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Hacks and data breaches are all too common. Here’s what to do if you’re affected.

Washington Post: “An unexplained Amazon charge on your credit card bill. An email asking you to confirm a password change request. A moment of confusion when your usual Google log-in details don’t work. These are all-too-common signs that someone has gained — or is trying to gain — access to your accounts. Hacks and data… Continue Reading

Clinical Legal Education during a Global Pandemic – Suggestions from the Trenches: The Perspective of the Nelson Mandela University

Welgemoed, Marc, Clinical Legal Education during a Global Pandemic – Suggestions from the Trenches: The Perspective of the Nelson Mandela University (December 15, 2020). How to cite this article Welgemoed M “Clinical Legal Education during a Global Pandemic – Suggestions from the Trenches: The Perspective of the Nelson Mandela University” PER / PELJ 2020(23) –… Continue Reading

Government Secretly Orders Google To Identify Anyone Who Searched A Sexual Assault Victim’s Name, Address And Telephone Number

Forbes: “The U.S. government is secretly ordering Google to provide data on anyone typing in certain search terms, an accidentally unsealed court document shows. There are fears such “keyword warrants” threaten to implicate innocent Web users in serious crimes and are more common than previously thought…It’s a rare example of a so-called keyword warrant and,… Continue Reading

The thorny truth about socially responsible investing

Vox: “It’s easier than ever to invest ethically — or, at least, to be told by marketers you are. Whether you’re actually doing it is harder to figure out. Investors have become eager to put their money toward good in recent years. In 2020, assets under management using sustainable investing strategies in the United States… Continue Reading

Report – Ransomeware in a Global Context October 2021

“Welcome to VirusTotal’s first Ransomware Activity Report. This initiative is designed to help researchers, security practitioners and the general public better understand the nature of ransomware attacks by sharing VirusTotal’s visibility. One of the main challenges for defenders is understanding the whole picture. We all have a partial view at best and it has proved… Continue Reading

If 100 companies are responsible for 70% of emissions, what can you do?

Fast Company: “Corporations and governments have known about the risk of climate change for about half a century. It first appeared on Exxon’s radar in 1981. Two years prior, a group of scientists had created the Charney Report, which assessed the effects of rising amounts of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere (and correctly predicted how… Continue Reading

NOAA upgrades climate website amid growing demand for climate information

“NOAA’s Climate Program Office today launched a newly redesigned version of Climate.gov, NOAA’s award-winning, flagship website that provides the public with clear, timely, and science-based information about climate. The redesign expands the site’s already significant capacity to connect Americans with the resources they need to understand and plan for climate-related risks. Americans are facing increasingly… Continue Reading

Climate and energy choices this decade will influence how high sea levels rise for hundreds of years

Climate Central: Which future will we choose? Search VisualsView risk maps for 180 cities around the world (Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America, South America). Media Type – Photorealistic Image, Flyover Video, Google Earth Image, Animated GIF. Present-day sea level 1.1°C, 1.5°C, 2°C, 3°C, 4°C. View risk maps| See the research Continue Reading

The First Amendment Does Not Protect Replicants

Lessig, Lawrence, The First Amendment Does Not Protect Replicants (September 10, 2021). Social Media and Democracy (Lee Bollinger & Geoffrey Stone, eds., Oxford 2022), Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3922565 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3922565 “As the semantic capability of computer systems increases, the law should resolve clearly whether the First Amendment protects machine speech. This essay argues it… Continue Reading