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Daily Archives: April 30, 2024

How to delete the data Google has on you

The Verge: “You can get rid of your info manually or ask Google to clean up after you.Whether or not you think the data collection and targeted advertising is a worthwhile trade for the free apps you get in return, Google does at least provide a comprehensive online dashboard you can use to see some of what’s being gathered. You can use it to delete everything Google has already collected, stop it from collecting anything in the future, or automatically delete your data after a set period (like three months). You can also use these features to clear the records if you’re planning to delete your Google account — though the process of deleting it should also wipe all of the data associated with your account. Here’s how to use the options available to you…”

LLRX April 2024 Issue

LLRX April 2024 Articles and Columns: Violence Against Women and International Law, April 2024 Update – Sabrina I. Pacifici Move Over Law Professors? AI Likes to Write Law Review Articles Too! – Sarah Gotschall AI in Banking and Finance, April 30, 2024 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government documents, NGO/IGO… Continue Reading

Wyden, Markey Reveal Automakers Provide Detailed Location Information to Law Enforcement Without a Warrant

Washington, D.C. – “Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., requested the Federal Trade Commission investigate major automakers for breaking a pledge to protect their customers’ location data, in a letter to Chair Lina Khan sent today. The automakers had deceptively pledged that they would insist on warrants or other court orders before… Continue Reading

We Are Not Alone: Libraries Making a Stronger Impact In a Global Community

Chapter contributed by OCLC – Connaway, Lynn Silipigni. 2024. “We Are Not Alone: Libraries Making a Stronger Impact In a Global Community.” Chap. 9 in Library 2035: Imagining the Next Generation of Libraries, edited by Sandra Hirsh, 63-68.  New York: Rowman & Littlefield. YouTube video presented by Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Sandra Hirsh, produced by… Continue Reading

Major US newspapers sue OpenAI, Microsoft for copyright infringement

Axios: “Eight prominent U.S. newspapers owned by investment giant Alden Global Capital are suing OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, in a complaint filed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York. Why it matters: On top of a similar case filed by the New York Times against both companies, the new suits add heft… Continue Reading

100 Weird and Wonderful Medieval Dog Names

Mental Floss: “You might think of your dog as the best dog of all. One medieval dog owner “actually called theirs that. No, literally—the dog’s name was Beste-of-all. Per Open Culture, the moniker comes from a 15th-century manuscript containing a list of more than 1000 names of hounds (specifically hunting dogs). David Scott-Macnab, an English… Continue Reading

The Historical Marker Database

The Historical Marker Database – “A catalog of public history cast in metal, carved on stone, or embedded in resin. This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information… Continue Reading

How ‘History and Tradition’ Rulings Are Changing American Law

The New York Times: “…The conservative justices applied the history-and-tradition test in three major rulings decided in the space of a week in June 2022. First, they struck down a New York restriction on gun ownership for being out of line with the nation’s “historical tradition” around regulating guns. Next, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s… Continue Reading