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How to Protect Your School Computer

Ahhhhh, back-to-school. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils. Blank notebooks and backpacks free of bottom-of-the-bag schmutz. New books with …

Malware

Reading - Gmail will now automatically add Google Calendar events for emails with flight, hotel, restaurant, or ticket info

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Generally speaking, I like the idea. Where it falls flat for me is when someone sends me their travel itinerary so that I know …

Reading - FAA Approves In-Flight Internet That Might Not Suck

Darn, now they’re going to expect me to answer emails on the plane too. There goes my one chance for being unplugged! 😉

In all seriousness, with the …

Best Times to Post - Know Your Audience

We’ve all seen them. Those blog posts and tools that promise to tell you the best time to post your links on social media to get the best response. …

Judge Facciola: eDiscovery costs have driven an entire economic class out of court

Posted on August 26, 2015

This is the first of three posts relaying our conversation with recently retired US judge John Facciola, widely considered …

Digital Forensics

Reading - The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Really, what else is there to say? Working long hours may make us feel important, but it doesn’t help us do better work. A lack of sleep absolutely …

Reading - Surprise! Cyberintrusions are Directed at eDiscovery Evidence

Not surprising at all is it? If you want to target sensitive data, a third party who doesn’t have the same strong sense of protecting it, in an …

6 Ways You Can Build Skills Without Asking Anyone for Help

At some companies, your boss will actively suggest that you attend conferences or provide opportunities for on-the-job training. But, there are also …

Microsoft Excel

Reading - LinkedIn’s Lookup App Helps You Find Your Coworkers More Easily

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I can’t imagine anything that condemns the current state of corporate intranets than LinkedIn thinking they could do a better job of …

Reading - 5 Ways to Stop Embarrassing Yourself on LinkedIn

I will admit that I am guilty of number 5, not paying attention to LinkedIn as much as I should. Are you guilty of any of these? Do you think less of …

eDiscovery is Killing Us All

Here’s a humbling story from my first year in ediscovery. It was my day off and I was in the doctor’s office. My BlackBerry rang (remember those?) …

Reading - What You Need To Remember About Your Personal Brand

Most of us probably cringe at the idea of having a personal brand, including me. On the other hand, that’s exactly what we should be thinking about, …

A Case Study on Privilege Logs

Privilege logs require more than merely saying a prospectively privileged document is an “attorney-client communication.” This requires litigants to …

Programming

Update Firefox Now! Or a Security Flaw Can Steal Your Local Files

Attention, Mozilla Firefox users. You need to fire up your browser on your computer and download the latest version right now. Mozilla has issued a …

Firefox

Reading - Why Not Using All Of Your Vacation Time Is Hazardous To Your Health

“Americans still only take about half their paid time off. Not taking all your vacation days hurts your brain function and poses other serious health …

eDiscovery Experts: The Secret Weapons of Modern Litigation

Special Guest: Andy Webb

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For many attorneys, eDiscovery is a process to be abused or ignored. However, the state bar ethics …

Computer Forensics

Reading - Employee Advocacy Must Be Inspired, Not Mandated

How would you feel if your employer asked you to “spread the word” on your personal social media profiles? Would you do it happily? Would you …

Google Continues Devolving Plus

Back when Google first made their foray into social networks with Google Plus, they were all about making all of their products accessible through …

After Advertising Dies What's Next for the Web?

With more and more users accessing websites through mobile devices, and news that Apple is going to let users block ads on websites on those devices, …

Advanced spyware for Android now available to script kiddies everywhere

One of the more recent discoveries resulting from the breach two weeks ago of malware-as-a-service provider Hacking Team is sure to interest Android …

Security

Self Destructing GMail - EDiscovery Nightmare?

Want your Gmail messages to self-destruct? There%u2019s a Chrome extension for that%u2026 | 9to5Google. DMail is a Chrome addon that puts a tether on …

Remotely Hacking a Car While It's Driving

This is a big deal. Hackers can remotely hack the Uconnect system in cars just by knowing the car's IP address. They can disable the brakes, turn on …

Jeep

Federal Appeals Court Says Doc Review Is NOT Real Legal Work

The gravamen of [David] Lola’s complaint is that he performed document review under such tight constraints that he exercised no legal judgment

Logikcull Calls eDiscovery "A Stain" on the Legal System

My friend Andy Wilson, the CEO of Logikcull, is certainly blunt. I guess this is to be expected from a man whose sartorial splendor generally …

Legal System

Feds Have Always Claimed Technology Let Terrorists Hide

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I needed to go back to fix something way back from the early, early days of this blog, and I saw a headline that blew me …

The Importance of a Cooperative Discovery Process

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In a previous post we discussed generally the idea of a cooperative discovery …

Pocket for iOS adds the ability to listen to articles with new text-to-speech feature

Pocket, the popular app that allows users to save articles and read them later, has received an update that adds another way to consume saved articles. Announced in a blog post, Pocket for iOS now supports Listen, the company’s popular text-to-speech feature that was previously available only on …

iOS

Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC

While cloud-based email systems like Gmail are very handy, it's also sensible to keep a copy of your mailbox on your local PC for safety and …

Gmail

Malwarebytes releases Mac security software to get rid of Apple malware, adware

Malwarebytes has announced its first dedicated security download for Mac users, in response to what the firm sees as growing concerns over increased …

Security