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11:05 AM ET, January 26, 2007

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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.
Discussion: Rough Type, Infothought, JD on EP and digg
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
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
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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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Quietly Launches Amapedia, a Wikipedia For Products
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Inside Google Book Search:
Books: Mapped  —  One of the first things I did upon moving to New York City was to buy some books about this great metropolis: guide books, historical accounts, collections of stories from famous reporters.  My excitement grew with each word I read.  However, being unfamiliar with the streets …
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 …
Discussion: What's New Now and Slashdot
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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
BBC:
Hi-def DVD security is bypassed  —  The encryption on high-definition DVDs has been bypassed, the consortium backing the copy protection system on discs has confirmed.  —  At the end of last year a hacker claimed he had defeated the protection on a number of HD-DVD titles, leading to fears the entire system was broken.
Discussion: Gizmodo and broadbandreports.com
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
New bill proposes analog TV warning  —  Analog-only television sets may soon be required to carry a new warning label if a new bill passes the House of Representatives, but it won't be to warn about violent, adult, or controversial TV content.  US Representatives Joe Barton (R-Texas) …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Gizmodo:
Rumor Smashed: iPhone Will NOT Come With 1.5 Years of Free Service  —  This morning, a reputable investment site made mention that AT&T plans to give away 18 months of service for free with every iPhone.  It's not important who said this cough*thestreet.com*cough, but a Cingular rep just told me that the rumors are simply not true:
Discussion: MacUser and digg
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.
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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Criminals 'may overwhelm the web'
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Apple closes another Wi-Fi hole
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iWaste: How Apple Can Save 15 Million Dollars
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Google using Intel servers again
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