Internet Archive: Adding New Features to the Internet Archive Music Experience

Internet Archive: Adding New Features to the Internet Archive Music Experience. “Our online digital library is best known for its immense archive of web pages and websites in the Wayback Machines. Less well known are the million-plus recordings the site has stored digitally and made available to the general public, mostly from 78s, albums and CDs. Highlighting the growing importance of music on archive.org is the debut this month of our new music player.”

High Schools to TikTok: We’re Catching Feelings (New York Times)

New York Times: High Schools to TikTok: We’re Catching Feelings. “On the wall of a classroom that is home to the West Orange High School TikTok club, large loopy words are scrawled across a whiteboard: ‘Wanna be TikTok famous? Join TikTok club.’ It’s working. “There’s a lot of TikTok-famous kids at our school,” said Amanda DiCastro, who is 14 and a freshman. “Probably 20 people have gotten famous off random things.””

The Verge: Imgur won’t support Reddit’s NSFW communities anymore because they put its ‘business at risk’

The Verge: Imgur won’t support Reddit’s NSFW communities anymore because they put its ‘business at risk’. “In a blog post published earlier this week, image-sharing site Imgur wrote that it won’t display any content from Reddit’s NSFW communities on its site.”

Wired: Stealthy Russian Hacker Group Resurfaces With Clever New Tricks

Wired: Stealthy Russian Hacker Group Resurfaces With Clever New Tricks. “In the notorious 2016 breach of the Democratic National Committee, the group of Russian hackers known as Fancy Bear stole the show, leaking the emails and documents they had obtained in a brazen campaign to sway the results of the US presidential election. But another, far quieter band of Kremlin hackers was inside DNC networks as well. In the three years since, that second group has largely gone dark—until security researchers spotted them in the midst of another spy campaign, one that continued undetected for as long as six years.”

Newswise: Museums Put Ancient DNA to Work for Wildlife

Newswise: Museums Put Ancient DNA to Work for Wildlife. “Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. Heather Farrington, curator of zoology for the Cincinnati Museum Center, is using DNA from specimens collected more than 100 years ago to help understand the evolution and stresses faced by today’s animals.”

Seattle Times: New Facebook oversight board results to be public, exec says

Seattle Times: New Facebook oversight board results to be public, exec says. “A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook’s platform in a ‘very public way,’ an executive for the social-media company said Friday.”

Mozilla Mixed Reality Blog: Firefox Reality Top Picks – Bringing You New Virtual Reality Experiences Weekly

Mozilla Mixed Reality Blog: Firefox Reality Top Picks – Bringing You New Virtual Reality Experiences Weekly. “So you bought yourself a fancy VR headset, you’ve played all the zombie-dragon-laser-kitten-battle games (we have too!) and now you’re wondering… what else is there? Where can I find other cool stuff to explore while I have this headset strapped to my face? We felt the same way, so we built Firefox Reality to help you in your quest for the most interesting, groundbreaking and entertaining virtual reality content on the Web.”