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Daily Archives: December 15, 2022

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Free test kits are available once again for a limited time. Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of #4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
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  • Orders will ship free starting the week of December 19, 2022

Delete Your Phone Number From Twitter Before They Sell It

Lifehacker: “According to a new report on Platformer, after alienating advertisers and losing revenue, Twitter plans to sell location data and phone numbers to advertisers, whether you like it or not. Now is a great time to remove that information from your account. Even if Musk’s platform never implements these changes, you’re probably better off… Continue Reading

AI can now create images out of thin air. See how it works.

Washington Post: “A strange and powerful collaborator is waiting for you. Offer it just a few words, and it will create an original scene, based on your description. This is artificial-intelligence-generated imagery, a rapidly emerging technology now in the hands of anyone with a smart phone. The results can be astonishing: crisp, beautiful, fantastical and… Continue Reading

Subjects: AI

New York financial regulator issues cryptocurrency guidance for banks

“Today, New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris released Guidance to banking organizations that wish to engage in virtual currency-related activities. The Guidance is applicable to all New York regulated banking organizations, as well as branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations licensed by the Department (“Covered Institutions”). Covered Institutions are… Continue Reading

TikTok pushes harmful content promoting eating disorders and self-harm into young users’ feeds

Center for Countering Digital Hate Report – Deadly By Design: “Two-thirds of American teenagers use TikTok, and the average viewer spends 80 minutes a day on the application. The app, which is owned by the Chinese company, Bytedance, rapidly delivers a series of short videos to users and has overtaken Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube in… Continue Reading

Trump Special Counsel Subpoena Shows New Grand Jury in Place Through March

Bloomberg: “Justice Department Special Counsel John L. “Jack” Smith’s latest subpoena shows the investigation into efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to undermine the 2020 election results is before a newer grand jury in place at least through March 2023. A subpoena received earlier this week by Georgia Secretary of State Brad… Continue Reading

America Online: A Cautionary Tale

The Nation $: On the rise and fall of the quintessential ’90s online service provider—and a warning about today’s social-media giants. “…America Online debuted in 1991, the same year that the World Wide Web opened to the public. With revenue from advertising and subscriber fees, AOL had a market cap that soared past $150 billion… Continue Reading

JFK Assassination Records – 2022 Additional Documents Release

“The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is processing previously withheld John F. Kennedy assassination-related records to comply with President Joe Biden’s Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the Temporary Certification Regarding Disclosure of Information in Certain Records Related to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, requiring disclosure of releasable… Continue Reading