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Daily Archives: July 6, 2022

How to clear your browser cache

The Verge: “One of the best ways to restore space to your computer or phone — or to fix a problem that may have been caused by a temporary file screwing up the works — is also one of the simplest: to clear the browser cache. However, unless you’ve been instructed sometime in the past to clear your cache, you may be unaware of this otherwise invisible feature. Here’s how to clear your cache on the major browsers and on your Android or iOS devices. We’ve also included instructions on how to clear the data for a single site if you need to…”

Research finds people lie just a little bit day-to-day — except for a few prolific liars

“You know poker players lie, but how about family, friends or acquaintances? Are they lying? A new study co-authored by a UW-La Crosse faculty member may provide some reassurance. Most communication is honest and most lies are told by a few prolific liars, says UWL Professor Tony Docan-Morgan, who recently co-authored the publication,  “Unpacking variation in… Continue Reading

2022 Edition – A Democracy Crisis In The Making

This report is a partnership between the States United Democracy Center, Law Forward and Protect Democracy: “…We issued our first Report less than four months after the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, itself a violent attempt to subvert the voters’ choice. In that Report, we identified 148 bills that had been filed… Continue Reading

The Gun Violence Archives

“The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 7,500 law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. GVA is an independent data collection and research group with no affiliation with any advocacy organization”  The… Continue Reading

Gergely Dudás – Dudolf

Via Digg: Take your mind off the news, misinformation, disinformation, social media…work perhaps. Gergely Dudás offers visual brain teasers for you to ponder, and solve (he does provide solutions). He does this using colorful, whimsical, delightful graphical images, each containing a sort of puzzle challenge. The solutions are not easy, but a fun and distracting… Continue Reading

Apple’s iPhone “lockdown” mode protects potential hacking targets

Axios: “Apple is adding a special “lockdown” mode designed for people such as dissidents, journalists or human rights workers who could become the targets of high-end spyware, such as NSO Group’s Pegasus. Why it matters: The new option, coming to Macs, iPads and iPhones with this year’s fall software update, could make it much harder… Continue Reading

With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack

The New York Times: “…As highly visible and politicized book bans have exploded across the country, librarians — accustomed to being seen as dedicated public servants in their communities — have found themselves on the front lines of an acrimonious culture war, with their careers and their personal reputations at risk. They have been labeled… Continue Reading