Fantasy sports websites reach $12M settlement with NY state | TheHill

Daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel are agreeing to pay $6 million each to settle allegations from New York’s attorney general over false advertising.

“Today’s settlements make it clear that no company has a right to deceive New Yorkers for its own profit,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement Tuesday, announcing the settlement.

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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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OSHA Announces Feral Cats Are Not Vermin – New York Labor And Employment Law Report

OHSA proposed rule change:  “….On the last point, the agency press release noted that “OSHA recognizes that feral cats pose a minor, if any, threat, and tend to avoid human contact, and OSHA proposes to remove the term ‘feral cats’ from the definition of vermin in the standard…..”

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Centuries of Buddhist Tradition Make Room for Bhutan’s First Law School – The New York Times

HAA, Bhutan — Under the gaze of the Buddhist god of wisdom, embodied in the form of a craggy hillside here, an American academic stood in front of 500 teenagers and posed a simple question: “What does a lawyer do?”

As the vice dean of Bhutan‘s first law school, the American, Michael Peil, has been doing a lot of explaining lately. Draped in the country’s national dress, Mr. Peil and a Bhutanese colleague have spent the better part of six weeks traversing this Buddhist kingdom armed with fliers and a PowerPoint presentation.

For many students here in this western village, it was the first they had heard of plans to open the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, which will admit its inaugural class of about 25 students next spring for instruction at a temporary campus in Thimphu, the capital. A permanent campus is being built in Paro, to the west.

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Block & Flow



Block & Flow is a free productivity iOS application and Google Chrome extension that uses the pomodoro technique (short work intervals followed by brief, regular breaks) and provides users with self-generated data about how they spend their time. Users create a number of categories to describe work activities (e.g. writing, email, studying, etc), then assign each of these tasks a color. Next, users select from their self-designed categories as they start to work. A timer, in the shape of block, appears on the screen for 25 minutes. Once this time is over, users are prompted to take a 5 minute break. Block and Flow is unique from other pomodoro devices in that users can then view the amount of time – or total blocks – they spend each week on each of their self-created categories. This allows users to regularly assess and adjust their work habits and productivity. [MMB]

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Police in India bust dozens of suspected IRS impersonators | WGN-TV

LONDON – Police in India have arrested 70 people on suspicion of posing as IRS agents to steal cash from U.S. citizens.

Authorities in the western Indian city of Thane said they were investigating another 630 people suspected of being involved in the extortion scam.

Workers at nine call centers allegedly impersonated IRS agents during calls to the U.S., according to local police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The victims were told they owed back taxes and would risk arrest if they hung up.

Singh told CNN the call center workers had been trained to speak with an American accent.

The call centers were making $150,000 a day for up to a year before being discovered. Money would be transferred by victims of the scheme to U.S. bank accounts before being sent to India.


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