UK libraries and museums unite to save ‘astonishing’ lost library from private buyers

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The Guardian: “From the British Library to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, a consortium of libraries and museums have come together in an “unprecedented” effort to raise £15m and save an “astonishingly important” set of literary manuscripts for the nation. The plans were formed after the announce...

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How do you quantify the value of a public library? Here’s what one report finds

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MarketWatch: “Libraries are a bedrock of local life in America. But there has been little study of the quantifiable impacts libraries, and spending on them, have on communities and residents. A recently published working paper addresses that, with some unsurprising findings for everyone who gr...

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Report Finds Phone Network Encryption Was Deliberately Weakened

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A weakness in the algorithm used to encrypt cellphone data in the 1990s and 2000s allowed hackers to spy on some internet traffic, according to a new research paper. Motherboard: The paper has sent shockwaves through the encryption community because of what it implies: The researchers believe that t...

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