Segregated Sands, Flightradar24, Twitter, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, February 10, 2022


Delaware News: ‘Segregated Sands’: Delaware Beaches During Jim Crow. “The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes, Delaware has recently published ‘Segregated Sands: Delaware’s Segregated Beaches During the Jim Crow Era,’ an online exhibit that explores the history and stories of the Indigenous and African American experience at Delaware’s beaches during the segregation era.”


Flightradar24: New search functions now available. “With the old search functions, you could find a flight by searching for the flight number, call sign, registration, or route. Those functions are still at the core of search, but now, the results are much richer and more helpful. When searching for a flight now, the results for any live flight can be expanded to show arrival, departure, and aircraft information, as well as links to additional information about that flight.”

Variety: Twitter Grows to 217 Million Daily Users in Q4, Income Falls but Tops Estimates. “Twitter netted 6 million new daily active users in the fourth quarter of 2021 and beat Wall Street estimates on the bottom line. Revenue was in line with expectations, as the social network reported only ‘modest’ impact from Apple’s iOS privacy changes.”


The Voice: Black history brought to life for new Instagram film. “WHAT IF an African child, captured by slave traders in 1756, had a mobile phone and could share what happened to him on social media? That’s the intriguing premise of a new film project that will be released on Instagram later this month.”

The Guardian: Anger after News Corp and Google Australia set up journalism academy at university business school. “News Corp Australia has teamed up with its former foe, Google Australia, to establish the Digital News Academy to send hundreds of journalists to a university business school for training in ‘unashamedly’ commercial journalism.”


Associated Press: Breach of state database may expose personal information. “The Washington State Department of Licensing said the personal information of potentially millions of licensed professionals may have been exposed after it detected suspicious activity on its online licensing system.”

SecurityWeek: University Project Cataloged 1,100 Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure. “A Temple University research project that tracks ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure has documented more than 1,100 incidents to date. SecurityWeek first wrote about the project in September 2020, when the database included roughly 680 records. The latest version of the critical infrastructure ransomware attacks (CIRWA) database catalogs 1,137 incidents reported between November 2013 and January 31, 2022.”

KPVI: Video archive of Nebraska legislative debate, public hearings draws support from all sides. “Nebraskans would be able to keep a closer eye on their Legislature under a proposal heard by the Legislature’s Executive Board on Tuesday. The bill (LB777) introduced by Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon would establish a digital archive of video recordings of legislative debate and public hearings starting with the 2023 session.”


FedTech Magazine: Navy Seeks to Expand AI Capabilities. “The DOD just last week formally established its new Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office to serve as a hub to coordinate AI-related projects across the Pentagon. The Navy is taking steps to expand its use of AI capabilities.”


CNET: Learning new words may mean thinking new thoughts. “Philosophers, psychologists and linguists have debated the hurdle for years, wondering whether language somehow influences, or even restricts, our thoughts. How firmly are our minds stuck inside our vocabulary boxes?” Good afternoon, Internet…

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