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7 Ways to Find All Accounts Linked to Your Email Address or Phone Number

MakeUseOf: “Over the course of our long and storied lives online, most of us have signed up for many online accounts, only to have them fall by the wayside, unused forever. Now, the email address or a phone number you surrendered for registration can be misused. It’s time to ask yourself, “How do I find all accounts linked to my email address?” It’s best to revisit all your accounts to update your credentials or deactivate them, but it’s not always as easy as hitting the “Find My Account” button. Here are some ways you can find all accounts linked to your email address or phone number.”

How a Digital Abortion Footprint Could Lead to Criminal Charges

TIME: “Getting away with breaking the law in the digital age is tricky. Almost everything one does—whether it’s making a Google search for “how to clean up a crime scene,” purchasing suspicious items on Amazon, or merely having been in the proximity of a crime scene with a cell phone that had its location services… Continue Reading

Thousands of Popular Websites See What You Type—Before You Hit Submit

Wired – “A surprising number of the top 100,000 websites effectively include keyloggers that covertly snag everything you type into a form. When you sign up for a newsletter, make a hotel reservation, or check out online, you probably take for granted that if you mistype your email address three times or change your mind… Continue Reading

‘Burnout tech’ seeks to identify signs of workers’ mental distress by reading Slack messages and email

Quartz: “Whether employees are griping about the background music before a virtual all-hands meeting, or spending their day gleefully sharing the dankest memes over Slack, these casual communications may contain within them the early warning signs of burnout, according to purveyors of new technology intended to monitor worker discontent. Just as technology exists to monitor… Continue Reading

Reproductive Health and Digital Privacy

Digital Defense Fund: “This page is organized into different security-related threats. You can jump to the ones that most concern you. Along with each scenario is a list of digital security tips to neutralize the threat. These are possible concerns you might have: Seeing advertisements related to pregnancy/abortion Tech companies like Facebook and Google storing… Continue Reading

National Intelligence Report Shows FBI Warrantlessly Searched Americans’ Data Millions Of Times Last Year

Tech Dirt: “Eight years ago, prompted by the Snowden revelations (and Senator Ron Wyden’s persistent questions), then-National Intelligence Director James Clapper finally provided the public with some insight into the FBI’s warrantless searches of Americans’ data collected (supposedly inadvertently) by the NSA. The report delivered to Sen. Wyden was surprisingly redaction-free. But that didn’t mean… Continue Reading

Out of sight: the algorithms running our lives

The Guardian –  ‘Bossware is coming for almost every worker’: the software you might not realize is watching you. Computer monitoring software is helping companies spy on their employees to measure their productivity – often without their consent…A survey last September by review site Digital.com of 1,250 US employers found 60% with remote employees are… Continue Reading

Building the “Big Lie”: Inside the Creation of Trump’s Stolen Election Myth

ProPublica: Building the Big Lie: Inside the Creation of Trump’s Stolen Election Myth – Internal emails and interviews with key participants reveal for the first time the extent to which leading advocates of the rigged election theory touted evidence they knew to be disproven, disputed or dismissed as dubious. “…ProPublica has obtained a trove of internal… Continue Reading

Trump’s Chief of Staff – texts track effort to overturn election 2022

“CNN has obtained 2,319 text messages that former President Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sent and received between Election Day 2020 and President Joe Biden’s January 20, 2021 inauguration. The vast trove of texts, which Meadows selectively provided to the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, offers the most revealing… Continue Reading

How to minimize mistakes and maximize writing efficiency in Gmail

TechRepublic – “Adjust these Gmail settings for help with spelling, grammar, smart suggestions and often-used messages. You can configure Gmail to flag and fix possible spelling and grammar problems, suggest text for sentences and quick replies, and leverage templates to eliminate the need to re-enter messages you send repeatedly. Or, if you prefer to compose every… Continue Reading

How Democracies Spy on Their Citizens

The New yorker: “The inside story of the world’s most notorious commercial spyware and the big tech companies waging war against it.” By Ronan Farrow – April 18, 2022. “…Commercial spyware has grown into an industry estimated to be worth twelve billion dollars. It is largely unregulated and increasingly controversial. In recent years, investigations by the… Continue Reading