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Daily Archives: January 24, 2018

DuckDuckGo moves beyond search to also protect you while browsing.

DuckDuckGo News: “Over the years, DuckDuckGo has offered millions of people a private alternative to Google, serving over 16 billion anonymous searches. Today we’re excited to launch fully revamped versions of our browser extension and mobile app, extending DuckDuckGo’s protection beyond the search box to wherever the Internet takes you. It’s hard to use the Internet without it feeling a bit creepy – like there’s a nosey neighbor watching everything you do from across the street. Except, instead of a nosey neighbor, it’s a vast array of highly sophisticated tracker networks, run by big companies like Google and Facebook, recording everything you do online, often without your knowledge, and selling their findings to the highest bidder via targeted ads. While closing the blinds at home can put a stop to your neighbors, there isn’t something that simple that can work online. Until now. Today we’re taking a major step to simplify online privacy with the launch of fully revamped versions of our browser extension and mobile app, now with built-in tracker network blocking, smarter encryption, and, of course, private search – all designed to operate seamlessly together while you search and browse the web. Our updated app and extension are now available across all major platforms – Firefox, Safari, Chrome, iOS, and Android – so that you can easily get all the privacy essentials you need on any device with just one download.

New on LLRX – Judging Lawyers: Objectively Evaluating Big Law Litigation Departments

Via LLRX – Judging Lawyers: Objectively Evaluating Big Law Litigation Departments – Itai Gurari talks about a new tool from Judicata called Clerk that analyzes and grades briefs, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses, looking for areas of improvement and attack. Clerk’s analysis spans seven dimensions that measure how well the brief is argued, how well… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Business Intelligence Online Resources 2018

Via LLRX – Business Intelligence Online Resources 2018 – This guide by Marcus Zillman focuses on selected free and fee based resources published by a range of reliable sources that researchers can use for tracking, monitoring and sector research discovery purposes, as well as on tools and techniques to leverage in their business intelligence work. Continue Reading

Blockchain Law Class

“This is an applied course designed to introduce students to the emerging social, economic and legal issues associated with blockchain and crypto-enabled technologies. The course is a survey designed for students with little or no prior experience with these technologies. The course is divided into three modules: (1) an introduction to blockchain and crypto technologies;… Continue Reading

Council of the European Union: latest text of the proposed e-Privacy Regulation

Via Statewatch: “While covering a complex subject matter, this proposal is one that the Presidency recognises as important for the completion of the Digital Single Market and is therefore committed to put considerable efforts towards seeking compromise solutions in order to strike the delicate balance between an adequate level of privacy protection and sufficient incentives… Continue Reading

New Developments in International Legal Information Resources

Lyonette Louis-Jacques via SLAW, New Developments in International Legal Information Resources – “The New Year is a great time to re-assess old legal research tools and review new ones, so here’s a look at some of the additions to and changes in international legal information resources in the past couple of years.” Continue Reading

January 24, 2018 – govinfo is out of beta

Please read the entire news release here: “The primary activities from this last development cycle related to reaching this next phase of the transition from FDsys to govinfo. Other activities included implementation of several security measures for managing web content, completion of a software upgrade of a key interface component of the content management system,… Continue Reading

NYT – A Look Inside The Hyman Archive – confirmed as largest collection of magazines in 2012

The New York Times – All Good Magazines Go to Heaven – “Whenever possible, Mr. Hyman tried to keep two copies of each magazine he acquired. One pristine copy was for his nascent magazine collection and another was for general circulation among his colleagues, marked with his name to ensure it found its way back to… Continue Reading

LC – Virtual Card Catalog Available Online

The following is a guest post by Shawn Gallagher, management and program analyst. “As a child growing up in the 1970s, one of my most prized possessions was a Luke Skywalker action figure. He was the hero of my youth, and I was surprised to learn recently that Luke wasn’t always a Skywalker. He was… Continue Reading

Towards a Reskilling Revolution

World Economic Forum – Towards a Reskilling Revolution – “As the types of skills needed in the labour market change rapidly, individual workers will have to engage in life-long learning if they are to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers. For companies, reskilling and upskilling strategies will be critical if they are to find the talent… Continue Reading

Is frequent use of Facebook bad for your health?

Brad Berens, Chief Strategy Officer. Center for Digital Future: Facebook needs a Surgeon General’s warning – “The social media giant has changed its Newsfeed product to emphasize meaningful interactions, but different experiences on Facebook won’t make its users any happier. It’s hard to decide whether Facebook is more like beer, doughnuts or tobacco, but whichever… Continue Reading

750+ American Communities Have Built Their Own Internet Networks

MotherBoard – A new map shows that more communities than ever are building their own broadband networks to end big telecom’s monopoly: “More communities than ever are embracing building their own broadband networks as an alternative to the Comcast status quo. According to a freshly updated map of community-owned networks, more than 750 communities across… Continue Reading