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Wyoming Aviators, Delaware Newspapers, Boston Law Enforcement, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, November 25, 2020

NEW RESOURCES

KGAB: Learn About Famous Wyoming Aviators At New Website. “The museum was founded by the late Jim Good, in the historic ‘Hangar 1’ at the Casper Wyoming’s International Airport. This is the site of the former Casper Army Air Base. The museum houses a collection from Good Racing and displays of military aviation memorabilia. For over a month now, artist and photographer Tim Mandese has been working with Natrona County’s Good Aviation Veterans Museum to upgrade their website, introduce a YouTube page with video tours, and upgrade their social media status.”

Delaware State News: Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project. “The Seaford Historical Society recently announced the opening of its new online archive of historic Seaford newspapers. The collection was made possible by generous archive and monetary donations, according to Seaford Museum Administrator David Grantz. From the July 5, 1879, issue of The Sussex County Index to the Dec. 25, 2003, edition of The Leader & State Register, the collection captures development of Seaford from a small, river port town through its years as the industrial hub of southern Delaware.”

Boston Globe: A database of 10 years of Boston Police disciplinary action. “Amid heightened scrutiny of law enforcement across the nation, the Boston Globe sought to assess the extent of misconduct and discipline within the Boston Police Department. The City of Boston does not provide a comprehensive, transparent system that allows residents to keep tabs on its police. So, the Globe decided to amass public records, cross reference the data, and create its own.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

BetaNews: Want to get verified on Twitter? It could happen in 2021. “Twitter’s verifications initiative ran into problems three years ago when it found itself under heavy criticism for awarding blue ticks to numerous controversial accounts. When 2021 rolls around, the company is planning to start verifying people who fall into various categories — government; companies, brands and organizations; news; entertainment; sports; and activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.”

USEFUL STUFF

Digital Inspiration: How to Play YouTube Videos at Custom Speed. “YouTube allows you to play videos at 2x the original speed but what if you want to speed up and watch videos at an even higher speed – like 4x or 10x the normal speed? That’s where Chrome Developer Tools can help.”

Make Tech Easier: Best Chrome Themes to Beautify Your Browser. “Google Chrome remains the world’s most popular browser and for good reason. From its speed to its cross-platform availability, Chrome remains the reigning browser champion. However, its minimalistic design isn’t for everyone. For years, Chrome has allowed users to beautify the browser with hundreds, if not thousands, of themes. Let’s take a look at some of the best Google Chrome themes you can download right now.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

New York Times: Census Officials Say They Can’t Meet Trump’s Deadline for Population Count. “In a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to strip unauthorized immigrants from census totals used for reapportionment, Census Bureau officials have concluded that they cannot produce the state population totals required to reallocate seats in the House of Representatives until after President Trump leaves office in January.”

Israel Hayom: Google plans Israel-Saudi Arabia link in massive fiber-optic project. “The underwater cable project, called Blue Raman route after Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, will be more than 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) long and is expected to cost $400 million. If completed, the network would mark the first time two nations with no formal diplomatic ties will be linked directly as part of an internet infrastructure project.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Jurist: Sweden court rejects Google’s appeal in data privacy case. “The Administrative Court of Stockholm on Monday rejected Google’s appeal against the decision of the Swedish data protection authority (Authority) and confirmed that Google has violated the provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).”

Tom’s Guide: 350,000 Spotify accounts targeted by hackers — what to do. “Up to 350,000 Spotify accounts have been targeted by hackers who are cracking them open using reused or weak passwords, security researchers with Israeli website VPNMentor have revealed. While the music streaming service itself has not been hacked, the researchers found an unprotected online database containing about 380 million individual records.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

WWWD: Darker Skin Tones Are Underrepresented on Social Media, Report Says. “Eyecue, an AI-powered social media analytics platform and consultancy founded by Carolina Bañales, released a report this month underscoring the lack of skin-tone representation by beauty brands on social media. Applying image recognition technology to more than 150,000 beauty Instagram posts, Eyecue found that dark skin tones appear in only 13 percent of portrait images.”

EurekAlert: When consumers trust AI recommendations–or resist them. “Researchers from Boston University and University of Virginia published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how consumers respond to AI recommenders when focused on the functional and practical aspects of a product (its utilitarian value) versus the experiential and sensory aspects of a product (its hedonic value).” Good morning, Internet…

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