Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Entire French Legal Code Dating Back to Napoleon is Online

The French Civil Code was adopted in 1804, the same year Napoleon was crowned emperor. The code, which inspired the legal systems in much of Europe, is still in force today in France. Now, a French freelance developer has put the entire civil code on GitHub, the web-based depository to track revisions in software […]

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Smartphones Do Not Replace Home Internet

A new study by the Pew Research Institute shows that while many people have smartphones, the devices have not replaced having Internet access in their homes. 64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in 2011. Smartphone ownership is especially high among younger Americans and those with […]

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NYLI Treasures & Technology Event

Join us on an augmented reality tour of our rare book treasures and cutting-edge technology during National Library Week. Drop by anytime between 12-7 (registration link below). Refreshments will be served all day!

When: Friday, April 17, 2015 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: The New York Law Institute, 120 Broadway, Suite 932 New […]

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Does Google Make Us Think We’re Smarter than We Are?

In a paper recently published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, Yale researchers conducted a series of experiments to test how much internet connectivity affects a person’s sense of their own intelligence. In one test, the internet group were given a website link which gave the answer to a question while a control group […]

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Magna Carta Archive

As 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the British Library has created a new website full of resources for learning more about this important document in legal history. The site features articles by distinguished contributors, illustrated descriptions of the items on display in the “Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy” exhibit, a […]

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Which Tech Giant Visited the White House Most Often?

Venturebeat recently posted an article about Google’s influence in the White House. The Wall Street Journal had published an article claiming that Google had visited around 230 times since President Barack Obama took office, which works out to roughly once a week. Google and News Corp., Rupert Murdoch’s company that owns the Wall Street […]

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The Influence of Bots in Social Media

MIT Technology Review recently published an interesting article about the influence of fake accounts on social media. Estimates are that one in 20 active accounts on Twitter are fakes, while Facebook’s equivalent is around one in 100 active users. These false accounts can have a big impact on messages received through social media. […]

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Analytics for U.S. Government Websites

Mashable recently posted an article about analytics becoming available for U.S. government websites. The White House introduced a publicly available analytics dashboard that keeps tabs on traffic stats from 3,800 government websites. The project is open source, and the code for the site and its reporting tool are available to those who […]

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NYLI will close at 3PM tomorrow April 3 for Good Friday

The New York Law Institute will close at 3PM tomorrow, April 3, for Good Friday. We will reopen Monday, April 6, at 8:30 AM.

Have a pleasant holiday.

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Federal IT Policy Library

To help federal government agencies ensure they are meeting all mandates and acquisition laws, the Federal CIO Council created an online database that compiles all policies relevant to Information Technology (IT). The CIO Council’s IT Policy Library database is a resource intended to provide a comprehensive collection of IT reporting and action requirements for […]

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