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FBI Charges Woman With Writing Code For 'Trickbot' Ransomware Gang

Slashdot reader Charlotte Web summarizes a Department of Justice press release: The U.S. Department of Justice says "millions" of computers around the world were infected with the Trickbot malware, which was used "to harvest banking credentials and deliver ransomware." In February they arrested a 55-year-old woman in Miami, Florida, saying she and her associates "are accused of infecting tens of millions of computers worldwide, in an effort to steal financial information to ultimately siphon ...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Ap, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Max, Task Force, U S Department of Justice, Miami Florida, CLEVELAND Ohio, Witte, Lisa O Monaco, Charlotte Web, Eric B Smith, Cleveland Field Office In October ZDNet, Alla Witte

White House tells states to use or lose their COVID-19 vaccine supply

Philadelphia city employees queue to schedule their second COVID-19 vaccine shot after receiving their first at a FEMA community vaccination center on March 2, 2021. Mark Makela/Getty Images The White House is instituting a "use or lose it" policy for states' COVID-19 vaccine allocations. States with lower demand may have to redistribute their vaccine supply, The Washington Post reports. Average daily vaccine doses have fallen from a peak of 3.5 million in mid-April to around 2.3 milli...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, White House, India, US, Trends, West, Canada, United States, New York Times, Fema, Vaccination, Philadelphia, States, Biden

Regulatory Innovation With a Legal Tech Sandbox

On April 22, 2021, the Law Society of Ontario approved a “Regulatory Sandbox for Innovative Technological Legal Services”, a five-year pilot project through which non-licensee providers will be given the LSO’s blessing to provide “innovative technological legal services” directly to consumers, under the LSO’s supervision. The sandbox was recommended by the LSO’s Technology Task Force in its report released on April 13, 2021. The sandbox is currently slated to launch in October 2021. The proposed...
Tags: Utah, Law, Chicago, Canada, Legal Ethics, Ontario, Task Force, Advisory Council, California Florida, Law Society, LSO, Utah Supreme Court, Canada Ontario, Edward Elgar, Noel Semple, Law Society of British Columbia

North Carolina Gov creates "Juvenile Sentence Review Board" to make clemency recommendations

This local story out of North Carolina reports on the creation of an interesting new sentencing review structure created by the state's chief executive.  The full headline of the piece provides the essentials: "Gov. Cooper announces formation of North Carolina juvenile sentence review board: The Review Board will make recommendations to the Governor concerning clemency and commutation of such sentences when appropriate."  Here are more details from the article: Governor Roy Cooper announced Thu...
Tags: Law, Obama, Senate, White House, America, Aclu, Biden, North Carolina, Durham, Task Force, Raleigh, Cooper, Fourth Circuit, Morey, United States Court of Appeals, Eastern District of North Carolina

After the Report: What Comes Next?

The Canadian Bar Association’s Task Force on Justice Issues Arising from COVID-19 studied the issues, wrote a report, and presented it at the February 17, 2021, annual general meeting. The risk with reports, however, is that they can become static documents, a snapshot of an issue. Reports gather dust as a collection of information if no one pulls up their sleeves to do the actual work to carry out their recommendations – and by the time the report comes out the political will to act may have su...
Tags: Justice, Law, Funding, George Harrison, Investment, Courts, CBA, Justice System, Task Force, Practice Of Law, Justice Issues, Practice of Law: Future of Practice, Canadian Bar Association, Practice of Law: Practice Management, Access to justice, Modernization

Justice System Needs a Champion to Move Modernization Project

Don’t turn back, but don’t stand still. Work with justice system partners to share best practices, figure out how to make the system work better for the people who need it to work for them, and how to mitigate the unintended side-effects of change. That sums up – very briefly – the recommendations in the final report from the Canadian Bar Association’s Task Force on Justice Issues Arising from COVID-19, presented to the Association’s annual general meeting on Feb. 17 The task force, established ...
Tags: Technology, Law, Training, Data, Innovation, Data Collection, Legal Profession, CBA, Justice System, Project Management, Association, Recommendation, Task Force, Practice Of Law, Justice Issues, Practice of Law: Future of Practice

United Way concluded it didn't retaliate against women who alleged harassment, but 3 women who filed complaints said no one contacted them for the investigation

United Way CEO Brian Gallagher. Nick Wass/AP Images for United Way Worldwide United Way Worldwide released the results of an investigation into claims of harassment and sexism. But three women who allege they were fired for reporting harassment said investigators didn't contact them. The investigation concluded the women were fired based on "legitimate" reasons. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. United Way Worldwide, one of the nation's largest nonprofits, released on...
Tags: Misogyny, News, Women, US, Trends, Huffington Post, Nonprofit, Task Force, United Way, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, AFL CIO, Bowman, Labor Movement, Proskauer, CUNY School of Law

