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Linked - Instagram Will Now Archive All of Your Stories

This is a very different way of implementing Stories, actually:<p>“Instagram is changing the way Stories are preserved for posterity. Stories Archive …

Linked - Smartphone Keyboards Are a Privacy Nightmare

I mean, I get it if you don’t like the default keyboard on your iPhone or Android device, but do you really want to be sharing everything you type …

Linked - The Infosec Introvert Travel Blog

One small problem: they say you’re going to have to travel. Maybe to a customer site. Maybe to training. It doesn’t matter. You’re an introvert and …

Linked - The Paradise Papers, Nuix and the repurposing of discovery tools and skills

Chris is right about this, as eDiscovery tools and skills become more and more focused on “finding the right information”, they cross over into a lot …

Linked - Facebook Launches Messenger Kids for Children

“Facebook has launched a new standalone version of Messenger aimed at kids. And it is, rather inevitably, called Messenger Kids. Messenger Kids is …

Linked - AA Banning Certain Smart Bags as Checked Luggage

I hope you haven’t spent a lot on buying smart luggage thinking you could track it electronically as you travel. Turns out, they have batteries, like …

eDiscovery Day is Coming

<i>We sent a version of this to our attorneys at work too. 😉</i><p>Thanksgiving has passed, and while we know there are plenty of other holidays to look …

Linked - Huge security flaw lets anyone log into a High Sierra Mac

Whoa…<p>“Wow, this is a bad one. On Macs running the latest version of High Sierra — 10.13.1 (17B48) — it appears that anyone can log in just by putting …

Linked - Millions falling victim to cell phone hacking

Free WiFi is not a safe place –<p>Siciliano says in his line of work he’s been seeing an increase in hackers prying on people using free Wi-Fi on their …

Linked - If the web loses net neutrality, independent musicians will lose their careers.

It’s not just musicians, it’s also little websites like mine, for this same reason:<p>When someone buys digital music from an artist directly they’ll …

Linked – Free Service Protects You From Malware

This is an interesting idea that might be an easy way to eliminate at least some of the malware epidemic. I enabled it on my Macbook for the past day …

Linked - This is what happens to your brain when you don't get enough sleep

And yet, for some reason we continue to look up to the people who work an enormous number of hours and probably ruin their health, and their own …

Linked - How to Remove Malware From Your PC

As we head into the holidays, this will likely also be the time that your family and friends will hit you up for some tech support for their PC that …

Linked - This Australian AI Aims to Be a 'Law Firm Without Lawyers'

This is an obvious use of AI in law, allowing clients the ability to respond to questions and get legal documents like a will without the much higher …

Linked - Falling for the joke: the risk of using Twitter as a news source

The BBC is hardly the first organization this has happened to, but you’d like to think news orgs who hold themselves out to be reputable would do …

Social Media "Crackdowns" Will Never End

One of the complaints that many people have had about Twitter and Facebook’s efforts to minimize the use of their platforms for illegal, or even just …

BYOD: Time to Fall Out of Love With It – Here’s Why

We spend a lot of time trying to disabuse businesses of the notion that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a good idea. They tend to think it will save …

Information Security

VR in the Courtroom?

I was reading this article the other day:<p>Top 5 FAQ on Using Technology in Court<p>Now, originally, I was just going to share the article on Twitter …

Linked - Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability'

It doesn’t matter what Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc, say about what their goals are, they are, and have always been, about getting us to stay on …

Linked - Kansas City Building a New Billion-Dollar Terminal

I like Kansas City, I’ve had a few good trips there, and met some great people. The airport though, well let me tell you a story.<p>The last time I was …

Linked - Beware The eDiscovery Disconnect

I’m just going to put this quote out there. I don’t have anything else to add other than this is probably one of the biggest causes of re-work in the …

What is the technology needed for access to justice?

Innovation in the legal field continues to grow at a rapid rate. According to LawSites blog there are nearly 700 legal technology vendors while…

Innovation

Linked - This New Study Shows That People Who 'Think Backwards' Are More Successful

I don’t know, did we really need a study to show this?<p>“The researchers ran a series of studies asking participants to plan for an important event or …

Linked – Silicon Valley Can’t Destroy Democracy Without Our Help

Sadly, this is true, the algorithms are programmed to give us more of what we want, and we are the ones sharing this crap.But while Russian meddling …

Managing E-Discovery at Fast-Growing Companies

Corporate legal executives and their in-house IT colleagues at fast-growing companies face some unique challenges that impact their e-discovery …

Linked - Worst Mistakes and Best Practices in Law Firm Cybersecurity Measures

For law firms, I would guess that 1-2 are the most likely mistakes being made. What would you say?<p>As for dumb mistakes to avoid, consider the …

Linked - Why Ending Remote Work in the Name of Collaboration Is B.S.

I’ve been saying this for a long time, it’s no longer about where the work is getting done, it’s about who is doing it, and who is managing …

Linked - NFL Owners Will Be Deposed, Asked to Turn Over Cellphone Records and Emails in Colin Kaepernick Collusion Case

Well this should make for some interesting eDiscovery review. It’s one of the things I used to demonstrate in class actually, once you’ve identified …

Linked - Average Employee Manages Nearly 200 Passwords

According to the report –<p>Employees use an average of 191 passwords to enter 154 times in a given month, racking up an estimated 36 minutes of …