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"We’re seemingly privacy hypocrites. (It’s so much easier not to consider our privacy, right?) Or, if we do think about our online privacy, we may trade it knowingly away, depending on what the tradeoff is. It appears that the issue is large, messy and fast-evolving. Here’s just some of what’s been happening recently…if you want to think about it."
http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=6182
Online privacy is a really large-scale issue. Yet, often we turn a blind eye, either purposefully or inadvertently. Many of us will shout that privacy is important to us, yet we post all sorts of personally-identifiable information. We're seemingly privacy hypocrites. (It's so much easier not to ...
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"WebRTC makes it possible to move voice, text, and video communication into a website, replacing phones, instant messaging, and video conferencing. A business (or library) using WebRTC can engage customers faster and easier if the only technology needed is a web browser."
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Snowshoe attacks, sadly, don't have anything to do with actual snow. Rather, it's a kind of spam attack that is starting to appear more frequently.

So...what dangers are lurking (now) in our email?

http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=5781
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May not be long now, before we have "real" conversations with these things...

http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=5759
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http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=5739

Your Christmas celebration is over and you’ve hauled in a nifty new gadget, and eaten too much fruit cake, and maybe drunk a few too many toasts, and now you want to play around with your new gadget, but the setup instructions seem to have been translated from Chinese by someone who only studied English for three months one time years ago, and nothing seems to be working right, and you’re starting to lose your cool, and you’re seriously thinking about climbing up the chimney to give Santa a piece of your mind, but fortunately you’re in the privacy of your own home, and nobody ever needs to know about this disturbing melt-down, right? Um, well… Does that new gadget happen to be the type of device that has a mouse?
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Got wifi problems? Some common (and not so common) culprits in this week's 4Cast.

http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=5698
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Slower wi-fi?  It's actually something you may eventually want (or need) in your library. Read why:

http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=5821
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Rented cable boxes don't play nicely with most online video content. And the FCC thinks that is a big problem.
http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=5789
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"The World Bank has just released a World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends that says 60% of the world’s population still has no access to the Internet. To them, this is a problem that involves much more than just technology."
http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=5770
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Since July 2014, the EFF has been selecting a “Stupid Patent of the Month.” This week's 4Cast gives you a sample of some of the #1 picks.
http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=5748
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It looks like something big may be emerging from the lab into the real world. Its name is Li-Fi, and it is a technology that uses light to transmit data, much like Wi-Fi uses wireless signals

Oh, and it's *100 times* faster than wifi.

http://www.oplin.org/4cast/?p=5689
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The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) provides broadband Internet connections and related information services to Ohio public libraries. Our primary mission is to ensure that all Ohio residents have fast, free public Internet access through the 251 independent local public library systems in Ohio, as well as the use of high-quality research databases not freely available on the World Wide Web. Though the eventual consumers of our services are often members of the general public, our actual customers are in fact limited to the public library systems of Ohio.
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