Monday, February 27, 2023

PRIVACY: Germany raises red flags about Palantir’s big data dragnet.

Most people think they need MORE to succeed; more money, more power, more time, more friends, more fame, more ideas, more prayers, more knowledge. They have never considered that less is actually sufficient.

Zlatko Mar in court accused of stealing $1.2 million through super fund fraud

A man allegedly defrauded more than a million dollars from Coffs Harbour and Grafton residents using a fake super fund scheme. What we know.

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“Now hiring non-stupid people.” Controversial sign at Ohio pizzeria draws social media attention.

PRIVACY:  Germany raises red flags about Palantir’s big data dragnet.

21ST CENTURY PROBLEMS: Sci-fi becomes real as renowned magazine closes submissions due to AI writers.“One side effect of unlimited content-creation machines—generative AI—is unlimited content. On Monday, the editor of the renowned sci-fi publication Clarkesworld Magazine announced that he had temporarily closed story submissions due to a massive increase in machine-generated stories sent to the publication.”

COMPANIES SHOULD FACE MORE LIABILITY FOR SECURITY BREACHES: GoDaddy says a multi-year breach hijacked customer websites and accounts.

Environmental Working Group (EWG): “Polar bears have a PFAS problem: Pollution from the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS contaminates polar bears, tigers, monkeys, pandas, dolphins and fish and has been documented in more than 330 other species of wildlife around the world, some endangered or threatened. And hundreds of studies have found PFAS chemicals in a wide variety of other wildlife species globally, including many types of fish, birds, reptiles, frogs and other amphibians, large mammals, like horses, and small mammals, such as cats, otters and squirrels. 

Now EWG has created a map that for the first time consolidates more than 100 recent studies of PFAS contamination, revealing where species have been tested and detectable amounts of forever chemicals – which could harm exposed wildlife – have been documented…”