Monday, May 09, 2022

How Cyber Data Tools Can Empower


How Cyber Data Tools Can Empower Arts Organizations

“Arts organizations have access to a wealth of data and they don’t know how to use it, beginning with the days of Ticketmaster, when you could print out lists of tickets sold and build mailing lists, to the highly sophisticated automated databases and analytic systems we have today." -...

Google Blog: “Privacy and online safety go hand in hand. And when you’re using the internet, it’s important to have control over how your sensitive, personally identifiable information can be found. On Google Search, we already have a set of policies that allow people to request the removal of certain content from Search, with a focus on highly personal content that, if public, can cause direct harm to people. But the internet is always evolving – with information popping up in unexpected places and being used in new ways — so our policies and protections need to evolve, too. Open access to information is a key goal of Search, but so is empowering people with the tools they need to protect themselves and keep their sensitive, personally identifiable information private. That’s why we’re updating our policies to help people take more control of their online presence in Search. Request the removal of personally identifiable information that appears in Google Search – For many years, people have been able to request the removal of certain sensitive, personally identifiable informationfrom Search — for example, in cases of doxxing, or information like bank account or credit card numbers that could be used for financial fraud. Under this new policy expansion, people can now request removalsof additional types of information when they find it in Search results, including personal contact information like a phone number, email address, or physical address. 

The policy also allows for the removal of additional information that may pose a risk for identity theft, such as confidential log-in credentials, when it appears in Search results. The availability of personal contact information online can be jarring — and it can be used in harmful ways, including for unwanted direct contact or even physical harm. And people have given us feedback that they would like the ability to remove this type of information from Search in some cases. 

When we receive removal requests, we will evaluate all content on the web page to ensure that we’re not limiting the availability of other information that is broadly useful, for instance in news articles. We’ll also evaluate if the content

appears as part of the public record on the sites of government or official sources. In such cases, we won’t make removals…”

9 New Zoom Features (and one that’s Kind of Creepy) Announced April 19, 2022 - Cool Cat TeacherCool Cat Teacher: “Zoom has announced a slew of new features that educators have been longing to have. This blog will go over the highlights of gesture recognition, viewing all of the breakout rooms from the main room. (Yes!) And even a way to implement Chat etiquette policies. There’s also a new (kinda creepy) Sales tool that I’ve heard will lead into education at some point and my concerns about that. I’ve shared how to engage students and teach effectively in zoom, but many of the concerns raised in that podcast have been solved with this one update! Let’s dive in with a quick overview of some of the new Zoom features, but remember that you need to update zoomif you’re running the room to get these features. I also recommend logging into your settings to double-check if there are new settings you need to fix to make them happen…”

The Atlantic – “A new generation of fitness instructors teaches simple skills that make a difference. Why is beginner-level exercise treated like a niche?…Hampton Liu is a gym teacher of sorts. He has amassed millions of followers across YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok by teaching a remedial PE course for adults from his Arkansas backyard. In many of his videos, he wears a T-shirt and jeans instead of specialized athletic gear, and he uses little or no equipment. The most popular installments take viewers through super-common exercises—squats, lunges, push-ups, pull-ups—with variations tailored to many different capability levels. For someone who has never exercised at all, a push-up might start as—or might just be—lying on your back and “bench-pressing the air” in order to expand your range of motion. There are several more types of push-up that Liu tells viewers to master before they assume the hands-and-toes position that’s long been taught to American kids as the One True Push-Up. (Kneeling variation acceptable for girls, if they must.)…

Liu focuses on teaching progressions for novices, which work toward the skills that other types of exercise instruction take for granted. There’s a real audience for these, he told me. Lots of people seem to assume that their inability to do sets of those basic moves is an irreversible failure—for many of them, it’s been their lot in life since elementary-school gym class. For decades, exercise instruction for adults has functioned on largely the same principle. What the fitness industry calls a “beginner” is usually someone relatively young and capable who wants to become more conventionally attractive, get swole, or learn a trendy workout such as high-intensity interval training or barre.

 If you’re a novice looking for a path toward these more intense routines, most of the conventional gyms, fitness studios, and exercise experts that offer them don’t have much for you—come back when you’ve developed on your own the endurance and core strength to avoid barfing, crying, or injuring yourself in the first 10 minutes. The situation is even worse if you have no designs on getting ripped and instead just want to build a baseline of capability, whether that’s for hoisting your toddler, shaking off the stiffness of a desk job, or living independently as you age…”

What the Fitness Industry Doesn’t Understand - The Atlantic

More reaction to The New York Times investigative piece on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

It’s incredibly detailed reporting, and remarkable insight into cable news’ biggest star and the danger he poses.

C.I.A. Captive Was Too Small for Waterboard, Interrogator Testifies NYT

Damage Control: CIA Told Bolsonaro “Not To Mess” With Brazil Election, US Government Sources Claim BrasilWire