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Daily Archives: December 25, 2013

Digital Attack Map displays global DDoS activity on any given day

“The Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS attacks around the globe, built through a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks. The tool surfaces anonymous attack traffic data to let users explore historic trends and find reports of outages happening on a given day.”

BIS – Asia’s decoupling: fact, forecast or fiction?

Asia’s decoupling: fact, forecast or fiction? by Lillie Lam and James Yetman, Working Papers No 438, December 23, 2013. “Standard measures of real economic co-movement between Asia-Pacific economies and those elsewhere had been observed to follow a downward trend, leading some commentators to suggest that the region was decoupling. However, this process reversed in response to the International Financial Crisis,Continue Reading

OECD – Cycling, Health and Safety

“Many jurisdictions around the world are trying to retain or increase the share of cycling in urban traffic in order to benefit from the many health and transport efficiency benefits. Safety is a key concern and should be accounted for in these policies. This report of the International Transport Forum’s Cycling Safety Working Group - Cycling, HealthContinue Reading

New Report: Police Intelligence Gathering Lacks Standards, Threatens National Security and Civil Liberties

“Gaps in local-federal intelligence sharing systems jeopardize national security investigations and threaten Americans’ civil liberties, according to a new Brennan Center report. National Security and Local Police, the most comprehensive survey of counterterrorism policing since 9/11, finds that police are operating without adequate standards and oversight mechanisms, routinely amassing mountains of data – including personal informationContinue Reading

UN – Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources

“The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report.  is the first study to analyze the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective,Continue Reading

Risking your Health: Causes, Consequences and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors

“A new World Bank report, Risking your Health: Causes, Consequences and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors, warns that risky behaviors are increasingly prevalent globally, particularly in developing countries, and constitute a growing threat to the health of individuals and their populations. The report looks at how individual choices that led to five risky behaviors –smoking, using illicitContinue Reading

Rules, Standards, and Complexity in the Cost Benefit Analysis of Capital Regulation

Rules, Standards, and Complexity in the Cost Benefit Analysis of Capital Regulation, Prasad Krishnamurthy - U.C. Berkeley School of Law; University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy; University of California, Berkeley, December 1, 2013. Journal of Legal Studies, Forthcoming. “This article considers whether cost-benefit analysis can inform two important issues inContinue Reading

From Food Insufficiency towards Trade Dependency

From Food Insufficiency towards Trade Dependency: A Historical Analysis of Global Food Availability. Miina Porkka; Matti Kummu, Stefan Siebert; Olli Varis. Published: December 18, 2013. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082714 “Achieving global food security is one of the major challenges of the coming decades. In order to tackle future food security challenges we must understand the past. This study presents a historical analysis ofContinue Reading

Impact of the Great Recession on Retirement Trends in Industrialized Countries

Brookings - Impact of the Great Recession on Retirement Trends in Industrialized Countries, by: Gary Burtless and Barry P. Bosworth | December 16, 2013 “The Great Recession had a large impact on unemployment rates and growth in wealthy industrial countries. When the recession began most rich countries were experiencing an increase in labor force participation rates after age 60. This paperContinue Reading

New Services Track E-Book Reading Habits

NYT: As New Services Track Habits, The E-Books Are Reading You – “Several new e-book subscription services are analyzing the data of readers and providing it free.”