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Daily Archives: September 11, 2022

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 10, 2022

Via LLRXPete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 10, 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. <strong>Four highlights from this week</strong>: U.S. bank regulator warns of crisis risk from fintech proliferation; Supply chain risk is a top security priority as confidence in partners wanes; FBI Warns Individuals Employed in the Healthcare Industry of the Ongoing Scam Involving the Impersonation of Law enforcement and Government; and IST to launch new guidance on security risks of telehealth and smart home integration.

Abortion Training for Medical Students and Residents

CRS  Insight – Abortion Training for Medical Students and Residents, September 7, 2022: “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision gives states greater discretion to restrict abortion, and a number of states have subsequently done so. This change has implications for medical training both for medical students attending medical school and… Continue Reading

The Insurrection Bar to Office: Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment

CRS Legal Sidebar – The Insurrection Bar to Office: Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment Updated September 7, 2022: “In the aftermath of the events of January 6, 2021,in and around the U.S. Capitol, there have been calls for accountability for those who participated, as well as for those who may have helped instigate it.… Continue Reading

Could the Internet Archive Go Out Like Napster?

Slate: “Two and a half years ago, the Internet Archive made a decision that pissed off a lot of writers—and embroiled it in a lawsuit that many netizens fear could weaken the archive, its finances, and its services long into the future. In March 2020, as bookstores and libraries joined other businesses in closing their… Continue Reading

A Prehistory of Social Media

Driscoll, Kevin. “A Prehistory of Social Media.” Issues in Science and Technology 38, no. 4 (Summer 2022): 20–23. “The standard account of internet history took shape in the early 1990s, as a mixture of commercial online services, university networks, and local community networks mutated into something bigger, more commercial, and more accessible to the general… Continue Reading

Google Patent Phrase Similarity Dataset

Kaggle: “This is a human rated contextual phrase to phrase matching dataset focused on technical terms from patents. In addition to similarity scores that are typically included in other benchmark datasets we include granular rating classes similar to WordNet, such as synonym, antonym, hypernym, hyponym, holonym, meronym, domain related. The dataset was used in the… Continue Reading

New data dashboard reporting street-level flooding in NYC gives real-time information on rising waters “New York City is girding itself for storm season, which, in the face of accelerating climate change, could mean more frequent and extreme storms like Hurricanes Henri and Ida, and local cloudbursts producing prodigious volumes of stormwater. The city has a new arrow in its quiver to confront these threats with greater resilience: An… Continue Reading

20 SPAM Statistics for 2022

DataProt: What’s On the Other Side of Your Inbox: “Did you check your spam folder lately? It’s like walking into a giant shopping mall where everyone wants you to buy their products, hire their services, or marry a Nigerian prince. Thousands upon thousands of emails, all encompassed under a common denominator. Spam. We’ve compiled 20… Continue Reading

Transacting in Person with Strangers from the Internet

Krebs on Security: “These safe trading places exist because sometimes in-person transactions from the Internet don’t end well for one or more parties involved. The website Craigslistkillers has catalogued news links for at least 132 murders linked to Craigslist transactions since 2015. Many of these killings involved high-priced items like automobiles and consumer electronics, where… Continue Reading

Quartz’s Best Companies for Remote Workers 2022

“What makes a company great for remote workers? Is it the perks? The wifi reimbursements? The virtual bonding events? The occasional in-person gatherings? The embrace of the diversity and flexibility that so many people are craving now? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes—plus effective leadership, warm colleagues, good managers, competitive pay, clear communication, helpful training,… Continue Reading