Short Wednesday Evening Buzz, January 21st, 2015

Apparently search engines are now the most trusted new source. Not sure how that works, since the news indexed by search engines is often from “traditional” sources…

SplashData has released its annual “Worst Passwords” list (PRESS RELEASE). 123456? Really?

Google has invested one billion dollars in SpaceX. “Although SpaceX was extremely vague about what this investment would mean, reports from earlier this week indicated that it would be used to help build a satellite-based Internet service that would help connect billions of people to the web who today lack Internet access.”

Is the Pirate Bay going to come back? “With only 10 days remaining on its countdown clock, The Pirate Bay has redesigned its home page today to more closely resemble the look it had before it went down last month. First spotted by TorrentFreak, the black waving pirate flag that had filled the screen in recent weeks has now been reduced to a smaller box in the center. The search box and categories are back under the flag. However, these are not active yet.”

The Gambia National Library will be digitized. “The director general of the Gambia National Library Service Authority (GNLSA) has on Tuesday informed lawmakers of the joint session of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprises Committees (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly that efforts are on track for the digitalisation of the archival materials of the said Library.”

A big Java patch has just been released – if you still have Java on your machine better get updating. Good evening, Internet…

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