Guantánamo Bay Detainees, Syracuse University Art, Muhammad Ali, More: Tuesday Evening ResearchBuzz, June 15, 2021


New York Times: An Updated Tool for Tracking the Detainees of Guantánamo Bay. “A Times team has revamped an online database that makes it easier to learn about the roughly 780 prisoners who were taken there, including the 40 who remain.”

Syracuse University: Libraries Launches Biblio Gallery Online. “Syracuse University Libraries recently launched an online version of its Biblio Gallery. The Biblio Gallery, set up on the fourth floor of Bird Library, was created in 2007 as a student exhibition and study space. S. Ann Skiold, art librarian, has been curating the gallery since 2009 and has hosted numerous solo and group exhibits.”

PR Newswire: Ali Center Launches New Digital Museum and Archives as Part of Ali Festival (PRESS RELEASE). “For the first time ever, the Muhammad Ali Center is able to open up its archival collection and offer online exhibits for the world to experience as a way to extend Muhammad Ali’s global reach. The launch of the Center’s new digital museum and archives was specifically planned to be introduced during the annual Ali Festival, and on what would have been the 100th birthday of LeRoy Neiman, a longtime friend of Muhammad Ali’s.”


TechCrunch: Google’s AirTable rival, Tables, graduates from beta test to become a Google Cloud product. “Last fall, Google’s in-house incubator Area 120 introduced a new work-tracking tool called Tables, an AirTable rival that allows for tracking projects more efficiently using automation. Today, Google says Tables will officially ‘graduate’ from Area 120 to become an official Google product by joining Google Cloud, which it expects to complete in the next year.”

BetaNews: Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 OS leaks in full online, revealing a centered taskbar and Start menu, rounded corners, and widgets! . “Towards the end of the month, Microsoft is set to reveal the future of Windows. We already reported last week that Windows 10 is coming to an end, and its replacement might be Windows 11, or possibly Windows Sun Valley. Earlier today, some screenshots from the new OS appeared at Baidu, and then an iSO of the full operating system leaked on the web, confirming that it is indeed called Windows 11.”


El País: Why Amsterdam is home to a trove of archives on Spanish anarchism and the anti-Franco resistance. “A significant part of historical memory regarding Spain’s anarchist movement and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) can be found at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.”


Cincinnati Enquirer: Ohio Department of Health violated public records law, court finds. “A special master at the Ohio Court of Claims has sided with The Columbus Dispatch in a 13-month-long records dispute over death certificate data. Special Master Jeff Clark recommended in a June 9 report that the Ohio Department of Health turn over death certificate records contained in its Electronic Death Registration System database in response to the April 20, 2020 request.”

Competition and Markets Authority (UK): CMA to scrutinise Apple and Google mobile ecosystems. “The CMA has launched a market study into Apple’s and Google’s mobile ecosystems over concerns they have market power which is harming users and other businesses.”


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Introducing WebMeV 2.0: Online Tool for ‘Omics Data Analysis. “WebMeV was created in an effort to democratize bioinformatics processing of RNASeq data. What started as a standalone application has become a web-based application for intuitive GUI implementations of bioinformatics analyses.” WebMeV is free and open source.

Tech Policy Press: Researchers find Google serves nearly half of all ad traffic on fake news sites. “The study, Market Forces: Quantifying the Role of Top Credible Ad Servers in the Fake News Ecosystem, finds that 48% of all ad traffic on ‘fake’ news sites are served by Google, while 32% of ads served on ‘low quality’ sites rely on the firm.” Good evening, Internet…

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