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

The February 2021 Senate impeachment trial 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

Black and Hispanic people more ‘engaged’ with books than most Americans are: New report from Panorama Project

David H. Rothman, cofounder of LibraryEndowment.org, discusses the new Panorama Project report that covers a variety of topics, ranging from piracy to synergies between books and other media. Specifically significant to Rothman is the report’s data indicating that avid book engagers (4+ books/month) are more ethnically diverse and younger than the general survey population.

Subjects: Education, KM, Libraries & Librarians

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 20, 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: Browser ‘Favicons’ Can Be Used as Undeletable ‘Supercookies’ to Track You Online; States Push Internet Privacy Rules in Lieu of Federal Standards; Incomplete fixes for security flaws make hackers’ job easy, Google says; and 30 popular mobile health apps vulnerable to cyberattacks, Protected Health Information exposure.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Economy, Healthcare, Legal Research, Privacy, Technology Trends, Travel

Microsoft OneDrive Explained

There are many ways to store and share documents online. Box, Dropbox, ShareFile, and Google Drive are but a few of the popular products. For firms using Microsoft 365 Catherine Reach Sanders describes how you already have an online document storage tool built in – MS OneDrive. What can you do with OneDrive, what are the pros and cons, what is the difference between it and SharePoint? Sanders provides the answers!

Subjects: Case Management, KM, Legal Technology, Product Reviews, Software, Technology Trends

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

LLRX January 2021 Issue

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 …

Subjects: KM

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.

Subjects: AI, Big Data, Communications, Competitive Intelligence, Digital Archives, KM, Legal Marketing, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Technology Trends