3am Buzz, February 6th, 2015

And in THIS corner, we have our third zero-day Flash vulnerability in two weeks. Patch patch patch – and use NoScript!

The Smithsonian has announced the American Art Collaborative, “…a consortium of 14 American museums committed to building the next generation of digital searches and scholarly advancement. Members of the Collaborative are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to move from planning to implementation of their Linked Open Data Initiative, which seeks to expand the possibilities inherent in linking museum collections through Linked Open Data (LOD). The Collaborative plans to create a diverse critical mass of LOD on the Web on the subject of American art by putting the collections of the participating museums in the cloud and tagging this data as LOD.”

Twitter is testing an “instant timeline” for new users.

Map nut? Google Earth Pro is now free.

The state of California has a new Web-based app for finding information on federal, state, and local parks in California. “The app, which can be found by going to, draws on a series of databases to give users a handy guide to finding the nearest hike, swim, sanctuary or basketball court. The site is optimized for mobile devices, though a standalone app is being developed for later release.” Good 3am, Internet…

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