Tag: government

Congress Passes Legislation Recognizing Libraries in Workforce Development


Congress recently took a giant leap forward to improve the delivery of job training and

Revealed: The NSA’s Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Security


The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical

First 100 Pages of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service File Released


The heavily redacted documents released today confirm earlier reports that the Secret Service was interested in a

“More than machinery we need humanity” – The NSA, Verizon, Prism, and You


I’m definitely adding LibrarianShipwreck to my must-read list! The real scandal is not that the NSA obtained millions of phone numbers from Verizon, it is not that through Prism the government spied on people online, it isn’t even that the technology companies went along with all of this. It is that we adjusted ourselves to a […]

Members of Congress finally introduce serious DMCA reform


New legislation sponsored by Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Jared

Lady Liberty’s Watching You


The Statue of Liberty is getting a facelift, though the changes aren’t only cosmetic. An

Amazon’s book city #1, Alexandria, VA, may cut library hours: Time for a digital-era national endowment to help ease U.S. libraries’ financial woes?


Worse, Alexandria City Manager Rashad Young has proposed a $93,454 cut in the library personnel budget despite the harm this could