Samizdat App, Help Me Grow Maine, Fake Eli Lilly, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, November 12, 2022


Meduza: Five investigative journalism projects, including Team Navalny, release mobile app to bypass Russia’s censors. “The independent media outlets Proekt, iStories, The Insider, and Bellingcat, as well as jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny’s investigative team, have launched a new mobile app to publish their investigations in a format accessible to Russian readers.”

State of Maine: Maine DHHS Launches Help Me Grow Maine to Connect Families to Resources That Help Young Children Thrive. “Initiated by the Department and supported with the passage of PL 2021, Ch. 457 (PDF) sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, the free service for children up to eight years of age and their families aims to improve access to early developmental screening, diagnostic, and treatment services and referrals to early intervention services.”


Investor’s Business Daily: Eli Lilly Dives After Fake Twitter Account Promises Free Insulin; Takes Novo Nordisk, Sanofi With It. “The tweet went live around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday from an account claiming to be Eli Lilly. It remained online for several hours, gaining steam from hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes. As of Friday morning, the fake account is no longer verified and its tweets are now private. But that didn’t stop LLY stock from falling 2.2% near 360.70 in morning trades on today’s stock market.” (Right now, as I index this article, Eli Lilly is trading down 5.38%.)

BBC: Twitter drama continues with blue-tick confusion. “People on and off the platform have been raising concerns about the direction Twitter is going in under its new billionaire leader. The grey ‘Official’ badges returned less than two days after being removed. And it’s now being reported that Twitter has paused letting people sign up to it’s Twitter Blue subscription.”


KQED: 7 Edtech tools to connect students to a global community. “There are many edtech tools that help foster community building while providing global perspectives and engagement for students, both inside and outside of the classroom. Incorporating global community connections into community building helps students form bridges between all the communities they participate in. It may also open new avenues for students to see themselves as part of a larger global community and give them new awareness and understanding of their place in the world.”

Nature: Should I join Mastodon? A scientists’ guide to Twitter’s rival. “Bolstered by positive news coverage, it’s becoming the most popular alternative to Twitter. Since 27 October, almost half a million new users have flocked to the service, roughly doubling its user base. As Twitter users wonder whether, and when, they should make the leap, Nature looks at the benefits and drawbacks for researchers.”


The Mainichi: Google to digitally archive Mainichi Shimbun’s prewar, WWII-era papers . “In total, about 230,000 pages of the Mainichi Shimbun’s morning and evening editions from 1872 to 1945 will be digitally archived. The content of these pages will be analyzed and their text will become searchable. The partnership comes 150 years after the Mainichi Shimbun was first published. Google aims to complete the project by the fall of 2023.”

MIT Technology Review: Twitter’s potential collapse could wipe out vast records of recent human history. “Almost from the time the first tweet was posted in 2006, Twitter has played an important role in world events. The platform has been used to record everything from the Arab Spring to the ongoing war in Ukraine. It’s also captured our public conversations for years. But experts are worried that if Elon Musk tanks the company, these rich seams of media and conversation could be lost forever. Given his admission to employees in a November 10 call that Twitter could face bankruptcy, it’s a real and present risk.”


TechCrunch: Twitter’s lead EU watchdog for data protection has fresh questions for Musk. “In parallel with the FTC’s ominous warning to Elon Musk’s Twitter yesterday — that ‘no CEO or company is above the law‘ — the microblogging platform’s lead regulator in the European Union is on its case in the wake of senior staffers in charge of security and privacy compliance walking out the door.”

The New Stack: The Dropbox GitHub Data Breach. “In a recent breach, 130 private Dropbox GitHub repos were opened up and copied. Here’s what happened.”

Fortune: Twitter lawyer to employees fearing a FTC crackdown over privacy violations: No, you won’t go to jail. “Musk’s lawyer Alex Spiro, who is guiding the legal team following the billionaire’s acquisition, sought to reassure employees that they would not go to jail if the company is found in violation of a Federal Trade Commission consent decree, according to a message viewed by Bloomberg.”


ABC News (Australia): Federal government to partner with CSIRO and Google on carbon sink research project. “The federal government will partner with the CSIRO and Google to study how marine ecosystems in the Indo-Pacific are absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.” Good morning, Internet…

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