December 13, 2017

Library Copyright Alliance Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee Regarding Stop Online Piracy Act

LCA Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee Regarding SOPA (PDF) I write on behalf the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), consisting of three major library associations—the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries—that collectively represent over 139,000 libraries in the United States employing over 350,000 librarians and […]

Major Book Publisher Files Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuit & Full Text of Complaint Filed in Court

Update: Here’s a Copy of the Complaint Filed in U.S. District Court (Southern District, NY) on October 27, 2011 John Wiley and Sons, Inc., v. John Does Nos. 1-27 (18 pages; PDF) From a TorrentFreak Post: John Wiley and Sons, one of the world’s largest book publishers, have sued 27 BitTorrent users at a federal […]

"Carnegie Mellon Report Finds Internet Privacy Tools are Confusing, Ineffective for Most People"

From a Carnegie Mellon University Announcement: Internet users who want to protect their privacy by stopping advertisers and other companies from tracking their online behavior will have great difficulty doing so with commonly available “opt-out” tools, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report. User testing found that privacy options in popular browsers, as well as online […]

List of .gov.uk domain names

List of .gov.uk domain names The UK Government manages the .gov.uk domain name registry in order to signify digital services that are part of the administration of the state, so that they can be identified as authoritative and trustworthy. The rules governing which organisations are eligible to register .gov.uk domain names and those names that […]

Internet Statistics: Mary Meeker's "Internet Trends Report" 2011 + Video

From Deal Book (NY Times): Mary Meeker, a Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner, released her latest report on “Internet Trends” on Tuesday. The 66-page report, distributed in conjunction with her appearance at a technology conference in San Francisco, touched on the rise of China, the vast potential of the smartphone market, the migration of […]

New Study: "The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices"

New Study: “The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices” The research study “The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices” is the result of collaboration between the Internet Society (ISOC), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UNESCO. [Clip] During the joint workshop at the IGF 2011 Janis […]

Web Communications & New Media/Dot Gov Task Force: HHS Interim Progress Report

Web Communications & New Media/Dot Gov Task Force: HHS Interim Progress Report Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has formally notified GSA that it is relinquishing 21 domains. HHS is in the process of relinquishing additional sites and expects to have relinquished a total of […]

Paper — Six Provocations for Big Data

Six Provocations for Big Data The era of Big Data has begun. Computer scientists, physicists, economists, mathematicians, political scientists, bio-informaticists, sociologists, and many others are clamoring for access to the massive quantities of information produced by and about people, things, and their interactions. Diverse groups argue about the potential benefits and costs of analyzing information […]

Charts: "What Was Popular on the Internet in September 2011"

The team at Website Monitoring has posted their monthly compilation of six web “popularity” charts for the month of September. Charts are also available for Top 25 Sites (via Alexa) and Web browsers market share in September 2011 (via Statcounter). Direct to Complete Blog Post (All Six Charts On One Page) Via Website Monitoring Blog

Self-reported Internet victimization in Canada, 2009

Self-reported Internet victimization in Canada, 2009 Most Canadians use the Internet regularly (Middleton 2010). According to results from the 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey, 8 out of 10 Canadian households had access to the Internet (Statistics Canada 2011).1 However, the advent of new information technologies is also creating new opportunities for crime and new risks […]