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Daily Archives: November 13, 2022

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 12, 2022 

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 12, 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 focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Researchers Devise Wi-Peep Drone That Can ‘See Through Walls’; Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month Anything More Than PR?; The Fallout From the First Trial of a Corporate Executive for ‘Covering Up’ a Data Breach; and What to Do When You’ve Been Hacked.

TIME The Best Inventions of 2022

“Every year for over two decades, TIME editors have highlighted the 100 most impactful new products and ideas. This year, in a rapidly shifting world, innovation boomed. So in 2022, for the first time ever, we selected the year’s 200 Best Inventions. To compile the list, we solicited nominations from TIME’s editors and correspondents around… Continue Reading

Thinking together Steps to an ecology of mind

Subconscious – Gordon Brander / on Substack: “While analyzing a global history databank spanning 10,000 years, Shin, et al found a disconcerting pattern. Civilizations scale until they are overwhelmed by the information environment they create. This is The Information Scaling Threshold. Throughout the Holocene, societies developed additional layers of administration and more information-rich instruments for… Continue Reading

Ocean plastics: How much do rich countries contribute by shipping their waste overseas?

Our World Data – Hannah Ritchi: “Many countries ship plastic waste overseas. How much of the world’s waste is traded, and how big is its role in the pollution of our oceans? Most of the plastic that enters the oceans from land comes from rivers in Asia. More than 80% of it.Only a small amount… Continue Reading

Climate TRACE

“Climate TRACE is a global non-profit coalition created to make meaningful climate action faster and easier by independently tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with unprecedented detail and speed. We harness satellite imagery and other forms of remote sensing, artificial intelligence, and collective data science expertise to track human-caused GHG emissions with unprecedented detail and speed.… Continue Reading

National-scale maps of carbon stored in wetland soil across all interior and coastal settings were created from harmonized public datasets

USGS: “These datasets represent a revised national scale estimate of wetland soil carbon stock assessments by improving representation of soil organic carbon densities. Carbon storage in wetland soils can have physical influences on water flow, water retention, and biogeochemical cycles and thus are critical to water models that guide decisions that affect downstream users. The… Continue Reading

The world has nine years to prevent climate catastrophe

“A major paper released on the sidelines of the COP27 climate summit in Egypt has started a countdown. At the current rate of global emissions, the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels will likely be permanently out of reach in nine years, the study found.  The paper,… Continue Reading

Internet Archives – We have added a Mastodon Server

“The Internet Archive has recently set up its own Mastodon server– a federated/decentralized open source social media package– that has garnered lots of attention lately.We use it in ways that we use twitter now (we are not leaving twitter): • @[email protected] for events, announcements, and fun things • Staff accounts (e.g. my account @[email protected]) for,… Continue Reading

New feature to help people navigate the energy crisis in Europe

Google Blog: “Europe is gearing up for a challenging winter – with rising prices and pressures on the European grid, driven by Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine, further driving the need for secure, reliable, sustainable and affordable energy sources. We know that energy security and affordability are top of mind for many across Europe right… Continue Reading