West Liberty University, Princeton University, Twitch, More: Tuesday Evening ResearchBuzz, March 2, 2021


West Liberty University: Trumpet Marks 100 Years Of News. “West Liberty University’s student newspaper, The Trumpet, is marking 100 years of publication in 2021 and in honor of the milestone, students and staff archived hardcopies of the paper digitally, so everyone can access the paper easily from home or office!”


Central Jersey: Historical Society of Princeton digitizes 300 at-risk oral history recordings. “Collections transferred include: Interviews conducted by the Princeton History Project, an oral history initiative during the 1970s and 1980s that documented the stories of Princeton residents alive at the turn-of-the-century; Interviews conducted by author Jamie Sayen in the 1970s with Albert Einstein’s Princeton friends and colleagues that provide an intimate look at a man with New Jersey connections and worldwide appeal; and Oral histories from the residents of Princeton’s historic African American and Italian American communities, including interviews conducted by author Kathryn Watterson for her award-winning book ‘I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton,’ published by the Princeton University Press in 2017.”

BBC: Twitch backtracks after outcry for using ‘gender neutral’ term ‘womxn’. “The company had said it would use the term ‘womxn’ in order to be more gender neutral in its language. But LGBT communities online called the change transphobic because it suggested trans women were not women.”


Search Engine Journal: 12 of the Best Tools to Monitor Your Online Reputation. “It’s crucial that you find out about (and deal with) problems before they become a major issue, and that you can provide timely feedback. Monitoring what people say about you online will help you maintain a good reputation. So, how do you keep track of what people are saying about you online? Here are some of the best online reputation monitoring tools for you to check out.”


Ahval News: Turkish Presidency’s ambition to counter global tech giants mocked on social media. “The Turkish Presidency on Sunday said the country is looking to build national equivalents of five big tech companies, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Google, while stressing the importance of storing online data in Turkey.”

Middle East Monitor: French senator calls for quid pro quo for Algerian access to national archive. “A French senator has called on the government to allow Algerian access to colonial archives in France, but only if there is reciprocal access for French researchers to Algeria’s colonial-era archive. The latter, insists Stéphane Le Rudulier, is not easy now, hence his call for the intervention of the government with its Algerian counterpart.”


Ars Technica: New browser-tracking hack works even when you flush caches or go incognito. “The prospect of Web users being tracked by the sites they visit has prompted several countermeasures over the years, including using Privacy Badger or an alternate anti-tracking extension, enabling private or incognito browsing sessions, or clearing cookies. Now, websites have a new way to defeat all three.”

Washington Post: Home-security cameras have become a fruitful resource for law enforcement — and a fatal risk. “Police forces across the U.S. made more than 20,000 requests last year for footage captured by Ring’s ‘video doorbells’ and other home-security cameras, underscoring how the rapid growth of inexpensive home surveillance technology has given American law enforcement an unprecedented ability to monitor neighborhood life.”


Penn State News: Internet fiber optics could provide valuable insight into geological phenomena. “Fiber-optic cables run underneath nearly all city grids across the United States and provide internet and cable TV to millions, but what if those systems could also provide valuable information related to hazardous events such as earthquakes and flooding? A team of researchers at Penn State have found they can do just that.”

Mashable: The AI-powered fact checker that investigates QAnon influencers shares its secret weapon. “Founded in 2017 by CEO Lyric Jain, [Logically] combines its AI tech with human fact-checking experts in order to uncover, track, archive, and debunk conspiracy theories ranging from QAnon to misinformation about COVID-19. The company already has a few public-facing products, such as mobile apps and web browser extensions to help users navigate online misinformation they may come across throughout their everyday internet use.” Good evening, Internet…

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