Monthly archives: June, 2022

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 18, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Your connected car could be putting your privacy at risk; Deepfakes on Trial: a Call to Expand the Trial Judge’s Gatekeeping Role to Protect Legal Proceedings from Technological Fakery; Genetic paparazzi are right around the corner, and courts aren’t ready to confront the legal quagmire of DNA theft; and Why You Should Delete (All) Your Tweets.

Subjects: Courts & Technology, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Ethics, Healthcare, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Technology Trends

Presenter’s Guide Series, Part II – Dealing With Difficult Questions

Attorney Jerry Lawson is a legal tech expert with decades of experience delivering effective presentations. In this, the second part of a multi part series, Lawson shares insightful recommendations and techniques to successfully manage what can be challenging interactions with audience members during the course of a presentation.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Communications, Continuing Legal Education, Education, Presentation Skills, Training

How to Future

Kevin Kelly is a Web Maverick and by his own definition, a futurist. This discipline is comprised of really keen historians who study the past to see the future. They look carefully at the past because most of what will happen tomorrow is already happening today. In addition, most of the things in the future will be things that don’t change, so they are already here. The past is the bulk of our lives, and it will be the bulk in the future. It is highly likely that in 100 years or even 500 years, the bulk of the stuff surrounding someone will be old stuff, stuff that is being invented today. All this stuff, plus our human behaviors, which are very old, will continue in the future. For those who are engaged in understanding revisionist history in real time (the War in Ukraine, the January 6th Insurrection, the 2020 election, gun violence in America to name just a few issues), studying the past and the present gives us great insight into our future. Kelly’s multi disciplinary subject matter expertise make his work timely, relevant, significant and consequential.

Subjects: KM

Genetic paparazzi are right around the corner, and courts aren’t ready to confront the legal quagmire of DNA theft

Liza Vertinsky and Yaniv Heled are law professors who study how emerging technologies like genetic sequencing are regulated. They believe that growing public interest in genetics has increased the likelihood that genetic paparazzi with DNA collection kits may soon become as ubiquitous as ones with cameras. While courts have for the most part managed to evade dealing with the complexities of surreptitious DNA collection and testing of public figures, they won’t be able to avoid dealing with it for much longer. And when they do, they are going to run squarely into the limitations of existing legal frameworks when it comes to genetics.

Subjects: Courts & Technology, Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics, Legal Research, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 11, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: How to Find Out if Your Passwords Are Being Sold Online; How Binance became a hub for hackers, fraudsters and drug sellers; Malware-Infested Word Documents Are Arriving in Email Inboxes; and Organizations hit by ransomware temporarily or permanently close.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Gadgets/Gizmos, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 4, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate; Cybercriminals target metaverse investors with phishing scams; Tech Experts Urge Congress to Fight Crypto Influence; and Cybersecurity Initiative to Give Consumers New Digital Security Tools.

Subjects: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Spyware