Seth Godin on the Trends Shaping the Future of Law–Lawyerist

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Seth Godin on Building NewLaw

If you haven’t heard this podcast yet, make sure you give it a listen. Seth Godin’s insights into the trends shaping the future of law practice are provocative and worth 50 minutes of your time.

I’m just going to leave it to that. I can’t force you to listen any more than I can force you to take any other good advice, but you’ll be missing out if you don’t.

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A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices – The New York Times


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The attack on the infrastructure of the internet, which made it all but impossible at times to check Twitter feeds or headlines, was a remarkable reminder about how billions of ordinary web-connected devices — many of them highly insecure — can be turned to vicious purposes. And the threats will continue long after Election Day for a nation that increasingly keeps its data in the cloud and has oftentimes kept its head in the sand.


But hundreds of thousands, and maybe millions, of those security cameras and other devices have been infected with a fairly simple program that guessed at their factory-set passwords — often “admin” or “12345” or even, yes, “password” — and, once inside, turned them into an army of simple robots. Each one was commanded, at a coordinated time, to bombard a small company in Manchester, N.H., called Dyn DNS with messages that overloaded its circuits.


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Samsung halts production of troubled Galaxy Note 7 phone – Oct. 9, 2016

Samsung is putting the brakes on its beleaguered Galaxy Note 7 smartphone as fears spread that even replacement versions of the device can burst into flames.

“We are temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters,” a company spokesperson said. 

Production of the phone has been temporarily suspended, a person familiar with the matter told CNN on Monday.

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On Phone Numbers and Identity – Stories From Coinbase – Medium

Would you recognize someone trying to take over your phone and your identity? Would you know what to do?  How can you protect against it?

Read this account from Coinbase to learn more…

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SepticSmart Week 2016 | Septic Systems (Onsite/Decentralized Systems) | US EPA

SepticSmart Week is September 19 – 23

Next week is SepticSmart Week, which is a good time to learn more about taking care of your own septic system or onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS).  A septic system or OWTS will serve a home or business for a long time if it is properly located, designed, constructed and maintained.  For information about the operation and maintenance of private, commercial and institutional onsite wastewater treatment systems, view DEC’s “A Guide to Help Managers of Small Businesses Keep their Wastewater Systems Working Properly (PDF)(520 KB)”. Information about home septic systems is available on NYS Department of Health’s Septic System Operation and Maintenance webpage.  EPA holds SepticSmart Week each year to encourage homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. 

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New York’s Internet Kiosks Are Being Shut Down As People Won’t Stop Watching Porn–

By Adnan Farooqui 

Where there is internet there is porn. It’s a fact, an undeniable fact, one that LinkNYC should have kept in mind when it started setting up public Wi-Fi kiosks in one of the biggest cities on the planet. When they were launched in February this year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that these 7,500 kiosks would “bridge the digital divide,” but operator LinkNYC finds that the kiosks are being used for other things. It’s now shutting off web browsing in the kiosks because people just won’t stop watching porn.

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Apple Watch Series 2 vs. Series 1 (and original)

 Will Shanklin 

The Apple Watch Series 2 is far from a major upgrade over its early 2015 predecessor, as the two smartwatches look nearly identical. There are, however, some key internal changes between the two: Dive in as we compare Apple Watch Series 2 vs. 1.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I find the the side-by-side graphic comparisons very useful.

See for yourself…

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