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In Brief: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites participation in a public working group for privacy workforce.

Objective is to develop a set of Task, Knowledge and Skill (TKS) statements to help organizations train and recruit a workforce better able to manage privacy risk.

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Thirty-five advocacy groups and 64 child development experts want Facebook to drop ‘Instagram for kids’

April 20, 2021

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which often leads campaigns to protect kids from big tech, has sent a co-signed letter to Facebook appealing for it to stop plans for its under-13 Instagram program. They argue that it poses multiple risks to young children and adolescents, including excessive focus on appearance, challenging their sense of self and well-being, and increased risk of depression and suicide ideation. Concern was also raised about Instagram algorithms that could be used to persuade children to use other apps or otherwise hook kids.

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Grammarly Raises $200 Million to Help People Write Better

November 24, 2021

If robots wrote the news, would they write about other robots?  I ask because there’s been a suspicious burst of items about AI-powered writing tools, just when live journalists might have set things on autopilot so they could sneak out early for the holiday.  Top of the list: writing-suggestion platform Grammarly just raised $200 million at a $13 billion valuation, doubling total funding to $400 million.

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