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Google's fully driverless car looking less realistic by the day | NetworkWorld
It's starting to look like the driverless car might not look like we had once hoped.
9 hours ago
Librarians Are Dedicated to User Privacy. The Tech They Have to Use Is Not. | Slate
Adobe has made it extremely easy for unwanted eyes to read over the shoulders of library patrons. Last week reports surfaced about how Adobe’s Digital Editions e-book software collects and transmits information about readers in plain text. That insecure transmission allows the government, corporations, or potential hackers to intercept information...
book 
13 hours ago
What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?
2 days ago
Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For | Medium
by Michael Mark Cohen “The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.” Chester Himes, If …
5 days ago
‘Unlawful’ WiFi hotspot blocking ruling highlights academic IT headaches | NetworkWorld
Managing the wireless environment at the average college or university can be a difficult task at the best of times, and when students and staff start using personal hotspots – the sort that provide wireless data access from the same -- it’s not the best of times.
5 days ago
"If systemd will be substituting sysvinit in Debian, we will fork the project and create a new distro."
A website made by Veteran Unix Admins to organize and protest against the decision to impose SystemD to Debian users.
5 days ago
Adobe, Privacy and the Big Yellow Taxi | Go To Hellman
Adobe, Privacy and the Big Yellow Taxi | Go To Hellman
7 days ago
Free Music Downloads Online for Educational Use | Royalty Free Music
Free Music Downloads Online for Educational Use | Royalty Free Music
audio  free 
7 days ago
Free Music Archive: an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads
Free Music Archive: an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads
audio  creativecommons 
7 days ago
fedora4vagrant: Simple setup for fedora commons 4 and Vagrant | GitHub
fedora4vagrant: Simple setup for fedora commons 4 and Vagrant | GitHub
9 days ago
Quora Keeps the World's Knowledge For Itself
RT : Until unblocks the Internet Archive, I won't be contributing to them further. Why it's important:
from twitter
9 days ago
Notes From A Boner | Captain Awkward
I wrote this to maybe read at last night's (EPIC!) Story Club, but the name-draw for open mic slots did not go my way. Still, I didn't want it to go to waste. So here, without ado (and without comments enabled , b/c it's a performance piece, not a discussion piece) you go. Notes From A…
9 days ago
Well Sorted - "Card Sorting tools for research and industry, allowing you to organise your world."
Well Sorted - "Card Sorting tools for research and industry, allowing you to organise your world."
9 days ago
“The Fifth ‘S’ – Strategy” or “Why We Must Proceed with KualiCo” [Foundation board member view] | Kuali 2.0 Blog
“The Fifth ‘S’ – Strategy” or “Why We Must Proceed with KualiCo” [Foundation board member view] | Kuali 2.0 Blog
10 days ago
Week #5 and I’m Still Listening | Kuali 2.0 Blog
Week #5 and I’m Still Listening | Kuali 2.0 Blog
10 days ago
At Educause conference, Kuali leaders attempt to assure college leaders about shifts | Inside Higher Ed
At Educause conference, Kuali leaders attempt to assure college leaders about shifts | Inside Higher Ed
10 days ago
KualiCo acquires rSmart to boost hosting capabilities | Inside Higher Ed
KualiCo acquires rSmart to boost hosting capabilities | Inside Higher Ed
10 days ago
Revealed: ISPs Already Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption And Make Everyone Less Safe Online | Techdirt
Revealed: ISPs Already Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption And Make Everyone Less Safe Online | Techdirt
from twitter
10 days ago
Revealed: ISPs Already Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption And Make Everyone Less Safe Online | Techdirt
ISPs Are Throttling Encryption, Breaking Net Neutrality And Making Everyone Less Safe | TechDirt
from twitter
11 days ago
Password Security: Why the horse battery staple is not correct | diogomonica
Password Security: Why the horse battery staple is not correct | diogomonica
12 days ago
What's CoreOS? An existential threat to Linux vendors | InfoWorld
By changing the meaning of a Linux distribution, CoreOS is making life difficult for Red Hat, Canonical, and the rest
13 days ago
Kuali Student Sunsetting $40 million project, moving to KualiCo | Phil Hill on e-Literate
The changes with Kuali are accelerating, and there are some big updates on the strategy. Earlier this week the Kuali Foundation distributed an Information Update obtained by e-Literate on many of the details of the transition to Kuali 2.0 and the … Continue reading →
14 days ago
Correcting Misinformation on the Adobe Privacy Gusher | Go To Hellman
Correcting Misinformation on the Adobe Privacy Gusher | Go To Hellman
14 days ago
Lessons from Swets: Libraries Need Subscription Security | Peer to Peer Review
I participated in a series of meetings last week to determine how the Duke Libraries would respond to the bankruptcy filing made by subscription agent Swets. We have been through this before, when Faxon/RoweCom failed, and many libraries lost a lot of money. Unfortunately, more money is going to be lost this time around. Perhaps it is time for us to think about how we got into this situation——and how to make sure we never end up back here again.
