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Ballotpedia’s Daily and Weekly Biden Transition Tracker

Transition Tracker is Ballotpedia’s email digest covering Joe Biden’s presidential transition team, potential cabinet appointees, and the different policy positions of those individuals who can impact the new administration. This version of the Transition Tracker is sent out every weekday, Monday to Friday, ready to keep you informed about all the important news as it happens….This version of the Transition Tracker is sent out weekly, every Friday, ready to keep you informed about the transition process without overwhelming your inbox.”

Google Maps takes on Facebook with launch of its own news feed

TechCrunch: “People are getting frustrated that Stories are everywhere now, but Google Maps is keeping it old school. Instead of adding tiny circles to the top of the app’s screen, Google Maps is introducing its own news feed. Technically, Google calls its new feature the “Community Feed,” as it includes posts from a local area.… Continue Reading

At every turn the distortion of data has been central to the U.S. government’s disastrous response to the coronavirus

Highline – HuffPo – “This is an accounting of the damage…The administration has failed on so many different fronts in its handling of the coronavirus, creating the overall impression of sheer mayhem. But there is a common thread that runs through these government malfunctions. Precise, transparent data is crucial in the fight against a pandemic—yet… Continue Reading

How to watch out for scams as a coronavirus vaccine nears

ICE pivots to combat COVID-19 vaccine fraud with launch of Operation Stolen Promise 2.0 – via AP: “Homeland Security Investigations officials are preparing for a crush of new scams when the coronavirus vaccine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which could come in a few weeks. A few things to keep in… Continue Reading

The algorithms are watching us, but who is watching the algorithms?

ZDNet – “A two-year investigation into the private and public use of AI systems shows that more oversight is needed, particularly in government services like policing. Empowering algorithms to make potentially life-changing decisions about citizens still comes with significant risk of unfair discrimination, according to a new report published by the UK’s Center for Data… Continue Reading

One person in the room with you has COVID-19. Here’s how long it takes to get infected

Fast Company – “Keep six feet of distance. Issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and adopted by many businesses, it’s the guideline that most of us have lived by during COVID-19. But as the climate has turned cold and some of us have moved indoors, John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics… Continue Reading

Federal system for tracking hospital beds and COVID-19 patients provides questionable data

Science Magazine: “Across the United States, COVID-19 wards like this one at University of Wisconsin Health in Madison are filling up fast, but federal data on their patient numbers and available beds are suspect, which could hinder getting personal protective equipment, other supplies, or medicines to where they are needed most…HHS Protect’s problems are a national issue,… Continue Reading

‘It Was Terrifying.’ Law Dean on the Mend From COVID-19 – “Lyrissa Lidsky, dean of the University of Missouri School of Law, knew something wasn’t right when she came home two weeks ago so exhausted that she fell asleep in her work clothes and slumbered through the night. That marked the start of a two-week bout with COVID-19 where she vacillated between feeling well… Continue Reading

2020 in review: Legal software for working remotely

Via LLRX – 2020 in review: Legal software for working remotely – Attorney and legal technology expert Nicole L. Black has written throughout 2020 about cloud-based legal technology tools and their relevance to legal practices. Whether your law firm has already begun the shift to a cloud-based law practice or is planning to do so in… Continue Reading