Blekko, Google, Java, Pinterest, Civil War, More: Morning Buzz, October 18, 2012

So it’s getting clearer and clearer that FeedBurner is going away. This is a big deal for me because I have well over a thousand subscribers getting this newsletter daily via FeedBurner’s e-mail service. This article recommends some alternatives, especially one called FeedBlitz. Do you have any thoughts? I’m particularly interested to hear from folks who are getting this in their e-mail!

Was the victim of a hack?

The blekko search engine gives an “under the hood” look at its technology.

The EU has given Google four months to amend its privacy policy.

Interesting news Federal Depository Library Program.”The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the U.S. Department of Treasury have partnered on a pilot project to make historical digitized content from the Treasury Library available on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). Through the pilot project, Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange, 1956-2005, which list the exchange rates of foreign currencies based on the dollar, are now available on FDsys. Over the next year, additional historical documents within the Treasury’s library collection will be made available on FDsys through this pilot project.”

Still using Java in the browser? You have my sympathies. Here’s a massive security patch for you.

Live in Oregon? Wondering if you’re living on a fault line? Now there’s a Web site for finding out.

Pinterest has added the ability to block and report other users. Surprised it took this long!

Congratulations to military records site Fold3 for reading the milestone of 100,000,000 (that’s one hundred million) images online.

Speaking of military history, the Library of Congress has announced that it will launch a Civil War blog using primary sources to create entries from “bloggers”. Great way to learn history. Good morning, Internet…

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