Highlighting bipartisan accomplishments and opportunities in the arena of criminal justice reform

Marc Levin has this notable new Hill commentary headlined "Build a bridge, not a wall, between administrations on justice reform," which emphasizes ground for bipartisan criminal justice reform work past and present.  I recommend the full piece and here are excerpts: Few would dispute that the First Step Act was the crown jewel of bipartisan achievements over the last four years.  It contributed to the shrinking of the federal prison population through provisions such as lowering mandatory mini...
Tags: Utah, Law, Congress, White House, Georgia, Biden, Criminal Justice, Irs, Trump, Task Force, Pell, Sen Mike Lee, Marc Levin, Douglas A Berman, Task Force on Federal Priorities, Richard Durbin D Ill

Bike Theft Task Force leader has left PPB; future of unit unclear

A busy Bike Theft Task Force booth at a 2019 Sunday Parkways event. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “Due to a lack of funds/budget, our unit has been suspended and is currently unable to respond to bike theft needs in the community.”— Dave Sanders, Task Force founder and former PPB officer A vital part of Portland’s fight against the scourge of bicycle theft has been mothballed. Six years ago, as bike theft spun out of control in Portland, we brought people together to do somethin...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Hall, Sanders, Task Force, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Larry O Dea, Bike Theft, Portland Bike Theft Task Force, Dave Sanders, BikeIndex, David Bryant, Facebook Marketplace

Here’s How Pence’s Top Aide Kept Minimizing And Downplaying COVID Before He Got Infected

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Though he was among several of Pence’s aides who contracted the virus, Short’s diagnosis was particularly startling given all the ways he had openly dismissed the severity of COVID-19. Complaining About “Mask-Shaming” After Pence delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in front of a mostly mask-free crowd in August, Short accused MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson and the rest o...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Cnn, New York Times, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Short, Kamala Harris, Trump, Mike Pence, Task Force, Wolf Blitzer

Report from Houston Policing Task Force should launch broader conversation

The Houston Mayor's Task Force on Policing Reform covered a lot of ground in its 150-page report, considering a large variety of changes, big and small. The sprawling report was so dense and byzantine, Grits decided to distill it into a 3-part blog summary/commentary (linked below) that itself came in at more than 5,000 words. They simply addressed a lot of stuff! The Task Force recommended more than Grits expected but less than I'd hoped. These are very much reformist approaches that contemplat...
Tags: Law, Houston, Task Force, Gritsforbreakfast, Houston Policing Task Force

Houston Mayor's Policing Task Force Recap, Part 3: Mental-health first response, What counts as diversion?, the 'all-purpose panacea promoted by people who oppose policy change,' and other stories

Here's Part 3 of Grits' tripartite, annotated analysis of the new report from the Houston Mayor's Task Force on Policing Reform. See Part 1 and Part 2. Mental-Health First Response In Austin, Dallas, and elsewhere across the country, one of the approaches to displacing police from non-law-enforcement tasks has been mental-health first response, where many clients do not ask for a law-enforcement presence and end up in involuntary detention, more often than not, because police don't know what els...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Donald Trump, Task Force, Jessica Pishko, Austin Dallas, Chronicle, Gritsforbreakfast, IPOB, Aya Gruber, CIRT, Independent Police Oversight Board, Pishko

Houston Mayor's Policing Task Force Recap, Part 2: "Let the 'good cops' speak!," toward a functional police-oversight system, changes to use of force and bodycam policies needed, and building trust through transparency

Here's Part 2 of Grits' tripartite, annotated analysis of the new report from the Houston Mayor's Task Force on Policing Reform. See Part 1 here. Improving Complaint Process: Allow anonymous complaints to let 'good cops' speak up The Task Force recommended several important improvements to the complaint process, including allowing complaints online. "Currently, people can submit complaints in person at any police substation, at the Internal Affairs/Central Intake Office or at community orga...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Houston, Task Force, Iad, Don, Internal Affairs, DPS, Harris County, Acevedo, Campaign Zero, Bayou City, Gritsforbreakfast, Emily Gerrick, Senfronia Thompson

Task Force on reforming Houston police: Empower oversight board, remove civil-service barriers to accountability at #txlege, and have someone besides the DA prosecute police misconduct (Grits has a suggestion)

