Tribal Courts, XSS, Emojis, More: Morning Buzz, July 2, 2014

A new free database of tribal court appellate opinions is now available. “The Northwest Intertribal Court System (NICS) on June 26 launched a powerful online database providing attorneys and the public free access to hundreds of tribal court appellate opinions from 30 Indian tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Northern California.”

A startup contains Twitter data on over 8,000 athletes. This is apparently to aid marketers in finding athletes to provide “microendorsements”.

A new site is cataloging XSS vulnerabilities around the Web. “Having only received its first confirmed submission on June 18, XSSposed.org has tallied more than 300 confirmed cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities across hundreds of sites since its inception.”

Twitter’s new CFO is a former Goldman Sachs banker. Goldman Sachs and a company which put log cabins in its lunchroom. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG???

Speaking of privacy violations, apparently Facebook sent ad receipts and data to the wrong people. Oopsie.

Google has purchased Songza.

Vine has added “loop count” to track video views. “Vine videos now include a ‘Loop Count,’ a metric comparable to the ‘Views’ metric used on other sites like YouTube. The count updates automatically any time the video is played, even on embeds across the web.”

Quick e-mail app Shortmail is shutting down at the end of the month.

And in possibly the silliest news I’ve read all day, IFTTT has a Yo channel.

Interesting: 6 Unusual Ways to Use Pinterest.

There’s a new social network on the way — but but you can only use emojis.”You got it – communication is by emojis only, a feature that opens up all sorts of exciting cross-border possibilities, with language differences no longer an obstacle as you make new friends with a vast array of global citizens from Azerbaijan to Zambia.”

Yahoo will be livestreaming its earnings on July 15th. Good morning, Internet …

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