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Daily Archives: November 4, 2015

Google launches subscription service for YouTube

Knowedge@Wharton – “Last week, YouTube launched the company’s long-anticipated ad-free monthly subscription service, YouTube Red — a move that may not only affect the streaming video giant’s content creators and users, but also ripple through a number of businesses run by YouTube’s parent company, Google. And the impact of the announcement could reverberate further: YouTube Red may herald a new era of tech companies turning to subscription services as a primary way to generate revenue.”

White House Open Government Partnership Plan

The Open Government Partnership – Third Open Government National Action Plan for the United States. October 27, 2015 “Open government has long been a cornerstone of democracy in the United States. Principles of transparency and an accountable, responsive government are embedded in Federal law and the U.S. Constitution, and the United States was one of… Continue Reading

New Internet Monitor report: “Beyond the Wall: Mapping Twitter in China”

“Internet Monitor is delighted to announce the publication of “Beyond the Wall: Mapping Twitter in China,” the seventh in a series of special reports that focus on key events and new developments in Internet freedom. The report, authored by Sonya Yan Song, Robert Faris, and John Kelly, maps and analyzes the structure and content found… Continue Reading

Firefox Now Offers a More Private Browsing Experience

“We’re releasing a powerful new feature in Firefox Private Browsing called Tracking Protection. We created this feature because we believe in giving you more choice and control over your Web experience. With the release of Tracking Protection in Firefox Private Browsing we are leading the industry by giving you control over the data that third… Continue Reading

CRS – Impeachment and Removal

Impeachment and Removal, Jared P. Cole, Legislative Attorney. Todd Garvey, Legislative Attorney. October 29, 2015. “The impeachment process provides a mechanism for removal of the President, Vice President, and other “civil Officers of the United States” found to have engaged in “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” The Constitution places the responsibility and… Continue Reading

CRS – Is Violent Crime in the United States Increasing?

Is Violent Crime in the United States Increasing? Nathan James, Analyst in Crime Policy, October 29, 2015. “On August 31, 2015, the New York Times ran an article with the headline “Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities.” The story highlighted double-digit percent age increases in homicide rates in several cities, and came on… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – InfoTech Acquisitions, K-12 Education, DoD and Sexual Assault, Aviation Security, 2020 Census, Climate Change, Medicaid, TARP

Information Technology: Implementation of Reform Legislation Needed to Improve Acquisitions and Operations, GAO-16-204T: Published: Nov 4, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2015. K-12 Education: Internal Controls for Program Management and Oversight Can Help Ensure the Success of School Choice Programs, GAO-16-212T: Published: Nov 4, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2015. Sexual Assault: Actions Needed to… Continue Reading

The Economist – Global Diversity List

“Global Diversity List is first assessment of individuals and companies with outstanding commitment to diversity nominated by readers of The Economist.  The first ever assessment of the world’s leading authorities on diversity was announced on Saturday 31 October 2015. The Global Diversity List, a comprehensive guide to the individuals who are putting diversity at the… Continue Reading