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Media Manipulation | Data & Society
Efforts to exploit technical, social, economic and institutional configurations of media can catalyze social change, sow dissent, and challenge the stability of social institutions.
data  democracy  manipulation  media  research  society  internet 
december 2018 by insertrealname
Toward (a) Civic Trust – Sean McDonald – Medium - medium.com
Trust in institutions, globally, is at an all-time low. Government, business, journalism, and even non-profits, are all losing the public’s faith. The US Government, in particular, has hovered near…
civic  data  trusts 
october 2018 by insertrealname
The Data That Turned the World Upside Down - Motherboard
How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
facebook  politics  psychology  privacy  data  protection 
march 2018 by insertrealname
Russia’s Facebook Fake News Could Have Reached 70 Million Americans
Russian-funded covert propaganda posts on Facebook were likely seen by a minimum of 23 million people and might have reached as many as 70 million, according to analysis by an expert on the social-media giant’s complex advertising systems. That means up to 28 percent of American adults were swept in by the campaign.
facebook  data  advertising  politics  news  elections 
september 2017 by insertrealname
What is Math washing?
There is a widely held belief that because math is involved, algorithms are automatically neutral.
This widespread misconception allows bias to go unchecked, and allows companies and organizations to avoid responsibility by hiding behind algorithms.
social  society  data  surveillance 
june 2017 by insertrealname
Personal Data Literacy - Salim Virani
"[...]The same broken credit system that works against people is being rebuilt for jobs, insurance and healthcare, voting registration, and is going to unfairly and negatively affect us."
privacy  person  data 
may 2017 by insertrealname
Dismantling of Fishery Library 'Like a Book Burning,' Say Scientists
The Harper government has dismantled one of the world's top aquatic and fishery libraries as part of its agenda to reduce government as well as limit the role of environmental science in policy decision-making.
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Harper's Seven-Year War on Science
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OTHER FEDERAL LIBRARY CLOSURES AND CONSOLIDATIONS

CLOSED:

Canadian Heritage: The Library and Archives Canada Staff Resource Centre closed on Nov. 1, 2012. As of April 2013, the Public Service Commission (PSC) was in the process of closing. Plans regarding the disposition of PSC's library collection had not been finalized.

Citizenship and Immigration (CIC): The CIC library closed on March 31, 2012.

Environment Canada: The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy was eliminated. Its library was closed on March 31, 2013.

Foreign Affairs: The Documentation Service and library of the Canadian Cultural Centre at the Canadian Embassy in Paris closed on June 21, 2012.

Human Resources and Skills Development: HRSDC closed its libraries in Gatineau, Quebec, and Montreal on March 31, 2013.

National Capital Commission: The National Capital Commission Library closed in 2012.

Intergovernmental Affairs: The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is expected to significantly reduce and eventually close its library.

Public Works and Government Services: PWGSC closed its library on May 31, 2012.

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities: Transport Canada closed its library in 2012.

CONSOLIDATED:

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): The CRA is consolidating its nine existing libraries into one, the location of which has yet to be determined.

Environment Canada: Parks Canada will consolidate five libraries into one. Regional libraries located in Calgary, Winnipeg, Quebec City and Halifax will be consolidated into the Cornwall, Ontario location.

Fisheries and Oceans (DFO): The DFO will close seven of its libraries, leaving two principal and two subsidiary locations. Consolidation completed September 2012.

Natural Resources: Natural Resources Canada is set to close six of 14 libraries in 2012-2013: two in Ottawa, one in Varennes, Quebec; one in Edmonton, Alberta; and another in western Canada. In 2014, another Ottawa library will be closed.

Source: Canadian Association of University Teachers.

-- Andrew Nikiforuk

Last week the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which is closing five of its seven libraries, allowed scientists, consultants and members of the public to scavenge through what remained of Eric Marshall Library belonging to the Freshwater Institute at the University of Manitoba.
library  harper  canada  access  accessibility  data  science 
january 2017 by insertrealname
What's Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada's Science Libraries? | The Tyee
Scientists say the closure of some of the world's finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital built by Canadian taxpayers for future generations has been lost forever.
library  harper  accessibility  science  data 
january 2017 by insertrealname
Climate Reanalyzer
Climate Reanalyzer is a platform for visualizing climate and weather datasets. The site is coded and maintained by Dr. Sean Birkel through support from the Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, and the National Science Foundation.

On this site, you can access climate information using interfaces for reanalysis and historical station data. Maps, timeseries, and correlation analyses can be plotted for gridded models. Station data and model timeseries can be exported in CSV format for use in spreadsheet software.
climate  data  visualization  weather 
november 2016 by insertrealname
Stock Quotes for LibreOffice and OpenOffice
A CSV file approach is preferred as almost any modern spreadsheet program is able to import and read CSV data. A comma-separated values (CSV) is a plain text file of tabular data separated by line breaks, and a comma or a tab. This would make the stock quote data accessible to any modern spreadsheet program. i.e. LibreOffice, OpenOffice, and Gnumeric.
investment  stock  data 
october 2016 by insertrealname
Courses | School of Data - Evidence is Power
he School of Data aims to make your learning experience as tailored as possible through independent learning modules. Learning modules are all stand-alone and can be taken in any order. To make your learning experience easier, we curated modules into a series of courses - with a focus on data basics as well as specific skills.
analysis  data  spreadsheet  journalism 
september 2016 by insertrealname
Cozy - Simple, versatile, yours
We see Cozy evolving from a personal private cloud and app platform into a universal tool that can help you organize your life and make you more productive by automating routine tasks. It will act as your own personal assistant, providing the information you're looking for and offering advice when you need it. We want Cozy to be of use to both individual users and certain businesses as a solid foundation for building a vendor-neutral cloud platform.

