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Scraping public data ruled legal

For TechCrunch, Zack Whittaker reporting: In its second ruling on Monday, the Ninth Circuit reaffirmed its original decision and found that scraping data that is publicly accessible on the internet is not a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA, which governs what constitutes computer hacking under U.S. law. The Ninth Circuit’s decision is a major win for archivists, academics, researchers and journalists who use tools to...

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Police Perception vs. Public Perception

The numbers are from a survey by the Pew Research Center conducted in 2016. I suspect the percentages are higher right now, but I’m not so sure about the differences between police and public. Tags: Pew Research, police, public

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Cards Against Humanity’s public poll results

For the past few months, Cards Against Humanity polled the American public to ask important questions such as whether or not it is okay to pee in the shower. To conduct our polls in a scientifically rigorous manner, we’ve partnered with Survey Sampling International — a professional research firm — to contact a nationally representative sample of the American public. For the first three polls, we interrupted people’s dinners on...

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