Category «Librarian Resources»

You have rights when you go to vote – and many people are there to help if there’s trouble at the polls

Despite all the challenges to this year’s election – long lines, calls for voter intimidation, baseless claims of fraud – voting is a fundamental civil right. As a political scientist who studies campaigns and elections, Daniel R. Birdsong has confidence in American democracy. Lots of people are working at the polls and behind the scenes to ensure election 2020 runs smoothly and safely. In this article Birdsong outlines your rights as a voter and explain where to turn if you encounter trouble at the polls.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Congress, Constitutional Law, Free Speech, KM, Legal Research, Librarian Resources

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 26, 2020

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – 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 technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: The High Privacy Cost of a “Free” Website; Think Twice Before Using Facebook, Google, or Apple to Sign In Everywhere; Cybercrime and the Law: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the 116th Congress; and FinCEN Files Show How Criminals Use Big-Name Banks To Manage Global Financial Corruption.

Subjects: Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, CRS Reports, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Government Resources, Intellectual Property, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, United States Law

Internet Archive Open Library lawsuit moves forward; arguments set for November 2021

Chris Meadows discusses the ongoing case by four publishers, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons and Penguin Random House, against the Internet Archives Open Library respective to the scanning, public display, and distribution of entire literary works. As noted, this is “a potentially sensitive, and complex litigation.” The future of the Internet Archive may hang in the balance. This case is shining light on the heightened importance of evaluating fair use during a pandemic that is keeping vast books collections out of users reach for the unforeseeable future, while most education is confined to distance learning.

Subjects: Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, Distance Learning, Education, KM, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, Search Engines, Virtual Library

Statistics Resources and Big Data on the Internet 2020

This expansive listing by Marcus P. Zillman focuses on statistics and big data datasets available free on the internet, covering multiple disciplines, for teaching, learning and reference. These data are published and maintained by sources that include: the U.S. and foreign governments, academic, corporate, NGOs, and open source communities.

Subjects: AI, Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, Economy, Education, Financial System, Legal Research, Open Source, Search Engines

Mining Data on the Internet 2020

Data mining is a constantly evolving discipline applied in many fields including finance, law, healthcare, marketing, science and engineering, the retail industry, telecommunications, social media, and government. This guide by Marcus P. Zillman encompasses free, fee based and consultancy related sources to assist info pros, researchers, data analysts, knowledge managers and CI/BI experts to effectively identify, analyze and apply reliable, value added data within the scope of their respective work products.

Subjects: AI, Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, Data Mining, Economy, Financial System, Internet Resources, KM, Legal Research, Open Source

Why Steve Bannon faces fraud charges: 4 questions answered

Federal prosecutors in New York have arrested former senior Trump adviser Steve Bannon and three other men, and charged them with allegedly defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors to an online fundraising campaign to build portions of wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a University of Notre Dame law professor who researches nonprofits, explains what’s going on and what the consequences could be.

Subjects: Business Research, Financial System, Legal Research, United States Law

Finding Email Addresses

Across most sectors, customer support is no longer provided by human contacts but rather leads customers into endless telephone loops of menus, dealing with chatbots, or receiving emails from “no-reply” addresses. Finding email addresses for actual people is very difficult but Michael Ravnitzky’s article features proven tools and techniques to locate and use the email address of individuals within organizations who should be responding to your issues and complaints and providing you with a satisfactory resolution.

Subjects: AI, Business Research, E-Commerce, Email, Search Engines, Search Strategies

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 23, 2020

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – 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 technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Instagram requires government ID to verify suspicious accounts; How to Clean Up Your Social Media Accounts Without Deleting Them; CBP Shifts to Enterprise Approach to Manage Phone Searches at U.S. Borders; and Amazon shares your private info unless you do these steps.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Information Management, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 1, 2020

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – 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 technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: New ‘Shadow Attack’ can replace content in digitally signed PDF files; Election admins vulnerable to email attacks; A Test and Trace Strategy for Reconnecting to Government Networks; and Is That ‘Contact Tracer’ Really a Scammer? How to Tell.

Subjects: AI, Competitive Intelligence, Computer Security, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Email Security, Healthcare, KM, Privacy, Social Media