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Daily Archives: April 14, 2020

How to Cover Your Tracks Every Time You Go Online

Wired – Online tracking can often feel downright invasive. From using VPNs to clearing browser histories, we’ve got your back. “Venture online nowadays and your presence is immediately logged and tracked in all manner of ways. Sometimes this can be helpful—like when you want to see new movies similar to ones you’ve watched in the past—but very often it feels invasive and difficult to control. Here we’re going to show you how to cover some of those tracks, or not to leave any in the first place. This isn’t quite the same as going completely invisible online or encrypting every single thing you do. But it should help you sweep up most records of your online activity that you’d rather disappear…”

Apple makes mobility data available to aid COVID-19 efforts

Apple Newsroom: “Apple today released a mobility data trends tool from Apple Maps to support the impactful work happening around the globe to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This mobility data may provide helpful insights to local governments and health authorities and may also be used as a foundation for new public policies by showing… Continue Reading

NY and LA lead country in extent of Covid-19 testing – JHU tracks cases by county

Politico Nightly: “In the U.S., more than 2.8 million coronavirus tests have helped reveal more than half a million cases of Covid-19. New York leads the nation in testing, conducting 16 percent of all tests, which have covered more than 2.7 percent of the state’s population. More than 1.1 percent of New York residents have… Continue Reading

When Could Things Reopen – How Each State Is Responding To COVID-19

NPR – “Just as the coronavirus has spread from coast to coast and disrupted nearly every aspect of daily life, so too have the state-level restrictions and recommendations designed to combat it. Governors are implementing all sorts of measures aimed at controlling the outbreak and responding to the public health and economic damage it has… Continue Reading

Constitutional Considerations of Remote Voting In Congress

CRS Legal Sidebar – Constitutional Considerations of Remote Voting In Congress April 14, 2020: “COVID-19 has had an impact on almost every facet of American life. Congress has not been spared. Largely because the risk of transmission of the disease is highest in concentrated groups, there have been calls to alter the internal operation of… Continue Reading

Digital 2020 Report

Hootsuite – A comprehensive look at the state of the internet, mobile devices, social media, and ecommerce. “4.5 billion internet users around the globe. 3.8 billion people on social media. What are the best opportunities in digital? Which platforms are growing fastest? And what new consumer behaviors should your brand be paying attention to?  Steer… Continue Reading

Securely Collaborate and Communicate Remotely: A How-To for Lawyers

Via LLRX – Securely Collaborate and Communicate Remotely: A How-To for Lawyers – Attorney and Legal Technology Evangelist Nicole L. Black delves into how collaborating effectively and confidentially has always been an important part of practicing law. The COIV-19 pandemic has significantly increased the focus on identifying and implementing tools and techniques that enable secure… Continue Reading

Join Us on April 23 for a Foreign Law Webinar on Fighting Pandemics

“Please join Laney Zhang and Nicolas Boring for the Law Library’s upcoming webinar, Fighting Pandemics: Foreign and International Legislative Frameworks, at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 23, 2020. This webinar is the latest installment in the Law Library’s new series of webinars focused on foreign and comparative law. Focusing on select European and Asian jurisdictions,… Continue Reading

Harvard Researchers Say Some Social Distancing May Be Needed Into 2022

Bloomberg: “People around the world might need to practice some level of social distancing intermittently through 2022 to stop Covid-19 from surging anew and overwhelming hospital systems, a group of Harvard disease researchers said Tuesday. Lifting social-distancing measures all at once could risk simply delaying the epidemic’s peak and potentially making it more severe, the… Continue Reading