• Computer & Technology

    Riverhead schools hit by ransomware attack, shutting down computer and tech infrastructure

    Updated Dec. 3, 3:10 p.m.: The Riverhead Central School District was hit by a ransomware attack this morning, shutting down the district’s computer and technology infrastructure for what officials said could be several days. The district sent out a statement this morning at 8:48 a.m. on their social media alerting parents to what was then described as an “outage” with their internet and email. The outage was caused by a ransomware attack, the office of the superintendent confirmed to RiverheadLOCAL after a robocall was sent out to district faculty and staff. Law enforcement has been notified, the district said. The  

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  • Law & Legal

    Emerging Legal Technology Forum 2021: Law firms need to leverage legal tech to stay competitive

    Emerging legal technology dynamics brings along issues of managing risk, technology prioritization, and in-line evolutionary needs associated with these new technologies, all of which can greatly impact the pace and delivery of legal services today. This theme dominated the recent 2021 Emerging Legal Technology Forum, presented by Thomson Reuters Institute last week in Boston. Many panels explored common themes and imperatives essential to staying competitive in a dynamic legal technology industry, such as the use of AI in functions like contract development, automating workflows, and blockchain. Sessions also discussed legal tech service delivery, how project finances and priorities are  

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    Tablet Computers and 8 Other Pieces of Tech That Date You

    EVERY FASHION choice you make broadcasts to the world who you want to be. So if you’re still rocking Ed Hardy shirts and acid wash jeans, you’re admitting that you were last cool about a decade ago—and perhaps not entirely cool to begin with. The same is true of tech, where the gadgets you use daily tell a story, whether that narrative defines you as an ardent first adopter, a respectably up-to-date player or an out-of-touch Luddite. “Tech has always been an act of conspicuous consumption. But now it has become about status signaling, even peacocking,” said Matt Klein, a  

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    Forum highlights tech workforce needs | News

    As more tech jobs continue to come to Middle Tennessee, officials say more workers are needed to keep up with the rising demand. Local business leaders and educators gathered at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin last week for the Let’s Talk Tech forum. The event, sponsored by the Gallatin Economic Development Agency and the college, focused on workforce needs of the local technology sector and ways to grow workforce necessary for the growing industry. “You don’t have to move to California to work in tech,” Facebook Community Development Regional Manager Katie Comer told those in attendance last week. “There  

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    China denounces US Senate’s $250bn move to boost tech and manufacturing | US news

    China has denounced a US Senate bill worth about $250bn (£175n) that aims to boost American technology and manufacturing prowess as an example of the US hyping up “the so-called China threat”, and accused Washington of attempting to hinder its development. The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the Innovation and Competition Act, in a rare show of unity in a chamber often filled with political division between Democrats and Republicans. The expansive legislation, passed by 68-32 votes, combines various China-related measures into what analysts have called the biggest piece of US industrial policy legislation in decades. In a scathing statement 

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