Tired of pulling out your phone and realizing your battery is about to die? Techlicious' Elizabeth Harper's article, "What's Draining Your Android Battery?" lists some steps you can take to conserve battery power. You can read her article here.
Did you buy a new phone? Don't just throw your old one out, there may be sensitive data on it. Fox Van Allen's article, "Study: Wiping Your Android Phone Doesn't Erase All Your Data" details a new study from security firm AVAST. They purchased 20 used Android smartphones and found that “From just 20 phones, we found over 40,000 pieces of very personal information,” But don't worry, there are apps that can clean your phone for you. Allen lists a couple of them in his article. You can read about them here.
Move over computer virus, there's a new threat in town: Ransomware. This virus will lock you out of your computer files until you pay up. CNNMoney's Jose Pagliery, in his article "The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you" writes "Ransomware, a particularly annoying breed of computer virus, is spreading like the plague." You can read his article here.
Worried about your digital "footprint"? Can you even remember how many accounts you have? In her Techlicious article, Natasha Stokes writes "With our digital footprints expanding, we are relaying more personal data than ever to trackers, hackers and marketers with and without our consent. Are we sharing too much? Do we have the right not to be tracked? Is withdrawing from the Internet entirely to preserve your privacy even possible?" She addresses each of those issues in her article "How to Delete Yourself from the Internet". You can read the whole article here.
On Wednesday the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest. In his article in the New York Times, Adam Liptakjune writes "While the decision will offer protection to the 12 million people arrested every year, many for minor crimes, its impact will most likely be much broader." You can read the rest of his article here.
Last week Google announced a new email encryption tool called "End-to-End". Nicole Perlroth, in the New York Time's "Bits Blog" writes that the tool "uses an open-source encryption standard, OpenPGP, that will allow users to encrypt their email from the time it leaves their web browser until it is decrypted by the intended recipient." You can read the rest of her article here.
Ever feel like your head is going to explode with all the information that is thrown your way? Relax... Kate Simpson, in her article “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure” explains that filters are the answer. You can read her article here.
Worried about all your client information being compromised? Victor Li's article "Be vigilant about protecting sensitive client data with these tools" will show you ways to protect that data. You can read his article here.
The Cuyahoga County Clerk of Court is hosting free e-filing CLE programs later this year in September, 2014. The program description provides that:
"This program will assist attorneys in navigating the Clerk’s new e-filing system and will present step-by-step instructions by video, followed by a live demonstration, on how to electronically file cases and documents in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, and the Eighth District Court of Appeals."
Click here for more information and registration instructions.