14 days ago
Not Your Mother's Library - The Atlantic
Not Your Mother's Library [on the Columbus Ohio library system] | The Atlantic
from twitter
14 days ago
Not Your Mother's Library [on the Columbus Ohio library system] | The Atlantic
How Columbus, Ohio, is building community spaces for the 21st century
14 days ago
Usus: a community website offering help on COUNTER/SUSHI library usage standards
Usus: a community website offering help on COUNTER/SUSHI library usage standards
16 days ago
New and Old: Serious Reader Privacy Concerns Both Inside and Outside the Library | InfoDocket
UPDATE 2 October 7 (8:00 pm) Adobe just provided us with the portion of the End User License Agreement (EULA) that appears when you install the software that they say is most relevant to today s story. Full text below. UPDATE October 7 (5:30 pm) At the bottom of this post you ll find the full text of a statement released by Adobe about the Digital Editions story.
17 days ago
ADE4_and_overdrive - Andromeda_Y's library
RT : Downloaded Wireshark, ADE4, and a public library ebook. Went to see what I could see.
from twitter
17 days ago
Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries | The Digital Reader
Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries | The Digital Reader
17 days ago
Is Encrypting Phones OK? | Tim Bray
Is Encrypting Phones OK? | Tim Bray
18 days ago
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
RT : Mellon has a new Web site at with a searchable grants database and a summary of our strategic plan. Feedback welcome.
from twitter
18 days ago
Least useful hack ever puts Windows 95 on your smartwatch | The Verge
Least useful hack ever puts Windows 95 on your smartwatch | The Verge
18 days ago
This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons | Gizmodo
Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of an era.
19 days ago
NSA conducts massive surveillance without ANY Congressional oversight | BoingBoing
An ACLU Freedom of Information request reveals that the NSA considers Reagan's "Executive Order 12333" (previously) its "primary source" of spying authority -- and so it conducts this surveillance without reporting to Congress on it.
20 days ago
Comcast Wi-Fi serving self-promotional ads via JavaScript injection | Ars Technica
The practice raises security, net neutrality issues as FCC mulls Internet reforms.
javascript 
21 days ago
Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features | InfoWorld
Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features | InfoWorld
from twitter
21 days ago
Your iOS 8 Data is Not Beyond Law Enforcement’s Reach… Yet. | Jonathan Zdziarski's Domain
Your iOS 8 Data is Not Beyond Law Enforcement’s Reach… Yet. | Jonathan Zdziarski's Domain
ios 
21 days ago
Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features | InfoWorld
The privacy improvements in the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system provide necessary, but limited, protection to customers, experts say.
ios 
21 days ago
MIT Students Battle State's Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner's Source Code | WIRED
Four MIT students behind an award-winning Bitcoin mining tool will face off against New Jersey state authorities in court today when they attempt to fight back against a subpoena demanding their source code. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing 19-year-old MIT student Jeremy Rubin and three classmates in a remarkable case that stands out for…
21 days ago
Librarians won’t stay quiet about government surveillance | New York Times
How librarians became one of the loudest voices in the surveillance debate.
21 days ago
FCC: Marriott used Wi-Fi jammers to block customers’ personal hotspots | Gigaom
The FCC fined Marriott hotels $600,000 for using Wi-Fi jammers to slow down and cripple personal Wi-Fi hotspots at conventions and events.
