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7:35 AM ET, May 21, 2006


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Jenstar / JenSense:
YPN launches direct deposit, tax withholding and faster payment turnaround  —  Direct deposit is one of the most-requested features made by YPN publishers, and I am pleased to say that this feature is now a reality.  —  Publishers can now enter their bank account details to receive their payments via direct deposit.
"Pay Per Click" fraud botnet discovered  —  PandaLabs has detected a network of computers infected with the bot Clickbot.A, which is being used to defraud 'pay per click' systems, registering clicks automatically and providing lucrative returns for the creators.
Justin Berton / San Francisco Chronicle:
The age of privacy  —  Gen Y not shy sharing online — but worries about spying  —  Over the past 12 years, Melissa Gira has cultivated a daily audience of 4,000 strangers, whom she lets watch her most intimate moments on her Web site.  They have watched her wake up and recall her dreams …
Discussion: apophenia
Anne Broache / CNET
Bill aims to school judges in patent law  —  A new proposal in Congress aims to expand the number of federal judges who specialize in complex patent litigation.  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced a bill late on Thursday that would establish …
Mike / Techdirt:   Unintended Consequences Meet Patent Law Reforms
Nintendo DS Lite Mania!  —  Recently with the impending US release, I finally got the Nintendo DS bug.  I don't know what tipped it over for me (probably SylphIRC), but it looks like there's some momentum at the office.  Ed, Kevin, and Eric are all getting NDSLs.
Anne Broache / CNET
Net neutrality field in Congress gets crowded  —  U.S. senators have unveiled their latest effort at legislating Net neutrality principles, marking the second such proposal this week and the sixth this year.  —  Called the "Internet Freedom Preservation Act," the bill was introduced on Friday …
Marriage proposal at the new 5th Avenue Apple Store  —  Apple opened a new retail store last night on 5th Avenue here in New York City.  Since 5pm yesterday evening, they've had a camera trained on the store to capture the first 24 hours of the festivities and are displaying the results in a time-lapse movie on the store's site.
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Lessons Learned from Trader Joe's  —  I was talking with a colleague today about the magic of Trader's.  Here's how they make billions:  —  1. they target a consumer that cares a great deal about what they buy at the supermarket.  As a result, their customers are more loyal …
Tris Hussey / A View from the Isle:
Is the blogosphere ready for more aggressive monetization of blogs?  —  One of the major points of discussion at my recent Blogging 101 workshop was paying bloggers, directly, for promotional space on their blogs.  Whether it is an outright sponsorship (this blog, for example is sponsored by Blogware/Tucows) …
UK law will criminalise IT pros, say experts … Security experts fear that the UK government is on track to outlaw the supply of network security tools, and even scripting languages such as Perl  —  IT and security professionals who make network monitoring tools publicly available …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / The Social Software Weblog:
FeedPass makes RSS subscription and monetizing other peoples' content easy  —  People around the web have been talking about the RSS support service FeedPass, which as you can see in action here at a FeedPass page for my personal blog, or this NYTimes feed I've wrapped in AdSense and split …
Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
Lindens as Micropayments  —  Second Life has its own currency, Lindens.  On any given day people are using it to conduct transactions.  They buy items in world (clothes, toys, etc.) and they buy items out of world.  People can cash Lindens out of the game on the Lindex …
Discussion: Things That
Tom Raftery / Tom Raftery's I.T. views:
Almost interactive podcasts on Waxxi  —  I tried to join in on Waxxi's interactive podcast of a discussion with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel today.  —  I signed up to join in the podcast very early on (long before Mike Arrington blogged about Waxxi).  I received my email with instructions …
Discussion: Somewhat Frank and Web Strategy
John Tokash / John Tokash's Blog:
Vista on an eo....  A few people asked me what steps I took.  Using Partition Magic 8:  — I defragged C and D.  — I converted the D restore partition to a primary NTFS partition.  — I resized the D restore partition to be slightly larger than 3 gigs and moved it to the end of the drive.
Discussion: Craig Pringle
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
SmartTags make return on blogs?  —  I'm seeing more and more advertising like on jk's blog here (see the double-underlined words?  They pop up as ads).  —  I don't mind this as much as I minded SmartTags when Microsoft was attempting to do them (before I was an employee I argued voiciferously against them …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Robert Lemos / SecurityFocus:
Mass defacement puts Turkey on the map  —  A Turkish online vandal breached the security of a group of Web servers hosting more than 38,500 Web sites in less than a day, vaulting Turkey past Brazil as the source of most defacements, watchdog stated on Thursday.
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