Colorado Wildlife Conservation, YouTube Shorts, Google Sheets, More: Sunday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, August 21, 2022


KRDO: CPW launches conservation dashboard to show progress on protecting sensitive species. “Prior to the launch of the Species Conservation Dashboard, the only way for the public to view information about CPW’s State Wildlife Action Plan was through a PDF. The new dashboard now allows people to explore the progress being made on the more than 350 species and 2,500 conservation actions the agency is taking.”


KnowTechie: YouTube Shorts will soon watermark videos just like TikTok. “This is similar to what you find on TikTok videos. You can tell that a video is from TikTok due to its recognizable watermark that hovers and moves on each video posted to the platform. Previously, YouTube creators could download and share their Shorts without any watermark. That’s now changing thanks to this new update.”


MakeUseOf: How to Transpose Data in Google Sheets . “Have you got a table in Google Sheets that’s in the wrong direction? Whether you want to turn a vertical table horizontal, or the other way around, transposing is your best friend.”


NBC News: Monkeypox misinformation spreading faster than the virus, experts say. “In May, a group of South American researchers analyzed the top English-language Twitter traffic regarding monkeypox. They found that half of it was misinformation or unverifiable information; just 28% included serious, factual information. Misleading tweets edged out the others in replies and retweets, according to a letter published in The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries on July 28.”

New York Times: Twitter Tells Employees They Might Get Only Half Their Annual Bonus. “Twitter warned its employees on Friday that they might receive only half of their typical annual bonuses as the social media company grapples with economic uncertainty.”

College of the Holy Cross: College of the Holy Cross Receives $250,000 Grant to Digitize Portions of Deaf Catholic Archives. “The College of the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections has received a $250,000 grant to fund Digitizing the Deaf Catholic Archives, which is housed at the College The project, supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), will open access to a collection of print and audio visual materials.The CLIR grant is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.”


Gizmodo: New Pentagon Budget Could Force the Military to Disclose When it Buys Americans’ Location Data. “The House of Representatives approved changes to next year’s military budget requiring the Department of Defense to start disclosing any purchases of smartphone or web browsing data for which a warrant would ordinarily be required last month.”

The Verge: Period and pregnancy tracking apps have bad privacy protections, report finds. “Most popular period and pregnancy tracking apps don’t have strong privacy protections, according to a new analysis from researchers at Mozilla. Leaky privacy policies in health apps are always a problem, but issues that fall into this particular category are especially concerning now that abortion is illegal in many places in the United States.”


YakTriNews: New 3D model and map of Mount Rainier to be released to public. ” Mountain lovers rejoice! Mt. Rainier National Park’s Geology Division along with the Alaska Regional Office have finished a 3D model and map that shows the full extent of Mount Rainier within the park’s boundary. Experts with the office said the model can be used to map glaciers, help characterize landforms and ground cover, as well as find social trails. Soon, the data will be publicly available.”

News@Northeastern: Low-income Tenants Face Significant Discrimination On Craigslist . “Published in Urban Affairs Review by Forrest Hangen, a public policy PhD student, and Dan O’Brien, associate professor of public policy, urban affairs and criminology and criminal justice, the study found blatant discrimination on Craigslist against housing choice voucher holders. The housing choice voucher program, often called Section 8 because of the section of the U.S. Housing Act that authorized it, is the primary way the federal government helps low-income families afford housing on the private market.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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