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7:25 AM ET, May 2, 2007

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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5- 63-56-88-c0  —  Today was an insane day.  And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts...  In building and shaping the site I've always tried to stay as hands on as possible.  We've always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community.
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Jay Adelson / Digg the Blog:
What's Happening with HD-DVD Stories?  —  I just wanted to explain what some of you have been noticing around some stories that have been submitted to Digg on the HD DVD encryption key being cracked.  —  This has all come up in the past 24 hours, mostly connected to the HD-DVD hack …
Stuff to Think About:
How I got banned from Digg  —  It all started last night.  I'm reading my RSS feeds and I come across an article on Digg. … Are you serious?  That's awesome!  Somebody found a key that allows Linux users watch HD-DVDs!  Naturally, I wanted to find out more, so I clicked the link.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Surrenders to Mob  —  To say what happened today on Digg was a "user revolt" is an understatement.  The Digg team deleted a story that linked to the decryption key for HD DVDs after receiving a take down demand and all hell broke loose.  More stories appeared and were deleted, and users posting the stories were suspended.
Rudd-O.com:
Spread this number  —  09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.  Wanna know what's so important about it? … The movie industry is threatening Spooky Action at a Distance for publishing that number, specifically with copyright infringement.  —  I had no idea a number could be copyrighted.
Discussion: Boing Boing, Epicenter, TechnoLlama and digg
Texyt:
Digg fights user revolt over HD-DVD ban - Digg founders took HD-DVD sponsorship.  —  The founders of Digg.com - which has been rocked by an unprecedented user revolt over the release of an HD-DVD decryption code - accepted sponsorship from the organization behind HD-DVD last year.
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
Mob Takes Over at Digg, Widespread User Revolt  —  Just a few hours ago I was writing that there was a reason why Digg had censored an article pointing out the HD-DVD Processing Key.  While Digg is right to do so, and Jay Adelson has explained the reasons on the Digg blog …
Discussion: TechBlog and Geek News Central
Psychohistorian / Wired News:
C0 88 56 63 C5 56 41 D8 5B E3 74 9D 02 11 F9 09  —  The key, in itself, is nothing.  It barely even qualifies as an instruction for circumventing a technological protection measure, which is illegal under the DMCA.  —  The key was previously posted by Wired in this story: blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/02/the_ new_hddvdbl.html
Discussion: digg
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
NO MERCY - DIGG OUT OF CONTROL  —  Digg is imploding today.  Literally.  The site's million plus users have turned on Digg's management, covering the entire site with an HD-DVD encryption key that the moderators were fighting to remove.  You can't even submit a story right now …
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Gizmodo:
Geeks Will Not Be Silenced: Breaking: Digg Riot in Full Effect Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story  —  The power of Web 2. is in full effect over at Digg, where users are revolting over Digg's decision to pull a story (that netted over 15,000 diggs) and reportedly boot a user for posting …
Discussion: franticindustries and Pwned
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Reason Why Digg Removed That Story
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Digg vs HD-DVD: a social network revolts
Discussion: gHacks tech news
Ryan Block:
Users turn against Digg: anatomy of a massive online revolt
Discussion: digg
Valleywag:
Digg: Post this number, get banned from Digg.
Discussion: parislemon
Grant Robertson / Download Squad:   HD-DVD key fiasco is an example of 21st century digital revolt
Kdawson / Slashdot:
Censoring a Number  —  "Months after successful discovery …
Discussion: Dan Blank
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft "rebooted the Web" yesterday  —  One way you can tell how good a product launch is by waiting for the day after effect.  Are people still talking about it?  Still excited?  Does it cause people like Steve Gillmor to change opinions?  —  The answer after reading all my feeds is yes.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Take Time To Understand Silverlight.  It's Important  —  The announcements around Microsoft's new Silverlight platform yesterday were important to anyone who is thinking about where the web will evolve.  For those of us watching the demos at the Mix conference the immediate importance of it was apparent …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Joost Signs Deal With CNN, Sony, NHL; Prepares To Launch  —  Two big announcements from new Internet TV startup Joost today: they've signed a deal to include content from CNN, and they've opened up the beta to allow any current user to invite an unlimited number of other users.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
NWS-DJ: Murdoch's Take  —  Rupert Murdoch discussed News Corp …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Changing Course  —  Yesterday was my last official day at Teqlo, I am now 1) focusing on other interests, 2) spending time with family, and 3) devoting myself to clean technology.  Well, #1 and 2 for sure... I am just throwing #3 in because it's so damn trendy.
BBC:
Dell to use Ubuntu on Linux PCs  —  Computer maker Dell has chosen Ubuntu as the operating system for its range of Linux computers for consumers.  —  Fans of Linux hope that the move will persuade more mainstream PC users to abandon Microsoft Windows and opt for the open-source operating system.
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Da Criminal / JAFFE'S GAME DESIGN:
THAT'S IT FOR NOW...SEE YOU SOON.  —  Well the last few posts have caused more of a stir than I had hoped.  One day I will learn my lesson: that people don't read the whole post, hell people don't tend to read the post at all, but rather a truncated version of the post posted on another website …
Discussion: Kotaku and Game | Life
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Vonage requests retrial in Verizon patent dispute  —  A pivotal U.S. Supreme Court ruling designed to make it easier to challenge obvious patents prompted Vonage on Tuesday to ask for a new trial in an ongoing dispute with Verizon.  —  One day after the high court released …
 
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