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Agency chief info officers – roles and challenges reviewed by GAO

Federal Chief Information Security Officers: Opportunities Exist to Improve Roles and Address Challenges to Authority, GAO-16-686: Published: Aug 26, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2016. “Under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA 2014), the agency chief information security officer (CISO) has the responsibility to ensure that the agency is meeting the requirements… Continue Reading

Pew – Libraries 2016

Libraries 2016 – September 9, 2016 – Pew – “Most Americans view public libraries as important parts of their communities, with a majority reporting that libraries have the resources they need and play at least some role in helping them decide what information they can trust. When asked to think about the things that libraries… Continue Reading

Google Arts & Culture – An extinct world brought back to life

Google Official Blog: “Many millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth and sea dragons were not just Hollywood creations, but fearsome predators that stalked the oceans. It’s a world that vanished long ago, but one that continues to fascinate those seeking to understand the origins of life on our planet. Starting today, anyone, anywhere… Continue Reading

PolitiFact – Find out which politicians and pundits are telling the truth

Are you reading lots of tweets, blog postings, online news site articles and viewing social media with scads of photos, charts, videos – all of which have you wondering, are these statements True, or are they, well, Lies (all the while talking to yourself out loud with a growing sense of agitation, concern and an… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Mecha Justice: When Machines Think Like Lawyers

Via LLRX.com – Mecha Justice: When Machines Think Like Lawyers – Most workplaces, whether public, private, academic – within the government, legal, education, news, or advocacy sectors – are increasingly focused on how to define, implement and position the use of ‘Big Data,’ data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and even robotics, into respective organizational missions… Continue Reading

EFF – EU copyright ruling has far reaching impact on copyright and deep linking

EFF – “In a case which threatens to cause turmoil for thousands if not millions of websites, the Court of Justice of the European Union decided today that a website that merely links to material that infringes copyright, can itself be found guilty of copyright infringement, provided only that the operator knew or could reasonably… Continue Reading

The Intercept – Leaked Catalogue Reveals a Vast Array of Military Spy Gear Offered to US Police

Sam Biddle – The Intercept – “A confidential, 120-page catalogue of spy equipment, originating from British defense firm Cobham and circulated to U.S. law enforcement, touts gear that can intercept wireless calls and text messages, locate people via their mobile phones, and jam cellular communications in a particular area. The catalogue was obtained by The Intercept as part… Continue Reading

Article excerpt from new book – “Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History”

This article is published via the Passcode – Modern field guide to security and privacy from The Christian Science Monitor”: The cypherpunk revolution-How the tech vanguard turned public-key cryptography into one of the most potent political ideas of the 21st century, by Thomas Rid, July 20, 2016. “…But amid the hype [in the 1990s with… Continue Reading

NextGov – Who’s in Charge of Regulating the Internet of Things?

Via NextGov – “The “internet of things” refers to a group of technology so vast the term is beginning to lose meaning. The internet of things hints at a vision of a ubiquitous network of electronics: refrigerators pinging their owners’ smartphones if they’ve run out of eggs, wearable devices that can detect the tell-tale vibrations of… Continue Reading

Temple U – Databases, Sources and Database Search Results for Statistical Data Compilations and Publications

Temple University Libraries – STATISTICS: Databases, Sources and Database Search Results for Statistical Data Compilations and Publications: Database Search Results for Statistical and Demographic Data FROM United States Government Agencies “This research guide provides links to databases focused on statistical data content, sources of statistical data on the internet and beyond, and search results via… Continue Reading

The Keepers Registry – long term access to journal content

“The Keepers Registry acts as a global monitor on the archiving arrangements for electronic journals. The Keepers Registry was developed by EDINA, the national data service centre at the University of Edinburgh, and the ISSN International Centre in Paris. It was first developed as outcome of the Jisc-funded Piloting an E-journals Preservation Registry Service (PEPRS)… Continue Reading

Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts

“Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth currently has over 130 member institutions from across the state. This site provides access to thousands of images, documents, and sound… Continue Reading