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Google privacy settings to change now

Washington Post: “Whether you have a little or a lot of Google in your life, you should stay on top of these account settings. There’s probably a little bit of Google in every part of your life. The company hosts a sprawling network of tools and apps we use for everything — from school assignments and work emails, to watching how-to videos and making calls. The good news is that Google has tried to collect its most important privacy settings into one place, which means you can protect your data in Gmail and Google-owned YouTube at the same time….”

How to Hide Your House From Nosy People on Google Maps

Lifehacker: “With the rise of increasingly convenient features such as street-level 360º photos available on Google Maps and other competing mapping services, there’s always a risk your personal data will be captured in a publicly available photo in a way you’d rather avoid—whether than means the outside of your house or the location where you… Continue Reading

Stop Using the Same Password on Multiple Sites! No. Really

PCMag: “When you reuse passwords, a hacker can access multiple services, which might explain why many of our survey respondents have been victims of cybercrimes. If there’s anything we repeat constantly at PCMag, it’s the need for everyone to take cybersecurity seriously. And while that is arguably on the upswing, a large swath of the… Continue Reading

Facebook Rolls Out News Feed Change That Blocks Watchdogs from Gathering Data

The Markup, Gabriel Hongsdusit: ” The tweak, which targets the code in accessibility features for visually impaired users, drew ire from researchers and those who monitor the platform By Corin Faife Facebook has begun rolling out an update that is interfering with watchdogs monitoring the platform. The Markup has found evidence that Facebook is adding changes… Continue Reading

A web tool that converts PDF scientific papers into HTML

Boing Boing: “The folks at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence just released an intriguing tool — “Paper to HTML”, which lets you upload a scientific paper and it turns it into an HTML web page. The goal, as they wrote in their email, is to improve accessibility: Screen-readers and accessibility tech usually finds it a… Continue Reading

America’s new remote-work havens: 20 cities that pursue faraway jobs

LinkedIn: “Jess Lupo loves Orlando, and not just because of the warm, sunny climate. It’s her old college town, and that means lots of friends from her days at the University of Central Florida are nearby.The job scene, however, is a little trickier, especially for ambitious college graduates like her. Orlando’s biggest employer is Disney… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 18, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 18, 2021 – Privacy and security 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

The external wealth of nations database

Brookings – Editor’s Note: “For the past several years, Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, now a senior fellow in the Hutchins Center at Brookings, and Philip Lane, now chief economist of the European Central Bank, have been curating a database on external financial assets and liabilities for more than 200 countries that stretches back to 1970—the External… Continue Reading