Irene's blog

http://www.force11.org/AmsterdamManifesto
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We wish to promote best practices in data citation to facilitate access to data sets and to enable attribution and reward for those who publish data. Through formal data citation, the contributions to science by those that share their data will be recognized and potentially rewarded. To that end, we propose that:

http://pdfjailbreak.com/tools
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Jailbreaking the PDF
exploring ways to access scholarly data in modern ways

Currently, the bulk of peer-reviewed scientific knowledge is locked up in PDF documents, which are difficult to get information.

We want to change that.

If you're interested in hacking on PDFs and exploring ways to access scholarly data in modern ways, join us.
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http://grahamcluley.com/2013/06/hack-facebook-sms/
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A UK-based security researcher going by the name of "fin1te" has earned himself £20,000 after uncovering a way to hack into any account on Facebook, just by sending a mobile phone text message.

This should - obviously - have been impossible, but due to a weakness in Facebook's tangled nest of millions and millions of lines in code, potentially hundreds of millions of accounts were vulnerable to hijacking through the simple technique. [...]

http://www.w3.org/2013/Talks/0626-Marseille-IH/
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Talk given at the "The Open Data Week" in Marseille (held between 25th and 28th of June, 2013) on the 26th of June, 2013.

The slides of the presentation can be downloaded in PDF or Open XML (a.k.a. PowerPoint 2007) formats.

Ivan Herman, Semantic Web Activity Lead.
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http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/Images/Linked-data-connecting-and-exploiting-big-data-(v1.0).pdf
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Big data is a term that has risen to prominence describing data that exceeds the processing capacity of conventional database systems. With many solutions entering the marketplace it's all too easy to focus on the technology that allows big data processing for real-time business analytics and yet to lose sight of the long-term goal of integrating many data sources to provide even potential.

http://glimmer.research.yahoo.com/
https://github.com/yahoo/Glimmer
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The Semantic Search research group at Yahoo! Labs is pleased to announce the open-source code release and public demo of Glimmer, a search engine for RDF data.

http://neo4j-contrib.github.io/sparql-plugin/
https://github.com/neo4j-contrib/sparql-plugin
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This is a Neo4j Server plugin, providing Sparql Neo4j Server. This effectively turns the Neo4j Server into a Triple Store.
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OpenWeatherMap - free weather data and forecast API
http://openweathermap.org/
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