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.”

TechXplore: Verizon recalls mobile hotspots sold to schools, in stores (Update)

TechXplore: Verizon recalls mobile hotspots sold to schools, in stores (Update). “Verizon is recalling 2.5 million mobile hotspots after some reports of overheating and two reports of minor burns. The 4G hotspots were used by schools and sold by stores. They are called Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots and were imported by Franklin Wireless in San Diego. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that the lithium ion battery in the hotspots can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.”

MIT Technology Review: Facebook’s ad algorithms are still excluding women from seeing jobs

MIT Technology Review: Facebook’s ad algorithms are still excluding women from seeing jobs. “Facebook is withholding certain job ads from women because of their gender, according to the latest audit of its ad service. The audit, conducted by independent researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), reveals that Facebook’s ad-delivery system shows different job ads to women and men even though the jobs require the same qualifications. This is considered sex-based discrimination under US equal employment opportunity law, which bans ad targeting based on protected characteristics. The findings come despite years of advocacy and lawsuits, and after promises from Facebook to overhaul how it delivers ads.”

Politico: National Archives can’t resurrect Trump’s tweets, Twitter says

Politico: National Archives can’t resurrect Trump’s tweets, Twitter says. “Twitter will not allow the National Archives to make former President Donald Trump’s past tweets from his @realDonaldTrump account available on the social media platform, the company told POLITICO on Wednesday, in the latest display of Silicon Valley’s power over communications channels used by the U.S. government.”

Pitchfork: Radiohead Adding More Archival Concert Films to YouTube

Pitchfork: Radiohead Adding More Archival Concert Films to YouTube. “A year ago, Radiohead began adding archival concert footage to their YouTube page. The shows came from the extensive Radiohead Public Library. The series ran from April to July 2020. Now, the band is starting a second series. This Friday (April 9), a January 2008 show, performed at London’s 93 Feet East, will broadcast on YouTube. Be sure to tune in below at 3 p.m. Eastern on Friday.”

Tom’s Guide: Google Chrome is getting a big upgrade to save you time — here’s how

Tom’s Guide: Google Chrome is getting a big upgrade to save you time — here’s how. “Whether you want to take a screenshot and edit it, scan a QR code to share a webpage, even print and save a file as a PDF — Chrome on Android easily lets users do this. Now, desktop users starved of a similar suite of sharing options could soon get the same ability to share their web pages with WhatsApp contacts, other applications and Messages.”

Inoreader Blog: Monitor Web Pages For Changes Using Web Feeds

Inoreader Blog: Monitor Web Pages For Changes Using Web Feeds. “After months of beta testing, we can finally say that our new monitoring feature called ‘Track changes’, part of Web Feeds, is now ready for prime time! This feature is perfect if you want to track visual or textual changes on a web page, like monitoring price changes, product availability, or just following a change log for updates.”

9to5 Google: New Gmail with Google Chat tabs rolling out for free accounts, here’s how to turn on

9to5 Google: New Gmail with Google Chat tabs rolling out for free accounts, here’s how to turn on. “Last year, Google announced that the future of Gmail will see Chat messaging and group Rooms join the existing Meet video calling integration. This is already available to enterprise Workspace users, and Google is now letting personal Gmail accounts get this ‘integrated workspace.’” Isn’t this something GMail had several years ago, or was that a different integrated chat?

Publishers Weekly: ALA Releases 2020 Most Challenged Books List

Publishers Weekly: ALA Releases 2020 Most Challenged Books List. “For a third year in a row, Alex Gino’s George has topped the American Library Association’s list of most challenged book in American libraries. The ALA’s Most Challenged Books list, released annually in conjunction with National Library Week, which runs April 4-10 this year, tracks attempts to ban or restrict access to books across the United States and raises awareness of censorship efforts in our libraries and schools.”

Yale University Library: Three new online student exhibitions reflect research in library’s collections

Yale University Library: Three new online student exhibitions reflect research in library’s collections. “Each year, Yale Library selects up to three students to transform their senior research papers or projects into the unique narrative form of a library exhibit with guidance and assistance from library staff. The exhibits are normally displayed in the Exhibition Corridor of Sterling Memorial Library, but with pandemic access restrictions, the 2020-2021 exhibits are now more widely viewable online. This year’s exhibits highlight the diversity of research underway in the library’s collections, with the three students coming from the English, Environmental Science, and Architecture departments at Yale.”