See also the Dutch news item:
I am proud to announce that I will join Radboud University's faculty of science as professor of Federated Search
23rd International Workshop on Personalization and Recommendation on the Web and Beyond. Submission deadline: 14 June
And Firefox is making it easy to switch from Chrome https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/switch/
"Often when we think about the right to privacy, we think of the right to be let alone, unmolested by the state. But the digital age has given rise to industrialized data mining, content curation, and automated decision-making, all of which undermine democracy and intensify social divisions. It calls for a more sophisticated understanding of privacy—one that can appreciate both the collective and individual nature of this right." https://newrepublic.com/article/154026/digital-privacy-class-issue
Happy birthday Bing!
Because It's Not Google
Bing turns 10: Why it's been more disruptive than you think - Search Engine Land
Easily call Java from Rust
This flawed decision has to be overturned.
Science is not politics.
IEEE, a major science publisher, bans Huawei scientists from reviewing papers | Science | AAAS
Scientists worldwide should work together.
About the politics:
Note that we HAVE serious doubts about so many things in CS. CISCO and Intel "bugs" could be by design, or be widely known in Secret Services, who perhaps co-fund Google, etc etc. NIST and NSA story on encryption. Research co-funded by DARPA.
IEEE bans Huawei employees from reviewing submissions to its journals, saying it is forced to do so by US government sanctions: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/ieee-major-science-publisher-bans-huawei-scientists-reviewing-papers
After Huawei employees are banned from IEEE peer-reviewing process, Professor Haixia Zhang from Peking University has written to IEEE to resign from the editorial board. The ban is too much for people who believe that IEEE was international (pic from https://t.co/J9p5MDVgzd) https://t.co/E85EudD9DH
> Unbelievable, IEEE is forced to ban Huawei employees from peer-reviewing papers or handling papers as editors.
CheriABI: implement safe pointers for programs written in C, checking possible address space violations in hardware. Experiments with Postgres show only ~6% slower execution times.
Just published: The Influence of Network Structure and Prosocial Cultural Norms on Charitable Giving: A Multilevel Analysis of Movember's Fundraising Campaigns in 24 countries.
🆕 New stuff
- Polls! 📊 Create polls, vote in them, and get notifications when they're done.
- Filters! You can now filter boosts/replies from the home timeline, or boosts/favs/mentions/follows/polls from the notifications timeline.
- Improved push notifications
- Accessibility and usability fixes
- "x minutes ago" updates automatically
Release notes: https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v1.8.0
"You don't know how high above you the sky goes, but you're not freaking out about that." "Well, NOW I am!"
Indie music 🎸
The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.
Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.
Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.