Salt, Japanese-American Newspapers, College Searching, More: Wednesday Afternoon Buzz, June 13, 2018


Globe Newswire 2018 World Salt Symposium to Feature 500 International Experts (PRESS RELEASE). “The Tenth World Salt Symposium will be held June 19-21, 2018 in Park City, Utah, and will feature nearly 100 presentations from around the globe covering all topics related to salt. Starting in the 1960’s, people from around the world have gathered to share information on the health benefits and uses of salt, salt mining practices, and solar salt production. The last such meeting was held in Beijing, China in 2009…. ‘We are pleased to bring the World Salt Symposium back to the United States and to host this important event. The Salt Institute is also happy to announce that we have made our 55-year-old World Salt Symposia archive available on a new website that will serve as a permanent and public archive of all past and future papers presented at World Salt Symposia,’ said Lori Roman, President of the Salt Institute. Keynote sessions will be live streamed on the World salt Symposium YouTube page ( Learn more and see the full agenda at”

EIN Presswire: Over 100 Years of Japanese-American History (PRESS RELEASE). “Over 100 years of Japanese-American history is now available online through Rafu Shimpo (羅府新報, the L.A. Japanese Daily News) Digital Archive, a new collection on East View’s Global Press Archive platform. Founded in 1903 to support the small but growing Japanese community in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles, California, Rafu Shimpo was published daily, with an English-language section added to the Sunday edition in 1926. By the 1940s the newspaper had grown to be the largest-circulation newspaper published in Japanese in the United States.”


CNET: Google wants to make searching for college less of a headache. “Google rolled out a new feature Tuesday designed to make it easier for prospective students to search for that perfect college. The feature pulls together college information scattered online into one place. When you search for a four-year US college, it’ll highlight information about the college’s admission rate, cost, graduation rate, average cost after student aid is applied, and other data that could help you make a choice.”


Lifehacker: How To Use Google Lens’ New Features . “Google Lens, once a Pixel-only feature, is now a part of the Google Photos app (or a standalone Android download). During Google I/O this year, Google announced a number of new features for Google Lens, and you can play with them on both iOS and Android right now – assuming your device now supports Lens in its Camera app (or the standalone Lens app, if it doesn’t).”

InformationWeek: 5 Free Online Machine Learning Courses. “Demand for machine learning professionals is growing faster than for any other job. If you are looking to gain the skills needed for that next stage in your career, check out our short list of free online machine learning courses.” Well annotated.

Digital Trends: How to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup online. “Beginning June 14, the world’s best soccer players (and most rabid fans) will convene in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It’s by far the biggest sporting event in the world — over a billion people tuned in live to watch the 2014 World Cup finals match in Brazil. Chances are, you’re one of those fans — or at least curious what all the hype is about. We’ll help you figure out the best way for you to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup online.” SPOILER ALERT: Cable is your best bet.


WNBF: Vestal School Google Search Directs Users To Sex Site . “The Vestal School District posted a notice on its website indicating administrators were aware of ‘an issue’ with the popular search service that was “directing users to an inappropriate website.”… In a statement, the school district said its information technology department made ‘countless attempts’ to have Google correct the issue.”

North Jersey: Chris Christie is still using his ‘official’ Twitter account. Lawyers say it’s a problem. “Five months after leaving office and becoming a professional talking head for ABC News, Chris Christie still lists his preferred social media profile as the ‘official Twitter account of the 55th Governor of New Jersey.’ But there is nothing official about it to New Jersey.”


ABC News (Australia): High Court allows Milorad Trkulja to sue Google for defamation over images linked to crime bosses. “A man who claims to be defamed by Google has now been given the green light to sue the search engine by the High Court. Milorad Trkulja was shot in the back by an unknown gunman in Melbourne in 2004, at the time of a series of underworld killings.”

Krebs on Security: Bad .Men at .Work. Please Don’t .Click. “Web site names ending in new top-level domains (TLDs) like .men, .work and .click are some of the riskiest and spammy-est on the Internet, according to experts who track such concentrations of badness online. Not that there still aren’t a whole mess of nasty .com, .net and .biz domains out there, but relative to their size (i.e. overall number of domains) these newer TLDs are far dicier to visit than most online destinations.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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