What I’m Sharing (weekly)

What I’m Sharing (weekly)

Keeping Data Safe Starts with Tackling Insider Threats 12 Family Tech Support Tips for the Holidays Behind the One-Way Mirror: A Deep Dive Into the Technology of Corporate Surveillance Analyzing a Mobile Device: What’s There? Chrome Warns if Your Password is Part of a Data Breach The fight over encrypted messaging is just beginning A…

Social Media and Teen Depression – A Lesson in Statistics and Causality

Social Media and Teen Depression – A Lesson in Statistics and Causality

I’m sure by now you’ve seen at least one, if not many, headlines making the claim that increased social media use by teens leads to depression. Maybe But also, maybe not. Take a listen to a podcast by Savvy Psychologist Jade Wu. In it, she takes a deeper look at the study and what it…

Quick Thought – FaceApp as Russian Scare

Quick Thought – FaceApp as Russian Scare

The recent flap about the FaceApp “old age” filter is somewhat instructive. As soon as it started going viral, there were scary media reports about how the company was stealing all of your photos, and storing them, and possibly “owning your face”. Really? Here the thing about every one of the articles that I saw….

Linked: Facebook Groups Targeted by Spammers in New Wave of Misuse
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Linked: Facebook Groups Targeted by Spammers in New Wave of Misuse

Facebook’s own statement about this is a little scary: ““We removed several Groups from Facebook after detecting content that violated our policies. We’ve since discovered that this content was posted to sabotage legitimate, non-violating Groups. We’re working to restore any Groups affected and to prevent this from happening again.”” I mean if you want to…

What I’m Sharing (weekly)

What I’m Sharing (weekly)

Lawyers and technology competency: Louisiana weighs in Behind The Scenes Look At How Facebook Dealt With Christchurch Shooting Demonstrates The Impossible Task Of Content Moderation Text Messages Must be Preserved Structured Data and E-Discovery: When Is It Time to Call in the Experts? Mueller Report: Backdoor Encryption Debate is Still Alive and Well Mueller? Mueller?…

Linked: Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts to Reduce Focus on Vanity Metrics
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Linked: Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts to Reduce Focus on Vanity Metrics

This is, probably, a decent idea, but I have a question for Instagram, and Twitter for that matter. Look at the rationale for getting rid of “likes”: “”Testing a Change to How You See Likes – We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this…