Canada, Thunderbird, Samsung, More: Tuesday Buzz, January 28, 2014

There’s a rumor going around that Samsung will launch a Google Glass competitor in September.

Fun with LifeHacker: 50 of the best online courses and resources for learning Web design.

So apparently there’s this security flaw in Thunderbird that’s been sitting there for two years without being fixed. “Do you use the free email client Thunderbird? Do you also use Tor? If so, then you should know there’s been a security flaw awaiting a fix from Mozilla for over two years; now the bug has been publicly disclosed.” Seriously? This makes me very reluctant to stay with Thunderbird. Anybody use Evolution? Thoughts?

Google is getting better at answering complicated questions.

Tumblr has drafted a terms of service update. “The company obviously hasn’t had its fun side squashed by coming into the Yahoo corporate fold, since the documents still contain the occasional expletive and even calls those that torture animals ‘dicks’.”

ProQuest has added the South China Morning Post to its historical newspapers collection. (Press release.)

Here’s your fun crowdsourcing project for the day: creating a list of Disney works that derive from public domain materials.

Library and Archives Canada has announced its intention to digitize over 600,000 World War I service files. “As part of the First World War commemorations, Canadians will be able to research high-quality digital copies of all service files, anytime and anywhere, by 2015. The newly digitized files will complement the approximately 13,500 service files and the more than 620,000 attestation papers already available on LAC’s website.” Good evening, Internet…

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  1. Sad to hear about the Thunderbird security issue. I’ve been getting less & less enthusiastic about T-Bird. Unfortunately, Evolution seems to be only available in Linux – what do us Wintel folks do? (Yes – I miss Eudora, too…)

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