USDA, Arizona, LSU, More: Tuesday Morning Buzz, February 24th, 2015

Remember a couple of days ago I mentioned people who regularly delete their old tweets? There’s a Web app for that.

Lifehacker has a nice roundup of lesser-known services for legally-streaming movies and TV.

Speaking of video, YouTube has launched the YouTube Kids app. “For years, families have come to YouTube, watching countless hours of videos on all kinds of topics. Now, parents can rest a little easier knowing that videos in the YouTube Kids app are narrowed down to content appropriate for kids. You can browse channels and playlists in four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. Or search for videos of particular interest to your family, like how to build a model volcano, math tutorials, the amazing (and endless) world of trains—and everything in between.”

The National Genealogical Society has launched a new digital publication, NGS Monthly. “The National Genealogical Society (NGS) today launched NGS Monthly, a new digital publication that, each month, will feature a selection of original articles on genealogical methodology, research techniques, sources, and the latest news from NGS. Published mid-month starting after the February launch, NGS Monthly was created to replace the Society’s older newsletter, What’s Happening, with a new content and design strategy.”

The USDA has a new recipe database designed for school nutritionists and child care center professionals. “The What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl includes more than 1,000 mouth-watering recipes that are scaled for large quantity foodservice. Most recipes for school nutrition yield 50 or 100 portions per recipe, while most recipes for child care centers yield 25 or 50 portions per recipe. So that these popular dishes can be shared with parents and prepared at home, many of these recipes are available in the household search with fewer portions per recipe.”

Parents in the state of Arizona have a new Web site to give them a boost when kids need help with their math or English homework.

They’re so hot: 12 tools to create animated GIFs.

Wow, Bing did really good predicting the Oscars. “Bing successfully predicted best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, and the results for supporting actor and actress out of the top awards for the 2015 Oscars. Overall, Microsoft successfully predicted 84 percent of the 24 results, with only four incorrect predictions.”

Does Facebook’s privacy policy violate European law? “Facebook’s privacy policy violates European law, according to a study commissioned by the Belgian privacy commission, and released today, The Guardian reports. Conducted by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT at the University of Leuven, the report says the social network’s updated policies, which came into effect last month, only expanded previous policy and practices, and violate European consumer protection law.”

Lenovo has gotten its first Superfish lawsuit. I suspect this is the very start of the lawsuitalanche.

Speaking of Superfish, it’s worse than we thought. “Facebook security researcher Matt Richard says The Social NetworkTM has found at least ten more outfits using the library that gave the Superfish bloat/ad/malware its nasty certificate-evading powers.”

Louisiana State University wants to digitize the archive of its newspaper, The Reveille, but it needs donors to fund the project..

Wait a minute: Google Glass 2 prototypes are already out there? “According to 9to5Google’s sources, several of Google’s Glass at Work partners have received ‘very early versions’ of the next iteration of Google Glass. Sources also say that the group of engineers working on Glass has been significantly reorganized after the closure of the Explorer program, to the point where the current group is being called the ‘new’ Glass team.” Good morning, Internet…

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