Ohio Caretakers, Tech Ethics, Throwaway Culture, More: Sunday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 5, 2023


Court News Ohio: Free Online Help for Kinship Caretakers. “Ohio Legal Help, with funding from a Supreme Court of Ohio federal Court Improvement Grant, has developed an interactive section of its website to help kinship caregivers navigate complex topics that can impact displaced children and their caretakers.”

University of Notre Dame: ND TEC launches series of animated videos explaining tech ethics concepts. “Tech Ethics Animated is a series of short animated videos unpacking central concepts and concerns in the field in a manner intended for a broad audience without an extensive background in technology ethics.” There are six videos. The first was released March 1, while the others will be released weekly for the next five weeks.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: New Online Platform on Throwaway Culture with Objects from the Museum Europäischer Kulturen. “The multilingual and interactive online platform Throwaway: The History of a Modern Crisis is now available. It offers object biographies for over seventy digitalised objects for the collections of participating museums, audiovisual stories from Europe on the topic of rubbish, blog posts, photo reportages, live event broadcasts and podcasts on many different activities and events.”


Internet Archive Blog: DLARC Amateur Radio Library Adds 10,000 Magazines, Bulletins, Newsletters, and Podcasts. “Launched just five months ago, Internet Archive’s Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications has expanded to more than 61,000 items related to amateur radio, shortwave listening, and related communications. The library’s newest additions include deep historical resources and contemporary reporting about the world of radio.”

Gizmodo: FTX Confirms $9 Billion in Customer Funds Vanished. “The folks handling the ongoing FTX bankruptcy admitted Thursday it is still on the hook for around $9 billion in customer funds that it simply cannot locate under the morass of financials left over from the exchange’s collapse.”


Marie Claire: Beauty 3.0. “The use of filters across platforms has emphasized impossible aesthetic standards and warped people’s sense of themselves—with perfection just a few taps and swipes out of reach. It remains to be seen just how those forces operate in the metaverse, which is at once more ‘unreal’ than social media and more immersive.”


Reuters: Reuters reporters’ online accounts faked to approach China activists. “Two Reuters journalists had their identities faked by an unknown person or people who then used sham social media accounts to engage with Chinese activists on several online platforms over several months.”

IFEX: New tool for fighting online violence against women in Africa, positive change in Tanzania and journalists targeted in Cameroon. “Whether private individuals or rising stars like Kenyan Elsa Majimbo, African women are often targeted with online violence. Could Resolution 522, recently adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), push States to address these issues?”


Horsetalk New Zealand: Database likely to aid parentage testing in Thoroughbreds, identify gene doping. “Dr Teruaki Tozaki and his fellow researchers, writing in the journal Genes, said the database they constructed from their findings will provide useful information for genetic studies and industrial applications in Thoroughbred horses. These include a gene-editing test for gene-doping control and a parentage test using insertions and deletions for horse registration and identification.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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