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Oracle’s Internet Intelligence Map presents a real-time view of online threats

Venture Beat: “Distributed denial of service attacks. Malware. State-imposed internet blackouts. It’s hard to keep abreast of every bad actor and natural disaster impacting the internet, but Oracle is making it a bit easier with the launch of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Internet Intelligence Map, a real-time graphical representation of service interruptions and emerging threats. It’s now available for free…”

CRS – False Statements and Perjury: An Overview of Federal Criminal Law

CRS report via FAS – False Statements and Perjury: An Overview of Federal Criminal Law, Charles Doyle, Senior Specialist in American Public Law. May 11, 2018. “Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly warned President Trump’s lawyers in a March meeting that if the President declined to participate in a voluntary interview, Mueller could issue a subpoena… Continue Reading

Copyright Office Virtual Catalog

About the Virtual Catalog [Proof of Concept]: “The U.S. Copyright Card Catalog provides an index to copyright registrations and other public records pertaining to ownership of intellectual property. The catalog enables users to identify original copyright registration records and other U.S. Office records from 1870 through 1977. The information in these records typically includes: author(s),… Continue Reading

Tracking the Journeys of Migratory Birds

Data Innovation: “National Geographic has created a series of data visualizations illustrating how migratory birds make their thousand-mile flights to follow the “green wave”—the seasonal growth of vegetation around the planet. The maps demonstrate how the birds often take the most direct path, despite the prevalence of storms and predators, to conserve energy. The animations… Continue Reading

Gardening: The Wonderdrug

“In a world of instant communication, we are constantly exposed to the latest cures for whatever ails us – the latest wonderdrugs. Most are costly and many come with dire risks and side effects. Yet sometimes age-old simple cures can work wonders too. Gardening is turning out to be one of the best drugs available… Continue Reading

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Nathan Yau – Flowing Data: “Data is a representation of real life. It’s an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything in a spreadsheet, which leads to uncertainty in the numbers. How well does a sample represent a full population? How likely is it that a dataset represents the truth? How much do you trust… Continue Reading

Apple acknowledges Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

Follow-up to previous posting – Tech giants responding to massive chip vulnerability alert – via the Washington Post: “…On Thursday, Apple confirmed that all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but that no known exploits have impacted its customers. In a post on its website, Apple said updates to its operating systems for iPhones… Continue Reading

DC guide on how to pre-pay property taxes in 2017

“After Congress passed tax reform legislation, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWitt announced that District property owners can pre-pay their property taxes in preparation for the upcoming tax year. The tax reform legislation limits the amount of state and local income and real property taxes that individuals may… Continue Reading

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Share of Americans living without a partner has increased, especially among young adults

Pew Fact Tank – “In the past 10 years, the share of U.S. adults living without a spouse or partner has climbed to 42%, up from 39% in 2007, when the Census Bureau began collecting detailed data on cohabitation. Two important demographic trends have influenced this phenomenon. The share of adults who are married has… Continue Reading

CrimeSolutions.gov helps justice professionals improve effectiveness

“It’s important to celebrate milestones, and CrimeSolutions.gov has hit a big one — 500 rated programs. That’s 500 opportunities for the criminal and juvenile justice and victim service practitioners and policymakers we serve to learn about what works, what doesn’t, and what’s promising. While I am relatively new to the National Institute of Justice, I… Continue Reading

24/7 Wall St – 15 Cities Where You Can See the Total Solar Eclipse

“Eclipse-mania is sweeping the United States. From Oregon to South Carolina, 14 states will experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. It will be the first event of its kind in the continental U.S. since 1979. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, fully or partially blocking… Continue Reading