Open Password - Montag, den 18. Januar 2021

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Fake News – Russland – China – Daniel Laufer – Alexej Hock – Desinformationen – netzwerk.org – DIE WELT- Alexeja Nawalny – Nowitschok – Julia Nawalny – Komsomolskaja Prawda – Gazeta.ru – Netzwerk – Nachrichtendienste - Tiemo Wölken - Outsell – Anthea Stratigos – Brexit – COVID-19 – DeepMind – Open Science – Vaccines – Open Access – Wellcome Trust – Virtual Reality – Virtual Events – Hopin – Zoom – Continuous Learning – Pearson - Data Marketplace – S&P Global Market Intelligence – Moody – Clarivate – Thomson Reuters – M & A – Salesforce -D&B – Orb Intelligence – Bisnode – IHS Markit – California Privacy Protection Act – FTC – Facebook - Google - Medizinische Bilder - CybelAngel - Datenschutz - Datensicherheit - Wikipedia - Semrush - Beitragsbemessungsgrenze - Georg Floyd - Publisher´s Weekly - U.S. Book Fair - ProQuest - Dissertations Dashboard - Fugro - Seefloor Mapping - Library of Congress - Presidential Collections - Winsight - FoodService Director - Pew Research Center - Social Media.

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Fake-News-Grüße aus Russland und China

an ausländischen Standorten
soll den Kreml auch innenpolitisch stärken

Daniel Laufer/Alexej Hock, Russische Desinformation. Das Netzwerk gefälschter Auslandsmedien, in: netzpolitik.org. netzwerk.org und DIE WELT haben ein Netzwerk vermeintlicher Nachrichtenportale aufgedeckt, „die sich seriös klingende Namen geben, deren vermeintliche Journalist:innen aber gar nicht existieren. Sie sind alle in Wirklichkeit aufgeblasene Fake-News-Schleudern.“ Ausgangspunkt war ein „Enthüllungsartikel“ in einem Hamburger Portal, das sich später als russisch gesteuert erwies, über den russischen Oppositionellen Alexej Nawalny, der sich derzeit in Deutschland von einer wahrscheinlich vom Kreml in Auftrag gegebenen Nowitschok-Vergiftung erholt. Der Westen setze nunmehr, so der Enthüllungsbericht, auf Nawalnys Frau Julia, die nach ihrer Rückkehr nach Russland für die russische Parlament, die Duma, kandidieren solle. Dieses Fake wurde von Dutzenden russischer Medien als Nachricht aufgegriffen, darunter von der Komsomolskaja Prawda und Gazeta.ru.

Laufer und Hock stellen die einzelnen Recherchen und Rechercheerfolge im Detail dar. Diese führten zu einem Netzwerk russischer Desinformationsorgane und führten „in die Separatistengebiete in der Ostukraine und zu einem russischsprachigen Propaganda-Kanal mit Verbindungen zu russischen Nachrichtendiensten“. Das Desinformationsnetzwerk soll nach Laufer und Hock nicht nur die westlichen Demokratien destabilisieren, sondern auch „die Glaubwürdigkeit der Nachrichten verstärken, wenn sie innerhalb Russlands zitiert werden“. Besonders häufig wird Alexej Nawalny angegriffen. Um die Glaubwürdigkeit der eigenen Lügen zu erhöhen, schreiben die Fake-Portale auch richtige Informationen von seriösen Informationsportalen ab.

Andererseits sehe man, „mit welchen mitunter plumpen Mitteln der Informationskrieg gegen Feinde im In- und Ausland heutzutage geführt wird … Die Sprache der Artikel klingt nach einer schlechten Übersetzung aus dem Russischen, die meisten Artikel sind Kopien russischer Propaganda-Kanäle. … Die meisten Seiten sind schlampig geführt. Es gibt kein Impressum, das Layout wirkt unprofessionell. Bei zwei Nachrichtenportalen, die sich als voneinander unabhängig ausgeben und in unterschiedlichen Ländern ansässig sein sollen, lassen sich durch einen technischen Anpassungsfehler sogar Informationen auf dem Webserver dahinter einsehen. Aus diesen geht hervor, dass die angeblich unabhängigen Nachrichtenseiten offenbar über dasselbe Nutzerkonto mit der Kennung „u0453810 betrieben werden.“

Dazu der SPD-Europaparlamentarier Tiemo Wölken: „Viele Falschmeldungen im Zusammenhang mit COVID-19 sind auf Kampagnen aus Russland und China zurückzuführen.“
Outsell´s Contribution for January

2020 Events and What They Mean for 2021

By Anthea Stratigos, Co-founder & CEO
Anthea III
Anthea Stratigos

A year that started out looking pretty normal ended as anything but. We look back on some key events of 2020 and trends to keep top of mind as we head into 2021.
At first, 2020 looked to be a normal year: bickering over presidential politics, trade disputes, and the ever-present Brexit. We went to work, visited our clients, attended our trade shows, and kept the airlines busy. The economy was headed for a boom year, and all was well in our world.

