Tulsa Historical Photography, DPReview Conservation,, More: Sunday ResearchBuzz, March 26, 2023


News on 6: Tulsa Historical Society And Museum Adds 50,000 Photos To Online Archive. “The Tulsa Historical Society and Museum has now added 50,000 of its photos online. This means anyone can view pieces of Tulsa’s history, any time they want and all for free.”


PetaPixel: To Save its Content, Archive Team is Attempting to Back Up All of DPReview. “Following yesterday’s news that DPReview is shutting down, photographers around the web began wondering what would happen to its huge library of articles, reviews, and camera test images, including the website’s excellent studio shot comparison tool. Archive Team aims to scrape more than 4 million articles and posts within the next three weeks.”

Mozilla: Introducing Investing in trustworthy AI. “The vision for is to make it easy to develop trustworthy AI products. We will build things and hire / collaborate with people that share our vision: AI that has agency, accountability, transparency and openness at its core. will be a space outside big tech and academia for like-minded founders, developers, scientists, product managers and builders to gather.”

Search Engine Journal: OpenAI Introduces Plugin Support For ChatGPT. “OpenAI announced the introduction of plugin support for ChatGPT. This development aims to enhance the language model’s capabilities, allowing it to access up-to-date information, perform computations, and use third-party services. OpenAI plans to gradually roll out plugins and study their real-world use, impact, and potential challenges.”


Noupe: A Quick Guide to Color Blind Design: How to Present Data to Everyone. “Reduced color perception or the capacity to distinguish between colors are symptoms of color blindness. Color blindness affects 1 in 200 women and 1 in every 12 men. Do digital resources like websites and educational materials affect color blindness? Absolutely! Consider accessibility best practices when creating online documents to ensure that your website or online products are accessible to all visitors.”


Search Engine Land: How The Verge gamed Google with its ‘best printer 2023’ article. “Technology news publisher The Verge has published a 600-word article half-filled with ChatGPT content and a heavy dose of sarcasm that has been outranking more in-depth, well-researched and arguably more helpful content written by humans at publications like the New York Times for the competitive query [best printer 2023].”

Wall Street Journal: Elon Musk Offers Employees Stock Grants Valuing Twitter at About $20 Billion. “Elon Musk said Twitter Inc. employees will receive stock awards based on a roughly $20 billion valuation, less than half of the $44 billion price he acquired the company for last year, according to an email reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.”

AFP: Kenya police misleadingly use old protest photos in online hunt for March 2023 rally participants. “After violent anti-government protests in Nairobi, Kenyan police took to social media to announce they were looking for suspects who partook in the rallies organised by the opposition on March 20, 2023. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) posted a series of images on Twitter purporting to show individuals suspected of causing mayhem during the demonstrations. But AFP Fact Check found that some of the photos were old and unrelated.”


The Next Web: Big Tech gives EU access to thousands of user accounts each year. “Most of us share huge amounts of personal information online, and Big Tech companies are in many ways the gatekeepers of this data. But how much do they share with the authorities? And how often do governments request user data? According to new research by VPN provider SurfShark, the answer is a lot, and a lot again.”

University of Texas at San Antonio: Uncovering the unheard: Researchers reveal inaudible remote cyber-attacks on voice assistant devices. “Guenevere Chen, an associate professor in the UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently published a paper on USENIX Security 2023 that demonstrates a novel inaudible voice trojan attack to exploit vulnerabilities of smart device microphones and voice assistants — like Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa or Amazon’s Echo and Microsoft Cortana — and provide defense mechanisms for users.”

TechCrunch: Google removes hundreds of Kenya-focused loan apps from Play Store. “Google has taken down hundreds of loan apps from the Play Store in Kenya since its new policy, which requires digital lenders in the East African country to submit proof of license, went into effect in January. The policy came in the wake of Kenya’s Digital Credit Providers (DCP) regulations last year, which required entities that provide loans digitally to acquire a license to operate from the Central Bank of Kenya.”


WUSF: USF researchers create 3D models and virtual tours honoring the legacy of President Jimmy Carter. “The researchers were tasked by the NPS to digitally scan and preserve furniture items that the 39th president built himself. They also created virtual tours of his boyhood home, farm, and depot that served as his campaign headquarters in 1975. The house in Plains where Carter and his wife Rosalynn currently live will eventually be included in the tour as well.” Good morning, Internet…

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