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10:05 AM ET, June 22, 2006


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Timbl / timbl's blog:
Net Neutrality: This is serious  —  When I invented the Web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission.  Now, hundreds of millions of people are using it freely.  I am worried that that is going end in the USA.  —  I blogged on net neutrality before, and so did a lot of other people.
Packard Bell & Skype Announce The World's First "Skype Edition" Notebook  — Built-in Webcam With One-Touch Skype Calling Button  — High-Performance Intel Dual-Core Processor  —  LUXEMBOURG & PARIS, June 21st 2006, Packard Bell, one of the leading home PC brands in Europe, and Skype …
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Researchers hack Wi-Fi driver to breach laptop  —  One of many flaws found allowed them to take over a laptop by exploiting a bug in an 802.11 wireless driver  —  Security researchers have found a way to seize control of a laptop computer by manipulating buggy code in the system's wireless device driver.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
MySpace to Add Restrictions to Protect Younger Teenagers  —  Starting next week, MySpace, the popular online hangout, will make it harder for strangers to send messages to younger teenagers.  —  The site, which has more than 70 million members, has been under pressure because members …
MySpace's new age restrictions made simple
Discussion: InterMedia
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Young People's Web Postings Worry Summer Camp Directors  —  Summer camp directors have a new scourge, and it is not mosquitoes or impetigo.  It is the Internet, specifically sites like MySpace, Facebook and Friendster, where young people often post personal or revealing information.
Joe / Techdirt:
Social Networking Sites Still Figuring Out The Money Thing  —  Despite the massive popularity of some social-networking sites, it's well known that they've had a hard time monetizing their page views.  In the case of MySpace, the company is trying a different approach.
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Anne Broache / CNET
FCC approves new Internet phone taxes  —  WASHINGTON—An estimated 4 million subscribers to Internet phone services like Vonage could see new fees on their bills under a plan approved Wednesday by federal regulators.  —  The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously at its monthly meeting …
Discussion: 21talks
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Answers Question Removed  —  Recently Google Answers removed a question from blogger Steve Hall, who asked "What percentage of Google searches are contextual?"  (Google Answers is Google's question & Answer site where anyone can pose a question for a price, and a group of accepted researchers …
Steve Hall / Northwest VC:   More from Google Answers....  So I received this additional email …
Google Blogoscoped:
The Devil's Guide to Google  —  Here's how to become a totally evil, worm-like creature with Google's array of services in under a month:  — Start a spam blog with  Use Google News to send automated email alerts on any conceivable high-paying topic to your Blogger's blog-by-mail address.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
100 Awesome Music Videos  —  If it seems like lately we've been slower than usual to answer your e-mails or update in the morning, we might claim it's because we've been revamping our website.  But honestly?  We've been spending hours enjoying YouTube, falling in love with the music video all over again.
Inside Google Sitemaps:
Get more from the latest release  —  In response to your requests, our latest release expands some of the features of Google Sitemaps.  Here's a roundup of what's new.  —  Increased crawl errors  —  Previously, we showed you up to 10 URLs for each error type.  We now show all URLs we've had trouble crawling.
Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
We Now Support Microformats  —  Starting today, we're happy to announce Yahoo! Local fully supports the hCalendar, hCard, and hReview microformats on almost all business listings, search results, events, and reviews.  There are a few reasons behind this change, which for now, will be transparent to almost everyone.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba's RD-A1 HD DVD recorder with 1TB disk  —  Hey, early adopters, we've got something big for ya!  Measuring in at about half the size of your average consumer electronics she-waif (that'd be 33-pounds), we bring you the RD-A1 HD DVD recorder set to drop July 14 in Japan.
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade
Drew Cullen / The Register:
Voda trumpets UK first for HSDPA cards  —  Vodafone is first to the UK market with HSDPA - or 'Super3G' - laptop data cards.  The cellco opens its doors to customers officially on Thursday, 22 June.  But a couple of Reg readers tell us their account managers have already tipped them the wink - one is buying his card tomorrow.
Net Neutrality - the dark other side  —  So Gary Reback, who was one of the important initial actors pushing the government to focus on the Microsoft case, has been focusing on telecom mergers.  He's been pushing what's called as a "Tunney Act" proceeding (on behalf of a group called …
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