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Daily Archives: July 23, 2013

Online Survival Kit from Reporters Without Borders

“Reporters Without Borders has published an Online Survival Kit on its website that has tools and practical advice that will allow you to protect your communications and data. You don’t need to be an IT engineer to learn how to protect the content of your emails and remain anonymous online. The tools and techniques presented in this kit do not require advanced knowledge of computers and programming.”

Brookings: Confronting U.S. Citizen Terrorist Suspects Abroad

Tools and Tradeoffs: Confronting U.S. Citizen Terrorist Suspects Abroad: “In this report, Daniel Byman and Benjamin Wittes profile Anwar Awlaki and other suspected American terrorists who joined the jihadist cause from abroad, and they examine several distinct approaches the U.S. government can use to confront the threat of these U.S. citizen terrorist suspects.” Continue Reading

Report Shows Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Would Worsen Climate Change

News release: “The proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly boost the carbon pollution that drives climate change, failing the test set by President Obama, according to a detailed analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. In just one key way, over its 50-year life, the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would add up… Continue Reading

Gallup – In U.S., Economic Confidence Stalls

“Americans are less upbeat about the economy now than they were in May and June. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index held steady at -12 last week, but the current score is substantially lower than the five-year weekly high of -3 reached in late May and early June. Americans’ confidence in the economy has recovered from… Continue Reading

American Customer Satisfaction Index e-business report

“The annual ForeSee American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) e-business report 2013 includes an analysis of individual companies within three measured e-business categories. Social Media: Google+,,,,,, and Portals and Search Engines:,,,, and News & Information Websites:,,,,,, and” Continue Reading

How America Pays for College 2013

“The national study by Sallie Mae, How America Pays for College 2013, conducted by Ipsos, is a compelling look at how today’s families view higher education, manage higher education costs, and tap a variety of funding sources. This year’s study finds that families are adjusting to a new post-recession reality to pay for college. Higher scholarships… Continue Reading

Racial Violence Civil Rights Convictions for 2013

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: “The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first eight months of FY 2013 the government reported 11 new convictions under the program category of civil rights — racial violence. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual total of convictions will be 17 for… Continue Reading