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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 14, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 14, 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 and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: A college student made an app to detect AI-written text; Identity Thieves Bypassed Experian Security to View Credit Reports; Adobe Uses Your Content to Train AI; Millions of Vehicles at Risk: and API Vulnerabilities Uncovered in 16 Major Car Brands.

The Style Guide for America’s Highways: The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

Beautiful Public Data: “Driving across America today, you will encounter a dizzying variety of cultures, landscapes, people and animals. But the one consistent thing that will stay the same from Maine to California are the signs you pass on the highway. And that is because America’s roads and highways have a big, fat style guide.… Continue Reading

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

NOAA – “The U.S. has sustained 341 weather and climate disasters since 1980 where overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion (including CPI adjustment to 2022). The total cost of these 341 events exceeds $2.475 trillion. In 2022, there were 18 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect the United States.… Continue Reading

Coastal Risk Screening Tool

“An interactive map showing areas threatened by sea level rise and coastal flooding. Combining the most advanced global model of coastal elevations with the latest projections for future flood levels. Flood maps are only as good as the elevation data they’re founded on. We used machine learning to develop CoastalDEM ®, a high-accuracy digital elevation… Continue Reading

World Weather Attribution

“Since 2015 the World Weather Attribution (WWA) initiative has been conducting real-time attribution analysis of extreme weather events as they happen around the world. This provides the public, scientists and decision-makers with the means to make clear connections between greenhouse gas emissions and impactful extreme weather events, such as storms, floods, heatwaves and droughts. We… Continue Reading

FlightAware

“FlightAware provides accurate real-time, historical and predictive flight insights to all segments of the aviation industry”. https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/ #Flightdelays #Transportation #Airlines #Aviation Continue Reading

Fierce ‘bomb cyclone’ to disrupt holiday travel, unleash Arctic outbreak

Washington Post: “Fierce ‘bomb cyclone’ to disrupt holiday travel, unleash Arctic outbreak. The storm could bring blizzard conditions, ‘life-threatening’ cold, extreme wind chills and travel headaches for large parts of the Lower 48 states. A massive storm system is set to snarl holiday travel and bring an onslaught of wintry weather to millions across the… Continue Reading

Cars New Total Cost of Ownership Tool for Electric Cars

Clean Technica: “We’ve written about the total cost of ownership of automobiles for a decade, comparing the total cost of ownership of electric cars to the total cost of ownership of fossil-powered cars. The short and sweet of it is that due to lower operational and maintenance costs, as well as higher value retention, electric… Continue Reading

You’re Being Lied to About Electric Cars

MotorTrend, Jonny Lieberman – Science has repeatedly shown EVs are better for humans, despite the meme you just retweeted. “I’ve heard all the supposed arguments. It seems every time anything even tangentially related to electric cars is published, certain people feel compelled to share their own research. You’ve probably heard it all, too: A Prius… Continue Reading

The Climate Impact of Your Neighborhood, Mapped

The New York Times: “New data shared with The New York Times reveals stark disparities in how different U.S. households contribute to climate change. Looking at America’s cities, a pattern emerges. Households in denser neighborhoods close to city centers tend to be responsible for fewer planet-warming greenhouse gases, on average, than households in the rest… Continue Reading

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Report

Regional Twelve-Year Bottleneck Analysis, December 2, 2022 – “Bottom Line Up Front: results of staff’s analyses show a complex set of occurrences, but with one persistent top-ranked bottleneck. Today’s presentation will look at: The PDA Suite bottleneck tool methodology, how options within the tool cause variations in results, and caveats; Observations on how choosing alternative… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 3, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 3, 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