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Daily Archives: September 22, 2019

Free online tool identifies dangerous drug/supplement combinations

“Discover Supplement-Drug Interactions – Search our AI curated corpus of 1,923 supplements, 2,727 drugs and 55,946 interactions and explore the related research. Our work is not influenced by third parties. Supp.AI is a free service of the non-profit Allen Institute for AI.”

…Dietary and herbal supplements are popular but unregulated. Supplements can interact or interfere with the action of prescription or over-the-counter medications. Currently, it is difficult to find accurate and timely scientific evidence for these interactions. To solve this problem, Supp.AI automatically extracts evidence of supplement and drug interactions from the scientific literature and presents them here. To find out more about this work, please read our publication…”

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 22, 2019

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 22, 2019 – 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… Continue Reading

AAP Suit Seeks to Block Implementation of Audible Captions

Publishers Weekly – “The Association of American Publishers filed suit on August 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in a bid to stop Audible from moving ahead with its plans to implement its Audible Captions program. Under Captions, Audible will transcribe a book’s audio in order to create… Continue Reading

Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

The New York Times –  “The F.B.I. has used secret subpoenas to obtain personal data from far more companies than previously disclosed, newly released documents show. The requests, which the F.B.I. says are critical to its counterterrorism efforts, have raised privacy concerns for years but have been associated mainly with tech companies. Now, records show… Continue Reading

Edward Snowden’s First Adventures in Cyberspace – An excerpt

The Nation – Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s First Adventures in Cyberspace An excerpt from the whistleblower’s new memoir.  Excerpted from Permanent Record, by Edward Snowden, published September 17, 2019, by Henry Holt and Company. Copyright © 2019 by Edward Snowden. All rights reserved. “…Nowadays, connectivity is just presumed. smartphones, laptops, desktops, everything’s connected, always. Connected to… Continue Reading

Da Vinci’s Mechanical Lion Recreated

History Mystery Stream: “A mechanical lion made by Leonardo da Vinci which once paid dazzling homage to the King of France has been recreated 500 years after the master’s death. The wood, metal and rope lion is 6’7″ high and 9’10” long is now on display at the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. The lion… Continue Reading