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Daily Archives: September 1, 2013

WSJ – More Young Adults Live With Parents

“The share of young adults living with their parents edged up last year despite improvements in the economy—a sign that the effects of the recession are lingering. In a report on the status of families, the Census Bureau on Tuesday said 13.6% of Americans ages 25 to 34 were living with their parents in 2012, up slightly from 13.4% in 2011. Though the trend began before the recession, it accelerated sharply during the downturn. In the early 2000s, about 10% of people in this age group lived at home. The figures are the latest evidence of the recession’s continuing impact on young Americans, who are finding it harder to land jobs and take on the costs of setting up their own homes.”

UK Surveillance Camera Code of Practice comes into force

“The code sets out guidelines for CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems to ensure their use is open and proportionate and that they are able to capture quality images that give police a better chance to catch criminals and cut crime. It follows Andrew Rennison’s appointment as the first surveillance camera commissioner last year. The commissionerContinue Reading

Accenture – Data Monetization in the Age of Big Data

“Monetizing Big Data is on the mobile operators’ agenda. Mobile operators want to know how to harness the potential of Big Data. They are talking about when and how to sort, analyze and manipulate the data to put it to use. In today’s climate of convergence, in which new technologies and networks are blurring industryContinue Reading

Horowitz at the White House (1978 – PBS)

Via YouTube – Vladimir Horowitz celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first concert in the United States, with a concert at the White House – hosted by President Carter.

National Archives Issues Guidance for Managing Billions of Federal Emails

News release: “The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has issued guidance for Federal agencies on a simplified approach to managing email. NARA Bulletin 2013-02: Guidance on a New Approach to Managing Email Records introduces a new approach to managing the billions of email messages that are sent or received in Federal agencies. The approachContinue Reading

World Bank – worldwide cost of lack of sanitation

Infographic: What’s a Toilet Worth? “Lack of sanitation costs the world $260 billion yearly.”

New leaked NSA documents hightlight extensive US cyber-ops

Washington Post: U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show, By Barton Gellman and Ellen Nakashima “U.S. intelligence services carried out 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, the leading edge of a clandestine campaign that embraces the Internet as a theater of spying, sabotage and war, according to top-secret documents obtained by TheContinue Reading

Congressional Authorizations of War: A Brief History

Via The Atlantic: All the Previous Declarations of War – Congress has formally declared war only 11 times in U.S. history, and authorized the use of military force 11 times. “As we head into a period of vigorous congressional debate over whether to authorize the use of force against Syria, it’s instructive to look backContinue Reading

Phishing Activity Trends Report – 1st Qtr 2013

“The APWG Phishing Activity Trends Report [published July 23, 2013] analyzes phishing attacks reported to the APWG by its member companies, its Global Research Partners, through the organization’s website, and by e-mail submissions to [email protected] APWG also measures the evolution, proliferation , and propagation of crimeware by drawing from the research of our member companies.Continue Reading

Evaluation of Header Metadata Extraction Approaches and Tools for Scientific PDF Documents

Evaluation of Header Metadata Extraction Approaches and. Tools for Scientific PDF Documents, Mario Lipinski, Kevin Yao, Corinna Breitinger, Joeran Beel, Bela Gipp, July 2013. “This paper evaluates the performance of tools for the extraction of metadata from scientific articles. Accurate metadata extraction is an important task for automating the management of digital libraries. This comparativeContinue Reading