Until it wasn’t.

COVID-19 struck like lightning, and the world changed overnight. Anyone thinking about the term “back to normal” required a new vocabulary. On the leading edge, we saw dramatic change across our industry, providing strong indicators of what’s ahead.

We’ve selected our most important announcements for the year and what they mean for 2021.

DeepMind DeepMind solved the protein folding problem. Resolving a scientific analytical issue that has been outstanding for 50 years opens up a vast new range of possibilities for machine-driven problem-solving.

Open Science and Vaccines COVID-19 vaccines have opened up the need for speed, with open science here to stay. Science was already moving toward extreme collaboration across domains, but a pandemic forced our hand. Producing a group of viable vaccines within a year of the outbreak and using several different intervention techniques demonstrate that the research tools, data availability, and knowledge transfer techniques were in place to support the global bio pharma industry shortening the “previously normal” five-year cycle of vaccine development to less than one year.

Open Access We saw 39 publishers drop their paywalls in response to the call to action by the Wellcome Trust, supported by the rest of the publishing world. The move solidified the future of open access for scholarly publishing and provided a push toward viable business models to support it. Eventually, the acceleration of open access during and after the pandemic will be a cause for lasting change in the industry.

Virtual Reality and Virtual Events Little NasX performed a concert in-game to millions of fans. The Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU celebrated its December 2020 graduates in virtual reality with avatar robots, holographic commencement speakers, and awards delivered by a drone. Who knew!? These portend the events of the future and the expectations of nextgeneration attendees.
We saw the emergence of a new industry surrounding the support of virtual events, from software-based event platforms to production houses/studios to marketing, registration, and scheduling services. Some players, such as Hopin and Zoom, are seeing astronomical valuations — a function of being at the right place at the right time. Or, in the case of the pandemic, perhaps it’s better said that they were at the wrong place at the right time! But still, they prosper.

Companies like Informa clawed their way out of a huge trough, innovating as they reinvented their business models. Questex launched Fierce, proving that innovation must happen in the darkness of a downturn, our teams can rally, and the muscle we built for agility and creativity must remain built for the long haul.

Continuous Education COVID-19 taught us that continuous learning and life-long learning are for real. Pearson announced the creation of a direct-to-consumer division and a partnership with International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) “to co-create educational programs that will reskill workers in a rapidly developing global economy.” As unemployment rises, so does the number of individuals looking to reskill — this strategy was evident prepandemic but is another example of COVID-19 acting as an accelerant.

Data Marketplaces The pandemic also taught us that there are some trends so persistent that nothing will get in their way, so plan for them in 2021 as well.

Data marketplaces continue to advance and diversify. We see the big horizontal ones taking root first, and soon we’ll see the emergence of vertical ones. In September, S&P Global Market Intelligence announced the seamless delivery of S&P Global’s financial, textual, ESG, and alternative data in collaboration with cloud data platform Snowflake. This comes on the heels of the launch of the S&P Global Marketplace, which offers ready-to-consume, highly curated datasets and next-generation analytics, AI, machine learning, and data visualization capabilities to clients. At the close of the year, Moody’s launched the Moody’s DataHub to provide integrated data access, management, and delivery of Moody’s data on a single, cloud-based platform designed for data science practitioners and advanced desktop users.

In addition to amassing highly curated proprietary and third-party data, marketplace platforms also seek to enable practitioners with software capabilities, tools, and thirdparty solutions to simplify client workflow. In September, Clarivate launched the Innovation Exchange, its suite of applications and data to support life sciences, healthcare, and professional researcher workflows. In November, Thomson Reuters introduced its Marketplace and the launch of Legal Home. It also took a big leap forward with its legal platform strategy, which could potentially result in it bringing its competitors into its own platform from the end of February 2021. The move marks a major culture shift within Thomson Reuters, but if executed properly, it will be a win-win for Thomson Reuters and the third parties.

M&A’s Persistent Presence In July, Clarivate announced that it was acquiring CPA Global, its biggest acquisition to date, in an all-stock transaction. Clarivate’s share price has more than doubled since it listed on the NYSE in 2019 through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), highlighting the potential disruption SPACs could cause in reshaping market segments within our industry if others choose to replicate Clarivate’s model. We predict more SPACS in 2021.

Salesforce snatched up massively popular, white-hot Slack, benefitting from the huge pivot this year to work-from-anywhere. It will use Slack as the interface to its enterprise platform, which now becomes a combination of enterprise workflow, productivity, communications, and collaboration. It’s a shot across the bow of Microsoft in what is really a two-horse race in the enterprise.

