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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 28, 2019

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 28, 2019 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Ok, Google, Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Lawyering?

Oseid, Julie A. and Vorenberg, Amy and Koenig, Melissa Love, Ok, Google, Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Lawyering? (2019). 102 Marquette Law Review 1269 (2019); U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-13; Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 19-13. Available at SSRN: – “Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) replace human lawyering?… Continue Reading

New federal rules will limit police searches of DNA ancestry databases

Department of Justice Announces Interim Policy on Emerging Method to Generate Leads for Unsolved Violent Crimes, September 24, 2019: “…the Department of Justice announced its Interim Policy on forensic genetic genealogy (FGG), an emerging investigative technique that will combine technological advancements in DNA analysis and searching with traditional geneology research. FGG is a unique investigative method that… Continue Reading

In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure

The New York Times – “…The conventional wisdom is that computer science and engineering majors have better employment prospects and higher earnings than their peers who choose liberal arts. This is true for the first job, but the long-term story is more complicated. The advantage for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors fades steadily… Continue Reading

The Drone Databook – study of military drone capabilities

The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College – “The Drone Databook [September 2019] is an in-depth survey of the military drone capabilities of over 90 countries around the globe that are known to possess and operate unmanned aircraft. This study includes information about each country’s active drone inventories, drone units, training… Continue Reading

PACER Court Records ‘Can Never Be Free,’ Judge Says

House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing held September 26, 2019 – The Federal Judiciary in the 21st Century: Ensuring the Public’s Right of Access to the Courts – Statement by The Honorable Audrey G. Fleissig</a, >U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Missouri “…Based on the experiences of California and the FBI, upgrading the current Judiciary… Continue Reading

At Least 70 Countries Have Had Disinformation Campaigns, Study Finds

The New York Times – “…Despite increased efforts by internet platforms like Facebook to combat internet disinformation, the use of the techniques by governments around the world is growing, according to a report released Thursday by researchers at Oxford University. Governments are spreading disinformation to discredit political opponents, bury opposing views and interfere in foreign… Continue Reading

The Google Feature Magnifying Disinformation

The Atlantic – “…Google calls a “knowledge panel,” a collection of definitive-seeming information (dates, names, biographical details, net worths) that appears when you Google someone or something famous. Seven years after their introduction, in 2012, knowledge panels are essential internet infrastructure: 62 percent of mobile searches in June 2019 were no-click, according to the research… Continue Reading

The US and Canadian Collective Print Book Collection: A 2019 Snapshot

OCLC – by Brian Lavoie – “In this position paper, Lavoie traces the contours of the US and Canadian collective print book collection—the collective print book holdings of all libraries in the US and Canada whose collections are registered in WorldCat, the world’s largest shared registry of library collections. Collective collections are growing in importance… Continue Reading