Cozy will offer the ideal solution for virtual private server providers and cloud-enabled storage appliances. It will also serve as an alternative to proprietary services for mobile operating systems like Firefox OS and CyanogenMod. Cozy is already working with several large organizations that are experimenting with the future of their customer relations.
cloud  online  opensource  data  privacy 
september 2016 by insertrealname
Client for S3 compatible storage services - DragonDisk
DragonDisk is a powerful file manager for Amazon S3® and all cloud storage solutions that provide compatibility with S3 API.

It allows you to backup, share and organize your data thanks to an intuitive interface similar to Windows Explorer's. Its functions and ease of use will persuade you from the start, whether you are an amateur or a professional user.

DragonDisk is freeware and cross-platform, it works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
software  storage  data  archive  amazon  s3 
july 2016 by insertrealname
Privacy and Big Data - Stanford Law Review
Although the solutions to many modern economic and societal challenges may be found in better understanding data, the dramatic increase in the amount and variety of data collection poses serious concerns about infringements on privacy. In our 2013 Symposium Issue, experts weigh in on these important questions at the intersection of big data and privacy.
data  ethics  law  privacy 
september 2015 by insertrealname
Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
NASA's climate change portal: visualizations of science data, tutorials, etc.
climate  change  science  visualization  data  from delicious
september 2012 by insertrealname
datalibre.ca · OpenData Links & Resources
Extensive lists of sites and background reading materials.
open  data  links  resources  from delicious
february 2012 by insertrealname
Open311
This website is meant to facilitate an international effort to build open interoperable systems that allow citizens to more directly interact with their cities. Many 311 systems provide a broad range of information and services, but currently the primary focus here is coordinating a standardized, open-access, read/write model for citizens to report non-emergency issues.
government  api  data  collaboration  internet  311  open  from delicious
september 2011 by insertrealname
BAMS Annual State of the Climate Reports
Prepared for the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society by the U.S. National Climatic Data Center (of NOAA)
climate  science  environment  data  change  from delicious
september 2011 by insertrealname
LiDRC Lab
The LiDRC Lab is a collection of tools and demos we are working on in the Linked Data Research Centre, DERI at NUI Galway.<br />
Experimental Tools & Services<br />
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In the table below you'll find tools and services we are experimenting with. They are likely not stable and are subject to (rapid) change.
data  tool  linkeddata  open  from delicious
august 2011 by insertrealname
FlowingData | Data Visualization, Infographics, and Statistics
FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better - mainly through data visualization. Money spent, reps at the gym, time you waste, and personal information you enter online are all forms of data. How can we understand these data flows? Data visualization lets non-experts make sense of it all.
visualization  data  statistics  web2.0  blog  design  from delicious
august 2011 by insertrealname
Toronto Community Health Profiles Partnership
The Toronto Community Health Profiles Partnership is an open-access web site that makes detailed, area-level health data available to everyone. We provide health profiles of Toronto communities for Toronto communities, with relevant and timely information. Data-sharing partners include government, public health professionals, community health providers and researchers.<br />
Our goal is to support action to reduce health inequities in Toronto.
toronto  health  data  research  community  maps  statistics  from delicious
july 2011 by insertrealname
SweoIG/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData - W3C Wiki
The goal of the W3C SWEO Linking Open Data community project is to extend the Web with a data commons by publishing various open data sets as RDF on the Web and by setting RDF links between data items from different data sources.<br />
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RDF links enable you to navigate from a data item within one data source to related data items within other sources using a Semantic Web browser. RDF links can also be followed by the crawlers of Semantic Web search engines, which may provide sophisticated search and query capabilities over crawled data. As query results are structured data and not just links to HTML pages, they can be used within other applications.
data  w3c  semantic  standards  links  WWW  from delicious
may 2011 by insertrealname
DataArt - Mapline World Events
The World Events Visualiser aims to expose the connections between historical events. Each dot on the map represents a place and the list on the right hand side shows the people and events related to these places.
data  visualization  history  wikipedia  events  from delicious
may 2011 by insertrealname
DataArt - Visualisations (BBC Backstage)
Welcome to Data Art: This project is about BBC data and how it can be visualised in a creative and informative way. In blurring the boundary between art and information DataArt aims to reach both experts and non-experts alike to grow interest in a media area of increasing public importance. In recent years however, there has been a shift toward greater information transparency with many institutions opening their data to the public in order to promote public engagement and foster creativity.<br />
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BBC Learning recognises that the interpretation of this data is an increasingly important skill for us all and in this spirit the BBC DataArt project provides public access to interactive data visualizations of the BBC’s online resources be they news information from around the world, web articles, music data or video. We will focus principally on BBC web sources but we will also be cross-referencing with other publicly available data.
visualization  data  interface  news  from delicious
may 2011 by insertrealname
Cool Infographics - Blog
the Cool Infographics blog that highlights some of the best examples of data visualizations and infographics found in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet.
visualization  design  blog  information  data  statistics  maps  from delicious
december 2010 by insertrealname
Cable Search BETA
USA Diplomatic Cables (Wikileaks edition) full-text search facility
search  data  government  database  online 
december 2010 by insertrealname
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