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Daily Archives: July 14, 2021

Who did that website belong to?

Tools for Reporters: “You may already be familiar with WHOIS, the directory of website registrants. Under ICANN rules, you have to have contact info registered for a domain, and that contact info used to be public. Sadly, that changed in 2018 and much of the information is now redacted. But! A tool called WHOIS History Search came to the rescue. WHOIS History Search is a giant archive of WHOISes (WHOWASes?) going back more than 10 years. For instance, I can see Tools for Reporters is currently registered to GoDaddy, but back in 2017, it was registered to Dan’s phone number and email address. For some reason, the site has its own “DRS Credits” gives you 500 free ones a month. It only cost one credit to do the search for TFR, but pulling up the history cost like 52. So I guess you just have to pull the lever and hope you get some good results before you run out of tokens. If not, upgrade for $19 or better luck next month. This is a good way to get around current GDPR regulations (sorry privacy advocates) as well as see historical information.”

Explore Thousands Of FAA Drone And Unidentified Aircraft Incident Reports With Our Interactive Tool

The Drive: “We are excited to announce the launch of our new interactive tool that maps and makes searchable thousands of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and unidentified aircraft incident reports. The vast dataset is drawn from information compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration. Some of the reports are highly unusual, going far beyond typical low-altitude… Continue Reading

New Eviction Laws Database Reveals Striking Differences in Eviction Processes Around the Country

“The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) launched the LSC Eviction Laws Database today, a new online tool that will aid users in better understanding the significant variation in eviction laws across the country and the effect these differences have on eviction outcomes. LSC produced the database in partnership with the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School… Continue Reading

These states saw the most hacks in 2020

Tech Republic: “A report uses FBI data to parse out state-by-state hacking data by the number of victims and total financial losses for every 100,000 residents..In recent months, a string of high-profile cyberattacks has reverberated across critical aspects of the U.S. infrastructure ranging from petroleum and meat production to local water supplies, bringing network security… Continue Reading

Over 10,000 Amazon rainforest species risk extinction, landmark report warns

CBC CA: “More than 10,000 species of plants and animals are at high risk of extinction due to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest — 35 per cent of which has already been deforested or degraded, according to the draft of a landmark scientific report published on Wednesday. Produced by the Science Panel for the Amazon (SPA),… Continue Reading

Statue of Liberty’s ‘little sister’ takes up residence in Washington, DC

CNN Politics: “One hundred and thirty-five years after the Statue of Liberty was formally unveiled in New York Harbor, her “little sister” has taken up residence in front of the French ambassador’s home in Washington, DC. The miniature Lady Liberty will be officially inaugurated in a ceremony with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and… Continue Reading