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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 8, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 8, 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

Be Smart. Shop Safe. We created this guide to help you shop for safe, secure connected products.

“Welcome to Mozilla’s *Privacy Not Included buyer’s guide. Our goal is to help you shop smart—and safe—for products that connect to the internet. In 2017, when we first started *Privacy Not Included, we didn’t know if people would be interested in a guide about the privacy and security of connected toys, gadgets, and smart home… Continue Reading

Facebook Papers – Here’s What They Say About the Ranking Algorithms That Control Your News Feed

This piece is part of Gizmodo’s ongoing effort to make the Facebook Papers available to the public. See the full directory of documents here. “…Today, as part of a rolling effort to make the Facebook Papers available publicly, Gizmodo is releasing a second batch of documents—37 files in all. In our first drop, we shared… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 30, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 30, 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 complex… Continue Reading

Companies lose your data and then nothing happens

Vox: “…High-profile data breaches have been in the headlines for years. In 2013, Target lost the credit card, debit card, and other information of tens of millions of customers. In 2018, Marriott disclosed a data breach that impacted up to 500 million people; in 2020, it got hit again. In 2021, hackers got a bunch… Continue Reading

The Law of Social Roles for The Platform Internet

Mazzurco, Sari, The Law of Social Roles for The Platform Internet (February 21, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4040152 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4040152 “Social roles are integral to social life. Roles like teacher, judge, and employee help people navigate interactions by supplying them with meaning—specifically, societal expectations about actors’ appropriate behaviors in a particular relationship. In the emergent… Continue Reading

Algorithms, lies, and social media

NiemanLab: Achieving a more transparent and less manipulative online media may well be the defining political battle of the 21st century. “There was a time when the internet was seen as an unequivocal force for social good. It propelled progressive social movements from Black Lives Matter to the Arab Spring; it set information free and… Continue Reading

You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet, Just in a Different Way

The New York Times – “Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage….Now tracking has shifted to what is known as “first party” tracking. With this method, people are not being trailed from app to app or site to site. But companies… Continue Reading