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Here’s how much victims have saved in ransom payments by using these free decryption tools

ZDNet: “Ransomware gangs been prevented from making over a billion dollars following ransomware attacks by free decryption tools made available by the No More Ransom scheme.  The project, founded by Europol, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Kaspersky, and McAfee, launched five years ago and has grown to involve… Continue Reading

Data Literacy in Government: How Are Agencies Enhancing Data Skills?

Fed Tech: “The federal government is vast, and the challenge of understanding its oceans of data grows daily. Rather than hiring thousands of new experts, agencies are moving to train existing employees on how to handle the new frontier. Data literacy is now a common buzzword, spurred by the publication of the Federal Data Strategy 2020… Continue Reading

LSC Eviction Laws Database

Legal Services Corporation – “An online tool that allows users to explore the entire legal process of eviction – from pre-filing to post-judgment – in communities across the country. As directed by Congress, a key component of Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Effect of State & Local Laws on Evictions Study is to better understand the… Continue Reading

What Cops Understand About Copyright Filters: They Prevent Legal Speech

EFF: ““You can record all you want. I just know it can’t be posted to YouTube,” said an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy to an activist. “I am playing my music so that you can’t post on YouTube.” The tactic didn’t work—the video of his statement can in fact, as of this writing, be viewed on… Continue Reading

The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online

The New York Times: “Dr. Mercola, 67, an osteopathic physician in Cape Coral, Fla., has long been a subject of criticism and government regulatory actions for his promotion of unproven or unapproved treatments. But most recently, he has become the chief spreader of coronavirus misinformation online, according to researchers. An internet-savvy entrepreneur who employs dozens,… Continue Reading

Investigating Pandemic Effects on Legal Academia

Deo, Meera E., Investigating Pandemic Effects on Legal Academia (May 10, 2021). Fordham Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 6, 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3862007 “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape of the American workplace, challenges based on race, gender, and “raceXgender” (the combination of race and gender) were the norm in legal academia.… Continue Reading

Staring at a screen for too long can actually make you feel sick

Fast Company: “…Cybersickness refers to a cluster of symptoms that occur in the absence of physical motion, similar to motion sickness. These symptoms fall into three categories: nausea, oculomotor issues, and general disorientation. Oculomotor symptoms, like eye strain, fatigue, and headaches, involve overworking the nerve that controls eye movement. Disorientation can manifest as dizziness and… Continue Reading