Race Today Magazine, Google Dataset Search, Public Domain Game Jam Winners, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, March 4, 2023


The Guardian: Race Today archive chronicling lives of black Britons to launch online. “The archive of a magazine chronicling the lives of Britain’s black community during the 1970s and 1980s will be available online for the first time. Race Today magazine, first launched in 1973, combined radical journalism with campaigning zeal to shine a light on the issues affecting Britain’s black communities, as well as providing insight and commentary on politics in Britain and abroad.”


Google Research Blog: Datasets at your fingertips in Google Search. “To facilitate discovery of content with this level of statistical detail and better distill this information from across the web, Google now makes it easier to search for datasets. You can click on any of the top three results (see below) to get to the dataset page or you can explore further by clicking ‘More datasets.'”

Techdirt; Announcing The Winners Of The 5th Annual Public Domain Game Jam!. “In January, we asked designers to create games based on works that entered the public domain this year for our fifth annual public domain game jam, Gaming Like It’s 1927! It took us a little while to get through all the entries, but now it’s time to announce the winners, and it was not an easy decision.”

ArtsHub (Australia): Australian collection hits 4 million items. “There are not many collecting institutions in Australia that can boast over four million items. This week, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) – which is located in Canberra – has done the numbers, and, thanks to a boost in collection acquisitions during 2022, it can now stand among a coterie of collections that are truly representative of Australian culture.”


Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Latino Opens Latino Museum Studies Program for Undergraduate Students Nationwide. “Latino Museum Studies Program internships offer hands-on learning opportunities for non-curatorial roles in the arts and humanities, including museum conservation, collections management, museum education, digital culture, exhibition design and exhibition fabrication and production. Interns receive a stipend, housing and round-trip travel to Washington, D.C.”

Lifehacker: Why You Need to Stop Clicking Sponsored Google Links. “These links appear at the top of any given Google search, depending on who pays the most to be there. Even though these links can be largely irrelevant to what you’re actually searching for, sometimes they’re right on the money. However, even if it looks like a sponsored link applies to your search, don’t click it. It might be a scam.”

UPI: Korean department store using AI to write ads. “A growing number of businesses are taking advantage of artificial intelligence. One such company is South Korea’s Hyundai Department Store, which announced it will use AI technology to write its advertising copy starting this month.”


Krebs on Security: Hackers Claim They Breached T-Mobile More Than 100 Times in 2022. “Three different cybercriminal groups claimed access to internal networks at communications giant T-Mobile in more than 100 separate incidents throughout 2022, new data suggests.”

Associated Press: Biden administration releases new cybersecurity strategy. “The U.S. government plans to expand minimum cybersecurity requirements for critical sectors and to be faster and more aggressive in preventing cyberattacks before they can occur, including by using military, law enforcement and diplomatic tools, according to a Biden administration strategy document released Thursday.”

BBC: How fake copyright complaints are muzzling journalists. “Journalists have been forced to temporarily take down articles critical of powerful oil lobbyists due to the exploitation of US copyright law, according to a new report.”


WIRED: How WIRED Will Use Generative AI Tools. “This is WIRED, so we want to be on the front lines of new technology, but also to be ethical and appropriately circumspect. Here, then, are some ground rules on how we are using the current set of generative AI tools. We recognize that AI will develop and so may modify our perspective over time, and we’ll acknowledge any changes in this post. We welcome feedback in the comments.”


Hackaday: Collection Of Old Films Rescued For Preservation. “Periscope Film owners [Doug] and [Nick] just released a mini-documentary about the rescue of a large collection of old 16 mm celluloid films from the landfill. The video shows the process of the films being collected from the donor and then being sorted and organized in a temporary storage warehouse.” Good morning, Internet…

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