Fake News in 20% of scientific papers now; More remote folks working 2 full-time jobs; and More – In the News – 10/02/2021

Fake News in 20% of scientific papers now; More remote folks working 2 full-time jobs; and More – In the News – 10/02/2021

* Amazonannigans
California – First to Limit Amazon Work Quotas
Newsom Signs Law Making California 1st State to set Quota Limits for Retailers like Amazon
“Amazon is pushing workers to risk their bodies for next-day delivery, while they can’t so much as use the restroom without fearing retaliation…”

* Predatory Publishing
Now “Scientists” Even Fake Their Images
Publishers unite to tackle doctored images in research papers
“Studies suggest that up to one-fifth of published life-sciences papers contain at least one digitally altered image.”

* Publishing
‘People’, ‘Better homes and Gardens,’ ‘Southern Living’ and others for Sale?
IAC/InterActiveCorp in talks to buy magazine publisher Meredith -WSJ
“Meredith Corp in a deal expected to be valued at more than $2.5 billion”

* Free Speech
Did you know that this was “Banned Book Week?”
Congress can Celebrate Banned Book Week by Leading on Free Expression
“This year, Banned Book Weeks falls amid escalating concern for writers and journalists who face persecution, detention and violence by repressive regimes.”

* Copyright
Abusing Copyright Rules?
A Small YouTube Account Believes A Much Larger Channel Is Gaming The System To Successfully Pull Down Videos That Criticize It
“They’re using copyright … and YouTube’s system as a way to avoid the criticism”

* Publishing
Ebook Wars
Wyden, Eshoo Question Big Five Publishers Over Their Library E-book Practices
“Currently, a group of major publishers is suing the Internet Archive over its program to scan print copies of library books and to lend the scans in lieu of print under an untested legal theory known as controlled digital lending.”

* Censorship
ACLU Altered Ginsberg’s Quote
‘Woke’ censorship: US free speech group sorry for removing ‘women’ from Ginsburg abortion quote.
“The American Civil Liberties Union has apologized for altering a quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg”

* Pandemic / Remote Work
We Used to Call it “Moon-lighting”
The ‘Overemployed’ Workers Juggling Remote Jobs
“For the past 20 years, some workers have exploited pockets in the tech industry that were remote-friendly long before the pandemic.”




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