Linked: AAA Car Testing Shows Pedestrian Detection Tech Is Far From Effective

Linked: AAA Car Testing Shows Pedestrian Detection Tech Is Far From Effective

I pretty much agree with the author’s takeaway here: “AAA’s point here doesn’t seem to be that accident avoidance features are a bad thing, but that they’re not good enough to trust yet. Avoiding 40 percent of adult collisions in optimal conditions is no small feat. Drivers and pedestrians just need to take their safety…

What I’m Sharing (weekly)

What I’m Sharing (weekly)

Lawyers and cybersecurity: What are your ethical obligations? Are You Developing Skills That Won’t Be Automated? Americans Are Wary of the Role Social Media Sites Play in Delivering the News California Health Provider Closes after Patient Records Are Wiped Measuring the #Security of #IoT Devices Photographer Stuck in Vietnam After Flying with Recalled MacBook Pro…

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

I didn’t even know there was a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but thanks to a few tweets, I learned that there is a such a thing, and there’s even a nice little website full of tips and helpful information about good cybersecurity practices. https://niccs.us-cert.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-2019 If you head over there you can find things like this:…

Linked: You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized
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Linked: You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized

It’s easy to point at the Facebook or Google’s of the world, and blame them for violating our privacy when they’ve been tracking our personal information all over the web, but it’s not just them. It’s also all the organizations that promised us the data they were tracking was “safe” because it’s all aggregated and…

Tweetdeck is Down, Giving Everyone Chance to See How Awful Twitter’s Website Is

Tweetdeck is Down, Giving Everyone Chance to See How Awful Twitter’s Website Is

As of this writing, my twitter client of choice, Tweetdeck, is not working. Tweetdeck is owned by Twitter, and is really the only solution out there for working with multiple accounts, following hashtags, taking part in twitter chats, etc. I mean nothing else compares, as many of us are finding out: #Tweetdeck is down and…

Linked: Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think
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Linked: Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think

It’s not just a nice thing to do, it actually improves your own mood to show gratitude, and people receiving one do not feel as awkward about getting them as most of us think they will. Not surprisingly, the letter writers felt more positive afterward. However, they overestimated how awkward the recipients would feel receiving…