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Earl Gregg Swem Library

E-Stats 2016: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/econ/e16-estats.pdf

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2016, revises previously released estimates for 2015 and earlier, and places these estimates in historical context.  From the Census Bureau

 

Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2017

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless201806.pdf

The number of American homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow.  During the second half of 2017 nearly 54% of such homes had only wireless phone service.  This report presents characteristics of such households.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Knight First Amendment Institute et al v. Donald Trump et al

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts,Telecommunications/Internet

https://knightcolumbia.org/sites/default/files/content/Cases/Twitter/2018.05.23%20Order%20on%20motions%20for%20summary%20judgment.pdf

Text of judicial decision in U.S. District Court which ruled that, consistent with the First Amendment, a public official such as the president could not block a person from his Twitter account in response to political views expressed by the person.  From the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

 

DOJ/OIG Releases Report on Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://oig.justice.gov/press/2018/2018-06-14.pdf

Press release and report summary of the report of Inspector General Michael Horowitz on events prior to the 2016 presidential election.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice

 

A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.justice.gov/file/1071991/download

The 500 page report of the Inspector General of the Justice Department about the actions of the FBI and Justice Department prior to the 2016 presidential election.  Accuses former FBI Director James Comey of engaging in “ad hoc decision making” in reopening the investigation of Clinton’s emails “even if it meant rejecting longstanding Department policy or practice.”  Offers nine recommendations for remedying problems uncovered by the investigators.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice

 

Facebook Ads

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet

https://democrats-intelligence.house.gov/facebook-ads/

Advertisements run on the social media site, Facebook, by Russian agents during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  The ads were issued by the Internet Research Agency, described as a Russian troll farm, and released by the Democratic minority of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Describes the background, resulting indictments, and offers links to typical ads.

 

Employment Outlook for Bachelor’s-Level Occupations

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/article/pdf/bachelors-degree-outlook.pdf

Covers selected occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree with information about typical wages and projected openings.  Covers nine broad career fields including business, teaching, financial, social services, healthcare services, and information technology.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

In the Matter of Facebook Inc.

Categories: Business/Economics,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/092-3184/facebook-inc

Text of a 2011 consent decree between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission relating to the alleged failure of Facebook to protect the privacy of users from operators of platform applications.  The decree has been cited in recent accounts of the Cambridge Analytica controversy.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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