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Daily Archives: June 13, 2021

An Illustrated Field Guide to Social Media

Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University: “This field guide looks at social media that works on different “logics” than do Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. It features communities that have tried consciously to use different models than surveillance capitalism and includes the work of collaborators in other countries and subcultures. No field guide would be complete without images. Much as a field guide to birds helps us look more closely at the birds we encounter on a walk through our neighborhoods, Fiammetta Ghedini’s remarkable illustrations in this field guide help us look at social media differently. The Institute published the illustrated guide in connection with “Reimagine the Internet,” a virtual conference about what the internet could and should become over the next decade…”

Google Workspace and Google Chat are officially available to everybody

The Verge: “Google is announcing some changes to its Workspace suite of apps and services today, including availability for anybody who has a Google account. Google says that there are over three billion users of its Workspace apps — though it’s probably a safe bet that Gmail accounts for a healthy chunk of that userbase.… Continue Reading

New Report on Children’s Online Privacy and Data Protection Published

In Custodia Legis: “The Law Library recently published a new report on the protection of children online. The report, titled Children’s Online Privacy and Data Protection, surveys ten jurisdictions on the special measures they have put in place to protect children online. The jurisdictions are the European Union (EU) member states of Denmark, France, Germany,… Continue Reading

TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users

Tech Crunch: “A change to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy on Wednesday [June 7, 2021] introduced a new section that says the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” from its users’ content. This includes things like “faceprints and voiceprints,” the policy explained. Reached for comment, TikTok could not confirm what product developments… Continue Reading

Welcome to Get IRS Transcript

IRS: “Caution: The Get Transcript Service is for individual taxpayers to retrieve their own transcripts for their own purposes. Use by any other entities is prohibited. You can get various Form 1040-series transcript types online or by mail. If you need your prior year Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) to e-file, choose the tax return transcript type when making your request. To… Continue Reading

A Plan for the Federal Courts CM ECF

NCSC Court Technology Bulletin: “18F, a team within the General Services Administration(GSA), carried out an 11-week Path Analysis on the federal judiciary’s Case Management and Electronic Case Filesc(CM/ECF) system. Our research focused on user needs, business agility, organization and processes, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ (AO) culture and legal mandates. Our synthesis… Continue Reading

Fincrime compliance costs

Finadium Securities Monitor: “LexisNexis Risk Solutions released its annual True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report. The projected total cost of financial crime compliance across all financial institutions reached $213.9 billion in 2021, surpassing the $180.9 billion recorded in 2020. The majority of this sizeable year-over-year increase is represented by Western Europe and the… Continue Reading

DOJ requested data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple

CNN – “The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening. Apple received the subpoena from… Continue Reading