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LLRX June 2024 Issue

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  • Protecting the Vulnerable: Navigating Online Risks for MinorsVeronica Garrick’s paper is an insightful, factual and timely discussion of how in today’s digital age, minors are exposed to technology at a young age, presenting both great opportunities and risks.
  • PowerPoint Has Its ProblemsJerry Lawson discusses how antipathy toward slide shows is understandable but misdirected. A slide show is a tool, an instrument like a hammer, airbrush or violin. Lawson advocates the position that good slide shows can help presenters better educate, persuade, and even inspire.
  • AI in Banking and Finance, June 30, 2024Six highlights from this post: AI in finance is like ‘moving from typewriters to word processors’; IMF – AI Preparedness Index Dashboard; Broadening the Gains from Generative AI: The Role of Fiscal Policies; Monkeys, Models, And Markets: AI Vs. Behavioral Finance; and Banking on the Future – The Next Era of Fintech.
  • Are You a Renaissance Leader?Kevin Novak continues his discussion on critical strategies and managing people in workplaces which have increasingly shifted to indirect, digitized operations and communications.
  • Generative AI Resources 2024Marcus P. Zillman’s new resource guide spans subject matters including law, economics, education, information technology, planning and strategic deployment and use of GAI, as well a best practices and governance.
  • Here’s how machine learning can violate your privacy – Jordan Awan explains how machine learning has pushed the boundaries in several fields, including personalized medicine, self-driving cars and customized advertisements. Research has shown, however, that these systems memorize aspects of the data they were trained with in order to learn patterns, which raises concerns for privacy.
  • Mindful Management: The Power of Gratitude and Building TrustKevin Novak explains the combination of the two should be the North Star for retaining a workforce and cultivating its potential.
  • AI in Banking and Finance, June 15, 2024Four highlights from this post: Artificial Intelligence and the Skill Premium; Rising Cyber Threats Pose Serious Concerns for Financial Stability; The Future Of Banking: Morgan Stanley And The Rise Of AI-Driven Financial Advice; and The Pitfalls of Mixing Up AI and Automation in Finance.
  • Independent voters are few in number, influential in close elections – and hard for campaigns to reach – As the 2024 campaign cycle unfolds, campaign strategists, pollsters and political scientists have been closely watching independent voters. Professor of Political Science Julio Borquez addresses why it appears that independents are important – including to political science scholars like himself.
  • Mortgage Brokers Sent People’s Estimated Credit, Address, and Veteran Status to FacebookExperts told Colin Lecher and Ross Teixeira of The Markup that it might be against the law for mortgage lenders to feed this kind of information to Facebook.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 29, 2024Five highlights from this week: AI Tools Make It Easy to Clone Someone’s Voice Without Consent; Red Tape Is Making Hospital Ransomware Attacks Worse; Interpol Arrests Almost 4,000 People in Crackdown on International Online Scams; Zero-Day Exploits: Definition & How It Works (With Examples); and U.S. Bans Kaspersky – Here Are the Best Antivirus Alternatives.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 22, 2024Five highlights from this week: Top news app caught sharing “entirely false” AI-generated news; The Best Free and Paid AI Document Summarizer Tools In 2024; Microsoft: New Outlook security changes coming to personal accounts; Sick of scams? Stop answering your phone; and Feds Sue Adobe for ‘Trapping’ Customers in Long, Expensive Subscriptions.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 15, 2024Five highlights from this week: Want free and anonymous access to AI chatbots? DuckDuckGo’s new tool is for you; Windows Recall is changing in 3 key aspects after user backslash; Harvard, MIT and Wharton research reveals pitfalls of relying on junior staff for AI training; AI in law enforcement is risky, but holds promise; and The NSA’s guide to keeping your phone and yourself safe.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 8, 2024 – Four highlights from this week: The Ticketmaster Data Breach May Be Just the Beginning; The Snowflake Attack May Be Turning Into One of the Largest Data Breaches Ever; You Should Browse With Incognito More Often: Here’s Why; and How algorithms, influencers, and users work together to spread misinformation.® – the free web journal on law, technology, knowledge discovery and research for Librarians, Lawyers, Researchers, Academics, and Journalists. Founded in 1996.

What the internet looked like in 1994, according to 15 webpages born that year

Fast Company: “What was the World Wide Web like at the start? Long before it became the place we think and work and talk, the air that we (and the bots) now breathe, no matter how polluted it’s become? So much of the old web has rotted away that it can be hard to say;… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 6, 2024

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 6, 2024 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, 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… Continue Reading

The Internet Archive Rescues MTV News’ Web Site, Making 460,000+ of Its Pages Searchable Again

Open Culture: “Last month, MTV News’ web site went missing. Or at least almost all of it did, including an archive of stories going back to 1997. To some of us, and especially to those of us old enough to have grown up watching MTV on actual television, that won’t sound like an especially long… Continue Reading

Generative Artificial Intelligence Patent – Landscape Report

“In this WIPO Patent Landscape Report on Generative AI, discover the latest patent trends for GenAI with a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the GenAI patent landscape, alongside insights into its future applications and potential impact. The report explores patents relating to the different modes, models and industrial application areas of GenAI.” Continue Reading

Google: AI Potentially Breaking Reality Is a Feature Not a Bug

404 media: “Generative AI could “distort collective understanding of socio-political reality or scientific consensus,” and in many cases is already doing that, according to a new research paper from Google, one of the biggest companies in the world building, deploying, and promoting generative AI.  The paper, “Generative AI Misuse: A Taxonomy of Tactics and Insights from… Continue Reading

The Jiggle Is Up: Bosses Bust Workers Who Fake Computer Activity

WSJ via MSN: “It’s getting harder to outsmart the digital minders at work. The rise of remote work and, in turn, employee-monitoring software sparked a boom in mouse and keyboard jigglers and other hacks to help staffers fake computer activity—often so they can step away to do laundry or a school pickup. Now some companies… Continue Reading

Considering the Ethics of AI Assistants

Tech Policy Press: “…Just a couple of weeks before Pichai took the stage, in April, Google DeepMind published a paper that boasts 57 authors, including experts from a range of disciplines from different parts of Google, including DeepMind, Jigsaw, and Google Research, as well as researchers from academic institutions such as Oxford, University College London,… Continue Reading

9 of largest banks in the world are settling a long-running lawsuit

The Daily Hodl: “JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and 7 Mega Banks Paying $46,000,000 [that’s Trillion] Over Alleged Conspiracy To Rig Trillion-Dollar Derivatives Market… Lawyers representing investors have filed for preliminary approval of a $46 million cash settlement against JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, NatWest and… Continue Reading

Wildlife Protections Take a Back Seat to SpaceX’s Ambitions

“A New York Times investigation found that Elon Musk exploited federal agencies’ [no paywall] competing missions to achieve his goals for space travel. As Elon Musk’s Starship — the largest rocket ever manufactured — successfully blasted toward the sky last month, the launch was hailed as a giant leap for SpaceX and the United States’… Continue Reading