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11:35 AM ET, September 11, 2006

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Robert Andrews / Wired News:
9/11: Birth of the Blog  —  When the world changed on Sept. 11, 2001, the web changed with it.  —  While phone networks and big news sites struggled to cope with heavy traffic, many survivors and spectators turned to online journals to share feelings, get information or detail their whereabouts.
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HP board mum on Dunn's fate  —  Hewlett-Packard's board of directors met for several hours Sunday but adjourned without announcing a decision on the fate of Chairman Patricia Dunn, who is facing calls to resign in the wake of a probe of board members and journalists that involved personal phone records.
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Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Hewlett-Packard Is Still Pondering Chairwoman's Fate  —  A Hewlett-Packard board meeting ended inconclusively yesterday, with no word on whether Patricia C. Dunn, the chairwoman of the technology company, would be asked to resign over her role in an investigation that dug up the phone records of company directors and journalists.
David A. Kaplan / Newsweek:
Suspicions and Spies in Silicon Valley
Discussion: Scobleizer and Paul Kedrosky's …
Phil Bradley / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Recommendations  —  Google has added an 'Interesting items for you' module to the personalized home page interface as noted in the Google Operating System blog.  Google works with your own searches and attempts to find other things that will be of interest to you.
Discussion: Geeking with Greg and digg
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Living a Virtual Life  —  Is World of Warcraft a game, or is it a harbinger of virtual realities that we all might inhabit?  Only a Night Elf knows for sure.  —  Two years into the history of World of Warcraft-an online game that accommodates 7 million players around the world …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Slashdot
John Naughton / Observer:
Why Vista will mean the end of the Microsoft monolith  —  Well, the long wait is nearly over.  Microsoft's elephantine parturition has produced an heir.  Last week the company distributed 'Release Candidate 1' (RC1) of Vista, the new incarnation of Windows, to about 5 million favoured customers.
Discussion: Chris Pirillo and SYNTAGMA
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Top social media users getting paid; is the balance shifting?  —  Jason Calacanis says in an AOL memo he's posted that his model for Netscape has been vindicated by the recent conflagration at Digg and rapid growth of page views at Netscape.  He says recent events are proving that top contributors …
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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Microsoft Max and You  —  Important note: If you hate Microsoft, aren't a developer, etc, hit the next blog entry, nothing to see here.  —  Important note 2: I used to work for Microsoft, good comments, I'm an unpaid shill, bad comments I'm a sour grapes, ex-employee, feel free to pick either.
New York Times:
An Industry Is Based on a Simple Masquerade  —  When Patrick Baird, a private detective in Granbury, Tex., was hunting a runaway or helping a husband find out if his wife was cheating, he would often look for clues in telephone records.  He bought them from firms that specialized in obtaining them …
Discussion: Payments News
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop: best mod ever?  —  Every so often a mod comes along that's so intricate, so amazing, so over the top, that words simply don't do it justice (but we'll try anyway).  Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop is one such mod.  Having garnered no small amount of fame …
Mike / Techdirt:
Germany Trying To Shut Down Anonymous Servers?  —  Anytime you see someone defending surveillance systems, you know that sooner or later, they'll utter the ridiculous phrase: "If you're not doing anything wrong, you've got nothing to worry about."  That's the point at which you should absolutely start worrying.
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:   Report: German police seize TOR servers
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Doing it for free  —  I was reading John Hammond's biography entry, (John discovered Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen and yes, Count Basie) and I noticed that he was independently wealthy.  —  Woz wasn't looking to make a lot of money when he invented the Apple computer …
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Preview: Tom's Hardware benchmarks Intel's first quad-core "Kentsfield"  —  Culver City (CA) - Intel's first quad-core processor "Kentsfield" has found its way into the Tom's Hardware test lab.  Several weeks before Intel will provide evaluation processors to the press …
Discussion: Ted Leung on the air
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Joint Statement of Podcasting Organizations and Podcasters on the Proposed Wipo Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasts and Broadcasting Organizations Presented to 15th Session of Wipo Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights  —  We, the undersigned individuals and organizations …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
World Internet Penetration Now 16% - Asia Growing Fast!  —  The latest internetworldstats.com statistics show that worldwide Internet penetration has increased to 16.0%, largely thanks to Asia.  About 3 months ago when I last posted on this, the worldwide penetration was 15.7%.
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The Seattle Craigslist sex scandal
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Viral .Mac feedback - copy and paste this, let's make Apple listen
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