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Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

National Information Center – central repository of data about banks and other institutions in which Federal Reserve has supervisory, regulatory, or research interest

“The National Information Center (NIC) provides comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the U.S. The NIC Public Web Site is an interface to the NIC data, which may be accessed by selecting “Institution Search“,”USBA Search“, or “HCs > $10B” from the menu bar. When navigating the site, click on the “Help” link at the bottom of any page to learn more about the features in that page. Click on “FAQ” (frequently asked questions) to see if there is an answer to a question that you may have.”

Bank of America, Samsung pilot iris-scan logins

American Banker – “This month, Bank of America will begin piloting technology from Samsung that lets customers log in to mobile banking by taking a picture of their eye. The pilot is part of a broader effort to gauge customers’ affinity for various forms of biometric authentication, says Michelle Moore, head of digital banking at… Continue Reading

Can Law Librarians Help Law Become More Data Driven?

Slideshare [290 pages] – Can Law Librarians Help Law Become More Data Driven? An Open Question in Need of a Solution – Professor Daniel Martin Katz, Chicago-Kent College of Law. Continue Reading

New Tool for Looking at Federal Cybersecurity Spending

“With malicious hacking and other cyber threats on the rise, Taxpayers for Common Sense recently turned our attention to how much the federal government spends to keep us safe from cyber threats and where it spends that money.  Our analysts spent two years reviewing hundreds of thousands of pages of federal budget documents in an attempt to answer those questions. When… Continue Reading

UK Open standards for government

“The UK government is selecting a set of open standards for use in government technology. The aim is to apply these consistently across government bodies, making our services better for users. The profiles listed here include the open standards that have been chosen after a period of peer review and public comment through the Standards… Continue Reading

Pew – State of the News Media 2017

“Since 2004, Pew Research Center has issued an annual report on key audience and economic indicators for a variety of sectors within the U.S. news media industry. These data speak to the shifting ways in which Americans seek out news and information, how news organizations get their revenue, and the resources available to American journalists… Continue Reading

Partisan Shifts in Views of the Nation, but Overall Opinions Remain Negative

Pew – “Republicans have become far more upbeat about the country and its future since before Donald Trump’s election victory. By contrast, Democrats have become much less positive. As a result, opinions among the public overall have shown little change – and remain about as negative they were in Barack Obama’s final year in office.… Continue Reading

Latest Congressionally mandated report again supports current and future impacts of climate change

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report – “The Times has reviewed an alarming draft report by government scientists who say climate change is happening now and severely affecting the United States, but the Trump administration must sign off on it before it can be released – The New York Times reports: “The draft… Continue Reading