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Daily Archives: December 4, 2022

LLRX November 2022 Issue

Articles and Columns for November 2022® – the free web journal on law, technology, knowledge discovery and research for Librarians, Lawyers, Researchers, Academics, and Journalists. Founded in 1996.

Snapshot of the Twitter Migration

DeweySquare:  “In this report, we track, with the most quantifiable data we can, the contours, scope, and direction of the migration as it is at its beginning. Some users are fully leaving the platform, and many are not going that far yet, but creating new, alternative accounts, hedging their bets in case Twitter descends further… Continue Reading

We’re in Denial About the True Cost of a Twitter Implosion

Wired: “Elon Musk’s platform may be hell, but it’s also where huge amounts of reputational and social wealth are invested. All of that is in peril…But if we judge Twitter’s influence by its active users, we underestimate it massively. It has no peer as a forge of public opinion. In political analysis, publishing, public health,… Continue Reading

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

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 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… Continue Reading

‘Our mission is crucial’: meet the warrior librarians of Ukraine

The Guardian – “When Russia invaded Ukraine, a key part of its strategy was to destroy historic libraries in order to eradicate the Ukrainians’ sense of identity. But Putin hadn’t counted on the unbreakable spirit of the country’s librarians… The battles of the 21st century are hybrid wars fought on any and all fronts: military,… Continue Reading

TSA now wants to scan your face at security. Here are your rights.

Washington Post – $ – “Next time you’re at airport security, get ready to look straight into a camera. The TSA wants to analyze your face. The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly testing controversial facial recognition technology for passenger screening at 16 major domestic airports — from Washington to Los Angeles — and hopes… Continue Reading

Grad Students Analyze, Hack, and Remove Under-Desk Surveillance Devices Designed to Track Them

Vice: “In October, [Northeastern University] quietly introduced heat sensors under desk without notifying students or seeking their consent. Students removed the devices, hacked them, and were able to force the university to stop its surveillance….Surveillance has been creeping unabated across schools, universities, and much of daily life over the past few years, accelerated by the… Continue Reading