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Daily Archives: November 9, 2022

What to Do When You’ve Been Hacked

PCMag: “When your email, credit card, or identity gets hacked, it can be a nightmare. When you discover that your personal information has been hacked, your first thought may be, why me? Why couldn’t it have been someone else? In truth, you might have fallen victim for a reason, perhaps a weak, easily guessed password, or a too-public social media account. But it’s just as possible that hackers got access to one of your accounts through a data breach and parlayed their access into a full-on hack attack. Either way, they’ll try to make money from their unauthorized access, and they may well do it before you even realize anything is wrong. What can you do when you realize that you’ve been hacked? Knowing what to expect can be a help; knowing how to head off the hackers is even better. Our guide helps with both…”

Find and support a charity that aligns with your passions

“Charity Navigator is a research tool for anyone looking to make a difference. You can use Charity Navigator to find and support thousands of charities that align with your passions and values. We use data from the IRS, partners, an Charity Navigator’s Giving Basket empowers you to support multiple charities in one convenient checkout while… Continue Reading

Ditching Twitter? How to get started with Mastodon

ZDNet: “Now that Twitter is under new (and controversial) management, a decentralized open-source alternative has seen surprising growth. Here’s how the Fediverse works and how you can get started…It’s difficult for most consumers to wrap their minds around the concept of the Fediverse, which has a lot of technical jargon and wonkiness associated with it.… Continue Reading

RSV Is Surging: What We Know about This Common and Surprisingly Dangerous Virus

Scientific American – “Your questions answered about what RSV is, how it spreads, what vaccines are on the way and who is most at risk. As flu season picks up and experts weigh concerns about another possible COVID surge, children’s hospitals are already filling with patients with another viral threat: respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.… Continue Reading

How to know if breathwork is right for you

Mashable: “Breathwork tutorials are popular on social media, but experts say beginners should be cautious. Breathwork seems like one of those self-help techniques that you could easily learn on social media. After all, there are countless tutorials on YouTube and TikTok, along with numerous testimonials on Reddit. And anyway, could it really be that difficult… Continue Reading

Amazon Becomes the First Company Ever to Lose $1 Trillion in Stock Value

Gizmodo: “Amazon, one of the first companies to join the prestigious $1 trillion dollar valuation club, just passed another, admittedly less desirable milestone. This week, Jeff Bezos’ Everything Store became the first publicly traded company to lose $1 tillion in market valuation. The mind boggling figures, first noted by Bloomberg, are the results of a… Continue Reading

Gmail will no longer allow users to revert back to its old design

TechCrunch: “Google announced [November 8, 2022] that it’s making the new Gmail interface the standard experience for users. The company first released the new interface earlier this year but allowed users to revert back to the original view. Starting this month, users will no longer have the option to go back to the old interface.… Continue Reading

DOJ and SEC Investigating FTX Collapse as Entire Crypto Market Plunges

Gizmodo: “The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating FTX, a crypto platform that halted withdrawals on Tuesday, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. And while the SEC’s investigation has reportedly been going “for months,” the agency’s scrutiny has only expanded this week following the liquidity crisis at… Continue Reading

Ernie Lazar, FOIA Expert and Prolific Government Document Researcher, Dies

The New York Times: “Ernie Lazar, an unheralded hero of researchers who mined his vast digital and documentary archive of government records on political extremists to invigorate their books, articles and arguments and to warn against “it can’t happen here” complacency, died on Nov. 1 at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 77…Mr.… Continue Reading