Krebs on Security: It’s Way Too Easy to Get a . gov Domain Name

Krebs on Security: It’s Way Too Easy to Get a . gov Domain Name. “Many readers probably believe they can trust links and emails coming from U.S. federal government domain names, or else assume there are at least more stringent verification requirements involved in obtaining a .gov domain versus a commercial one ending in .com or .org. But a recent experience suggests this trust may be severely misplaced, and that it is relatively straightforward for anyone to obtain their very own .gov domain.”

Cartoon Brew: Over Two Dozen Shorts Contending For An Oscar Are Free To View Online. Watch Them Here.

Cartoon Brew: Over Two Dozen Shorts Contending For An Oscar Are Free To View Online. Watch Them Here.. “This year, a record 92 animated shorts are in the running for an Academy Award. We published a preliminary list of qualified films here, along with the criteria for qualifying. Of the 92 shorts, more than two dozen are currently available to view for free online. Scroll down to watch them all, in alphabetical order.”

Instagram’s @bitch Isn’t Your Typical Social Video Aggregator. It Actually Credits Content Creators And Licenses Their Work.

Tubefilter: Instagram’s @bitch Isn’t Your Typical Social Video Aggregator. It Actually Credits Content Creators And Licenses Their Work.. “There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of reposting accounts across the internet. They poach creators’ videos, photos, and posts without their permission and under the banner of ‘curation,’ without crediting them for making the very content that’s raking in those followers, views, and likes. @bitch, however, does things differently.”

The End Of Ownership, Military Edition: Even The US Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment Without Right To Repair Laws (Techdirt)

Techdirt: The End Of Ownership, Military Edition: Even The US Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment Without Right To Repair Laws. “This lack of a ‘right to repair’ is showing up in more and more places including, somewhat incredibly, the US military. The NY Times recently ran an op-ed from Capt. Elle Ekman, a logistics officer in the US Marine Corps., expressing her dismay at how the lack of right to repair laws is actually making it difficult to impossible for the US military to repair its own equipment.”

Boing Boing: Learning to See the Commons

Boing Boing: Learning to See the Commons. “Generations of propaganda about the instability of ‘the commons’ and the desirability of assigning property rights in everything has led the human race into a very dark place: now, two scholars, David Bollier and Silke Helfrich, have published Free, Fair and Alive, which offers a critique of the ‘Tragedy,’ case studies of working commons, and a path to a better world based on shared resources and commons-based production.”

Macro photos on your phone: You don’t need a DSLR to take stunning close-up nature shots (CNET)

CNET: Macro photos on your phone: You don’t need a DSLR to take stunning close-up nature shots. “Macro photography can make even tiny subjects like garden insects or flower petals look huge on screen or print, and you’ll be amazed at how different such otherwise mundane things look when viewed so close. Best of all, you don’t need much equipment or have to leave your backyard to get started.”

Mashable: Doctors are using TikTok to blow off steam and educate teens

Mashable: Doctors are using TikTok to blow off steam and educate teens. “Watching medical professionals being cheesy on TikTok to have a little fun during a hectic day and educate the younger people on the platform is a nice change of pace for the medical world. They’re honest about educating, and their willingness to be silly on the app to get their message across can be both entertaining and endearing. “

Hashtag, history: There’s a growing appetite for online archives from South Asia (The Hindu)

The Hindu: Hashtag, history: There’s a growing appetite for online archives from South Asia. “An old black-and-white photo shows an Indian soldier from the British Indian Army posing with his lady love somewhere in Italy. The accompanying caption reveals that the soldier, also a football player, had gone to Italy for a tournament when he met the woman and they fell in love. The soldier’s father, however, opposed their love, and asked him to cut all ties with her. This photograph was taken by the estranged couple as a keepsake. This tragic love story garnered more than 20,000 likes on an Instagram account called ‘Brown History’.”