Tennessee, Molecules, Jimmy Carter, More: Morning Buzz, July 23, 2014

The EFF’s Privacy Badger browser plugin is now in beta.

The state of Tennessee has put up a database of over 1500 family bibles.

More Tennessee: the state is putting daycare inspection reports online.

Aaron Tay, who has a lovely blog, wonders whether nested Boolean statements are useful anymore. I don’t use them as much as I used to, but they still come in handy on occasion.

Hawaii Business writes about a digital archive of Hawaiian-language materials.

Does iOS have backdoors built in?

Google has launched the Little Box Challenge. “Today, together with the IEEE, we’re adding one more: shrinking a big box into a little box….Of course, there’s more to it than that. Especially when the big box is a power inverter, a picnic cooler-sized device used to convert the energy that comes from solar, electric vehicles & wind (DC power) into something you can use in your home (AC power). We want to shrink it down to the size of a small laptop, roughly 1/10th of its current size. Put a little more technically, we’re looking for someone to build a kW-scale inverter with a power density greater than 50W per cubic inch. Do it best and we’ll give you a million bucks.”

The New Jimmy Carter Digital Library has gone live. “The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum is excited to announce the official start of its online Digital Library with the ‘release’ of approximately 89,000 pages of digitized textual records from the Presidential ‘Handwriting’ Files of the Office of Staff Secretary. These documents, previously only available in physical form, have been digitized and placed online for easier access. Each file unit has been digitized into a single PDF.”

Hey! You can get 3D molecules on Google’s Knowledge Graph now.

Twitter has apparently been playing Whac-A-Mole with bogus pro-China Twitter accounts.

Eeek: Tor may not be as secure as you think. “However, a presentation promising to detail flaws in the anonymising network has been cancelled, organisers of a major hacker conference have confirmed.”

Facebook, while throttling organic page reach almost to oblivion, apparently still drives more page traffic than any other social network. Good morning, Internet…

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