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Daily Archives: February 2, 2020

Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated January 2020

Via LLRXCompetitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated January 2020Sabrina I. Pacifici has completely revised and updated her guide, which she first published in 2006 and has updated regularly since that time. A wide range of free and low cost sites with expertly sourced content specific to researchers focused on business, finance, government data, legislation, legal research, analysis and news from the U.S .and around the world, are highlighted and their value described. The resources in this guide are the work of corporate, government, academic, news organizations, advocacy groups and subject matter experts, many of whom use open source applications. This guide is pertinent to professionals who are actively engaged in employing a balanced yet diverse group of reliable, expert, actionable sources for their daily research.

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues February 1, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues February 1, 2020 – Privacy and security 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… Continue Reading

Principled Artificial Intelligence

Fjeld, Jessica and Achten, Nele and Hilligoss, Hannah and Nagy, Adam and Srikumar, Madhulika, Principled Artificial Intelligence: Mapping Consensus in Ethical and Rights-Based Approaches to Principles for AiI (January 15, 2020). Berkman Klein Center Research Publication No. 2020-1.  “The rapid spread of artificial intelligence (AI) systems has precipitated a rise in ethical and human rights-based… Continue Reading

How to Change Your Off-Facebook Activity Settings

EFF: “Facebook’s long-awaited Off-Facebook Activity tool started rolling out today. While it’s not a perfect measure, and we still need stronger data privacy laws, this tool is a good step toward greater transparency and user control regarding third-party tracking. We hope other companies follow suit, and we encourage users to take advantage of it. This tutorial will guide… Continue Reading

Visualising the amount of microplastic we eat

Reuters Graphic – A plateful of plastic – Visualising the amount of microplastic we eat – “Microscopic pieces of plastic have been discovered in the most remote locations, from the depths of the ocean to Arctic ice. Another place that plastic is appearing is inside our bodies. We’re breathing microplastic, eating it and drinking plastic-infused… Continue Reading

GSA launches public campaign to battle bots, fake comments from online rulemaking forums

Follow up to previous posting – Deepfake Bot Submissions to Federal Public Comment Websites Cannot Be Distinguished from Human Submissions – via Federal News Network – “The General Services Administration kicked off a public effort this week to modernize the federal e-rulemaking process, with a special emphasis on how agencies should respond to an ever-growing number… Continue Reading

The fact-checker’s dilemma

NeimanLab – Humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don’t fit their worldview – “Human cognition is inseparable from the unconscious emotional responses that go with it.” By Adrian Bardon – “Something is rotten in the state of American political life. The U.S. (among other nations) is increasingly characterized by highly polarized, informationally insulated ideological… Continue Reading

IMF eLibrary now free to all users

“On January 1, the International Monetary Fund made the eLibrary free to all users.  IMF eLibrary is an electronic research platform that provides comprehensive access to the IMF’s publications and data.  More than 21,000 publications are available for online reading, downloading, printing or sharing.  The platform offers: archive to 1946 citation and annotation tools personal… Continue Reading

Attacking a Pay Wall That Hides Public Court Filings

The New York Times – “The federal judiciary has built an imposing pay wall around its court filings, charging a preposterous 10 cents a page for electronic access to what are meant to be public records. A pending lawsuit could help tear that wall down. The costs of storing and transmitting data have plunged, approaching… Continue Reading