Georgia Newspapers, Vancouver Newspapers, Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project, More: Inadvertently Newspapery Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, January 7, 2022


Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Journal digitized, searchable at GenealogyBank . “Don’t confuse this with the back issues of The Atlanta Constitution online at The Journal and The Constitution were two different newspapers until they merged in 2001.”

Vancouver Sun: This Week in History, 1890-2022: One of Vancouver’s pioneer newspapers goes online. “The Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser is all but forgotten today. But in pioneer Vancouver, it vied with The Vancouver World as the best source of local news…. The News-Advertiser has just been added to the website, which bills itself as ‘the largest online newspaper archive.'”


Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle: Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project launches new platform. “The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project was launched in 2007 as part of this online revolution. After several expansions, the free website currently contains more than 9,000 digitized and searchable back issues from four local English-language Jewish newspapers: The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), the American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), the Jewish Chronicle (1962-2010) and the YM&WHA Weekly (1926-1976).”

Search Engine Land: Best Buy to sell search ads under its own in-house media company. “Best Buy has launched Best Buy Ads, its own in-house media company, the consumer electronics retailer announced Tuesday. Best Buy Ads offers paid search ads and sponsored product listings on Best Buy’s website, among other ad offerings.”


MakeUseOf: 11 Free Movie Streaming Sites With No Sign Up Requirements. “There are countless streaming services like Netflix, Paramount+, and Disney+ that make it easy to watch movies, but you need to sign up and pay a monthly subscription fee. It can get expensive to access all those movie libraries. Fortunately, there are multiple streaming services that let you watch free movies legally… and you don’t even need to register!”


ThreatPost: Google Voice Authentication Scam Leaves Victims on the Hook. “The FBI is seeing so much activity around malicious Google Voice activity, where victims are associated with fraudulent virtual phone numbers, that it sent out an alert this week.”

CNET: Robocalls fuel jump in complaints to federal regulator. “In a biennial report to Congress published Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission said it received more than 5 million complaints about violations of rules tied to the Do Not Call Registry in fiscal year 2021, which ended Sept. 30. That’s up from about 4 million complaints received in fiscal 2020. In fiscal 2019, the agency received nearly 5.4 million complaints, according to FTC data.”

TechCrunch: FTC settles with data analytics firm after millions of Americans’ mortgage files exposed. “The Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement with a mortgage data analytics firm for a 2019 security lapse that exposed millions of sensitive mortgage documents containing the private information of thousands of Americans.”


Washington Post: The battle to prevent another Jan. 6 features a new weapon: The algorithm. “For many Americans who witnessed the attack on the Capitol last Jan. 6, the idea of mobs of people storming a bedrock of democracy was unthinkable. For the data scientists who watched it unfold, the reaction was a little different: We’ve been thinking about this for a long time.”

The Register: Feeling virtuous with a good old paperback? Well, don’t. Switching to traditional media does not improve mood. “Those attempting a digital detox might settle down with a paper book in the assumption they are nurturing their well-being. But the benefits of traditional versus new media are not as clear as received wisdom leads us to believe. This is according to researchers that found steering clear of digital media such as games and social platforms and sticking to traditional, some would say more virtuous pastimes might not offer as much of a boost to well-being as many seem to think.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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