Mental Floss: Explore Marian Anderson’s Handwritten Letters, Private Recordings, and More in a Newly Digitized Collection

Mental Floss: Explore Marian Anderson’s Handwritten Letters, Private Recordings, and More in a Newly Digitized Collection. “More than 2500 items of archival material, including letters, diaries, journals, interviews, scrapbooks, performance programs, and private recordings, are available to view online through a research portal called ‘Discovering Marian Anderson.’ Many of the manuscripts were donated by Anderson, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, before she died at age 96 in 1993.”

The Verge: Why activists get frustrated with Facebook

The Verge: Why activists get frustrated with Facebook. “On Monday morning I met with a group of activists who live under authoritarian regimes. The delegation had been brought to San Francisco by the nonprofit Human Rights Foundation as part of a fellowship focused on the relationship between activism and Silicon Valley. And the big question they had for me was: why do social networks keep taking down my posts?”

Georgia State University: Politically Motivated Hackers Deface Websites Under Conditions that Deter Recreational Hackers

Georgia State University: Politically Motivated Hackers Deface Websites Under Conditions that Deter Recreational Hackers. “Hackers commonly deface websites to protest social and political injustice around the globe, spreading their message to a wider audience. However, recreational hackers are less likely to deface websites in countries with a ‘capable guardian,’ a term researchers use to describe a strong military presence that uses computer emergency response teams as first responders to cyberattacks. The presence of suitable targets also led to increases in the frequency of website defacements across countries.”