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Daily Archives: July 26, 2017

Fortune 500 from 1955 – how American economy has changed

The first-ever Fortune 500 was published in 1955. 60 years later we look back at where the companies from the head of the class—Fortune 500 companies 1-10, with revenues ranging from $1.7-$9.8 billion—are now. Some no longer exist, some exist by another name and/or as shadows of their former corporate selves, and some still stand today as the biggest names in corporate America.”

Find Summer Meals in Your Community

“Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool here to find a site near you.” Continue Reading

It is National Moth Month!

“National Moth Week is from July 22-30. Are you participating? Please register a public or private event here: http://nationalmothweek.org/register-a-nmw-event-2017/, especially if your country or region isn’t on the map yet! Don’t forget to submit photos of moths you spot here! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841449“ Continue Reading

Let us always remember – humans require interaction with nature

Quartz: “In order to feel good, humans require interaction with nature. We have a genetically based affiliation with the natural world—a primal desire for the outdoors known as biophilia. This phenomenon describes our urge to connect with other life forms and manifests itself in our love of gardening and camping to owning pets, gifting flowers,… Continue Reading

Nebraska-Sized Area of Forest Disappeared in 2015

Climate Central: “A Nebraska-sized chunk of the world’s forests was decimated in 2015 because of wildfire, logging and expanding palm oil plantations, according to a new study. The loss is part of a continuing trend of deforestation that could have devastating implications for the climate. About 49 million acres of forest disappeared worldwide in 2015,… Continue Reading

Paper – I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy

Solove, Daniel J., ‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy. San Diego Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 745, 2007; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 289. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=998565 “In this short essay, written for a symposium in the San Diego Law Review, Professor Daniel Solove examines the nothing… Continue Reading

Paper – The spread of fake news by social bots

The spread of fake news by social bots, Chengcheng Shao, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Onur Varol, Alessandro Flammini, and Filippo Menczer. Indiana University, Bloomington. July 24, 2017. “The massive spread of fake news has been identified as a major global risk and has been alleged to influence elections and threaten democracies. Communication, cognitive, social, and computer… Continue Reading

Dramatic Rise in FOIA Lawsuits Filed by Nonprofit Advocacy Groups

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: “The number of FOIA lawsuits filed by nonprofit and advocacy organizations has generally grown over the past two decades, irrespective of which political party was in office – from the George W. Bush administration, through President Obama’s eight years, and continuing during Donald Trump’s first months as president. Nonprofit groups representing… Continue Reading