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4:30 AM ET, June 9, 2007

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San Francisco Chronicle:
Flickr not even flickering in China  —  Internet photo site says service is being blocked and hopes it's only temporary  —  The popular Internet photo site Flickr said that its service is being blocked in China, although the Yahoo subsidiary did not directly blame the Beijing government …
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flickr considered harmful  —  I started using the photo sharing service Flickr last November as the request of my sweetheart; I started really maximizing my use of the site as I enjoyed its social networking features, and at the urging of my host Laughing Squid to integrate my photoblogging and regular blogging.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
China Censors Flickr
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Karlgaard / Digital Download:
Flickr Censors Violet Blue
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Beware of fake Microsoft security alerts  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - With Microsoft's monthly patch release expected on Tuesday, scammers are sending out fake security bulletins that attempt to install malicious software on victim's computers.  —  The e-mail messages claim to describe a …
Discussion: Microsoft
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Microsoft Security Update?
Discussion: Security Fix and TechBlog
Lenny Zeltser / SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON:
Fake Microsoft Security Bulletin -> Malicious Browser Add-On
Discussion: usrbingeek's musings
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The truth about venture capitalists, Part 1  —  A lot of people have opinions about venture capital — the pros and cons of VC, whether or not to take VC, which venture capitalists to take money from, how to get VCs to invest in your company, whether VCs are seasoned risk-taking professional investors …
Discussion: HipMojo.com, VC Ratings and Ask The VC
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Jim Buckmaster Q&A: Why Craigslist banned listpic  —  Yesterday Craigslist blocked listpic, a website that lets you browse classifieds on Craigslist through a graphical interface.  In other words, you could browse by photos instead of text-based links — a feature we've since learned Craiglist …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google overtakes Cisco as Silicon Valley's most valuable  —  Google, the fast growing search engine, has eclipsed Cisco Systems, the router maker for the Internet, to become Silicon Valley's most valuable company.  —  We'd been waiting for this to happen.  —  We first noticed Google achieve …
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
SALESFORCE.COM: CHOCOLATE ON DEMAND  —  It's a well-known fact among those of us in the tech industry that Salesforce loves to package free chocolate—and sometimes other swag along with its press kits.  It's kind of notorious.  So when I saw today that Salesforce sent me a package …
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Linda Stone on Continuous Partial Attention: The War On Flow  —  Linda Stone has an odd way to responding to the comments I made recently about Continuous Partial Attention in my Reboot talk, Flow: A New Consciousness For A Web Of Flow.  I guess she must have a google search bot running …
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Behold the Hand of Fake Steve Jobs!  —  Okay.  I admit it.  I, too, am obsessed with the question of who's pretending to be the CEO of Apple (AAPL) on the brilliantly written spoof blog The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.  —  How powerful is Fake Steve Jobs?
Discussion: Business 2.0
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy ordered to start tracking visitors  —  A court decision reached last month but under seal until Friday could force Web sites to track visitors if the sites become defendants in a lawsuit.  —  TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search engine, was ordered on May 29 by a federal judge …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo! Releases Zurfer: Mobile Flickr World-Explorer  —  Zurfer is a mobile Flickr viewer that is location-aware.  The prototype was developed at Yahoo's Berkley Research Center.  As Mor Naaman describes it: … Zurfer is free, but to use it you'll need a smartphone, a Flickr account …
Lessig News:
From Engaget: "Publishing exec 'steals' Google laptops in silly demonstration" — of just how little publishing executives understand  —  Engaget reports that "the head honcho of Macmillan Publishers" lifted a couple Google laptops at a recent BookExpo America, and then when he returned them …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Adds Xbox Games, May Cut Price to Woo Moms (Update1)  —  Microsoft Corp. has won over 20-year- old gamers, who spend hours a day launching rockets and firing plasma guns on the company's Xbox 360.  Now it wants their moms.  —  To lure them, the world's largest software maker …
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Kotaku:
Rumor: PSP Slim Details Revealed  —  Back in March, we brought word of a new and improved PlayStation Portable.  But what good are the rumblings of new hardware without some of the details?  Today, thanks to several sources close to Sony, we bring you that nitty gritty as the redesigned Playstation Portable nears completion.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Does Digital Fingerprinting Work?:  An Investigative Report  —  Audio and visual fingerprinting of copyrighted video is seen as the best way to combat infringement, but in NewTeeVee's testing this week across multiple sites, it did not work.  We were surprised to be able to upload multiple times …
Discussion: Phil Morle, VentureBeat and GigaOM
Yahoo! Messenger for the Web:
Yahoo! Webcam ActiveX Controls  —  Do I need to update Yahoo! Messenger to the new version? … How do I get the Security Update? … What is the security issue? … How did Yahoo! learn of this? … What is the potential impact? … Who is affected? … Why do I have to install the update?
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Announcing some changes at the top  —  It's with great happiness that I'm able to announce the promotion of Ryan Block to editor-in-chief of Engadget, and my transition to editorial director of the site.  It's a move which is long overdue and one which reflects Ryan's enormous contribution …
Discussion: Ryan Block and daily.gigaom
 
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