VPN Testing

“Consumer Reports conducted an in-depth test of 16 well-known VPNs, carefully evaluating their security measures (how resistant they are to leaks and hacks) and their privacy practices (how much data the services themselves collect, what it’s used for, and who it’s shared with). We based our results on inspection of VPN features, analysis of network… Continue Reading

How Consumers and Retailers Can Reduce Returns

Wharton@Knowledge: “Americans return about 30% of their online purchases, costing retailers billions of dollars and creating mountains of environmental waste. Gad Allon, a Wharton professor of operations, information and decisions, wants to change that. He’s working with companies and researching ways to improve the reverse supply chain. He also believes that raising consumer awareness is… Continue Reading

2021 Global Health Security Index

“The 2021 GHS Index measures the capacities of 195 countries to prepare for epidemics and pandemics. All countries remain dangerously unprepared for future epidemic and pandemic threats, including threats potentially more devastating than COVID-19. Read the report’s findings and recommendations, explore the data, view the country rankings, and learn more about the GHS Index. “ Continue Reading

Protecting Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory 2021

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory – Protecting Youth Mental Health: “…Recent national surveys of young people have shown alarming increases in the prevalence of certain mental health challenges—in 2019, one in three high school students and half of female students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, an overall increase of 40% from 2009. We… Continue Reading

These 200 global companies have top-rated climate strategies

Quartz: “…In its latest summary of company disclosures, published Dec. 7, CDP reported that in 2021, about 13,000 companies globally disclosed some form of climate data and strategy. That group represents 64% of global market capitalization, according to CDP. But just 1.5% of those—200 companies—scored an A. The list, included in full below, includes companies… Continue Reading