Espoo Museum of Modern Art, College Scorecard, Fake Michael Schumacher Interview, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, April 27, 2023


YLE News: Espoo’s modern art museum takes experiences online. “EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, is opening a digital online service it has dubbed the ‘EMMA Zone’. The museum said the EMMA Zone will feature regularly-updated videos, interviews, podcasts and articles about art, design and a ‘new online museum experience’.”


US Department of Education: Updated College Scorecard Will Help Students Find High Value Postsecondary Programs . “With this update, we are pleased to announce several new features on the College Scorecard, including recent data on student debt and earnings from the National Student Loan Data System and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the ability for users to explore information on campus and faculty diversity, graduate school outcomes, and longer-term earnings by college.”

New York Times: German Magazine Editor Is Fired Over A.I. Michael Schumacher Interview. “The publisher of a German magazine that ran what it described as a ‘world sensation’ interview with the retired Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, but used responses written by artificial intelligence, has fired the magazine’s editor and apologized to Mr. Schumacher’s family.”

Android Police: Google gives Sheets, Docs, and Slides their biggest usability upgrade yet. “Google Workspace apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides are great companions to get serious work done. But by now, all three of these services have amassed a plethora of tools scattered across different menus, making some outright impossible to discover some of them. To make the hunt less daunting, Google is doing what it’s best at: It’s introducing a search tool that helps you find all the hidden functions and features in the three apps.”


Digital Inspiration: How to Use Conditional Logic in Google Documents. “Learn how to add conditional content in Google Docs for automated document generation. Paragraphs, images, tables and other section of your document can be hidden or displayed when certain criteria is met.”


SFGATE: Google contractors vote to unionize in historic landslide election. “A group of contracted YouTube workers based in Austin, Texas, voted to ratify a bargaining unit Wednesday afternoon, in an election historic for creating a union to bargain with a tech company and its contractor together as joint employers.”

ProPublica: Is the Metropolitan Museum of Art Displaying Objects That Belong to Native American Tribes?. “Only a small percentage of works donated by Charles and Valerie Diker have clear ownership histories. Experts say this could mean objects are stolen or fake. Meanwhile, the Met has been slow to ask tribes for information about the items.”

9to5Mac: Twitter restricts its search to registered users while Musk suggests Fleets are coming back. “As of this week, Twitter has restricted its search to users who are logged into the social network. If you open the Twitter website in a web browser while logged out, you can see some suggested tweets (including some from Elon Musk), but there’s no longer an option to use the search.”


Gizmodo: Google’s New Two-Factor Authentication Isn’t End-to-End Encrypted, Tests Show. “A new two-factor authentication tool from Google isn’t end-to-end encrypted, which could expose users to significant security risks, a test by security researchers found.”

NBC News: Iran-linked hackers broke into election results website in 2020, general says. “Hackers working for Iran broke into a U.S. city’s website ahead of the 2020 election with the possible intention of altering the unofficial vote counts shown on Election Day, a senior military cyber official said Monday.”


Fast Company: How social media makes us more susceptible to advertising. “Social media can be mentally draining. And when mentally drained, you are more likely to be influenced by a high number of likes on posts—even to the point of clicking on ads for products you don’t need or want—according to our recent experiments on how social media affects behavior.”

Queen Mary University of London: Social media platforms letting down autistic users, new research shows. “Researchers led by Queen Mary’s Professor Nelya Koteyko held in-depth interviews with autistic adults to explore how they use social media, how they feel about the way the platforms work and how that impacts their interactions.” Good morning, Internet…

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