Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Meet Julissa Arce, "The New Americans," 9/29

MARK THE DATE! Saturday, September 29th. Free and open to the public. Teens and children welcome!

Meet Julissa Arce who emigrated from Mexico at age 11, rose to prominence as a powerful executive on Wall St., and made international headlines when she revealed that she was an undocumented immigrant. She will speak about her life at the inaugural Albany Book Festival.

Now an advocate for immigration reform, Julissa is the author of the national bestseller, My (Underground) American Dream, and the new young adult memoir, Someone Like Me. She was named one of People en Español’s “25 Most Powerful Women of 2017.” 

Her memoir is currently being adapted as a TV series by 20th Century Fox Television, with actor and producer America Ferrera.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Announcing The Albany Book Festival

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29
University at Albany Campus Center
A message from NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl:
"The Albany Book Festival is a new initiative for us and we ask you to join us in creating something truly amazing that elevates UAlbany and our capital city for years to come."

Monday, August 06, 2018


Monday morning, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo addressed the NRA's lawsuit against New York State and condemned the organization's "Carry Guard" insurance during an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe with Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann. The Governor today sent a letter calling on other governors to follow New York's lead and block the sale of the NRA's "Carry Guard" program, which provides liability insurance to gun owners for certain acts of intentional wrongdoing. The Governor issued the letter as part of a national effort to block the program after a state investigation found that the program was illegal under New York State law, leading to penalties against insurance companies involved. On Friday, New York State filed a motion to dismiss an NRA lawsuit against New York that suggested the state's actions were a threat to "the NRA's corporate existence and its advocacy mission."

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Dark Web 101 For Dummies

Through the web darkly...

You've heard about it. Dare to experience it?

"The darkweb"; "the deep web"; beneath "the surface web" – the metaphors alone make the internet feel suddenly more unfathomable and mysterious.

The dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks that use the Internet but require specific software, configurations or authorization to access.

According to Wikipedia, The darknets which constitute the dark web include small, friend-to-friend peer-to-peer networks, as well as large, popular networks like Tor, Freenet, I2P and Riffle operated by public organizations and individuals. Users of the dark web refer to the regular web as Clearnet due to its unencrypted nature.

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