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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.
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.
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought:
Google, Subpoena, and Privacy  —  [I wrote this as a contribution to the discussion on Dave Farber's mailing list, but I might as well shout to the wind here, as it may not make the moderation cut.  The best documentation I've seen is Gary Price's summary at, and their coverage]
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Marc Perton / Engadget:
World Tracker turns anyone into a cellphone spy  —  Forget those piddly wiretaps.The next frontier in warrant-free surveillance is upon us, and it's open to everyone.  A UK service called World Trackerapparently uses cell tower data (or GPS, when available) to track the location of just about any GSM cellphone.
Discussion: WorldChanging
Creative Zen Vision :M Review  —  The Vision:M is Creative's newest creation poised with an impressive set of features.  The most notable feature is the video playback file support which easily handles MPEG, DivX, XviD, WMV9, and Motion-JPEG.  The video, as well as photos …
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Patricia Reaney / Reuters:
No raised cancer risk from mobile phones: study  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Using a mobile phone does not increase the risk of developing the most common type of brain tumor, according to a study on Friday.  —  After a four-year survey, scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London …

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