Massachusetts censors IMs, SMS, e-mail and web

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DeVoy Massachusetts has long had laws prohibiting individuals from providing minors with “harmful matter&# under the state’s Crimes against chastity, morality, decency and good order law. As Ars Technica reports, though, this law is getting an important update. Effective yesterday, the material that may harm minors now includes: [A]ny handwritten or printed material, [.].

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Send Secure, Self-Destructing Messages with Wickr

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One option for secure communications is to skip the email and use the SMS messaging app Wickr, which is available for iOS […] The post Send Secure, Self-Destructing Messages with Wickr appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Lawyers have an ethical obligation to protect the confidentiality and security of communications with their clients. The more we learn about NSA snooping, the more we realize what a challenge that can be.

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Five Startups Named Finalists for Clio’s $100K Launch//Code Contest

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FirmScribe , legal iMessage and text archiving software that auto-syncs selected workthreads from Apple’s Messages or an SMS app to Clio Manage.

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Guest Post: How We Rapidly Iterated A Chatbot To Track Probationers During The Pandemic

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Within 24 hours, I produced an proof of concept that looked like this: Rather than use a web-based chatbot, the proof of concept reflected automation that was solely SMS/text-based to ensure universal coverage, accessibility and, hopefully, compliance. The SMS gateway I used also experienced some errors (on the launch date) due to increased overall traffic/usage due to coronavirus communications. Editor’s note: When courthouses in Jefferson Parish, La.,

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Five Legaltech Finalists Named for Clio’s $100,000 Launch//Code Contest

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View SMS history within each Clio contact’s communications log. Two weeks away from its sixth annual Clio Cloud Conference , the cloud-based practice management company Clio today announced the five legal technology finalists that will compete at the conference for a $100,000 Launch//Code grand prize.

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Communications And Entertainment Law Blog - Untitled Article

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My white neighbor thought I was breaking into my own apartment. Nineteen cops showed up. -

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Locational Tracking on iOS and Android Devices: Check the Platform’s Rules!

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Personal and Sensitive Information, the section states , “includes, but isn’t limited to personally identifiable information, financial and payment information, authentication information, phonebook, contacts SMS and call related data, microphone and camera sensor data, and sensitive device or usage data.” This post discusses some of the contractual requirements imposed by Apple and Google regarding the collection and sharing of locational information.

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New ‘LawZam Consults’ Allows Lawyers to Sell Text or Video Legal Consultations

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LawZam uses Twillio to send SMS text notifications to users regarding consultation offers, payment preauthorization and new chat messages. A new service launching today, LawZam Consults , allows lawyers to provide 15-60 minute text and video client consultations for a fee via a mobile-friendly online platform. The new service is being introduced by LawZam, a company launched in 2012 to help consumers find lawyers and enable them to receive free legal consultations by videoconference.

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Verizon Wireless Files RICO Suit against Mobile Marketers, Alleges Deception and Fraud in Evasion of MMA Guidelines Requirements for Short Code Campaigns

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Many organizations are seeking to develop SMS strategies, and this case points out that careful attention to those guidelines, as complex as they may appear to be, is essential to a successful, compliant campaign. Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, filed a lengthy complaint on March 7, 2011, against mobile marketing entities that have conducted short code marketing campaigns on its network.

Finally, a Google Whistleblower, Part 1

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Google is being sued for this very thing by SMS Telecom which alleges: So why did I choose the $5,000 and $10,000 thresholds? Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From A Long Long Time by Guy Forsyth. The thing about public relations is that it works. When famous personalities or executives have very carefully cultivated public images, large numbers of people come to be emotionally invested in them, a kind of mass hysteria.

Does Gmail Force A Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege?

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telephony log information like your phone number, calling-party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of calls. We’ve all seen lawyer email signature blocks get longer and longer.

Vote Now: Pick the Startup Alley Finalists for ABA TECHSHOW

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We’re a no-code solution for complex workflows, and we’re mobile and SMS-friendly. Vote now. Help us pick the legal technology startups that will be selected for the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW. Fifteen companies will be selected to face off in a pitch competition on TECHSHOW’s opening night and to exhibit in a special portion of the conference’s exhibition hall. In October, we issued a call for entries.