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8:05 AM ET, August 12, 2007

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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Facebook Source Code Leaked  —  We just received a tip that the source code for the Facebook main index page has been leaked and published on a blog called Facebook Secrets.  There are at least two possible ways that the source code got out - the first is that a Facebook developer has sent it out …
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Facebook Home Page Code  —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/html/ init.php';  —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/lib/home.php';&n bsp; —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/lib/requests.php ';  —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/lib/feed/ newsfeed.php';  —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/lib/poke.php';
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:
Facebook Hacked!  (Or Rather, The Door Was Left Unlocked)  —  Update 0030h: Well, that was quick. … By the time most of you read this, it will have splattered all across Techmeme and associated blogs.  But thanks to a tip at TechCrunch (where else?) it looks like Facebook has been hacked and in a big way.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
On getting "Winered" yesterday  —  My friend Dave Winer heckled me from the back row and threw me under the bus on this blog yesterday (insert "with friends like these" joke here).  Dave's complaint was a I was "spamming" from the stage by talking about my latest passion …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Here's what bothers me about Mahalo  —  When someone gets up and gives a speech about a platform, my mind gets engaged about ways I can have fun or make money.  —  There's none of that with Mahalo.  It's about Jason and his investors making money.  Why should I care about that?  —  It's like the iPhone.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Google Video robs customers of the videos they "own"  —  Samuel sez, "Hey guys.  Several months ago, I bought an episode of Star Trek on Google Video, just out of curiosity to see how it worked.  Today I got an email letting me know my videos would stop working in five days."
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Googlified
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Closes Video Marketplace; Users Out Of Luck
Discussion: Profy.Com, ResourceShelf and NewTeeVee
Hugo Ortega / GottaBeMobile.com:
The HTC Shift  —  Earlier this week I asked "What do Hugo Ortega and Steve Ballmer have in common?" and today I share with you the answer - The HTC Shift!  I must admit that I have been blessed many times over in the last few years with the devices that have crossed my path.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Takara Tomy's UMINE projector induces R&R  —  Takara Tomy's been known to offer up a few oddities, and while the UMINE projector (shown after the jump) may not be the most cockamamie device to escape its labs, it does reek of something sold on a shameless late-night infomercial.
Dennis / iPhone World:
id Software Doom on iPhone!  —  More great games for the iPhone keep coming.  The latest addition is an iPhone port of the classic id Software game Doom.  And while the controller doesn't work as of yet and there's no audio, you can at least check out the demo games and be sure …
Discussion: Mobilewhack, IntoMobile and Gizmodo
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's iPhone: yes, it plays Doom
Discussion: iPhone World
James Bannan / APC:
LEAKED: Vista SP1 analysed in-depth … It's no secret that there's a leaked beta of Vista SP1 floating around, but no-one yet has really taken the time to analyse it in detail to find out what it really does.  —  I made it my mission this weekend to trawl through the registry and file changes …
Discussion: Christopher Null, Neowin.net and digg
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Microsoft one vote short of fast-track OOXML ISO standardization  —  Executive board members of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), the organization that represents the United States in ISO standardization deliberations, recently held an internal poll …
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
iPhone bill is surprisingly Xbox HUGE (lol)  —  As you enjoy your weekend, ponder this bit of humor: while the iPhone may be master of the digital mobile experience (for now), dead trees come in for a flogging, as AT&T's iPhone bills are quite impressive in their own right.
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Bre Pettis / MAKE Magazine:
The Hacker Tool Law in Effect  —  Today in Germany the Hacker Tool Law goes into effect.  With the official name of Paragraph 202C it states that it is illegal to possess, use, produce, or distribute a "hacker tool".  —  In theory, law enforcement could come and arrest everyone here at Chaos Communications Camp.
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Edge of I-Hacked
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Five Suggestions to Improve PodTech  —  I received so much great feedback on my suggestions for TechMeme that I have decided to offer more suggestions to more companies.  If you have a company that needs some suggestions, send in a note.  Today, it's PodTech's turn.
Discussion: Dembot
John Markoff / New York Times:
Judge Says Unix Copyrights Rightfully Belong to Novell  —  In a decision that may finally settle one of the most bitter legal battles surrounding software widely used in corporate data centers, a federal district court judge in Utah ruled Friday afternoon that Novell, not the SCO Group …
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