Articles of Internet - May 28


Few Rules Govern Police Use of Facial-Recognition Technology  Wired

New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use  North Carolina State

So Long, Glassholes: Wearables Aren't Science Projects Anymore  Wired

The Murky Legal Consequences of Smart Homes  The Marshall Project

Scientists figured out a way to implant holographic brain images  Daily Dot

6 Essential Steps to Becoming a Drone Pilot  Story Hunter


How facial software (allegedly) can identify liars  The Week

Results from KD Nuggets software poll for analytics, data Science, machine Learning shows python’s strength   KD Nuggets

There is little agreement over how to define Data Scientist: Scores of people are rushing to add it to their resumes whether or not it's accurate  LA Times

Is learning to code in middle age a fool’s errand or a committed act of digital citizenship?  1843 Magazine

A new machine-learning system tries to predict whether an online conversation is going to get nasty right from the get-go  Technology Review

Google & Coursera are launching a machine learning specialization consisting of five courses  Tech Crunch

Why the future of AI depends on high school girls  The Atlantic

There are some decent free online training courses designed to get you up to speed on Hadoop  Business News Daily

Escaping the scandals but getting the big data right  Information Age


Pro-ISIS propaganda finds fertile ground on Google Plus platform  The Hill

Trump Can't Block Critics on Twitter. What This Means For You  Wired


Facebook is beating Snapchat on its own invention — stories: Why stories have taken off  Axios

‘Content Providers’ Easily Find Ways Around Facebook’s Rules  Snopes

‘A fun adventure, not a business’: The Weather Channel stopped publishing video on Facebook  Digiday

Facebook is updating how you can authenticate your account logins  Tech Crunch


Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system  The Verge

California Eyes Data Privacy Measure  NPR

Personal data and the rapid recent evolution of cybersecurity laws - the dust is, as of yet, far from settled.


F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware  New York Times

Stealthy, Destructive Malware Infects Half a Million Router  Wired

The Quiet Death of WHOIS  Plagiarism Today 


Media’s Two-Front Spending War Visualization   Traffic

Impatient, distracted consumers upend the media landscape  Axios 

3 Steps for Bringing the Oldest Form of Advertising Into the Digital Age  Adweek

Great Big Story on Building a Video Storytelling Powerhouse from ScratchFacebook Live  StoryHunter 


New mobile journalism guide has free resources for reporters, newsrooms  International Journalists’ Network

The Marketplace of Ideas is failing the journalism industry (opinion)  Daily Tar Heel 

These newsrooms are reinventing journalism education with audience members in the lead   Membership Puzzle

Radio presenters and journalists among top jobs for psychopaths  Radio Today

Long Beach Press-Telegram Down to One Reporter; Departing Staff Plan New Pub  LA Business Journal

Facebook shows once again that it does not understand or value journalism  CNBC

Who is watching local TV news? New research provides some surprises  Medium

How the Media Helped Legitimize Extremism  Wired

In portraying a silver lining to Santa Fe school shooting, news stories mislead public about GoFundMe campaign for victim’s husband  Health News Review

What is it that journalism studies is studying these days?  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

The Coming Splinternet: How the GDPR Could Threaten Journalism (opinion)  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Showtime's ‘Fourth Estate’ shows how the journalism sausage is made  Poynter



The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge  Bloomberg

News Radio Audience Jumps Following Hurricanes  Nielsen

How The Washington Post is building its tech platform, Arc  Digiday

Elon Musk wants to fix media mistrust with a dopey rating system. There’s a better way.  Washington Post


Is your fake news about immigrants or politicians? It all depends on where you live  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Families of Sandy Hook victims, FBI agent file defamation lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones  ABC News

From ‘news literate’ to ‘news fluent’, the best fake news researchers, and the elimination of public editors  International Journalism Festival  Medium 

Facebook Opens Up About False News  Wired

How Snopes keeps fact-checking in the era of fake news overload (podcast)  2 girls, 1 podcast

Based on the exact words you type Google is giving you drastically different information  Washington Post

Can “Extreme Transparency” Fight Fake News and Create More Trust With Readers?  Harvard’s Nieman Report


Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself  New York Times


There Is No ‘There’re’ There  Chronicle of Higher Ed

‘OMG This Is Wrong!’ Retired English Teacher Marks Up a White House Letter and Sends It Back  New York Times


Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots  BBC

Copy Editors Are OCD. Thank Goodness  Chronicle of Higher Ed


China is becoming more tolerant of some regional Han languages  Economist

Linguists Say We Might Be Able to Communicate With Aliens If We Ever Encounter Them  Mental Floss 

