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Daily Archives: May 7, 2019

Martha Minow on the art of asking good questions

Harvard Law Today [article includes video of the lecture]- In a last lecture to the graduating classes of J.D.s and LL.M.s, the former HLS dean invokes “The Next Generation” to impart final words of wisdom

“In her Last Lecture to the Harvard Law School graduating class, 300th Anniversary University Professor and former HLS Dean Martha Minow focused on the art of asking good questions—a talent she told the students would be key to their work in the future, and a skill that they should “cherish and cultivate.”  “I would like more time with all of you,” she told the graduates at Austin Hall in April. Her informal talk was peppered with humor and personal reflection, even invoking her love of “Star Trek.” She also referenced two of her favorite commencement speeches, one by author J.K. Rowling, and one by humorist Art Buchwald, quoting the latter in its entirety: “Graduates, we the older generation are leaving you a perfect world. Don’t louse it up.”…

7 simple ways to protect your digital privacy

The New York Times – “What little privacy people don’t give away, companies tend to take. Given this unfortunate reality, to get complete privacy you’d need to install a labyrinthine series of software tools that make the internet slow and unusable — think specialty Web browsers, encrypted email and chat; virtual private networks; and security-focused… Continue Reading

Mueller fought release of Comey memos to prevent Trump and others from changing stories

CNN – “Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors didn’t want former FBI Director James Comey’s memos released because they feared that President Donald Trump and other witnesses could change their stories after reading Comey’s version of events, according to an argument they made in a January 2018 sealed court hearing. The newly released record gives a… Continue Reading

NYT obtained 10 yrs of previously unrevealed figures from Trump’s federal income-tax returns – 1985 to 1994

“The New York Times has obtained 10 years of previously unrevealed figures from Donald Trump’s federal income-tax returns – from 1985 to 1994. Trump ran up $1.2 billion in core business losses in the decade we examined…” Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Losses – By the time his… Continue Reading

Google Lens can now read translated text to you and highlight top meals at restaurants

Venture Beat: “Today Google introduced new features for Lens, its Visual search and computer vision tool that can recognize plants, animals, text, celebrities, and over a billion shopping items. Google Lens will soon be able to highlight top meals at a restaurant simply by pointing your camera at the menu…Lens began as a feature exclusive to… Continue Reading

New Version Of The Mueller Report Has Been Released In Response To A BuzzFeed News Lawsuit

BuzzFeedNews – Jason Leopold – The new version released Monday further explains why certain details were redacted from the public report. “The Department of Justice on Monday released a new version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s campaign, shedding light on why significant portions… Continue Reading

Winners of the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

Follow up to my previous posting on April 6, 2019 – Report – Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’ – Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’ – via The Atlantic – “Entrants in this year’s contest were invited to submit images that showcase Earth’s biodiversity and show some of the mounting threats to the natural world. These images originally appeared… Continue Reading