Did you buy a new phone? Don't just throw your old one out, there may be sensitive data on it. Fox Van Allen's article, "Study: Wiping Your Android Phone Doesn't Erase All Your Data" details a new study from security firm AVAST. They purchased 20 used Android smartphones and found that “From just 20 phones, we found over 40,000 pieces of very personal information,” But don't worry, there are apps that can clean your phone for you. Allen lists a couple of them in his article. You can read about them here.
Many of you may remember taking the Bar Exam in Columbus at Veterans Memorial building. However, Vet's, which has served as exam HQ for over 50 years, is going to be demolished. As a result, the Ohio Supreme Court is moving the Bar Exam to the Columbus Convention Center starting with this month's July exam. Click here to listen to an interview containing more information on the history of Vet's and the exam.
If you have not already heard, 8th Disrict Court of Appeals Judge Kathleen Keough served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court bench yesterday. Judge Keough stepped in for Justice William M. O'Neill, who recused himself in Docks Venture LLC v. Dashing Pacific Group LTD. (Case No. 2013-0473). The case involved contempt of court orders and when a party may appeal the action to a higher court.
Move over computer virus, there's a new threat in town: Ransomware. This virus will lock you out of your computer files until you pay up. CNNMoney's Jose Pagliery, in his article "The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you" writes "Ransomware, a particularly annoying breed of computer virus, is spreading like the plague." You can read his article here.