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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 25, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 25, 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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Canceling subscriptions is notoriously difficult. A proposed FTC rule wants to change that; Analysts share 8 ChatGPT security predictions for 2023; It’s impossible to review security cameras in the age of breaches and ransomware; and TikTok parent ByteDance owns a bunch of other popular apps. Seems relevant!

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan Issues Sweeping Subpoenas to Universities Studying Misinformation

Pro Publica: “In the subpoenas, Jordan asserted that the schools may have contributed to the Biden administration’s “censorship regime by advising on so-called misinformation. House Republicans have sent letters to at least three universities and a think tank requesting a broad range of documents related to what it says are the institutions’ contributions to the… Continue Reading

LinkedIn Releases New AI Tool to Help Create Your Profile

Gizmodo: “LinkedIn is using generative AI to simplify the process of writing job listings, filling out resumes, and updating your profile, the company announced on Wednesday. The new feature will be similar to ChatGPT and the company said in a press release that it will “unlock opportunities” and “elevate your career.” The AI option will… Continue Reading

Understanding Antisemitism on Twitter After Musk

“New research from CASM Technology and ISD has found a major and sustained spike in antisemitic posts on Twitter since the company’s takeover by Elon Musk on October 27, 2022. Powered by the award-winning digital analysis technology Beam – and based on a powerful hate speech detection methodology combining over twenty leading machine-learning models –… Continue Reading

Decentralized Social Media Rises as Twitter Melts Down

IEEE Spectrum: “Mastodon is just the start—here comes the Fediverse.Is the future of social media decentralized? That question might’ve felt absurd a few years ago, but the Fediverse is challenging long-held assumptions about how social media should work. The Fediverse, unlike the social networks that rose to dominance over the last two decades, is a… Continue Reading

Microsoft’s new share button makes it easy to show people what Bing AI is saying

The Verge: “The company also said it’s made the chatbot’s ‘Balanced’ mode faster. Microsoft is trying to make it easier to share your experiences with its GPT-4-powered Bing Chat by adding a button that lets you post the AI’s response to Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. People have already been sharing the interesting (and sometimes upsetting)… Continue Reading

This Is Why You Feel Existential Dread When You Open Instagram and TikTok

Gizmodo: “In Meganets: How Digital Forces Beyond Our Control Commandeer Our Daily Lives and Inner Realities, David Auerbach argues the the distinctly modern feeling of a loss of control over our lives is the result of these new online forces. The vast influence of Facebook, Google, TikTok, and other tech giants is neither in the… Continue Reading

LinkedIn is adding AI tools for generating profile copy and job descriptions

The Verge: “LinkedIn is expanding its suite of artificial intelligence features, this time adding tools that will generate content for user profiles and job descriptions. One tool announced today will scan user profiles for skills and experiences and spit out suggested copy or summaries to add to other profile sections. The company says it still… Continue Reading

Don’t get hacked on Facebook. Do these 6 things now.

Washington Post: “Everyone is a potential target for hackers on Facebook. Even you. Grandparents who only post the occasional photos, people checking in on their neighborhood groups, and Gen Zers who think they can spot a scam a mile away are all vulnerable. We know because it is overwhelmingly the biggest problem we hear about… Continue Reading

I tried 4 of the best AI productivity tools for a week to make my job easier

..but they just made my life harder – Business Insider – “Insider’s Aaron Mok used four AI tools in a week to see if they would enhance his productivity. Many workers are using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to help make their jobs easier. Labor experts agree that AI tools can make workers more productive. AI tools like… Continue Reading

Why Are We Letting the AI Crisis Just Happen?

The Atlantic: “New AI systems such as ChatGPT, the overhauled Microsoft Bing search engine, and the reportedly soon-to-arrive GPT-4 have utterly captured the public imagination. ChatGPT is the fastest-growing online application, ever, and it’s no wonder why. Type in some text, and instead of getting back web links, you get well-formed, conversational responses on whatever… Continue Reading