Language activists are trying to make French gender-neutral  Economist


The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges  Quartz

Philip Roth Discusses His Writing Process  NPR

Philip Roth (RIP) Creates a List of the 15 Books That Influenced Him Most  Open Culture


Judge rules that transgender teen is protected by Title IX and the Constitution in bathroom controversy  American Bar Association

How Social Media Became a Pink Collar Job  Wired


Study finds that whites commit suicide at higher overall rates than blacks, but black children commit suicide at rates twice as high as white children  Quartz

New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism  NBC News


Without respectful discourse, free speech isn’t much more than a hostile shouting match.  The Atlantic

‘Don’t burn the flag’ and 11 more rules for free speech  Washington Post


Who Owns LOVE? A copyright suit over a beloved public artwork  CityLab

Court Applies Pre-Digital Age Law to Digital Age Technology

LGBT wedding cake Supreme Court decision looms, but more cases likely  CBS News

Viacom's Victory in 'SpongeBob' Restaurant Trademark Dispute Upheld by Appeals Court  Hollywood Reporter

'Star Trek'/Dr. Seuss Mashup Creator Beats Trademark Claims  Hollywood Reporter

Makers of ‘Sesame Street’ Sue to Get Raunchy Puppet Movie to Change Its Advertising  New York Times

The NFL’s “take a knee” ban is flatly illegal  Vox

A Copyright Small Claims Court? (opinion)  Technology & Marketing Law Blog


Oregon principal ousted for making LGBTQ students read Bible as punishment  OregonLive 

The group least likely to think the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees? White Evangelicals.  Washington Post

Religion Goes to the Movies - Los Angeles Review of Books  LA Review of Books

Conservative Christian guide to nation's capital vows to tell what other tours won't  Washington Post

Jesus would like to connect with you on LinkedIn! Inside the Church of England's digital conversion  Wired

White nationalists protest outside Tennessee church  Fox 17


Prominent Southern Baptist leader removed as seminary president following controversial remarks about abused women  Washington Post

Amid a Southern Baptist scandal, some evangelical women say the Bible’s gender roles are being distorted to promote sexism  Washington Post

Controversial Southern Baptist leader still set to give prominent sermon in front of thousands  Washington Post


From Bible study to Google: How some Christian conservatives fact-check the news and end up confirming their existing beliefs  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Roman Catholics And Evangelicals Move Apart In Their Political Priorities  NPR

How Christian media is shaping American politics  The Conversation


What’s Next for Protest Art in the Trump Era?  The Atlantic

Plasticine circuits show how today's tech is tomorrow's art  Engadget


What makes good music? Composers and listeners disagree  Economist

“This Is America,” the Video, Is a Smash. Will the Song Have Legs?  Slat


Three clauses freelancers should know (and negotiate), according to lawyers  Columbia Journalism Review


P values in display items are ubiquitous and almost invariably significant: A survey of top science journals  PLOS


Why Your Next Workplace Harassment Training Might Be in VR  Wired

An economics professor at Harvard is under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment  The Crimson

This Professor Was Accused Of Sexual Harassment For Years. Then An Anonymous Online Letter Did What Whispers Couldn’t.  BuzzFeed 

A rape victim was just awarded $1 billion. Jurors told her: ‘You’re worth something.’  The Daily New

Ex-ESPN Analyst Argues Network Wasn't "Media Company" in Publishing "Fake Texts"  Hollywood Reporter


Federal officials lost – yes, lost – 1,475 migrant children  Arizona Central 

Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future?  Bloomberg


America’s graying population in 3 maps  The Conversation

The percentage of American adults identifying as LGBT increased to 4.5% in 2017  Gallup

See the progress towards pot legalization in all 50 states  Thrillist

What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities  Pew Research Center

America is changing demographically. Here’s how your county compares  Pew Research Center

Religiously, nonwhite Democrats more similar to Republicans than to white Democrats  Pew Research Center


Meet the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies  CNBC 

See How Your Take Home Pay Compares to Workers Around the World Visualized  HowMuch             

Fed survey shows 40 percent of adults still can't cover a $400 emergency expense  CNBC


What a 'Reproducibility Crisis' Committee Found When It Looked at Climate Science  Pacific Standard  


Subtle hearing loss while young changes brain function: Early damage could open door to dementia, lead author says  Scientific Daily

A nationwide study reported that US cancer deaths have steadily declined for two straight decades  NIH

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process  Quartz

What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—and Our Ability to See?  Wired 

The US FDA says there are only risks, no benefits, for a common painkiller used by teething toddlers  Quartz


Spermbots Offer a Promising New Way to Target Cancer  Wired

Ingestible Sensors Electronically Monitor Your Guts  Wired

Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients' Phones Inside ERs  NPR

