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Linked - Taking your reading to networking

Kevin raises an interesting point.<p>When I read a good post or article, whether from a blogger, reporter, columnist or business person (lawyers …

Linked - The Networking Hack You’ve Been Missing? Telling People to Text you

Given the way we are seeing more and more young people turn to texting instead of calling, and frankly, the number of older people who would also …

Linked - Equifax rival TransUnion also sends site visitors to malicious pages

Turns out the problem here is not that either site got hacked, but perhaps they are both using the same ad-service that was hacked:<p>The common thread …

Linked - Twitter to Introduce Save for Later Bookmarking Feature

I’m looking forward to this, for this very reason:<p>So, if you like a tweet you just want to review later, it can show up in someone else’s timeline …

Linked - Germany's new social-media law analysis: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to remove hate speech in 24 hours or face fines

This is disconcerting, because they are right, Germany is asking social media platforms to decide what is hate speech and what is not, like that’s an …

Linked - Watch Out! Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Steal Your Apple ID Password

This seems simple enough, but can we remember to do this every time, or will this eventually become problematic?<p>In order to protect yourself from …

World Mental Health Day - Mental Health in the Workplace

As you may or may not know. October 10 is recognized by the World Health Organization as “Mental Health Day”. As it turns out, this year the focus is …

Linked - Form of Production for Social Media

Josh asks a good question here. One that is getting more and more complicated as we delve into not only social media, but a ton of other data sources …

Linked - The 2 Things Americans Hate Most About Their Jobs

Unspoken, but hinted around, in this article, is that employees who aren’t trusted, probably also don’t trust their employers, and then this is where …

Fear and Outrage For the Win!

Earlier this week, I had some thoughts on how all of that supposedly anonymous data could be put together to find out who you really are and track …

Linked - Trump's FCC Boss Blasts Apple For Refusing To 'Turn On' FM iPhone Chipsets That Don't Actually Exist

Uh-oh, could this be #FakeNews coming from the government itself? Shame….<p>“And while that may look like Pai was busy trying to do a good thing, Apple …

New CIS Cybersecurity Guide for Small and Medium Businesses

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) recently published CIS Controls: Implementation Guide for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). This …

Cybersecurity

How Anonymous is Anonymous Data?

Turns out, it probably isn’t too difficult to put together some pieces of your identity using the “anonymous” data that is tracked by various …

Linked - 5 Quick Sites That Let You Check if Links Are Safe

One of my biggest concerns about link-shorteners has always been that the receiver has no way of knowing where the link takes them until the click …

Sedona Conference Releases Finalized Third Edition of the Sedona Principles

The often-cited e-discovery guidelines were ‘put through the ringer,’ and the result is updated principles and expanded commentary for a new …

Design

Linked - Why Training is Always Pushed Down the Priority List

It’s true, the cost of training is almost always one of the first things cut when it comes time to reduce spending. Those of us who value good …

Linked - Wait, No Go. Wait, No Go. Striking The Balance On When To Incur Costs For eDiscovery.

If you work with eDiscovery, you’ve been here:<p>You know what I’m talking about — where the client wants to wait and wait and wait on engaging in …

Do You Know What Google Says About You?

It’s 2017. We all should just assume potential employers, admission reps, dates, friends, in-laws, etc. are using Google to find out more about us.<p>Do …

Linked - Don’t Believe What You Read: Social Media Screenshots Are Easy to Fake

I know I’ve said it many times, but just because someone shares something on social media that looks like it’s true, doesn’t actually mean …

What Was Your Major and Does It Matter Now?

If you’ve been reading much of the news about the recent Equifax data breach, you may have seen someone asking whether the Chief Information Security …

Linked - Equifax confirms massive data breach was result of missed patch

What this does is tell us that Equifax isn’t all that different than law firms. Sure, we want to make sure patches and updates are applied, we all …

Linked - Tesla Remotely Extended The Range Of Drivers In Florida For Free... And That's NOT A Good Thing

I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s not a good thing that they did it, but I think it sort of exposed something we haven’t really thought much …

Linked - CCleaner Was Hacked: What You Need to Know

Seems to maybe be just a small subset of users who might have been infected, but this is scary.<p>“Thankfully, it looks like this malware only affected …

Linked – Emerging content formats challenge e-discovery

As an industry, we’re always behind, but this is telling – “As new types of content materialize from various applications and devices, the …

Linked - Why you shouldn’t unlock your phone with your face

You know, it occurs to me that while Apple made it tougher for someone to get into your data through a phone backup, they made it super easy for law …

Linked - Should litigators think like investigators when using e-discovery tools?

First off, the answer to the question in the title is, yes, of course. But, this is one point that really stuck with me, because over the years as a …

Linked - iOS 11 May be the end for digital forensics as we know it.

This should be interesting.<p>“Sean Morrissey, CEO of Katana Forensics has seen the beta versions of iOS 11 and now that the GM is available, his …

Practical Tips For an Effective Litigation Hold Notice

Good Piece on Web Advertising

There is lots to enjoy in this article by Doc Searls about what he calls “adtech”.<p>To give you a brief explanation, it starts with this quote:<p>In …