Bing, LinkedIn, iOS, More: Tuesday Morning Buzz, November 11th, 2014

(Due to a computer problem, yesterday’s ResearchBuzz will not be posted until this weekend. The resources were all tweeted by @ResearchBuzz if you can’t wait.)

The Obama administration is making a big push for net neutrality. I have incredibly ambiguous feelings about net neutrality, though in the light of NSA monitoring revelation and security issues, I’m a bit flabbergasted at the White House calling out a tech sector for more transparency.

Google is launching a public campaign to fight Ebola.

There’s a plug-in available that Removes all numbers/metrics from Facebook. “By removing the metrics, [Benjamin] Grosser found that people were less competitive, anxious and preoccupied with the numbers.”

Hey! Is there an Apple Web crawler running around out there?

Raspberry has announced a new Pi model. “While the processor and RAM — a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC and 256MB, to be specific — remain the same as its predecessor, the new model is far smaller at just 65mm (2.6 inches) in length versus the old model’s 86mm (3.4 inches). It also draws less power and has improved audio circuitry.” 20 bucks.

Bing is bragging on its prediction powers. “We weren’t perfect but we are proud to report that we got it right in more than 95% of the races – and we did better head-to-head than renowned forecasters including Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.”

LinkedIn is getting integrated with the Veterans Employment Center. “LinkedIn will also be integrated with the Veterans Employment Center, the online database system the VA launched this year to help veterans connect with employers. Veterans will be able to upload their VEC profile to LinkedIn as well as access resources specifically for veterans.”

Are you a breaking news junkie? Here are five browser extensions for you.

There’s a very serious iOS bug out there. “Cybersecurity firm FireEye published details about the vulnerability on its blog Monday, saying the bug enables hackers to access their devices by persuading users to install malicious applications with tainted text messages, emails and web links. The malicious application can then be used to replace genuine, trusted apps that were installed through Apple’s App Store, including email and banking programs, with malicious software through a technique that FireEye has dubbed ‘Masque Attack.'”

I have never thought much of Google Glass as a consumer device, but I really like its potential for medical and industrial application. Researchers at the University of Kansas are looking at its potential for training caregivers to autistic people. “Currently, a parent being trained remotely through OASIS [Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills] has to be in a room with a computer and a two-way video hookup to get the teleconference training. Google Glass would make the training mobile…. [Jay] Buzhardt explained that a mom wearing Google Glass during an actual daily routine could get live feedback from an instructional coach, who is getting live video and sound from the mom’s point of view back on his own computer.”

From Business Insider: the 20 most popular YouTubers. The only one I’ve heard of is PewDiePie because I’m old.

It’s always a nice day when Amit Agarwal updates his blog: how to Add the Same File to Multiple Folders in Google Drive without Copying

Mozilla is celebrating 10 years of Firefox with a “Forget” button. “Forget gives you an easy way to tell Firefox to clear out some of your recent activity. Instead of asking a lot of complex technical questions, Forget asks you only one: how much do you want to forget? Once you tell Firefox you want to forget the last 5 minutes, or 2 hours, or 24 hours, it takes care of the rest. Many of our users share a computer with friends or family, and it’s easy to forget to open a private browsing window first; with Forget, clearing that information is quick, and easy to understand.”

Just in time for Veterans Day, FamilySearch has added three World War I collections. Good morning, Internet…

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