FORMS – Redaction of Confidential Personal Information – N.Y. State Courts

http://www.nycourts.gov/forms/redaction/

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The Administrative Board of the Courts has approved the adoption of a

new rule – section 202.5(e) of the Uniform Rules of the Supreme and

County Courts (22 NYCRR 202.5(e)) – requiring attorneys to omit or

redact certain confidential personal information from court filings in

Supreme and County Court.   This rule became effective on January 1,

2015; compliance is voluntary through February 28, 2015, and mandatory

thereafter. The new rule is included here. It covers both e-filed and

paper-filed cases.  …  Matrimonial actions, proceedings in Surrogate’s Court or

proceedings pursuant to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law are

excepted from Rule 202.5(e). The Unified Court System recommends a new

form “Redaction Cover Page” … for use by persons filing

paper-filed court papers regarding confidential personal information

subject to the rule. 

The form the court recommends accompany those papers that are to be redacted. can be found at the link below:

 

http://www.nycourts.gov/forms/redaction/

The all-in-one Apple Watch spreadsheet | The Robservatory

The Robservatory:

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Apple will be shipping 38 separate models of watches. There’s a gallery page at Apple’s site where you can page through all of the watches, and get the details on each specific model. You can also view the watches in the store, where you can find pricing info.

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Both of these solutions, though, require lots of paging and scrolling to get all the details. I was curious as to how all the watches compared, so I pulled data from those sources and made one massive spreadsheet:

If you’d like to download the file and look at it in Excel (or Numbers or whatever), here it is. Feel free to share; I merely compiled the publicly-available data and don’t really care what you do with it (though leaving the attribution in place would be nice).

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Read entire Robservatory Post here.

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Edits to Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo traced to 1 Police Plaza | Capital New York

Computers operating on the New York Police Department’s computer network at its 1 Police Plaza headquarters have been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of alleged police brutality, a review by Capital has revealed.

“The matter is under internal review,” an NYPD spokeswoman, Det. Cheryl Crispin, wrote in an email to Capital after examples of the changes were presented to the NYPD.

The edits and changes were linked to the NYPD through a series of Internet Protocol addresses, or IP addresses, which can be publicly tracked by various websites. (Here, for example, is one website that shows a number of IP addresses registered to the NYPD.) IP addresses can locate where a computer is when it connects to the Internet.

Read entire report here.

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Google Docs

https://docs.google.com

Google Docs was launched in 2007 as a cloud-based answer to the Microsoft Office Suite of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. While Microsoft’s applications are still engrained as most people’s go-to for their basic office needs, Docs has been gaining ground, both in terms of market share and usability. Now part of the greater Google Drive collective, readers can create, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. In addition, it’s web-based, which leads to important conveniences, like the ability to access documents from different computers or include multiple people when simultaneously drafting a document. Documents save automatically every few seconds, making loss of work nearly impossible, and users can also access revision history to see what changes have been made, when they were made, and by whom. For readers who have heard of Google Docs or Google Drive but haven’t put it to full use quite yet, this is a handy and efficient way to tackle projects as a team.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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Ballard v. NY Safety Track LLC 518627

Furthermore, despite the Town respondents’ insistence that

the Town was not obliged or that it was not feasible to make

available to petitioners the proposed 2013 agreement before it

was put to a vote, we affirm that part of Supreme Court’s

judgment as found that the Town’s conduct in that regard denied

petitioners “any meaningful participation” in the process leading

to the final adoption of the controversial 2013 agreement, in

clear contravention of Public Officers Law § 103 (e).

Rochester Law Digest Now “New York Appellate Digest”

The “Rochester Law Digest” is being renamed “New York Appellate Digest” and can now be reached at both “www.RochesterLawDigest.com” and “www.NewYorkAppellateDigest.com.” ]

The “Just Released” page of the website NewYorkAppellateDigest.com has been updated with summaries of selected decisions and opinions from the First, Second and Third Departments.

What’s new in Office 2016 for Mac • The Register

The Register is a British-based e-newsletter, which is best described as “cheeky”; but they do know their software.  Take a look at the Register’s review of Office 2016 for the Mac:

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 Microsoft has released a self-destructing preview of Office 2016 for Mac – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote – but it still is not the equal of its PC counterpart.

Should Office work as well on OS X as on Windows? You can imagine the question being debated on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. Is it better to keep users hooked on Office and Exchange whatever computer or device they use, or to preserve a key selling point for Windows, given that many business users live in Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint?

The appearance of decent-though-cut-down versions of Office for iOS and Android suggests that opinion has tilted towards making Office work well everywhere. But a first look at the new Office 2016 preview suggests that Mac Office, while improving, has yet to catch up with Office 2013, let alone with whatever may be in the new Windows Office that’s expected later in 2015.

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Read the entire review here.

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