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Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis

“Mission statement – CAIDA investigates practical and theoretical aspects of the Internet in order to:

  • provide macroscopic insights into Internet infrastructure, behavior, usage, and evolution,
  • foster a collaborative environment in which data can be acquired, analyzed, and (as appropriate) shared,
  • improve the integrity of the field of Internet science,
  • inform science, technology, and communications public policies.

“CAIDA’s passive datasets contain traces collected from two high-speed monitors on a commercial backbone link (equinix-chicago and equinix-sanjose) since April 2008. This data is useful for research on the characteristics of Internet traffic, including application breakdown, security events, geographic and topological distribution, flow volume and duration.”

Shodan is the world’s first search engine for Internet-connected devices

“Explore the Internet of Things Use Shodan to discover which of your devices are connected to the Internet, where they are located and who is using them. See the Big Picture – Websites are just one part of the Internet. There are power plants, Smart TVs, refrigerators and much more that can be found withContinue Reading

DARPA Funded Memex – Domain-Specific Search

Via Michael del Castillo – UpStart: “The federal government’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency today made publicly available an open-source tool that could lead to an entire new ecosystem of search-engines. Seventeen organizations received early access to the project, called Memex. Of those, five stood out as technology that Google may want to look atContinue Reading

Impact of Global Pollution Shared Through Social Media

David C. Roberts – Quartz – “Every year, outdoor air pollution kills more people worldwide than malaria and HIV combined. People in China, particularly in its largest cities, are some of the most affected, since the country’s rapid economic growth has come at the cost of air quality. This issue remained largely unaddressed until the USContinue Reading

NOAA – Status of US Fishing Stocks 2014

Overfishing and Overfished Numbers Hit All-Time Lows – “As a result of the combined efforts of NOAA Fisheries, the regional fishery management councils, and all our partners, the number of stocks listed as subject to overfishing or overfished continues to decline and is at an all-time low. Status of Stocks 2014 Report Press release AdditionalContinue Reading

Project Management for Intergenerational Library Teams Creating Non-MARC Metadata

Kelly J. Thompson – “What If I Break It?”: Project Management for Intergenerational Library Teams Creating Non-MARC Metadata: code{4}lib Journal – Issue 28, 2015-04-15: “Libraries are constantly challenged to meet new user needs and to provide access to new types of materials. We are in the process of launching many new technology-rich initiatives and projectsContinue Reading

User Experience is a Social Justice Issue

Sumana Harihareswara – code{4}lib Journal – Issue 28, 2015-04-15 – “When we’re building services for people, we often have a lot more practice seeing from the computer’s point of view than seeing from another person’s point of view. The author asks the library technology community to consider several case studies in this problem, including theirContinue Reading

EU Antitrust Case Against Google Moves Forward

Follow up to previous posting – Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service” via Mark Bergen – ReCode: “Google’s antitrust standoff with the European Union, a tumultuous legal tug-of-war begun in February 2010, reached a climax this morning with the EU laying the foundation for a formal complaint against Google forContinue Reading

New official map of Canada published online by the government

“This map (MCR 102) is the latest publication in the Atlas of Canada Reference Map Series. It is an update to the 1:6 000 000 paper map of Canada published in 2006. International, provincial and territorial boundaries and the 200-mile offshore Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) are featured on the map. All the national parks andContinue Reading

World Bank – Global Findex 2014 – bonanza of data on financial inclusion

“Today we launch our report The Global Findex Database 2014: Measuring Financial Inclusion around the World and The 2014 Global Findex database, an updated edition of what is by far the world’s most comprehensive gauge of global progress on financial inclusion. You may also find the database on the Development Data Group’s Data Catalog.” Policy Research Working PaperContinue Reading

Annual Energy Outlook 2015

“Projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) focus on the factors expected to shape U.S. energy markets through 2040. The projections provide a basis for examination and discussion of energy market trends and serve as a starting point for analysis of potential changes in U.S. energy policies, rules, and regulations, as well as theContinue Reading

3 Key success factors for Major Programs that Leverage IT

3 Key success factors for Major Programs that Leverage IT — The “7 – S for Success” Framework “Any major program, project, or transformation involving information technology (IT) brings great potential for positive change and benefits, but also risks that the program will not produce the outcomes envisioned. Such risks can be introduced due toContinue Reading