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Meet the next misinformation format: Fake audio messages

Over the past year, fake audio messages have been slowly making the rounds on WhatsApp. Diego Maradona isn’t dead, and he’s willing to pay $10,000 to figure out who said he was. The famous retired soccer player for Argentina was the subject of an internet death hoax in late June. The rumor claimed that Maradona had suffered […]
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The Cybersecurity 202: Russia hacking tactics exposed in Mueller indictment still a threat, election officials say

State Library Ed. Note: Story includes content regarding the efforts of state elections officials to defend against hacking attempts. It’s hard to defend against these simple attacks. At first glance, the techniques Russian military intelligence agents used to penetrate Democratic organizations during the 2016 elections may seem less potent now that they’ve been revealed. But […]
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eClips Tip – Let’s Visit! Librarians are Hitting the Road This Summer/Fall

Look!  Oregon Trail Ruts. Similar to the thousands that came to Oregon via the Oregon Trail, your State Library reference librarians would like to “hit the road” this summer/fall and provide in-person training at your location. Do you want to know more about your State Library? Is there a particular service or database resource(s) you’d […]
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California’s net neutrality bill is back and as tough as ever

State lawmakers have been working to restore key provisions that were stripped out last month. California lawmakers will be moving forward with tough provisions in a legislative proposal that could turn into one of the most ambitious net neutrality laws in the country. The announcement Thursday comes two weeks after members of the state assembly voted […]
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Veterans ride for free thanks to grant

Veterans in Union County may breathe easier knowing that they can get a free ride to and from their medical visits, thanks to a grant allotted to Union County Public Transit by the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Source: Veterans ride for free thanks to grant; Veterans ride for free thanks to grant

Salmon Are Booming in Oregon’s Rogue River. Dam Removal May Be Why.

Eight obsolete dams have been removed or modified on the Rogue River over the past decade. Now its salmon help sustain commercial fishing, despite recent droughts that have devastated fish in other rivers. After chasing salmon along the southern Oregon coast for 48 years, commercial fisher Duncan MacLean has developed a strong sense of who’s […]
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Supreme Court Tax Ruling Could Have Consequences For Oregon Businesses 

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes from states where stores lack a physical presence. In Oregon, where there is no sales tax, small businesses are worried they’ll have to buy expensive software to determine how much to charge for each purchase from each state. Source: Supreme Court Tax Ruling […]
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City to examine quake survey results

It’s just a matter of when a major quake will ravage the Oregon coast. With this in mind, Reedsport city staff and others are surveying residents on how well they know current evacuation procedures. Source: City to examine quake survey results | News | theworldlink.com

eClips Tip – Reports & Articles for the Taking

First of all, let me extend a big thank-you to the 1,305 State Library patrons that took our recent Customer Satisfaction Survey.  We have an amazing amount of data & information to analyze. We hope to use these survey responses to improve our services to you, our patrons. As a thank-you right back to you, […]
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Oregon lawmakers demand immigration detainees have access to lawyers

Congressional Democrats from Oregon said on Monday they are fearful that immigration detainees being held in a federal prison in Sheridan do not have access to lawyers for advice on their civil immigration cases. Source: Oregon lawmakers demand immigration detainees have access to lawyers