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Daily Archives: February 25, 2018

Fast Company 2018 World’s Most Innovative Companies

“The 2018 edition of the World’s Most Innovative Companies spans more than 350 enterprises across 36 categories, from the world’s most valuable firm and its continuing transformation of consumer electronics to a small outfit selling natural gum to preserve rainforests. We hope you’re as inspired learning from these businesses as we were in selecting them.” More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors surveyed thousands of companies (many identified through a new, public submission process) across 36 categories. Their mandate: Identify the most notable innovations of the year, and trace their impact on businesses, industries, and the larger culture. This work led us to create 2018’s Top 50 and sector lists.”

SEC Adopts Statement and Interpretive Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosure

“On February 20, 2018 the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to approve a statement and interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents. “I believe that providing the Commission’s views on these matters will promote clearer and more robust disclosure by companies about cybersecurity risks and incidents, resulting… Continue Reading

New column on LLRX – Pete recommends – weekly highlights on cyber security issues

Via LLRX – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis, Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways our privacy and security is challenged and diminished, often without our… Continue Reading

A primer on political bots: Part one

Data Drive Journalism – “The rise of political bots brings into sharp focus the role of automated social media accounts in today’s democratic civil society. Events during the Brexit referendum and the 2016 U.S. Presidential election revealed the scale of this issue for the first time to the majority of citizens and policy-makers. At the… Continue Reading

CRS – Nutrition Labeling of Restaurant Menu and Vending Machine Items

CRS Report – Nutrition Labeling of Restaurant Menu and Vending Machine Items, February 5, 2018. “High rates of obesity and chronic diseases have prompted various federal, state, and local nutrition labeling initiatives. The 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (P.L. 101-535) required nutrition labeling of most foods and dietary supplements, but it did not require… Continue Reading

Block YouTube Channels, Videos and comments with Video Blocker “Video Blocker is a handy extension for Firefox and Google Chrome, and compatible browsers, that blocks YouTube channels, videos based on titles, and comments based on keywords on the site. While the blocking is not perfect, it still works considerably well most of the time.” Continue Reading

Search and explore faculty, staff, and adjunct salary data at thousands of colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education – Chronicle Data – Institutions are grouped under the most recent Carnegie Classification. User may search full time salaries, staff salaries, and adjunct salaries, by college, state, sector or Carnegie Classification, as well as display by college. Continue Reading

Redacted unclassified Democratic memo rebutting GOP narrative of Russia investigation

After a two week delay by the White House, on February 24, 2018 Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee released an unclassified and redacted memorandum titled “Correcting the Record on the Russia Investigations” strongly rebutting Republican claims that FBI and DOJ officials had abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process to mislead the… Continue Reading

NOAA – January was 5th warmest on record for the globe

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice coverage remain at record, near-record lows – “The average global temperature in January 2018 was 1.28 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 53.6 degrees, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. This average temperature was the fifth highest for the month of January in the NOAA’s… Continue Reading

Thomas, conservatives impatient at Supreme Court’s inaction on 2nd Amendment

CNN – What’s the Supreme Court done about the 2nd Amendment lately? Not much, to the deep frustration of Justice Clarence Thomas. “Thomas, joined by two of his colleagues, the National Rifle Association and many gun rights supporters believe that lower courts are thumbing their nose at a landmark 2008 Supreme Court opinion holding that… Continue Reading

Shedding Light on Smart City Privacy

Shedding Light on Smart City Privacy – “Cities and communities generate data through a vast and growing network of connected technologies that power new and innovative services ranging from apps that can help drivers find parking spots to sensors that can improve water quality. Such services improve individual lives and make cities more efficient. While… Continue Reading

The CD is Dead? Sure hope not!

Salon: The CD is dead? Not so fast: “Last week, Billboard dropped a two-part music retail bombshell. First, Target is reportedly looking to overhaul its financial arrangement with its music and video vendors. Basically, the shopping giant only wants to pay labels for what product stores actually sell, instead of buying inventory up front and… Continue Reading