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Daily Archives: July 29, 2020

How to watch John Lewis’s funeral and Barack Obama’s reported eulogy live online

FastCompany – “The private burial service for civil rights icon John Lewis takes place today in Atlanta. Lewis passed away earlier this month at the age of 80 from pancreatic cancer. Lewis was one of the most prominent civil rights icons from the 1960s onwards, and since then he has served in public office in varying capacities. Ever since 1987, Lewis has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th district (D)…

To watch John Lewis’s funeral and Barack Obama’s reported eulogy live, you can tune in to the following streams beginning at 11 a.m. ET, Thursday, July 30, 2020:

Libraries vs Bookstores? No, False dichotomy. They are different Animals

Brewster Kahle’s Blog – Internet Archive: “There is a recent written attack on libraries that I find odd and somewhat dangerous– libraries overlap too much with new-book bookstores. At first I thought it was trolling, but I now believe it is sincere. More worrisome is that anti-library lobbying is generally growing in strength but their attacks on… Continue Reading

Fireman & Company releases white paper on PacerPro usage data with 21 major law firms

PRNewswie – PacerPro, a leading provider of workflow automation and experience capture services for US federal court litigation is pleased to announce that Fireman & Company has published a white paper covering usage and ROI data for 21 of its major AMLaw 100 and leading litigation boutique firms. Firms participating in the white paper include:… Continue Reading

How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

Macworld: “Just because you’re working from home now doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to meetings. And just because you don’t have a spare webcam around doesn’t mean you need to peel back the tape that’s covering your laptop’s camera—as long as you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can easily… Continue Reading

China Is the First Surveillance Superpower

The Atlantic – Xi Jinping is using artificial intelligence to enhance his government’s totalitarian control—and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe. “…Xi’s pronouncements on AI have a sinister edge. Artificial intelligence has applications in nearly every human domain, from the instant translation of spoken language to early viral-outbreak detection. But Xi also… Continue Reading

Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores

Reuters Investigation: “Over about eight years, the American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation found. In the hearts of New York and metro Los Angeles, Rite Aid deployed the… Continue Reading

‘Instagram can hurt us’: Mark Zuckerberg emails outline plan to neutralize competitors

The Verge – Antitrust panel says the messages show Zuckerberg trying to buy out his competition: “…The emails between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and chief financial officer David Ebersman were revealed today during the House antitrust subcommittee’s hearing on antitrust issues in tech, as Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) questioned Zuckerberg about the Instagram acquisition. The… Continue Reading

ABA Report on Women of Color Lawyers Lands During National Reckoning with Race, Perspective

“The summer of 2020 was not on the minds of researchers when, three years ago, they embarked on studying the experiences of women of color who had practiced in law firms for 15 years or more as part of a multipronged project on long-term careers by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the ABA Commission… Continue Reading

The Washington Post announces writing style changes for racial and ethnic identifiers

The Post to capitalize Black to identify groups that make up the African diaspora: “Beginning immediately, The Washington Post will uppercase the B in Black to identify the many groups that make up the African diaspora in America and elsewhere. This decision comes after extensive discussions with members of our own news organization, consultations with… Continue Reading

Online Platforms and Market Power Part 6: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law – July 29 2020: Support Documents – Hearing Notice [PDF] Hearing Notice – Revision 1 [PDF] Added 07/24/2020 at 03:48 PM Witnesses: Mr. Jeff Bezos  Chief Executive Officer,, Inc. Jeff Bezos Statement [PDF]; Mr. Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Apple Inc. Tim Cook Statement… Continue Reading