Digital Library of Georgia, Twitter, Google Drive, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 31, 2023


Digital Library of Georgia: Forthcoming Newspapers – Spring 2023. “This year, the Digital Library of Georgia will be adding a variety of new newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website ( Below is the list of titles currently slated to be added to GHN in the Spring and Summer of 2023.”


New York Times: Twitter’s Blue Check Apocalypse Is Upon Us. Here’s What to Know.. “For those of you who primarily use Twitter to follow celebrities and news sites, this policy change will affect what you see and read on the service. You may see fewer tweets from accounts you care about in your timeline, for instance, because individuals who choose not to pay for Twitter Blue will become less visible on the site.”

The Verge: Twitter takes its algorithm ‘open-source,’ as Elon Musk promised. “Twitter has released the code that chooses which tweets show up on your timeline to GitHub and has put out a blog post explaining the decision. It breaks down what the algorithm looks at when determining which tweets to feature in the For You timeline and how it ranks and filters them.” As you might imagine, Jane Manchun Wong is already on the case…


Ars Technica: Google Drive does a surprise rollout of file limits, locking out some users. “Google apparently decided to put a hard limit on the number of files you’re allowed to have on one Google Drive account. Google rolled out this file limit without warning anyone it would happen. Users over the limit found themselves suddenly locked out of new file uploads, and it was up to them to figure out what was going wrong.”

University of Texas at Austin: Harry Ransom Center Acquires Archive of Poet James Fenton. “The archive of the English poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton is coming to the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Fenton’s body of work traces the political upheavals of our time, including the regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the suppression of political protest in China’s Tiananmen Square, and Northern Ireland’s fratricidal bloodletting.”


Washington Post: U.S. published Social Security numbers of 1,900 White House visitors in error. “The United States government erroneously shared the Social Security numbers of more than 1,900 people online earlier this year, part of a data breach that occurred during the publication of the Jan. 6 select committee report, according to a letter reviewed by The Washington Post.”

BBC: ChatGPT banned in Italy over privacy concerns. “Italy has become the first Western country to block advanced chatbot ChatGPT. The Italian data-protection authority said there were privacy concerns relating to the model, which was created by US start-up OpenAI and is backed by Microsoft.”


Washington University in St. Louis: Making Internet of Things more secure. “Shantanu Chakrabartty’s lab demonstrates a quantum device for authentication in adversarial wireless environments.”

CoinTelegraph: AI has a role to play in detecting fake NFTs. “Beyond all the good a permissionless internet promises, it also makes it convenient for anyone to freely mint pirated nonfungible tokens (NFTs). There are in fact over 90 million fake copies of NFTs. Because in a permissionless system, what’s to stop bad actors from creating copymints to scam unsuspecting users or damage a brand’s reputation?” Good afternoon, Internet…

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