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Wikipedia, Streaming Content, Google Maps, More: Tuesday Whut Buzz, October 3, 2018

My schedule was utterly destroyed yesterday. I’m still catching up. Regular morning b coming out at its regular time (I hope) and then we’ll be back on track.

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Internet Archive: More than 9 million broken links on Wikipedia are now rescued. “As part of the Internet Archive’s aim to build a better Web, we have been working to make the Web more reliable — and are pleased to announce that 9 million formerly broken links on Wikipedia now work because they go to archived versions in the Wayback Machine.”

IGN: Google’s Project Stream Will Let You Play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey In Chrome. “Google and Ubisoft have announced that Google’s Project Stream will be testing its gaming streaming capabilities via its Chrome browser using the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey starting on October 5.”

CTV: Google Maps’ new feature shows exactly where bus or train is in real time. “Google Maps is launching a new commute tab this week, aimed at helping users shave time and stress from their daily commute to work. Instead of wolfing down your breakfast, spilling coffee on your pants, and sprinting for the train or subway only to find yourself caught in a 15-minute delay, commuters can consult the new tab to see exactly where their bus or train is on the map in real time.”

USEFUL STUFF

Web Design Ledger: Where to Find Graphic Design Freebies. “The main idea of this list is for you to save you some money AND time. Sometimes when you work on a big project, you don’t have any minute to spare for researching resources and tools. So we did the job for you. Scroll down and you will find a list of websites that provide you with a multitude of graphic design freebies.” Minimal annotation but big ol’ screenshots.

TechCrunch: Relike lets you turn a Facebook page into a newsletter . “French startup Ownpage has recently released a new product called Relike. Relike is one of the easiest ways to get started with email newsletters. You enter the web address of your Facebook page and that’s about it.” Not a huge fan of basing all your marketing / engagement efforts in Facebook but at least a product like this gets your content out of the walled garden.

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

The Atlantic: Social Media Is Revolutionizing Warfare. “‘The exponential explosion of publicly available information is changing the global intelligence system … It’s changing how we tool, how we organize, how we institutionalize—everything we do.’ This is what a former high-level intelligence official told us back in the summer of 2016, explaining how the people who collect secrets—professional spies—were adjusting to a world increasingly without secrets. We were asking him about one of the most important changes in technology and politics today: the rising power of social media. ”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Threatpost: Another Linux Kernel Bug Surfaces, Allowing Root Access. “A high-severity cache invalidation bug in the Linux kernel has been uncovered, which could allow an attacker to gain root privileges on the targeted system. This is the second kernel flaw in Linux to debut in the last week; a local-privilege escalation issue was also recently discovered.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Pew (no PEW PEW because I don’t like to joke about this): A Majority of Teens Have Experienced Some Form of Cyberbullying. “59% of U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online, and a similar share says it’s a major problem for people their age. At the same time, teens mostly think teachers, social media companies and politicians are failing at addressing this issue.”

Vox: The World Bank and tech companies want to use AI to predict famine. “At this week’s United Nations General Assembly, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Red Cross teamed up with tech giants Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to announce an unlikely new tool to stop famine before it starts: artificial intelligence.” Good something or other, Internet…

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