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7:30 PM ET, June 12, 2007


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Thor Larholm /
Safari for Windows, 0day exploit in 2 hours  —  Apple released version 3 of their popular Safari web browser today, with the added twist of offering both an OS X and a Windows version.  Given that Apple has had a lousy track record with security on OS X, in addition to a hostile attitude …
Robert Vamosi / CNET
Security researchers: Safari for Windows not so secure  —  Within hours of Apple's public release of the beta for Safari 3.0 for Windows, three security researchers independently found holes within the new browser.  Researcher Aviv Raff highlighted in a blog post the company's product statement …
'Day One' for Safari for Windows Becomes Zero-Day Nightmare  —  It took security engineers perhaps less than two hours yesterday to introduce Apple's surprise entry in the field of Windows browsers to the big, cruel world of exploits and vulnerabilities, following its introduction yesterday morning at WWDC.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 ways iPhone will change the wireless biz  —  Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote, demo of upcoming Leopard and Safari for Windows may have generated a lot of oohs and ahhs, but it was towards the end that His Jobness revealed the game plan to irreversibly change the world of wireless.
Between the Lines:
Safari development for the iPhone  —  In yesterday's WWDC keynote (video, summary) Steve Jobs announced that developer access to the iPhone would be through Safari-not the OS X system that runs it.  —  Dan Farber called this a smart move stating that "it's a friction-free and secure …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
A wireless marriage: ultra low power Wibree meets Bluetooth  —  Last fall, we reported on Wibree, a new, short-range wireless technology that works similarly to Bluetooth but is more energy efficient.  Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and the Wibree Forum have announced a merger.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-031 - Critical  —  Vulnerability in the Windows Schannel Security Package Could Allow Remote Code Execution (935840)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This critical security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability …
Discussion: InfoWorld and CNET
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-034 - Critical
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-030 - Important
Discussion: BetaNews and
Karen / Official Google Blog:
How long should Google remember searches?  —  Over the years we've taken many steps to protect our users' data and privacy.  For example, we have resisted overly-broad government subpoenas; we've designed our services to give users a choice between personalized services and general services …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
For Yahoo, an Ordeal of Dissent  —  When Terry S. Semel, Yahoo's chief executive, faces shareholders at the company's annual meeting on Tuesday, Eric Jackson will be there to pepper him with questions.  —  Mr. Jackson, who owns just a few Yahoo shares, is not happy with the company's performance …
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Jennifer Laycock / A Small Business Guide …:
Hide and Speak: Google, We Don't Need No Stinkin' Google!  —  A common complaint of small business owners these days is how powerful Google is.  A bad algorithm shift or a spidering problem can leave a small business on the verge of bankruptcy in a matter of a few months.
Marc Andreessen /
Analyzing the Facebook Platform, three weeks in  —  On May 24, Facebook launched the newest version of the Facebook Platform, a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and services that allow outside developers to inject new features and content into the Facebook user experience.
Barry Schnitt / Google:
Intel and Google Join with Dell, EDS, EPA, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, PG&E, World Wildlife Fund and Others to Launch Climate Savers Computing Initiative  —  Broad effort organized to drive energy-efficient computing; goal to save $5.5 billion in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 54 million tons per year*
Hilary Goldstein / IGN:
America's Army Invades Xbox 360  —  Red Storm brings the next installment of the Army's official videogame exclusively to 360.  —  Master Chief has some competition in the form of true blue U.S. soldiers.  Red Storm, the team behind Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, is set to bring America's Army …
Further PSP Slim Details  —  356 Views  —  Over at game blog Rumor Reporter, they're floating more details on the rumbled PSP slim.  According to the site, the updated PSP won't have big speed increases and will be outfitted with a slot UMD loader.  Screen-wise, the site states that its the same size and is "Sidekick-esque."
State Attorneys General Could Investigate Microsoft Complaint  —  WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A group of state attorneys general will decide later this week whether to pursue legal action against software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) over allegations of anticompetitive conduct, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday.
Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Shareholders Approve Board With Low Majority  —  Shareholders in Yahoo Inc. voted in favor of the Internet company's slate of directors.  But with only 66% of votes in favor of the slate, it appeared that recent calls to rebuke board members responsible for approving generous pay packages …
Anne Broache / CNET
The great iPhone hunt of 2007  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently gave free advice to a columnist asking how to get an iPhone when they go on sale: head to an AT&T store, Jobs suggested, rather than Apple's own retail outlets.  —  A CNET survey of 75 Apple and AT&T stores indicates that may be a wise approach.
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Apple Says No Sun File System For Leopard  —  Despite claims by Sun's CEO, the 128-bit ZFS that appears in Solaris will not be spotted in Mac OS X.  —  An Apple official on Monday said Sun Microsystems' open-source file system would not be in the next version of the Mac operating system …
Yahoo: Beijing likely blocking Flickr  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) —, one of the world's most popular online photo-sharing sites and owned by Yahoo, is likely being blocked by the Chinese government, Yahoo's Hong Kong unit said on Tuesday.  —  Flickr — popular among a growing class …
Discussion: Ars Technica, WebProNews and p2pnet
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
The Ultimate RSS Toolbox - 120+ RSS Resources  —  Never again will mankind have to look for RSS info in more than one place...ok, we're kidding, but we've aimed to create a near comprehensive list of all the RSS readers, tools, browser plugins, tips, hacks and directories available on the web.
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