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3:05 PM 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.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
FTC Laptop Theft Exposes Consumer Data  —  The Federal Trade Commission — an agency whose mission includes consumer protection and occasionally involves suing companies for negligence in protecting customer information — today disclosed a recent theft of two laptop computers containing personal and financial data on consumers.
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Petula Dvorak / Washington Post:
Spike in Laptop Thefts Stirs Jitters Over Data  —  It has become the police-blotter item of our age: A small-time burglar swipes a laptop and fences it for a quick $200 at a pawnshop.  —  But increasingly, these petty crimes are causing anxiety in executive suites across the country …
katu.com:
Wireless Piggybacking Lands Man In Trouble  —  VANCOUVER, Wash. - Brewed Awakenings, with its pithy name, artful drinks and wireless Internet service, has found itself unexpectedly percolating on the forefront of high-tech law.  —  "He doesn't buy anything," Manager Emily Pranger says about the man she ended up calling 911 about.
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
PhotoBucket Leads Photo Sharing Sites; Flickr at #6  —  In the SF tech bubble that I live in, most of the talk about photo sites has been centered on Flickr.  In fact, you could get the impression from most people I meet that Flickr is the ONLY site at which you can share and store photos.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google details Mountain View Wi-Fi service  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Google does not plan to use ads to pay for the free wireless Internet service it's offering in its hometown of Mountain View, Calif., and there's no secret plan to monetize the service, a Google Wi-Fi product manager said Wednesday.
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google WiFi requires Google account in Mountain View
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Answers: Ask Whatever You Like, Except About Google  —  We wrote earlier about Google pulling a question at Google Answers about Google.  Philipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped followed-up further and found that Google officially disallows people to ask questions about the company …
Jacob Ogles / Wired News:
Laptops Give Hope to the Homeless  —  FILLMORE, California — Happy Ivy doesn't have a bathroom or a kitchen in the bus he calls home.  He does, however, have a video-editing station.  —  Living in a squalid, Woodstock-style bus parked in a Fillmore, California, orange grove …
Discussion: Gizmodo and TeleRead
about.skype.com:
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 …
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Congrats to Tantek and Rohit - (both smiling)  —  Andy Baio is Yahoo announced that Yahoo will be eating that big red pill and supporting microfomrats in a big way.  No surprise there - Andy's upComing.org was one of the first systems to ever support microfomrats.
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer and Read/WriteWeb
Robert L. Mitchell / Recent Posts:
Bill Gates' piracy confession  —  If you read way down to the bottom of a Wall Street Journal interview with Bill Gates that ran yesterday, you'll discover that the Microsoft executive admitted to watching pirated movies on the Internet.  The confession came as he was talking about content he had viewed on YouTube.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
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 …
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Locked Doors, Martin Taylor, MarkZ, and Links  —  I parked my car, grabbed my stuff, and went to the usual entrance to my building.  I waved my badge, waiting for the prompt click! that unlocks the door.  —  No click.  —  Uh-oh.  —  Wave.  No click.  Wave.  No click.  Wave.  No click.
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.
Jonathan Schwartz / Joho the Blog:
[supernova] Jonathan Schwartz  —  The new CEO of Sun says that some workloads are not outpacing Moore's Law — SAP, CRM, for example — and Sun is not going to chase those applications.  Sun wants to find the apps that need more hw.  He says 100% of companies want the tech that will let them connect with their customers.
Discussion: Wirearchy
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …:
Controversy over Microsoft security pricing  —  Ryan Naraine of eWeek has a detailed report on the emerging controversy over Microsoft's pricing in the security software market.  The issue was brought to a head by a blog post this week in which Alex Eckelberry, president …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG and Techdirt
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
CareerBuilder to Sell Stake, and Suitors Aren't Shy  —  Portions of CareerBuilder.com, a popular job recruitment Web site, are up for grabs among several newspaper companies trying to piggyback on its success.  —  As online advertisers migrate to the Web, most newspapers' revenues from online job advertisers are growing.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Poynter Online
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.
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