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Daily Archives: March 12, 2019

MarineTraffic is the world’s leading provider of ship tracking and maritime intelligence

MarineTraffic: “Monitoring vessel movements is at the core of what we do. Building on a base of data gathered from our network of coastal AIS-receiving stations, supplemented by satellite receivers, we apply algorithms and integrate complementary data sources to provide the shipping, trade and logistics industries with actionable insights into shipping activity. With our main offices in the UK, Greece and Singapore, we continue to grow our presence in some of the world’s leading maritime hubs, granting us direct access to the markets we serve. Our reach is truly global, enabling us to support the millions that use our service. Our mission to bring about transparency and meaningful change to the maritime world is underlined by partnerships with bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation, and The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). We also work closely with the world’s leading ports, maritime companies and oil majors, on projects dedicated to improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact…”

Firefox Send – Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private

Firefox Send, send.firefox.com. “Send is a free encrypted file transfer service that allows users to safely and simply share files from any browser. Additionally, Send will also be available as an Android app in beta later this week. Now that it’s a keeper, we’ve made it even better, offering higher upload limits and greater control… Continue Reading

Googling Strangers: One Professor’s Lesson On Privacy In Public Spaces

NPR: “Charlotte Lehman could hear the man reading his credit card number out loud from across the Starbucks.He was speaking to a companion, but his voice carried over the music to where Lehman sat. Surrounded by a dozen or so people, the speaker also divulged his phone number a­­nd home address. After that, all it… Continue Reading

Google moves into the hotel booking space

Google blog: “…Set on your flight but need to whittle down your hotel options? Let’s imagine you’re going to Miami at the end of March, and there are over 300 hotel results for your search. To help you find the right hotel for your trip, apply our new “Deals” filter. This filter uses machine learning… Continue Reading

How voice computing will transform the way we live, work and think

Will the Siri model for voice computing replace search engines in the near future? Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think, a new book by James Vlahos is excerpted in Wired – Amazon Alexa and the search for the one perfect answer “…the rise of voice computing… Continue Reading

Forensic genealogists using DNA databases to solve cold cases

Topic.com: Forensic genealogists at Parabon NanoLabs are using DNA databases to solve cold cases faster than anyone could have imagined. But how will their techniques hold up in court?…Forensic genealogy can best be described as a still-nascent technique of forensic science that combines DNA analysis and family-tree building. (The TV pitch would be a cross between… Continue Reading

A new way to track Web censorship under Trump: Gov404

Sunlight Foundation Web Integrity Project: “Today, WIP is launching Gov404: The Web Integrity Project’s Censorship Tracker, a new tool to track unjustified removals of online resources and reductions in access to content across the federal government. Why are we aggregating these unjustified removals? As the government itself states in its Office of Management and Budget’s… Continue Reading

The World Wide Web Turns 30. Where Does It Go From Here?

Sir Tim Berners Lee via Wired: “Today, 30 years on from my original proposal for an information management system, half the world is online. It’s a moment to celebrate how far we’ve come, but also an opportunity to reflect on how far we have yet to go. The web has become a public square, a… Continue Reading

Judicial Conference Approves Package of Workplace Conduct Reforms

“The federal Judiciary’s national policy-making body today approved a package of workplace conduct-related amendments stating the obligations of judges and Judiciary employees to report reliable information likely to constitute misconduct; making clear that confidentiality obligations should never be an obstacle to reporting judicial misconduct or disability; and specifying that retaliation for disclosing misconduct is itself… Continue Reading

Int’l documentary featuring Dickinson Law professor makes US premiere

Penn State News: “The Trial of Ratko Mladic,” a 90-minute documentary that debuted at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) last November featuring Dickinson Law Professor of Law Dermot Groome, will make its U.S. premiere on Thursday, March 14 at the Dodd Center for Human Rights at University of Connecticut School of Law. It will… Continue Reading