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US Database Exposes Social Security Numbers
New York Times - New York,NY,USA
WASHINGTON, April 20 — The Social Security numbers of tens of thousands
of people who received loans or other financial assistance from two
'Gatherer' helps build up Historical Society archives
Palm Beach Daily News - Palm Beach,FL,USA
But Edge's predilection for hoarding has proven beneficial in building
the archives of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. ...
Digital proves problematic
Industry lacks method to store footage
As far as movies are concerned, digital, like diamonds, was supposed to
No more dyes to fade, no more film stocks to decay or catch fire. Just
pristine digital data, preserved for all time, and release prints as
clear and sharp as the images caught by the camera.
Just one problem: For long-term storage, digital is -- so far --
proving to be a time bomb, more permanent than sand painting but not
The Iron Archives
New York Times - New York,NY,USA
For “The Haunted Wood” (1998), about Soviet espionage in America during
the Stalin era, Allen Weinstein, now the national archivist of the
United States, ...
Thousands of Social Security Numbers Exposed by Federal Department
CSO - Framingham,MA,USA
The Social Security numbers of thousands of people who received loans
from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been exposed for a
number of years ...<http://www2.csoonline.com/blog_view.html?CID=32867>
State archives' centuries of treasures sometimes go unseen
Bradenton Herald - Bradenton,FL,USA
When state archives manager Gerard Clark read a news story about a 16th
century map recently auctioned off in London for a fortune, he
immediately knew he'd ...<http://www.bradenton.com/331/story/28973.html>
Legislature OKs plans for library, archives building in Olympia
The Olympian - Olympia,WA,USA
A bold, $111 million library and archives building will be built in
Olympia under plans agreed to by the Legislature late Friday. ...
UT acquires David Mamet collection
Associated Press Writer
The papers of playwright, writer and film director David Mamet - from
handwritten journals to correspondence with actors - has been acquired
by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of
District clerk still struggles with paper files
Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel - Nacogdoches,TX,USA
Millions of pages of court documents fill the back of the new office,
and evidence and files fill an off-site storage area. ...
He is glass-plate positive
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
... faded manila envelopes to show friends and relatives, nearly
everyone said the same thing: These old glass negatives look like the
work of Ansel Adams. ...
Donation to help save important collection
ic Coventry - Coventry,UK
Mark Booth, senior archivist for the County Record Office, said: "The
collection contains hundreds and hundreds of items, including an
account from Sir ...
Employees' records found at horse track
Patriot-News - Harrisburg,PA,USA
"We are confident that the documents were not from district files,"
Tabachini said. "They appear to be documents that were provided to the
auditor general's ...
£5m to keep a Scottish literary trove
The Observer - UK
The archive contains more than 10000 letters relating to Byron – the
world's largest collection of papers on the man regarded as one of
Britain's greatest ...
Los Angeles Times, Sun, 22 Apr 2007 0:13 AM PDT
U.S. Communists' big red archives
Decades of party relics and secrets are donated to NYU's Tamiment
Sorting through them may take years. NEW YORK ? Crammed with Lenin
buttons, dusty memos from the McCarthy period, and crumbling pages of
internal briefings dating back a century, the 2,000 cardboard boxes
handed over to New York University last month hold secrets about the
Communist Party USA that make archivist Peter ...
NewsChannel 10 Amarillo, Sat, 21 Apr 2007 10:51 AM PDT
Lawmakers shocked about security lapses at Los Alamos lab
WASHINGTON Last October, authorities conducting a drug raid found
classified documents from Los Alamos National Laboratory at the home of
a former archivist for a lab...
Scanning to save space: Clerk of courts running out of room to ...
Oshkosh Northwestern - Oshkosh,WI,USA
Felonies must be kept for 50 years while misdemeanor, family and civil
case files must be kept for 30 years. Small claims files must be kept
for 20 years, ...
Former archivist admitted drug use early on
Santa Fe New Mexican - Santa Fe,NM,USA
The former archivist, 23-year-old Jessica Quintana, has not been
charged with a crime. But classified information — not the most
sensitive — was found at
Google's data-storing feature fuels privacy fears
By Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
April 21, 2007
Facing worries about its tracking Web surfers' every move, Google Inc.
is now offering a feature to track Web surfers' every move.
Its free Web History service is strictly voluntary — Google users can
sign up to have the Internet giant keep detailed records of every
website they visit so they can easily find them again later.
Legal changes threaten data protection crisis within six months
ComputerworldUK - UK
There are two options – electronic content management, where you
structure unstructured data, or digitisation through records management
Probing the Declaration of Independence's preparation
Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem,Israel
Twenty-five years of research and painstaking labor have borne fruit,
yielding an archive of original documents, many rescued from oblivion,
The State Department Surveys the Damage
Strategy Page - USA
Some of the activity appears to be coming from criminal gangs, who are
known to do corporate espionage, for a price. Foreign nations have
hired these gangs
Right-to-Know bill could make some e-mails public
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
And while the bill would make some e-mails public records, it doesn't
say when, where or how they should be disclosed. That undercuts the
public's right to ...
Critics blast use of private e-mail for official state business
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA
E-mails and other electronic communications generated by state
employees are considered public records, but Inspector General Thomas
Charles said he's
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