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Daily Archives: February 5, 2023

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 4, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 4, 2023 – 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: Have a Conversation (Not a Lecture) About Fraud With Older Adults; List of consumer reporting companies; Cybersecurity High-Risk Series: Challenges in Securing Federal Systems and Information; and NIST debuts long-anticipated AI risk management framework.

AI Could ‘Harm the Global Financial System, Supply Chain’ US Gov Guidelines Say

Vice: The new government guidelines present a framework for mitigating AI harms across a wide swath of society. For better or worse, artificial intelligence (AI) tools are permeating all aspects of society, and the U.S. government wants to ensure that it doesn’t break it. AI chatbots like ChatGPT are being used on school assignments, even… Continue Reading

How Twitter Pushed Stakeholders Under The Bus

Bebchuk, Lucian A. and Kastiel, Kobi and Toniolo, Anna, How Twitter Pushed Stakeholders Under The Bus (January 19, 2023). Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance Working Paper No. 2023-1, Available at SSRN: or “This paper provides a case study of the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk. Our analysis indicates that when… Continue Reading

MITRE released the Cyber Resiliency Engineering Framework (CREF) Navigator

“MITRE released the Cyber Resiliency Engineering Framework (CREF) Navigator™—a free, visualization tool that allows organizations to customize their cyber resiliency goals, objectives, and techniques, as aligned with NIST SP 800-160, Volume 2 (Rev. 1), National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) publication on developing cyber-resilient systems. “Resiliency is the ultimate goal of cybersecurity,” said Wen… Continue Reading

I’m a teacher in Florida. Here’s what the DeSantis book bans look like in my classroom

The Guardian: “A new crackdown on books in Florida schools has had a chilling effect in classrooms. “I’m done! I’m done! What do I do now?” Every teacher, in every classroom, hears this many (thousands) of times daily from their students. In my classroom, for more than a decade, the answer has always been “Get… Continue Reading

Supreme Court justices used personal emails for work and ‘burn bags’ were left open in hallways

CNN: “Long before the leak of a draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade, some Supreme Court justices often used personal email accounts for sensitive transmissions instead of secure servers set up to guard such information, among other security lapses not made public in the court’s report on the investigation last month. New details revealed to… Continue Reading

A Guided Tour Through All of Vermeer’s Famous Paintings, Narrated by Stephen Fry

Open Culture: “It doesn’t take particularly long to be impressed by the paintings of Johannes Vermeer even today, three and a half centuries after he painted him. But an understanding of how he achieved the particular visual effects that still inspire appreciation around the world comes only after spending a bit more time with his… Continue Reading

Some Are More Equal Than Others: U.S. Supreme Court Clerkships

George, Tracey E. and Yoon, Albert and Gulati, Mitu, Some Are More Equal Than Others: U.S. Supreme Court Clerkships (January 31, 2023). Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2023-10, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2023-03, Available at SSRN: – “The most elite and scarce of all U.S. legal credentials… Continue Reading

What to know about OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT

Washington Post: “A popular tool that can respond to questions in eerily human ways, called ChatGPT, has captured the internet’s attention as people use it write song lyrics, essays, TV episodes and more. Now, OpenAI, the company behind the chatbot, is rocketing into the mainstream. Microsoft is reportedly investing up to $10 billion in the… Continue Reading