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NewsBreaks
Free Speech by Committee: Social Media, Extremism, and the First Amendment
by Kenneth D. Evans
If you step into my bar and start mouthing off, I can escort you back out to the street. If Google, Facebook, or Twitter hears their users promoting racism, murder, or sexism, they too can escort those users away from their services. Indeed, that is now happening. A number of prominent social media companies and companies with social media products recently laid out plans to limit the reach of terrorists through their platforms.

Weekly News Digests
Jeffrey Beall Speaks Out
THE (Times Higher Education) ran an article on Jeffrey Beall, whose Beall's List of predatory journals was shut down in January 2017.
bibliotheca Introduces New Logo
bibliotheca is rebranding as a way to finalize its merger with 3M Library Systems. Its new logo has three red pillars that resemble books and are also an abstract letter M.
HighWire Press Gives Publishers Origins
HighWire Press launched Origins, a platform that helps publishers develop and maintain multiple journals, giving them end-to-end support.
Pew Studies Online Trust Levels
Pew Research Center's Internet & Tech division released a report, "The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade," which features technologists, scholars, practitioners, strategic thinkers, and other leaders discussing how trust influences people's relationship to the internet.
Internet Archive Offers Community History Archive Funding
The Internet Archive is accepting applications from all types of public libraries looking to create community history web archives composed of local news, blogs, social media, and other platforms.

NewsLink Spotlight
Getting Automated With DISYS
by Brandi Scardilli
Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) is a staffing and IT consulting services company for global businesses in industries such as banking, financial services, and insurance; energy; and healthcare and life sciences. Its services include staff augmentation, application development, business intelligence, cloud enablement, and infrastructure support. With offices in North and South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, DISYS was named one of the fastest-growing private companies by Inc. in 2010. It is now one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S.

NewsBreaks spoke with CEO and founder Mahfuz Ahmed, who shares how he has strategically facilitated the company's growth, and with Deanna Murray, DISYS Industry Insights, about the ways DISYS serves its clients.

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destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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