Harvard, IFTTT, More – Short Wednesday Morning Buzz, September 11, 2013
Harvard is teaming up with Google to expand the open source edX platform. (I could have sworn I wrote a story on this a couple years ago in ResearchBuzz, but I can’t find it…)
More Google: Google has lost its appeal in the Google Street View privacy case: “The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to exempt Google from liability under the federal Wiretap Act for having inadvertently intercepted emails, user names, passwords and other data from private Wi-Fi networks to create Street View, which provides panoramic views of city streets.”
More More Google: Google Glass has gotten universal search.
From Entrepreneur: Five tools to stop content thieves from stealing your stuff.
Check out MakeUseOf’s quick roundup of unusual IFTTT recipes.
The University of Florida Libraries are working on a digital archive of all dissertions produced at the university from 1934 to 2006. That’s about 12,000 dissertations.
The Library of Congress has launched its second Legislative Data Challenge. “Like the first data challenge, this challenge incorporates the Akoma Ntoso legislative schema, but instead of asking competitors to apply the schema to bill text, we are asking participants to map existing elements from US and UK bill XML to the most recent Akoma Ntoso schema. The challenge focuses on eight specific pieces of US and UK legislation, which use the US Legislative XML DTD or the UK’s Crown Legislation Markup Language schema.”
Bookmark site Delicious is celebrating its 10th anniversary and offering a sneak peek at its site redesign. Good morning, Internet…
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