D&B Bought Orb Intelligence and Bisnode. The Orb Intelligence deal helps D&B fill out its identity resolution strategy with both online and offline data validation. The Bisnode deal helps it expand geographically by acquiring a close and trusted partner. Both acquisitions align to three of the five tenets of D&Bs growth strategy: developing innovative solutions (Orb), expanding presence in international markets (Bisnode), and winning new clients in targeted markets (both).

Of course, the mega-deal of the year was the merger between S&P Global and IHS Markit, with competitive implications for the data and analytics business.

All this activity proves that data valuations will continue to soar with the advent of analytics and machine learning, given the ability of data analytics to create new categories of insight. Look for data suppliers to continue to sell to analytics providers — with soaring valuations going with them.

Regulatory Action The regulators eventually caught up. The California Privacy Protection Act kicked in. The FTC and 46 states filed lawsuits against Facebook, and Google finally did the right thing by joining Apple to stop X-Mode from collecting location data from users’ phones, proving that while privacy is a thing of the past, it will continue as a hot button issue as the unfettered power of the big platforms finally gets attention. Look for more regulation and lawsuits in 2021.

More innovation, more M&A, and more emphasis on learning and new modalities of delivery. The move to open, the importance of data — it’s all the fuel that powers the next generation of industry developments.

Out with the old, in with the new. 2021 — we’re so happy you’re here!

Medizinische Bilder

45 Millionen ungeschützt

Nach dem Forschungsbericht "Full Body Exposure" von CybelAngel, einem US-Spezialisten für digitales Risikomanagement. Demnach sind im Internet weltweit mehr als 45 Millionen medizinische Bilddateien - darunter Röntgen-, CT- und MRT-Scans - auf ungeschützten Servern für jedermann frei zugänglich.

Für den Bericht scannten die CybelAngel-Tools auf mehr als 2.140 Servern rund 4,3 Milliarden IP-Adressen in 67 Ländern. Allein in Deutschland fanden die Analysten in den letzten sechs Monaten auf 251 Servern 39.204 frei zugängliche DICOM-Aufnahmen. Diese ließen sich problemlos ohne Benutzernamen oder Passwort abrufen und enthielten bis zu 200 Zeilen Metadaten mit persönlichen Informationen, die eine zweifelsfreie Identifizierung der betroffenen Patienten ermöglichten.


Zum 20. Geburtstag von Wikipedia

Fragen nach Corona erst am vierthäufigsten

Zum 20. Geburtstag des freien Online-Lexikons fragte die Online-Visibility-Plattform Semrush (Hamburg), was die häufigsten Suchbegriffe in Gooogle- Recherchen um Wikipedia sind.

1,7 Millionen Recherchen drehten sich um die Frage: Wie lange ist Alkohol im Urin nachweisbar? An zweiter Stelle folgte der Suchbegriff „Beitragsbemessungsgrenze“, der Tod der von einem Polizisten getötete George Floyd mit mehr als einer Million Recherchen an dritter Stelle. Erst an vierter Stelle wiederum mit über einer Million Recherchen folgte Corona.

International News

PW Launches New U.S. Book Trade Fair for May

Publishers Weekly has announced it will launch a new American publishing trade fair. Named the U.S. Book Show, the debut event will run virtually May 26-28. The intended audience includes booksellers, librarians, publishers and literary agents from across the U.S. and the world.

ProQuest: New Theses and Dissertations Dashboard Helps Universities Grow and Showcase Research

A new electronic theses and dissertations dashboard can help administrators and librarians gather valuable data on their university’s research output – and it’s now available free to all universities who disseminate their dissertations and theses with ProQuest.

Fugro Partners on ‘4S’ Global Satellite Observation Seafloor Mapping Innovation

Fugro is participating in an EU co-funded research and innovation project to develop a remote solution for global satellite derived seafloor mapping. The 3-year project will develop an online cloud-based solution that will use highly automated earth observation algorithms and workflows to remotely map and monitor seafloor habitats, morphology and shallow water bathymetry.

Library of Congress Digitizes Presidential Collections

The Library of Congress, has digitized of the collections of papers from 23 early presidents. The results -- 3.3 million images -- are openly available online. Along with images showing the original documents, the collection also provides text versions of the contents as well as descriptive information to provide context.

Winsight's New FSD Community Set to Launch on March 23

Winsight and FoodService Director, the noncommercial foodservice media brand of Winsight, are excited to add the FSD Community to its product portfolio. The mission of this new online platform, launching March 23, 2021, is to serve the noncommercial foodservice industry year-round through educational content and create a space for operators and suppliers to learn, connect and grow.

Pew Research Center: News Use Across Social Media Platforms in 2020

As social media companies struggle to deal with misleading information on their platforms about the election, the COVID-19 pandemic and more, a large portion of Americans continue to rely on these sites for news. About half of U.S. adults (53%) say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites.

Source : Outsell

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