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Linked - Saudi Twitter users urged to expose Qatar sympathisers

I don’t normally go getting political online, but I just wanted to point out that this is what it looks like when a government decides certain speech …

Link - How Blogging Became My Escape From Anxiety and Depression

Obviously, I feel pretty strongly that blogging can be a great way to not only help yourself, but also help others by connecting with others who are …

Blogging

Linked - MailChimp and Others Should Penalize Cold Emails

This caught my interest –<p>Let’s penalize cold emails.<p>If a recipient chooses, “I never signed up for this mailing list,” I think MailChimp and other …

Linked - Preventing Data Loss When Employees Leave

Trust me, I’ve worked in the corporate legal world and been involved in enough cases of accused IP theft to know that this is true, and is a huge …

Linked - Why Amazon's New Social Media Site Should Not Be Ignored

I suppose this was inevitable, but does the world really need a social network for shopping?<p>“Amazon Spark has one big advantage over Instagram. …

Linked - Traveling out of the country? Lawyers should consider using 'burner' devices

This may not be bad for a lot of people, not just lawyers.<p>“Hinshaw & Culbertson partner Steven Puiszis, the firm’s general counsel for privacy, …

Linked - Hackers are now using the exploit behind WannaCry to snoop on hotel Wi-Fi

Gotta be careful with that hotel wifi. Wouldn’t want hackers to target you and figure out what sites you’re surfing from your hotel room. 😉<p>“Messages …

The NFL's Claims About Metadata in the Ezekiel Elliott Case

I’m not going to get into whether the 6 game suspension was fair or not, or the criminal investigation that was dropped, etc. At least not here.<p>I do, …

Linked - Here's What The Sarahah App Is, Because You’re Probably Like “WTF Is This?

When I first saw someone post this app to Facebook, my immediate thought was, really? Is this a good idea?<p>4. Couldn’t this be used for bullying?<p>UM, …

Linked - Why men are struggling with work-related mental health problems

This is a pretty sad reality, but I know from working in what is a competitive industry, law, that asking for help would probably be seen by many as …

Linked - Best practices for passwords updated after original author regrets his advice

Yeah, so everything you know about passwords? It might be wrong….<p>“Burr’s eight-page password document, titled “NIST Special Publication 800-63. …

Can We Use Technology Intentionally? Tech Companies Are Betting No

If we think about how the internet companies are all battling for our attention, and using all kinds of manipulation to do so, can we be involved …

Study Shows Most of Us Think We're Right, and Others Will See That

Well, that’s what we tell ourselves anyway, and if you pay attention to social media at all, you’ll surely not be shocked by this:<p>New research shows …

Linked - The ABA urges Homeland Security to revise procedures for searching lawyers’ electronic devices

This is one of many concerns we should have about security searches that allow agents to review the information on electronic devices.<p>“Just as border …

Linked - The Truth About "Apply Online" Hell and How to Escape it

Yeah, this. I’ve gone through this myself this year, and I’ve watched other people I know go through it too. Use your network, and if you know …

Linked - Test Your Searches Before the Meet and Confer

If you’ve been in one of my classes, you’re familiar with some examples of why you want to run a search hit report early on, especially before you’ve …

Linked - This Is How To Be a Better Communicator Online and Off, According to a Conversation Expert

There’s a lot in this article that I found interesting, especially for us introverts, but this one sort of took my brain in a different direction.<p><b>4.</b> …

4 #Cybersecurity Issues Attorneys Should Know About

It may be hip to sit down in the local cafe with an iced blended coffee concoction and your laptop, lawyering away in 21st century style, but it's …

Cybersecurity

Linked - Being Too Busy for Friends Won’t Help Your Career

Reading this article was a little bit of a guilt trip, but one I probably need more than I am willing to admit.<p>“Friendship matters.<p>Everything we do …

Keyword Searching is the Beginning, Not the End of Discovery Productions

Discovery productions are a mix of art and science. I am of the mindset that parties should bring a motion to compel when a production is inadequate, …

SEO

5 Tips On How To Avoid Your Own Wells Fargo Moment

If you need a reason to get your ducks in a row with the handling of electronic information, here's your wake-up call.

Law

Linked - Ipro Acquires inData Corp, a Leading Trial Presentation Company

Interesting….<p>“Ipro Tech, a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, announced today that it has acquired inData …

Linked - Anxiety When Speaking? That's Actually Good

I am a firm believer in this.<p>“The question I’m asked most often in workshops and coaching sessions is, “I get really nervous when I present; can you …

Linked – Social media genie won’t go back in the bottle, so we must teach youngsters to use it wisely

Let’s face it. The internet isn’t going away. It’s here to stay, for better and worse. This article does a fair job of describing both the benefits …

Linked - Mecklenburg County can’t provide texts, despite records law

It’s easy to claim text messages and other mobile communications are part of the official record, but again we see that actually preserving and …

Linked - Lawyer's 'Inadvertent' E-Discovery Failures Led to Wells Fargo Data Breach

Part of me can’t help but wonder how much training the attorney’s at this firm attended, or if they were “too busy” to be bothered with learning how …

Linked - Ransomware victims have paid over $25 million in the past two years, study finds

As long as there’s money to be made in it, ransomware will continue to be on the rise, and there is no doubt there is money in it.<p>“While it isn’t …

Privacy Experts Support the FBI’s Warning on Internet-Connected Toys

There are privacy and cybersecurity worries about the presence of ‘smart, interactive, internet-connected toys,’ according to the FBI’s statement.

Privacy

Linked - Texts Generate New E-Discovery Dilemmas for In-House Counsel

As more organizations switch to BYOD policies, where people use their personal devices to get work email, for example, this is becoming a real …