Linked – For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching
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Linked – For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching

The story is disturbing on many levels, but for me this is the part that is both obvious, and a reason why IoT devices deserve a lot more careful consideration than we have been giving them. “At the time the Ukrainian access was provided, the video files were left unencrypted, the source said, because of…

Marriott Hack Shows The Risk of Our Surveillance Society
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Marriott Hack Shows The Risk of Our Surveillance Society

Mashable asked the question that many of you may have had when you learned one of the more recently reported details of the Marriott/Starwood hack. “Why do hotels collect and store passports?” The answer they came up with turned out to be something that some of us started talking about a few years ago, but…

Linked – Failure to terminate access of departing employee leads to HIPAA penalty

Linked – Failure to terminate access of departing employee leads to HIPAA penalty

This seems like such a silly mistake: “A critical access hospital in Colorado will pay $114,000 in a settlement with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) stemming from the failure to terminate a former employee’s access to a hospital database containing protected health information (PHI).” But, of course, it’s not silly when you are being…

Linked – Mad about Metadata
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Linked – Mad about Metadata

Craig asks: “There are different considerations for database content and the rare proprietary system; but, for your run-of-the-mill Windows or Mac operating system, this is just common sense that seems to be uncommonly absent. I ask you, Dear Reader, what moves lawyers to be so obtuse about something that is so freaking easy to understand…

Linked – The First Rule of Microsoft Excel—Don’t Tell Anyone You’re Good at It
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Linked – The First Rule of Microsoft Excel—Don’t Tell Anyone You’re Good at It

Are you great with Excel? Do you feel this way about it? “If someone tells you that they ‘just have a few Excel sheets’ that they want help with, run the other way,” tweeted 32-year-old statistician Andrew Althouse. “Also, you may want to give them a fake phone number, possibly a fake name. It may…

Linked – Adapting eDiscovery Tools for Smarter Post-Data Breach Reviews
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Linked – Adapting eDiscovery Tools for Smarter Post-Data Breach Reviews

It actually makes perfect sense to use your existing eDiscovery tools to assist with any type of investigation that requires you to find things in a large set of data. It’s, literally, what they are built to do. Heck, I think back to years ago when one of the attorneys I worked with loaded all…