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Daily Archives: June 10, 2018

The What, Why, and How of Digital Forensics

Law Technology Today: “Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science focused on recovery and investigation of artifacts found on digital devices. Any devices that store data (e.g. computers, laptops, smartphones, thumb drives, memory cards or external hard drives) are within the ambit of digital forensics. Given the proliferation of digital devices, there has been a ramp-up in use of digital forensics in legal cases and investigations…”

Global Migration Data Portal

Data Drive Journalism: “You’ve scanned large reports, scoured online annexes, and navigated website after website for information scattered across different organizations and agencies. Yet you still haven’t found the migration information and data you’re looking for to support a story or analysis. There’s now a website to make your search easier. Created for journalists and… Continue Reading

Paper – Facilitating Meaningful Change Within U.S. Law Schools

Patrick H. Gaughan, Facilitating Meaningful Change Within U.S. Law Schools, 16 U.N.H. L. Rev. 243 (2018) “Despite the widely recognized challenges and complaints facing U.S. legal education, very little is understood about how law schools can adapt faster and better. This Article uses institutional theory, behavioral economics, and psychology to explain why change has proven… Continue Reading

Lessig – Congress’ Latest Move to Extend Copyright Protection Is Misguide

Lawrence Lessig – Wired [Lawrence Lessig (@lessig) is the Roy L. Furman professor of law and leadership at Harvard University and founder of Equal Citizens. He was lead counsel in Eldred v. Ashcroft (2002)]: “Almost exactly 20 years ago, Congress passed the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, which extended the term of existing copyrights… Continue Reading

The World Isn’t Prepared for Retirement

Bloomberg: It’s not just America. New data show people all over the globe don’t understand basic concepts of investment and inflation. “Most online quizzes are relatively mindless, promising to reveal which vegetable, sandwich or rock band best represents your personality. That was not the case for a short online test given to 16,000 people in 15 countries… Continue Reading

What got breached this week? The List Keeps On Growing

Note – I highly recommend the column on LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues – to stay current on the constantly widening scope of security issues that impact all of us, with increasing frequency – at home, at work, when you are traveling, via the compromise of your data on… Continue Reading

Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide developed by leading experts in suicide prevention

reportingonsuicide.org: “Suicide is a public health issue. Media and online coverage of suicide should be informed by using best practices. Some suicide deaths may be newsworthy. However, the way media cover suicide can influence behavior negatively by contributing to contagion, or positively by encouraging help-seeking. “The Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide were developed by leading… Continue Reading

Immigration Court Backlog Jumps While Case Processing Slows

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: “The Immigration Court’s backlog keeps rising. As of the end of May 2018, the number of cases waiting decision reached an all-time high of 714,067. This compares with a court backlog of 542,411 cases at the end of January 2017 when President Trump assumed office. During his term the backlog has… Continue Reading

Decision tree – How the Mueller Investigation Could Play Out for Trump

The New York Times: “Of all the questions hanging over the special counsel investigation, one stands out: How will President Trump fare in the end? An indictment is one possibility that has grown increasingly unlikely. The office of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has told the president’s lawyers that it plans to abide… Continue Reading

Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Additional Data About Users’ Friends

WSJ via Morningstar: “Facebook Inc. struck customized data-sharing deals that gave select companies special access to user records well after the point in 2015 that the social network has said it walled off that information, according to court documents, company officials and people familiar with the matter. Some of the agreements, known internally as “whitelists,”… Continue Reading

Why you should become a ‘library tourist’

treehugger: “A few weeks back I wrote about how you should set yourself a ‘secret mission’ when traveling in a foreign city. The idea is that, by pursuing something interests you, you’ll escape the usual tourist traps and see more of a city’s local side. For me, that’s often food shops and market stalls. Others… Continue Reading

The Chemical Industry Scores a Big Win at the E.P.A.

The New York Times – The Chemical Industry Scores a Big Win at the E.P.A. – “The Trump administration, after heavy lobbying by the chemical industry, is scaling back the way the federal government determines health and safety risks associated with the most dangerous chemicals on the market, documents from the Environmental Protection Agency show. Under… Continue Reading