Friday Top Nine for September 14, 2018

Posted by Marketing

Sep 14, 2018 4:57:02 PM

Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.

This week's roundup includes: How Machine Learning Is Aiding — and Concerning — Law Practitioners, Confessions From A LegalTech Entrepreneur, The Dystopian Potential of Facial Recognition Technology, and more...


  1. How Machine Learning Is Aiding — and Concerning — Law Practitioners

    "Because the pressure to transform is industrywide, profound changes are taking shape to help security experts consistently identify the weakest link in the security chain: people."  (via

  2. Confessions From A LegalTech Entrepreneur

    "All the tech in the world can’t replace or replicate the in-person, face-to-face experience inherent in lawyering."  (via

  3. Security Flaw in 'Nearly All’ Modern PCs and Macs Exposes Encrypted Data

    "It’s no secret that if you have physical access to a computer, the chances of someone stealing your data is usually greater. That’s why so many use disk encryption — like BitLocker for Windows and FileVault for Macs — to scramble and protect data when a device is turned off. But the researchers found that in nearly all cases they can still steal data protected by BitLocker and FileVault regardless." (via

  4. You Are Being Watched: The Dystopian Potential of Facial Recognition Technology

    "Forms of facial recognition technology have already been rolled out on Apple's iPhone X, where its used to unlock screens, and across Facebook's user-uploaded photo albums to identify you in pictures. But police and security forces have long been among the biggest backers of the technology, though its use has been far from foolproof."  (via

  5. Quantum Computing a Bigger Concern for Lawyers Than Blockchain

    "The idea that blockchain will make lawyers irrelevant is misguided. At most, it is likely to be used to automate some activities and could mean that a law firm could get by with less staff. "  (via

  6. A Cyberattack Could Trigger the Next Financial Crisis

    "Interconnectivity and the concentration of key businesses at a handful of firms raise the risk a cyberattack on one of them could send shockwaves through the rest of the financial system." (via

  7. Google, Twitter Among Companies Accused of Keeping Tabs on Kids' Data

    "New Mexico AG Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit that alleges the tech companies are using algorithms to monitor children's web activity for marketing." (via

  8. When Generalists Are Better Than Specialists, and Vice Versa

    "There’s considerable evidence supporting both sides, so we reason that both are probably right. But there must be certain circumstances under which generalists shine and others under which specialists do. (via

  9. Canada's Privacy Deficit

    "Privacy lawyers say they have never been busier. Some firms are hiring more privacy lawyers to help with the increased workload — much of it from companies that want to ensure they comply with the GDPR."  (via

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