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Daily Archives: June 9, 2022

First Open Testimony Before January 6 Committee

C-SPAN – January 6 Hearings – First Open Testimony Before January 6 Committee. Held June 9, 2022. After months of closed door investigations, the House January 6 Committee held its first hearing with public testimony about what transpired-and why-during the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Users may search the transcript by choosing text, people or graphical timeline, filter by speaker, or search the text.

Stablecoins: Legal Issues and Regulatory Options

CRS Legal Sidebar – Stablecoins: Legal Issues and Regulatory Options, Part 1 – June 9, 2022 -“…stablecoins—cryptocurrencies whose value is pegged to a reference asset like the U.S. dollar.While stablecoin issuers attempt to maintain these pegs in different ways, most of the regulatory attention has focused on coins that are putatively backed with reserves of… Continue Reading

Google Earth Engine is taking its closest look yet at how landscapes are changing

Popular Science, June 9, 2022: “Today, Google Earth is launching a project called Dynamic World, a new endeavor that creates maps that come paired with a novel deep learning AI model. It’s able to classify land cover by type (water, urban, forest, crops) at a resolution of 10 meters, or 32 feet. That means each… Continue Reading

The ultimate science-backed guide to emotional intelligence at work

Fast Company: “Emotional intelligence is a mission-critical skill to hone for strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, and connection in the workplace. It might just build some momentum that advances your career, too. Here’s all you need to know about emotional intelligence—what it is, why it matters, and how to cultivate it on the job…” Continue Reading

With Google dominating search, the internet needs crawl neutrality

Fast Company: “Today, one company—Google—controls nearly all of the world’s access to information on the internet. Their monopoly in search means for billions of people, their gateway to knowledge, to products, and their exploration of the web is in the hands of one company. Most agree, this lack of competition in search is bad for… Continue Reading

Cloud computing: Here’s the security threat you should be most worried about

ZDNet: “Poor identity, access and credential management is the biggest cybersecurity challenge for cloud computing, after the shift to remote working has redefined the workplace and changed priorities around the use of cloud applications and services, warns new research. Cloud computing is now a business essential, but keeping your data and applications secure is vital.… Continue Reading

The State of the World’s Forests 2022

FAO. 2022. The State of the World’s Forests 2022. Forest pathways for green recovery and building inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies. Rome, FAO. “There will be no healthy economy on an unhealthy planet. Environmental deterioration is contributing to climate change, biodiversity loss and the emergence of new diseases. Forests and trees can play crucial roles… Continue Reading

The One Video You Need to Watch From Last Night’s Capitol Riot Hearing

Gizmodo: “Last night [June 9, 2022], almost every major TV network devoted three hours to a congressional hearing by the January 6th Committee, which is investigating the attempted coup by Donald Trump and his supporters after the former president lost the election in 2020. But if you missed the broadcast, there’s only one video you… Continue Reading

Secretary Haaland Issues Order to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics, Protect Public Lands and Waters

“On World Ocean Day today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued Secretary’s Order 3407, which aims to reduce the procurement, sale and distribution of single-use plastic products and packaging with a goal of phasing out single-use plastic products on Department-managed lands by 2032. The Order is part of the implementation of President Biden’s Executive… Continue Reading