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Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 30, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 30, 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 increasingly complex… Continue Reading

How Elon Musk might shift Twitter content moderation

Brookings: “…So, what is Musk likely to do with Twitter? He presents himself as a philanthropic custodian of a public resource. In an onstage interview at the TED2022 conference, Musk said, “this isn’t a way to make money. My strong intuitive sense is that having a public platform that is maximally trusted and broadly inclusive… Continue Reading

New options for removing your personally-identifiable information from Search

Google Blog: “Privacy and online safety go hand in hand. And when you’re using the internet, it’s important to have control over how your sensitive, personally identifiable information can be found. On Google Search, we already have a set of policies that allow people to request the removal of certain content from Search, with a… Continue Reading

Japan researchers create online maps with satellite images to expose damage in Ukraine

The Mainichi: “A research team led by a University of Tokyo professor has created digital maps utilizing satellite images and other photos to show the reality of damaged areas in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. Hidenori Watanave, information design professor at the University of Tokyo’s graduate school, said that by updating latest information online, internet… Continue Reading

AreaHub website shows local environmental dangers

Cornell Chronicle: “A new database allows users to search any U.S. ZIP code, city name or even an address to learn about extreme weather concerns like hurricane or wildfire exposure, and nearby environmental industrial hazards such as Superfund sites, neighborhood brownfields or problematic nuclear reactors. Pick a place: Type in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for example, to… Continue Reading

SK Lim: “I built for those of us who append “reddit” to our Google searches. Reddit search isn’t great but it’s improving! In the meantime, some of us still use Google to search Reddit, hence Or for some of us, because Google’s results are increasingly filled with clickbait, “reddit” has been a cheatcode… Continue Reading

OCLC and Google now connect web searchers directly to library collections

“OCLC and Google are working together to link directly from books discovered through Google Search to print book records in the catalogs of hundreds of U.S. libraries. This feature is part of Google’s ongoing effort to connect people to their local libraries through Google Search. The initial phase of this new program connects people using… Continue Reading

Reddit adds comment searching to help improve search results

The Verge: “The new rollout also comes with a refined search experience for desktop users on the platform. Today, Reddit is updating its search feature to index comments. For the first time, users will have an option to pull results from replies to posts, making it less of a hassle to find something specific outside… Continue Reading

How to Bypass Blocked Sites and Internet Restrictions

MakeUseOf: “Need to access a blocked website? Try these tips and tricks to bypass internet restrictions and view the content you want. It doesn’t matter where in the world you live; there are times when you’re going to come across blocked sites and a restricted internet. If you come across an internet block, don’t panic.… Continue Reading

How to Use LinkedIn Search More Effectively to Improve Your Job Search

MakeUseOf: “LinkedIn’s internal search engine returns results not just for the job profile you search for, but it also segregates the results into nine categories like Groups, Services, Courses, etc. All of which you can explore separately to find more job leads. What’s more? You can further filter the results into different categories using criteria… Continue Reading

You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet, Just in a Different Way

The New York Times – “Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage….Now tracking has shifted to what is known as “first party” tracking. With this method, people are not being trailed from app to app or site to site. But companies… Continue Reading