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Daily Archives: January 8, 2023

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 8, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 8, 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: The Hidden Cost of Cheap TVs; Cloud email services bolster encryption against hackers; Did ChatGPT Write That? College Kid Creates AI Essay Detector; and the FBI’s Perspective on Ransomware.

How microplastics are infiltrating the food you eat

BBC: “Microplastics have infiltrated every part of the planet. They have been found buried in Antarctic sea ice, within the guts of marine animals inhabiting the deepest ocean trenches, and in drinking water around the world. Plastic pollution has been found on beaches of remote, uninhabited islands and it shows up in sea water samples… Continue Reading


“ArchivedWeb was born our of the necessity of people to search the web’s cached pages. Google is full of awesome search functionality which is hidden inside their engine, cache search is one of these functions. Of course going through their documentation and knowing how to use the computer, everyone can find out how to search… Continue Reading

Coastal Risk Screening Tool

“An interactive map showing areas threatened by sea level rise and coastal flooding. Combining the most advanced global model of coastal elevations with the latest projections for future flood levels. Flood maps are only as good as the elevation data they’re founded on. We used machine learning to develop CoastalDEM ®, a high-accuracy digital elevation… Continue Reading

Training Contract Review Systems

“A dataset of merger agreements with rich expert annotations, Merger Agreement Understanding Dataset (MAUD) v1 is a corpus of 47,000+ labels in 152 merger agreements that have been manually labeled under the supervision of experienced lawyers to identify 92 questions in each agreement used by the 2021 American Bar Association (ABA) Public Target Deal Points… Continue Reading

2022 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Competition

Colossal – Nature’s Diversity is Captured in Minuscule Detail: “Among the winning images of the Close-Up Photographer of the Year contest, frilly slime mold stems from leaves, elegant insects splay colorful wings, and microscopic patterns create vivid abstractions. Now in its fourth year, the competition attracted more than 9,000 entries from 54 countries. The overall… Continue Reading

The Right to Equal Protection and Fourth Amendment Rights Are Distinct Rights

Courts Must Protect Both: “On behalf of MACDL, Attorney Wood and a team of attorneys from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr recently filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Judicial Court to fully enforce people’s rights not to be targeted for stops based on their race, regardless of whether the police have reasonable suspicion.… Continue Reading

Emergency measures needed to rescue Great Salt Lake from ongoing collapse

BYU Report – Great Salt Lake is facing unprecedented danger. “Without a dramatic increase in water flow to the lake in 2023 and 2024, its disappearance could cause immense damage to Utah’s public health, environment, and economy. This briefing provides background and recommends emergency measures. The choices we make over the next few months will… Continue Reading