Three Gleanings From Today’s Web

Here are three rather disparate things of interest that cropped up in my morning stroll through the near web.

1. Internet Explorer has a serious vulnerability

Once again Internet Explorer — every single version of it! — has a vulnerability that “could allow remote code execution” according to Microsoft. Gizmodo has the story. This means that 26% of the browser market is at risk of a “zero day” attack that can corrupt a computer’s data.

Does anyone know what percentage of law firms use (or mandate) IE?

2. New York Times R&D releases Vellum

The New York Times R&D group developed an app a year ago that extracts news-worthy links from their Twitter stream. At least, that’s how I understand it. Vellum is now available for you to test drive. I’ve linked the browser app to my Twitter account and think that, indeed, this might be a good way to produce a “river of news,” to use Dave Winer’s expression. I might even adjust my Twitter followers so that Vellum has some other fruitful material to work on.

Give it a spin and let us know what you think.

(H/T Research Buzz)

3. Snippets on Proprietary Estoppel

The ever interesting (if from time to time unduly teasing) OUPblog has a post today promoting Ben MacFarlane’s book “The Law of Proprietary Estoppel.” What makes the post interesting is the fact that they’ve posted six short (~2 min.) videos of the author talking about various aspects of proprietary estoppel. Ok, I know what you’re thinking: not the most gripping of topics; but for the dozen of you out there who do find equity interesting — and for law students — these vids might be worthwhile.

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