21 days ago
Akamai shows global and US internet speeds increasing | ZDnet
Akamai's latest report shows the Internet speeding up almost everywhere in the latest quarter. But, fast enough and in enough places to meet our hunger for Internet video? That's another matter.
video 
21 days ago
For God's Sake, Stop Digitizing Paper | AVPreserve
Paper is a comparatively stable format. Why are we currently digitizing so much of it rather than reallocating those resources to audio and video materials that need reformatting?
video 
21 days ago
The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose | Wired
Two independent researchers say that publicly releasing the code that enables BadUSB attacks will hasten a fix.
22 days ago
Confused by cloud computing price comparisons? Here they are in one easy-peasy chart | Gigaom
RBC Capital Markets boils down the basics of cloud computing -- storage, compute, I/O and a few other features -- to come up with one unit of cloud pricing that can be compared across vendors. Check out the results.
22 days ago
The NSA and Me, by James Bamford | The Intercept
The NSA and Me, by James Bamford | The Intercept
22 days ago
Ello, goodbye. [on startups taking venture capital] | Aral Balkan
Ello, goodbye. [on startups taking venture capital] | Aral Balkan
22 days ago
The government says iPhone encryption helps criminals. They're wsong | Box
The director of the FBI is blasting Apple for beefing up iPhone security. But unbreakable iPhone encryption isn't a threat to public safety.
22 days ago
Adam Carolla Gets It On with Personal Audio Settlement | JDSupra
As part of their settlement, Adam Carolla and Personal Audio LLC agreed to not make any public statements concerning their patent infringement lawsuit until September 30th. On...
22 days ago
The Visible Ops Handbook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
. Quick intro to ITIL -> The Visible Ops Handbook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
from twitter
22 days ago
Emergent [a real-time rumor tracker experiment]
Emergent [a real-time rumor tracker experiment]
22 days ago
Why I feel like an Open Source Failure [text of presentation to #SCHOSS symposium] | Jennie Rose Halperin
Why I feel like an Open Source Failure [text of presentation to #SCHOSS symposium] | Jennie Rose Halperin
SCHOSS 
23 days ago
Your iPhone is now encrypted. The FBI says it'll help kidnappers. Who do you believe? | Trevor Timm
Trevor Timm: Apple and Google have finally encrypted your phone data by default. And that’s a bad thing?
23 days ago
Think Like (a) Git [making Git more understandable]
Think Like (a) Git [making Git more understandable]
24 days ago
6 habits of excellence to gain contributors for your open source project [lessons from Ansible ] | Opensource(dot)com
6 habits of excellence to gain contributors for your open source project [lessons from Ansible ] |…
24 days ago
10 Useful Features Hidden in VLC, The Swiss Army Knife of Media Players | How-To Geek
There’s a good chance you already use the VLC media player. But VLC isn’t just a media player — it’s a complete Swiss Army Knife for digital videos and music, filled with useful and fun features you haven’t found yet.
26 days ago
Rethinking the origins of the universe [wha? no black holes?] | UNC News Release
Rethinking the origins of the universe [wha? no black holes?] | UNC News Release
26 days ago
Choosing an OSS license doesn’t need to be scary [suggested guidelines]
A site to provide non-judgmental guidance on choosing a license for your open source project
28 days ago
Sep 25: Presentation by Stuart Miller - FOSS4Lib Discussion Site
A study in open source community contrasts: Kuali OLE and VuFind (Stuart Miller at )
SCHOSS  from twitter
29 days ago
FOSS4Lib Discussion Site
. Can you say more about ? Feel free to create a topic on for advice from attendees.
catalog_pull_platform  OpenSource  from twitter
29 days ago
Georgia Tech Professional Education Webcasts
questions for Megan Hand? Ask them here: Join the symposium happening now!
SCHOSS  OpenSource  from twitter
4 weeks ago
Sep 24: Presentation by Megan Forbes - FOSS4Lib Discussion Site
questions for Megan Hand? Ask them here: Join the symposium happening now!
SCHOSS  from twitter
4 weeks ago
LYRASIS Events
Two Day Webinar: Supporting Cultural Heritage Open Source Software Symposium (SCHOSS) - September 24 & 25, 2014 (12…
from twitter
4 weeks ago
Educause, Gates Foundation to examine history and future of the LMS | Inside Highered
Educause, Gates Foundation to examine history and future of the LMS | Inside Highered
4 weeks ago
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