Times of Israel: National Library digitizes poet-soldier Hannah Senesh’s literary estate. “In honor of the 100th birthday of Hungarian-born soldier and poet Hannah Senesh, who was captured and killed by the Nazis after she parachuted into Hungary during World War II, Israel’s National Library has digitized dozens of items from a recently acquired archive of her possessions.”
EIN Presswire: New website connects older adults to engaging activities available nationwide (PRESS RELEASE). “A Mighty Good Time… is a new website for adults 50+ that features in-person, virtual, and phone-accessible events from a variety of hosts across the U.S. It’s now easier than ever for older adults to find experiences that help them stay social, active, and engaged as they age! The site is FREE for those seeking activities.” I did a few tests and while I couldn’t find in-person events many places, there were lots and lots and LOTS of virtual events.
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
SEO Roundtable: Bing Search With Images From This Search Result Button. “Bing has a search feature that lets searchers see relevant images from a search result for a specific query. There is an ‘images’ button next to the search result snippet, that when you click on it, it pops up a carousel of relevant images from that site.”
Gizmodo: Google Is Booting ‘Sugar Daddy’ Apps From the Play Store. “You probably wouldn’t expect to find references to ‘sugar daddies’ in Google’s policy updates, but this week that’s exactly what happened. Android Police was first to note that Google quietly updated its inappropriate content policies in its Play Store to specifically forbid any apps meant to encourage ‘compensated sexual relationships.’ That means apps that facilitate any kind of sex work — including sugar dating — are going to come under fire.”
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
CBC: Algonquin artist in residence seeks to blur borders of Diefenbunker maps. “As the new artist in residence at Ottawa’s Diefenbunker Museum, Mairi Brascoupé is blending Cold War-era maps and beadwork to explore the idea of ‘place’ during times of change. Brascoupé, a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, wants to weave her own story by exploring the differences between cultures of Indigenous people and settlers.”
Core 77: UNESCO Names Dutch Water Defence Lines a World Heritage Site. “UNESCO has announced that they’ve named the Dutch Water Defence Lines a World Heritage Site. Also referred to as the Dutch Water Lines, it’s a comprehensive network of dikes, sluices, waterworks and fortresses developed in the 17th Century as a clever solution to dealing with foreign invaders. Essentially, the Dutch created the infrastructure to flood the surrounding areas on demand, making it difficult for enemy troops to reach their targets.”
Honolulu Civil Beat: These Hawaii Residents Are Using Social Media To Fight Overtourism. “The internet is full of photos and videos from Hawaii as tourism rebounds after months of being dormant due to the pandemic, but not everybody is happy with the publicity. Several social media posts showing people touching endangered Hawaiian monk seals, hiking on a forbidden trail or going off designated paths have outraged locals and sparked a debate over how to better regulate and protect popular sites.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
CNET: Twitter offers bug bounty to spot AI bias so it can fix its algorithms. “Twitter has a new way to rid itself of artificial intelligence bias: pay outsiders to help it find problems. On Friday, the short-message app maker detailed a new bounty competition that offers prizes of up to $3,500 for showing Twitter how its technology incorrectly handles photos.”
660 News: New federal watchdog proposed to keep harmful content off social media platforms. “The federal government says it plans to create a new watchdog to regulate social media and combat harmful online content in Canada. The proposed legislation, scheduled to be introduced this fall, is part of an overall strategy intended to combat hate speech, terrorist content and child sexual exploitation on major social media platforms such Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, and Pornhub.”
RESEARCH & OPINION
National Science Foundation: NSF partnerships expand National AI Research Institutes to 40 states. “Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced the establishment of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, building on the first round of seven institutes funded in 2020. The combined investment of $220 million expands the reach of these institutes to include a total of 40 states and the District of Columbia.” Good evening, Internet…
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