"The loss of public trust and credibility makes it difficult, if not impossible, for the police to forge partnerships in local communities, let alone expect community cooperation in criminal investigations," declared the Houston Mayor's Task Force on Policing Reform (TFPR), which issued its recommendations this week. Even if your correspondent might have gone further, or may quibble with their suggestions (as indeed, I will, below), they're more significant than Grits had anticipated. Good for t...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Houston, Task Force, Houston Chronicle, Internal Affairs, Ken Paxton, Acevedo, Gritsforbreakfast, Harris County Public Defender, Alex Bunin, Bunin, Senfronia Thompson, Houston Austin, IPOB

Symptoms, outcomes of sailors in isolation after COVID-19 outbreak on USS Theodore Roosevelt

The U.S. Army Public Health COVID-19 Task Force describes the results of an independent investigation of the shore-based USS Theodore Roosevelt outbreak response and 736 sailors in isolation status.
Tags: Science, Task Force, U S Army Public Health COVID

Five Points On Scott Atlas, Trump’s Favorite New COVID Source

The President’s got a new top doc. His name is Scott Atlas, and in recent months, Atlas has cut a well-worn path arguing on television that America’s COVID-19 fears were overblown — that, as he said in May, “the cure is bigger than the disease.” It’s a familiar pattern by now. The scientific contrarian takes conservative media by storm, ultimately influencing tens of millions of people via prominent appearances on Fox News. But Atlas, unlike other celebrity doctors in the COVID-19 era, has m...
Tags: News, Congress, Stanford, White House, America, Cnn, Atlas, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Hoover, Trump, Task Force, Hoover Institution, Stephen Miller, Stanford University Medical Center

Private radiology practices have been greatly affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Private radiology practices have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps they take to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their practice will shape the future of radiology, according to a special report from the Radiological Society of North America COVID-19 Task Force, published today in the journal Radiology.
Tags: Health, Task Force, Radiological Society of North America COVID

Canada: Making B.C. An Emerging Economy Leader - McMillan LLP

In response to those trends, the Task Force proposes several recommendations to ensure B.C.'s economy stays at the forefront of such emerging economic developments..
Tags: News, Canada, Task Force, McMillan LLP

PPB Bike Theft Task Force recover 15 bikes, make two arrests in chop shop bust

Tools of the trade. Notice the seat bags too. A vanful of broken dreams. (Photos: PPB) The Portland Police Bureau’s Bike Theft Task Force continues to pay big dividends to our community. In a statement just released a few minutes ago, the PPB says an officer on the task force responded to a burglary call on Wednesday and stumbled upon a large chop-shop operation. The bust happened in southeast Portland on the 6000 block of SE Powell Blvd (just east of the Foster split). Here’s more...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Task Force, Stephens, Portland Police Bureau, Cannondale, Cortes, Jonathan Maus, Bike Theft, Portland Bike Theft Task Force, Dave Sanders, PPB, Southeast Powell Boulevard, BTTF

RSNA publishes new documents on COVID-19 radiology surge and post-surge preparedness

The Radiological Society of North America COVID-19 Task Force has published new documents on COVID-19 surge preparedness and post-COVID-19 preparedness for radiology departments.
Tags: Health, Task Force, RSNA, Radiological Society of North America COVID

"Stocks surged after a report said a Gilead Sciences drug showed some effectiveness in treating the coronavirus..."

"... giving investors some hope there could be a treatment solution that helps the country reopen faster from the widespread shutdowns that have plunged the economy into a recession....  Gilead shares jumped more than 10% after STAT news reported that a Chicago hospital treating coronavirus patients with remdesivir in a trial were recovering rapidly from severe symptoms.... Gilead itself... cautioned that anecdotal reports are not enough to determine yet whether the drug will be an effective tre...
Tags: Law, Chicago, Commerce, Cnbc, Financial Markets, Task Force, Gilead Sciences, Gilead, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

5 years after launch, PPB Bike Theft Task Force leader says problem remains ‘very bad’

Last month members of the Task Force joined with Milwaukie PD for a free bike registration event on the Springwater Corridor.(Photos: Portland Police) Bike thieves do not care about the pandemic. In fact, it’s probably encouraging them to steal more. According to the Portland Police Bureau Bike Theft Task Force, bike theft in March was up 25% compared to last year. Task Force leader Officer Dave Sanders says it’s “very bad” out there right now. The BTTF was launched five years ago this week. W...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Old Town, Sanders, Task Force, Burnside Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Bike Theft, Portland Bike Theft Task Force, Dave Sanders, Chris King Precision Components, Multnomah County District Attorney, Milwaukie Police Department

Newsom Announces Coronavirus Testing Task Force, Website To Get Medical Supplies To Front Lines

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Governor Gavin Newsom announced in a press conference on Saturday the launch of a one-stop website designed to get medical supplies to the frontlines of the fight against coronavirus. The website – – will allow parties “to donate, sell or offer to manufacture 13 of the most essential medical supplies, including ventilators, N95 respirators and testing materials,” according to a press release from the governor’s office. Newsom said he is calling on indi...
Tags: California, California News, Sacramento, UC Davis, Gavin Newsom, Task Force, UC San Diego, Stanford Medicine, Newsom, Coronavirus

Donald Trump wants you to be appreciative. Could you just be appreciative and stop constantly chirping about what's wrong?

