Friday, December 30, 2022

Lost a phone? Here’s how to track the location of an iPhone or Android device

       New World Literature Today 

       The January-February 2023 issue of World Literature Today is now available, with a focus on 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature laureate -- and The Knight and His Shadow-author -- Boubacar Boris Diop. 
       As always, of particular interest: the book review section

 Lost a phone? Here’s how to track the location of an iPhone or Android device ZDNET: “It’s happened to the best of us, that brief moment of panic when our phone is not in sight — nor in our pockets. I know I can’t be the only one who’s left their phone on a Target shelf or Starbucks counter, right? 

Luckily, both Apple and Google have GPS software for iPhones and Android phonesthat makes finding a device easy.  Here’s how you can set up and use the platforms’ respective location-tracking services to retrace your steps and, hopefully, find that lost phone. Also, read on for some alternative third-party apps that are just as effective and available for both operating systems.”

The Menu is a slow-cooked meal with a murderous kick: a delectable full course with a bloody and comedic twist, several surprises along the way, a delightful cast led by Ralph Fiennes at his best, some gorgeous presentation, and a sweet and explosive dessert that sticks with you long after your bill arrives. It also happens to be a bloody good time.

Slivovitz, a spirit with a cherished Jewish history, gets UNESCO World Heritage protection

Cover Your Tracks Electronic Frontier Foundation 


As Long as We’re on the Subject of CAPTCHAsBruce Schneier


Meta agrees to pay $725 million to settle lawsuit over Cambridge Analytica data leak CNN (Kevin W)

The Facts Underpinning Jan. 6 Committee Criminal Referrals (furzy). I have trouble with the claim that Trump had a plan, as opposed to some impulses. 

 FlightAware provides accurate real-time, historical and predictive flight insights to all segments of the aviation industry”. #Transportation #Airlines#Aviation

Dr. Eiko Fried: “In December 2021, Robin Kokwrote a series of tweets about his Elsevier data access request. I did the same a few days later. This here is the resulting collaborative blog post, summarizing our journey in trying to understand what data Elsevier collects; what data Elsevier has collected on us two specifically; and trying to get this data deleted.

 A PDF version of this blog post is also available…To start with, of course they have information we have provided them with in our interactions with Elsevier journals: full names, academic affiliations, university e-mail addresses, completed reviews and corresponding journals, times when we declined review requests, and so on. Apart from this, there was a list of IP addresses. 

Checking these IP addresses identified one of us in the small city we live in, rather than where our university is located. We also found several personal user IDs, which is likely how Elsevier connects our data across platforms and accounts. We were also surprised to see multiple (correct) private mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses included…And there is more. 

Elsevier tracks which emails you open, the number of links per email clicked, and so on…We also found our personal address and bank account details, probably because we had received a small payment for serving as a statistical reviewer.These €55 sure came with a privacy cost larger than anticipated…”