CNET: Google’s Inbox by Gmail app will apparently shut down April 2

CNET: Google’s Inbox by Gmail app will apparently shut down April 2. “The Inbox by Gmail app will join Google+ in digital oblivion in two weeks, it seems. We’ve known for a few months that Google would be discontinuing the personalized email app, but some people using it on Android devices got a notification saying it will shut down on April 2 and a link pushing them to the main Gmail app.”

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore launches live map of sewage pollution — and temporarily stops alerting the public to contamination

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore launches live map of sewage pollution — and temporarily stops alerting the public to contamination. “More than 14 million gallons of sewage-tainted water has washed into Baltimore streams over the past two months, but city officials haven’t alerted the public of the contamination. Federal and state environmental regulators require the city to notify the public anytime at least 10,000 gallons of sewage contamination enters waterways. But the Department of Public Works stopped issuing the alerts in late January, when it launched a live map of sewage overflows on its website.”

Times of India: FB takes down several political ads by state outfits

Times of India: FB takes down several political ads by state outfits . “Political outfits from the state were quite closefisted when it came to splurging on Facebook advertisements, reveal data from Ad Library, a searchable database of ads related to politics and issues of national importance run on Facebook or Instagram. Several such ads were taken down by the Facebook as the parties failed to provide information on who was paying for it.”

Engadget: Internet Archive races to preserve public Google+ posts

Engadget: Internet Archive races to preserve public Google+ posts. “Just because Google+ is shutting down on April 2nd doesn’t mean your years of social posts will be lost in the void. The ArchiveTeam recently started caching public Google+ content to make it available on the Internet Archive after the fateful day. This won’t include content that was deleted or made private before the archival process began, and might not include all comments or full-resolution media. Still, this will ensure that you have some way of reliving moments years down the road.”

DigitalNC: More issues of The AC Phoenix are available on DigitalNC

DigitalNC: More issues of The AC Phoenix are available on DigitalNC. “Forty-five additional issues of The AC Phoenix are now available thanks to our partner, N.C. A&T University. These additions, from 1990 to 2006, share more news from North Carolina’s Triad region and beyond for readers. Based in Winston-Salem, The AC Phoenix provides an invaluable resource for Triad African American communities and has been an institution in the region since Rodney Sumler founded the paper in 1983.”

BBC: MySpace admits losing 12 years’ worth of music uploads

BBC: MySpace admits losing 12 years’ worth of music uploads. “MySpace, one of the first online social networks, has apologised after a server migration caused a huge loss of data. A message on its website says that ‘any photos, videos and audio files’ uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available.”