Identity theft is such a growing problem that it’s become almost routine — Marriott, MyFitness Pal, LinkedIn, Zynga, and even Equifax (of all places) have had high-profile online data breaches in recent years, affecting hundreds of millions of people. To help combat this problem, Experian and other companies are marketing “dark web scans” to prevent data breaches. But what is a dark web scan, and do you need it? Should You Use a ‘Dark Web Scan’ to Protect Your Identity?
... review of the Boris Mikhailov: Case History photo exhibit at MoMA appears on Bomb today:
“It is a disgraceful world, populated by some creatures that were once humans, but now these living beings are degraded, ghastly, appalling.” Kevin Kinsella discusses the photography exhibition, Boris Mikhailov: Case Study at MoMa
The New York Times – False news is on the rise. We can fight the spread with a simple exercise: Slow down and be skeptical. “…The rise of false news is bad news for all of us. Misinformation can be a detriment to our well-being in a time when people are desperately seeking information such as health guidelines to share with their loved ones about the coronavirus. It can also stoke anger and cause us to commit violence. Also important: It could mislead us about voting in a pandemic that has turned our world upside down. How do we adapt to avoid being manipulated and spreading false information to the people we care about? Past methods of spotting untruthful news, like checking articles for typos and phony web addresses that resemble those of trusted publications, are now less relevant. We have to employ more sophisticated methods of consuming information, like doing our own fact-checking and choosing reliable news sources. Here’s what we can do…”
Europe and the USA succumb to pandemic fatigue. Vigilance is the only known counter to spread of the virus. Practice small pleasures