Articles and Columns for January 2021
- The body’s fight against COVID-19 explained using 3D-printed models – In this interview, Nathan Ahlgren, assistant professor of biology at Clark University, uses 3D-printed models to explain what proteins do in viruses, how they interact with human cells, how the vaccine delivers mRNA into the cell, and how antibodies protect us.
- Online Research Browsers and Data Visualization Tools 2021 – This guide by Marcus P. Zillman focuses on free and feed based research browsers and data visualization tools for research and analysis. These resources can be used to support legal research, legal marketing, business and competitive intelligence research, knowledge management and knowledge discovery, and data mining.
- Keynote: AI Transformation – Competing in the Age of AI #KMWorld – Knowledge sharing, social media and knowledge management expert V. Mary Abraham shares her readout and impressions of this timely and impactful keynote presented by Marco Iansiti, Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration, and Coauthor of Competing in the Age of AI. Abraham’s insights encompass how the pandemic is accelerating enormous changes. Within 5-10 years, every organization will be run differently. Those who invest in digital transformation will do just fine. Those who do implement tangible change not will be left behind.
- The Next Social Media Frontier For Lawyers: Clubhouse – Clubhouse is an audio chat platform that is available as an iOS app and is invite only for now. It consists of user-created drop-in audio chat rooms. You can form your own chat room or join rooms created by others. These chat rooms can be created spontaneously or scheduled ahead of time. Nicole Black identifies how the app provides lawyers with opportunities to showcase your expertise, connect with professional colleagues who might be potential referral sources, and generate exposure for your law firm.
- As U.S. Capitol investigators use facial recognition, it begs the question: Who owns our faces? – In the age of Big Tech, we need to grapple with what expectations we can and should have about who has access to our faces. The recent riot at the U.S. Capitol has put the question into the spotlight as facial recognition becomes a vital tool in identifying rioters: What is the power of facial recognition technology, and are we ready for it? Professor Wendy H. Wong discusses what are the costs and consequences of losing our faces to data, including the right to privacy and our ability to live our lives free of surveillance.
- Public Domain Day 2021: Honoring a lost generation – John Mark Ockerbloom elucidates the significance of promoting and protecting literature, the public domain and open access to publications In the age of COVID-19.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 31, 2021 – Five highlights from this week: As U.S. Capitol investigators use facial recognition, it begs the question: Who owns our faces?; Fraudulent Applicants for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and a Surge in Criminal Referrals from Small Business Administration; U.S. Intelligence Claims China Wants to Steal Your DNA; Microsoft Deals Blow To Chrome With A Bunch Of Exciting New Edge Features; and Apple: Keep iPhone 12 and MagSafe Away From Medical Devices.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 23, 2021 – 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, January 16, 2021 – Four highlights from this week: The evolving threat of ransomware: Beware of cyber extortion in 2021; What if opting out of data collection were easy?; How 5G and AI Are Creating an Architectural Revolution; and Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 10, 2021 – 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.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 3, 2021 – 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.
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