Reblogging Louise Matsakis’ article about tracking users on various websites. Very interesting to see how much data is being collected, with potential security risks.
The tech world will need to decide soon where they stand in history.
I’m reblogging this post by the Toronto Public Library about identifying fake news.
It’s important that we remain critical about content online. Information professionals should especially scrutinize online resources.
How would you protect your precious books?
This article details how medieval scribes wrote curses on their books to deter people from stealing them. Some of the curses are colourful and I thought it would be fun to share them.
The article also mentions Marc Drogin’s Anathema!: Medieval Scribes and the History of Book Curses, which has compiled many book curses for our reading pleasure.
I’m reblogging a pair of articles about North Korea’s internet:
- North Korea’s internet revealed to have just 28 websites
- What the North Korean internet really looks like
It’s fascinating to glimpse what information is available and what isn’t for North Koreans. You can even visit North Korea’s intranet; it’s free to view for anyone with internet access.
Information, access and power are inherently tied to technology.
I have been reading a bit about the country and I highly recommend the following: