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Sustainable Textiles, North Carolina Newspapers, Thailand Cultural Heritage, More: Saturday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 5, 2021

NEW RESOURCES

Fibre2Fashion: German textile fair Heimtextil launches online materials library. “The curators of the new materials library are London-based futures- research agency, FranklinTill. The Future Materials Library 2021 offers materials pioneers a platform and presents a first-class mix of economically proven and revolutionary developments. FranklinTill has organised the materials in four themes; Regenerative Crops, Remade Fibres, Harvesting Waste Streams, and Sustainable Colour, according to a press release by Messe Frankfurt.”

DigitalNC: New Newspaper, Chapel Hill News Leader, Online Now. “Thanks to our partners at the Chapel Hill Historical Society, DigitalNC is now home to 167 issues of the Chapel Hill News Leader. This batch includes issues from May 20, 1954 to December 29, 1955. Covering stories in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC, the Chapel Hill News Leader frequently spoke on events at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools and in 1955 federal courts ordered the admission of Black undergraduates to UNC.”

Bangkok Post: Virtual dose of history and culture. “Recently, the Fine Arts Department launched a new website … which allows visitors to explore 12 historical parks throughout the country such as Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Sukhothai Historical Park and Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. Using advanced multimedia technology, it is designed to resemble an audio guide in Thai and English, including animated cartoons for kids, video clips, photographs, e-books and diagrams so that people of all ages can easily learn about Thailand’s rich history and cultural heritage.”

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine: New state website pushes available jobs, resources in cybersecurity. “Cyberseek Indiana was launched to address the rise in cybersecurity threats and attacks. State officials want the online resource to close the cybersecurity skills gap in Indiana and create new job opportunities…. The state said the website has information about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market, heat maps showing locations of jobs and apprenticeships, and contacts for training providers.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

BBC: Facebook suspends Trump accounts for two years. “Facebook’s move comes as the social media giant is also ending a policy shielding politicians from some content moderation rules. It said that it would no longer give politicians immunity for deceptive or abusive content based on their comments being newsworthy.”

USEFUL STUFF

MakeUseOf: How to Block Everyone Who Liked a Bad Tweet in One Hit. “You are able to report offensive posts and accounts on Twitter. But this doesn’t mean that you’re free from interacting with the people who endorsed its content. Thankfully, there is a third-party tool that you can use to block everyone who liked the tweet. Megablock is a tool that allows you to mute a tweet, as well as block its author and everyone who liked it in one hit.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

AFP: Cuban hip hop group shoots to world fame via social media. “With no other platform on which to ply their trade, 16-member Cuban dance troupe Datway (a play on That Way) have taken to Facebook and Instagram to display their unique brand of hip hop moves, blended with more traditional, home-grown styles. It has launched them to international fame, even catching the eye of Daddy Yankee, dubbed the King of Reggaeton — a Latin American music style that borrows heavily from hip hop and rap.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

ProPublica: The Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Hackers Had a Secret Weapon: Self-Promoting Cybersecurity Firms . “Five months before DarkSide attacked the Colonial pipeline, two researchers discovered a way to rescue its ransomware victims. Then an antivirus company’s announcement alerted the hackers.”

WoodTV: Genealogy sites lack diverse DNA, struggle to ID people of color. “Margaret Press, Co-founder and CEO of DNA Doe Project, told News 8 there are many reasons genealogy databases include fewer DNA samples from people of Latino or Hispanic descent, as well as black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).”

KJZZ: Arizona Supreme Court Launches Website To Help People Navigate Marijuana Expungement Process. “The Arizona Supreme Court has launched a new website to help people determine if they are eligible to have their records expunged for marijuana-related offenses. Provisions in the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, passed by voters in 2020, will take effect this summer, allowing some people to expunge court records of arrests and convictions for certain marijuana-related offenses.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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