***CALENDAR LISTING***Date: Friday, July 25, 2014 Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Details: Laura Powers, Chief Marketing Officer of Furia Rubel Communications Inc., will present a one-hour session "Using Social Media and Other Online Tools to Manage and Grow your Law Practice" at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 17th Annual Elder Law Institute. As law firms today are inundated with opportunities to showcase their firm and attorneys online, most lawyers wonder where they should focus resources in order to have the most impact. Attendees will learn what it means to engage and interact with target audiences ethically and effectively. Powers will go beyond simply discussing websites, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter – she will also address the myriad of online opportunities that actually help lawyers and law firms to grow their practices. Powers is a marketing strategist with a history of developing award-winning campaigns that create … [Read more...] about Laura Powers to Discuss Using Social Media and Online Tools to Manage and Grow Law Practices
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Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Dec. 14. Newsletter Get our Essential California newsletter Thank you to the readers who have already written in to tell us about how how this year’s California headlines have affected their lives. If you haven’t already, we’d love tohear about your experiences for a year-end feature we’re working on.Use this form to tell us about how a news event or issue affected you, and we’ll share some of the responses in the coming weeks. Advertisement Here’s a look at the top stories of the last week:Top storiesClaremont Nativity scene goes viral. A Methodist church in Claremont unveiled a Nativity scene that depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages, likening one of the most well-known images of the Christmas season and photos that have become synonymous with criticism of the Trump administration’s border separation policies.The scene makes people … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: The Nativity reimagined with refugees
Is your phone listening in on you? (iStock) The scene plays out like a thriller: you pull out your phone, and you see an ad for AirPods. Wait a minute, you think. Didn’t I just have a conversation about AirPods with my friend? Like, a real conversation, spoken aloud? Is my phone… listening to me? Why, yes, it probably is. When you use your default settings, everything you say may be recorded through your device’s onboard microphone. Our phones routinely collect our voice data, store it in a distant server, and use it for marketing purposes. This fact was kept quiet for some time, but this kind of targeted ad is gradually becoming common knowledge. As a “prime” example, tap or click here to see what Amazon does with the voice data it harvests and how you can stop Alexa from listening. Your phone isn't the only device that's watching and listening to you. The FBI warns hackers can take over your smart TV if you don't secure it. Tap or click to learn how … [Read more...] about You’re not paranoid. Your phone really is listening in.