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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues January 18, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues January 18, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

The IRS Decided to Get Tough Against Microsoft. Microsoft Got Tougher.

ProPublica co-published with Fortune – “For years, the company has moved billions in profits to Puerto Rico to avoid taxes. When the IRS pushed it to pay, Microsoft protested that the agency wasn’t being nice. Then it aggressively fought back in court, lobbied Congress and changed the law. Eight years ago, the IRS, tired of… Continue Reading

Find the WiFi Password For Almost Any Airport Lounge Using This Free Map

LifeHacker: “Fortunately, we’re at a point where most of the airports in the United States offer free WiFi in some form. Yes, sometimes you have to watch an ad to get there, but it’s there. That said, sometimes you end up an airport that doesn’t have WiFi, or one that has free WiFi that’s restricted… Continue Reading

Broken Rungs on the Career Ladder: A New Analysis of Problems Encountered by Women Lawyers in Private Practice

Cynthia L. Cooper, Broken Rungs on the Career Ladder: A New Analysis of Problems Encountered by Women Lawyers in Private Practice, Perspectives (Jan. 21, 2020) – “The statistics reveal a disheartening picture. In 2018, women comprised only 19.5 percent of equity partners and 30.5 percent of nonequity partners in the nation’s 200 largest firms, according… Continue Reading

Have you measured your Organizational Complexity?

Chandan Lal Patary Author – The Agilist’s Guidebook | The Scrum Master Guidebook | Agile Coach: “…How can to discover the complexity of the organization? We can compile useful information, structured interviews or focus groups are also useful for collecting quantitative data about the intensity of complexity and qualitative information on what drives the complexity. There… Continue Reading

Microsoft discloses security breach of customer support database

Is this the year that we finally admit we have no privacy? – Today’s news via ZDNet – Microsoft discloses security breach of customer support database – Microsoft disclosed today a security breach that took place last month in December 2019. In a blog post today, the OS maker said that an internal customer support… Continue Reading

What Americans Know and Do Not Know About the Holocaust

“Most U.S. adults know what the Holocaust was and approximately when it happened, but fewer than half can correctly answer multiple-choice questions about the number of Jews who were murdered or the way Adolf Hitler came to power, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. When asked to describe in their own words what… Continue Reading

Feelthinking Like a Lawyer: The Role of Emotion in Legal Reasoning and Decision-making

Tiscione, Kristen Konrad, Feelthinking Like a Lawyer: The Role of Emotion in Legal Reasoning and Decision-making (December 16, 2019). Wake Forest Law Review, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3508004 “The law has had an uneasy relationship with emotion, and we are trained to think that the best decisions are those made based on reason alone. The… Continue Reading

Who Owns the Law? Why We Must Restore Public Ownership of Legal Publishing

Leslie Street and David R. Hansen. Who Owns the Law? Why We Must Restore Public Ownership of Legal Publishing, 26 J. Intell. Prop. L. 205 (2019) “Who owns the law? In the United States, most law is published by a handful of companies. Among the largest are Thomson Reuters, a Canadian mass-media information firm, and… Continue Reading