The Verge: Scribd partners with The New York Times for a cheaper joint subscription. “If you already have or are looking into a subscription for The New York Times, then Scribd has a bundle for you that’s a great deal: for $12.99 a month, you can subscribe to both NYT and Scribd.”
CT Mirror: Sniff around campaign finances with our new database. “By the end of August, candidates for offices ranging from state representative to governor reported raising more than $40 million and spending around $30 million in the 2018 election cycle. CT Mirror today is launching CT Campaign Cash, a database tool to ease inspection of those receipts and expenditures.”
IISD: UN-Habitat Database Provides Budget, Expenditure Data for Over 100 Cities. “The first database of its kind, UN-Habitat’s Global Municipal Database (GMD) offers a standard set of indicators and local-level, per capita budget data for over 100 cities. The database, launched in September 2018, aims to highlight the importance of local financial data to policy- and decision-making.”
ZDNet: Gigantic 100,000-strong botnet used to hijack traffic meant for Brazilian banks. “Over 100,000 routers have had their DNS settings modified to redirect users to phishing pages. The redirection occurs only when users are trying to access e-banking pages for Brazilian banks. Around 88% of these routers are located in Brazil, and the campaign has been raging since at least mid-August when security firm Radware first spotted something strange.”
World Trademark Review: Social media buy-and-sell groups to be targeted in anti-counterfeiting initiative backed by UK government . “A new initiative has been developed in the UK to create greater awareness amongst the administrators of social media groups about their legal responsibility to prevent the promotion and sale of counterfeit goods. Talking to WTR, one of the organisers claims that the programme – which is backed by the UK government – could be rolled out internationally.”
Social Media Explorer: Free Video Creation Tools for Social Media Marketers on a Budget. “In this post, you’ll find professional-level video editing software for Mac and Windows, mobile apps for quick compilations, screen and video recording tools, and instant GIF and thumbnail builders. But before we jump into reviewing them, let’s take a moment and recall few video publishing trends you should keep in mind before hitting the ‘Share’ button.”
Tree Hugger: Where to find free campsites in Canada and the U.S.. “Camping is the best way to see the world for the least amount of money, particularly if you’re sleeping in a tent and have no need for electrical and water hookups. But, as any camper will tell you, the costs still accumulate…. A frugal alternative is to seek out free (or greatly reduced) campgrounds. These exist throughout the United States and Canada, and they tend to be off the beaten track, which is appealing to travellers who may find conventional campgrounds to be overcrowded. The Internet makes it fairly easy to locate these spots, and by doing a bit of research in advance, you’ll be able to save a chunk of money, while exploring new parts of the country. Check out the following resources if you’re interested in free camping.” This looks weird in RB, but the article is kind of a compendium of databases/collections of info about free camping spots.