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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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
The Day After: Points In The Search Trust Sweepstakes  —  Since Google first started growing in stature, people have wondered if (or when) they might start passing along private information to governments or misusing it for their own gain.  The company has faced hyperactive attention in this space …
Ryan Singel / Wired News:   How to Foil Search Engine Snoops
Google sparks privacy fight
Discussion: Silicon Valley Sleuth
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Account Hijackings Force LiveJournal Changes  —  LiveJournal, an online community that boasts nearly 2 million active members, on Thursday announced sitewide changes for users logging into their accounts — changes prompted by a hacker group's successful hijacking of potentially hundreds of thousands of user accounts.
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: and Alan Meckler
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 …
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.
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.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?  — the Google v. DOJ case?  Well, I've argued it's the slippery slope.  But reading through the subpoena, it's clear that from where Google stands, there's something else at stake.  —  Remember this whole goat rodeo (on the size of indexes)?
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
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 …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Who Are the New Media Gatekeepers?  —  Who decides what's worthy of your attention — a Web 2.0 application, a newspaper columnist, a talk show host, an editorial staff, an influential blogger, a community of thousands, a community of millions?  —  I've been thinking about this question …
Justin Fox / CNN:   Out with old media; in with... what?

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