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ALA Midwinter 2017: Librarians Ponder the Future Under Trump

Via Publisher’s Week – “In his opening keynote at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, just hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, W. Kamau Bell made a plea to librarians: don’t let Trump’s vision of America become the new normal. “Everything that’s happening right now… Continue Reading

Open-Sourcing Google Earth Enterprise

Google Geo Developers Blog – “We are excited to announce that we are open-sourcing Google Earth Enterprise (GEE), the enterprise product that allows developers to build and host their own private maps and 3D globes. With this release, GEE Fusion, GEE Server, and GEE Portable Server source code (all 470,000+ lines!) will be published on… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Search Warrant Issued For Amazon Echo Data

Via LLRX.com – Search Warrant Issued For Amazon Echo Data – An Amazon Echo device is the subject of a prosecutor’s search warrant related to an Arkansas murder case. Nicole Black illuminates how such devices are complicating issues related to consumer privacy and vendor responses to search warrants. The ubiquity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in homes… Continue Reading

Wired – Donald Trump’s 1,500 or so business ties, visualized

Via Wired: “Before Donald Trump was the president, he was a businessman. He came to office leading a vast business enterprise that includes real estate, casinos, and a lucrative branding operation. “The network is huge,” says designer Kim Albrecht, whose riveting data visualization Trump Connections attempts to untangle it all. Albrecht used data from BuzzFeed’s TrumpWorld investigation into… Continue Reading

Pew – Americans and Cybersecurity

“Cyberattacks and data breaches are facts of life for government agencies, businesses and individuals alike in today’s digitized and networked world. Just a few of the most high-profile breaches in 2016 alone include the hacking and subsequent release of emails from members of the Democratic National Committee; the release of testing records of dozens of… Continue Reading

Lorcan Dempsey on the reorganization of library collections in the networked environment

“Digital environments are changing the nature of research and learning, and the library collections and services that support research are being reorganized to meet the needs of researchers in these environments. Dempsey describes the expanding role of academic libraries in managing research outputs, as well as their expanding role in facilitating access to local, external… Continue Reading

ProPublica – How to Protect Your Digital Privacy in the Era of Public Shaming

Americans face unprecedented threats to the digital safety of their personal information. “We offer nine tips to foil hackers, ransomware, online trackers, data brokers and other menaces,” by Julia Angwin, ProPublica, Jan. 26, 2017. “We are living in an era of widespread hacking and public shaming. Don’t like your political rivals? Beg Russia to hack… Continue Reading

Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report End Publication

“Effective January 18, 2017, the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) is discontinuing the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report. The discontinuation of this report is part of broader efforts to more efficiently focus resources towards the highest priority needs of the critical infrastructure security and resilience community. IP is committed to working closely with our… Continue Reading

LibGuide on Presidential Power

Mary Whisner – Librarian – Gallagher Law Library:  “In November two of our brilliant young professors decided to put together a class on Presidential Power for winter quarter. It immediately filled and drew a waiting list. And there was a lot of interest from outside the law school. People from other university departments and the… Continue Reading

Risk.net’s Top 10 operational risks for 2017

“In a series of interviews that took place in November and December 2016, Risk.net spoke to chief risk officers, heads of operational risk and other op risk practitioners at financial services firms, including banks, insurers and asset managers. Based on the op risk concerns most frequently selected by those practitioners, we present our ranking of… Continue Reading

KPMG – The largest cyber fraud in UK Courts since 2008 – £113 million

Hitesh N Patel, UK Forensic Partner at KPMG – “The Fraud Barometer recorded a rise in cyber-enabled fraud, up 1266 percent on 2015 figures. The cases include a £113 million cyber fraud, the largest recorded in UK Courts since 2008, as professional criminals cold-called bank customers and stole their money to fund their luxury lifestyle. Sophisticated… Continue Reading

WaPo Trump officials order agencies to restrict dispatches to public

Washington Post: “The new limits on public communications appear to be targeting agencies that are charged with overseeing environmental and scientific policy, prompting criticism from officials within the agencies and from outside groups focused on climate change. A memo to EPA communications staff said “no social media will be going out” and incoming media requests… Continue Reading