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Daily Archives: January 24, 2023

Remember Zoom-bombing? This is how Zoom tamed meeting intrusions

Washington Post – Zoom made its product more annoying to use to make you safer. And we wised up, too. “…Fast forward to 2023 — Zoom-bombing still happens but security experts say it is far less prevalent than it was in 2020. That’s not only because we’re interacting more in person. Zoom helped tame Zoom-bombing partly by making its product more difficult for you (and for online harassers) to use. Essentially, the company traded some of your convenience for your safety. I have tips at the end of this article for how you can further beef up your protections from Zoom-bombing. But the point is, you probably don’t have to. The company did a lot of the protection for you. There is a lesson here. The success of reducing Zoom-bombing shows how the zeal to make technology a breeze comes with trade-offs. And with more of you concerned about security of your digital accounts, nagging robocalls or bullying of children online, the taming of Zoom-bombing is proof that you shouldn’t accept horrible downsides as the price of being connected…”

Justice Department Sues Google for Monopolizing Digital Advertising Technologies

“Today, the Justice Department, along with the Attorneys General of California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia, filed a civil antitrust suit against Google for monopolizing multiple digital advertising technology products in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the… Continue Reading

Should Using an AI Text Generator to Produce Academic Writing Be Plagiarism?

Frye, Brian L., Should Using an AI Text Generator to Produce Academic Writing Be Plagiarism? (December 3, 2022). Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: “AI text generators are becoming increasingly sophisticated. In particular, the OpenAI ChatGPT chatbot is capable of responding to a prompt with text that appears… Continue Reading

ChatGPT Chatbot Weighs in on Law Librarian De-Credentialization

Via LLRX – ChatGPT Chatbot Weighs in on Law Librarian De-Credentialization – Sarah Gotschall, Associate Librarian Reference Librarian & Professor of Practice, University of Arizona Law, puts ChatGPT through the paces with a series of engaging questions and answers she has documented, adding additional dimension to the significant interest in the all the rage chatbot. Continue Reading

The Federal Reserve is starting a climate experiment

Vox: “The central bank is studying climate risks at major banks, but Fed chair Jerome Powell doesn’t want to get involved in policy…How to run a climate experiment on a bank – The Fed is careful to note that its climate scenario analysis is different from a stress test. In Fed-speak, a stress test measures… Continue Reading

Archives weighs asking past presidents, VPs to look for classified items

Washington Post: “The National Archives is weighing whether to ask living former presidents and vice presidents to review their personal records to verify that no classified materials are inadvertently outstanding, according to two people familiar with the discussions who spoke on the condition of anonymity to detail private conversations. The deliberation comes after the discovery… Continue Reading

Data Is What Data Does: Regulating Use, Harm, and Risk Instead of Sensitive Data

Solove, Daniel J., Data Is What Data Does: Regulating Use, Harm, and Risk Instead of Sensitive Data (January 11, 2023). Management Journal for Advanced Research, Volume-2 Issue-6, December 2022, PP. 12-15, Available at SSRN: – “Heightened protection for sensitive data is becoming quite trendy in privacy laws around the world. Originating in European Union… Continue Reading

New NYSIF Report: Long Covid

“New York state Insurance Fund has released a report [Shining A Light on Long Covid: an Analysis of Workers Compensation Data] analyzing its Covid-19 workers’ compensation claims to shine a light on Long Covid, a multifaceted syndrome causing new, returning, or ongoing symptoms in people after their initial infection. “As a large insurer with a… Continue Reading