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July 6, 2015

16:35
Data Science Central – (A Wake-Up Call to Data Geeks Who Doubt) by Anne Russell “It’s official. Public concerns over the privacy of data used in digital approaches have reached an apex. Worried about the safety of digital networks, consumers want to gain control over what they increasingly sense as a loss of power over […]
16:26
“ThreatWatch is a snapshot of the data breaches hitting organizations and individuals, globally, on a daily basis. It is not an authoritative list, since many compromises are never reported or even discovered. The information is based on accounts published by outside news organizations and researchers. We have tried to provide you with a sample of […]
16:01
Hauke Engel, Per-Anders Enkvist, and Kimberly Henderson – “From the early days of seafaring trade, dealing with the weather has been an integral part of doing business. Today, however, concerns over climate change are taking this to a whole new level, and companies will have to adapt to growing regulatory, environmental, and consumer pressures. This […]
15:52
National Institute of Justice – From Warriors to Guardians: Recommitting American Police Culture to Democratic Ideals, by Sue Rahr, Stephen K. Rice. NCJ Number: 248654, April 2015 “In this paper, the authors advocate for a recommitment to democratic ideals within law enforcement to combat the culture and mindset that officers are warriors at war with […]
15:49
Washington Post: “For many Californians, the state’s long drought has meant small inconveniences such as shorter showers and restrictions on watering lawns. But in two rural valleys, the Coachella southeast of Los Angeles and the San Joaquin to the north, farmworkers and other poor residents are feeling its impact in a far more serious and […]
15:26
“The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Monday posted the public portions of annual resolution plans for 12 large financial firms.  Each plan must describe the company’s strategy for rapid and orderly resolution under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the event of material financial distress or failure of the company. […]
15:04
Bureau of Reclamation: Financial Information for Three California Water Programs, GAO-15-468R: Published: Jun 4, 2015. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 2015. Medicare Part B Drugs: Action Needed to Reduce Financial Incentives to Prescribe 340B Drugs at Participating Hospitals, GAO-15-442: Published: Jun 5, 2015. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 2015. Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Could More Consistently […]

July 5, 2015

17:54
Swire, Peter. The USA Freedom Act: A Partial Response to European Concerns about NSA Surveillance. Working Paper GTJMCE 2015-1. Sam Nunn School of International Affairs  – Georgia Institute of Technology. “In June 2015, the Congress adopted and President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act, the biggest pro-privacy change to U.S. intelligence law in nearly 40 […]
17:50
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation – July 5, 2015 – Annette L. Nazareth, Davis Polk & Wardwell:  “The week of June 15, 2015 saw two of the first publicly announced enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) to enforce security-based swap […]
10:02
Via LLRX – Human Resources Management Meets Big Data in Devising Systems to Identify Star Employees:  Alan Rothman provides much needed insight and perspective regarding the role of employee performance and productivity metrics, big data, and identifying future leaders within an organization. Although HR professionals and software applications have been engaged to deliver results that yield […]
09:55
Federal News Radio – “Members of the Senior Executive Service report much higher satisfaction at their agencies than the employees who work for them, a new report finds. Using numbers from its study, 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, researchers from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte Consulting LLP found the satisfaction […]
09:54
“With the rise of Wikipedia as a first-stop source for scientific knowledge, it is important to compare its representation of that knowledge to that of the academic literature. This article approaches such a comparison through academic references made within the worlds 50 largest Wikipedias. Previous studies have raised concerns that Wikipedia editors may simply use […]
09:54
EIA – “A publication of recent and historical energy statistics. This publication includes statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversion values.” Related – see also this GAO Report – Electricity – […]
09:53
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, July 2, 2015.

July 4, 2015

15:16
“In the past few years, interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has grown. Advances in battery and other technologies, new federal standards for carbon-dioxide emissions and fuel economy, state zero-emission-vehicle requirements, and the current administration’s goal of putting millions of alternative-fuel vehicles on the road have all highlighted PEVs as a transportation alternative. Consumers are […]
15:06
“The California Health and Safety Code Section 120325-75 requires students to provide proof of immunization for school and child care entry.  Additionally, California Health and Safety Code Section 120375 and California Code of Regulation Section 6075 require all schools and child care facilities to assess and report annually the immunization status of their enrollees.  [Here] […]
14:25
“On June 19, Harvard discovered an intrusion on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration information technology networks. Since discovering this intrusion, Harvard has been working with external information security experts and federal law enforcement to investigate the incident, protect the information stored on our systems, and strengthen IT environments across the University. […]
14:11
Two Part Series from The Intercept [Part 1 – XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications] and Part 2 – Behind the Curtain A Look at the Inner Workings of NSA’s XKEYSCORE “The sheer quantity of communications that XKEYSCORE [global Internet surveillance network run by NSA] processes, filters and queries is stunning. Around the […]
14:06
“Whether in a hotel or airport across the world, or in the coffee shop just down the street, chances are you’ve used free Wi-Fi hotspots. While convenient, they’re often unsecure. So how can you reduce your risk? Encryption — having your information scrambled into code — is key to staying secure online. Watch this video […]
13:46
Via the Google News Lab project – this Google’s data visualization aggregates popular global search trends specific to climate change –  “We wanted to show how this big issue looks when viewed through the lens of Google search data. Google data is so big — there are over 3 billion searches a day — that […]