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Daily Archives: November 6, 2022

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 5, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 5, 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: 2023 Privacy Guide; TikTok allows employees in China to access European data; Public Entities in Nearly Every State Use Federally-Banned Foreign Tech, Report Says; and Malicious App Developer Remains on Google Play.

How to Leave Dying Social Media Platforms (without ditching your friends)

Cory Doctorow: “Online, a lot of us have been unhappy with our social media platforms for a long time, but we hang in there, year after year, scandal after scandal, because as much as we hate the platform, we love the people who use the platform. We don’t leave because we don’t want to lose… Continue Reading

Eight warmest years on record witness upsurge in climate change impacts

World Meteorological Association: “The past eight years are on track to be the eight warmest on record, fuelled by ever-rising greenhouse gas concentrations and accumulated heat. Extreme heatwaves, drought and devastating flooding have affected millions and cost billions this year, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s provisional State of the Global Climate in 2022 report.… Continue Reading

Climate change: No ‘credible pathway’ to 1.5C limit

27 October 2022 – Emissions Gap Report 2022 – Authors: UNEP – Download the full report – “As growing climate change impacts are experienced across the globe, the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall is unambiguous. Yet the Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies… Continue Reading

Z-Library eBook site domains seized by U.S. Dept of Justice

Bleeping Computer: “Internet domains for the popular Z-Library online eBook repository were seized early morning [November 4, 2022] by the U.S. Department of Justice, preventing easy access to the service. Z-Library is ranked in the top 10k most visited websites on the Internet, offering over 11 million books and 84 million articles for free via… Continue Reading

What is Google Lens?

Google Lens “is a set of vision-based computing capabilities that can understand what you’re looking at and use that information to copy or translate text, identify plants and animals, explore locales or menus, discover products, find visually similar images, and take other useful actions. Google Lens lets you search what you see. Using a photo,… Continue Reading

Fed Up With Political Text Messages?

The New York Times – “In this polarized climate, hundreds of Americans told us they agree on one thing: Campaigns must stop spamming voters’ phones with unwanted political texts…The campaign messages not only capture some voters’ deep frustrations with unwanted political texts. They also document how political texting is becoming a go-to method for spreading… Continue Reading