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Daily Archives: March 7, 2021

How to Use Microsoft Outlook as an RSS Feed Reader

HowToGeek: “RSS feeds are great for getting alerted to new articles on your favorite sites. But your personal time shouldn’t be taken up with reading work articles. Split your professional and personal subscriptions by adding work feeds to Microsoft Outlook instead. Managing feeds in Outlook is super easy, although it can only be done in… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 6, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 6, 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

Can a Vaccinated Person Still Spread the Coronavirus?: QuickTake

Bloomberg Law [paywall] – “Nine vaccines have proved effective at protecting people from developing symptoms of Covid-19, the disease that can result from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It’s not yet known, however, how well the inoculations prevent people from getting an asymptomatic infection or passing the virus on to others. Preliminary signs suggest they… Continue Reading

America, Your Privacy Settings Are All Wrong

The New York Times Editorial Board – Using an opt-in approach will help curb the excesses of Big Tech. “Despite what corporations profess, much of this personal data is used not to improve products themselves, but to make those products more attractive to advertisers. One straightforward solution is to let people opt in to data… Continue Reading

E-mail Is Making Us Miserable

The New Yorker – E-Mail is Making Us Miserable – by Cal Newport. “…To study the effects of e-mail, a team led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, hooked up forty office workers to wireless heart-rate monitors for around twelve days. They recorded the subjects’ heart-rate variability, a common technique for measuring mental… Continue Reading

How Did Absentee Voting Affect the 2020 U.S.Election?

How Did Absentee Voting Affect the 2020 U.S.Election? Jesse Yoder, Cassandra Handan-Nader, Andrew Myers,Tobias Nowacki, Daniel M. Thompson, Jennifer A. Wu,Chenoa Yorgason, and Andrew B. Hall, Democracy & Polarization Lab, Stanford University, March 5, 2021. “The 2020 U.S. election saw high turnout, a huge increase in absentee voting, and brought unified Democratic control at the… Continue Reading

Fighting the Infodemic: The #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance

Poynter – “Led by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute, the #CoronaVirusFacts / #DatosCoronaVirus Alliance unites more than 100 fact-checkers around the world in publishing, sharing and translating facts surrounding the new coronavirus. The Alliance was launched in January when the spread of the virus was restricted to China but already causing… Continue Reading

Weekly Driving Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels While Public Transport Drops 60%

Bumper Mobility Study: Weekly Driving Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels While Public Transport Drops 60%: “As the United States entered lockdown, Americans turned to their cars. Weekly average driving remains flat compared to pre-pandemic life, but walking and public transit use declined, according to a Bumper analysis of 2020 Apple Maps data. As Americans lean more… Continue Reading

Inside NYC’s dueling Van Gogh exhibits: Here’s which one’s the original

NY Post – “Vincent van Gogh fans are lost in the starry internet night of ticket sellers as two competing exhibits about the famed Dutch painter head to NYC.  There’s the large-scale animated projection exhibit “Immersive Van Gogh” and then there’s “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.” And the Better Business Bureau is warning New Yorkers… Continue Reading

Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

CDC – Association of State-Issued Mask Mandates and Allowing On-Premises Restaurant Dining with County-Level COVID-19 Case and Death Growth Rates — United States, March 1–December 31, 2020 Early Release / March 5, 2021 / 70 – “…Increases in COVID-19 case and death growth rates were significantly associated with on-premises dining at restaurants after indoor or… Continue Reading