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China’s National Library to Archive 200 Billion Weibo Posts

Sina Weibo is a Chinese microblogging website and one of the biggest social media platforms in China.  It will contribute 210 million news articles and 200 billion Weibo microblog posts to the National Library of China (NLC).  It’s a way

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Building a modern data registry: Go beyond data classification – Help Net Security

The focus of the article is privacy, particularly meeting privacy requirements to keep people’s data safe.  With privacy regulations being introduced globally there seems to be a surge in urgency to comply with the new laws.  A delicate balance must

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Posted in Classification, Knowledge Structures, Preservation, Uncategorized

It’s an Ad World

Facebook Expands Ad Archive to All Ads and Pages Last October, in the midst and fallout of understanding the full scope of Facebook’s role in the 2016 election, they launched a political ad archive. Their goal was to provide more

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What happens when a “database” has no identifiers: the ATF’s gun registry

The ATF’s record-keeping system lacks certain basic functionalities standard to every other database created in the modern age. Despite its vast size, and importance to crime fighters, it is less sophisticated than an online card catalog maintained by a small town public library.

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Librarians as Patron Advocates in the “Privacy Paradox”

The NPR post entitled “Privacy Paradox: What You Can Do About Your Data Right Now” while promoting an upcoming podcast, brings up some increasingly pressing consumer privacy concerns as companies develop technologies which collect and sell user information. Librarians are

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by Hugh McLeod

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