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Announcing Internet Monitor AccessCheck

Berkman Klein Center: “Internet Monitor, a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is excited to announce AccessCheck, a tool that lets you check in real time whether users in different countries can access different websites. AccessCheck users can enter URLs to test in countries ranging from Algeria to Vietnam—our list of available test locations is 40 countries long and growing. Test results include a thumbs up/down notification indicating whether the URL is available and a screenshot of what the site looks like for users in the test country, as well as detailed data on status codes, timings, and any errors encountered along the way. AccessCheck is currently in closed beta—we’re working with a small set of partners to test our functionality and make improvements to the site. We’re looking forward to opening up to new users soon. To receive notifications when AccessCheck officially launches, join the Internet Monitor email list…”

Climate change in your county: Plan with this new tool

NOAA – “Residents, communities and businesses now have easy access to climate projections, through a few easy keystrokes, for every county in the contiguous United States. NOAA’s newly updated Climate Explorer offers downloadable maps, graphs, and data tables of observed and projected temperature, precipitation and climate-related variables dating back to 1950 and out to 2100.  … Continue Reading

The Human Toll of Terror

The New York Times: “The pace and scope of the killing are dizzying. Some 300 members of families blown apart by bombs as they celebrated the end of Ramadan in Baghdad. Forty-nine dead at the Istanbul airport, 40 more in Afghanistan. Nine Italians, seven Japanese, three students at American universities and one local woman brutalized… Continue Reading

GQ: The Guantanamo Quagmire

Pearlman, Adam Ross, GQ: The Guantanamo Quagmire (June 9, 2016). Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 27, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2792512 “Accepting for argument’s sake the twin premises that sending Operation Enduring Freedom detainees to Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) was in line with the international and domestic law of detention as it then… Continue Reading

Searching for the Internet of Things on the Web: Where It Is and What It Looks Like

Searching for the Internet of Things on the Web: Where It Is and What It Looks Like. Ali Shemshadi, Quan Z. Sheng, Wei Emma Zhang, Aixin Sun, Yongrui Qin, Lina Yao  (Submitted on 23 Jul 2016). “The Internet of Things (IoT), in general, is a compelling paradigm that aims to connect everyday objects to the… Continue Reading

Combined Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass in pp Collisions at s√=7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS Experiments

A remarkable example of and tribute to the 5154 authors from around the world who collaborated as scholars to publish this paper jointly. Combined Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass in pp Collisions at s√=7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS Experiments “A measurement of the Higgs boson mass is presented based on… Continue Reading

British University Tests Drones That Scan For Evidence Of Landmines

Popular Science: “Landmines never stop waiting. The simple machines are explosives with triggers, set in the ground primed and ready for someone to set them off. For landmines, the war never ends. For humans, war does, and the landmines that once marked the front line between warring factions can change instead to deadly artifacts, a… Continue Reading

HHS issues funding opportunities for Info Sharing and Analysis Organization for health and public health sector

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today announced two cooperative agreement funding opportunities for an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) for the Healthcare and Public Health sector.  “Establishing robust threat information sharing infrastructure… Continue Reading

BBC open access to archive of plans for response to nuclear war

BBC Magazine – The BBC’s detailed plans for nuclear war: “For the first time, the BBC has given detailed access to the plans it drew up in the Cold War for a Wartime Broadcasting System to operate in the event of nuclear war. Paul Reynolds, a former BBC diplomatic and foreign correspondent, has been studying… Continue Reading

Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking, 2008 – 2015

Washington and Lee School of Law – “The purpose of the Law Journal Rankings Project is to give scholars a resource to locate law journals by subject, country or publication, or ranking (where available), to display journal editorial information, and to facilitate an author’s article submission to those journals. . The site currently ranks journals… Continue Reading

Report – Mitigating the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Mitigating the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage – Top Insights and Actions from Cisco Security Advisory Services “Increasingly sophisticated threat campaigns. High-profile data breaches. Determined threat actors. The sophistication of the technology and tactics used by criminals has outpaced the ability of IT and security professionals to address these threats. Security Magazine reports that “most organizations do… Continue Reading

Report by 3 companies – Cyber resiliency in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Cyber resiliency in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – A roadmap for global leaders facing emerging cyber threats “The First Industrial Revolution, in the late 18th century, was driven largely by steam engines. The second, in the late 19th century, introduced mass production and the division of labor. The third, in the late 20th century, involved… Continue Reading