Monday, January 27, 2014

Simple Infographic.
You’re Being Watched Online
Yes, everything you do online is being tracked. Your searches, the videos you watch, transactions, social events, even crime. Scandalous crimes. With a little help, especially with our guides, you’re still able to remain anonymous on the Internet.

Self-Destruct: The Future Of Personal Communication
… The following are some of the best self-destructing social media services that are proving quite popular.

I say, “No problem! And where can I sign up?” Aereo is “Betamax in the Cloud.” How is that a new issue?
CRS – Internet Television Streaming and Copyright Law
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 26, 2014
Aereo and FilmOn X: Internet Television Streaming and Copyright Law. Emily M. Lanza, Legislative Attorney. January 13, 2014
“Companies such as Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon have changed how many people watch television programming by offering on-demand, online streaming to their computers, mobile devices, and gaming consoles. Aereo and FilmOn X also stream television programming over the Internet for a monthly subscription fee. Unlike the other companies, however, the technology of Aereo and FilmOn permits subscribers to watch both live broadcast television and already-aired programming without licenses. This development in technology has triggered multiple lawsuits alleging copyright violations by these companies. The litigation reveals not only multiple interpretations of copyright law and its application to new and developing technologies, but also a possible “loophole” in the law, which some have accused Aereo and FilmOn of exploiting. The Copyright Act of 1976 provides copyright holders with the exclusive right to control how their work is reproduced, adapted, distributed, publicly displayed, or publicly performed. The issue before the courts in the lawsuits against Aereo and FilmOn X is whether a retransmission of copyrighted broadcasts over the Internet without a prior agreement with the copyright holder violated the copyright holder’s right of public performance.”

Amusing. Either Apple sent a great salesman or LA sent idiots.
How Much Do 1:1 iPad Classrooms Cost?
A recent look at what Los Angeles is paying for students’ iPads in its 1:1 program found that the cost far exceeds what other nearby districts are paying for programs offering iPads, Chromebooks or other laptops. Now, Los Angeles is surveying dozens of other school districts to find out what they’re paying.
… Here’s a look at six 1:1 programs across the country.

Shorter than an elevator pitch, but interesting.
100 Data Innovations – January 2014 Edition
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 26, 2014
“Businesses, government agencies, and non-profits in countries around the world are transforming virtually every facet of the economy and society through innovative uses of data. These changes, brought about by new technologies and techniques for collecting, storing, analyzing, disseminating, and visualizing data, are improving the quality of life for billions of individuals around the world, opening up new economic opportunities, and creating more efficient and effective governments. Policymakers can help support these efforts by fostering the development of human capital, encouraging the advancement of innovative technology, and promoting the availability of data itself for use and reuse. This list provides a sampling, in no particular order, of some of the most interesting and important contributions data-driven innovations have made in the past year.”

Tools for Big Data!
New on LLRX – Knowledge Discovery Resources 2014
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 26, 2014
Via - Knowledge Discovery Resources 2014 – An Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation: Marcus P. Zillman’s new guide focuses on a comprehensive, reliable and actionable group of the most current resources for knowledge discovery available on the Web. The sources that Zillman highlights range from academe to non-profits, advocacy groups and the corporate sector. This guide covers topics that include: Data Mining, Web Mining, Knowledge Discovery, Data Analysis, Data Management, Big Data, Open Source and Curation, and P2P knowledge management.

Dilbert explains how Human Resources will use Big Data.

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