Let's dip into the rhetoric from yesterday's task force press briefing. Donald Trump was full of energy, ready to talk and talk until you just can't stand it anymore. And his word of the day was "appreciative." Why won't people appreciate him?!From the transcript:TRUMP: Well, I think we’ve done a great job for the State of Washington and I think the governor, who is a failed presidential candidate as you know, he leveled out at zero in the polls, he’s constantly chirping, and I guess complaining...
Tags: New York, Law, Washington, Fema, New Jersey, Michigan, Donald Trump, Cuomo, Mike Pence, Task Force, State, Army Corps, Murphy, Donald J Trump, Jay Inslee, Gretchen

Politics forces Lt. Gov. Green off coronavirus response team, first COVID-19 death announcement was in error, tourism plummets, schools stay closed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii farmers market ©2020 All Hawaii News Farmers Markets Face Challenge In The Time Of The Coronavirus. As people learn new habits in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus, where and how people get good food is high on the list of new challenges. Hawaii Public Radio.Website launched to help keep Hawaii’s restaurants afloat. A new website developed by the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation hopes to support restaurants statewide by providing an updated list of locally owned busine...
Tags: Travel, Green, Hawaii, Kim, DOE, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Education, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Task Force, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature

United Auto Workers call on GM, Ford, FCA to shut down U.S. factories

United Auto Workers called on the Big Three automakers — GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — to shut down factories in the U.S. for two weeks over concerns about the spread of COVID-19, a disease caused by the coronavirus. The call to action came after GM confirmed in a statement that an employee who works at the Cole Engineering Center in Warren has tested positive for the virus. “We have been in contact with the family and put our emergency response plan into action, building on the preve...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Cologne, Automotive, Ford, Mary Barra, Fca, Gm, Los Angeles Times, Fiat Chrysler, San Francisco Bay Area, Task Force, Valencia Spain, Alameda

United Auto Workers call on GM, Ford, FCA to shut down US factories

United Auto Workers called on the Big Three automakers — GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — to shut down factories in the U.S. for two weeks over concerns about the spread of COVID-19, a disease caused by the coronavirus. The call to action came after GM confirmed in a statement that an employee who works at the Cole Engineering Center in Warren has tested positive for the virus. “We have been in contact with the family and put our emergency response plan into action, building on the preve...
Tags: Europe, Germany, US, Tech, Tesla, Cologne, Automotive, Ford, Mary Barra, Fca, Gm, Los Angeles Times, Fiat Chrysler, San Francisco Bay Area, Task Force, Valencia Spain

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It (Chris Gordon)

I can tell you the batting average of Dale Murphy from his 1983 NL MVP season rose 21 points from his 1982 MVP season(.281 to .302). Much to the chagrin of my poor wife I might add, I am a statistical nerd. It’s true I hated Statistics in college though. No not stats, but Statistics, Probabilities & such. I don’t care if you roll a pair of dice 2909872 times you might not ever get six on both at the same time, but I digress. This isn’t a post about my abnormal LOVE for statistics, the measurable...
Tags: Religion, Commission, States, EC, Orlando, Chris, Russell Moore, Task Force, Lifeway, Moore, SBC, Executive Committee, McKenzie, Mike Stone, NL MVP, Ethics Religious Liberty Commission

Recording Academy’s Task Force for Diversity Was a ‘Disheartening,’ ‘Stifling’ Experience, Say Members

In the wake of the bombshell allegations included in the legal complaint from ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan — which includes allegations of sexual misconduct among many other improper practices — there’s more than a little sense of “Wasn’t all this supposed to be fixed two years ago?” After former Grammy chief Neil Portnow’s […]
Tags: News, Grammy Awards, Task Force, Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, Deborah Dugan

Metro task force ponders how to raise billions for bond measure

The task at hand. Now that Metro’s 2020 Transportation Funding Task Force has decided which projects to fund, they need to figure out how to pay for them. Metro Government Affairs Director Andy Shaw (R) at last night’s meeting. (Photo: Ian Edwards) The 35-member Task Force held their 17th meeting Wednesday night at Metro headquarters, focused primarily on how to pay for the measure, which is estimated to cost $350 to $450 million per year for 20 years and is scheduled to go before voters o...
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