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Daily Archives: July 25, 2022

LinkedIn privacy settings to change now

Washington Post: “You might not think of LinkedIn as a privacy risk, especially compared to the social networks that make lots of headlines for being naughty. LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, is where you share your resume with the world — information many members want to be visible, especially if they’re hunting for a job. But using LinkedIn comes with some exposure that may not be so obvious. For one: salespeople, crooks or stalkers could try to use the details you reveal on LinkedIn to target you with aggressive pitches, trick you into targeted phishing attacks or otherwise gain your confidence. You could also inadvertently leave breadcrumbs that suggest to your current employer that you’re on the hunt for a new job. Also, some of LinkedIn’s default settings make you less anonymous than other social networks. One that often shocks people: If you don’t adjust your visibility settings, other members can know when you’ve been looking at their profiles. LinkedIn has dozens of data, privacy and advertising settings you can control. Where to start? This guide takes you through the most important ones…” [Note – LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft]

Tracking Heat Metrics

Center for Data Innovation: “Researchers at Boston University have created a dataset tracking heat metrics across the contiguous United States from 2000 to 2020. The dataset contains daily estimates of each counties’ minimum and maximum temperatures as well as dew-point temperatures, heat indexes, and wet-bulb globe temperatures, which are metrics that use data on factors… Continue Reading

Gmail is getting a machine learning boost for smarter searches

TechRadarPro: “Searching for emails in Gmail is due to get “more accurate and circumstantial… suggestions.” Previously, search results have relied on things like chips, filters, and operators to help you find that elusive email, but machine learning is soon to make it easier to find what you need. This can be great if you know… Continue Reading July 2022 New, Tip, and Top – Part II

In Custodia Legis – July 25, 2022 by Robert Brammer – “In early July, Andrew wrote about feedback driven improvements that have been added to, such as adding the ability to browse committee hearing transcripts. In this release, the team continues the work of improving the accessibility of Now, when you access… Continue Reading

The Counter-Revolutions Driving Politics & Policy

Backlash – Memehlman Castagnetti slide deck: “Politics and policy move in cycles. The pendulum swings from growing government to conservative retrenchment, less regulation to stronger oversight, Democratic leadership to Republican. Momentum is shifting again. There are four key backlashes to recent trends that businesses and investors must understand and navigate to succeed in 2023-24…” Continue Reading

Paper books linked to stronger readers in an international study

The Hechinger Report: “An Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study across approximately 30 countries found that teens who said they most often read paper books scored considerably higher on a 2018 reading test taken by 15-year-olds compared to teens who said they rarely or never read books. Even among students of similar socioeconomic… Continue Reading