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Friday Top 9 for July 10, 2020

Jul 10, 2020 2:35:20 PM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


Microsoft Teams’ new Together Mode is designed for pandemic-era meetings


Via The Verge

Microsoft is introducing some big updates to Teams including a "Together Mode" that's designed to create a virtual live avatar of yourself to help you better engage with meetings. Microsoft is using AI to segment your face and shoulders and place you and your co-workers together in a virtual space. The space could be a meeting room-like environment, coffee shop or other places you'd normally have face-to-face meetings. Microsoft is also adding in video filters and live reactions. Read about all the updates on The Verge.

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Friday Top 9 for July 3, 2020

Jul 3, 2020 1:01:40 PM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


Double-double tracking: How Tim Hortons knows where you sleep, work and vacation


Via Financial Post

For more than a year, Tim Hortons has been tracking the movements of customers in exacting detail through its mobile ordering app. James McLeod, reporter for the Financial Post, published his findings on the app's collection of personal his information. According to the data, Tim Hortons had recorded his longitude and latitude coordinates more than 2,700 times in less than five months, and not just when he was using the app.

"From my home to my office to a Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre, even all the way to Morocco, where I travelled on vacation last June, the company’s app silently logged my coordinates and relayed them back to its corporate servers." 

Read the full story here.

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Friday Top 9 for June 26, 2020

Jun 26, 2020 1:32:15 PM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


Trial by Zoom: Ready or not, court proceedings are going virtual


Via itbusiness.ca

How is the background? Is the lighting okay? What about the angles?

A recent itbusiness.ca article says asking these questions has become a reality for many lawyers who are participating in virtual proceedings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has become a go-to platform for many in the family and criminal legal sectors. Click here to learn about the benefits and challenges being posed by the digital shift.

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Friday Top 9 for June 19, 2020

Jun 19, 2020 9:32:33 AM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


Privacy and Morality: Data’s Double-Edged Sword


Via Security Boulevard

Concerns about the ethics behind data collection and use have become a hot topic over the past few weeks. In an open letter from their CEO, IBM has declared they will no longer be using or researching facial recognition technology for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of human rights and freedoms, or any purpose which is not consistent with their values. Their stance behind moral data tracking, however, isn't as black and white as it may appear. In a recent Security Boulevard's article, Mark Rasch explores the notion of "mass surveillance" and questions the validity of privacy in public places and whether we can achieve "ethics by design."

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Friday Top 9 for June 12, 2020

Jun 12, 2020 9:44:37 AM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


Supreme Court chief justice says he's 'optimistic' about launch of virtual hearings


Via CBC

According to CBC, Chief Justice Richard Wagner is feeling optimistic about Tuesday’s launch of virtual hearings at the Supreme Court of Canada. He reportedly told the news network, “Although this pandemic was terrible, and is still terrible for every Canadian, we have to see some positive aspect to it and … one positive aspect to it is the chance, or the opportunity, to use more technology for the justice system in Canada.” Furthermore, he added that there is “no plan B” and the virtual meeting must work going forward. The Supreme Court hearings will take place through Zoom and will be live-streamed on the court’s website a first in the Supreme Court’s history. Read the full story here.

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Friday Top 9 for June 5, 2020

Jun 5, 2020 11:13:30 AM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


How COVID-19 helped push Ontario's low-tech justice system into the 21st century


Via CBC

Early yesterday morning CBC reported Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey was announcing sweeping new technological changes to the province's justice system. Ontario's courts, which are set to reopen on July 6th, will be fitted with Plexiglas barriers, physical distancing markers and hand-sanitizing stations. Downey stated about 300 Ontario courtrooms have already been outfitted to hold virtual trials, where a judge would be in the room and lawyers and witnesses could join in remotely. Currently, Ontario's courts still rely primarily on paper records and fax machines to share information, but, according to Downey, in the coming months court files will be digitized. Learn the full details of the changes to come on CBC.

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Friday Top 9 for May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020 10:32:03 AM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


Tidy up your company’s data Marie Kondo-style


Via Harvard Business Review

Organizing “stuff” has always been a challenge which may explain why Marie Kondo has become a household name in the art of cleaning up and organizing one’s personal effects. Over the years, most large enterprises have accumulated several petabytes of dark data — web logs, old emails and out-of-date customer profiles all collected in the regular course of business that will probably never be used again — with each petabyte being equivalent to 20 million completely filled four-drawer filing cabinets

Does the data you keep "spark joy"? Learn how to apply Marie Kondo's principles to your company's database in Harvard Business Review's recent article

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Friday Top 9 for May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020 10:52:20 AM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


Facebook fined $9 million over Canadian privacy concerns Social Sharing


Via CBC

Facebook has been ordered to pay a $9-million penalty after making "false or misleading claims about the privacy of Canadians' personal information," according to a news release from the Competition Bureau. Based on a investigation into the social media company's practices between 2012 and 2018, the Bureau said they found Facebook falsely represented how much information users could control — including the personal information of users' friends who had installed "certain third-party applications." Read all the details of the breaking story on CBC.

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Friday Top 9 for May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020 11:06:42 AM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


Lockdown accelerates push into digital workflows for professional services


Via Financial Times

China and Singapore are leading the way by adopting digital workflows in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown, combined with urgent business requirements following the coronavirus outbreak, led Chinese regulators to relax requirements for processes such as opening a bank account. Now, facial recognition, biometric technology and eSignatures are allowing business to resume transactions which traditionally required in-person appointments and paper signatures. Learn how digital workflows are helping industries from finance to the courts in the Financial Times' recent article

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Friday Top 9 for May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM | Marketing

Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.


Choosing Remote Working Technology For Your Law Firm In 2020: A How-To Guide


Via Above the Law

While working remotely over the past month, you've likely come across some of your firm's technology deficiencies. If you're considering investing in new software and hardware, be sure to take a look at the 2020 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology GuidePublished and updated annually by the American Bar Association, it includes top remote working recommendations, the latest in cloud computing and collaboration software as well as time and billing apps. Because most lawyers are working remotely and courts are closed (except for essential matters),  Above the Law reports that this year's edition deems scanners as a "must have." To read their full summary, click here

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