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One of the things that I am constantly amazed by, is how many people don’t actively get news or any information. It seems as if social media has not only made us all slightly narcissistic, but it’s also made us fairly lazy as well. We no longer go read the news from a site that we trust, or a respected organization, we simply wait for our social media feeds to show us what’s “important”. Of…
I’ve seen various mentions of the mental health impacts of investigators of child abuse, for example, but this article is a nice reminder that it’s not just investigators who are dealing with these kinds of traumatic stories every day: Françoise Mathieu, a trauma expert with more than 20 years of experience as a mental health professional, says vicarious trauma, or secondary trauma, “refers to the stories that we are exposed to indirectly – in court…
First off, good. Twitter needs to make the lists feature as easy as possible for everyone to use. Secondly, use Tweetdeck. Seriously. From the article: As noted, Twitter lists have long been seen as an underrated, underused option, with many people using TweetDeck instead to easily see various listings and stay up to date. I use Tweetdeck on all of my actual computers, and even on my iPad I hit that website instead of…
Overview of the Advanced eDiscovery solution in Microsoft 365 Lawyers Are In the Information Business. Get Over It The Document Demand That Seeks Electronically Stored Information – How to ask for #ediscovery Who’s to blame for ransomware attacks — beyond the attackers? How to See if Zoom Is Running a Secret Web Server on Your Mac (and Remove It) – Since I know some of those #legaltech orgs use Zoom quite frequently, you may want…
The numbers in this article are overwhelming to me. There are so many hacks, losses to phishing and ransomware, data breaches, etc. that it boggles the mind the consider. On the other hand, the report also points out that these numbers are so large, mostly due to a lack of solid cybersecurity practices. Wilbur said that while some incidents show growing skills of attackers, the methods have been consistent over the years — generally inducing…
I would tend to agree with this statement, because it all started with the algorithm, the point where all of these platforms took it upon themselves to decide what to show you. ““The more extensive you make the guidelines, the more selectively you enforce them, the more discretion you start to exercise over your platform, you start to move away from what seems like a platform and more like what looks like a publisher,” Bilinsky…
This is the same issue we run into with training too. Attorneys are constantly asking for more training on technology, but when you put it together, they don’t show up, or when you produce video content, they don’t watch it. When it comes to programs that are designed to help with work-life balance, mental health, stress, etc. it’s more of the same: But the mixed messages sent when a firm says “go use our meditation…
This is often a very overlooked part of employee engagement, but it might actually be the most important part. I’ve always been more motivated to go to work, and be productive, when I work with people I like and have some connection to: “So how can companies connect more effectively with employees and help them feel like they belong within their workplace community? The results of our survey pointed to one simple solution: establish more…
Apparently, while we are busy telling anyone and everyone who’s job is at risk due to technology to “learn to code”, if you’re in prison in certain states looking to make a better life for yourself after you get out, too bad: According to public records obtained by the Salem Reporter, the Oregon Department of Corrections has banned dozens of books related to programming and technology as they come through the mail room, ensuring that…