Quartz: Researchers are keeping a cave’s location secret to thwart Instagram tourists

Quartz: Researchers are keeping a cave’s location secret to thwart Instagram tourists. “Researchers and geologists have found an enormous cave, complete with a rushing river fed by two melting glaciers, in British Columbia’s Wells Gray Provincial Park, but they’re not sharing exactly where.”

BBC: ‘Digital museum’ brings millions of fossils out of the dark

BBC: ‘Digital museum’ brings millions of fossils out of the dark. “The bid to create a ‘global digital museum’ has been welcomed by scientists, who say it will enable them to study valuable specimens that are currently “hidden” in museum drawers. Museums including London’s Natural History Museum and the Smithsonian in Washington DC are involved.”

Engadget: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey promotes Myanmar despite genocide reports

Engadget: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey promotes Myanmar despite genocide reports. “Unfortunately, social network leaders still appear to be tone deaf regarding Myanmar’s reported atrocities. Twitter chief Jack Dorsey posted a series of tweets encouraging followers to visit Myanmar after he’d been there for a birthday meditation retreat, seemingly ignoring widespread evidence of the country’s government committing genocide against the Rohingya people and forcing hundreds of thousands of them to flee. He focused solely on his trip, noting that the ‘people are full of joy’ and celebrating the experience of listening to a Kendrick Lamar album after breaking silence.”

Boing Boing: This is what ‘going viral’ looks like

Boing Boing: This is what ‘going viral’ looks like. “…on November 11, I blogged about Tim Klein’s ‘puzzle montages’ and I believe it’s the most-viral post I’ve written in my over-seven-year professional blogging career. While I don’t have the exact numbers, I have been watching it quickly spread across the planet and I feel certain that it is. Today, I thought it would be fun to pull back the curtain a little to show you what ‘going viral’ looks like from ‘backstage.'”

Business Insider: The ACCC wants to regulate the substantial power of Google and Facebook in Australia

Business Insider: The ACCC wants to regulate the substantial power of Google and Facebook in Australia. “Google and Facebook need greater regulatory oversight in Australia to monitor their market power and the large amount of data they collect on Australian consumers, according to the preliminary results of an inquiry by consumer watchdog, the ACCC.”

Archiving as Activism: Environmental Justice in the Trump Era (Internet Archive)

Internet Archive Blog: Archiving as Activism: Environmental Justice in the Trump Era. “In November 2016, the U.S. elected a new president who had sworn to roll back important environmental protections, dismantle the EPA, and who had once called climate change a ‘hoax.’ In the context of warming global temperatures, rising tides, and oil pipeline battles, a dozen colleagues at universities and nonprofits across the country got together online, and decided to do something. We were concerned about the continued existence of federal environmental agencies—particularly in their abilities to protect the most vulnerable among us—as well as the preservation and accessibility of important environmental and climate data. More broadly, we were concerned with the collective investment in public research and agencies.”