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Daily Archives: February 23, 2023

How to delete your Twitter account and protect your data, too

ZDNet: “Even before all of the turmoil that’s plagued Twitter since Elon Musk’s takeover, there were many reasons why people wanted to leave it. From social media detoxes, to simply migrating to a new platform, the transition happens more than you might think. Now, since Elon Musk appears to be failing in his promise not to turn Twitter into a Hellscape, a new flood of individuals are looking for greener pastures. Given the chaos at the company, it’s more important than ever for you and your data to handle that exit the right way. Unlike most sites that we frequent on the web, leaving Twitter isn’t as simple as signing off for the final time and never going back. That’s because of the massive amounts of data sites like this collect about us while we’re using them. To ensure that Twitter won’t continue exploiting your data after you’ve gone, you need to take the proper steps to fully delete your account and all of the data tied to it on your way out…” [Please consider joining me on Mastodon, where I post new research related content on multiple subjects, including law and technology, throughout each day. Masotdon is free, independent, has millions of users, and does not collect or monetize any data about you.]

Section 230 Won’t Protect ChatGPT

Lawfare, Matt Perault: “The emergence of products fueled by generative artificial intelligence (AI) such as ChatGPT will usher in a new era in the platform liability wars. Previous waves of new communication technologies—from websites and chat rooms to social media apps and video sharing services—have been shielded from legal liability for content posted on their… Continue Reading

Linux Foundation Europe launches the OpenWallet Foundation to power interoperable digital wallets

Tech Crunch: “The Linux Foundation‘s European off-shoot has formally launched the OpenWallet Foundation (OWF), a new collaborative effort designed to support interoperability between digital wallets through open source software. The launch comes some five months after the Linux Foundation first revealed plans to set up the OWF, shortly before it spun out a region-specific entity… Continue Reading

NSA Releases Best Practices For Securing Your Home Network

“The National Security Agency (NSA) released the “Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network” Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI) today to help teleworkers protect their home networks from malicious cyber actors. “In the age of telework, your home network can be used as an access point for nation-state actors and cybercriminals to steal sensitive information,” said… Continue Reading

Teaching to the Tech: Law Schools and the Duty of Technology Competence

Brescia, Raymond H., Teaching to the Tech: Law Schools and the Duty of Technology Competence (February 16, 2023). Washburn Law Journal, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: “As a result of a wide range of emerging technologies, the American legal profession is at a critical inflection point. Some may argue that lawyers face dramatic threats not… Continue Reading

AI and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Benchmar

AI and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Benchmark, 26 November 2021 – “There is a tendency across different subfields in AI to valorize a small collection of influential benchmarks. These benchmarks operate as stand-ins for a range of anointed common problems that are frequently framed as foundational milestones on the path towards flexible… Continue Reading