State Archives of North Carolina: Aycock Brown Photographs Digital Collection. “Charles Brantley ‘Aycock’ Brown was a journalist and photographer who moved to Ocracoke in the 1920s. He is largely credited with helping advance tourism in the Outer Banks. Aycock Brown documented the development of the Outer Banks from the 1920s into the 1960s. He would often take pictures of major events, people on the street, development projects, and anything he found interesting.”
Stanford University: Stanford scholars expand digital database with historic records from the Nuremberg Trial. “This additional collection, to be known as the Tad Taube Archive of the International Military Tribunal of Nuremberg, will allow the public to easily browse and discover the contents of over 5,000 trial records – including 250,000 pages of digitized paper documents – showing in meticulous detail the efforts of the IMT, a group of representatives from four Allied countries – the U.S., the U.K., the Soviet Union and France – who were tasked with prosecuting former officials of the Third Reich and holding them accountable for the horrific acts inflicted during World War II and the Holocaust.” The new collection launches tomorrow, October 1.
Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum (German Maritime Museum): Digital exhibition “Open Histories” shows puzzling objects from the German Maritime Museum collection. “Whether paintings, ship models or wooden objects: Many objects in the collection of the German Maritime Museum (DSM)/ Leibniz Institute for Maritime History in Bremerhaven pose mysteries about their history of origin. The exhibition and mediation project ‘Open Histories’ opens the view on the museum as an archive. Objects with unknown histories from colonial contexts are given new consideration. Some of them are presented to the public for the first time ever. Important information about the objects is missing. Some are not even properly described.”
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
Flickr Blog: Announcing the World Photography Day 2021 contest winners!. “Thank you to the 14,418 Flickr members that participated in the World Photography Day contest. Together, you submitted 33,214 photos in our first multi-category photo contest, celebrating the themes of nature, objects and structures, animals, and people in your photography. We’re thrilled to announce the winners!”
Reuters: Google adds visual search features in shopping, video push. “Google users can soon combine images and text in search queries, a feature unveiled on Wednesday that could help the Alphabet Inc unit expand its role in e-commerce and dominance in online video. The new feature will arrive within months through its Google Lens search tool, the company said in its livestreamed Search On conference. Google said in May that advances in artificial intelligence software would make this possible.”
How-To Geek: How to Convert Images into a PDF File on iPhone. “Do you have photos on your iPhone or iPad that you’d like to convert to a PDF file? You can use Apple’s free Shortcuts app to make a PDF file out of your images. We’ll show you how to do that.”
Fast Company: 4 Google Calendar efficiency secrets that’ll blow your mind. “No matter how many hours you’ve spent staring at Calendar’s virtual walls, in fact, I’d be willing to wager the service still holds some features you’ve yet to encounter. And some of them could make all the difference in the world when it comes to your appointment-juggling success. Here are four fantastic Google Calendar secrets that’ll change the way you interact with your agenda. Block out some time on your calendar and get in the habit of using them. Trust me: You’ll be glad you did.”
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
Techdirt: Should Information Flows Be Controlled By The Internet Plumbers?. “Content moderation is a can of worms. For Internet infrastructure intermediaries, it’s a can of worms that they are particularly poorly positioned to tackle. And yet Internet infrastructure elements are increasingly being called on to moderate content—content they may have very little insight into as it passes through their systems.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
Wall Street Journal: CNN Restricts Access to Facebook Pages in Australia. “CNN said it has restricted access to its Facebook Inc. pages in Australia following a ruling from that country’s high court that makes news organizations legally liable for comments on their Facebook posts. Facebook users in Australia will no longer have access to major pages run by the network, including its primary Facebook page, its CNN International page and pages dedicated to its shows, a CNN spokeswoman said.”
Wired: Hundreds of Scam Apps Hit Over 10 Million Android Devices. “GOOGLE HAS TAKEN increasingly sophisticated steps to keep malicious apps out of Google Play. But a new round of takedowns involving about 200 apps and more than 10 million potential victims shows that this longtime problem remains far from solved—and in this case, potentially cost users hundreds of millions of dollars.” Good afternoon, Internet…
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