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MSN Search's WebLog:
Privacy and MSN Search  —  There's been quite a frenzy of speculation over the past 24 hours regarding the request by the government for some data in relation to a child online protection lawsuit.  Obviously both privacy and child protection are both super important topics - so I'm glad this discussion is happening.
New York Times:
Tomorrowland: Apple Chief Set for Disney Role  —  LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 - Steven P. Jobs could be considered the Walt Disney of his era, breathing new life into animated movies with hits like "The Incredibles" and "Toy Story," and reinventing Apple Computer as a media darling with its popular iPod.
Changes to User Subdomains  —  No action is needed on your part.  —  We realize this is a big change, and that many of you will have questions.  Here are some answers to questions you may have:  —  Why is LiveJournal making this change now?  —  Recent changes to a popular browser …
Declan McCullagh / CNET
FAQ: What does the Google subpoena mean?  —  FAQ Preparing to defend a controversial Internet pornography law in court, the Justice Department has demanded search logs from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and America Online.  —  The department asked the search giants to hand over millions …
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft looks beyond Vista, sees Vienna  —  update Although Microsoft is hard at work trying to ship Windows Vista this year, the company is beginning to set its sights on the next horizon, Vienna.  —  Vienna, once labeled Blackcomb, is the new code name for the successor to Vista.
Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
RSS came from the publishing industry  —  Last night's conversations were incredibly interesting, the next day I'd like nothing better than to continue them.  One thing I wish I had said to Om, so we could have developed the idea (or perhaps he might have disagreed) is my belief that RSS …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Science Blogs as a Vehicle for Upscale Ads  —  IF great oaks from little acorns grow, a company called the Seed Media Group is hoping that its efforts in a fledgling field, blogs, will yield a forest.  —  Seed Media, which produces science publications in print and online …
Jim / Jim Heid's Mac iLife 05 Site:
iPhoto 6 Tip: Subscribe to Flickr RSS Feeds in iPhoto  —  As many of you know, I'm what might be termed "fond" of the Flickr photo-sharing service.  —  Okay, I'm obsessed with it.  —  So imagine my delight when I stumble upon a blog entry that says you can subscribe to a Flickr RSS feed using iPhoto 6.
Mathew /
No gatekeepers — just a bunch of turnstiles  —  First of all, I want to make it clear that I'm not linking to Scott Karp of Publishing 2.0 again just because he linked to me and mentioned my name right after using the term "great bloggers" — although I can't deny that I was flattered .
Discussion: Newsome.Org, Message and Matt McAlister
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Motorola: Q Smartphone Not Cancelled  —  Several / blogs / today have claimed that either the French version of the Motorola Q smartphone has been cancelled, or the European version, or the GSM version; furthermore, the usually trenchant says that "Motorola has problems …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Krunker and
Naked Conversations  —  How Blogs Are Changing the Way Businesses Talk With Customers  —  Our price: $17.46 (30% off!)  —  From the creator of the number one business blog comes a powerful exploration of how, and why, businesses had better be blogging  —  According to these experts …
Erick Schonfeld / CNN:
Spy on yourself online  —  Forget spyware.  Here comes myware.  Soon you'll collect data on your own Web use for fun and profit.  —  NEW YORK (Business 2.0) - For a nice dose of paranoia, open up your Web browser preferences and take a look at your cookies.
Chris Seibold / Apple Matters:
Want to Marginalize the iPod?  Ask Steve Jobs How!  —  There are a million iPod killers floating around.  Some feature more capapcity, some feature more gizmos, and some feature lower price points.  None of the iPod killers are actually doing any iPod killing because they're too busy trying to be more iPodish than the iPod.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Matt Moore / Associated Press:
German Wikipedia back up amid lawsuit  —  JAN. 20 9:48 A.M. ET The German version of Wikipedia returned to the Internet on Friday after three days offline, a blackout prompted by a lawsuit in which the parents of a dead hacker objected to the site's use of his real name.
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Search Ad Auction Models Flawed, Economists Say  —  Paid search advertisers who bid what they're actually willing to pay end up paying more than they need to, according to research by economics scholars at Stanford Business School.  —  The research paper by Michael Ostrovsky …
New Wi-Fi 802.11n Standard Promise Speeds Up To 600Mbps  —  The IEEE Task Group "N" voted to confirm the proposal for the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard.  Submitted by the Joint Proposal team, this specification was developed by the Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC) and included several elements developed within the Joint Proposal team.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Living the observed life in the digital world  —  The US Government has asked several of the major search engines to turn over search data for one million random web addresses and records of all searches, from any source, for a one week period.  The expressed purpose was to estimate …
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Google Video and Privacy  —  Last week Google introduced its video service, which lets users download free or paid-for videos.  The service's design is distinctive in many ways, not all of them desirable.  One of the distinctive features is a DRM (anti-infringement) mechanism which is applied if the copyright owner asks for it.
Discussion: Techdirt and Epigonic

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