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Daily Archives: May 7, 2018

New on LLRX – Pete Recommends – weekly highlights on cyber security issues – May 6 2018

Via LLRXPete Recommends – weekly highlights on cyber security issues – May 6 2018: Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways our privacy and security is diminished, often without our situational awareness.

Amazon: The Road to $1 Trillion

Martin Armstrong – Statista graphic: “Amazon is, and has been for some time, an e-commerce behemoth. No company, not even Asian counterpart Alibaba, can come anywhere near the power, presence and sheer money making ability of Jeff Bezos’ retail monster. In 2017, it posted net revenue of $177 billion (Alibaba made approximately $23 billion), and… Continue Reading

US on track to be a majority-minority nation by 2044 – census data show most of our neighbors are the same race

Washington Post: “Since 1990, more than 90 percent of U.S. metro areas have seen a decline in racial stratification, signaling a trend toward a more integrated America. Yet, while areas like Houston and Atlanta have undergone rapid demographic changes, cities like Detroit and Chicago still have large areas dominated by a single racial group. Some… Continue Reading

Data sharing in PLOS ONE: An analysis of Data Availability Statements

Data sharing in PLOS ONE: An analysis of Data Availability Statements. Lisa M. Federer, Christopher W. Belter, Douglas J. Joubert, Alicia Livinski, Ya-Ling Lu, Lissa N. Snyders, Holly Thompson. PLOS One. Published: May 2, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194768 “A number of publishers and funders, including PLOS, have recently adopted policies requiring researchers to share the data underlying… Continue Reading

Pew – Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis

“Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis, an interactive resource from The Pew Charitable Trusts, allows you to sort and analyze data on key fiscal, economic, and demographic trends in the 50 states and understand their impact on states’ fiscal health…States have regained much of the fiscal and economic ground they lost in the Great Recession,… Continue Reading

ODNI Releases Annual Intelligence Community Transparency Report

May 4, 2018 News Release: “Today, consistent with the USA FREEDOM Act and the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 (the reauthorized FAA) requirements to release certain statistics (codified in 50 U.S.C.§ 1873(b)) and the Intelligence Community’s Principles of Intelligence Transparency, we are releasing our fifth annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security… Continue Reading

All private vehicles will be banned from Central Park starting on June 27 2018

New York Post: “Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday called the city’s decision to ban cars permanently from the internal streets of Central Park a “sea change” for the landmark’s estimated 42 million annual visitors. “This is a big moment for this city,” he said on WNYC radio, two days ahead of Earth Day. “For… Continue Reading

New air pollution database maps world’s most polluted cities

“The world’s most comprehensive air pollution database has been updated again, mapping out a picture of a global health crisis that is disparate, changing and in some places just obscure. Compiled by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the statistics on 4,300 cities reveal annual levels of particulate matter, miniscule particles in the air that can… Continue Reading