Tairawhiti Museum, Google, New York Yankees, More: Wednesday Evening ResearchBuzz, March 24, 2021


Gisborne Herald: Opening up the collection. “Only about 1 percent of Tairawhiti Museum’s collection can be exhibited in the museum at any one time but digital technology means the entire collection can be curated online….Due to be launched tomorrow, the museum’s collection website is a work in progress. The museum has more than 40,000 items catalogued in its internal collection database and these will gradually be added to the online database.”


Yahoo Finance: Google CEO warns of ‘unintended consequences’ if Congress kills Section 230. “Google CEO Sundar Pichai will join other Big Tech chiefs on Thursday at a Congressional hearing on social media’s role in promoting extremism and misinformation. And in his written testimony ahead of the hearing, Pichai, whose company also owns YouTube, lays out exactly what Google (GOOG, GOOGL) has done to stanch the flow of such content.”

CNET: Amazon to stream 21 regular-season Yankees games on Prime Video. “New York Yankees baseball is coming to Amazon Prime, at least for those in the New York area. The e-commerce giant announced on Wednesday that it will be offering 21 regular-season broadcasts of Yankees games to Prime members in New York state, Connecticut, northeast Pennsylvania, and north and central New Jersey.”

Creative Commons: Our 2020 State of the Commons Report Is Here!. “In our 2020 State of the Commons report, we take you through what we accomplished last year, from effectively unlocking hundreds of thousands of patents to the public through the Open COVID Pledge to hosting over 1300 people in our first virtual CC Global Summit.”


Hongkiat: 5 Best Web Scraping Tools to Extract Online Data. “These software look for new data manually or automatically, fetching the new or updated data and storing them for your easy access. For example, one may collect info about products and their prices from Amazon using a scraping tool. In this post, we’re listing the use cases of web scraping tools and the top 10 web scraping tools to collect information, with zero codings.”


Times of Israel: Archives uncover forgotten names of Auschwitz inmates. “Ewa Bazan, an archivist at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, compares her work on newly accessible records to piecing together a ‘puzzle’ that is revealing new names and stories of the Nazi death camp’s inmates. Ninety percent of the notorious camp’s files were destroyed by its guards before they fled but a recently completed two-year collaboration with the Arolsen Archives in Germany is bringing new information to light.”

Lovin’ Malta: Got Photos From Malta’s 2019 Protests? This Project Needs Your Help To Preserve History. “A publication and online archive aimed at preserving iconic moments that capture protestors’ fury during the 2019 political reckoning in Malta is being curated – and the organisers need your help to make it come to life. ‘Our Island III’ is an incredible art project organised by aditus with the support and sponsorship of the Malta Arts Council Creative Communities, the Embassy of France in Malta and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Malta.”


Krebs on Security: Fintech Giant Fiserv Used Unclaimed Domain. “If you sell Web-based software for a living and ship code that references an unregistered domain name, you are asking for trouble. But when the same mistake is made by a Fortune 500 company, the results can range from costly to disastrous. Here’s the story of one such goof committed by Fiserv [NASDAQ:FISV], a $15 billion firm that provides online banking software and other technology solutions to thousands of financial institutions.”


Department of Energy: DOE Announces $34.5 Million for Data Science and Computation Tools to Advance Climate Solutions . “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) [March 19] announced up to $34.5 million to harness cutting-edge research tools for new scientific discoveries, including clean energy and climate solutions. Two new funding opportunities will support researchers using data science and computation-based methods—including artificial intelligence and machine learning—to tackle basic science challenges, advance clean energy technologies, improve energy efficiency, and predict extreme weather and climate patterns.”

PubMed: Negative Attitudes and Beliefs Toward the #MeToo Movement on Twitter. “Given recent and growing societal movements focusing on sexual assault, such as the #MeToo Movement, it is imperative to understand current attitudes about sexual assault and these movements. The aim of this study was to examine negative attitudes and beliefs about sexual assault in the context of the #MeToo Movement by qualitatively analyzing social media posts (i.e., tweets) containing the hashtag “metoo” on Twitter, a popular social media platform.” Good evening, Internet…

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