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A White House staffer left a piece of paper with his encrypted email password at a bus stop in Washington, DC

  • Richard Drew/AP A White House staffer wrote down his passwords for an encrypted email service on White House stationary and left it at a bus stop in DC, The Intercept reported Saturday.
  • The email information on the stationary included log-in credentials for staffer Ryan McAvoy's ProtonMail account.
  • ProtonMail is an end-to-end encryption email service often used by journalists, people in politics, and others who regularly handle sensitive information.
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired last week and CIA director Mike Pompeo was tapped to take his spot.
  • Trump selected deputy CIA director Gina Haspel to assume leadership of the agency following Pompeo's departure.
  • National security adviser H.R. McMaster, Veterans Affairs secretary David Shulkin, and Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson are rumored to be the next officials who will be shown the door.

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Legal tech is opening the system to those who need legal representation the most

  • Public defenders, pro bono lawyers, and immigration attorneys provide a great service to citizens, yet the demand for legal support far outweighs the supply of legal aid services.
  • Organizations like, in partnership with legal aid groups and community-based organizations, help tenants prepare legal documentation of substandard housing conditions so tenants can self-advocate and, if necessary, self-represent in housing court.
  • GoodCall, a triage hotline, provides a direct line to legal support for the arrested before their cases advance without representation.
  • Instead of working one-on-one with an immigration lawyer, applicants simply download VisaBot’s Facebook Messenger chat bot, submit necessary information, supporting documents, and their personal story, and the bot makes sure all the details are properly filed.
  • As legal tech gains momentum, investors like Open Society Foundations,, and Omidyar Network are leading the way in supporting these startups, that are unanimously nonprofit.

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