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Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance

“Two new Pew Research Center surveys explore [the issues of privacy and surveillance] and place them in the wider context of the tracking and profiling that occurs in commercial arenas. The surveys find that Americans feel privacy is important in their daily lives in a number of essential ways. Yet, they have a pervasive sense thatContinue Reading

2015 PMG Benchmark: IT and UX

“Alignment between IT and the business has progressed significantly according to the 2015 PMG IT and the UX Study. The survey of nearly 250 North American corporate IT professionals demonstrates that IT and business users are beginning to work together in a more cohesive manner. In fact, IT’s take on the mutual understanding of strategicContinue Reading

Wolfram Language Artificial Intelligence: The Image Identification Project

Stephen Wolfram Blog: “What is this a picture of?” Humans can usually answer such questions instantly, but in the past it’s always seemed out of reach for computers to do this. For nearly 40 years I’ve been sure computers would eventually get there—but I’ve wondered when. I’ve built systems that give computers all sorts ofContinue Reading

New on LLRX – IBM’s Watson is Now Data Mining TED Talks to Extract New Forms of Knowledge

Via LLRX.com – IBM’s Watson is Now Data Mining TED Talks to Extract New Forms of Knowledge – Alan Rothman’s commentary offers actionable information about a new technology from IBM called Watson that is a powerful tool for researchers whose work engages data mining, knowledge management and competitive intelligence. Rothman attended a recent presentation thatContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Creating Information Literacy and a critical guide for using Wikipedia

Via LLRX Creating the Information Literate Warrior: Step 6 to Information Literacy – In his part of her ongoing series, Lorette Weldon concentrates on successful methods for developing needed tools for kids’ study through demonstrations to show them how to find the information on their own. Wikipedia and Information Literacy: Step 5 to Information LiteracyContinue Reading

DBpedia Wikidata

“DBpedia is one of the first and most prominent nodes of the Linked Open Data cloud. It provides structured data for more than 100 Wikipedia language editions as well as Wikimedia Commons, has a mature ontology and a stable and thorough Linked Data publishing lifecycle. Wikidata, on the other hand, has recently emerged as aContinue Reading

GAO – Additional Actions Are Needed to Meet Requirements of Managing Government Records Directive

Information Management: Additional Actions Are Needed to Meet Requirements of the Managing Government Records Directive, GAO-15-339: Published: May 14, 2015. Publicly Released: May 14, 2015. “The federal government collects large amounts of information, increasingly in electronic form, to accomplish its missions. This greater reliance on electronic communication and information technology systems has, as a result,Continue Reading

10 Facts About the Internet’s Undersea Cables

“In describing the system of wires that comprises the Internet, Neal Stephenson once compared the earth to a computer motherboard. From telephone poles suspending bundles of cable to signs posted warning of buried fiber optic lines, we are surrounded by evidence that at a basic level, the Internet is really just a spaghetti-work of reallyContinue Reading

NARA proposed rules – how Executive Branch offices and agencies handle Controlled Unclassified Information

NARA issues proposed rules on how Executive Branch offices and agencies handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). “President Obama issued a memorandum on January 21, 2009 that articulated his plan to make government activity more open and accessible to ordinary citizens. In that memo, the president explains that a fundamental characteristic of democracy is transparency andContinue Reading

Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation

Meyer, Michelle N., Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation (May 11, 2015). 13 Colo. Tech. L.J. 273 (2015). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2605132 “Practitioners” — whether business managers, lawmakers, clinicians, or other actors — are constantly innovating, in the broad sense of introducing new products, services,Continue Reading

What Makes Lawyers Happy?: A Data-Driven Prescription to Redefine Professional Success

Professor Lawrence S. Krieger with Kennon M. Sheldon, Ph.D. 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 554 “This is the first theory-guided empirical research seeking to identify the correlates and contributors to the well-being and life satisfaction of lawyers. Data from several thousand lawyers in four states provide insights about diverse factors from law school and one’sContinue Reading

New GAO Reports – Coast Guard Acquisitions, Information Management, International Education Assistance, Military Personnel, UN, Unmanned Aerial Systems

Coast Guard Acquisitions: As Major Assets are Fielded, Overall Portfolio Remains Unaffordable, GAO-15-620T: Published: May 14, 2015. Publicly Released: May 14, 2015. Information Management: Additional Actions Are Needed to Meet Requirements of the Managing Government Records Directive, GAO-15-339: Published: May 14, 2015. Publicly Released: May 14, 2015. International Education Assistance: USAID Has Implemented Primary GradeContinue Reading