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How Old Will You Be When Social Security’s Funds Run Out?

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CFFB) – not good news for baby boomers!:  “The Social Security Trust Funds are projected to become insolvent in 2035, according to the program’s trustees. At that point, revenues coming into the program will be insufficient to cover scheduled benefits, causing all beneficiaries to suffer a 20 percent benefit cut, regardless of their age, income level, or how much they depend on the program. That cut would generally grow over time, until someone born this year would have a 25 percent cut in their lifetime benefits.”

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook

Srinivasan, Dina, The Antitrust Case Against Facebook (September 10, 2018). Berkeley Business Law Journal Vol. 16, Issue 1, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3247362 “The Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) social network, this era’s new communications service, plays an important role in the lives of 2+ billion people across the world. Though the market was highly competitive in… Continue Reading

Law libraries chart a new direction for the future, new report shows

ABA Journal – “Law librarians have recognized rapid technological shifts in their profession and, as a result, plan to focus on new skills for the future, according to data released Tuesday by the American Association of Law Libraries. The inaugural AALL State of the Profession 2019 report—which captures information from academic, government, law firm and… Continue Reading

Why You Should Use a Password Manager

Fortune: “…Some popular products include LastPass, 1Password, Dashlane, RoboForm, Keeper Security, KeePass, and Sticky Password. Most of these work similarly. You use the software to generate a secure password for specific websites. That password and your username are stored in the program’s vault or database on your computer and potentially in the cloud. When you… Continue Reading

Earth Day 2019 – Protecting At-Risk Fish, Birds, and Animals

GAO Watchblog: “It’s Earth Day; and this year’s theme is about broadening protection for at-risk species and their habitats. What is the nation doing on this front? Today’s WatchBlog examines some national and international efforts….” [h/t Pete Weiss] [Note – since 1/17 – efforts focused on saving species and habitat via EPA and other agencies,… Continue Reading

Justice Department censored CNN headline, New York Post quotation, and more

National Security Archive – “Black blotches mar the surface of the Mueller Report like measles cases tracked on a map of Brooklyn.  Some 176 of the 448 pages feature at least one redaction, according to the Washington Post count, and 10 pages are blacked out in full. The Justice Department redactions are on their face overdone.  The… Continue Reading

Opinion – How a national library endowment could help Philadelphia

Via LLRX – Opinion – How a national library endowment could help Philadelphia David Rothman continues his advocacy for a national library endowment to help K-12 and public libraries in Philadelphia, and around the country. His argument in favor of such an endowment is especially resonant in light of the recent college entrance cheating and… Continue Reading

Legal Research: Resources for Reviewing Employment Policies on Harassment

Via LLRX – Legal Research: Resources for Reviewing Employment Policies on Harassment This timely guide by Genevieve Zook, reference & instructional services librarian at the U.W. Law Library, addresses the significant issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers are increasingly reviewing sexual harassment policies and procedures in their organizations, and Zook’s comprehensive guide is… Continue Reading

Most hacked passwords revealed in UK cyber survey

The National Cyber Security Centre’s first ‘UK cyber survey’ published alongside global password risk list NCSC’s first ‘UK Cyber Survey’ shows 42% of Brits expect to lose money to online fraud Breach analysis finds 23.2 million victim accounts worldwide used 123456 as password Global password risk list published to disclose passwords already known to hackers… Continue Reading