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Daily Archives: March 22, 2020

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues March 22, 2020

Via LLRXPete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues March 22, 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 and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Critics see Trump health data rules as boon for big tech; Scammers use robocalls to falsely offer free coronavirus test kits and low-priced health insurance; Letter Carriers Say the Postal Service Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms; The Coronavirus Crisis Is Showing Us How to Live Online; and How coronavirus COVID-19 is accelerating the future of work.

DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

Politico: “The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States. Documents reviewed by POLITICO detail the department’s requests to lawmakers on a host… Continue Reading

Data Reveals the True Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Wired –  In some countries, satellite images, internet speed, and traffic information reveal what governments won’t. “As the coronavirus crisis engulfs the planet, some think that using official data to make sense of the situation only helps so much. Governments might be deliberately obfuscating what is going on in the country—as China did in the… Continue Reading

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Wired –  “No Purell? No problem! When disinfecting gel sells out everywhere, you can just make some yourself with stuff you (maybe) already have at home. Properly scrubbing your hands is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and viruses, and to ensure you don’t get sick yourself. But if you… Continue Reading

Readers stuck at home need books and community. Here’s how to access them.

Washington Post – “If there’s a silver lining to the sudden need to hunker down as the novel coronavirus upends normal life, it’s that maybe — finally — you’ll have time to read. Provided you have enough books. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to access new reading material without leaving the house, and to… Continue Reading

National Geo on COVID-19, Home Schooling, Fake News, and Real Data – Bonus Tips on WFH

The National Geographic has a wealth of up-to-date resources that cover the global impact of COVID-19. Sections include: background and update in the virus in specific countries along with the impact on societies, that status of national parks (yes many are open but NatGeo provides reasons not to visit), graphics and data delivered with focused,… Continue Reading

YouTube Learning

“Welcome to, a destination designed to inspire and instruct that brings you the highest quality educational content on YouTube. Here you will find Learning Playlists, which organize content into chapters and are designed to facilitate focused study, YouTube Learning Originals to spark your curiosity, and curated playlists ranging in subjects from physics to film… Continue Reading