Wednesday, March 11, 2020

8 great free web tools you didn’t know you needed

FastCompany – “The wondrous, whimsical World Wide Web is still wonderful after all these years. And there are still plenty of helpful and powerful sites out there to discover. Here are eight that deserve a place on your bookmarks bar.”

Identity management 101: How digital identity works in 2020

Human Resources – The good, the bad and the downright inappropriate – “Emojis are everywhere nowadays. When words fail us or we want to lighten the mood, very often we turn to emojis. In fact even in a professional work setting, 71% of respondents in Perkbox’s latest survey feel emojis should be encouraged.

As the Wuhan coronavirus and the disease it causes — also known as COVID-19 — spread across the globe, so does disinformation and misinformation. Follow the spread of this dangerous information with NewsGuard’s new Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center

SKYNET SMILES LEARNS TO SMILE:  Video: Child Robot Affetto Learning New Facial Expressions

I Am Lawyer’: Judge demolishes Craig Wright’s hilarious privilege claims

Study – People ‘shed’ high levels of coronavirus but most are likely not infectious after recovery begins - Stat News: “People who contract the novel coronavirus emit high amounts of virus very early on in their infection, according to a new study from Germany that helps to explain the rapid and efficient way in which the virus has spread around the world. At the same time, the study suggests that while people with mild infections can still test positive by throat swabs for days and even weeks after their illness, those who are only mildly sick are likely not still infectious by about 10 days after they start to experience symptoms.

Steven Levy, Facebook: The Inside Story.  Probably the best history of the company were are going to get, at least for the earlier years of the company.  Even the jabs at the company seem perfunctory, for the most part this is quite objective as a treatment

EveryCRSReport – Workplace Leave and Unemployment Insurance for Individuals Affected by COVID-19, March 6, 2020: “This Insight provides a brief overview of the current availability of job-connected assistance to individuals, which may be relevant to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, this product discusses workplace leave, paid and unpaid, that may be available to workers affected by the virus, as well as unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. It also discusses policy options to amend or expand existing UI programs to be more responsive to the effects of COVID-19…”


Under Pressure, Hachette Cancels Publication Of Woody Allen Autobiography

Hachette executives had discussed the matter with its employees and, “after listening, we came to the conclusion that moving forward with publication would not be feasible for HBG.” – The New York Times

SET ASIDE THE SERIOUS NEWS FOR A FEW MINUTES: Florida Man Friday: Did Someone Say Corona?

If you ever wanted to know exactly why Bill Clinton had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, he's got an explanation for you now.

The 42nd president reveals in the forthcoming Hulu documentary "Hillary" that he had the affair because it helped to "manage my anxieties," resulting from the pressures of the presidency. His affair, he claims, was a distraction from those pressures

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues March 8, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: How to Dox Yourself on the Internet; Apple Bans Clearview Facial Recognition App From Its Store; You’re about to be scammed; and Robo lawyer will sue organizations that will not delete your personal info.