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12:30 PM ET, September 2, 2006

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BBC:
Net browser promises private surf  —  A web browser that leaves no trace of a user's online surfing habits on their computer has been released.  —  Browzar, as it is known, automatically deletes all records of the pages a person has visited when it closes down.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Slashdot
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Samlowry / Web3.0log:
New secure browser Browzar is fake and full of adware  —  Social news rave about Browzar - they claim it a new secure browser leaving no footprints.  After looking at it closer, I found out that it's not a browser at all, and moreover, this software thrusts search via it's own PPC-SE full of ads on user.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Browzar Just An Adware Machine?  —  Earlier this week the big story was the launch of a new "safe" browser called Browzar, which InfoWorld called "the latest entrant to the crowded Internet browser market".  —  Browzar promises to make web surfing more anonymous by disabling cookies, history, auto-complete, etc.
Discussion: InfoWorld Tech Watch
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Breaking: MySpace to Sell Music From 3 Million Bands  —  In a direct challenge to Apple's iTunes, MySpace has announced its intention to sell songs from the 3 million unsigned bands on MySpace.com.  Even more surprising: the songs will be sold as unprotected MP3s, free from DRM.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Welcome to MySpace Records  —  MySpace is opening shop as an indie record store — make that 3 million indie record stores.  Using Snocap's backend, MySpace plans to give all the musical artists on its site the option to set up online storefronts on their profile pages and their fans' profile pages by the end of the year.
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Wasabi  —  I think some people thought I was joking earlier today when I said that we have our own compiler, Wasabi, for FogBugz.  —  Yes, Wasabi is real.  Because FogBugz is sold to customers who run it on their own servers, it has to run on hundreds of thousands of web servers "in the wild …
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Steve Rosenbush / Deal Flow:
Alcatel buys Nortel 3G unit  —  Alcatel is continuing its rollup of North American telecom equipment assets.  The French telecom equipment giant, which is in the process of buying U.S. telecom gear leader Lucent Technologies, said Thursday it will acquire the high-speed wireless equipment making assets …
Erin Biba / Wired News:
Netflix Presents … "Tell us we're brilliant," Mark Duplass says.  He and his brother Jay are standing in front of an audience that's just seen The Puffy Chair, a movie the brothers wrote, directed, produced, and starred in.  Their euphoria is understandable: The indie film they made has finally …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and TechSpot
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Office Depot to offer $99 PC with $99 shipping  —  The bargain season for back-to-school shopping begins next week, but read the fine print.  —  Office Depot will sell a Hewlett-Packard desktop PC complete with a CRT monitor and printer for $99.  The bundle, which typically sells for $429 …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Partystrands aims to be Last.fm + Digg for the jukebox  —  Partystrands is a music service launching next month that will bring together aggregated recommendations, voting and photos synchronized on location by mobile phone.  Created by the Corvallis, Oregon and Barcelona, Spain based company MyStrands …
Discussion: GigaOM and digg
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Hackers crack Apple, Microsoft music codes  —  In the continuation of a long-running arms race, both Apple Computer and Microsoft have seen their music protection technologies come under fire in recent days.  —  In the past month, separate programs have emerged to strip away the digital rights management …
Discussion: Connecting the Dots
Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA Still Feels Entitled To Scour Everyone's Hard Drives  —  from the a-neutral-expert-might-not-find-what- we-want dept  —  Ever since the RIAA started taking on file sharing, it's always acted as if it were entitled to all sorts of things it isn't: access to the names associated …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Trailfire: Building Vannevar's Memex  —  There are a plethora of bookmarking sites out there and only a few of them have become very successful - del.icio.us and Stumbleupon are two that spring to mind.  Trailfire is a bit different from your average bookmarking site, because they don't just allow …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
myTunes: the simplified iTunes DRM stripper for Windows  —  Earlier this week we told you about the first tool we've yet heard of that strips the FairPlay DRM from the iTunes Music Store v6 tracks you bought, called QTFairUse.  Unfortunately, because this tool was still very raw and in Python …
Reuters:
Brazil judge orders Google to disclose users' data  —Text+SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge has ordered the local office of Web search company Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) to disclose the data of users of Google's social networking site Orkut accused of crimes like racism or child pornography.
Discussion: Valleywag and 27B Stroke 6
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Ismael Ghalimi / IT|Redux:
About a Chap  —  Once upon a time, there was a chap who liked computers, databases, and cool little widgets that can be displayed in a web browser.  He started writing about it, gave it yet-another-two-dot-zero-name that people could make fun of, and got a couple more chaps reading what he had to write about it.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Modifies Navigational Search Results  —  I reported this morning that Google has changed the way they handle navigational like searches.  For example, if you do a search on a site's name (i.e. navigational) you now get a different type of result set then you did a week or so ago.
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Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
Your Balls Are in Your Court  —  When so many male colleagues line up together against you, by the very assemblage of their smiling faces, and after so long online, it dismisses your work, makes you feel like the net is a joke.  And if not the entire net, then what we as women …
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Paul Krevs / Neowin.net:
Windows Vista RC1 Released  —  Windows Vista RC1 was just posted on Microsoft Connect.  (~2:45 EST)  —  x86  —  vista_5600.16384.060829-2230_x86fre_ client-LR1CFRE_EN_DVD.iso  —  x64  —  vista_5600.16384.060829-2230_x64fre_ client-LR1CxFRE_EN_DVD.iso  —  Screenshots and impressions …
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Dan Lurie / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
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