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Why some words may be more memorable than others: Our brains use internet search engine strategies to remember words and memories of past experiences -- ScienceDaily

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 13:57
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Why some words may be more memorable than others Our brains use internet search engine strategies to remember words and memories of past experiences From: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200629120204.htm Why some words may be more memorable than others: Our brains use internet search engine strategies to remember words and memories of past experiences -- ScienceDaily

You Purged Racists From Your Website? Great, Now Get to Work | WIRED

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:10
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Truth needs an advocate and it should come in the form of an enormous flock of librarians descending on Silicon Valley to create the internet we deserve, an information ecosystem that serves the people.The blessing and curse of social media is that it must remain open so we can reap the most benefits; but openness must be tempered with the strong and consistent curation and moderation that these librarians could provide, so that everyone’s voice is protected and amplified.

 

Your internet data is rotting

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:29
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Free storage is a great offer, but sometimes you only get what you pay for. The internet is neither secure nor permanent. It never promised to be, and users should not assume that it will become so. Parts are rotting and corroding and collapsing as I type this. Just hope and plan to not be resting on that platform when it falls.
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What Public Libraries Will Lose Without Net Neutrality

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:27
Via the Verge, New York Public Library’s CEO and president Anthony Marx and associate director of information policy Greg Cram discuss the issue, explaining exactly which library resources an open internet protects, who would be hurt the most by net neutrality’s rollback, and why handing the internet to ISPs could threaten the basic foundation of American democracy.

The most important part of Facebook's disinformation strategy is what it leaves out

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:27
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But what we’re left with is the real prospect of foreign powers manipulating public discourse, and no clear way to fix it. As with false reporting, Facebook has laid out a plan for more aggressive action against fake accounts, but it’s running up against more serious limits. Even more than false information, disinformation campaigns happen largely outside of Facebook’s control. What should be a reassuring document ends up as an admission of defeat. This is what Facebook can do to fight the problem -- and what it can’t do.

That Wasn’t Mark Twain: How a Misquotation Is Born

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:49
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“When I started off, it was mysterious exactly where these misquotations were coming from, and it was interesting that sometimes you could find these clues that pointed to how they may have originated,” said Mr. O’Toole, an alias for Gregory F. Sullivan, a former teacher and researcher in the Johns Hopkins computer science department who now spends his time writing.
From That Wasn’t Mark Twain: How a Misquotation Is Born - The New York Times

European court says linking to illegal content is copyright infringement

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 09/10/2016 - 10:54
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In a decision that is already controversial, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in favor of copyright owners and against hyperlinks. The CJEU decision, though qualified, raises the strong possibility that publishers linking to infringing third party sites will also be liable for infringement.
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