Deep brain stimulation found to improve diabetes by increasing dopamine release  Science Magazine 


An in-network emergency room & he still ended up with an 8K bill: “Even with a PhD in billing, you couldn’t make sure to avoid a surprise bill”  Vox

Vulnerable patients — easy targets for companies willing to sacrifice ethics for profits  The Hill


Parents sue 30-year-old son to move out of house  WTNH

American parents invented 1,100 new baby names last year  Quartz


Science That Is Not Transparent Is Bad Science: Richard Gray On the Citation of Retracted Articles  Wiley

Questioning Truth, Reality and the Role of Science  Quanta Magazine


The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations  CityLab

Personal Space Is an Elaborate, Unconscious Dance  The Atlantic

Schizophrenia ‘risk genes’ are not so risky if the mother’s pregnancy was healthy  Stat News

Mapping the rising tide of suicide deaths across the United States  Washington Post

This Is Why Cognitive Biases Are Harmful (visualization)  Daily Infographic

Depression and Anxiety Speed Up Cognitive Aging, Scientists Find  Sci-News


The "Insanely Low Acceptance Rates" of Philosophy Journals  Daily Nous

The Map of Philosophy (video)  Open Culture 


The Rulers of Europe: Every Year (video)  Cottereau

What Middle-Eastern thinkers discovered long before the west (visualization)  Information is Beautiful


Writing a page-turner: how to tell a story in your scientific paper  The London School of Economics And Political Science

Systems Matter: Research Environments and Institutional Integrity  Harvard 

There is little evidence to suggest peer reviewer training programmes improve the quality of reviews paper  The London School of Economics And Political Science

Non-preferred reviewers and editorial discretion  Small Pond Science

How to review a manuscript: Journal editors identify 10 key steps for would-be reviewers American  Psychological Association

What’s Up with Data Citations?  Scholarly Kitchen


Before reproducibility must come preproducibility  Nature

A survey on data reproducibility and the effect of publication process on the ethical reporting of laboratory research  Clinic Ancerres


New Federal Data Also Show Enrollment Declines  Inside Higher Ed

In a setback for UMass Boston, all finalists for top job withdraw following faculty criticism  Boston Globe

After ex-employee is accused of fraud, UT hires a former federal prosecutor to investigate internal controls  Texas Tribune

A Federal Panel Tries to Regulate Accreditation. But Is Anyone Paying Attention?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

College Does Help the Poor (opinion)  New York Times

Why Is Undergraduate College Enrollment Declining?  NPR

USC President C.L. Max Nikias to step down  LA Times 

Calvin College will change its name to Calvin University by 2020  Christianity Today

DeVos looks to ease rules on religious colleges  Politico

Fuller Seminary to Leave Pasadena Campus  Christianity Today

Small Christian College Announces It Will Close  Inside Higher Ed


Trauma Can Interfere With Students’ Learning. Here’s Something Professors Can Do to Help. Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Second Wave of MOOC Hype is Here, and it’s Online Degrees  Ed Surge

Do Photos of Teaching on Your Campus Look Staged and Static?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Trauma Can Interfere With Students’ Learning. Here’s Something Professors Can Do to Help.  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Teaching Eval Shake-Up  Inside Higher Ed



Proud mom orders ‘Summa Cum Laude’ cake online. Publix censors it  Washington Post

'Disgusting and horrible': Community reacts to UO statement after student dies at Shasta Lake  OregonLive

College kids want to save the world, just don’t ask them to volunteer  Fast Company 

Democrats pin midterm hopes on millennials  Politico

Binghamton University campus police surveil students and threaten prosecution over anti-racism flyers  The FIRE

Inside Gay Students’ Fight to Be Heard at BYU  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Should Businesses Help Employees Pay Off Their Student Loans?  The Atlantic

Ed Dept Announces Opportunity for Student Loan Borrowers to be Reconsidered for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

By the Numbers: Changes in Graduate Student Debt Over Time  New America

Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million students never get it  Hechinger Report


U. of Kentucky Moves to Fire Tenured Professor for Telling Students to Buy His Book

A researcher has agreed to leave WSU in return for a $300,000 settlement over infringement of his academic freedom  Seattle Times


Missouri scraps student press freedom bill for third year in a row  Student Press Law Center

We never planned to work in a college newspaper. Here’s why we’re glad we did  The Collegian

Principal won't renew contract for one of nation’s top journalism advisers  Student Press Law Center

A college journalist learns why independent press critical to democracy  The Morning Call

Suppressed Press at Christian Colleges: New student coalition is alleging religious institutions are regularly squashing student newspapers  Inside Higher Ed