Engadget: The FBI plans more social media surveillance

Engadget: The FBI plans more social media surveillance. “The FBI wants to gather more information from social media. Today, it issued a call for contracts for a new social media monitoring tool. According to a request-for-proposals (RFP), it’s looking for an ‘early alerting tool’ that would help it monitor terrorist groups, domestic threats, criminal activity and the like.”

The Verge: France wants to fine Facebook over hate speech

The Verge: France wants to fine Facebook over hate speech. “The provision, which is part of a larger internet regulation bill, was adopted by the lower house of the French Parliament on Thursday. If it were to be fully approved, it would create a 24 hour deadline for social networks to remove hate speech from their platforms once it’s flagged. According to the New York Times, the bill will move to the body’s upper chamber, their Senate, for discussion next.”

MapLight: States Countering Digital Deception

MapLight: States Countering Digital Deception . “The federal government has done remarkably little to counter digital deception in our democracy. Even now, three years after the 2016 election exposed the extent of digital threats, Congress hasn’t passed any bills that substantively address the issue. The state level, however, is a different story. There, legislators are taking decisive action against digital threats to democracy via transparency laws, privacy protections, and more.”

NOAA Tides & Currents: Prepare for coastal flooding with NOAA’s new online tool

NOAA Tides & Currents: Prepare for coastal flooding with NOAA’s new online tool. “NOAA has brought together data from its over 200 long term coastal water level stations into one web tool that can help coastal communities monitor and prepare for all types of coastal flooding. The Coastal Inundation Dashboard is a website that brings together real-time water level information, 48 hour forecasts of water levels, and historic flooding information into one powerful tool.”

Drug and Alcohol Testing Association of Canada: FMCSA prepares to launch Clearinghouse database

Drug and Alcohol Testing Association of Canada: FMCSA prepares to launch Clearinghouse database. It’s a little confusing because I’m using a Canadian news source, but the FMCSA is a United States government agency, not Canadian. “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created a website which provides answers for frequently asked questions regarding the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a national online database which will list, in real time, the names of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who have failed drug and alcohol tests. “

Interest NZ: New database designed by Treasury to provide business with information on major public projects

Interest NZ: New database designed by Treasury to provide business with information on major public projects. “A new database with information on major public infrastructure projects has been unveiled by the Government as a way to provide industry with an insight into what works it has scheduled over the next five years. The Infrastructure Pipeline has been developed by Treasury and will be administered by the yet to be established New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga.”