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10:00 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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 MediaVidea
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Fundraising for the Digg Lawsuit
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
Mob Takes Over at Digg, Widespread User Revolt
Discussion: Geek News Central
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Reason Why Digg Removed That Story
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Digg vs HD-DVD: a social network revolts — updated
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Valleywag:
Digg: Post this number, get banned from Digg.
Discussion: parislemon
Ryan Block:
Users turn against Digg: anatomy of a massive online revolt
Discussion: digg
PlagiarismToday:
The DMCA on Social News Sites
Discussion: digg
Kdawson / Slashdot:   Censoring a Number  —  "Months after successful discovery …
Grant Robertson / Download Squad:
HD-DVD key fiasco is an example of 21st century digital revolt
Discussion: Things That
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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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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.
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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Toby Sterling / Associated Press:
Dutch internet TV company to show CNN
TMCnet:
FCC Approves First WiMAX-Class Laptop Card to Be Offered by Clearwire  —  KIRKLAND, Wash. —(Business Wire)— Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR), the world's largest WiMAX-class service provider, today marked a major milestone with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) …
Charles Knight / Read/WriteWeb:
The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines, April 2007  —  This is the best list of Alternative Search Engines I have ever done.  It has to be.  With each monthly update, several things happen that serve to improve the list.  One, I have spent a month - since the March update …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Scobleizer
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple plugs QuickTime zero-day flaw  —  Apple on Tuesday released a QuickTime update to fix a security flaw that was used to breach a MacBook Pro at a recent security conference.  —  The media player vulnerability lies in QuickTime for Java, Apple said in a security alert.
 
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