Stolen Data is a Risk, Here’s an Example of Altered Data That is Worse

Stolen Data is a Risk, Here’s an Example of Altered Data That is Worse

The entire system is based on the license plate database being connected to all of the automated plate readers. All it took for this to become a problem was for part of that not to stay safe. Since the license plate database isn’t, anyone can create a fake license plate, pop it on a similar-looking vehicle, and the collected data is tainted. All those people who had nothing to hide now have a system that assumes they were driving illegally, causing accidents, etc. They are facing actual fines, increased insurance costs, and possible arrests because of surveillance data that’s been hacked. Data that should show them as innocent but false information has been injected into it.

Linked – No One Wants To Talk About These 3 Ways AI Copilots Will Reshape Learning
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Linked – No One Wants To Talk About These 3 Ways AI Copilots Will Reshape Learning

I’ve had an opportunity lately to play around with some AI tools, including Microsoft Copilot for 365, and I have to admit, when I have a question about how to do something, I ask Copilot. I ask Copilot because:

It’s right there while I’m working.

I don’t have to bring in another tool or trainer.

I don’t have to take a class or watch a YouTube video to learn a new skill. (Imagine a Copliot prompt like – “How would I do a VLOOKUP with this data using ID as the unique identifier?”)

Did We Need Someone to Tell Us That Employees Don’t Care About Shareholder Profits?

Did We Need Someone to Tell Us That Employees Don’t Care About Shareholder Profits?

It really shouldn’t be newsworthy that someone thinks employees don’t care about shareholders, and for those of us in the legal space, it should also not come as a shock that your staff doesn’t care about “profits per partner.” It’s irrelevant. I spent years assuming that if profits and shareholder value were up, that would result in better pay and raises for everyone. That was na├»ve. We were likely talking about the difference between a 2% and a 3% raise. It’s not nothing but not worth all the long hours and life-wrecking commitments we are often asked to give to work.

Linked – People in 20s more likely to be out of work because of poor mental health than those in early 40s

Linked – People in 20s more likely to be out of work because of poor mental health than those in early 40s

When you’re young and not on the standard education/career path due to mental health, there’s no career history or learned skills to fall back on. I think many employers would view you as unemployable in our current environment. I’m not saying that should be how it is, but it is likely the way it is. My story illustrates the path out of that, but it also contains some privilege. I was able to go to therapy. My family gave me a place to live while I wasn’t working. I had access to learning tools. I had to work hard to create opportunities to learn new skills, but I also found myself in places where I could do that. I had help.

Linked – Surveyed drivers prefer low-tech cars over data-sharing ones

Linked – Surveyed drivers prefer low-tech cars over data-sharing ones

It’s nearly impossible to know how much data is being collected. The obvious answer is to assume everything you do is being tracked somewhere. Online, you bet. In an internet-connected vehicle? Clearly. In a public space that has any surveillance? Probably.

It’s Almost As If Remote Work Keeps Getting Better While Office Work Keeps Getting Worse

It’s Almost As If Remote Work Keeps Getting Better While Office Work Keeps Getting Worse

Now, I’m not going to even argue that remote work is better and helps people be more productive and innovative because you already know where I stand on that issue. Let me just throw this out there instead. When your workforce is remote you widen the pool of people who can work for you and want to work for you. That wider candidate pool invites more talented people to come work for you and talented people will find their own ways to be productive and innovative.