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Daily Archives: March 23, 2020

COVID-19: Cybercrime Opportunities and Law Enforcement Response

CALI – Guest Speakers Available for Remote Teaching Law School Courses / Coronavirus/Covid-19Updated 3/20/2020: “I noticed that several generous folks were offering to be guest speakers for law school courses and thought it would be a good idea to consolidate a list in one place.  I sent out a short survey – – and these professionals volunteered! I invite you to examine their credentials and contact them directly to arrange to speak to your class.  CALI is working on a more long term version of this service that would go beyond this current pandemic.  If you have any questions or you are a volunteer who wants their name removed, contact me John Mayer – [email protected] or DM me @johnpmayer.” [h/t Mary Whisner]

Guide and Design for Rapidly Produced Face Shields

Columbia University Libraries – What is the problem? As the Coronavirus Pandemic  continues to spread around the world, the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) becomes more acute. With a 3D printer, however, it is possible—while supplies last—for ordinary citizens to manufacture PPE and make them available to hospitals and clinics in their communities.… Continue Reading

Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus

The New York Times – “In cities across the United States, traffic on roads and highways has fallen dramatically over the past week as the coronavirus outbreak forces people to stay at home and everyday life grinds to a halt. Pollution has dropped too. A satellite that detects emissions in the atmosphere linked to cars… Continue Reading

The Financial Times is making key coronavirus coverage free to read

“Coronavirus: free to read Note from Roula Khalaf, Editor: The Financial Times is making key coronavirus coverage free to read to keep everyone informed during this extraordinary crisis. Please share the stories on this page using #FTfreetoread.” Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads | Free to read Continue Reading

Big Tech Could Emerge From Coronavirus Crisis Stronger Than Ever

The New York Times – Amazon is hiring aggressively to meet customer demand. Traffic has soared on Facebook and YouTube. And cloud computing has become essential to home workers: “…While the rest of the economy is tanking from the crippling impact of the coronavirus, business at the biggest technology companies is holding steady — even… Continue Reading

Yale Program on Financial Stability – COVID-19 Crisis

Yale School of Management – “Central banks, fiscal authorities, and international organizations are taking extraordinary steps to respond to the market distress caused by the COVID pandemic. Policy makers need decision support as they consider their options. The Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS) is tracking what governments across the world are doing in response… Continue Reading

Cyborgs, trolls and bots: A guide to online misinformation

AP: “…Political misinformation has been around since before the printing press, but the internet has allowed falsehoods, conspiracy theories and exaggerations to spread faster and farther than ever. Misinformation is defined as any false information, regardless of intent, including honest mistakes or misunderstandings of the facts. Disinformation, on the other hand, typically refers to misinformation… Continue Reading

The Bar Exam and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Need for Immediate Action

Angelos, Claudia; Berman, Sara; Lu Bilek, Mary; Chomsky, Carol M.; Curcio, Andrea Anne; Griggs, Marsha; Howarth, Joan W.; Kaufman, Eileen R.; Jones Merritt, Deborah; Salkin, Patricia; and Wegner, Judith W., “The Bar Exam and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Need for Immediate Action” (2020). Scholarly Works. 1284. “The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has profoundly disrupted life… Continue Reading

CRS – National Emergency Powers

CRS Report – National Emergency Powers, Elaine Halchin, Specialist in American National Government, Updated March 23, 2020: “The President of the United States has available certain powers that may be exercised in the event that the nation is threatened by crisis, exigency, or emergency circumstances (other than natural disasters, war, or near-war situations). Such powers… Continue Reading

Congressional Staff: Duties, Qualifications, and Skills – Congressional Staff: Duties, Qualifications, and Skills Identified by Members of Congress for Selected Positions, R. Eric Petersen, Specialist in American National Government, March 10, 2020: “The roles, duties, and activities of congressional staff are matters of ongoing interest to Members of Congress, congressional staff, and observers of Congress. Members of the House and Senate… Continue Reading