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Hawaiian Language, Charles Baudelaire, Pharmacy Schools, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, March 13, 2019

NEW RESOURCES

Hawaii Tribune-Herald: Hawaiian voices: Digital repository features collection of native speakers. “The voices of Hawaii’s past will be preserved for the Hawaiian language’s future, thanks to the launch last week of a new spoken-language digital repository. The first such repository of the language spoken by native speakers — Kani‘aina, ‘Voices of the Land’ — is a collaboration between the University of Hawaii’s Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikolani College of Hawaiian Language, digital library and archiving specialists at the UH-Manoa’s Department of Linguistics and Kaipuleohone UH Digital Language Archive.”

University of Birmingham: University of Birmingham to launch online database of musical works inspired by French poet Charles Baudelaire. “The project, which started in 2015 and will end later this year, has researched all the song settings available to date of the 200+ poems written by the leading nineteenth-century French author who died over 150 years ago. The new database will contain over 1,600 songs in 25 different languages, and 40 different musical styles, from death metal to classical mélodie.” The database launches March 15th.

PR Newswire: Pharmacists for Healthier Lives Partner Creates National Database Highlighting Activities Addressing Opioid Crisis (PRESS RELEASE). “Pharmacists for Healthier Lives (PfHL) – a coalition of pharmacy organizations seeking to raise consumer awareness of the full-range of essential healthcare services pharmacists provide each day – announced today the release of a report outlining activities for stemming the opioid crisis from more than 100 pharmacy schools from across the country.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Tubefilter: YouTube’s ‘Stories’ Feature Adds AR Selfie Filters, Like Snapchat Lenses. “YouTube is going full-blown Snapchat. After launching its own version of the Stories format in Nov. 2017, YouTube has now integrated AR effects — familiarly known to Snapchat users as Lenses — enabling users to adorn themselves with real-time selfie filters. In a blog post, Google confirmed that YouTube users would now be able to sport digitally animated masks, glasses, hats, and more.”

USEFUL STUFF

Analytics India: 5 Popular Python Open-Source IDEs For Data Science Enthusiasts. “Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is the daily-used coding tool for a programmer which enables a complete set for Source Code Editor as well as debugging featured building tool. Over the last few years, Python has emerged as one of the most used languages by the programmers, thanks to its high versatility and developer community. In this article, we list down 5 top Python IDEs to choose from for data science enthusiasts.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Bloomberg: Google’s Page Allegedly Gave Rubin $150 Million Stock Award. “Alphabet Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Page didn’t get board approval when he awarded a $150 million stock grant to Andy Rubin, the creator of the Android mobile software who was under investigation by the company for sexual harassment at the time, according to a lawsuit.”

Engadget: Trump administration may monitor social media to catch disability fraud (updated). “If you’re claiming disability benefits, a latergram of you hiking or going out dancing could soon get you in trouble. A proposed Trump administration rule would allow agency officials to snoop on the social media accounts of Social Security disability recipients. The White House is working with the Social Security Administration to propose a new rule that allow for social media monitoring in order to crack down on fraud, reports the New York Times.”

Quartz: The EPA just revealed that staffers destroyed files under audit . “Employees at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) destroyed records they knew were being audited, a new memo posted to a government database reveals.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

The Scotsman: Scottish authors unite against ‘book pirating’ website. “Scottish authors have added their voices to a campaign against an ebook website which they say is stealing their work. The site, run by Vancouver entrepreneur Travis McCrea, who also led the now-defunct Pirate Party of Canada, publishes hundreds of books for readers to download for free in what he describes as a ‘digital library’.”

TechCrunch: Dozens of companies leaked sensitive data thanks to misconfigured Box accounts . “Security researchers have found dozens of companies inadvertently leaking sensitive corporate and customer data because staff are sharing public links to files in their Box enterprise storage accounts that can easily be discovered.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

University at Buffalo: How online neighborhood reviews could aid urban planning . ” Every day, people share a dizzying amount of information about local communities online. They talk about whether their neighbors are friendly, how well the buses run, what kinds of restaurants are in an area, and much, much more. A new study by University at Buffalo researcher Yingjie Hu shows how we can sort through this vast trove of digital data to improve cities and people’s quality of life.”

Washington Post: Zuckerberg says he’s going all in on private messaging. Facebook’s declining user numbers tell us why.. “Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg went public last week with his plan to reorient the embattled social network toward encryption and privacy — transforming Facebook from a boisterous global town square into an intimate living room, according to a philosophical essay posted to his Facebook wall. The essay was 3,200 words, but Zuckerberg managed to avoid mentioning how far users have already moved away from his town square — a reality that may help explain the boldness and urgency of Zuckerberg’s announcement.” Good morning, Internet…

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