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Berkman Center Launches New Internet Data Dashboard

“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce the launch of the Internet Monitor dashboard, a freely accessible tool that aims to improve information for policymakers, researchers, advocates, and user communities working to shape the future of the Internet by helping them understand trends in Internet health and activity throughContinue Reading

Unlocking Federal Talent

“ is a comprehensive data visualization dashboard created by the US Office of Personnel Management to help Government leaders make data driven decisions and design initiatives to increase employee engagement and satisfaction. Employee engagement is the employee’s sense of purpose that is evident in their display of dedication, persistence, and effort in their work orContinue Reading

Manners 2.0: Key findings about etiquette in the digital age

“Some 92% of Americans now have a cellphone of some kind, and 90% of those cell owners say that their phone is frequently with them. This “always-on” mobile connectivity is changing the nature of public spaces and social gatherings. It is also rewriting social norms regarding what is rude and what is acceptable behavior when peopleContinue Reading

UK surveillance program collected billions of records from persons in multiple countries

Ryan Gallagher, The Intercept: “…The mass surveillance operation — code-named KARMA POLICE — was launched by British spies about seven years ago without any public debate or scrutiny. It was just one part of a giant global Internet spying apparatus built by the United Kingdom’s electronic eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ…The surveillance is underpinned byContinue Reading

HHS OIG Audit of MIDAS – central system managing citizen health care insurance data

Public Summary Report: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Implementation of Security Controls Over the Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System Needs Improvement (A-06-14-00067). September 21, 2015. “This summary report provides an overview of the results of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) review of the Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System (MIDAS). It does notContinue Reading

UNESCO calls to combat online and offline violence against women and girls

“On 24 September 2015, the United Nations Broadband Commission’s Working Group on Gender released its report on combatting cyber violence against women at United Nations Headquarters in New York. UNESCO’s Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, serves as Co-Vice Chair of the Broadband Commission alongside ITU Secretary-General, Mr Houlin Zhao. The report aims to mobilize the publicContinue Reading

Search the world’s historical newspaper archives

“The goal of is to make it possible to search all the world’s online historic newspapers from one place. We aren’t there yet, but we are adding more newspapers every day. With it is now possible for family historians, genealogists, and researchers to search historic digitized newspaper archives from around the globe. Elephind.comContinue Reading

Google Research – Comparing Expert and Non-Expert Security Practices

“…no one can hack my mind”: Comparing Expert and Non-Expert Security Practices – USENIX Association, 2015 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security. “The state of advice given to people today on how to stay safe online has plenty of room for improvement. Too many things are asked of them, which may be unrealistic, time consuming,Continue Reading

The 2015 Inspector General Survey

The Association of Government Accountants’ 2015 Inspector General Survey “…Our survey raised a number of concerns that continue to hamper the effectiveness of IGs and their work. Examples include: issues related to greater sharing and access to data; the IG community’s primary legislative priority; antiquated pay scales; and unfilled IG positions. Similarly, budget uncertainty, theContinue Reading

NYT: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead

New York Times – The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead “The surprising resilience of print has provided a lift to many booksellers. Independent bookstores, which were battered by the recession and competition from Amazon, are showing strong signs of resurgence. The American Booksellers Association counted 1,712 member stores inContinue Reading

Twitter Language Use Reflects Psychological Differences between Political Parties

PLOS One: “Previous research has shown that political leanings correlate with various psychological factors. While surveys and experiments provide a rich source of information for political psychology, data from social networks can offer more naturalistic and robust material for analysis. This research investigates psychological differences between individuals of different political orientations on a social networkingContinue Reading

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Via Quartz – This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of – “The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself Its creators have solved one ofContinue Reading