Prescription Drug Assistance, Cambodia Photography, Twitter, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, July 11, 2019


KRMG: New Online Tool Provides Patients More Info On Their Medical Costs . “The Medicine Assistance Tool, or MAT, was created by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) to provide patients with more information about their medicine costs and help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through various biopharmaceutical industry programs.”

New-to-me: an online archive of Cambodia photography. “In 1975, when the Khmer Rouge regime took power in Cambodia and isolated the country from the rest of the world, the Ramas were ordered to leave their home in the city of Battambang. “They told us that the U.S. would bomb the city and that we would only be away for a short time,” Vira Rama tells Despite the order from Khmer Rouge soldiers to not take too much stuff with them, they left with all their family photos. More than 40 years later, Vira Rama, who was 10 years old when Pol Pot’s regime took power, still isn’t entirely sure why his parents kept them.”


BBC: Twitter bans religious insults calling groups rats or maggots. “Twitter is updating its hate-speech rules to ban posts that liken religious groups to rats, viruses or maggots, among other dehumanising terms. Over time, the ban would be extended to cover to some other groups, it said.”

CNBC: The tech industry is starting to doubt Facebook will be able to launch its Libra currency by 2020. “Facebook unveiled its plans for a cryptocurrency called Libra less than a month ago, but already faces obstacles from regulators and lawmakers in Washington, D.C. As a result, some tech executives are expressing doubt that the project will launch by 2020.”


Everybody’s Libraries: Everybody’s Library Questions: Copyright and advertisements. “My previous post answered a reader question about how to determine whether a newspaper (or other serial issue) was under copyright or not. (More details about the process can be found in our guide ‘Determining copyright status of serial issues’.) Some people still wonder about the ads, though.”

PC World: How to back up your Google Photos library now that Google Drive auto-sync has shut down. “Google says that Drive sync was causing confusion with users, so Photos will no longer include an option to sync with Google Drive. You’ll still be able to back up your photos in original quality if you choose, but you’ll no longer see new photos appear on your Drive. Similarly, anything you add to the Photos folders in Google Drive will no longer automatically appear in Google Photos.”


Open GLAM: The Great Wave: what Hokusai’s masterpiece tells us about museums, copyright and online collections today. “When museums digitise their collections and put them online, they take a range of approaches to copyright and licensing the digital surrogates they have created. While some museums adopt open access policies to encourage the reuse and sharing of material, most choose to use copyright to regulate and monetise their digital images. So how do museums holding an impression of [Katsushika] Hokusai’s iconic work make it available? To find out, let’s compare fourteen cultural institutions that have digitised and published their ‘Great Wave’ online.”

WUSF: Florida Blue To Provide Claims Information For Statewide Database. “In a major turnaround, one of Florida’s largest health insurers is poised to provide 60 million insurance claims to a statewide database designed to help people shop for health care.”


WTVD: FDA forces some social media influencers to add warnings to posts after they advertise unsafe vape, e-liquid products. “Some popular social media accounts are posting new warnings after a federal crackdown. The Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration are targeting accounts that promote and market vape and e-liquid products.”

Fast Company: I’m a hacker, and here’s how your social media posts help me break into your company. “Think twice before you snap and share that office selfie, #firstday badge pic, or group photo at work. Hackers are trolling social media for photos, videos, and other clues that can help them better target your company in an attack. I know this because I’m one of them.”

The Verge: ICE and the FBI are using facial recognition on driver’s license databases around the US. “Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are widely using facial recognition tools on state driver’s license databases around the country, according to newly released documents.” Good morning, Internet…

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