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Mozilla Cybersecurity Delphi 1.0: Towards a user-centric policy framework

“From compromises of some of the world’s largest corporations, to critical vulnerabilities in widely used open source software, to exponential growth in the number of connected devices and users, the need to proactively design policies and practices to secure users and Internet infrastructure has never been greater. Yet, cybersecurity public policy conversations too often areContinue Reading

Search the world’s historical newspaper archives

“The goal of is to make it possible to search all the world’s online historic newspapers from one place. We aren’t there yet, but we are adding more newspapers every day. With it is now possible for family historians, genealogists, and researchers to search historic digitized newspaper archives from around the globe. Elephind.comContinue Reading

Adblock Browser, Do Not Track and Acceptable Ads

“Adblock Plus has launched the Adblock Browser, and we’re excited to announce that DuckDuckGo is the default search engine in Adblock Browser on iOS and Android! We’ve been working with the EFF to promote a new “Do Not Track” (DNT) standard for web browsing. We hope this new DNT policy will better protect people fromContinue Reading

The Deep Web and The Darknet

The Deep Web and The Darknet A Look Inside the Internet’s Massive Black Box. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, August 2015. “Many believe a Google search can identify most of the information available on the Internet on a given subject. But there is an entire online world – a massive one – beyond theContinue Reading

ScienceOpen Hits the 10 Million Article Mark

PR Newswire: “ScienceOpen, the research + open access publishing network, has added article records from more than 10 million scientific publications. Researchers can now filter published content by the number of citations and monitor the relevance and impact of recent scientific results by tracking social media mentions. Over 20,000 scholarly journals are currently published worldwide.Continue Reading

Harvard Kennedy School – Think Tank Search

“Think Tank Search is a custom Google search of more than 590 think tank websites. For the purposes of this search, think tanks are defined as institutions affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity. Inclusion is based upon the relevancy of subject areaContinue Reading

Bing Translator

“Microsoft Translator is built on more than a decade of natural-language research at Microsoft. Rather than writing hand-crafted rules to translate between languages, modern translation systems approach translation as a problem of learning the transformation of text between languages from existing human translations and leveraging recent advances in applied statistics and machine learning. So-called “parallelContinue Reading

Earth View – collection of beautiful striking landscapes found in Google Earth

“In certain locations, you can view and navigate street-level imagery in almost the same way that you can in Google Maps. Watch the video (English only) below or read the instructions to learn how. View in 3D Ground-level view Displaying the sun Terrain 3D viewer navigation Viewing 3D buildings Viewing 3D trees Viewing SketchUp 3DContinue Reading

Google increases health information available via search

Google Inside Search: “In early August, New York City saw an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, a very rare and sometimes deadly form of pneumonia. As more outbreaks came to light, Google searches for Legionnaires’ disease spiked over 1,000%. People wanted to know what this disease is, why it’s spreading, and how to prevent it. SoContinue Reading

docInfo Physician Information Made Easy

Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States Inc. – “Where is my physician licensed? Where did my physician go to medical school? Has my physician been disciplined by a licensing board?” This site, docinfo,  allows you to search for a doctor by name and state and retrieve a set of information that includes:Continue Reading

New Yorker – How Methods Videos Are Making Science Smarter

Jamie Holmes: “..[The] Journal of Visualized Experiments…[f]ounded in 2006, JOVE now has a database of more than four thousand videos, with about eighty more added each month. They are usually between ten and fifteen minutes long, and they range in subject from biology and chemistry to neuroscience and medicine. “For a scientist trying to explainContinue Reading

WSJ – Google Plunges Into Home Services Market

WSJ: “Internet users querying Google for terms like “clogged toilet” and “lock repair” now get more than advice on how to fix their problems. Google Inc. is pairing prescreened professionals – plumbers, electricians and other local home-service providers – with desperate clients. The long-awaited addition to its sponsored results, which rolled out Friday in andContinue Reading