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Monthly Archives: October 2022

What’s That Charge?!

“What’s That Charge is a bootstrapped, profitable startup founded in 2012 to help consumers better understand and organize the charges on their credit card and debit card statements. What’s That Charge serves hundreds of thousands of unique visitors every month in nine languages visiting us from nearly every country on earth. For when you can’t… Continue Reading

4 Types of Innovators Every Organization Needs

HBR: “How do you identify and empower innovators in your company? Collectively, we have spent over 40 years researching this question. Our research on innovation styles identifies and examines the different preferences and roles people take on when pursuing innovation. By understanding this concept, organizations can better identify where specific people are needed and who… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cybersecurity issues – October 30, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cybersecurity issues – October 30, 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… Continue Reading

Thomson Reuters collected and leaked at least 3TB of sensitive data

cybernews: “Thomson Reuters, a multinational media conglomerate, left an open database with sensitive customer and corporate data, including third-party server passwords in plaintext format. Attackers could use the details for a supply-chain attack.  The Cybernews research team found that Thomson Reuters left at least three of its databases accessible for anyone to look at. One… Continue Reading

Everything dies, including information

MIT Technology Review – Digitization can help stem the tide of entropy, but it won’t stop it. ” Everything dies: people, machines, civilizations. Perhaps we can find some solace in knowing that all the meaningful things we’ve learned along the way will survive. But even knowledge has a life span. Documents fade. Art goes missing.… Continue Reading

Consumers Feel Worse Now Than They Did During Covid Lockdowns

WSJ [paywall]: Sentiment has fallen to levels typically associated with worse financial and economic conditions than today’s: “The University of Michigan survey of consumer sentiment measures how U.S. consumers feel about their personal finances, business conditions and buying conditions. Recent surveys have shown that consumers have rarely felt more downbeat about all of these measures.… Continue Reading

8 Ways to Convince Your Organisation to Invest in Legal Tech

Artifical Lawyer: “All law firms and in-house legal functions know that legal tech is the future. Law is fundamentally about information – laws, precedents, documents – and therefore data. Apply tech to data to manage it efficiently and you give yourself and your clients an edge. But what technology? And once you find a solution,… Continue Reading

That customer service number? It could be a scam.

Washington Post: “…Get customer service numbers from official websites. Treat every phone number like a potential scam risk. Even if the number came from an official-looking email or text, verify it by checking it against the contact number listed on the company’s website before you call. Type in phone numbers rather than clicking links –… Continue Reading

INTERPOL has launched its own metaverse space

“The International Criminal Police Organization, better known as INTERPOL, has unveiled a metaverse space designed specifically for police officers around the world. Immersive training courses in forensic investigation and other policing skills will be on offer in the INTERPOL Metaverse. Registered users will also be able to take a tour of a virtual version the… Continue Reading

What Is Usenet, How Do You Use It, and What Is an NZB File?

Ars Technica: “Usenet has been around for a while; the first version was released in 1979 and was primarily used for transferring information. Also known as Unix Users Network, Usenet had the potential to be the modern internet as we know it. Today, Usenet has evolved considerably and is used for very different purposes than… Continue Reading

Beyond Catastrophe A New Climate Reality Is Coming Into View

The New York Times Magazine – David Wallace-Well – “…Over the last several months, I’ve had dozens of conversations — with climate scientists and economists and policymakers, advocates and activists and novelists and philosophers — about that new world and the ways we might conceptualize it. Perhaps the most capacious and galvanizing account is one… Continue Reading