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Category Archives: E-Records

Here’s how to make sure your mail-in ballot actually counts

Fast Company – “Millions of Americans, far more than ever before, will cast their ballots by mail in the November election. For many it’ll be a first. Given that, and the huge stakes of this election, there’s plenty of worry to go around over whether all those mail-in ballots will find their way to being… Continue Reading

License plate tracking for police set to go nationwide

cnet – “…On Tuesday, Flock Safety, which makes a license plate reader, announced the “Total Analytics Law Officers Network,” or TALON. The network looks to connect the 400 law enforcement agencies using its cameras, allowing agencies that opt in to view camera data from other regions.  You may unsubscribe at any time. The company said… Continue Reading

Microsoft’s new Transcribe in Word feature is designed for students, reporters, and more

The Verge: “Microsoft is adding an audio transcription feature into Word for the web today. Transcribe in Word will appear in the online version of Word for Microsoft 365 subscribers, providing an easy way to automatically transcribe audio. Microsoft is supporting existing audio files, or even the ability to record conversations directly within Word for… Continue Reading

5 companies that want to track your emotions

Fortune: “Faced with ongoing social isolation, a turbulent economic climate, and continued uncertainty about when life will return to a simulacrum of normalcy—and what that normal will even look like—many adults are exhibiting mounting signs of clinical anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. As the world’s… Continue Reading

California DMV Is Selling Drivers’ Data to Private Investigators

Motherboard: “The California Department of Motor Vehicles is selling drivers’ data to private investigators and bail bondsmen, according to an internal DMV document obtained by Motherboard. The document in all lists nearly 98,000 entities that have had access to some form of DMV data, including trucking companies and insurance firms. The revelation highlights how not… Continue Reading

How to Vote by Mail in Every State

WSJ.com – Many states are set to allow voters to take part in the 2020 presidential election by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic: More Americans than ever are expected to vote by mail in this year’s presidential election as states attempt to make voting safer amid the global pandemic. Five states—Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and… Continue Reading

Why are companies battling to snatch up bankrupt retailers?

NBC News – They want your data. “…Over the last decade, retail companies in bankruptcy have increasingly sold off their intellectual property for millions of dollars as online shopping outpaces brick-and-mortar sales. That trend has led to a surge in value for brand affinity and awareness, two metrics that experts use to determine the price… Continue Reading

USPS will suspend any policy or operational changes until after 2020 election

Gizmodo – House Releases Bill to Keep the USPS Alive Until After the Election Note – See previous posting on the issue – Oversight Cmte Calls Postmaster General to Testify at “Urgent” Hearing on Sweeping Operational and Organizational Changes; See Also a copy of the bill The Delivery for America Act Via Postmaster General Louis… Continue Reading

Webinar Recap: How to Safeguard Your Law Firm Against Future Disruption

Via LLRX –Webinar Recap: How to Safeguard Your Law Firm Against Future Disruption – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in various parts of the country, you’re no doubt facing uncertainties on how and when to reopen your law firm. You’re also likely wondering about the future of your law firm and its book… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity expert – safest voting method is using paper

Bloomberg: “Election voting is the cybersecurity industry’s most difficult challenge, and casting ballots on paper is the safest option against any digital disruptions, says CrowdStrike Holdings co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer Dmitri Alperovitch. “Voting is the hardest thing to secure when it comes to cybersecurity,” Alperovitch said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.… Continue Reading

Explore the Bound Congressional Record on Congress.gov

In Custodia Legis – Library of Congress: “We are excited to start adding the volumes of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) (also referred to as the “Bound Congressional Record”) to Congress.gov. If you’re not familiar with the Congressional Record, it is a record of the debate and proceedings that occur on the floor of Congress. It… Continue Reading

NARA’s Presidential Library Explorer

“Welcome to the NARA’s Presidential Library Explorer. Permanent records from presidential administrations are held by NARA at their respective Presidential Libraries. This visualization presents the holdings of the Presidential Libraries in descending order from the library the largest number of textual records to the smallest. Textual Records Scanned – As of August 2020, there are… Continue Reading