Pop Chalee, Anti-war Activism, Google Trends, More: Friday Afternoon Buzz, May 25, 2018


Taos News: Pop Chalee Collection preserved by IAIA. “The Institute of American Indian Arts Archives has completed the arrangement, description, preservation and digital imaging of the Taos Pueblo artist Merina Lujan Hopkins (Pop Chalee) Papers, funded by a grant from the New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board, an IAIA press release states. The Merina Lujan Hopkins (Pop Chalee) Papers contain mostly photographs and news clippings documenting her career as an artist. Correspondence, ephemera and a comprehensive scrapbook paint a fairly complete picture of Chalee’s life and career for future researchers.”

South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame hosts first military anti-war movement conference. “The University of Notre Dame wrapped up the first major conference nationally that specifically examined the opposition of war by members of the military during the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The three-day conference brought together academics and activists to discuss veteran and military members’ opposition to U.S. interventions abroad, and the implications of their actions, while also kicking off a photo exhibit and heralding the launch of a new online project that archives anti-war newspapers printed by members of the military during the Vietnam War.” I could not find a link to the new online collection, but I did find it via a Google search.


Google Blog: See what the world is searching for with the updated Google Trends. “Google Trends has become a key part of journalistic storytelling, giving reporters everywhere an insight into search trends across the world. Today, we’re updating Google Trends with new features, simpler navigation and more ways to explore data and stories around one of the world’s biggest journalistic datasets. Many of the changes are based on feedback from Trends users.”

Neowin: Facebook’s Marketplace now lets users hire Home Service Professionals . “Facebook’s Marketplace is getting an update today in the US, shifting it from peer-to-peer transactions to a service which connects professionals to clients. To give a brief summary of Marketplace, it is a section of the Facebook app that facilitates transactions between users. For instance, a Facebook user could open marketplace and buy a used laptop, or decide to sell a vehicle or some old clothes. More importantly for the purpose of this article, it was a user-to-user affair, and only exchanged goods, not services.”


Forbes: How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome. “Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that Chrome’s ability to protect you from ransomware, hijackers and other nastiness extends beyond the browser itself. Believe it or not, Chrome can actually scan your entire computer for malware… just like a standalone antivirus program does. Here’s how you do it.”


CNN: Trump’s campaign has run 4,400 ads on Facebook so far this month. “President Donald Trump’s campaign team has run more than 4,000 ads on the President’s personal Facebook page since May 7, newly available data from Facebook shows. Between May 7 and May 24, more than 4,400 ads were run on the Donald J. Trump Facebook page, according to the data. The page has more than 24 million followers. The ads were paid for by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee and Donald J. Trump for President Inc., according to Facebook.”


TechCrunch: Apple introduces new privacy portal to comply with GDPR. “Accessible via an ‘Apple ID Data & Privacy’ website — which was first spotted by 9to5Mac — Apple customers can request access to the full gamut of personal data, which includes sign-in history, contacts, calendar, notes, photos and documents, as well as services such as Apple Music, the App Store, iTunes, and Apple Care.”

iAfrikan: Just under 1 million personal records of South Africans leaked online. “Barely a year after South Africa’s largest data leak was revealed in 2017, the country has suffered yet another data leak as 934,000 personal records of South Africans have been leaked publicly online. The data includes, among others, national identity numbers (ID numbers), e-mail addresses, full names, as well as plain text passwords to what appears to be a traffic fines related online system.”

The Guardian: Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps. “Facebook used its apps to gather information about users and their friends, including some who had not signed up to the social network, reading their text messages, tracking their locations and accessing photos on their phones, a court case in California alleges. The claims of what would amount to mass surveillance are part of a lawsuit brought against the company by the former startup Six4Three, listed in legal documents filed at the superior court in San Mateo as part of a court case that has been ongoing for more than two years.”


University of California San Francisco: Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking. “A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online quit-smoking program.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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