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LinkedIn – new tools to discover & share insights & expertise, accessibility

5 Need to Know New Products (1) Searching for the best knowledge across LinkedIn – “Every minute incredible conversations are taking place on LinkedIn. Millions of professionals around the world come together to share & exchange ideas in pursuit of their professional goals & aspirations. From discussing macroeconomic trends to career conversations, experts and like-minded professionals across all industries and geographies come to share their unique experiences and insights. To help members find the most valuable conversations, we have been investing heavily in content search and discovery. Now, when you search for news, topics, or trends you’ll see posts from people you’re connected with or following, as well as, relevant creators on LinkedIn. If you’re interested in a particular topic (such as web3 or Elon Musk Twitter deal) when you search for it you’ll see the latest insights, expert opinions, and other breaking news. From finding the right people, communities, companies, jobs, or content, you can now make progress on any professional goal by simply searching for the topic you have in mind. We also hear from members that they want to re-discover posts they’ve seen, and we made it much easier. If you’re looking for something that you’ve seen before on Feed, you can now search with the creator’s name and keywords in their post…

  • Enhancing Audio Events with real-time captions
  • Learn new skills in real-time conversations with experts
  • Service providers can now share their reviews to reap the benefits of word-of-mouth
  • Personalize your creator profile with unique referral links…

The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?

Via LLRX – The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach? – Cybersecurity scholar Scott J. Shackelford discusses how the FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete software. It’s part of a government… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 23, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 23, 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

This Is What Happens When There Are Too Many Meetings

The Atlantic: “For the new study, workers allowed Microsoft to track their “keyboard events”—a funny euphemism for sending emails or engaging with productivity applications on a work computer. While most people didn’t show a third mountain of work in the evening, 30 percent did. They were working almost as much at 10 p.m. as they… Continue Reading

Microsoft updates Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint to be hybrid work ready

The Verge: “Microsoft was one of the first companies to warn other businesses that the pandemic would forever change work habits. Two years later, Microsoft has embraced remote work both in its products and in practice with regard to how and where its employees get work done. Today it’s announcing changes to Microsoft Teams, Outlook,… Continue Reading

A new iron curtain is descending across Russia’s Internet

Washington Post: “Advocates of an open, globally connected Internet long have worried that a major country or region would break away from the Web amid geopolitical strife, dashing hopes of a seamless network capable of uniting a fractious world. Little more than a week into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world is coming closer to… Continue Reading

Secure your Microsoft account so it’s hard to get into

Popular Science: Keep your digital property safe. “If you’ve installed Windows 10 or 11, bought Microsoft Office, or set up an Outlook email address, chances are you have a Microsoft account. This hub ties together everything you do with Microsoft’s software, from Microsoft Edge to OneDrive. With so much important digital data inside this account,… Continue Reading

How to run Windows on your Mac computer

CNET: “Even Mac users completely satisfied with their computers may have times when they need to run Windows. Maybe they need to run software that’s only available on Windows. But whatever the reason, Apple makes it surprisingly easy to run Windows on your Mac. If you have an Intel-based Mac with enough storage, and the… Continue Reading

How to Get Free Microsoft Office for Students

Make Use Of: “Microsoft Office is the most widely used suite of office tools. It includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation program, and several other tools. The company also sells different plans designed for non-profit, business, or personal usage. If you are a school administrator, teacher, or student, you might be eligible… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 11, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 11, 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