The Baptist Standard, Remote Work, Bon Scott (AC/DC), More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, July 8, 2021


Baptist Standard: Around the State: Standard digital archive project continues. “More than 2,315 digitized issues of the Baptist Standard—including some dating back to 1920— now are accessible online here. The digital archives project is made possible through a partnership involving Baylor University Libraries, the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Baptist Standard Publishing, and it is funded through the gift of an anonymous donor.”

Kim Komando: Looking for a change? Check this site to find cities that will pay you to move. “If you work from home, where you live is entirely up to you. Several cities have caught on to this trend and decided to use it to their advantage. If you are a remote worker, you might like to move to an exciting new location and be paid to do it. There is a new website that lists opportunities for relocation for remote workers. Keep reading for your best options and tips to live the most exciting remote work life possible.”

The West Australian: Bon Scott: Family of AC/DC powerhouse launches first official website . “Bon Scott’s family will launch the first official website celebrating the late, legendary AC/DC singer tomorrow on what would have been the hell-raiser’s 75th birthday. The Bon Scott Estate has invited fans to send stories and tributes about the Fremantle-raised singer…. which will already be populated with testimonials from friends, famous musicians and other notable people when the site goes liveon Friday.”


BetaNews: Tor Browser 10.5 is here… and it kills off support for older Onion services. “Perhaps most apparent in Tor Browser 10.5 is the improved experience of connecting to Tor. While the Tor Network has undeniably rocketed in popularity, there are still plenty of people who like the idea of the security and privacy it offers, but feel uncomfortable with getting started. In particular, this latest version of the browser makes life easier for people forced to use censored connections.”

Deseret News: FamilySearch wants to build on success with another free, all-virtual RootsTech in 2022. “Empowered by its success earlier this year, FamilySearch is planning to take a similar approach with another free, entirely virtual RootsTech in 2022. The worldwide online event is scheduled for March 3-5, FamilySearch announced in a news release Wednesday.”


Lifehacker: You Should Let the BookTok Teens Find Your Next Read. “If your reading habits have grown a little stale, but you don’t want to be sold to by a publishing newsletter and you don’t have the time for a book club, you should give BookTok a try—this burgeoning corner of the social media world is full of readers with opinions. Here’s a primer on how to make the most of ‘BookTok.'”


Washington Post: From corporate America to conspiracy theory promotion: How a Minnesota man made a career out of anonymously amplifying dark plots. “Sean G. Turnbull displays many of the hallmarks of a successful upper-middle-class family man, a former film producer and marketing manager for one of the country’s largest retail corporations who lives in a well-appointed home in this Minneapolis-St. Paul suburb. Former colleagues describe him as smart, affable and family-oriented. But for more than a decade, the 53-year-old has also pursued a less conventional path: anonymously promoting conspiracy theories about dark forces in American politics on websites and social media accounts in a business he runs out of his home. His audience numbers are respectable and his ad base is resilient, according to corporate records and interviews.”

CNET: Google’s ‘hypocritical’ remote work policies anger employees. “As Google employees around the world make plans for post-pandemic work at the tech giant, Laura de Vesine won’t be among them. For months, de Vesine, a senior site reliability engineer, went back and forth with the company over a potential relocation. Fed up with Google’s inflexible policies, she handed in her notice. Her last day is Friday. For de Vesine, Google’s attempt to corral its employees after a year of remote work has been marked by indecision and backpedaling.”


TechCrunch: SoftBank buys perpetual Yahoo trademark license for $1.6 billion. “The extremely descriptive Z Holdings owns SoftBank’s internet businesses in Japan, most notably Yahoo Japan, whose web portal remains the country’s most trafficked news website. Under its most current agreement with Verizon Media (formerly Oath, formerly AOL + Yahoo), Yahoo Japan paid a regular royalty for the rights to use the Yahoo brand name in Japan and associated technologies. Those royalties will now stop in lieu of a one-time upfront payment.”

Stanford Medicine: Stanford researcher’s cryptography can preserve genetic privacy in criminal DNA profiling. “Crime scene DNA analysis can help identify perpetrators, but current methods may divulge the genetic information of innocent people. Cryptography can protect genetic privacy without hampering law enforcement, Stanford researchers say.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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