Indivigital: New GDPR Tool Targets Google, Facebook With ‘Automated’ Right To Be Forgotten Requests. “…some of the newest GDPR tools have inverted the target market and are helping users partly automate the process of sending erasure requests, colloquially referred to as ‘the right to be forgotten,’ to organizations that store their data. One such tool… allows users to search a database of 5,000 organizations for appropriate contact details of personnel or departments responsible for erasure requests. Upon selecting an organization to contact, the tool also opens a user’s email client and populates a new message with a template email.”
Friday Fun from Joe: You can use this new website to help you find your World Cup twin. “A website built by Norwegian newspaper VG lets you find this the easy way. Just upload a photo of yourself – or your mates, or your dog, or a celebrity, or whoever – and it scans through all the players at the tournament, and pulls out your doppelgänger.” I was not struck by any great resemblance when I tried this, but it was amusing.
Engadget: GarageBand lessons are now free for aspiring musicians. “GarageBand has long been a useful tool to record music, podcasts and more. Even better, the app is free to download and use on your Mac or iOS devices, making it easy to try. Recent updates have brought enhancements like a portal for free sound packs and a better drum sequencer (on mobile), along with Touch Bar support and realistic-sounding drummers on the desktop. Now, Apple is upgrading its music creation suite yet again, offering it’s previously $5 artist piano and guitar lessons for free, along with more additions to its drummers, loops and sound effects.”
Emulsive: Where Are My Effing Pictures? Or, Finding An Archive System For My Film Photography. “This, to me, is one of the joys of digital photography. I can find anything with ease, using the multiple search filters available to me. A lot of this data needs no input from me since it’s recorded by the camera and transferred directly to Lightroom when I import new images. Adding my own data simply allows me to fine-tune the process of organising and searching my images further. Archiving and accessing archived digital files is a relatively simple matter – assuming that your digital archiving system involves something more sophisticated than a drawer full of old mobile phones or your Facebook posting history. So, when I started shooting with film cameras once again it was clear that organising or archiving physical negatives would require some thought. Or, rather, it should have been clear but, truth be told, I didn’t really think about it until I loaded scans from my first roll into Lightroom and realised that my Metadata panel was essentially empty. I could fill in camera, lens, and ISO information and have a stab at the correct date, but time? Shutter speed? Aperture? Not a clue.” Deep dive.
Make Tech Easier: 8 Tools to Enhance Your Experience with Twitter. “Twitter has been a great place for many people, as it lets them convey their message in a very concise way. While the service has all the features to let your message out, there are still many improvements that can be made to it. In this week’s roundup we’ll cover eight tools from our Software Discovery section that will let you enhance your Twitter experience. Some of these tools will add more features to Twitter, while others will let you remove the stuff you don’t want.” Not as annotated as I prefer but I found some tools I wanted to explore.
Lifehacker: How to Share YouTube Videos Like a Pro. “I doubt you’ve given much thought to how you share the latest and greatest YouTube videos you find, because you probably have a routine: click or tap on the video’s URL in your browser’s address bar, copy it, and paste it into a text message or group chat. Easy, right? Absolutely. That’s the simplest way to share YouTube videos with your friends—and it works 100 percent of the time—but there’s so much more you can do with YouTube than that.”
Motherboard: How to Tell If That Online Fundraiser Will Actually Help Immigrant Children at the Border. “As we’ve all become increasingly aware of the thousands of migrant children separated from their families and detained at the US border, many people have understandably had the urge to try to help. But how can you be sure that online campaign you’re clicking ‘donate’ on is legitimate?”