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Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

Can Lawyers Ethically Accept Client Crypto Payments?

Law Technology Today: “If you’re a lawyer or someone who works in the law field, you know how important it is to stay abreast of changes that may affect how you do business and interact with clients. Some of them relate to ethical behavior. One increasingly common moral question on the minds of many legal professionals is whether to accept cryptocurrency payments from clients…”

Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online

TechCrunch: “…The exposed server contained more than 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users in Vietnam. But because the server wasn’t protected with a password, anyone… Continue Reading

Democratic Resilience

Center for American Progress –  A Comparative Review of Russian Interference in Democratic Elections and Lessons Learned for Securing Future Elections: “The upcoming U.S. presidential election will be the first since Russia’s extensive and systematic attack on the 2016 cycle. Unfortunately, the interference campaign did not end on November 8, 2016. Multiple law enforcement filings,… Continue Reading

Study finds Big Data eliminates confidentiality in court judgements

swissinfo: “Swiss researchers have found that algorithms that mine large swaths of data can eliminate anonymity in federal court rulings. This could have major ramifications for transparency and privacy protection. This is the result of a study by the University of Zurich’s Institute of Law, published in the legal journal “Jusletter” and shared by Swiss… Continue Reading

Can AI Hold Patents? – Can AI Hold Patents? Quick Takes on the USPTO’s Questions About Artificial Intelligence – “Academics have been debating for a while whether machines can be inventors for the purposes of patent law. Earlier this month, University of Surrey IP professor Ryan Abbott and others upped the ante, forming the Artificial Inventor Project and… Continue Reading

Source Hacking: Media Manipulation in Practice

Data & Society – “Online media manipulators often use specific techniques to hide the source of the false and problematic information they circulate. Joan Donovan and Brian Friedberg label this strategy “source hacking.” Typically used during breaking news events, source hacking targets journalists and other influential public figures to pick up falsehoods and unknowingly amplify… Continue Reading

On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Bot

“Brian Friedberg is an investigative ethnographer whose work focuses on the impacts that alternative media, anonymous communities and popular cultures have on political communication and organization. Brian works with Dr. Joan Donovan, who heads one of the world’s leading teams focused on understanding and combating online disinformation and extremism, based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on… Continue Reading