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12:15 PM ET, August 4, 2007

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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Dateline Mole Allegedly at DefCon with Hidden Camera — Updated: Mole Caught on Tape  —  DefCon security on Friday warned attendees at the annual hacker conference that Dateline NBC may have sent a mole with a hidden camera to the event to capture hackers admitting to crimes.
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George Ou:
Undercover NBC Dateline reporter bolts from DEFCON 2007  —  Undercover reporter Michelle Madigan (Associate Producer of NBC Dateline) got a little more than she bargained for when she tried to sneak in to DEFCON 2007 with hidden cameras to get someone to confess to a felony.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Hacking Conference Infiltrated by 'Media Mole'  —  DefCon organizers are worried that Dateline NBC has sent an undercover producer with a hidden camera to cover the show.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Trust nobody.  —  That's what organizers of the 15th annual DefCon hacking conference …
Discussion: Inquirer, The Register and eWEEK.com
Billboard Music Charts:
Billboard Music Charts - Latest Music News - Music Videos  —  Amid hot yet stunningly gorgeous weather in downtown Chicago, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem and London rapper M.I.A. capped a beat-inspired first day of Lollapalooza (Aug. 3) at Grant Park.  French duo Daft Punk, in full robot regalia …
PC World:
Surveys Say iPhone Demand Continues  —  Apple's iPhone seems set to disrupt the mobile phone industry, with ChangeWave claiming up to 16 percent of those planning to buy a mobile in the next six months will buy an iPhone.  —  The latest Changewave consumer mobile phone survey …
Discussion: The Utility Belt
KathrynV / dslreports.com:
Google Phone Talk Is Back - Do you want an ad-supported mobile web?  —  The Google phone rumors are back.  Google has apparently developed a prototype cell phone which they say will bring Google Search and Google Aps to the mobile community, offering better web browsing than current products (a not-so-subtle threat to the iPhone).
Darla Mack:
iTheme for S60 3rd Edition  —  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the interface of the iPhone?  Maybe some have and maybe some haven't, but seeing an app like this even I became a bit interested.  This form of customization goes way beyond basic theme creation.
Discussion: IntoMobile and All About Symbian
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Journeys inside the iPhone's SDK  —  I have now spent a pretty solid week writing applications for the iPhone.  And what an exciting week it's been.  I've been privileged to view and interact with the iPhone in a way that few other people have had the opportunity to.
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
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Xbox-Scene News:
Raid casualty comes forward to tell his story  —  >> HSD - Hours before the raids were news and broadcast across the net and the mass media, an XS member (FallsInc) tried to warn those of us in the inner circle that the noose was about to tighten around US Modchip shops.
Discussion: Engadget, GamePolitics.com and digg
Kyle Pott / Lifehacker:
Featured Windows Download: Log your workday from the system tray with Life Logger  —  Log your workday from the system tray with Life Logger  —  Windows only: Freeware app Life Logger is a small system tray application to help log your daily activities.  Inspired by Gina's quick log script …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Blogging Ethics: When And What Should Bloggers Disclose?  —  Is there a new blogger scandal brewing?  Allen Stern over at CenterNetworks seems to think so.  Allen takes issue with the new video blog Webb Alert (which mentioned Read/WriteWeb today), saying that the blog doesn't disclose …
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
NEC and Hitachi team to water-cool hard drives  —  Score one for water-cooling fanatics.  NEC and Hitachi just announced a partnership focused to develop a liquid cooling system for hard drives.  Let's take a look at how liquid cooling typically works, why it's attractive, and how Hitachi and NEC plan to liquid-cool a hard drive.
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Mozilla Says "Ten F**king Days"  —  I'll do a more thorough writeup of the craziness that is Blackhat, but this I thought should go out ahead of all the other stuff.  I don't have a lot of time so I'll try to make this story short.  Two days ago after Jeremiah and my talk …
Discussion: The personal website … and digg
Dylan Jobe / PlayStation.Blog:
Warhawk Goes Gold  —  Hi Everyone - It's been a while since I've made a post, but since some of you guys posted comments wanting me to jump back on, *and* the very interesting pricing debate/discussion that has been going on recently, well ... here I am with a couple of important updates!?
Sabena Suri / CNET News.com:
E-book site for students promises to save trees, money  —  Every June, I am as elated as the next student to have a three-month respite from the confines of school.  But, come August, you can find me on Amazon.com, frantically buying an inordinate number of books for every class—in many cases, more than two books per class.
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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Foster Klug / Associated Press:
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Business Wire:
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Windows Vista Security:
x64 Driver Signing Update
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bear Stearns: Yahoo Must Form A Social Networking Strategy
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Web Strategy
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Reconfirmation: Flickr To Add Video
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
First TechStars Company Launches: MadKast
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Lock-in and the web, day 2  —  Every day I dish up a number of topics …
Discussion: Valleywag
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Pirate Bay's 'brokep' details new SuprNova.org
Discussion: Inquirer