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Paralympics Australia, Syria, BBC Music, More: Saturday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, April 13, 2019

Expect a Sunday afternoon Buzz tomorrow. There’s so much going on…

NEW RESOURCES

Paralympics Australia: Paralympics Australia celebrates its history with launch of ‘Paralympic Stories’. “Paralympic Stories combines materials from a wide range of sources to chronicle the development of the disability sport movement in Australia from the early years of the 20th century, through the establishment of wheelchair sport at rehabilitation centres after World War II, the first team to leave Australian shores in 1957, the first Paralympic Games in 1960 and the incredible progress in the decades since, in which the Paralympic Games have become one of the world’s most prominent sporting events.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Syrian Network for Human Rights: A New Update to the World’s Most Comprehensive Database on the Syrian Conflict, Now Including the Data of the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Airwars for 2018 . “The international center, which specializes in analyzing data from conflicts worldwide, confirmed that the data which it has included from the Syrian Network for Human Rights on the Syrian conflict in 2018 led to the inclusion of more than 1,100 additional events to its database for 2018, with this information mostly covering events which were not previously documented in the Center’s database for the year.”

Engadget: BBC Music is available in the US, but only on the web. “The BBC is finally sharing its BBC Music site with audiences in the US. As of today, its trove of music reporting — across radio, TV and the web — as well as artist performances from Radio 1’s Live Lounge are available stateside.”

Daily Beast: Google Deals New Blow to Alt-Right Social Network Gab. “The new bans target Dissenter, a browser extension created by Gab that adds a parallel comment section to any web page on the internet. The decision from the two tech companies makes it harder for people to add Dissenter to their browsers.”

USEFUL STUFF

Search Engine Journal: DuckDuckGo vs. Google: An In-Depth Search Engine Comparison . “Google search is an amazing tool. But competitors are always going to be vying for search market share. And from time to time, there are going to be some great search engines that are actually worth using. DuckDuckGo may just be one of those competitors, especially if you’re looking for privacy that you may not get elsewhere. But DuckDuckGo has plenty more to offer searchers.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Fin24: Apple, Facebook, Google asked to pay for wind parks in Denmark. “Apple, Facebook and Google are facing calls to help pay for wind parks needed to power their planned data centres in Denmark. The companies have chosen the Nordic country, partly because of its abundant supply of green electricity. But a new report suggests that the data centres will consume so much power that local authorities may have to resort to more fossil fuels to cover demand.”

Politico: National Archives joins investigation into Interior chief’s missing calendars. “The National Archives and Records Administration gave the Interior Department until late April to address Democrats’ allegations that newly confirmed Secretary David Bernhardt may have been destroying his official calendars, according to a letter POLITICO obtained Friday.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Techdirt: South Korea Wants To Allow Its Copyright Protection Agency To Block Sites Allegedly Holding Infringing Material — No Judicial Review Required. “The government there is proposing to give its existing Copyright Protection Agency the power to cut off access to Web sites that it says have infringing material. A new campaign, ‘Stop Internet Censoring’, has been launched to fight the plans…”

TechCrunch: Microsoft: Hackers compromised support agent’s credentials to access customer email accounts. “On the heels of a trove of 773 million emails, and tens of millions of passwords, from a variety of domains getting leaked in January, Microsoft has faced another breach affecting its web-based email services. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that a certain ‘limited’ number of people who use web email services managed by Microsoft — which cover services like @msn.com and @hotmail.com — had their accounts compromised.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

British Library: The British Library’s new Collection Metadata Strategy. “‘Collection metadata’ is an umbrella term for structured data capturing the key properties, relationships and holdings supporting collection management. The British Library’s collection metadata evolved from simple inventory lists to encompass all information required to access, preserve and coordinate resources. Efficient exploitation of metadata underpins user services in a networked world. It is therefore a key resource requiring dedicated management to maximise its potential. ” Good afternoon, Internet…

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