DE&I In Digitized Clinical Trials, Google, GitHub CoPilot, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, February 17, 2023


Medical Marketing and Media: Digital Medicine Society unveils resources to boost DE&I in digitized clinical trials. “The Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) launched a suite of free resources designed to boost diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in digitized clinical trials Wednesday morning…. These include definitions to ensure industry-wide alignment on DE&I as well as a guide to conduct a digitized clinical trial with these considerations in mind.”


Search Engine Land: Google publishes new link best practices. “Google has published a new link best practices in their SEO and search developer documentation. Originally it was a document about how to create crawlable links, but the document has been [expanded]…”

Bleeping Computer: GitHub Copilot update stops AI model from revealing secrets. “GitHub has updated the AI model of Copilot, a programming assistant that generates real-time source code and function recommendations in Visual Studio, and says it’s now safer and more powerful.”

TechCrunch: launches OtterPilot, its new AI meeting assistant. “AI-powered voice transcription service is launching a new AI meeting assistant called OtterPilot, the company announced on Tuesday. OtterPilot automates meetings and is designed to help professionals save time and increase meeting productivity. The new features will roll out to users on all plans over the coming days, the company says.”


Hongkiat: 10 Free Tools For Digital Storytelling. “Digital storytelling is accomplished by combining narration with digital content such as animation, stills, audio, etc. It is very popular these days in schools and educational institutions around the globe. In this post, we discuss ten free tools for creating digital stories for your own purpose in the classroom.”

Search Engine Journal: 13 Best Video Editing Software Tools For Beginners (2023). “In evaluating beginner tools, I focused on two core areas: user-friendliness and price. Some of the tools on the list are a bit more expensive, but they could be worth the price for their features and support. Others are entirely free but more difficult to use. The higher learning curve could be worth it if you’re willing to invest time in the tool.”


Dutch News: Names of Nazi collaborators online from 2025. “The names of people who were suspected of collaborating with the Nazis during World War II will become freely available to the public as the digitalisation of the 300,000 names in the special archive begins. The Centraal Archief Bijzondere Rechtspleging (CABR) contains the names of those suspected of having collaborated with the Germans in some form, betrayed fellow citizens, were a member of the Nazi affiliated NSB or fought in the German army.”

CNN: Disconnected: My year without the Internet. “We are using the Internet wrong. Smartphones turn people into horrible listeners. And cat videos aren’t as riveting as we think they are. These are just some of the revelations writer Paul Miller had during a year of self-imposed exile from the Internet.”


Engadget: City of Oakland declares state of emergency in wake of ransomware attack. “While Oakland previously assured residents that 911 dispatch and fire emergency services weren’t affected by the breach, its police department warned people that the attack has delayed response times. It’s now encouraging people to file reports online for non-emergency complaints. Oakland also had to close some of its buildings and is now asking people to email government offices’ service counters before coming to visit.”

Slashgear: Hyundai And Kia’s Fix For The Viral TikTok Car Theft Hack Is Software And Stickers. “The #kiaboyz hashtag that exploded in popularity on TikTok in 2022, receiving over 33 million views, started as a group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, breaking into Kia and Hyundai vehicles and using the male end of a USB Type-A cable or flash drive to start and steal the car. It has since spread, and owners are reporting thefts happening in Chicago and New York City.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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