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Women are more concerned than men about gender discrimination in tech industry

Pew – “Women in the U.S. are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in July and August. The survey comes amid public debate about underrepresentation and treatment of women – as well as racial and ethnic… Continue Reading

Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act

The Register: “Two members of the US House of Representatives today introduced a law bill that would allow hacking victims to seek revenge and hack the hackers who hacked them. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) [PDF] amends the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to make limited retaliatory strikes against cyber-miscreants legal in America… Continue Reading

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Gartner: “Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems…” Continue Reading

OPM – Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results 2017

“The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) continues to be a valuable tool for assessing the state of Federal workplaces. The workforce is the backbone of the government and employee opinions shared through the survey provide an essential catalyst to achieving effective government. This year more than 485,000 employees participated in the FEVS, showing their commitment… Continue Reading

Pen America Report – Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth

“Warning that the spread of “fake news” is reaching a crisis point, Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth evaluates the array of strategies that Facebook, Google, Twitter, newsrooms, and civil society are undertaking to address the problem, stressing solutions that empower news consumers while vigilantly avoiding new infringements on free speech. Faking News… Continue Reading

NBC – Tracking President Trump’s Visits to Trump Properties

NBC News investigative report: “President Donald Trump frequently uses his luxury properties for government business and leisure, prompting ethics concerns over a president appearing to promote his private enterprise at public cost. NBCNews.com and the NBC News White House unit are tracking Trump’s visits to his properties and golf courses since his inauguration…The president’s trips… Continue Reading

Newsweek – Trolls, Bots and Fake News: The Mysterious World of Social Media Manipulation

Newsweek, Samuel Earle: “If it was once common to hear mass anti-government movements in the Middle East described as “Twitter uprisings” and “Facebook revolutions,” today these social media platforms are more likely to be linked to their potential for manipulating public opinions and influencing elections, including the one that saw Donald Trump elected as America’s “First… Continue Reading

Book Review – Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps

Dublin Review of Books – Michael Cronin – Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps, by Michaela Wolf (ed), Bloomsbury, 192 pp, ISBN: 978-1501313257: “Many of the labour and extermination camps scattered across the Nazi Reich held up to thirty or forty different nationalities, most of them speaking different languages. For life and death to proceed as… Continue Reading