New York Times: Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander

New York Times: Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander. “For many years, the vicious cycle has spun: Websites solicit lurid, unverified complaints about supposed cheaters, sexual predators, deadbeats and scammers. People slander their enemies. The anonymous posts appear high in Google results for the names of victims. Then the websites charge the victims thousands of dollars to take the posts down. This circle of slander has been lucrative for the websites and associated middlemen — and devastating for victims. Now Google is trying to break the loop.”

9to5 Mac: Spotify for iOS adds new ‘Only You’ feature for personalized playlists and more

9to5 Mac: Spotify for iOS adds new ‘Only You’ feature for personalized playlists and more. “Spotify announced today a new global campaign called ‘Only You,’ an in-app experience with personalized playlists to celebrate its users’ uniqueness. The new feature is accessible via the Spotify for iOS application and it comes with six different in-app experiences.”

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.”

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.”

ESPN: New partnership will allow college athletes to earn money from content posted on Twitter

ESPN: New partnership will allow college athletes to earn money from content posted on Twitter. “A company that has partnered with dozens of college athletic departments on name, image and likeness programming announced a deal with Twitter on Thursday that will allow athletes to monetize video posts on the social media platform. In less than a month, several state laws will go into effect that will make it possible for college athletes to be paid for endorsements, sponsorship deals and personal appearances.”

World Council of Churches: WCC digital archive now included in Globethics.net library

World Council of Churches: WCC digital archive now included in Globethics.net library. “A collection of documents and publications from the World Council of Churches (WCC) is now available through its longstanding partner organization Globethics.net. The WCC collection, updated weekly, reflects a growing and longstanding electronic bridge between the organizations’ websites.”

Slashdot: Revue newsletter subscription buttons are coming to Twitter profiles

Slashdot: Revue newsletter subscription buttons are coming to Twitter profiles. “Twitter profiles will soon showcase a dedicated section for Revue-powered newsletters, making it easy for creators to market their newsletters to followers while similarly making it easy for followers to subscribe to newsletters. The upcoming feature was revealed today by Revue, which was acquired by Twitter back in January.”

CNET: YouTube removes video from Sen. Ron Johnson for COVID-19 misinformation

CNET: YouTube removes video from Sen. Ron Johnson for COVID-19 misinformation. “Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has been blocked by YouTube for seven days after he shared a video wherein he spread misinformation about the treatment of coronavirus, as reported earlier Friday by Business Insider. Johnson, a critic of what he calls ‘big tech censorship,’ used the video to promote two drugs that have not been proven to work effectively in treating COVID-19.”

Distractify: Instagram Has a New Tattoo Filter, and It’s Pretty Wild How Realistic It Looks

Distractify: Instagram Has a New Tattoo Filter, and It’s Pretty Wild How Realistic It Looks. “The latest addition to Instagram’s catalog of impressive camera filters comes in the form of a new tattoo filter. Although this concept has existed in the past, the developers of other filters have never really been able to make the tattoos augmented onto a person’s face look realistic. Well, famous filter creator Jeferson Araujo has managed to solve that problem with his newest feature, and countless fans worldwide are already enjoying the hyper-realism of his work.”