I am so angry at Experian I don’t even know what to do with myself. The latest, from Krebs on Security: Experian Site Can Give Anyone Your Credit Freeze PIN. “An alert reader recently pointed my attention to a free online service offered by big-three credit bureau Experian that allows anyone to request the personal identification number (PIN) needed to unlock a consumer credit file that was previously frozen at Experian.”
Phys.org: Tweet life vs. street life: Exploring the gap between content and feelings . “Twitter is an unreliable witness to the world’s emotions, according to University of Warwick sociology expert Dr Eric Jensen. In a new paper published today, Dr Jensen, Associate Professor in the University of Warwick’s Department of Sociology, highlights the risks of assuming that Twitter accurately reflects real life.”
Techdirt: Once Again, Rather Than Deleting Terrorist Propaganda, YouTube Deletes Evidence Of War Crimes . “It really was just last week that we were discussing the problems of telling platforms like YouTube to remove videos concerning “violent extremism” because it’s often tough to tell the difference between videos that many people think are okay and ones that those same people think are not. But in that post, we also linked back to a story from 2013 in which — after getting pressure from then Senator Joe Lieberman — YouTube started removing ‘terrorist’ videos, and in the process deleted a channel of people documenting atrocities in Syria. It appears that history is now repeating itself, because YouTube is getting some grief because (you guessed it), it’s effort to keep extremist content off its platform has resulted in deleting a channel that was documenting evidence of war crimes in Syria.”
US Supreme Court: Electronic Filing. “The Supreme Court’s new electronic filing system will begin operation on November 13, 2017. A quick link on the Court’s website homepage will provide access to the new system, developed in-house to provide prompt and easy access to case documents. Once the system is in place, virtually all new filings will be accessible without cost to the public and legal community.”
Engadget: Twitter to stream its first basic cable drama: TNT’s ‘Claws’. “TNT is premiering its new drama ‘Claws’ this Sunday, but if you miss the first showing on the network itself, you can catch an encore on Twitter.”
Los Angeles Times: Instagram launches location and hashtag stories. “The photo and video sharing app on Tuesday launched location and hashtag stories, allowing users to search for a location, such as Santa Monica, or a hashtag, such as #dimsum, and view a related collection of publicly shared videos that Instagram users have recorded over the last 24 hours.”
How to Use Google Forms for Your Business. “When you need to create a form for your business, it is essential that you have an easy-to-use tool. This is where Google Forms can come in to help you. With useful templates, helpful features, and an intuitive interface, you can quickly build and customize the exact form you need.” Nice overview.