Articles and Columns for February 2021
- Poem – Dear Garbage Trucks – by Elizabeth Gibbens.
- New Normal Start Up Resources 2021 – As we collectively work toward establishing a post-coronavirus future, there is a need to go beyond identifying operational goals, objectives, products and services tied to work in physical locations. For both existing organizations and startups, effectively pivoting to a future that includes routine remote work and online collaboration that drives all facets of management, development, marketing, and communications. This guide by Marcus P. Zillman identifies a wide range of actionable resources that can help empower new companies and established public and private sector organizations as they navigate challenges and leverage new opportunities.
- CI, is it ethical? – Caren Zentner Luckie, Research Attorney at Jackson Walker LLP, delves into ethics and CI, which does involve digging into an organization or an individual to find information about them, but it does not mean taking and using proprietary/private information.
- We are STENO. This is why we are still here. The February 2021 Senate impeachment trail of Donald Trump was a significant example of the critical work done by America’s stenographers. Ana Fatima Costa broadens our awareness about her profession whose members have been providing immediate transcription of the spoken word via cutting-edge CAT technology known as “realtime” (from shorthand to English) since the 1960s. Costa describes how her colleagues work diligently as guardians of the record in a challenging, stressful job capturing the spoken word in high-profile events, providing verbatim, accurate, official transcripts for Congressional hearings, in deposition rooms, at trials, arbitrations, and for captioning services used by media organizations.
- 46,218 news transcripts show ideologically extreme politicians get more airtime – Professors Joshua Darr, Jeremey Padgett and Johanna Dunaway research how changes in the media have shifted the incentives of elected officials and the considerations of voters, and what that means for American democracy. In recent work, they showed that extremely conservative and extremely liberal legislators receive far more airtime on cable and broadcast news than their moderate counterparts.
- Black and Hispanic people more ‘engaged’ with books than most Americans are: New report from Panorama Project – David H. Rothman, cofounder of LibraryEndowment.org, discusses the new Panorama Project report that covers a variety of topics, ranging from piracy to synergies between books and other media. Specifically significant to Rothman is the report’s data indicating that avid book engagers (4+ books/month) are more ethnically diverse and younger than the general survey population.
- Microsoft OneDrive Explained – There are many ways to store and share documents online. Box, Dropbox, ShareFile, and Google Drive are but a few of the popular products. For firms using Microsoft 365 Catherine Reach Sanders describes how you already have an online document storage tool built in – MS OneDrive. What can you do with OneDrive, what are the pros and cons, what is the difference between it and SharePoint? Sanders provides the answers!
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 27, 2021 – Four highlights from this week: Algorithms That Curate Feeds & Tech Company Secrecy; Public Employees’ Use of Personal Phones, Tablets Puts Local Governments at Risk; How to Find Hidden Cameras Using Your Mobile Phone; and Why non-human workers can increase security issues in your business.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 20, 2021 – Four highlights from this week: Brave browser-maker launches privacy-friendly news reader; Cloudflare And Apple’s New ‘Oblivious’ Protocol Could Mean an End to Snooping Telecos; Best practices for securing teleworkers; and Never click on this kind of Zoom invite. You’ll thank us forever.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 13, 2021 – Four highlights from this week: Paper – A First Look at Zoombombing; Google Chrome’s engineering director discusses how the company is trying to preserve digital advertising after tracking cookies are killed off; NSF pushing for agency-specific cyber-physical research; and They Stormed the Capitol. Their Apps Tracked Them.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 6, 2021 – Four highlights from this week: 30% of ‘SolarWinds’ Victims Did Not Actually Use SolarWinds Software, Feds Say; Tough to Get Help Opting Out of Data Sharing; Police in Almost All U.S. States Use Amazon’s Ring Program; and Russian hack brings changes, uncertainty to U.S. court system.
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