Why surveillance companies hate the iPhone – The Washington Post

By Craig Timberg

The secrets of one of the world’s most prominent surveillance companies, Gamma Group, spilled onto the Internet last week, courtesy of ananonymous leaker who appears to have gained access to sensitive corporate documents. And while they provide illuminating details about the capabilities of Gamma’s many spy tools, perhaps the most surprising revelation is about something the company is unable to do: It can’t hack into your typical iPhone.

Android phones, some Blackberries and phones running older Microsoft operating systems all are vulnerable to Gamma’s spyware, called FinSpy, which can turn your smart phone into a potent surveillance device. Users of the spyware are capable of listening to calls on targeted devices, stealing contacts, activating the microphone, tracking your location and more. But for FinSpy to hack into an iPhone, its owner must have already stripped away much of its built-in security through a process called “jailbreaking.” No jailbreak, no FinSpy on your iPhone, at least according to a leakedGamma document dated April 2014.

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When Lawyers Go Electric – EVWORLD.COM

How many law offices do you know where nine of the attorney’s drive the exact same model electric car? Well, meet two of the lawyers at Arnall Golden Gregory in Atlanta who drive Nissan LEAF EVs after discovering they’re not only cheap of lease, cost $20 a month to recharge, and, maybe best of all, gives them free access to HOV lanes and toll roads.

See interview of Electric Lawyers.

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Phone Forums and Webinars – Retirement Plans

August 14 Webinar: Defined Benefit Plan Terminations

Sign up for this August 14 webinar and learn about issues related to terminating a defined benefit retirement plan. The IRS will discuss what defines the date of termination, final funding requirements, PBGC issues, reversions, and what is needed in a notice of intent to terminate the plan.

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JURIST – DOJ: New York jail routinely violates rights of adolescent inmates

 

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] released a report [press release] Monday finding that the New York City Department of Correction [official website] has routinely violated the constitutional rights of male teenagers at the Rikers Island jail complex. The report was released after a multi-year investigation pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) [text] was completed, which found that correctional officers relied on physical forms of punishment. No legal action has commenced [Reuters report]…   +read more

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Chrome Web Store – Notes for GMail™

Notes for GMail™ is a web browser extension that offers a seamless way to Add Notes to your emails.

Annotate your Gmail emails and never forget about important things again. Note related phone calls, To-Dos, findings, response drafts etc.

Included features include: annotating emails and email threads, sticky notes in Inbox and custom folders, integrated search, setting email due dates, notes reminders, social networks integration, notes pinning, left-to-right languages support.

Click here for Notes for GMail.

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Cooking Dinner tonight – 8/3/14 on Livestream-Nicole Black

 

Niki Black, cloud pioneer and legal tech whiz, loves to cook.  One of her most popular features over the years has been her photos of dinner.  Niki has an internet fan club around the world for those photos and recipes.  [For some reason, she is very popular in Japan].

Nike “…takes it up a notch…” (with apologies to Emeril) technologically as she uses her brand new, complimentary Google Glass to LiveStream her dinner preparation.

If you are thinking of exploring the possibilities of Google Glass for your practice, watch Niki learn to use this new tool.  The possibilities for depositions, demonstrations, trial, etc, are numerous.

Nicole Black does dinner using her Google Glass.

 

OfficeSuite Professional (Mobile Office + PDF) on the App Store on iTunes

 

 OfficeSuite Pro for FREE!

Thanks, Randy!!

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