Metrology Papers, Australia Photographers, Getty Images, More: Wednesday Afternoon Buzz, September 5, 2018


Automation .com: Coordinate Metrology Society releases digital library of technical papers. “The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced the launch of its digital library of original technical papers delivered by metrology experts over the past twelve years at its annual conference — the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC). The library is an online archival of over 100 technical papers and journals covering a range of industry topics including 3D measurement, inspection, assembly, best practices, new innovations and more.” I had to look up metrology. It’s the study of measurement.

Art Guide Australia: Ilona Nelson, This Wild Song. “This Wild Song is a long-term project by artist and curator Ilona Nelson. Galvanised by recent statistics around gender inequality in the arts (for example the 2015 Countess Report), Nelson has made it her mission to champion and celebrate Australian female artists through photographic portraiture. Involving more than 100 practitioners so far, This Wild Song has evolved to encompass a growing online archive of photographs and interviews, exhibitions, public forums and most recently a podcast.”


Reuters: Getty family to regain control of photo agency. “The Getty family said on Tuesday it would acquire Carlyle Group LP’s (CG.O) majority stake in Getty Images Inc, ending ten years of private equity control that contributed to the U.S. photo agency’s debt pile swelling.”

Ars Technica: Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign. “Chrome’s big redesign is rolling out across desktop operating systems, Android, and iOS starting today. The new design brings Chrome more in line with Google’s updated Material Design guidelines that were announced this year at I/O. You’ll find a UI that is rounder, whiter, and has new icons. Tabs change from the trapezoidal shape to rectangles with rounded corners, the address bar is round, the omnibox is an actual box now, and there’s a new profile button to the right of the menu.”

KTXS: Merriam-Webster adds 840 words to dictionary including hangry, GOAT, guac. “Next time someone tries to tell you ‘hangry’ isn’t a word during a game of Scrabble… tell them to check the dictionary. Merriam Webster added 840 new words and definitions to the ever-evolving English vocabulary.”


Social Media Examiner: How to Grow Your Email List With Pinterest. “Do you have an engaged audience on Pinterest? Wondering how to get your Pinterest followers onto your email list In this article, you’ll discover how to promote your email opt-in via your Pinterest profile, boards, and pins.”


Quartz: Benin is the latest African nation taxing the internet. “Benin has joined a growing list of African states imposing levies for using the internet. The government passed a decree in late August taxing its citizens for accessing the internet and social-media apps. The directive, first proposed in July, institutes a fee (link in French) of 5 CFA francs ($0.008) per megabyte consumed through services like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter. It also introduces a 5% fee, on top of taxes, on texting and calls, according to advocacy group Internet Sans Frontières (ISF).”

CNET: Saudi Arabia will punish satire online mocking ‘public order, religious values’. “In Saudi Arabia, posting satire online that ‘mocks, provokes or disrupts public order, religious values and public morals’ could cost you $800,000 and up to five years in jail, the Public Prosecution, a government agency, tweeted Monday.”


Security Affairs: Hackers can easily access 3D printers exposed online for sabotage and espionage. “Security researchers at the SANS Internet Storm Center discovered that thousands of 3D printers are exposed online without proper defense.”

BetaNews: Chrome vulnerability leaves Wi-Fi networks open to attack. “Researchers at cybersecurity and penetration testing consultancy SureCloud have uncovered a weakness in the way Google Chrome and Opera browsers, among others, handle saved passwords and how those saved passwords are used to interact with home Wi-Fi routers over unencrypted connections.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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