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Google – Control, protect, and secure your account, all in one place

Your Google Account gives you quick access to settings and tools that let you safeguard your data, protect your privacy, and decide how your information can make Google services work better for you.”

US Public Libraries: Marketing and Communications Landscape

“To learn more about how public libraries communicate, OCLC conducted a survey among US public libraries that asked general questions about active engagement efforts. Questions covered marketing concerns and barriers, communication channels, how they use email marketing, and much more. This report provides an overview of how US public libraries communicate to their users and… Continue Reading

Announcing Microsoft Research Open Data – Datasets by Microsoft Research now available in the cloud

“The Microsoft Research Outreach team has worked extensively with the external research community to enable adoption of cloud-based research infrastructure over the past few years. Through this process, we experienced the ubiquity of Jim Gray’s fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science – that is, almost all research projects have a data component to… Continue Reading

Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone’s location to data brokers

Ars Technica: “Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers’ location information to third-party data brokers following a security problem that leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently urged all four major carriers to stop the practice, and today he published responses he received from… Continue Reading

How to Keep Google Home and Chromecast From Giving Hackers Your Location

Krebs on Security: “…Craig Young, a researcher with security firm Tripwire, said he discovered an authentication weakness that leaks incredibly accurate location information about users of both the smart speaker and home assistant Google Home, and Chromecast, a small electronic device that makes it simple to stream TV shows, movies and games to a digital… Continue Reading

Financial Aid for Students: Online Resources

Everycrsreport.com – Financial Aid for Students: Online Resources, June 12, 2018 R43108 – “Congressional offices are frequently contacted by constituents who are researching how to pay for postsecondary education. This report identifies various online sources targeted to students and parents that provide information on planning and acquiring funds for postsecondary education. Some resources also contain information… Continue Reading

Your Medicare coverage – Medicare.gov

Your Medicare Coverage – Is my test, item, or service covered?: “Find out if your test, item or service is covered. Medicare coverage for many tests, items, and services depends on where you live. This list includes tests, items, and services (covered and non-covered) if coverage is the same no matter where you live.” Continue Reading

Trump’s proposal for reorganizing the federal government

Axios: “President Trump unveiled his administration’s plan to reorganize the federal government during a Cabinet meeting this afternoon, including plans to merge the Departments of Education and Labor into a single agency and rename the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Health and Public Welfare. Be smart: This massive proposed shakeup,… Continue Reading

Facebook’s Screening for Political Ads Nabs News Sites Instead of Politicians

ProPublica – The social network is letting some political ads slip through without the required verification, while blocking promotional posts by news organizations, which are pushing back. “..Facebook’s new screening policies to deter manipulation of political ads are creating their own problems. The company’s human reviewers and software algorithms are catching paid posts from legitimate… Continue Reading

10 Destinations for African American History and Culture

National Geographic – The new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is one of many significant sites across the country. “The new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., shines light not just on one group of Americans but a quintessential American experience. “The African American… Continue Reading

The National Security Archive launches New CyberWar Map

“The National Security Archive’s Cyber Vault Project is announcing the launch of the CyberWar Map. This resource is both a visualization of state-sponsored cyberattacks and an index of Cyber Vault documents related to each topic (represented as nodes on the map). Clicking on each node will reveal hyperlinks and document descriptions. In some cases where… Continue Reading

Best web browsers 2018: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera go head-to-head

PCWorld takes a look at the performance and features of the big four internet browsers to see which one will serve you best. “The web browser is by far the most important piece of software on your PC—at least for most users. Unless you’re at a workstation crunching numbers or editing the next Star Wars… Continue Reading