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Coronavirus Needs: How to Become a Health Literate Society

Here’s a complete guide on Health Literacy: “The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading across the world. For those who catch it, the vast majority will experience mild symptoms, but for a few it can cause severe disease and death. Some groups – like older people and those with pre-existing health conditions – are more vulnerable… Continue Reading

How to Get Books When Bookstores and Libraries Are Closed

The New York Times –  Even for people who have lost jobs or income during the coronavirus epidemic, there are books and reading material available online for free. “Readers who are used to spending their weekends in bookstores or libraries may be experiencing literary withdrawal. Many of these spaces have closed to mitigate the spread… Continue Reading

Thanks to Bookshop – No Reason to Buy Books on Amazon Anymore

InsideHook: “Independent bookstores around the country have a particularly clever lifeline, one perfectly suited to the unprecedented moment we find ourselves in. The strange part? It came into being just weeks before the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, and before the bookstores started closing up shop wondering if they’d reopen at… Continue Reading

FPF Offers New Resources on Privacy and Pandemics

“Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released a collection of  new publications and resources to help governments, educators, researchers, companies, and other organizations navigate essential privacy questions regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Global leaders responding to the coronavirus pandemic are increasingly relying on data from individuals and communities to analyze the virus’… Continue Reading

How Much Data Does Clearview Gather On People?

TechDirt – The Answer (Sadly) Will Not Surprise You – “Clearview’s facial recognition app links to a database of 4 billion pictures. And those photos are linked to all the data that got scraped up with them, culled (without permission) from sites like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn… pretty much anywhere people post photos and personal information. There’s… Continue Reading

A Feature on Zoom Secretly Displayed Data From People’s LinkedIn Profiles

The New York Times – After an inquiry from Times reporters, Zoom said it would disable a data-mining feature that could be used to snoop on participants during meetings without their knowledge. “For Americans sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the Zoom videoconferencing platform has become a lifeline, enabling millions of people to easily… Continue Reading

How to Digitize Your Most Important Documents

The New York Times – If you have some spare time at home and want a productive project, consider creating a digital archive of your personal papers.  “While this week’s World Backup Day is typically celebrated most by hard-drive makers and data-storage services, it’s supposed to make people remember to back up their computers. But… Continue Reading

Virtual Dives – An immersive 360 view of your national marine sanctuaries

NOAA: “Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight the amazing habitats, animals, and cultural resources you can find in each national marine sanctuary. Select which sanctuary you want to visit, scroll through the gallery, and click on a panorama to start… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Ventilator Projects and Resources and FAQ

GitHub – “An analyzed list of projects to make emergency ventilators in response to COVID-19, focusing on free-libre open source. PLEASE make pull requests or submit issues too add any project missing from this list. The comments are entirely my own (possibly not well-informed) opinions and are meant to be helpful to those looking for… Continue Reading