No, not stealing a bike, a bike sneak is a way to make sure bicyclists cross streetcar and train tracks at the correct angle. Of course, it’s being implemented in Seattle. As a bonus, a blog post ❤ of Seattle.
We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker Wold of Lulzsec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency by Parmy Olsen tracks the rise of cyber-attacks by Anonymous in the name of freedoms. Ms. Olsen talks to the “insiders” about why and how they do what they do. A fascinating read, with information and details not found in traditional media.
This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information by Andy Greenberg follows the rise, and surprising starts of several individuals involved with WikiLeaks. The book reads as more of a multi-person biography rather than a history of outing secrets.
I would recommend these books for readers who know only a bit about Anonymous or WikiLeaks. As I follow many privacy and activist blogs, the information was not new to me, just in a different form. Both books were easy to follow even with the multitude of people involved.
At least in New Jersey because it makes it harder to identify you with facial recognition software. An interesting approach. I wonder how many states will follow suit?
And driver’s license security was the topic of a recent GAO report as well. In light of the REAL ID Act, the GAO recommends the Department of Homeland Security create a national database with photos, Social Security documents, and other verifying information so States can verify the identity of the people apply for driver’s licenses.
The University of Victoria Faculty of Law, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, conducted a survey of the technology the incoming class would use, including the use of tablets and e-readers. The results shouldn’t be surprising to those of us in law libraries, as I see more and more students with tablets and e-readers. The full survey results are also available.
The Droid Lawyer argues law schools need to catch up with technology. I agree. The case-books we have could easily be transferred to digital formats.
But then the problems start. Libraries are having a a heck of a time getting publishers to sell eBooks to them, as the publishers don’t understand that eBooks sold to libraries increase eBook purchases (see Pew Internet report). An open letter from the ALA president to publishers underscores this, and makes the point that by not selling eBooks to libraries, publishers are in a manner banning books. via Law Librarian Blog
And this week is Banned Books Week, so this is even more relevant.
This looks particularly interesting especially for people with limited movement abilities in thier hands. It replaces the mouse and keyboard with a motion detector, sso those with limited range of motion or fine motor skills can access the computer more easily. A review from Cnet likes it as well. Via Reddit
The TPP is a treaty signed by countries in Asia, Oceana, and North America. The text of the trade agreement doesn’t appear to be made public, but the IP section has been leaked. Interesting info graphic from EFF is includedsin the link.