Google Blog: The words of women artists, in the museum and online. “We might realize the significant lack of space and voice given to women artists. That’s one of the reasons behind the National Gallery of Rome’s radical six-year program, Women Up. It brings together many of our works by women artists, while also focusing on the representation of women and the damage done by residual stereotypes… Making a meaningful contribution to the visibility of women in the museum means thinking outside the confines of our physical space, and exploring new curatorial techniques. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Google Arts & Culture to bring the entire program online…”
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
ABC News: Audio diaries reveal Lady Bird Johnson’s unseen influence in husband’s administration. “ABC News will kick off Women’s History Month with its new podcast ‘In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson,’ co-produced with Best Case Studios and hosted by author Julia Sweig. Drawn from over 123 hours of the former first lady’s mostly unheard daily audio diaries, the podcast presents a surprising and original portrait of Claudia Alta ‘Lady Bird’ Johnson, told in her own words.” The first of eight episodes debuted yesterday.
CNET: YouTube suspends Rudy Giuliani again, citing election misinformation. “YouTube on Monday said it suspended former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani from its platform again, after breaking the company’s rules banning claims of election fraud regarding the 2020 US presidential contest.”
PC World: How to create strong, secure passwords by learning how to crack them. “Create stronger, more secure passwords: We are nagged to do it all the time, but few of us actually make the effort. Meanwhile, passwords continue to be stolen, leaked, and cracked on a regular basis. So this time we’re hoping to get your attention by looking at it from the attacker’s side! We’ll show you how passwords are cracked and even how to do it yourself, so you can see exactly why a strong password matters.” If you just want some hints on good strong passwords, skip this article. If you want a deep, informative dive on passwords and security– enjoy.
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
Los Angeles Times: Why are people spending hours on Clubhouse? It’s not (usually) the money. “Many have been drawn by simple curiosity, or the promise of hopping into a room with a favorite celebrity. Some are chasing fame and exposure to the growing crowd. Others are there because it’s their job to figure out what’s going on in the social tech world. For the most part, only the most popular performers are making money on the app, by soliciting tips from fans via payment apps. And then there are those scammers.”
CNN: The worldwide web as we know it may be ending. “Over the last year, the worldwide web has started to look less worldwide. Europe is floating regulation that could impose temporary bans on US tech companies that violate its laws. The United States was on the verge of banning TikTok and WeChat, though the new Biden administration is rethinking that move. India, which did ban those two apps as well of dozens of others, is now at loggerheads with Twitter.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
BNN Bloomberg: U.S. asks Google for detailed search data in antitrust case. “The U.S. Department of Justice and several state attorneys general are seeking comparable data on U.S. search results and related ad from Feb. 2, 2015 to Feb. 8, 2015 and from Feb. 3, 2020 to Feb. 9, 2020, according to a legal filing Monday. The Alphabet Inc. unit is being asked to share data on how and where users searched in those periods, the quantity of different types of ads, revenue from those ads and what the underlying bids were for them, among other details.”
Mashable: TikTok agrees to $92 million settlement in class action privacy lawsuit. “TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has agreed to pay a $92 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging it violated Illinois’ biometric privacy laws. The company still disputes the truth of the accusations against them, of course, but right now it just wants to move on from the whole thing.”
RESEARCH & OPINION
FedTech Magazine: Artificial Intelligence and Extended Reality May Pose Security Risks, Expert Warns. “Just as federal agencies are getting more adept at deploying technologies such as augmented reality and artificial intelligence to enhance their mission effectiveness, they need to also start worrying about how those tools could compromise their cybersecurity. That’s according to cybersecurity expert Theresa Payton, who detailed her IT security predictions for 2021 and 2022 during a recent webinar sponsored by CDW and Intel.”
The Guardian: ‘Look after yourself my darling’: poignant letters salvaged from 1941 shipwreck. “The fragments of a 1941 love letter to a woman named Iris, found nearly three miles under the ocean in a shipwreck, have been painstakingly pieced together by experts, 80 years after it was posted….The letter is one of 717 that were never delivered by the cargo ship, the SS Gairsoppa, which was destined for the US. The ship was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland by a German U-boat on 16 February 1941. Of the 86 crew on board, only one survived.” Good afternoon, Internet…
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