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Trust me: Scalable customer education is not all that

Software companies often want to deliver scalable customer education programs, but sometimes it makes send to do things that don't scale.

Education

Linked - 37% of IT pros to look for new jobs in 2017

“If your IT department isn’t already worried about staff retention, some new stats might change that. A new poll finds 37% of IT pros plan to begin …

AT&T Just Showed Us What The Death Of Net Neutrality Is Going To Look Like

For some time now we've warned how the FCC's decision to not ban zero rating (exempting <b>some</b> content from usage caps) was going to come back and bite …

Net Neutrality

Linked - Blame the Echo Chamber on Facebook. But Blame Yourself, Too

In The Big Sort, Bill Bishop shows how, over the last 30 years, Americans have sorted themselves into like-minded neighborhoods. The same appears to …

Linked - This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Image by jacklail<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a …

Linked - Why Do Managers And Employees Have Such Different Views Of Work-Life Balance?

According to research from Office Team, 63% of senior managers said their company is “very supportive of their staff’s efforts to achieve work-life …

TOR, Signal, and beyond: a law-abiding citizen’s guide to privacy

“Only the paranoid survive.” — Andy Grove<p>In case you don’t know who Andy Grove was, he was Hungarian refugee who escaped communism, studied …

Security

Forensic Experts Weigh in on Laptop/Email Tools

<b>Tuesday, November 01, 2016</b> (0 Comments)<br>Posted by: Mary Mack<p>With the uproar over the time the FBI indicated that it would be required to analyze …

Forensics

Linked - Here’s a secret: ?oogle.com. is not google.com

The Danger<p>Well, someone, somewhere, gave out the domain ?oogle.com to someone who was not representing google.com. what is stopping them from …

Introducing the Cybersecurity Reference Model

​ <br>Originally Published in Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, Law Journal Newsletters<br>November 2016<p>Cybersecurity has penetrated our everyday existence, …

Cybersecurity

Linked - Can You Go Home Again?

Image by flazingo_photos<p>“An interesting effect of the changing business landscape has been a change in the attitude toward departed employees. In the …

Ralph Losey has a New Book - eDiscovery for Everyone

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the ABA has a new book by Ralph Losey out all about eDiscovery. I’ll let Ralph describe it himself:<p>As …

Backup Isn't Just For Your Computer Anymore

Data tools - Download your data. I am always reminding you to back up your computer. At least it seems that way. But, the more we live our lives in …

Google

WordPress used for over 60 percent of top-100 Inc. sites - Real Lawyers Have Blogs

A couple months ago, a marketing consultant to a major law firm pooh-poohed my suggestion on Facebook that he consider WordPress for the law firm’s …

WordPress

Linked - Why you should never work longer than 90 minutes at a time

In response to this information, and in an effort to better understand productivity, Florida State University Professor K. Anders Ericsson and his …

Have We Thought Through The Future Completely?

Interestingly enough, I had planned to write about this topic with a look at automation, specifically self-driving cars and trucks, but then I saw …

Linked - 131 Cyber Security Tips that Anyone Can Apply

Yes, 131 is a lot. I actually looked through the list and can’t say that I would bother with a few of them, because I don’t think they address …

Linked - AA's Promising Faster Wi-Fi, Courtesy of ViaSat (Not Gogo)

Image by herdeirodocaos33<p>This latest announcement is far from a permanent break-up. “Gogo will still be outfitting other aircraft in our domestic …

Linked - Turning back the clock 1 hour takes a serious toll on your mental health

Image by stevegarfield<p>The fall transition to standard time is linked to an increase in crime that costs the country billions of dollars annually. …

Why mobile workers should download the Workfrom app

The other day, I saw a guy in Starbucks typing away on an iMac. Yes, he set up a desktop computer in a café. Another dude at another Starbucks was …

Mobile

Linked - Facebook offers: why they could be too good to be true

At first the posts are relatively harmless. Many Facebook users don’t see the issue with liking or sharing a post.<br>After thousands of people catch on …

Linked - Police forces 'overwhelmed' by digital evidence, watchdog finds

“Some police forces in England and Wales risk being “overwhelmed” by the volume of digital evidence being collected, the police watchdog has …

December 1st is eDiscovery Day

Image by DafneCholet<p>Mark your calendars now!<p>I don’t know if that is like a Congressional declaration or anything, but no matter. What Dec. 1st will …

Mobile Device E-Discovery & Investigations

Data from mobile devices is either your current - or will be your next - biggest challenge<p>Whether you are collecting and reviewing for e-discovery or …

Mobile

Linked - Survey: Reckless Social Media May Get You Fired

When it comes to employment and social media, the First Amendment does not apply. You can, in fact, get fired for what you write, post, and share …

Linked - 75% of internet use will be mobile in 2017 according to forecast

“Zenith Media has released a forecast which says that mobile devices will account for 75% of global internet traffic in 2017. This is a jump from 40% …

Linked – LastPass makes password management free across all of your PCs, tablets and phones

“From today, you’ll be able to use LastPass to manage all of your passwords across all of your internet-enabled PCs, tablets and phones, free of …

Twitter Ads Get a Bit Too Personal

This was a weird thing to see on Twitter in a promoted ad the other day. Can I sue for defamation since none of this actually happened to me? …

How Many Adapters Would I Need With the New Macbook Pro?

Mobile sized external hard drive as a backup copy of important data in case of laptop failure. Replace, or get a USB adapter.<p>Leaving some demo data …