Articles and Columns for August 2020
- Statistics Resources and Big Data on the Internet 2020 – This expansive listing by Marcus P. Zillman focuses on statistics and big data datasets available free on the internet, covering multiple disciplines, for teaching, learning and reference. These data are published and maintained by sources that include: the U.S. and foreign governments, academic, corporate, NGOs, and open source communities.
- Mining Data on the Internet 2020 – Data mining is a constantly evolving discipline applied in many fields including finance, law, healthcare, marketing, science and engineering, the retail industry, telecommunications, social media, and government. This guide by Marcus P. Zillman encompasses free, fee based and consultancy related sources to assist info pros, researchers, data analysts, knowledge managers and CI/BI experts to effectively identify and apply reliable, value added data within the scope of their respective work products.
- Why Steve Bannon faces fraud charges: 4 questions answered – Federal prosecutors in New York have arrested former senior Trump adviser Steve Bannon and three other men, and charged them with allegedly defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors to an online fundraising campaign to build portions of wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a University of Notre Dame law professor who researches nonprofits, explains what’s going on and what the consequences could be.
- Finding Email Addresses – Across most sectors, customer support is no longer provided by human contacts but rather leads customers into endless telephone loops of menus, or listening to chatbots, or receiving emails to “no-reply” addresses. Finding email addresses for actual people is very difficult but Michael Ravnitzky’s article features proven tools and techniques to locate and use the email address of individuals within organizations who should be responding to your issues and complaints and providing you with a satisfactory resolution.
- 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 of business. One way to directly address these concerns is to prioritize preparing your firm for whatever may come. There’s no better time to ensure that you’re protected, and this free webinar and accompanying transcript by Nicole L. Black are excellent resources to help you mitigate an over abundance of challenges.
- 5 ways KM teams are driving law firm business – Law Firm Research Manager Dean Mason shares his thoughts on how KM teams successfully drive law firm business using actionable-intelligence, business development, productivity, cost management and billing.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 29, 2020 – Four highlights from this week: How Smartphone Location Tracking Works, and What You Can Do About It; Deep Fakes and National Security; How Facebook and Other Sites Manipulate Your Privacy Choices; and Voice phishing attacks on the rise, CISA, FBI warn private sector.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 23, 2020 – Four highlights from this week: Instagram requires government ID to verify suspicious accounts; How to Clean Up Your Social Media Accounts Without Deleting Them; CBP Shifts to Enterprise Approach to Manage Phone Searches at U.S. Borders; and Amazon shares your private info unless you do these steps.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 15, 2020 – Four highlights from this week: DHS acting secretary, top deputy were appointed illegally; Strengthening Privacy Protections in COVID-19 Mobile Phone–Enhanced Surveillance Programs; U.S. Postal Service Counters Trump Attacks On Mail-In Voting With A New Blockchain Patent; and Data Security & Privacy Gaps in Video Doorbells.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 8, 2020 – Four highlights from this week: This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition; NSA Releases Guidance on Limiting Location Data Exposure; Lawsuit claims TikTok steals kids’ data and sends it to China; and Data isn’t just being collected from your phone. It’s being used to score you.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 1, 2020 – Four highlights from this week: New ‘Shadow Attack’ can replace content in digitally signed PDF files; Election admins vulnerable to email attacks; A Test and Trace Strategy for Reconnecting to Government Networks; and Is That ‘Contact Tracer’ Really a Scammer? How to Tell.
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