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Redacted Documents Are Not as Secure as You Think

Wired: “Popular redaction tools don’t always work as promised, and new attacks can reveal hidden information, researchers say. For years, if you wanted to protect sensitive text in a document, you could grab a pair of scissors or a scalpel and cut out the information. If this didn’t work, a chunky black marker pen would… Continue Reading

How to tell real products from scams when shopping online

Washington Post: “Online shopping was supposed to make buying things easier and more convenient. But instead of giving you all the best options for, say, air fryers in one place, e-commerce sites like Amazon and Walmart can leave you lost and confused, wandering through page after page of strange-sounding brands and third-party sellers. This holiday… Continue Reading

A Peek Inside the FBI’s Unprecedented January 6 Geofence Dragnet

Wired – “The FBI’s biggest-ever investigation included the biggest-ever haul of phones from controversial geofence warrants, court records show. A filing in the case of one of the January 6 suspects, David Rhine, shows that Google initially identified 5,723 devices as being in or near the US Capitol during the riot. Only around 900 people… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 26, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 26, 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… Continue Reading

Listen Notes

“Listen Notes is the best podcast search engine™. It’s like Google, but for podcasts. Search the whole Internet’s podcasts. Curate your own podcast playlists. Listen on your favorite podcast player apps. Trusted by 2,000,000+ people every month..” Search the whole Internet’s podcasts. Listeners find ALL podcast episodes interviewing or talking about a person. Journalists do… Continue Reading

Google has a secret new project that is teaching artificial intelligence to write and fix code

The Insider – “It could reduce the need for human engineers in the future. Google is working on a secretive project that uses machine learning to train code to write, fix, and update itself. This project is part of a broader push by Google into so-called generative artificial intelligence, which uses algorithms to create images,… Continue Reading

‘Opening the gates of hell’: Musk says he will revive banned accounts

Washington Post [title should be “reopening the gates of hell” – “Elon Musk plans to reinstate nearly all previously banned Twitter accounts — to the alarm of activists and online trust and safety experts. After posting a Twitter poll asking, “Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken… Continue Reading

A CERN Model for Studying the Information Environment

“Researchers, governments, and civil society must come together to help. This paper explores how CERN can serve as a model for developing the Institute for Research on the Information Environment (IRIE).By connecting disciplines and providing shared engineering resources and capacity-building across the world’s democracies, IRIE will scale up applied research to enable evidence-based policymaking and… Continue Reading

Elon Musk’s ‘hardcore’ management style: a case study in what not to do

Via LLRX – Elon Musk’s ‘hardcore’ management style: a case study in what not to do: Professor Libby Sander explains why as a case study in how to implement organisational change, Elon Musk’s actions at Twitter will go down as the gold standard in what not to do. Among other things, the evidence shows successful… Continue Reading