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We Found 650,000 Ways Advertisers Label You

Via LLRX – We Found 650,000 Ways Advertisers Label You – If you spend any time online, you probably have some idea that the digital ad industry is constantly collecting data about you, including a lot of personal information, and sorting you into specialized categories so you’re more likely to buy the things they advertise… Continue Reading

Thomson Reuters Future of Professionals Report

“Thomson Reuters a global content and technology company, today released its Future of Professionals Report. The survey of more than 1,200 individuals working internationally shares the predicted impact that generative AI will have on the future of professional work. The survey showed 67% of respondents believe AI will have a transformational or high impact on… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 19, 2023

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 19, 2023 – 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

Your résumé isn’t the only thing popular job sites evaluate

Washington Post: “…Job seekers…say they’re increasingly struggling to find positions and cut through the hundreds of applications targeted at one job on popular sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter and LinkedIn. Many are convinced that job-matching features powered by artificial intelligence on these sites don’t always work in their favor. In some instances, AI recommendation systems are… Continue Reading

More Income for the Supreme Court: Million-Dollar Book Deals

The New York Times [free to read]: “The deals have become highly lucrative for the justices, including for those who used court staff members to help research and promote their books. Only three months into Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s first Supreme Court term, she announced a book deal negotiated by the same powerhouse lawyer who… Continue Reading

Amazon’s palm-scanning payment system is coming to all Whole Foods stores by the end of the year

Fast Company [so this is scary – 500 stores – palm recognition is the new facial recognition?]: “Amazon has announced that its palm-scanning payment technology, called Amazon One, will roll out to all 500-plus Whole Foods locations by the end of 2023. Amazon first introduced the contactless Amazon One payment system in 2020, but its… Continue Reading

The Digital Psychology of Persuasion

Via LLRX – The Digital Psychology of Persuasion – Kevin Novak, digital strategist and CEO with extensive experience digitizing disparate collections at the Library of Congress, discusses the increasing importance of acknowledging and incorporating social proof into your marketing strategies to showcase the power of your brands and services. The recent wave of digital tools that… Continue Reading

Suicide Hotlines Promise Anonymity. Dozens of Their Websites Send Sensitive Data to Facebook

Via LLRX – Suicide Hotlines Promise Anonymity. Dozens of Their Websites Send Sensitive Data to Facebook – Reporter Colin Lecher and Data Journalist Jon Kreeger discuss how websites for mental health crisis resources across the country—which promise anonymity for visitors, many of whom are at a desperate moment in their lives—have been quietly sending sensitive visitor… Continue Reading