New Basic Income Project Set to Launch in January

Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been gaining a lot of traction as of late with various industry expertsgovernment officials, and financial experts expressing the need to explore the possibilities of implementing a basic income program.

UBI is a lump sum of money given periodically to individuals unconditionally. There are no tests or work requirements that bar an individual from getting the money. In addition to this, the income that they will receive is a supplement to their total income which means that under this system, individuals have an option to work or not.

At the heart of the proposals for UBI is the prevention of poverty in certain countries which is why it is highly suited in regions like Africa where poverty is rampant.

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This pilot study is one of many that are being planned out around the world. Finland has already started to give out basic income to its residents with the same goal of reducing poverty. Ontario, Canada and Oakland, California are also starting to plan out their own programs.

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Dropbox Adds Split View Support – MacStories

LINKED BY JOHN VOORHEES

Dropbox received a major update a little over two weeks ago. At that time, Dropbox promised Split View support for the iPad in ‘the coming weeks.’ With no indication in the release notes, Dropbox’s most recent update adds Split View support, a feature which will make the app far more useful to many iPad users.

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How AI Will Change the Practice of Law – Law Technology Today

Nikki Black is out on the bleeding edge of legal technology, thinking about Artificial Intelligence in the practice of law.  She notes several AI programs already in use in law offices.

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A lot has been written in recent months about “robot lawyers” and their potential to replace attorneys at all levels of the profession, decimating the demand for flesh and blood lawyers in the process. What’s the truth behind the hype? Will artificial intelligence (AI) have a profound affect on the legal industry and in what ways?

Certainly, all signs point to AI being the next big legal technology trend, but what remains to be seen is where automation and analytics software will have the most impact on the practice of law and how fast the rate of adoption will be. AI software will undoubtedly supplement some aspects of lawyering, but most likely it will do so by allowing machines to do much of the tedious drudgery so common in some aspects of the practice of law, allowing lawyers to focus on higher level analytical work.

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

Sam Glover:

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

By DAVID E. SANGER and NICOLE PERLROTHOCT. 22, 2016

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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.

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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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