The Blockchain: What It Is and How It Can Benefit Libraries (Part Two)
By: guest blogger Shawn Demerjian. Part two on blockchains. We take a closer look at these (along with some important additions), briefly talk about the different types of blockchains that exist (yes, there is more than one blockchain), and discuss some of the issues and limitations.
The Blockchain: What It Is and How It Can Benefit Libraries
By: guest blogger Shawn Demerjian. It seems like you can’t walk past a magazine rack these days without hearing about Bitcoin, crypto-currencies, or blockchain. My goal here is to clarify some of these terms, provide a little background history, and explain how this all works.
America Trusts the Library
A recent Pew poll indicates that a majority of Americans not only realize that they are often surrounded by misinformation, but also that the library can help them wade through it all.
Choosing Privacy for Public Computers in Libraries
Use these tools and tips to assure patron privacy on public computers.
How Libraries Can Respond to the Repeal of the FCC Privacy Rules
This week Congress, voting along party lines, passed a resolution that repealed the groundbreaking privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last October under the Obama administration.
Cyberphobia: Part Two: Beefing up Online Security
This is the second post of my in depth review of Edward Lucas’ book, “Cyberphobia”
ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announces sponsorship of Let’s Encrypt initiative
Today, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced its sponsorship of “Let’s Encrypt,” a free, automated, and open certificate authority. “Let’s Encrypt” is a service provided by the […]