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Linked – Dictate – Speech Recognition for PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook

This seems interesting, especially for Outlook. Now, if they could just make a Mac version and a mobile version. But hey, if you’re an Office user on …

Linked - Why You Should Stop Working on the Weekends – for Your Health

Go ahead and finish up your work week today, and go have a weekend, cool? All that extra work is not good for you.<p>“Some employees may think logging …

Linked - Simply viewing this malicious ad will infect your computer with ransomware

And this is why we stay up to date on security updates, and also a big part of why I use and ad blocker.<p>A new malvertising campaign from the AdGholas …

Holy Early Discovery, Batman! You’ll Want To Know About This

Everybody, have you heard? There’s a brand-new dance, and it’s called the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project.<p>Not ringing any bells? Yeah, not …

Law

Linked - ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

“ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration’s roll back of …

Linked - Why Women Aren't Networking And 7 Ways To Fix It

Well this is just silly –<p>When I was in my twenties, two things would happen when my then-boyfriend and I went to dinner with another couple. The men …

Linked - You Cannot Learn What You Think You Already Know

The implications for this truth are quite far-reaching, no? Whether we want to talk about in a training environment or have a discussion about …

We Really Aren't Good at this Work Life Balance

I mean when surveys show that Americans, who have always been kind of lame about taking vacations, are getting even worse, it’s pretty clear the idea …

Google is Going to Make It Easier to Backup Your Stuff

With the move of the consumer version of Google Drive to Backup and Sync, Google is going to make it easier for Mac and Windows users to …

Linked - Security Tips for Smarter Smartphone Banking (Android)

Mobile banking is everywhere, and why not? What could be better than depositing a check or paying a bill right from your phone? Heck, even through …

Reminder - Be Careful with your Likes

Over on my blog for child abuse survivors, we’ve had a stark reminder of just how many people see if you “like” something on social media. Obviously, …

Linked - Social Media-Related Litigation Surges, Lawyers Report

This was obviously, inevitable. Wherever you have groups of people interacting, and generating data, you will have legal issues. That can be good for …

Linked - Epidemic: Hackers Insert Cyber Attacks in Social Media Posts

This is something I’ve been concerned about for a long time, because links on social media are usually shortened using a service like bitly, or even …

Linked - Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

“Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying — and dangerous — urge to look at a text message while you’re …

Linked - Crime, Punishment and Biased Sentencing

This is some interesting stuff to think about:<p>The students, part of a university honors class this semester called When Machines Decide: The Promise …

Linked - Your Car Could Be the Next Ransomware Target

I love technology, but the day I walk out to my car and it demands bitcoin ransom before it will even start, might be the day that living off the …

Linked - Why Your Law Firm Can’t Innovate

There may be something to this, in the old “When you have a hammer everything looks like a nail” sort of way. When everything looks like the nail in …

Linked - Google plans to clean up the web with Chrome ad blocker next year

On one hand, good for Google for recognizing the blight that internet advertising has become.<p>On the other, can we trust a company who’s main source …

Linked - The Beginner's Guide to PC Backup

I’ve written plenty of times about the importance of backups, multiple backups even. If you know you need to backup, but aren’t sure where to begin, …

Internetmatters.org

The British website internetmatters.org is a great place for parents, English and otherwise, to learn about keeping kids safe online, and educating …

Linked - Tainted Leaks

Oh this is going to be fun….<p>“Last year, I wrote about the potential for doxers to alter documents before they leaked them. It was a theoretical …

Linked - The Advantage Of Being A Little Underemployed

It is interesting to realize that many of us are so busy “being productive” that we never really find time to solve the big problems and make the big …

Linked - 3 ways companies can help tackle mental health issues

About one in five U.S. workers has a mental illness, but the majority has not disclosed it to their employer.<p>That should come as no surprise. The …

Linked - Summer vacations can cause havoc for IT departments

Every company has workaholics who can’t leave their duties behind when heading out on vacation. They’re kind of worker who, if the hotel doesn’t have …

Linked - kCura: UK War with Hosting Partners?

To date partners that provide data hosting have had to buy, install and maintain their own infrastructure – charging a premium to companies that need …

Linked - Personal Posts Absolutely Belong on LinkedIn

“We didn’t quite read the whole definition – we all got a bit caught up in “productive and successful” there. Let’s try it again:<p>to connect the …

Is the Internet Broken, or are We Broken?

I read this recent quote from an article about Ev Williams this week and something seemed oddly familiar about it:<p>The trouble with the internet, Mr. …

Link - It's Not Just Chris Cornell: Suicide Rates Highest Among Middle-Aged Men

“The news that 52-year-old Seattle grunge rock icon Chris Cornell had killed himself after a concert in Detroit shocked and saddened fans of the …

Linked - Collaboration Apps Make E-Discovery More Difficult

I have a question about this part of the article. Since I’m not a lawyer, I don’t know the answer to this. First, the pull quote:<p>Larger businesses …