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11:35 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.
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.
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.
Digg fights user revolt over HD-DVD ban - Digg founders took HD-DVD sponsorship.  —  The founders of - 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.
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Digg Gives Into User Revolt; Are Those DMCA Takedown Notices Even Valid?  —  After a grassroots revolt by Digg users, Digg has decided to stop censoring posts about an HD-DVD decryption number used by the industry-backed Advanced Access Content System to protect HD-DVDs.
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: new_hddvdbl.html
Discussion: digg
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Fundraising for the Digg Lawsuit  —  Kevin Rose just posted on the Digg blog to say that they can no longer stem the tide - the community just can't survive if all the members are at odds with the site's staff:  —  But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Stuff to Think About:
How I got banned from Digg
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
Mob Takes Over at Digg, Widespread User Revolt
Discussion: Geek News Central
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Digg users revolt over AACS key
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Kdawson / Slashdot:   Censoring a Number  —  "Months after successful discovery …
Mike Nizza / The Lede:
The Day Digg Users Revolted
Discussion: Mashable!
Mathew /
Digg vs HD-DVD: a social network revolts — updated
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Reason Why Digg Removed That Story
Ryan Block:
Users turn against Digg: anatomy of a massive online revolt
Discussion: digg
The DMCA on Social News Sites
Discussion: digg
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:   Web-page aggregates links to "forbidden numbers" used to break HD-DVD
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Barry Diller Goes Local  —  Barry Diller wants his employees is hit the streets.  —  Diller's employees at IAC/InterActiveCorp (nasdaq: IACI - news - people ), his confusingly named grab bag of Internet outfits, are making a concerted push into local markets using a variety of strategies.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Search Engine Land
Teresa Fausti /
FCC Approves First WIMAX-CLASS Laptop Card to be Offered by Clearwire  —  Approval Marks Major Milestone for Release of Product Later this Year that Facilitates Greater Portability and Mobility on Clearwire's U.S. Network  —  —  Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ …
Cablevision Agrees to Be Taken Private By Dolans (Update2)  —  Cablevision Systems Corp. agreed to be taken private by the Dolan family in a $10.6 billion transaction, ending a two-year effort by the cable-television provider's founders to win full ownership of the company.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Google Calendar catches MSN's - Or Where oh where is the Windows Live Calendar?  —  Another Hitwise graph showing more disappointment for MSN/Windows Live - this time for Calendar.  Since its inception in April, Google Calendar has been steadily gaining market share, while both MSN and Yahoo have been losing theirs.
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.
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
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Mysterious smartphone offers up integrated 7.1 surround sound  —  Believe us, we've seen "surround sound" get put in places it was never meant to be, and while the likes of headphones, laptops, and even PDAs have yet to be spared as companies try anything to attract attention …
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