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Football Footage, Indiana History, Apollo 11, More: Monday Evening ResearchBuzz, June 17, 2019

NEW RESOURCES

Reuters: UEFA launches streaming service of archive footage. “European football’s governing body UEFA said on Thursday it is launching an Internet-based streaming service that will give people access to a ‘gold mine’ of archive footage.”

Fox59: Indiana Album encourages Hoosiers to share their photographs, past and present, for online database. “[Joan] Hostetler is the executive director of the Indiana Album. It’s a nonprofit organization that borrow Hoosiers’ photos and documents from all eras, digitizes them, catalogs and shares them on their website.”

Collect Space: New website replays Apollo 11 first moon landing mission in real time. “With a single click, a new website can take you back 50 years and place you directly into the real-time action of the first moon landing mission. But if ‘Apollo 11 in Real Time’ creator Ben Feist has gotten it right, you will want to click many more times than just once.”

USEFUL STUFF

Wired: It’s Time To Switch To A Privacy Browser. “If you want to push back against online tracking, you’ve got several options to pick from when choosing a default browser. These are the browsers that put user privacy high on the list of their priorities.”

How-To Geek: The Beginner’s Guide to Google Sheets. “If you’re just beginning to use Google Sheets, its extensive features and add-ons can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you on the fast track to start using this powerful, free alternative to Microsoft Excel.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Korea Biz Wire: S. Korea to Develop AR-based Search Engine for Buildings. “The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport plans to organize the Construction Information System Innovation Task Force on Wednesday to introduce a new service that uses augmented reality (AR) technology to provide information on various buildings to the public.”

Dublin InQuirer: How a Butcher Amassed a Photo Archive for East Wall. “Each of the seven folders holds about a hundred prints. The collection began with a few photos, rescued from a skip around the corner, says Paddy Curtis, in his East Wall butchers’ shop last week.” This is a wonderful story. Please read it.

SECURITY & LEGAL

Knowledge@Wharton: Regulating Big Tech: Is a Day of Reckoning Coming?. “Big technology companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple are on the cusp of a new era of regulatory oversight in the U.S., after years of being penalized in Europe for anticompetitive practices. The clamor from U.S. regulators has gotten louder recently, with calls for investigations into Big Tech’s antitrust activities, as well as the implications of their data gathering on privacy and the democratic process.”

Engadget: Samsung tweet suggests scanning your smart TV for malware every few weeks. “This morning a Samsung customer support account tweeted an odd warning that, to prevent malicious software attacks on your smart TV, you should scan it for viruses every few weeks. It even included an instructional video to help you do so. The tweet, first spotted by The Verge, was short lived. Samsung has since removed it, but it existed long enough to raise a few red flags.”

OTHER THINGS I THINK ARE COOL

I usually don’t post stuff like this, but it’s so gloriously silly I can’t help it. And heaven knows we all need a laugh these days. TNW: Wikipedia titles you can sing to the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ theme song, tweeted. “A while back, XKCD – a webcomic you should definitely be following – published a list of Wikipedia articles that have the same syllable stress pattern as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song. You know, something like ‘Puerto Rico Lizard-Cuckoo.’ Well, this has been taken a step further by enterprising Twitter user, __eel__. They created a Twitter bot that only posts real life Wikipedia articles whose titles can be sung to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme.” Good evening, Internet…

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