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9:50 AM ET, January 26, 2007

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seclists.org:
Seclists.Org shut down by Myspace and GoDaddy  —  Many of you reported that our SecLists.Org security mailing list  —  archive was down most of yesterday (Wed), and all you really need to  —  know is that we're back up and running!  But I'm going into rant mode  —  anyway in case you care for the details.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
GoDaddy pulls security site after MySpace complaints  —  update A popular computer security Web site was abruptly yanked offline this week by MySpace.com and GoDaddy, the world's largest domain name registrar, raising questions about free speech and Internet governance.
Mike / Techdirt:
MySpace And GoDaddy Shut Down Huge Archive Of Security Mailing Lists  —  from the silly-companies dept  —  Rich Kulawiec writes in to point out that Seclists.org, a site that archives various security-related discussion email lists (and run by Fyodor, author of nmap, and generally …
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
GoDaddy Defends SecLists Takedown  —  GoDaddy got back to me.  General counsel Christine Jones defends taking down SecLists.org, saying that Fyodor had close to an hour to respond to GoDaddy's voicemail and e-mail warnings yesterday, and didn't.  —  "We couldn't reach him …
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
MySpace Allegedly Kills Computer Security Website
Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Revenue  —  Quarter marks the successful business launches of Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Exchange Server 2007  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record revenue of $12.54 billion for the quarter ended December 31 …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft 'not happy' with search results  —  Microsoft is continuing to lose market share in the search business to industry rival Google, something the software maker's financial chief said Thursday he is "not happy" about.  —  And things aren't expected to turn around any time soon.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Quarterly weakness for Microsoft
Matt Cutts / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
A quick word about Googlebombs  —  Co-written with Ryan Moulton and Kendra Carattini  —  We wanted to give a quick update about "Googlebombs."  By improving our analysis of the link structure of the web, Google has begun minimizing the impact of many Googlebombs.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Kills Miserable Failure & Other Google Bombs  —  After just over two years, Google has finally defused the "Google Bomb" that has returned the official George W. Bush biography at the top of its results in a search on miserable failure.  The move wasn't a post-State Of The Union Address gift for Bush.
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Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Update: At Least 25 Million Americans Pirate Movies  —  Roughly 25 million Americans — or 18 percent of the U.S. online population — have illegally downloaded a full-length movie, a study released Wednesday asserts.  —  In a study of 2,600 Americans polled via telephone and online …
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Rcade / Workbench:
Amapedia: The Conspicuous Consumption Community Wiki  —  While browsing Amazon.Com this evening I noticed a reference to Amapedia, a collaborative wiki the company describes as a "community for sharing information about the products you like the most."  —  The site's newly launched …
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Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered  —  Microsoft's security response team has launched an investigation into reports of a zero-day attack against a previously unknown vulnerability affecting its ever-present Microsoft Word program.  —  The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker said it's aware of …
Discussion: TechBlog and TechSpot
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
New ROI of blogging report from Forrester  —  Back in October, I posted our initial research on the ROI of blogging.  Many of you contributed your ideas, thoughts, and criticisms - thanks so much as it was extremely helpful.  —  We've (finally) published the report - and actually, there are two of them.
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Gabriel Stricker / Google:
A look ahead at Google Video and YouTube  —  In November, Google officially closed its acquisition of YouTube, and since then we've received a number of questions about what will happen next.  The summary is that Google Video and YouTube will continue to play to their respective strengths.
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Wireless news, views and reviews  —  APPLE WANTS TO MAKE MAC BOOK SMALLER... BY PUTTING OPTICAL DISC DRIVE AT THE BOTTOM  —  Apple may be focused on reinventing the phone with the iPhone, but that doesn't mean that it has forgot about it's notebooks.  Recent Apple's patent filings …
Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
AlZip unzips it al, um, all  —  I hate crippleware.  I hate nag-ware, and all kinds of related vermin from the netherworld.  Among them, WinZip for years has bugged the snot out of users instead of just providing a good product for free like the cool kids.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple closes another Wi-Fi hole  —  Apple late on Thursday released a security update to plug a publicly known security hole in its AirPort product.  —  The update fixes a vulnerability that affects both the server and client versions of Mac OS X, Apple said in its alert.
 
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More Casinos Realize They Can Blame Software Glitch And Not Pay Out Big Prizes
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