Daily Inter Lake: Saving the history carved into landscape of Canada’s Waterton Lakes National park

Daily Inter Lake: Saving the history carved into landscape of Canada’s Waterton Lakes National park. “Archaeologists and preservationists are working together to record information on a group of culturally modified trees (CMT) in Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park. Using cutting edge laser scanning technology, archaeologists with the University of Calgary have created an extremely detailed model of the human-carved trees surrounding the original site of a cabin once inhabited by Waterton Lakes’ first park ranger, John George ‘Kootenai’ Brown.”

CNET: Election Misinformation in English Is Bad. In Other Languages, It’s Out of Control

CNET: Election Misinformation in English Is Bad. In Other Languages, It’s Out of Control. “Misinformation in English is a pressing issue causing concerns about the upcoming midterm elections and the potential damage to the institutions of democracy and responsible for numerous deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media companies continue to update their policies to address the problem. As much as social media companies have worked to curb the spread of disinformation and misinformation, content in different languages remains a critical blind spot.”

Tubefilter: Jack in the Box hunts for a “Head Twitch Creator” to stream on its behalf

Tubefilter: Jack in the Box hunts for a “Head Twitch Creator” to stream on its behalf. “If you’re excited about streaming on Twitch but less excited about sharing your face with the internet, Jack in the Box has a solution for you. It is hiring a Head Twitch Creator, who will don a round, smiling head, put on a conical hat, and go live as Jack Box, the fast food brand’s mascot.”

Oxford Mail: Cannabis farmer’s lawyer forced to use Google Translate to talk to client as interpreter fails to show

Oxford Mail: Cannabis farmer’s lawyer forced to use Google Translate to talk to client as interpreter fails to show. “Prosecutors dropped charges against a cannabis farmer who claimed to have been enslaved into the drugs trade – and whose lawyer was forced to use Google Translate after an interpreter failed to show-up for a second time. Pham Hoang, 18, was found in a flat in Underhill Circus, Barton, on July 19. The flat had been converted into a commercial-scale cannabis farm, with 270 plants growing in the property.”

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: ESF Shares a Century of Knowledge about Wood

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: ESF Shares a Century of Knowledge about Wood. “Detailed information about the expansive contents of ESF’s wood collection – 40,000 samples that represent 100 years of gathering wood from around the globe – will soon be made available to scientists all over the world. The contents of the H.P. Brown Wood Collection in Baker Laboratory are being painstakingly cataloged in the growing ESFWOOD database, to be shared eventually with laboratories, agencies and other universities involved in the study and identification of wood.”

Bloomberg: Amid job cuts, Meta is closing a New York office

Bloomberg: Amid job cuts, Meta is closing a New York office . “Meta Platforms Inc. is planning to close one of its offices in New York after scaling down its expansion plans in the city, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is exercising its option to terminate its lease at 225 Park Ave. South in Manhattan, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information was private.”

UNC University Libraries: North Carolina Digital Heritage Center extends operations with $600,000 grant

UNC University Libraries: North Carolina Digital Heritage Center extends operations with $600,000 grant. “The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC) at the University Libraries has received a $603,154 grant to continue its operations. The Library Services and Technology Act grant comes from the State Library of North Carolina with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Established as a partnership between the University Libraries and the State Library of North Carolina, the NCDHC promotes learning by increasing open access to North Carolina’s historical and cultural heritage.”

University of Connecticut: Sorting Through the Noise of Mental Health Apps

University of Connecticut: Sorting Through the Noise of Mental Health Apps. “Currently, there are more than 10,000 mental health and wellness apps available in the app store. And that number just keeps on growing. But these apps are largely unregulated, making it difficult for consumers to know what might offer them the greatest benefit. Sherry Pagoto, a clinical psychologist from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, sheds light on the differences between apps, what people should look for before they download, and when it’s time to seek professional help.”

WIRED: How Bots Corrupted Advertising

WIRED: How Bots Corrupted Advertising. “WHEN ALEKSANDR ZHUKOV went on trial last year, he stood accused of defrauding US companies, including The New York Times and pet care brand Purina, out of millions of dollars. According to the court, the then 41-year-old set up a company that promised to show online adverts to humans, but he instead placed those adverts on an elaborate network of fake websites where they were seen only by bots. Yet Zhukov’s defense did not center around his innocence or his remorse. Rather, he said he was giving the online economy exactly what it wanted: cheap traffic, whatever the source.”

Liliputing: Google Japan designed a gigantic, single-row Gboard keyboard as a joke (but you can build one if you want)

Liliputing: Google Japan designed a gigantic, single-row Gboard keyboard as a joke (but you can build one if you want) . “Google may have stopped putting out dozens of April Fools’ videos every year, but Googlers in Japan still love a good joke – and the latest is ridiculous keyboard that they’re called Gboard Bar Version. It’s a single-row keyboard with every key laid out end-to-end in a highly impractical way.”

New York Times: Meta Will Freeze Most Hiring, Zuckerberg Tells Employees

New York Times: Meta Will Freeze Most Hiring, Zuckerberg Tells Employees. “In May, Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s chief executive, froze hiring for engineers and low-level data scientists. In July, Mr. Zuckerberg warned employees to buckle up for an ‘intense period’ of 18 to 24 months, and asked managers to start identifying weak performers. This week, he told his employees that the company would freeze hiring and reduce budgets across most teams at Meta, leading to layoffs in parts of the company that have previously seen unchecked growth.”