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Daily Archives: May 13, 2021

Tracking the Capital Insurrection

Washington Post – “Four months and hundreds of arrests after the chaos at the Capitol, the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack by a pro-Trump mob has come into focus. More than 2,000 criminal charges have been filed against 411 suspects, including hundreds of felonies such as assaulting officers and trespassing with a weapon. Authorities have tied more than 50 suspects to political or far-right groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers. Nearly 70 of those charged in the riot are current or former members of the military, law enforcement or government — most of whom swore an oath to uphold the law and serve the public. About 50 defendants are still detained, many charged with violent offenses, weapons violations or larger conspiracies that point to possible planned unlawful actions…”

Via TwitterWaPo graphic of potential felony charges filed so far.

Ads Are Impersonating Government Websites in Google Results, Despite Ban

The Markup: “…Last year, the Federal Trade Commission sued On Point Global, a company that allegedly advertised websites via Google search where you could renew your driver’s license, buy a fishing license, or determine if you were eligible for public benefits like Section 8 housing.  But in fact, when people signed up for any of… Continue Reading

Grocery shopping for a healthier planet

Washington Post – “To reduce waste and cut back on carbon footprints, grocery stores and shoppers alike are trying to do their part. With quarantine limiting time outside the home for many people last year, Americans pivoted to grocery shopping less often and buying more items per store trip. They examined their refrigerators before heading… Continue Reading

Ten Tips to Create a Legal Writing Course That Prepares Students for The Real World

Lamparello, Adam, Ten Tips to Create a Legal Writing Course That Prepares Students for The Real World (April 29, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3836328 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3836328 “In the past year, COVID-19 has transformed how legal education – and legal writing – is delivered to students. Online instruction replaced in-person instruction, professors and students were forced… Continue Reading

COVID vaccine: What it means if the FDA grants full approval

CNET – Both Pfizer and Moderna are seeking full FDA approval in May – “Companies and schools across the country have been hesitant to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine, but that could soon change. Pfizer and BioNTech initiated full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration on May 7. Currently the… Continue Reading

Pentagon Surveilling Americans Without a Warrant, Senator Reveals

“The Pentagon is carrying out warrantless surveillance of Americans, according to a new letter written by Senator Ron Wyden and obtained by Motherboard. Senator Wyden’s office asked the Department of Defense (DoD), which includes various military and intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), for detailed information… Continue Reading

Watch out for this new malware that steals passwords, webcam and browser data

ZDNET – “Microsoft has issued an alert over a remote access tool (RAT) dubbed RevengeRAT that it says has been used to target aerospace and travel sectors with spear-phishing emails.  RevengeRAT, also known as AsyncRAT, is being distributed via carefully crafted email messages that prompt employees to open a file masquerading as an Adobe PDF… Continue Reading