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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues February 16 2019

Privacy and security 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 and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Social Security and Medicare scam calls heating up – not just targeted at seniors; How to Wipe a Hard Drive (especially important when you upgrading to a new hard drive or computer); A secure relationship with passwords means not being attached to how you pick them; and Internet Privacy: Additional Federal Authority Could Enhance Consumer Protection and Provide Flexibility.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Government, Elder Law, Financial System, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues February 2, 2019

Privacy and security 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 and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Lawmakers warn of ‘deepfake’ videos ahead of 2020 election; Cyberattacks in Medicine: Is Radiology the Weakest Link?; Vint Cerf sees a big danger from the internet of things; and Facebook’s ‘Friendly Fraud Scandal’: What Parents Need to Know.

Subjects: Congress, Courts & Technology, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Email Security, Legal Research, Legislative, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues January 26 2019

Privacy and security 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 and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: News outle’s email security gap; On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk — even if you don’t have an account; The Smart TV Crapware Era Has Already Begun; and Mastercard Makes It Easier to Quit Free Trials.

Subjects: Cybersecurity, Email Security, Financial System, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues January 12 2019

Privacy and security 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 and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. four highlights from this week: The Privacy Risks of Public Location (Meta)Data; Western companies send old servers full of sensitive info to foreign countries; NSA to release a free reverse engineering tool; and Protecting Consumers and Businesses from Fraudulent Robocalls.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues January 5, 2019

Privacy and security 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 and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – five significant highlights of this week’s column: Swamped by cyberthreats, citizens need government protection; How to recover from cybersecurity incidents: A 5-step plan; How much Facebook knows about you; Anonymous Patient Data May Not Be as Private as Previously Thought; and Opinion | Our Cellphones Aren’t Safe.

Subjects: AI, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Insurance Law, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues December 29 2018

Privacy and security 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 and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – five significant highlights of this week’s column: Why you should be worried about getting hacked in 2019; Robocalls and Spoofing: The Spam Call Surge Explained; Batcaves, Bulletproof Shutters, Laser Curtains: High-End Home Security Is Crazier Than You Think; Teaching Cybersecurity Law and Policy: Revised 62-Page Syllabus/Primer; and Is 2019 the year you should finally quit Facebook?

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Education, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues December 22 2018

Privacy and security 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 and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – five significant highlights of this week’s column: Market volatility: Fake news spooks trading algorithms; Hackers Find a Way to Bypass Gmail Two-Factor Authentication; It’s Time for a Bill of Data Rights; Turning Off Facebook Location Services Doesn’t Stop Tracking; and Russia and 2016: Troll group sought to recruit ‘assets’ through social media, Senate told.

Subjects: AI, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Email, Financial System, Privacy, Social Media

Will America’s libraries miss out while Harvard grows still richer? Library endowment could help.

David Rothman is an indefatigable advocate for a national library endowment. He states: “Just ten Americans are together worth more than half a trillion dollars, and the assets of the top 400 U.S. billionaires added up to a cool $2.7 trillion in October 2017. Charity-minded members of the super rich love to give to elite institutions such as Harvard. Its endowment is well north of $35 billion. The Gates Giving Pledge could free up countless billions in future years for prestigious institutions like Harvard. But will America’s libraries miss out while Harvard, Yale, and Princeton grow still richer? Very possibly, if the American Library Association and other good people in the library establishment fail to act in time.”

Subjects: E-Books, Economy, Education, Libraries & Librarians, Social Media

The Bullshit Algorithm

Jason Voiovich goes directly to the heart of the matter with his statements that are a lessons learned guide that no researcher can afford to ignore – “Wasn’t the promise of data-driven, search engine and social media algorithms that they would amplify the truth and protect us from misinformation by tapping the wisdom of crowds? The fact is that they do not. And cannot. Because that is not what they are designed to do. At the heart of every social media algorithm is a fatal flaw that values persuasion over facts. Social media platforms (as well as search engines) are not designed for truth. They are designed for popularity. They are bullshit engines.”

Subjects: Internet Resources, KM, Search Engines, Social Media

As a Matter of Fact: A New AI Tool for Real-Time Fact-Checking of News Using Voice Analysis

Alan Rothman suggests a new phrase for a growing subject matter area which he calls Fact-Check Tech. His article introduces to use a prototype TV news voice scanner and fact-checker called Voyc. The significance of this new technology will quickly become apparent to news consumers here in the U.S., and around the world, as we are increasingly confronted with endless charges of “fake news” and counter assertions of what is “real news.” The Voyc technology currently under development can assess the audio of live news media broadcasts to determine the veracity of statements made within seconds of being spoken.

Subjects: AI, Business Research, Communications Law, Competitive Intelligence, Congress, Internet Trends, KM, Libraries & Librarians, Reference Resources, Social Media
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