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Daily Archives: September 5, 2022

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 3, 2022

Via LLRXPete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 3, 2022: Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Why your organization should plan for deepfake fraud before it happens; FTC Sues Broker Kochava Over Geolocation Data Sales; Google Chrome Bug Lets Sites Silently Overwrite System Clipboard Content; and Chrome extensions with 1.4 million installs steal browsing data.

Is Open Access Equal Access? PACER User Fees and Public Access to Court Information

Moreland, John, Is Open Access Equal Access? PACER User Fees and Public Access to Court Information (2021). “Is Open Access Equal Access? PACER User Fees and Public Access to Court Information,” DttP: Documents to the People, 49, no. ¾ (Fall/Winter 2021): 42-48, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 484, Available at SSRN: “Our country… Continue Reading

You’re being tracked through your email. Here’s how to stop it.

Vox: “…While it’s creepy to think of your email reading habits being tracked, that’s not the only reason why you should consider taking a few extra steps to protect your email. Your email address has become one of your best and most persistent identifiers, and data brokers and marketers will match what you do with… Continue Reading

Yes, it’s a scam: Simple tips to help you spot online fraud

Washington Post: “Nobody is immune to scams. Criminals are constantly changing them to fit the latest headlines, target our insecurities and slip through even the most well-honed BS detectors. That means everyone, young and old, can benefit from a refresher on how to spot a text, phone or online scam and what to do next.… Continue Reading

The Rise of the Worker Productivity Score

The New York Times:”…Architects, academic administrators, doctors, nursing home workers and lawyers described growing electronic surveillance over every minute of their workday. They echoed complaints that employees in many lower-paid positions have voiced for years: that their jobs are relentless, that they don’t have control — and in some cases, that they don’t even have… Continue Reading

How to track wildfires in California, Oregon, and across the U.S. with Esri’s new mapping tool

Fast Company: “Wildfires raging across the American West have grown worse in recent years, a phenomenon many scientists ascribe to climate change. In late July, California’s biggest blaze yet this year, the McKinney fire, ignited near the Oregon border and torched more than 55,000 acres of national forest in less than a weekend. Subsequent rainfall… Continue Reading

Try these Google Docs Tricks

Via Wonder Tools newsletter by Jeremy Caplan, director of teaching and learning at CUNY’s Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. “Google Docs is a contemporary classic. It’s less powerful than Notion, Coda or Craft and less streamlined than Bear, Ulysses, Drafts, or iA Writer. But it’s so reliable — and has so many capabilities — that I… Continue Reading