• charity,  chicago,  illinois,  Uncategorized

    Spreading Some Non-Profit Love

    LoftusLaw is decidedly for profit.  However, it is important to give back.  Not only does it feel good to give, it is just the right thing to do.  Hopefully I can inspire some giving here, by telling you a little bit about my favorite charities. World Wildlife Fund I like WWF, because of their support of professional wrestling… ha ha, /r/dadjokes.  Actually, my support of WWF began after a few glasses of wine and a WWF commercial starring some adorable elephants.  I was compelled by the opportunity to ‘adopt’ an elephant, although I am not sure the customer service representative appreciated my somewhat inebriated pattern of speech at 11:00pm on…

  • Hacked,  Security,  Uncategorized

    It Always Feels Like Somebody’s Watching Me!

    At first glance, this picture does not look particularly controversial or even interesting. But if you look closely, there is something extremely important going on here. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has placed a piece of tape over the webcam on his computer. It’s a remarkably low-tech solution to a fairly high tech problem, which is that hackers have figured out how to access the camera in your computer to spy on you. The process of hacking a webcam is a bit too complicated to explain concisely here. If you are curious about the details, I recommend checking out episode 5 of the Hackable? podcast. How you can protect yourself:…