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Daily Archives: February 23, 2017

Disruptive and investigatory powers: HM government transparency report

HM government transparency report 2017: disruptive and investigatory powers Ref: ISBN 9781474140942 Cm9420 PDF 1.2MB, 110 pages, “Information on the use, regulation and oversight of a wide range of disruptive and investigatory powers. Annual transparency report on the work of our intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies.

This report covers:

  • the range of powers used to combat threats to national security
  • the extent of their use
  • the safeguards and oversight in place to guard against their abuse.”

WaPo – Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far

“The Post and Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, are tracking more than 500 key executive branch nominations through the confirmation process. These positions include Cabinet secretaries, deputy and assistant secretaries, chief financial officers, general counsel, heads of agencies, ambassadors and other critical leadership positions. These are among the roughly 1,200 positions that require… Continue Reading

The Archive Team announces effort to save Internet Movie Database

The Archive Team (is not the Internet Archive): “The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to movies, television shows, actors, production crew personnel, video games and fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media. On Feb 3rd, 2017, IMDb announced it was closing down its user discussion boards site-wide on Feb… Continue Reading

comScore Enhances Mobile Video Reporting for YouTube

“comScore just announced the introduction of the reporting of new mobile video metrics for YouTube and its channels, enabling comScore to measure their mobile and multi-platform viewing audiences for the first time. In the following U.S. based infographic, we unlock mobile measurement for YouTube and its channels, and reveal just how massive and fundamental mobile viewing is for today’s… Continue Reading

2017 Index of Global Economic Freedom

“For much of human history, most individuals have lacked economic freedom and opportunity, condemning them to poverty and deprivation. Today, we live in the most prosperous time in human history. Poverty, sicknesses, and ignorance are receding throughout the world, due in large part to the advance of economic freedom. In 2017, the principles of economic… Continue Reading

How would repealing the Affordable Care Act affect health care and jobs in your state?

Economic Policy Institute: “Across the country, 29.8 million people would lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act were repealed—more than doubling the number of people without health insurance. And 1.2 million jobs would be lost—not just in health care but across the board…” Continue Reading

INALJ – I Need A Library Job – 2017 postings

Via the amazing Naomi House and her colleagues – 2017 INALJ Jobs – All individual jobs are found below in pdf format, organized by state/province/country and by date added.  If you’d like to find more sites to check such as university, library and other HR sites for jobs see the lists at the bottom of… Continue Reading

ResearchGate – Study of fracking in four states uncovers over 6,600 spills

Study of fracking in four states uncovers over 6,600 spills by Katherine Lindemann – “Many spills could be prevented if states released standardized data. A new study investigating spills from hydraulically fractured oil and gas uncovered 6,648 spills in just four states over a ten-year period. Part of the SNAP Partnership, the study examined data… Continue Reading

Nuts and Bolts of Encryption: A Primer for Policymakers

Nuts and Bolts of Encryption: A Primer for Policymakers, Edward W. Felten, Center for Information Technology Policy. Department of Computer Science, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, version of February 20, 2017. An up-to-date version of this paper will be available at https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~felten/encryptionprimer.pdf “This paper offers a straight for ward introduction… Continue Reading