Stock Photos, Amazon, Google, More: Tuesday Buzz, February 10th, 2015

Did you know Today is Safer Internet Day? Google offers some tips. And if you take the Google safety checkup by February 17, you’ll get an extra 2GB of Drive space. And if you’re really feeling motivated, ask Amazon why it still doesn’t have a two-factor option for consumer accounts.

Interesting: Google is testing Hangouts to provide customer assistance (and sales, apparently). “If you want to purchase an Apple product there’s always the option of getting in touch with a Genius who will answer all your questions in order to make the decision easier for you. That’s not quite the case if you’re purchasing one of the new products that Google directly sells to customers. However Google is now testing a new customer assistance program that’s powered by its Hangouts service. Customers will be able to interact with a live human being on the other end of the video chat and ask questions about the products they want to purchase.”

Oh dear. Another day, another WordPress plugin bug. “The plugin in question is called FancyBox and creates a lightbox-like interface with which to look at images. It’s been used by unknown actors to deliver a malicious iframe through a persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability identified by Russian researchers Gennady and Konstantin Kovshenin.

Wow! Google Maps is 10 years old!

Lifehacker looks at how to “bend social networks to your will”. The idea is that if you can’t quite bring yourself to quit Facebook, there are some things you can do to make it less painful.

Ooo! Is there finally going to be a Google Drive for Linux? (Warning! PC World!)

A HUGE roundup: 75 places to get free stock photos – with star ratings, no less.

Amazon has launched Amazon Giveaway, a new tool for hosting giveaways. “So long as the item you want to give away is sold by and under $5,000 in value, you can set up a promotional sweepstakes with a few clicks. You choose the item being offered up, and Amazon handles pretty much everything else. The online retailer runs the actual giveaway, notifies winners, and handles shipping, tax reporting, and other bothersome tasks.”

Lifehacker takes a look at five file encyrption tools. Sigh. I used to like TrueCrypt.

I hope you don’t ever need this and I hope I don’t either: How to recover Windows 8 product keys.

Yahoo is teaming up with MLB for more content on Yahoo Sports. Good morning, Internet…

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