General Aviation News, Kansas Airports, Google Glass, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, March 18, 2023


General Aviation News: General Aviation News archives digitized back to 1990. “The print edition of General Aviation News has been digitized from 1990 through March 2023. Those archives can be seen at the General Aviation News website.” The archives seem to be completely free. They’re hosted on Dropbox.

KZRG: Kansas aviation information available on KDOT website. “A new website created by the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation, in collaboration with industry experts, provides a close-up look at all 140 public-use airports across the state and their impact on the communities they serve. Online dashboards provide the conditions of airport runways, economic impact data, future airport needs and more.”


Engadget: Google Glass is set to disappear (again). “Google will no longer sell its Glass AR smart glasses for enterprise starting on March 15th, and it will only support the device until September 15th this year.”

Search Engine Journal: TikTok Introduces STEM Feed: Safe, Educational Content For Teens. “To make TikTok more valuable to its users and celebrate Pi Day (3.14), it announced the release of a new feed dedicated to STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics topics. This will appear alongside the Following and For You feeds available when you log into your TikTok account.”

AFP: ‘I’M BACK’: Trump returns to Facebook, YouTube after two-year ban. “Former president Donald Trump wrote his first posts on his reinstated Facebook and YouTube accounts Friday, more than two years after he was banned over the US Capitol insurrection.”


CNBC: Google nixes paying out remainder of maternity and medical leave for laid-off employees. “Google is indicating to ex-staffers, who got laid off while on maternity and medical leave, that they won’t get paid for all of their remaining time off, according to former employees and written correspondence shared with CNBC.”

Bloomberg: Google Employees Petition Pichai for Better Handling of Job Cuts. “Almost 1,400 employees at Google parent Alphabet Inc. have signed a petition calling for better treatment of staff during the layoff process, after the company announced it was cutting 12,000 jobs.”

The Wilton Bulletin: Wilton Library pushes efforts to put a spotlight on collection from jazz great Dave Brubeck. “Three years after agreeing to receive the works of late jazz legend Dave Brubeck, the Wilton Library is now reigniting efforts to shine a spotlight on The Brubeck Collection.”


TechCrunch: Google warns users to take action to protect against remotely exploitable flaws in popular Android phones. “Google’s security research unit is sounding the alarm on a set of vulnerabilities it found in certain Samsung chips included in dozens of Android models, wearables and vehicles, fearing the flaws could be soon discovered and exploited.”

Business Insider: Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue is breaking European rules about unfair business practices by failing to show its full cost to consumers right away, EU agency says. “Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue subscription is breaking European Union rules about unfair business practices, a consumer watchdog in the bloc told Insider. Specifically, the advertised subscription prices don’t factor in taxes, which violates consumer-protection laws in the 27-country union, a spokesperson for the watchdog said.”

Economic Times: It is duty of Twitter to provide details of account holders: Govt to Karnataka HC. “The union government has informed the High Court of Karnataka that being a significant intermediary, micro blogging site Twitter has additional responsibility and it was its duty ‘to provide details of account holders’.”


SwissInfo: Google should pay millions for Swiss news, says study. “According to a study carried out on behalf of the German-language publishers’ association Schweizer Medien, published by the 24Heures/Tribune de Genève newspapers on Friday, 86% of people in Switzerland use Google to obtain online information…. When using Google, over half of users (53%) stay on Google’s ecosystem and do not click further on links to the publication’s website – they are generally satisfied with the information appearing on the Google search page.”

Chicago Tribune: TikTok, Twitter fare only slightly better than fringe platforms favored by far right in Wiesenthal Center study of social media. “A report from the Simon Wiesenthal Center scoring social media platforms based on the proliferation of hate speech found that mainstream sites like TikTok and Twitter fared only slightly better than much smaller platforms like Telegram favored by far-right groups.” Good morning, Internet…

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