Last month I went to LA for the American Library Association conference, and sat on a panel called "Privacy: Is it time for a revolution," with Dan Roth from Wired and Beth Givens from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. The panel was put on by the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom as part of a larger project that is rallying librarians and their patrons to fight for privacy in libraries and in society at large. It was a really good panel (librarians are the best conceivable audience for this kind of thing) and the organizers have posted video of the speakers — but more importantly, they've put up the ALA Privacy Initiative Concept Paper "Rallying Americans for the Right to Information Privacy" and a survey on privacy practices.
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Concetta Antico is the world's most famous tetrachromat, meaning she has four types of color receptors (cone cells) in her eyes. Most of us have three types. As a result of this mutation, Antico can see around 100 million colors, 100 times more than other people. Antico is an artist and she says that her… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. We're sure our parents had a wild time back in the day without modern media, and to some degree, we wish we could be a little less plugged in. But then we… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Cats are such mysterious and complex creatures, aren't they? Dogs feel easy to crack as pets. But with cats, it can be unclear what is going on underneath those big, glassy eyes. We… READ THE REST