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Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute

“In celebration of the 220th birthday of the Library of Congress, the Law Library of Congress is proud to announce a new offering on designed to more quickly and easily connect patrons to our educational presentations and resources—the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute. On the Legal Research Institute homepage, users will see resources divided into four options: U.S. Law Webinars; Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Webinars; Onsite Classes; and Online Resources….”

NSA’s guide for choosing a safe text chat and video conferencing service

ZDNet – NSA publishes guidance on choosing a secure teleworking service. Assessed tools include Slack, Zoom, Signal, Skype, more. “The guidance contains a list of security criteria that the NSA hopes companies take into consideration when selecting which telework tool/service they want to deploy in their environments. The NSA document is not only meant for… Continue Reading

How to Protect Yourself if You’re Forced to Return to Work

Lifehacker: “As some states prepare to open up again, against the advice of experts, what protections do workers have in that they event they feel unsafe at work? This concern was made especially pressing by the recent Department of Labor announcement that workers who refuse to return to work out of general safety concerns cannot… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset

“CORD-19 – COVID-19 Open Research Dataset The Semantic Scholar team at the Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to provide CORD-19, a free resource of more than 57,000 scholarly articles about the novel coronavirus for use by the global research community…Discover New Insights About the Novel Coronavirus. Quickly explore the latest… Continue Reading

NIH COVID-19 Portfolio

“The iSearch COVID-19 portfolio is NIH’s comprehensive, curated source for publications related to COVID-19. This portfolio includes articles from PubMed and pre-prints from arXiv, medRxiv, bioRxiv, ChemRxiv, SSRN and Research Square. The portfolio is updated daily with the latest available data.” See also this blog posting – New NIH Resource to Analyze COVID-19 Literature: The… Continue Reading

Managers turn to surveillance software to ensure employees are (really) working from home

Washington Post – Managers turn to surveillance software, always-on webcams to ensure employees are (really) working from home – “Always-on webcams, virtual “water coolers,” constant monitoring: Is the tech industry’s new dream for remote work actually a nightmare?…In the weeks since social distancing lockdowns abruptly scattered the American workforce, businesses across the country have scrambled… Continue Reading

Studies leave question of ‘airborne’ coronavirus transmission unanswered

Washington Post – Research from China detects virus traces in the air, but it is unclear whether such aerosols are infectious or a significant part of the pandemic – “A growing number of studies, including one published this week in the journal Nature, have found evidence that the coronavirus can remain suspended in the air in… Continue Reading

Google Meet premium video meetings—free for everyone

Google Blog: “Today, we’re making Google Meet, our premium video conferencing product, free for everyone, with availability rolling out over the coming weeks. We’ve invested years in making Meet a secure and reliable video conferencing solution that’s trusted by schools, governments and enterprises around the world, and in recent months we’ve accelerated the release of… Continue Reading