Category «Legislative»

We are STENO. This is why we are still here.

The February 2021 Senate impeachment trail of Donald Trump was a significant example of the critical work done by America’s stenographers. Ana Fatima Costa broadens our awareness about her profession whose members have been providing immediate transcription of the spoken word via cutting-edge CAT technology known as “realtime” (from shorthand to English) since the 1960s. Costa describes how her colleagues work diligently as guardians of the record in a challenging, stressful job capturing the spoken word in high-profile events, providing verbatim, accurate, official transcripts for Congressional hearings, in deposition rooms, at trials, arbitrations, and for captioning services used by media organizations.

Subjects: Congress, Court Resources, Courts & Technology, Government Resources, KM, Legislative, Litigation Support

46,218 news transcripts show ideologically extreme politicians get more airtime

Professors Joshua Darr, Jeremey Padgett and Johanna Dunaway research how changes in the media have shifted the incentives of elected officials and the considerations of voters, and what that means for American democracy. In recent work, they showed that extremely conservative and extremely liberal legislators receive far more airtime on cable and broadcast news than their moderate counterparts.

Subjects: AI, Communications, Congress, KM, Legislative, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 13, 2021

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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Paper – A First Look at Zoombombing; Google Chrome’s engineering director discusses how the company is trying to preserve digital advertising after tracking cookies are killed off; NSF pushing for agency-specific cyber-physical research; and They Stormed the Capitol. Their Apps Tracked Them.

Subjects: AI, Big Data, Congress, Cybersecurity, KM, Legal Research, Legislative, Privacy, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 6, 2021

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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: 30% of ‘SolarWinds’ Victims Did Not Actually Use SolarWinds Software, Feds Say; Tough to Get Help Opting Out of Data Sharing; Police in Almost All U.S. States Use Amazon’s Ring Program; and Russian hack brings changes, uncertainty to U.S. court system.

Subjects: AI, Computer Security, Courts & Technology, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Government Resources, Legal Research, Legislative, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 23, 2021

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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: This Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos; DHS Gets Sued Over Its Social Media Surveillance Tactics; and Lost Passwords Lock Millionaires Out of Their Bitcoin Fortunes; and The risks of DDoS attacks for the public sector.

Subjects: Congress, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Digital Archives, Financial System, KM, Privacy, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 10, 2021

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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: SolarWinds Hackers Got Into More Than 3,000 DOJ Email Accounts; Sealed U.S. Court Records Exposed in SolarWinds Breach; CISA:Hackers access to federal networks without SolarWinds; and State Department Approves Creation of Cyber Bureau.

Subjects: Computer Security, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Government, Email Security, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, Software, Spyware, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 3, 2021

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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Zoom scam alert: Never click on this kind of invite; The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2020; She didn’t know her kidnapper. But he was using Google Maps — and that cracked the case; and CISA updates SolarWinds guidance, tells US govt agencies to update right away.

Subjects: AI, Computer Security, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Disaster Planning, E-Government, Economy, Email Security, Financial System, Government Contracts, Healthcare, Privacy, Search Engines

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.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Healthcare, Legal Research, Legislative, United States Law

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 5, 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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. 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.

Subjects: AI, Computer Security, Congress, Courts & Technology, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Email Security, Healthcare, KM, Legal Research, Legislative, Mobile Technology, Privacy, United States Law

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 31, 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 increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Ransomware Guide; Police are using facial recognition for minor crimes because they can; COVID-19 clinical trial: real or fake? Learn how to tell the difference; and Here’s how companies got your phone number and a way to prevent future calls.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Internet Use Policies, KM, Libraries & Librarians, Privacy, Social Media