University of Southern Mississippi: Online Exhibit Details Anti-Communism Efforts in State

University of Southern Mississippi: Online Exhibit Details Anti-Communism Efforts in State. “‘Seeing Red: Anti-Communism Efforts in Mississippi, 1944-1968’ was organized by Jennifer Brannock, professor and curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana in University Libraries using items housed in Special Collections that feature various aspects of the anti-communism movement in the state.”

News-Medical: New open-source tool designed to predict drug overdose mortality in the U.S.

News-Medical: New open-source tool designed to predict drug overdose mortality in the U.S.. “For two decades, the number of Americans who die each year from drug overdoses has steadily risen, from less than 20,000 in 1999 to more than 80,000 in 2020. By studying patterns of these drug-related fatalities, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University (SDSU), and international collaborators have designed and validated a prediction model to signal counties at risk of future overdose death outbreaks. The goal of the open-source tool is to predict and prevent deaths through early deployment of public health resources.”

Document Journal: Ekene Ijeoma reveals the revolutionary potential of data-based art

Document Journal: Ekene Ijeoma reveals the revolutionary potential of data-based art. “Ijeoma’s past projects are united by a commitment to social justice, as well as a heavy reliance on data and qualitative research. For instance, Wage Islands is an interactive sculptural series which submerges a topographic map of New York City in a pool of black water—the map’s elevations are determined by the median monthly housing costs of any given location. Viewers are invited to select an hourly wage, and the water drains or rises, providing a black-and-white representation of the stark economic disparities among the city’s various neighborhoods.”

Spectrum News 1: New pilot records database published after push from Flight 3407 families

Spectrum News 1: New pilot records database published after push from Flight 3407 families. “For 12 years, the families of Flight 3407 have worked endlessly to keep us all safe while in the sky. This Friday, they are celebrating a major milestone. The pilot records database was officially published Thursday, which can provide air carriers with insight into a pilot’s flight history, including accidents and incidents reported on the job.”

Cointelegraph: CryptoArt Museum presents the results of the first art residence for crypto artists (PRESS RELEASE)

Cointelegraph: CryptoArt Museum presents the results of the first art residence for crypto artists (PRESS RELEASE). “The non-profit organization CryptoArt Museum held its first art residence for artists working with nonfungible token technologies from May 10 to 28. An exhibition with the results of the project opened on May 29 and will be available online until June 15.”

EurekAlert: Flickering screens may help children with reading and writing difficulties

EurekAlert: Flickering screens may help children with reading and writing difficulties. “Previous studies have shown that children with attention difficulties and/or ADHD solve cognitive tasks better when they are exposed to auditory white noise. However, this is the first time that such a link has been demonstrated between visual white noise and cognitive abilities such as memory, reading and non-word decoding in children with reading and writing difficulties.”

New Online: Recent Updates to Finding Aids and Digital Images Available Online (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: New Online: Recent Updates to Finding Aids and Digital Images Available Online. “As our archives staff work on an ongoing basis to arrange, preserve, describe, and make available to the public the materials under our care, we spotlight new additions to the website in a regular feature from Out of the Stacks. The quarterly column lists new and revised finding aids recently made available online. We close out the piece highlighting fresh uploads to the Texas Digital Archive, our repository of electronic items.”

The Progress-Index: Questions about marijuana legalization in Virginia? State’s new cannabis website answers questions, sort of

The Progress-Index: Questions about marijuana legalization in Virginia? State’s new cannabis website answers questions, sort of. “Marijuana legalization in Virginia begins July 1. To help Virginians understand what this means, the state launched a new cannabis website on Thursday with information, updates and answers to questions about the law, tweeted Governor Ralph Northam.”

ZDNet: This app teaches you how to make your iPhone secure

ZDNet: This app teaches you how to make your iPhone secure. “First and foremost, iVerify is a security scanner that makes sure you are making use of the basic security features such as Face/Touch ID, Screen Lock, and are running the latest iOS version. It also runs a device scan that looks for security anomalies and gives you a heads up if something seems out of place.” Not free, but the price is only $2.99.

CNET: Apple AirTags can be used to track you. Here’s how to make that stop

CNET: Apple AirTags can be used to track you. Here’s how to make that stop. “AirTags use a combination of sensors, wireless signals and Apple’s extensive Find My network to help people locate lost items. Apple built in several safeguards to prevent the devices from being used to track people — an industry first. However, many have noted that those protections may not be enough to protect victims.”

NBC News: Pastor battles human smugglers on Facebook

NBC News: Pastor battles human smugglers on Facebook. “[Gustavo] Banda’s alarm about human smugglers promoting their services on social media is echoed by the Tech Transparency Project, a research group within the nonprofit watchdog Campaign for Accountability…. This week, the group published a report, previewed exclusively by NBC News, highlighting the extent to which Facebook and WhatsApp are used to organize human smuggling across the southern border.”