Ball State University: Ball State to archive websites of community organizations, local businesses

Ball State University: Ball State to archive websites of community organizations, local businesses. “Ball State University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections has launched a community archiving initiative to preserve and make accessible the websites of area organizations and businesses. The Ball State University Libraries’ web archive creates snapshots of selected websites at regular time intervals to capture and preserve culturally and historically significant information relevant to the city and county. The archived webpages are fully searchable and accessible.”

Phys .org: You could be unknowingly loading malicious content from ‘trusted’ sites

Phys .org: You could be unknowingly loading malicious content from ‘trusted’ sites. “Researchers found that around half of the Internet’s most popular websites are at risk of malicious activity because they depend on a chain of other third parties to import external resources—such as ad providers, tracking and analytics services and content distribution networks—which are often required to properly load content.”

Release Notes: Introducing Civc Pulse, a new tool for monitoring government websites (MuckRock)

MuckRock: Release Notes: Introducing Civc Pulse, a new tool for monitoring government websites. “Last week, we saw a lot of progress on our new tool for monitoring government agency websites. Building off data from the MuckRock API, it checks and grades agency web pages on criteria such as privacy, accessibility, and speed.”

Just Launched: Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive (Columbia University Libraries)

Columbia University Libraries: Just Launched: Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive. “I am pleased to announce the launch of the Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive, comprised of captured website content from Eastern Europe and the territories of the Former Soviet Union. In recent years, this area of the world has produced a significant volume of websites likely to be of value to contemporary and future humanities, social science, and history projects, and the archive has been established as an attempt to identify, capture, and preserve this material.”

Stars and Stripes: Want to know how many websites the Pentagon runs? So does the Pentagon

Stars and Stripes: Want to know how many websites the Pentagon runs? So does the Pentagon. “The Pentagon could be responsible for 5,000 publicly accessible websites. Or it could be less than half that. Nobody appears to know for sure. Speaking at a town hall event for employees of the military’s main public affairs organization, Army Col. Paul Haverstick said late last month that the number of Pentagon and military branch websites is ‘undefined.'”

The Verge: Feds take down dark web index and news site Deep Dot Web

The Verge: Feds take down dark web index and news site Deep Dot Web. “The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized the dark web index and news site Deep Dot Web, according to a warning notice posted on the site. The site’s dark web site has also been taken down and replaced with a similar notice.”

MakeUseOf: The Best Free Website Hosting Services in 2019

MakeUseOf: The Best Free Website Hosting Services in 2019. “Need to create your own website? It’s easier than you’d think, especially nowadays with all the awesome services and platforms out there—not to mention all the free web hosts you can pick from. Keep reading to be pointed toward the best free web hosts and most popular free web hosting services currently available.”