Sneaker Stores, Illicit Enrichment Legislation, Vivaldi, More: Wednesday Evening ResearchBuzz, June 9, 2021


PRZen: Sneakervista is the largest online catalogue of sneaker stores (PRESS RELEASE). “To help sneakerheads pursue the pair of their dreams, Sneakervista developed an entire sneaker and streetwear encyclopedia to provide all the information they need. The sneaker shops stored on the database feature accurate details of the store addresses all around the world. The comprehensive store catalogs extend from countries to cities that make it a reliable guide for tourists and travelers looking for just about any kind of sneaker – from local sneaker boutiques to hyped pop-up stores, Sneakervista offers it all.”

EIN Presswire: Illicit Enrichment: A Guide to Laws Targeting Unexplained Wealth – new book published by Basel Institute on Governance (PRESS RELEASE). “A new open-access book published by the Basel Institute on Governance explores the rapid growth of illicit enrichment legislation around the world and its use to target corruption and recover illicitly obtained assets.” The book also includes a database of laws from 103 jurisdictions.


Engadget: Vivaldi adds mail, calendar, RSS and translation tools to its privacy-focused browser. “Vivaldi has released a major update for its eponymous web browser for privacy-minded power users. Version 4.0 bring with it a translation tool, along with beta versions of Vivaldi Mail, Calendar, and Feed Reader. The update is available now on Windows, Mac and Linux and Android devices.”

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Is Resuming Political Contributions — But Not To Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying The US Election. “In an internal announcement, Brian Rice, a public policy director at Facebook, said that the decision came after the Jan. 6 insurrection and a review of the company’s contribution policies. Five days after the storming of the Capitol, Facebook said it would pause all political donations for at least three months.”

BBC: Donald Trump-era ban on TikTok dropped by Joe Biden. “President Joe Biden has revoked an executive order from his predecessor Donald Trump banning Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat in the US. The ban faced a series of legal challenges and never came into force. Instead, the US Department of Commerce will now review apps designed and developed by those in ‘the jurisdiction of a foreign adversary’, such as China.”


Startup Bonsai: 13 Best Social Media Scheduling Tools: Tried & Tested. “Are you looking for the best social media scheduling tools to grow your business? Maybe you want best-in-class social scheduling software for your clients or in-house team. Or maybe you’re a small business owner or solopreneur that needs a dedicated social media tool that includes scheduling + everything else you’ll need to manage your social presence. In this post, we’re breaking down the best social media scheduling apps to save you time.”


The Bay Observer: HPL Treasure Trove Of Historical Drama Books Goes Digital. “Hamilton Public Library has found a world stage for more than 1,000 books it previously held about 18th and 19th Century theatre. The recent donation to the Internet Archive gives readers all around the world online access to the soon-to-be digitized collection.”

PC Magazine: Google’s ‘Firmina’ Subsea Cable Will Link North and South America. “Google today unveiled Firmina, an open subsea cable that will run from the East Coast of the US to Las Toninas, Argentina. Once complete, Firmina will be the longest cable in the world, capable of running entirely from a single power source at one end if, for some reason, its other sources are temporarily unavailable.”


Reuters: Market power of Siri, Alexa, Google a concern, EU regulators say. “The market dominance of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Alphabet’s Google Assistant has triggered concerns of potential anti-competitive practices, EU antitrust regulators said on Wednesday. The comments from the European Commission come after a year-long inquiry into voice assistants and other internet-connected devices and responses from more than 200 companies.”


Business Insider: Google does not auto-fill some searches like ‘coronavirus lab leak’ in part to avoid leading users to results that aren’t ‘authoritative’, according to the head of Google’s health division. “The head of Google’s health division David Feinberg said the company does not auto-complete searches for certain unverified theories to ensure users aren’t led ‘down pathways’ to more misinformation.” Good evening, Internet…

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