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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Mapping Broadband Health in America

Categories: Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.fcc.gov/health/maps

Allows users to visualize, overlay, and analyze the relationship between broadband connectivity and health data in the U.S.  Allows for detailed study of the intersection between Internet connectivity and health for every county in the U.S.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

ICT Facts and Figures 2016

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/facts/ICTFactsFigures2016.pdf

Reports that two-thirds of the world’s population lives within an area covered by a mobile broadband network, that developing countries now account for a majority of Internet users, but that 3.9 billion people do not have access to the Internet.  From the International Telecommunications Union

 

Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-mail System

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-by-fbi-director-james-b.-comey-on-the-investigation-of-secretary-hillary-clintons-use-of-a-personal-e-mail-system

Finds that Secretary Clinton was extremely careless in handling sensitive information on a private email server, that the security culture in the State Department was lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government, but that the FBI could not find a case to support bringing criminal charges in its recommendation to the Justice Department.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

United States Telecom Association et al v. Federal Communications Commission

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/3F95E49183E6F8AF85257FD200505A3A/$file/15-1063-1619173.pdf

Decision of a three judge appellate court panel that supports the concept of net neutrality in affirming the FCC’s authority to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service and promote Internet openness.  Telecommunications companies had challenged the regulatory authority of the FCC in this area and argued it infringed on First Amendment rights. From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

Full results of a survey on health-related activities and behaviors of youth.  Includes smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, texting while driving, prescription drug misuse, and sexual behavior.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. High School Students At An All-time Low, but E-Cigarette Use a Concern

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0609-yrbs.html

Agency press release summarizing results of the 2015 results from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Social Media in Congress: The Impact of Electronic Media on Member Communications

Categories: Congress,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44509.pdf

Explains how the cost, speed and reach of social media have transformed the way members of Congress communicate with their constituents.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

E-Stats 2014: Detailed Tables

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

http://www.census.gov/library/publications/2016/econ/2014-e-stats.html

14 tables which cover manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services e-commerce activity.  From the Census Bureau

 

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