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Daily Archives: November 24, 2013

No Fear Act Reports for all Federal Agencies

Via Government Attic: “The No Fear Act Reports for All Agencies, 2010, 2011, & 2012, maintained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). NOTE: This is a very large file; 432 Megabytes, containing over 6,700 pages of reports – strongly suggest right click download or equivalent rather than opening in a browser window.”

Commentary – TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Business Insider – Jim Edwards: “The TV business is having its worst year ever. Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research. Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, “The pay-TV… Continue Reading

Civil Society Groups Demand Transparency and User Protections in Trans-Pacific Partnership

EFF news release: “Civil society groups are coming out in force against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, following Wikileaks’ publication of the “Intellectual Property” chapter. The leaked chapter confirmed our worst fears that TPP carries Hollywood’s wishlist of policies, including provisions to encourage ISPs to police user activities and liability for users for simply bypassing digital locks on content and devices for… Continue Reading

DOD Arctic Strategy

Department of Defense, Arctic Strategy November 2013 “The Arctic is at a strategic inflection point  as its ice cap is diminishing more rapidly than projected and human activity, driven by economic opportunity—ranging from oil, gas, and mineral exploration to fishing, shipping, and tourism—is increasing in response to the growing accessibility. Arctic and non-Arctic nations are establishing their strategies… Continue Reading

Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD for the United States

Country statistical profile: United States – November 15, 2013, updated annually. DOI: 10.1787/20752288-table-usa “This table includes data for United States on economy, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, information and communication, labour, migration, R&D, trade and society. The table is part of the key tables collection on country statistical profiles.”   Continue Reading

OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises

“The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are the most comprehensive set of government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct in existence today. The governments adhering to the Guidelines aim to encourage and maximise the positive impact MNEs can make to sustainable development and enduring social progress.” Guidelines text and commentary This booklet contains the text, implementation procedures… Continue Reading

Password Protection Laws Could Protect Much More than Passwords

O’Donohue, Sarah, ‘Like’ it or Not, Password Protection Laws Could Protect Much More than Passwords (August 1, 2013). 20 J.L. Bus. & Eth. (February 2014, Forthcoming). Available at SSRN “Employers and schools in several states are now prohibited from requesting access to the social networking accounts of their employees, students, and applicants as a result… Continue Reading

Population Distribution and Educational Attainment within MSAs, 1980–2010

Kyle Fee, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, November 2013: “Though most people in the US live in metropolitan areas, they’ve been choosing to live farther and farther from the center of those areas since the 1950s. While that trend continues to this day, there are some dramatic changes. The exodus from the center of town… Continue Reading

UCLA Report – Dogs likely originated in Europe more than 18,000 years ago

UCLA news release: ‘Wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter–gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets, UCLA life scientists report. “We found that instead of recent wolves being closest to domestic dogs, ancient European wolves were directly related to them,” said Robert Wayne, a professor of ecology and… Continue Reading