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Daily Archives: July 16, 2018

New on LLRX – The Practice Of Law, Theory, And Our Mess

Via LLRX.comThe Practice Of Law, Theory, And Our MessKen Grady discusses how the lack of a theory supporting the delivery of legal services has contributed to “a mess” in respect to the goal of achieving organizational operational excellence.

New on LLRX – Surveillance and Legal Research Providers: What You Need to Know

Via LLRX.com – Surveillance and Legal Research Providers: What You Need to Know – Legal research companies are selling surveillance data and services to law enforcement agencies including ICE. Their participation in government surveillance raises ethical questions about privacy, confidentiality and financial support: How private is your search history when your legal research vendors also… Continue Reading

Article – My Year of Citation Studies, Part 1

Whisner, Mary, My Year of Citation Studies, Part 1 (Winter 2018). Law Library Journal, Vol. 110, No. 1, Pp. 167-80 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3205672 “Scholars have studied the citation patterns for law journal articles from many angles. This year, I’m jumping into the fray, using Law Library Journal‘s “Practicing Reference” column as a forum… Continue Reading

FBI Wish List: An App That Can Recognize the Meaning of Your Tattoos

EFF: “We’ve long known that the FBI is heavily invested in developing face recognition technology as a key component in its criminal investigations. But new records, obtained by EFF through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, show that’s not the only biometric marker the agency has its eyes on. The FBI’s wish list also… Continue Reading

Study suggests buried Internet infrastructure at risk as sea levels rise

University of Wisconsin – Madison: “Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon. The study, presented here today (July 16, 2018) at… Continue Reading

Bloomberg – Jeff Bezos is now the Richest Man in Modern History

Bloomberg News – “Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history. The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth cracked $150 billion in New York on Monday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That’s about $55 billion more than Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest person. Bezos, 54, also has topped Gates in inflation-adjusted… Continue Reading

NYT – Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

“Many booksellers on Amazon strive to sell their wares as cheaply as possible. That, after all, is usually how you make a sale in a competitive marketplace. Other merchants favor a counterintuitive approach: Mark the price up to the moon. “Zowie,” the romance author Deborah Macgillivray wrote on Twitter last month after she discovered copies… Continue Reading

HHS takes down Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Website

This site has been archived and remains available via the Internet Archive – https://web.archive.org/web/20180713143753/https://guideline.gov/ “The AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC, guideline.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018 because federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NGC as of that date. AHRQ is receiving expressions of interest… Continue Reading

Facebook AI dataset creates virtual tours of NYC neighborhoods

“Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) group has published a dataset to support a project called Talk the Walk, which aims to train AI systems to serve as virtual tour guides. The dataset includes maps of New York City neighborhoods, 360-degree photos of the neighborhoods, and sample text of humans guiding other humans through them. The… Continue Reading