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Daily Archives: April 23, 2023

Privacy Guides – Search Engines

Recommended Search Engines: “Use a search engine that doesn’t build an advertising profile based on your searches. The recommendations here are based on the merits of each service’s privacy policy. There is no guarantee that these privacy policies are honored. Consider using a VPN or Tor if your threat model requires hiding your IP address from the search provider.” [Note – Privacy Guides is a non-profit, socially motivated website that provides information for protecting your data security and privacy.”

Personalized AI-Written Spam May Soon Be Flooding Your Inbox

Gizmodo: “…Now, the arms race between spam blockers and spam senders is about to escalate with the emergence of a new weapon: generative artificial intelligence. With recent advances in AI made famous by ChatGPT, spammers could have new tools to evade filters, grab people’s attention and convince them to click, buy or give up personal… Continue Reading

Report Censorship

American Library Association: “ALA, established in 1876, has a longstanding commitment to defend intellectual freedom in libraries. Even before the formal adoption of the Library Bill of Rights in 1939, ALA has provided support, guidance, and resources to librarians faced with censorship. Since 1990, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has maintained a database on… Continue Reading

StreetPass – Find your people on Mastodon

“StreetPass is a browser extension that helps you find your people on Mastodon. Here’s how it works: Mastodon users verify themselves by adding a custom link to their personal site. StreetPass lets you know when you’ve found one of these links, and adds them to your StreetPass list. Browse the web as usual. StreetPass will… Continue Reading

Florida school district bans dozens of books based on proposed bill

Judd at Popular Information: “Schools in Clay County, Florida, are withholding dozens of books from students, citing legislation that has been proposed but not approved by the state legislature or signed into law.  In a spreadsheet published by the Clay County school district listing the status of challenged books, 55 titles were categorized as “Pending… Continue Reading

Submarine Cable Map 2023

“This new edition, Submarine Cable Map 2023, depicts 529 cable systems and 1,444 landings that are currently active or under construction. North America is seeing increasing diversity in submarine cable landing locations. New cables are coming into places like Virginia Beach and Myrtle Beach on the U.S. East Coast. On the West Coast, the first… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 22, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 22, 2023 – 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… Continue Reading

WHO releases the largest global collection of health inequality data

“Today, WHO is launching the Health Inequality Data Repository, the most comprehensive global collection of publicly available disaggregated data and evidence on population health and its determinants. The repository allows for tracking health inequalities across population groups and over time, by breaking down data according to group characteristics, ranging from education level to ethnicity. The… Continue Reading