Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

Daily Archives: October 19, 2015

MIT – The Future of Libraries

“Chris Bourg, the Director of Libraries, has convened an Ad Hoc Task Force on the Future of Libraries, comprised of faculty, staff, and students from across the Institute. Meet the task force members. The Task Force is charged with seeking broad input from the MIT community and from domain experts on how the MIT Libraries ought to evolve and provide leadership in the reinvention of research libraries. Read the full charge to see the breadth of what the task force will be exploring. The Task Force would like to hear from you. What do you think? Got any great ideas?

  • How can library expertise be better leveraged to help you with your work?
  • Do you use the current library spaces? What could make them better?
  • What is the future of print collections in the intellectual life of the Institute?
  • What would you like to change? What should stay the same?

Contribute your ideas, large and small, to our idea bank.

Frequently asked questions on the Basel III Countercyclical Capital Buffer

Frequently asked questions on the Basel III Countercyclical Capital Buffer – October 2015 “To promote consistent implementation of the Basel III countercyclical capital buffer, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued frequently asked questions and other supporting information. The information published today includes a list of all prevailing and pre-announced buffers, as well as… Continue Reading

Facebook – Notifications for targeted attacks

October 16, 2015 – Alex Stamos is the Chief Security Officer at Facebook. “The security of people’s accounts is paramount at Facebook, which is why we constantly monitor for potentially malicious activity and offer many options to proactively secure your account. Starting today, we will notify you if we believe your account has been targeted… Continue Reading

DOT Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

A GoPro equipped drone came within 8 feet feet of my forehead while I standing on a bridge over the Potomac Gorge last year (not amused – yes I have photos) – following is a announcement from DOT about registering drones: “U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation… Continue Reading

Overview of the Debt Limit and Extraordinary Measures

Presentation by Meredith Decker, an Associate Analyst in CBO’s Budget Analysis Division, to Congressional staff, October 19, 2015: “The debt limit—commonly referred to as the debt ceiling—is the maximum amount of debt that the Department of the Treasury can issue to the public and to other federal agencies. That amount is set by law and… Continue Reading