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Daily Archives: October 2, 2023

September 2023 Issue of LLRX

LLRX Articles and Columns for September 2023® – the free web journal on law, technology, knowledge discovery and research for Librarians, Lawyers, Researchers, Academics, and Journalists. Founded in 1996.

Don’t Let Zombie Zoom Links Drag You Down

Krebs on Security: “Many organizations — including quite a few Fortune 500 firms — have exposed web links that allow anyone to initiate a Zoom video conference meeting as a valid employee. These company-specific Zoom links, which include a permanent user ID number and an embedded passcode, can work indefinitely and expose an organization’s employees,… Continue Reading

Cities Should Act NOW to Ban Predictive Policing

EFF: “Sound Thinking, the company behind ShotSpotter—an acoustic gunshot detection technology that is rife with problems—is reportedly buying Geolitica, the company behind PredPol, a predictive policing technology known to exacerbate inequalities by directing police to already massively surveilled communities. Sound Thinking acquired the other major predictive policing technology—Hunchlab—in 2018. This consolidation of harmful and flawed… Continue Reading

Big risk in not knowing what OpenAI is building in the cloud

ZDNet: “One of the seminal events in artificial intelligence (AI) in 2023 was the decision by OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, to disclose almost no information about its latest large language model (LLM), GPT-4, when the company introduced the program in March.  That sudden swing to secrecy is becoming a major ethical issue for the… Continue Reading

NASA Publishes Beta Flagship, Science Websites as Improvements Continue

“NASA has switched its primary World Wide Web addresses to a beta version of the new and websites, continuing the long-term development and consolidation of its public web presence. The new sites will offer visitors an improved, intuitive web design and elevated user experience. The ongoing work on the agency’s upgraded website is… Continue Reading

Journalists can be TikTokers too

NiemanLab – Three journalists explain how to use the platform for news – We’ve reached “peak news explainer” on TikTok, Sophia Smith Galer said last week at the IMEDD International Journalism Forum in Athens, Greece. To break through on the platform, news outlets and journalists can’t rely exclusively on explainers and reworking existing articles. Smith… Continue Reading

DOJ finally posted that “embarrassing” court doc Google wanted to hide

Ars Technica: “The US Department of Justice has finally posted what Judge Amit Mehta described at the Google search antitrust trial as an “embarrassing” exhibit that Google tried to hide from the public. The document in question contains meeting notes that Google’s vice president for finance, Michael Roszak, “created for a course on communications,” Bloomberg… Continue Reading