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Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

Over 200 terabytes of the government web archived

Internet Archive Blog: “…Between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, the Internet Archive archived over 200 terabytes of government websites and data. This includes over 100TB of public websites and over 100TB of public data from federal FTP file servers totaling, together, over 350 million URLs/files. This includes over 70 million html pages, over 40 million PDFs and, towards the other end of the spectrum and for semantic web aficionados, 8 files of the text/turtle mime type. Other End of Term partners have also been vigorously preserving websites and data from the .gov/.mil web domains…Every web page we have archived is accessible through the Wayback Machine and we are working to add the 2016 harvest to the main End of Term portal soon…”

McKinsey – What’s new with the Internet of Things?

“..Although some analysts are excited about the IoT’s potential, others have argued that it is overhyped. We take a more balanced view, based on our extensive research as well as our direct work with IoT application developers and their customers. Like the optimists, we believe that the IoT could have a significant, and possibly revolutionary,… Continue Reading

Gallup – Email Outside of Working Hours Not a Burden to US Workers

“Checking email outside of normal business hours does not appear to be a burden for U.S. workers. About six in 10 workers say they check email outside of normal business hours. Of these, few claim the amount of emails they have to respond to during off hours is unreasonable, or that it negatively affects their… Continue Reading

New NOAA mapping tool – see how sea level rise will impact your specific local coastline

Sea Level Rise Viewer – NOAA Office for Coastal Management:  “Use this web mapping tool to visualize community-level impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise (up to 6 feet above average high tides). Photo simulations of how future flooding might impact local landmarks are also provided, as well as data related to water depth,… Continue Reading

Courting Disaster: Climate Change and the Adjudication of Catastrophe

Weaver, R. Henry and Kysar, Douglas A., Courting Disaster: Climate Change and the Adjudication of Catastrophe (May 8, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2965084 “Do we court disaster by stretching the bounds of judicial authority to address problems of massive scale and complexity? Or does disaster lie in refusing to engage the jurisgenerative potential of courts… Continue Reading

CNN: Senate Russia investigators ask Treasury criminal division for Trump financial information

“Senate Russia investigators have sent a request to the Treasury Department’s criminal investigation division (..FinCEN is the federal agency that has been investigating allegations of foreign money-laundering through purchases of US real estate…) for any information related to President Donald Trump, his top officials and his campaign aides, the top Democrat (Sen. Mark Warner –… Continue Reading

CNBC – Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Flynn for documents in Russia probe

Christine Wang – CNBC: “The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has issued a subpoena for former national security advisor Michael Flynn, seeking documents in its investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to a joint announcement from Sens. Richard Burr and Mark Warner. Burr and Warner serve as chairman and vice… Continue Reading

Americans’ Attitudes About the News Media Deeply Divided Along Partisan Lines

“Democrats and Republicans, who already tend to place their trust in different news sources and rely on different outlets for political news, now disagree more than ever on a fundamental issue of the news media’s role in society: whether news organizations’ criticism of political leaders primarily keeps them from doing things they shouldn’t – or… Continue Reading

Voting Rate for the Black Population Dropped in the 2016 Election

“According to new U.S. Census Bureau data, voter turnout increased to 65.3 percent for non-Hispanic whites, but decreased to 59.6 percent for non-Hispanic blacks in the 2016 presidential election (Figure 2). This compared to 2012, when more non-Hispanic blacks (66.6 percent) voted than non-Hispanic whites (64.1 percent) for the first time in this series. In… Continue Reading

All the President’s Guests – The unauthorized White House visitor logs

Politico Data: “Who has the president’s ear? Who’s hitting the links with the commander in chief? And who’s on the outside looking in? The official White House visitor logs keep a record of who sees the president and his staff — but they don’t tell the whole story. POLITICO’s Unauthorized White House Visitor Logs stand… Continue Reading

New online photo library offers free high resolution content

“All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.” Continue Reading

ProPublica compilation of Congressional Statements on James Comey

“Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate issue press releases and other statements on multiple topics via their official websites. Represent regularly checks for new statements and posts links to them here. You can search the titles of the statements.” Check the searchable database for a range of subject matter via legislator by… Continue Reading