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Daily Archives: January 10, 2022

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 9, 2022

Via LLRXPete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 9, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity 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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: The Internet is Held Together With Spit & Baling Wire; To catch an insurrectionist: Facebook and Google are helping the FBI find January 6 rioters; and China harvests masses of data on Western targets, documents show; and 6 Ways to Delete Yourself From the Internet.

Remote Work Proves the Firm Library Is More Than a Physical Space

Via LLRX – Remote Work Proves the Firm Library Is More Than a Physical Space – Marshall Voizard is a law firm reference supervisor. He shares significant insights into the profession in the time of COVID. Voizard states that the past 18 months have accelerated positive changes, illustrating to all that the library is no… Continue Reading

Yale, Georgetown, Other Top Schools Illegally Collude to Limit Student Financial Aid, Lawsuit Alleges

Wall Street Journal (paywall – alternate source/ Yale Daily News) – “Sixteen major U.S. universities, including Yale University, Georgetown University and Northwestern University, are being sued for alleged antitrust violations because of the way they work together to determine financial-aid awards for students. According to a lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court late Sunday by… Continue Reading

The Data Are Pointing to One Major Driver of America’s Murder Spike

The Atlantic – A massive increase in gun sales in early 2020 seems to have contributed to the recent rise in homicides. “…After murders in the United States soared to more than 21,000 in 2020, researchers began searching for a definitive explanation why. Many factors may have contributed, such as a pandemic-driven loss of social… Continue Reading

Starting later this week, some at-risk Americans become eligible for a 4th shot.

The New York Times: “Some people with a weakened immune system can get a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine as early as this coming week, according to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that were updated last week. The C.D.C. endorsed a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for… Continue Reading

Dismissive Incomprehension: A Use of Purported Ignorance to Undermine Others

Matthew J Cull (2019) Dismissive Incomprehension: A Use of Purported Ignorance to Undermine Others, Social Epistemology, 33:3, 262-271, DOI: 10.1080/02691728.2019.1625982 “This paper analyses a particular social phenomenon whereby a speaker purports ignorance of the meaning of another speaker’s speech in order to undermine that other speaker: dismissive incomprehension. It develops a speech act theory of… Continue Reading

New Rules for Disputes Involving Online Marketplaces and Individuals

ABA: “The American Arbitration Association has established a new procedure for disputes involving online marketplaces and platforms versus individual users and subscribers…Millions of consumer purchases take place each year. During the pandemic, an increasing number of these transactions have been occurring online. A number of widely used online marketplaces or platforms, such as Airbnb and… Continue Reading

Surveillance Publishing

Surveillance Publishing – Posted by John Baez – “Björn Brembs recently explained how “massive over-payment of academic publishers has enabled them to buy surveillance technology covering the entire workflow that can be used not only to be combined with our private data and sold, but also to make algorithmic (aka ‘evidenceled’) employment decisions.” Reading about… Continue Reading

2022 Report on the State of the Legal Market

ThomsonReuters: “Having regained their footing after navigating the depths of the pandemic, law firms are facing a growing talent war that threatens to upend the legal industry’s newfound momentum. But the 2022 Report on the State of the Legal Market, issued today by the Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession at Georgetown Law and… Continue Reading

Manchin’s Coal Corruption Is So Much Worse Than You Knew

Rolling Stone – “The senator from West Virginia is bought and paid for by Big Coal. With his help the dying industry is pulling one final heist — and the entire planet may pay the price…Manchin’s public rationale that power companies are already transitioning away from fossil fuels as rapidly as possible is blatantly false:… Continue Reading