New York Times: A Stand-Up Set at the Swipe of a MetroCard

New York Times: A Stand-Up Set at the Swipe of a MetroCard. “For about three months, New York’s comics had been preparing sets to perform Saturday nights on the 1 train. It may not have been the most glamorous of gigs, but as a comic joked last Saturday, at least it was cleaned regularly. The relentless screeching of the subway had a tendency to drown out punch lines, but a few of the comics agreed that wasn’t so different from the hum of activity in a typical club — the clinking of glasses, the waiters whispering, ‘What can I get you?’”

Neowin: DuckDuckGo updates extension to block Google’s FLoC tracking

Neowin: DuckDuckGo updates extension to block Google’s FLoC tracking. “DuckDuckGo, the privacy search engine, has updated its DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension for Chrome to block Google’s new tracking method FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts). The update to the DuckDuckGo add-on comes after Google began a FLoC trial which opted Chrome users in without the option to opt-out unless they turned off third-party cookies which would break some websites.”

Writing songs in lockdown: ‘It was an escape’ (BBC)

BBC: Writing songs in lockdown: ‘It was an escape’. “Now That’s What I Call Lockdown is a collection of songs and music written by BBC Radio 5 Live listeners. The aim was ‘to build the ultimate lockdown playlist, a chance for listeners of all standards, amateur and professional, to hear their music played out on the radio,’ said presenter Chris Warburton. The songs cover themes that resonate with the times – loneliness and loss, but also hope for the future, reunions and love.”

KIVI: Boise State Senior creates social media platform, Scholarships-Africa

KIVI: Boise State Senior creates social media platform, Scholarships-Africa. “Boise State Senior, Sunday “Paul” Adah is the Founder and CEO of Scholarships-Africa. He left his friends and family back in 2015 to enroll in a university more than 73-hundred miles away…. ‘Growing up in Africa there’s a lot of challenges with finding funding to get a good education,’ he said, ‘I noticed that a lot of Africans and black minorities have the same struggles.’ It was those struggles that inspired Scholarships-Africa, a social media platform created to connect students to scholarship opportunities.”

CPO Magazine: Faced With Potential Loss of Revenue, Snapchat Explores Ways Around Apple’s New Privacy Rules

CPO Magazine: Faced With Potential Loss of Revenue, Snapchat Explores Ways Around Apple’s New Privacy Rules. “The Financial Times reports that the parent company of messaging app Snapchat has explored plans to skirt Apple’s new privacy rules and continue tracking users, making use of banned device fingerprinting techniques rather than the IDFA identification number.”

Mashable: 150,000 handpainted hearts on memorial wall represent each life lost to COVID in the UK

Mashable: 150,000 handpainted hearts on memorial wall represent each life lost to COVID in the UK. “150,000 hand-painted red and pink hearts line a wall beside the River Thames in London, with each heart representing a person lost to COVID-19 in the UK. The National COVID Memorial Wall sits on the embankment on the south side of the River Thames in London, stretching nearly 500 metres between Westminster and Lambeth bridges. The hearts have been handpainted by volunteers.”

QNS: Museum of the Moving Image announces plans to reopen April 30

QNS: Museum of the Moving Image announces plans to reopen April 30. “This spring, with the support of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the museum will launch a new website to better serve a diverse audience with humanities-rich content related to the study and appreciation of the moving image from an historical and contemporary perspective. All of the museum’s recorded events from the past year and earlier will be organized to allow for easier discovery, and the site will allow for improved showcases of the museum’s collection.”

Space: How to watch the Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s first flight online

Space: How to watch the Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s first flight online. “While Ingenuity, which rode to Mars on the belly of the Perseverance rover, is expected to take to the air on Sunday, the data from that flight won’t arrive on Earth until early Monday (April 12). That’s when NASA’s next webcast comes in. At 3:30 a.m. EDT (0730 GMT) on Monday, NASA will livestream the flight data’s arrival.”

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures: NALAC and Ford Foundation Launch “Reclaiming the Border Narrative”

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures: NALAC and Ford Foundation Launch “Reclaiming the Border Narrative”. “In partnership with the Ford Foundation, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures announces the award of 27 grants to artists, cultural workers and organizations whose work will change narratives and amplify stories in collaboration with their respective communities across the US – Mexico border region.”