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What will become of empathy in a world of smart machines? 

2 hours 2 min ago
Artificial intelligence can only go so far. The future of technology will lie in the interplay of software and capable humans.
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The Chaotic Wisdom of Wikipedia

October 8, 2015 - 2:39pm
How Wikipedia's editors built an online universe that anyone could use, and then everyone did.
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The problem with our data-driven world 

October 7, 2015 - 7:11pm
In this data-obsessed world, we must keep in mind the ways that data can be manipulated to fool us.
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October Book Display

October 1, 2015 - 7:22pm
See our National Bullying Prevention Awareness month book display in the Todd Library.
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Banned Books, 2015: The first book banned and burned in the New World was published in London in 1650.

September 29, 2015 - 2:35pm
The first book banned and burned in the New World was published in London in 1650: William Pynchon’s “The Meritorious Price of Our Redemption,” a critique of Puritanism.
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It is Banned Books Week, 2015. Refresh your Recollection on your ‘Freedom to Read’ via ALA’s The Freedom to Read Statement

September 29, 2015 - 2:22pm
To help commemorate Banned Books Week, 2015 edition, please (re-) read The American Library Association's 'Freedom to Read' Statement and familiarize yourself with the concept(s) contained within: "The freedom to read is essential to our democracy."
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» ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announces sponsorship of Let’s Encrypt initiative 

September 29, 2015 - 2:14pm
The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced its sponsorship of “Let’s Encrypt,” a free, automated, and open certificate authority. This service will allow anyone who owns a domain name to obtain a server certificate at zero cost, making it possible to encrypt data communications between servers and provide greater security for those using the internet for email, browsing, or other online tasks.
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Offline : Imprisoned Bloggers and Technologists (via Electronic Frontier Foundation)

September 29, 2015 - 2:04pm
'Offline' is a resource from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that highlights individuals, and tells their stories, who are in prison around the world for raising their voices online. And, EFF supports the principles of free expression laid out in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and believes that those principles must extend online.
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The Genius of Learning: An Illustrated Look Inside Danielle Bassett’s Neurology Lab

September 29, 2015 - 1:59pm
Danielle Bassett, neurologist, says learning works best when you don’t overthink it.
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Banned Books Week is Coming: Are Americans falling in love with censorship? 

September 4, 2015 - 2:55pm
Freedom of speech campaigners hit back as a recent poll reveals an increasing appetite among US adults for banning books and restricting children’s access to ‘inappropriate’ library books.
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Banned Books Week is coming: What it’s like to top banned book lists around the world 

September 4, 2015 - 2:52pm
Dav Pilkey’s bestselling Captain Underpants books have been pulled from the shelves and out of children’s hands for being ‘inappropriate’ and ‘anti-establishment’. Here’s why that’s so wrong.
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Electronic Frontier Foundation Asks Court on Behalf of Libraries and Booksellers to Recognize Readers’ Right to Be Free of NSA’s Online Surveillance 

September 4, 2015 - 2:28pm
Libraries and bookstores fighting to protect your right to read (on the internet).
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10,000 zines and counting: a library’s quest to save the history of fandom 

September 4, 2015 - 2:25pm
The University of Iowa's fanzine collection is going digital before it falls apart.
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How The Archive Corps Is Saving Documents Before They Disappear

September 4, 2015 - 2:10pm
A new volunteer effort from the people at the Internet Archive to save documents and other artifacts before they disappear.
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September Book Display

September 2, 2015 - 11:58am
Where were you 10 years ago when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the U.S. Gulf Coast? Read the full post on our blog.
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The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia—for Pay

August 13, 2015 - 8:42am
How can a site run by volunteers inoculate itself against well-funded PR efforts? And how can those volunteers distinguish between information that’s trustworthy and information that’s suspect?
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When Maps Lie

July 3, 2015 - 10:23am
Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled by maps.
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How the NSA searches the world’s intercepted private communications

July 3, 2015 - 8:45am
Find out about XKEYSCORE, a secret NSA program that indexes data slurped up from covert fiber-taps, hacked systems, and smartphones, including "full take" data and metadata.
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Research Shows Internet Shutdowns and State Violence Go Hand in Hand 

July 3, 2015 - 8:34am
Recent research suggests that Internet shutdowns are becoming part of a toolkit for more violent repression by authorities.
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Library of Congress is Hiring…

July 3, 2015 - 8:30am
Visit to see a rundown of the important issues relating to the job opening of Librarian of Congress.
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