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Daily Archives: July 10, 2022

Why Microsoft Measures Employee Thriving, Not Engagement

Harvard Business Review: “One thing is clear: None of us are the same people today as we were prior to 2020. So, as our employees change, the ways we can best empower them need to evolve, too. At Microsoft, where we work on the People Analytics team, that means learning what the data can tell us about how our employees aspire to live their lives meaningfully. In particular, we landed on a new way of measuring thriving, at both work and outside of it, that goes beyond engagement only. In this article, we share how and why we came to this measurement — and how your own company can learn from our experiences…”

PEN America’s Index of School Book Bans

Center for Data Innovation: “PEN America, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to free expression through literature, has created a dataset tracking books banned or restricted in school classrooms and libraries in the United States from July 2021 to March 2022. The dataset contains the book’s name and author, the school district, the month of challenge… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 9, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 9, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity 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… Continue Reading

Sentence Rephraser

“Using machine learning, Ginger’s tools keep up to date with the way language usage evolves. Works across all websites, tools and devices. Get suggestions from Ginger while posting a Tweet, writing on Gmail, drafting a Word document, and anywhere you write..Ginger goes beyond spelling and grammar. It takes into account full sentences to suggest context-based… Continue Reading

Deleting files isn’t enough. Here’s how to properly erase hard drives.

Washington Post – “The right software can help. So can some power tools…just because you’ve deleted a file on your computer and emptied the Recycle Bin doesn’t mean it’s gone forever. Making sure those files are properly gone will take some extra work, but if you’re considering donating, selling, or even recycling an old computer… Continue Reading

How are cities planning for heat? Analysis of United States municipal plans

V Kelly Turner and Emma M French and John Dialesandro and Ariane Middel and David M Hondula and George Ban Weiss and Hana Abdellati, How are cities planning for heat? Analysis of United States municipal plans, Vol 17, No 6 Environmental Research Letters,2022. UCLA Newsroom: “…To assess heat planning, the researchers — from UCLA, Arizona… Continue Reading

Microplastics seep into our water and our bodies. These products may help

Fast Company – Microplastics are ubiquitous in our environment, but experts say we can take steps to reduce our exposure. ” The microplastics crisis is far worse than we first thought. For half a century, humans have incorporated plastic into every aspect of our lives, from kids’ toys to food packaging. Yet 91% of plastic… Continue Reading

Up to 90% of governmental websites include cookies of third-party tracke

IMDEA Networks: “Researchers Matthias Götze (TU Berlin), Srdjan Matic (IMDEA Software), Costas Iordanou (Cyprus University of Technology), Georgios Smaragdakis (TU Delft), and Nikolaos Laoutaris (IMDEA Networks) have presented at the ‘Web Science Conference’ the paper: “Measuring Web Cookies in Governmental Websites”, in which they investigate governmental websites of G20 countries and evaluate to what extent… Continue Reading