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Daily Archives: June 6, 2021

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 6, 2021

Via LLRXPete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 6, 2021 – 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: Two New Laws Restrict Police Use of DNA Search Method; On the Taxonomy and Evolution of Ransomware; Amazon’s Ring Finally Discloses Police Requests; and The Limits of Law and AI.

Masked by Trust: Bias in Library Discovery

Matthew Reidsrow is the Web Services Librarian at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His research interests are user experience, usability, online privacy and security, and design ethics. Library Journal named him a “Mover and Shaker…” His new book is  New Book: Masked by Trust: Bias in Library Discovery: “Library discovery systems struggle with… Continue Reading

New Westlaw Feature Flags Weaknesses In Opponent’s Cases and Arguments

LawSites: “A feature launched this week in Westlaw Edge is designed to help legal professionals more easily identify law that is contrary o their opponents’ arguments. Called Quick Check Contrary Authority Identification, the feature helps find cases that may be helpful in arguing against an opponent’s filing and prioritizes them in search results, according to… Continue Reading

The Contestation of Tech Ethics: A Sociotechnical Approach to Ethics and Technology in Action

The Contestation of Tech Ethics: A Sociotechnical Approach to Ethics and Technology in Action, Ben Green via “Recent controversies related to topics such as fake news, privacy, and algorithmic bias have prompted increased public scrutiny of digital technologies and soul-searching among many of the people associated with their development. In response, the tech industry,… Continue Reading

‘If publishers become afraid, we’re in trouble’: publishing’s cancel culture debate boils over

The Guardian”: “…On one side is the argument that if there is a market for a book, then it should be published, regardless of whether it falls in line with the views of staff. In 2017, Sam Jordison’s book Enemies of the People – about Brexit and Trump, and in favour of neither – was… Continue Reading

A Guide To Gender Identity Terms

NPR: “Issues of equality and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people — along with challenges to their rights — have become a major topic in the headlines. These issues can involve words and ideas and identities that are new to some. That’s why we’ve put together a glossary of terms relating to gender identity. Our… Continue Reading

People underestimate the value of persistence for creative performance

Kellog Institute: “Most people assume that lightbulb moment will arrive right away, when you’re feeling freshest. But according to new research, we’ve got it wrong. Across several studies, Loran Nordgren, a professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School, and Kellogg PhD alumnus Brian Lucas, now of Cornell University, discovered a widespread, persistent, and… Continue Reading

If Not Overturned, a Bad Copyright Decision Will Lead Many Americans to Lose Internet Access

EFF : “In going after internet service providers (ISPs) for the actions of just a few of their users, Sony Music, other major record labels, and music publishing companies have found a way to cut people off of the internet based on mere accusations of copyright infringement. When these music companies sued Cox Communications, an… Continue Reading