Articles and Columns for December 2020
- Masks and mandates: How individual rights and government regulation are both necessary for a free society – Professor Martha Ackelsberg is political theorist – she studies how communities are organized, how power is exercised and how people relate to one another in and between communities. Through talking to friends, and thinking about the protests against COVID-19-related restrictions that have taken place around the country – she concluded that many people do not understand that individual rights and state power are not really opposites. The laws and policies that governments enact set the framework for the exercise of our rights. So, inaction on the part of government does not necessarily empower citizens. It can, effectively, take away our power, leaving us less able to act to address our needs.
- Top 5 legal technology stories of 2020 – Nicole L. Black discusses the wide ranging effects on the legal technology space from the pandemic across all corners of the legal technology world. The shift to remote work had a dramatic impact on both the practice of law and the business of law, resulting in the rapid—and singularly remarkable—adoption of technology at rates never before seen. In some cases, the transition was a smooth one, and in others, it was a spectacular disaster. Good or bad, the results of the pandemic’s impact were undoubtedly notable—and newsworthy. In her article Black focuses on a few topics that especially resonated with her tech savvy readers and colleagues.
- Financial Sources on the Internet 2021 – Marcus P. Zillman’s new guide comprises a list of actionable financial resources from the U.S. and abroad, organized by four subject areas: Corporate Conference Calls Resources, Financial Sources, Financial Sources Search Engines, and Venture Capital Sources. Content includes: sources for news and updates on business, corporations and marketplaces; sources from the NGO/IGO sectors; data, databases and charts; search applications; resources for investors and money management; and market analysis tools.
- Microsoft Edge Browser – New and Improved – Catherine Reach has run the latest version of Microsoft Edge through its paces, and identifies the browser’s useful features (including security and privacy) and collaborative tools that make it worthy of your review and perhaps – switching from Chrome.
- CI Takes Time – Research Attorney Caren Zentner Luckie discusses the many aspects of competitive intelligence and business development, importantly stating that it takes time to perform the work, and it takes even more time to learn which sources to use to find the information. She notes that CI also takes money to deliver comprehensive and accurate work product. Using a range of public and private sources, expert techniques, and a thorough understanding of the specific client requirements is critical to CI research.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 27, 2020 – Four highlights from this week: DOJ Accuses Zoom Exec of Acting on Behalf of Chinese Government; CISA Releases CISA Insights and Creates Webpage on Ongoing APT Cyber Activity; ACLU Sues For Info On FBI’s Encryption Breaking Capabilities; New tools to fight gift card scams; Officials shut down fake Moderna, Regeneron websites that allegedly stole users’ info for cyberattacks.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 20, 2020 – Five highlights from this week: News of SolarWinds breach impacting federal government agencies and the private sector; Facebook ‘Secretly’ Tracks Your iPhone Location – This Is How To Stop It; Microsoft: New malware can infect over 30K Windows PCs a day; U.S. Schools Are Buying Phone-Hacking Tech That the FBI Uses to Investigate Terrorists; and All the privacy apps you should have downloaded in 2020.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 12, 2020 – Four highlights from this week: Brave browser-maker launches privacy-friendly news reader; Cloudflare And Apple’s New ‘Oblivious’ Protocol Could Mean an End to Snooping Telecos; Best practices for securing teleworkers; and Never click on this kind of Zoom invite. You’ll thank us forever.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 5, 2020 – Four highlights from this week: Fake calls from Apple and Amazon support: What you need to know; How to wipe your old Windows PC clean before getting rid of it; How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone from Anywhere in the World; and Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Benefits and Challenges of Technologies to Augment Patient Care.
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