• Why A.I. Can’t Stop Fake News

    News filters powered by artificial intelligence are unable to uncover ideas and the relations between them, nor will they be able to do that any time soon, according to the authors of this New York Times oped....

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  • Law Firm Fined $30K For Firing Pregnant Legal Assistant

    A Colorado law firm has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $30,000. According to a press release from the EEOC, the firm fired a legal assistant approximately ten days after...

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  • Phone Phishing Scams That Sound Like The Real Thing

    If anything, it’s even more insidious than phishing by email. One of their targets got a succession of calls from what appeared to be his credit union. A security-conscious guy, he let two go to voicemail, but...

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  • Respectful Investigation Of Sexual Misconduct

    A process that was difficult but more or less routine has become a minefield, with uncertain outcome and potential legal liability from multiple directions. There is, among other things, the risk of a defamation suit, as well...

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  • Tax Carbon Or We’re Cooked, Says U.N. Report

    A U.N. report, the first to be commissioned by the Paris agreement, details a massive global crisis as soon as 2040 unless the world is able to “turn on a dime,” as one of the author’s describes...

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  • Facebook Moderator Alleges Toxic Content Gave Her PTSD

    A woman who worked several months as a Facebook content moderator has sued, alleging that “constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing images” gave her PTSD. The putative class action, filed in California state...

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  • For Cyber Industry, Thin Line Between Offense & Defense, Public & Private

    In the world of advanced cybertechnology, some of the most advanced companies that sell security may also sell offensive capabilities. An example is Israel’s private NSO Group, which is said to have sold spyware to – among...

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  • Google Warns “RAT” Customers: The FBI Wants Your Data

    Google has told “at least dozens” of its customers that they are the target of an FBI investigation and the agency wants to see their data, according to a story in Motherboard. The FBI apparently suspects these...

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  • The Age Of Privacy Is Over

    Most people wouldn’t have even considered it an “age,” but according to this rather sour article in the Atlantic, it was one and now it’s over. But don’t make the likes of Google and Facebook into scapegoats,...

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  • Feds Tightening The Noose On Cryptocurrencies

    One of the less publicized provisions of the 2017 Republican tax bill effectively put a tax on crypto assets, and cryptocurrency transactions are now defined as taxable events. Nor was this the first move by the federal...

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