What wasn’t so fetch this week? Learning about the massive data breach at Facebook that started on September 16 and took the company 11 days to stop. We don’t yet know what, if anything, the hackers accessed or stole—or what personal information might be splashed around the web. The European Union’s top data regulator, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, has already begun an investigation into the breach, which affected nearly 50 million accounts. The regulator is investigating whether the company implemented appropriate technical safeguards and other security measures under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Facebook could face fines under the GDPR that may run as high as $1.6 billion.
The test of the Presidential Alert system (formally called the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system) was met with wide skepticism and some pretty funny late-night quips, regardless of which side of the aisle you’re on (Jimmy Kimmel: “I already get terrifying presidential alerts on my phone—they’re called the news. They come every day.” Three plaintiffs in New York have filed a lawsuit claiming that “the alerts violate their free speech and amount to an unconstitutional seizure of their devices.”
- Law firms with outdated tech may face a host of problems (Big Law Business)
- Where the Big Four accounting firms are headed next (Corporate Counsel)
- How vulnerable is your law firm to a Facebook-like breach? (Legaltech News)
- How to get people to subscribe to your newsletter (HBR)
- Why content curation can help you stay top of mind (BuzzSumo)
- Should you hand over your Fitbit data? (Washington Post)
- How to stay productive throughout the day (Attorney at Work)
- How much to tip your Uber driver (New York Times)
- Creating website content for an international affairs law firm
- Learning about consumer products marketing strategies
- Writing about native-format web archiving
- Sponsoring a local high school mock trial team
- Helping a lawyer strengthen her writing style
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