Hungary Refugees, Korea Movies, LibreOffice, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, June 6, 2019


Hungary Today: New Database on Trianon Refugees Published. “A new database containing the names, residence, occupation, and place of arrival of more than 15,000 Hungarian refugees who arrived in Hungary between 1918 and 1928 has been published. These refugees had to leave their homes after a large part of Hungary’s land was transferred to neighboring countries after the Treaty of Trianon was signed.”

IndieWire: The Korean Film Archive Is Now Streaming Over 200 Movies for Free on YouTube. “After making history at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival by becoming the first South Korean director to win the Palme d’Or, ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho encouraged cinephiles around the world to seek out more works of South Korean cinema. Thanks to the Korean Film Archive’s official YouTube page, Bong’s wish could not be easier for American moviegoers to fulfill. The KFA is streaming over 200 feature films for free right now on YouTube, many of which have been uploaded to the platform in restored versions.”


Make Tech Easier: How to Open and Edit Remote Files from Google Drive in LibreOffice. “LibreOffice is a powerful tool, and it’s only getting more powerful. While it’s a desktop tool first, you can now use LibreOffice in a browser, making it an alternative to online office suites like Google Docs. Recent versions of LibreOffice have added support for editing files remotely on SAMBA shares, over SSH, and via other methods. One of the more interesting of these is Google Drive support, which we’ll dive into in this article.”


Lifehacker: How To Enable Content Blocking Filters and Privacy Extensions on Firefox 67.0. “Mozilla rolled out several new privacy features for the desktop version of Firefox today, including enhanced tracker protection and content blocking, a password manager, and new optional security extensions. Some of these features will need to be enabled and configured for existing users, though people who download a fresh installation of Firefox should have most turned on by default. Either way, we detail all of the changes in the update, and how to enable them, in the section below.”

KnowTechie: This handy Chrome extension lets you preview a site’s results without ever having to click on it. “Google Results Previewer adds a handy hover-to-preview feature to your Google search results pages. Now, you can search away knowing that a preview of your search results is just a hover away.”


The Verge: Senator calls for FTC investigation into ‘dangerous detox teas’ on social media. “On Tuesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote to the FTC requesting a federal investigation into the sale of ‘detox teas’ on social media that are pervasively marketed by influencers on social media.”

Vanity Fair: “Either You F–k Me, or I’ll F–k You”: How Zuckerberg’s Billionaires Club Can Atone for Facebook. “With Facebook leadership mired in yet another scandal this week—refusing to take down a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi, edited to make the Democratic House speaker look drunk or senile—it’s becoming ever clearer that real change will take both internal and external pressures. Many of the same people who are now feeling sick about Facebook would once have taken a bullet for the company.”

The Atlantic: The Real Difference Between Creators and Influencers. “Why YouTube’s power users are called creators has been the subject of debate for many years. When asked for comment, a YouTube spokesperson couldn’t even tell me the origin of the term. Some say the name evolved from ‘content creators’ such as bloggers. A recent Wired article postured that men are more likely to self-identify as creators, while women more often call themselves influencers. This is not true. But there’s a reason why the term creator continues to be pervasive, and it’s the same reason that may ultimately lead to the title’s demise.”


TIME: Russia Demands Tinder Share User Data, Messages With Its National Intelligence Agencies. “Russia is requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users — including messages — to national intelligence agencies, part of the country’s widening crackdown on internet freedoms. The communications regulator said Monday that Tinder was included on a list of online services operating in Russia that are required to provide user data on demand to Russian authorities, including the FSB security agency.”

CNET: Collections firm breach exposes data on 7.7M LabCorp customers. “LabCorp said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it was recently notified of that a security breach occurred at American Medical Collection Agency between August 1, 2018, and March 30, 2019. The revelation comes a day after Quest Diagnostics said 11.9 million of its patients may have been exposed in a data breach at AMCA, an external collections agency used by LabCorp and other companies in the health care industry.”


Advertising Age: Americans Now Spend More Time On Devices Than Watching TV. “For the first time, U.S. adults this year will spend more time using their mobile devices than they’ll spend watching TV, according to eMarketer Inc. About 70 percent of that time will be spent on smartphones.”

Baylor University: When It Comes to Vacation Memories, ‘Focus before Facebook’. “In this digital age, what’s more important when you’re on vacation — the experience itself or the selfie that proves you were there? If you want to preserve the memories, it’s best to process the experience before you post the photo — a modern-day twist on the adage ‘think before you speak,’ says Charles Weaver, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences.” Good morning, Internet…

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