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The End Of The Handshake

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Don’t touch your face! Did you just touch it? See, it's really hard not to. Another action that’s really hard not to do is shake hands when meeting people. Yet with the outbreak of Covid19 across the globe, people are realizing that this tried and true gesture of respect and greeting needs to go.  Some have replaced it with the elbow bump, which might not be good enough. Others have decided on a foot tap. Some just with a head nod. Even jazz hands has been suggested. Regardless, the handshake is on the way out. So how does the...

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Technology

Digital Disruption Hurts Democracy

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In a recent study by the Pew Research Center for Internet and Technology, authors Janna Anderson and Lee Raine found that many tech experts feel that the growth of the digital world and disruption of digital will hurt detrimental democracy. About half predict that humans’ use of technology will weaken democracy between now and 2030 due to the speed and scope of reality distortion, the decline of journalism and the impact of surveillance capitalism. A third expect technology to strengthen democracy as reformers find ways to fight back against info-warriors and chaos. This is obviously very concerning. The decline...

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Technology

Covid 19, Tech, And The Global Economy

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A massive virus takes hold of one of the most populous countries in the world. More than 1800 people have died so far and the death count continues to rise. There are more than 70,000 reported cases in China alone.  This sounds like the start of a bestselling thriller on bookshelves of bookstores everywhere. But it’s not, it’s reality. A reality happening right now with Covid 19 (aka. the Coronavirus) with the epicenter in Wuhan, China. Covid 19 Enter Stage Left Covid 19 isn’t just scary because of the havoc it's causing to people in China and across the...

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Weekly Top Ten #2

Hey All,

Another week has passed. I hope everyone had a great week and are ready for the weekend.

Going forward the Weekly Top Ten newsletters will be going out on Fridays. So keep an eye out for them in your inbox.

Here’s what I have for you this week!

  1. Is Instagram The Social Media Service For Business In 2020? (Forbes)
  2. The Public Domain Is the Rule, Copyright Is the Exception (EFF Deeplinks)
  3. Big tech’s credibility crisis: Fake news, fake goods, and fake reviews (Venture Beat)
  4. The Key To Fixing Copyright Is Ending Massive, Unpredictable Damages Awards (EFF Deeplinks)
  5. Ulitmate Guide To Blogging (Yoast)
  6. A key web standards group will help decide what comes after the third-party cookie (Digiday)
  7. Google is walking back changes to its search design that blurred the lines between ads and regular results after user backlash (Business Insider)
  8. What’s the Difference Between Web Hosting and Domain Hosting? (Elegant Themes)
  9. Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock? (Krebs on Security)
  10. Saudi Hack of Bezos’ Phone Shines Bright Light on Security Challenges