Google, Methane, Pinterest, More, More: Morning Buzz, July 18, 2014

Pinterest is making it easier to discover content on its site. “Pinterest already offered a categories tabs where users could search for pins by more general groupings, but now, those categories include more specific interests that users can subscribe to.”

Use self-hosted WordPress? Checked your plugins lately? Violet Blue has a roundup of four popular WordPress plugins with security issues.

Google has launched security initiative Project Zero. “Our objective is to significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks. We’re hiring the best practically-minded security researchers and contributing 100% of their time toward improving security across the Internet.”

The latest use for Google Street View? Mapping out methane leaks.

Similarly, solutions are being developed to use Google Glass as radiation detectors.

Amazon is testing an ebook subscription service.

Now no less a site than eBay is complaining it was hit by Google’s Panda algorthim.

More Google: Thanks to oceans of stupidness, Google has to process millions of useless DMCA notices.

From Wired: How to download and archive your social media.

Useful from the American Press Institute: How to spot a fake photo.

Good stuff from Helen Brown: social media searching for prospect research.

And good stuff from Social Media Examiner: 3 Steps to Create Podcasts with Google Hangouts on Air. Good morning, Internet…

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