On the heels of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Professional Conduct has issued Advisory Opinion 2015-1. The Syllabus of this Opinion states that:
"A judge who exercises the authority to perform civil marriages may not refuse to perform same-sex marriages while continuing to perform opposite-sex marriages. A judge may not decline to perform all marriages in order to avoid marrying same-sex couples based on his or her personal, moral, or religious beliefs."
The full text of the Opinion can be found at this link, and the Supreme Court's press release can be found at this link.
These days we spend most of our efforts protecting our devices from spyware or viruses, but let's not forget about theft. In his article "How to: Protect your devices from theft", PC & Tech Authority's Mike Bedford writes: "Laptops, smartphones and tablets are terrifically useful tools – but they’re also valuable items that attract thieves." Cut down your chances of theft, click here to read the steps you can take to protect yourself.
The FTC’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation has issued a warning for a new email scam. Techlicious' Fox Van Allen writes "Beware of unsolicited text messages requesting verification codes. According to the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC), hackers are perpetrating a clever new social engineering trick that could lead to the compromise or theft of your email account." Click Here to read the rest of his article.
In this day and age, it's now more important than ever to make sure your Smartphone is safe from hacks and cyberattacks. ZDNet's article "Need to lock down your phone? These security apps are some of the best" lists six ways you can protect your mobile data. You can read their article here.
Have you ever taken advantage of one of the thousands of free public Wi-Fi hotspots? They're very convenient, but be careful, security can be an issue. CNET's Lexy Savvides writes:
"Stuck without a data connection on the road? Free public Wi-Fi is one of those little luxuries that can make travelling easier, but you do need to exercise caution in how you use it." Her article lists some tips on what you should be aware of when using a public Wi-Fi. You can read her article here.
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