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Daily Archives: October 14, 2018

Powerful Women Talk About Power (And Powerlessness)

Cover – New York Magazine: “Women and Power is divided into four chapters that will be published throughout the week. The full list of stories is available here links will be added as new chapters are published.”


Anita Hill Won, Even Though She Lost

Lena Waithe Took the Emmy and Ran

Gloria Steinem Had to Convince Her Male Editors That Women Want Power

Dianne Feinstein, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, and Mazie Hirono Asked the Questions — Brett Kavanaugh Got Hysterical

Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, and Alicia Garza Are Taking Black Lives Matter to the Polls

Brynn Tannehill Leads Better As a Woman Than She Did As a Man

Stormy Daniels Didn’t Want to Be Anybody’s Hero

General Lori J. Robinson Got Out of the Wives’ Club

Samantha Bee Is Really Angry

Marjorie Dannenfelser Used Donald Trump to Get Even Closer to What She Wants: No More Abortions

Megyn Kelly Knew What She Was Doing When She Wore Those Spaghetti Straps

List of Every Animal Humans Currently Monitor Using Facial Recognition Technology

New York Magazine: “Facial recognition technology has some serious, persistent issues. These were clearly shown earlier this year when Amazon’s “Rekognition” mistakenly identified 28 members of Congress as criminals. The technology as a whole largely suffers both from inaccuracy and systemic bias. Regardless of who wields the technology or for what purpose, the algorithms use… Continue Reading

Genome Hackers Show No One’s DNA Is Anonymous Anymore

Wired: “In 2013, a young computational biologist named Yaniv Erlich shocked the research world by showing it was possible to unmask the identities of people listed in anonymous genetic databases using only an Internet connection. Policymakers responded by restricting access to pools of anonymized biomedical genetic data. An NIH official said at the time, “The… Continue Reading

New on LLRX for September and part of October

If you are not checking in on Pete’s weekly column on cyber security issues and privacy on LLRX – please take some time to read about what you are missing! Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, healthcare and medical issues, to name but a few. On… Continue Reading

A large new study finds people who grew up in book-filled homes have higher reading, math, and technological skills

Home Libraries Confer Long-Term Benefits – “We’ve known for a while that home libraries are strongly linked to children’s academic achievement. What’s less certain is whether the benefits they bestow have a long-term impact. A new large-scale study, featuring data from 31 countries, reports they do indeed. It finds the advantages of growing up in… Continue Reading

A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier

Brookings report – Half the world is now middle class or wealthier: “…Our “middle class” classification was first developed in 2010 and has been used by many researchers. While acknowledging that the middle class does not have a precise definition that can be globally applied, the threshold we use in this work has the following characteristics:… Continue Reading

Report – Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape

Via More in Common – Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape, October 2018, by Stephen Hawking, Daniel Yudkin, Miriam Juan-Torres, and Tim Dixon: “This report lays out the findings of a large-scale national survey of Americans about the current state of civic life in the United States. It provides substantial evidence of deep… Continue Reading

Criminal Justice Research Network (CJRN)

SSRN – “We are pleased to announce the creation of the Criminal Justice Research Network (CJRN), which focuses on 10 major areas of scholarship. SSRN’s newest network provides a worldwide online community for criminal justice scholars and for the sharing of ideas across a broad spectrum of early-stage research.SSRN had added a new collection of… Continue Reading

Initiatives whose goal is to fight fake news – restore trust in news

“Dozens of new initiatives have launched to confront fake news and the erosion of faith in the media, Axios’ Sara Fischer reports: The Trust Project, which is made up of dozens of global news companies, announced this morning that the number of journalism organizations using the global network’s “Trust Indicators” now totals 120, making it… Continue Reading

NYT Interactive – Every building in America – Where We Live

The New York Times – “On this page you will find maps showing almost every building in the United States…Created by Times graphic designer Derek Watkins and former Times editor Tim Wallace, the project relied on a Microsoft database of building footprints that The Times team turned into graphics, in which buildings are black and… Continue Reading