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Daily Archives: November 12, 2023

How To Translate Websites in Any Browser

Gizmodo: “We live in a multilingual world, which is represented in the billions of pages published on the web—but just because a website isn’t written in your native tongue doesn’t mean that you can’t read it. All of the most popular browsers come with translation tools built-in on desktop and mobile, so you don’t have to limit your reading to sites in your own language. Here’s how it works on four of the most well-known web browsers.”

ChatGPT is a Remarkable Tool – For Experts

Amos Azaria, Rina Azoulay, Shulamit Reches; ChatGPT is a Remarkable Tool—For Experts. Data Intelligence 2023; doi: “This paper investigates the capabilities of ChatGPT as an automated assistant in diverse domains, including scientific writing, mathematics, education, programming, and healthcare. We explore the potential of ChatGPT to enhance productivity, streamline problem-solving processes, and improve writing style.… Continue Reading

Human Rights Declined in 3 out of 4 Countries since Global Rule of Law Recession Began in 2016

“The rule of law has once again eroded in a majority of countries this year, according to the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2023. More than 6 billion people live in a country where the rule of law weakened between 2022 and 2023.  Since authoritarian trends pushed the world into a rule… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 11, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 11, 2023 Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, 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


ParrotNet “is a European network of scientists, practitioners and policy-makers dedicated to research on invasive parrots, their impacts and the challenges they present. Our network is working to better understand why parakeets are highly successful invaders, how we can predict their agricultural, economic, societal and ecological impacts across Europe, and the means to mitigate them,… Continue Reading

It’s Still Easy for Anyone to Become You at Experian

Krebs on Security – “In the summer of 2022, KrebsOnSecurity documented the plight of several readers who had their accounts at big-three consumer credit reporting bureau Experian hijacked after identity thieves simply re-registered the accounts using a different email address. Sixteen months later, Experian clearly has not addressed this gaping lack of security. I know… Continue Reading

The Fascinating World of Festschrifts

Infofilia: Celebrating Linda C. Smith, the Renaissance Scholar of Library and information Science – “Today, we meet another living polymath, the library, and information sciences, interdisciplinary scholar Linda C. Smith, Professor Emerita, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In the 1970s, Linda was already investigating the potential of artificial intelligence for libraries and… Continue Reading

Paying for News: What Google and Meta Owe US Publishers — Draft Working Paper

Paying for News: What Google and Meta Owe US Publishers — Draft Working Paper, Working Paper #1 Patrick Holder, Haaris Mateen, Anya Schiffrin, Haris Tabakovic Overview – Paper “This paper estimates the payment that Facebook and Google Search platforms would owe to news publishers for the use of news content, if the Journalism Competition &… Continue Reading