British Newspaper Archive, Twitter, PrintNightmare, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, August 12, 2021


British Newspaper Archive: Introducing Free to View Pages on the British Newspaper Archive. “Now, with one million pages made free to view today, consisting of 150 titles and spanning the years 1720-1880 more and more people will be able to search the unparalleled resource which is offered by the British Newspaper Archive, in partnership with the British Library. Over the next three years, we will see a total of 3.7 million free to view pages being added to The Archive, with the aim of shedding light on the diverse content held by the British Library.”


TechCrunch: Twitter redesigns website and app with new font, less clutter and high-contrast features. “Among the changes, which are also rolling out to iOS and Android, is the implementation of Twitter’s new font, ‘Chirp,’ and changes to various elements that will make them more high-contrast, among other things. Soon, Twitter will roll out new color palettes as well.”

From BetaNews with a side order of head-desk: PrintNightmare fixing KB5005033 update is causing performance issues in Windows 10. “Windows 10 users who have installed the KB5005033 update that was supposed to fix the PrintNightmare security flaw are reporting unwanted side effects. Among the problems being reported are issues with reduced performance, particularly in games.”


Tom’s Guide: How to disable the new Twitter font. “Although there’s not much you can do to change the Chirp font in the Twitter app for Android and iOS (where it feels more at home), there is a workaround, shared by Twitter user Twilight Sparkle, that lets you restore the traditional font on the Twitter website.”


BBC: Instagram says sorry for removing Pedro Almodovar film poster. “Instagram’s owner Facebook has reversed a ban on a poster for Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s new film, showing a nipple producing a drop of milk.”


CNET: Senate targets Apple and Google app stores in new bipartisan bill. “A bipartisan Senate bill unveiled Wednesday could set new rules for how app stores are run and for what rules companies like Apple and Google can impose on developers. The bill, introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, marks the latest effort by lawmakers to rein in big tech companies.”

NBC DFW: Case Files Affected in Dallas Police Department Data Loss. “Multiple terabytes of Dallas Police Department data are missing and may be unrecoverable after being deleted during a data migration process in April, according to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney John Creuzot said in a disclosure notice to defense attorneys Wednesday that the city had learned in April that 22TB of data were deleted between March 31 and April 5 during the migration of a police department network drive.”


Walden University: Walden University Creates AI-powered Tutor Built with Google Cloud. “Walden University is spearheading a dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) tool that helps students reinforce their learning through practice. The Walden AI-powered tutor, named Julian™, is built with Google Cloud’s AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities, driving personalized experiences and knowledge mastery through various educational engagement activities.”

The Conversation: From CRISPR to glowing proteins to optogenetics – scientists’ most powerful technologies have been borrowed from nature. “Three cutting-edge techniques – the gene-editing tool CRISPR, fluorescent proteins and optogenetics – were all inspired by nature. Biomolecular tools that have worked for bacteria, jellyfish and algae for millions of years are now being used in medicine and biological research. Directly or indirectly, they will change the lives of everyday people.”

Phys .org: World’s rarest rabbit spotted on Facebook. “Sumatran striped rabbits are seldom spotted, in either sense of the word. Known only from a dozen Dutch museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, plus an occasional sighting in the wild and a handful of camera trap images, the species is widely considered to be the rarest rabbit in the world. Finding one flaunted on Facebook is the Indonesian equivalent of stumbling upon a thylacine in a Tasmanian pet shop, and the conservation community was quick to respond.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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