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Thursday Threads: Google Maps is Good, DRM is Bad, and Two-factor Authentication can be Ugly

Looking at maps, Eastern Carolina University Digital Collections.

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Three threads this week: how mapping technologies have come such a long way in the past few years, and why explaining digital rights management is bad for your sanity, a cautionary tale for those trying to be more conscious about security their digital lives.

Thursday Threads: All about online privacy, or lack thereof

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Are you paranoid yet? Are you worried that the secret you shared anonymously might come right back to you? Or wondering why advertisements seem to follow you around from web page to web page? Or just creeped out by internet-enabled services tracking your every move? Or angry that mobile carriers made it very easy for anyone to track every page you visited from your smartphone? Or maybe you will simply give up any personal information for a delicious cookie? (Are you paranoid now?)

Case Studies on Open Source Adoption in Libraries: Koha, CoralERM, and Kuali OLE

'When the Open Source System is the Best System'
Open Source Integrated Library System in a Rural American Library
Kuali OLE at the University of Chicago Library

LYRASIS has published three open source software case studies on FOSS4LIB.org as part of its continuation of support and services for libraries and other cultural heritage organizations interested in learning about, evaluating, adopting, and using open source software systems.

Thursday Threads: Mobile Device Encryption, Getty Images for Free

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Just a brief pair of threads this week. First is a look at what is happening with mobile device encryption as consumer electronics companies deal with data privacy in the post-Snowden era. There is also the predictable backlash from law enforcement organizations, and perhaps I just telegraphed how I feel on the matter. The second thread looks at how Getty Images is trying to get into distributing its content for free to get it in front of eyeballs that will end up paying for some of it.