Austin TX, NMSU, Banking Malware, More: Short Wednesday Afternoon Buzz, November 13, 2013

Ruh-roh: Internet Explorer has a new zero-day bug.

GMail, now with more quick action buttons.

Seems like a lot of WWI archival data has been going up lately. Now you can help crowdsource the digitizing of another collection.

Interesting. The city of Austin, Texas has launched an online social media archive.

News from New Mexico State University: using Google Maps to make a pests database. “The Google Maps database shows fine details of pests around campus. Users can zoom into a specific area and click to see a photo and a summary report on a particular pest. By the end of the semester, students will edit the map, adding information about the pest biology and management. They will also give their classmates a guided tour through the map they built.”

Ick: banking malware infections are at their highest level in over ten years.

Google has filed a patent for a tattoo which acts as a microphone. Ewww.

Here’s a handy tool. Tired of squinting at Web pages? Try Minimum Font. Good afternoon, Internet…

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About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

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