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Google will automatically enroll users in two-factor authentication soon

PCWorld – “Most security experts agree that two-factor authentication (2FA) is a critical part of securing your online accounts. Google agrees, but it’s taking an extra step: It’s going to automatically sign Google account holders up for two-factor accounts. In a way, Google sees two-factor authentication as a replacement for passwords, which Mark Risher, Google’s director of product management for identity and user security, in a statement called “the single biggest threat to your online security.” Because they’re easy to steal and hard to remember, users will end up reusing passwords. If stolen, they can be used to unlock multiple user accounts, adding to the risk…”

Review: Own the Map, by Conrad Samm

Via LLRX – Review: Own the Map, by Conrad Samm – Jerry Lawson highly recommends Conrad Saam’s intriguing new book, Own the Map, which encourages lawyers to think about marketing in new and better ways. The author’s primary thesis is that most lawyers should concentrate appealing to potential clients near the lawyer’s location. Saam develops… Continue Reading

How we fought Search spam on Google in 2020

Google Search Central: “…Hacked spam was still rampant in 2020 as the number of vulnerable web sites remained quite large, although we have improved our detection capability by more than 50% and removed most of the hacked spam from search results….Before we deliver a set of search results on Google, there’s a lot that happens… Continue Reading

USPTO chief information officer most excited about new search algorithms

FedScoop – “New search algorithms for relevant prior art most excite the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s CIO right now. USPTO created the machine-learning algorithms to increase the speed at which patents are examined by importing relevant prior art — all information on its claim of originality — into pending applications sent to art units, said Jamie Holcombe. Filtering… Continue Reading

Adding information from your law blog to Wikipedia

Kevin O’Keefe – Lexblog: “via an existing entry or a footnote makes good sense. Contributing to the advancement of the law. Making reliable and credible legal information more accessible to legal professions and the public. Wikipedia appears on page one of Google’s search results forty-six percent of the time. Others are citing legal blogs, and… Continue Reading

8 Search Engines That Rocked Before Google Even Existed

MakeUseOf: “Google wasn’t always the king. These nostalgic search engines paved the way and we’ll never forget them. Though the web became publicly available in 1990, the first web search engine didn’t arrive until 1993. Up until then, all websites were manually tracked and indexed by people. And while we now recognize Google as the… Continue Reading

Map Engine Visually Charts the Legal World

Artificial Lawyer – “A new product, Map Engine, created by Ryan McClead’s Sente Advisors and Nicole Bradick’s Theory and Principle, allows lawyers to quickly visualise multi-jurisdictional data. It’s another example of the growing interest in using visualisation tools in the legal sector. Initially this is focused on using a map of the US, but other… Continue Reading

EFF Partners with DuckDuckGo to Enhance Secure Browsing and Protect User Info on the Web

EFF: “Boosting protection of Internet users’ personal data from snooping advertisers and third-party trackers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today announced it has enhanced its groundbreaking HTTPS Everywhere browser extension by incorporating rulesets from DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption. The partnership represents the next step in the evolution of HTTPS Everywhere, a collaboration with The Tor Project and… Continue Reading

Google Earth Engine Timelapse Video

“Earth Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how our planet has changed since 1984. On this page, you’ll find a curated selection of videos that highlight different types of planetary change, including urban expansion, mining impacts, river meandering, the growth of megacities, deforestation, and agricultural expansion. Videos are available to download… Continue Reading