Digital Audio Forensics, California Cryptocurrency Scams, Workplace Safety, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, February 18, 2023


Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT: European forensic experts have published for the first time a practical guide for analyzing manipulated audio files. “This helpful guide describes technical procedures, necessary hardware and software, quality principles, and training recommendations, but also very practical approaches and methods for the forensic authenticity analysis of digital audio recordings.”

California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation: DFPI Launches Scam Tracker to Help the Public Spot Crypto Scams. “The Crypto Scam Tracker is a database that is searchable by company name, scam type, or keywords to learn more about the crypto specific complaints the DFPI has received. An accompanying glossary aims to help consumers better understand common scams.”

BusinessWire: New Healthier Workplaces Website Offers Free Resources to Protect Employers, Consumers from Hazards at Work and Home (PRESS RELEASE). “The website provides free resources for employers and employees to safeguard worker health and well-being, including keeping workplaces safe from infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics. Consumers can also learn how to address health risks in their homes arising from natural disasters such as wildfires and floods, as well as mold.” This site is brought to you by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).


Vox: Musk’s Twitter is getting worse. “If you were accustomed to a time when Twitter — while far from perfect — was a place where you could dependably digest a wide range of breaking news, politics, celebrity gossip, or personal musings, it’s time to accept a new reality. Twitter is becoming a degraded product.”

Bloomberg: Twitter Shuts Delhi, Mumbai Offices, Asks Staff To Work From Home: Report. “Twitter Inc. has shut two of its three India offices and told its staff to work from home, underscoring Elon Musk’s mission to slash costs and get the struggling social media service in the black. Twitter, which fired more than 90% of its roughly 200-plus staff in India late last year, closed its offices in the political center New Delhi and financial hub of Mumbai, people aware of the matter said.”


American Medical Association Update: Challenging racial bias and medical myth-busting on Tiktok, Twitter and Instagram with Joel Bervell. “In today’s AMA Update, Joel Bervell, a social media educator and fourth-year medical student in Baltimore, shares how he is using his social media platform to address health disparities, racial bias and misinformation in health care. Joel is the former AMA medical student digital fellow. AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger hosts.”

KERA: Fans of Turkish dramas refocus social media obsessions on helping victims of earthquakes . “On any given day, fans of Turkish dramas are busy tweeting about the latest plot twist in their favorite show or casting news of their favorite actor. But the devastation in Turkey and Syria caused by two strong earthquakes has prompted fans to use social media to raise awareness of the needs in both countries.”

CNBC: Google asks employees to rewrite Bard’s bad responses, says the A.I. ‘learns best by example’. “Prabhakar Raghavan, Google’s vice president for search, asked staffers in an email on Wednesday to help the company make sure its new ChatGPT competitor gets answers right. The email, which CNBC viewed, included a link to a do’s and don’ts page with instructions on how employees should fix responses as they test Bard internally.”


Reuters: Google, Twitter, Meta, Apple face tougher EU online content rules. “The new rules known as the Digital Services Act (DSA) label companies with more than 45 million users as very large online platforms and subject to obligations such as risk management and external and independent auditing. They are also required to share data with authorities and researchers and adopt a code of conduct.”

CNBC: Promoting FTX was their side hustle. Now these student ambassadors are left to pick up the pieces. “He had been identified as someone who could represent and promote the crypto exchange at his college. [Gabriel] Trompiz promptly applied through the link he was sent and became an FTX campus ambassador shortly afterward. No contracts were signed, and Trompiz says he wasn’t paid. But he was given a task: promoting the company to fellow students to help build its userbase in Europe.”


University of Southern California: NSF Grant to Make Coding More Accessible for Persons with Physical Disabilities. “The team, which includes experts in computer science, education, kinesiology and occupational therapy, aims to develop personalized prototype interfaces, enhanced by artificial intelligence, to help persons with disabilities learn and practice programming skills.” Good morning, Internet…

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