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7:05 PM 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 …
Breakdowns: Why does Facebook want to hide its source code?  —  Facebook has suffered another software bug this weekend — one that displays the site's source code on users' screens.  How ironic: Instead of violating its users' privacy, as it did last time when a bug let people …
Facebook Secrets:
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';
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
Learning from Facebook: Preventing PHP Leakage
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:
Facebook Hacked! (Or Rather, The Door Was Left Unlocked)
Discussion: Mark Evans
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian in private beta  —  Windows Mobile and Palm devices won't be having all the placeshifting fun for much longer.  Though carrier Hutchison 3 has had its own version for some time through its X-Series line, a generic, widely available SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Beta Test Sling Player for Symbian S60  —  If you watched our little TV show this week, then you know that Sling Media CEO Blake Krikorian showed up with his N95, and was playing around with an early version of a Symbian version of Sling Player (US version) on the set.  It was as if he wanted to let the cat out of the bag.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
UN's website breached by hackers  —  Hackers have attacked the United Nations official website, forcing some sections to be taken offline.  —  Slogans accusing the US and Israel of killing children appeared on the pages reserved for statements from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Discussion: IT
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google, Microsoft and Apple building online storage havens: you win  —  Cloud computing is still far off, but Microsoft and Google are both eagerly working on "cloud storage" solutions in the hopes that you'll start keeping more and more of your data on their servers, keeping you coming back to their services …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Pack Adds StarOffice  —  Google Pack, the collection of applications recommended by Google, includes a new software: StarOffice, an office suite developed by Sun.  In 2000 Sun released StarOffice's source code, which became the foundation of, an open source project sponsored by Sun.
Burke Hansen / The Register:
Deceased Malayan hit with $218 trillion mobile bill  —  Roaming in the valley of the shadow of death  —  What otherworldly ectoplasms lurk in the oblivion of such an unholy place as accounts receivable?  —  A Malaysian man who paid off a $23 wireless bill and disconnected his late father's cell phone …
Hugo Ortega /
Hardware InkShow: Fujitsu U1010  —  I've pushed the envelope and burnt the candle at both ends this week to bring you, yesterday's "The Shift" video, and today's video of what we lovingly term The Stormtrooper!  Both were promised and as such both were delivered.
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
China Enacting a High-Tech Plan to Track People  —  At least 20,000 police surveillance cameras are being installed along streets here in southern China and will soon be guided by sophisticated computer software from an American-financed company to recognize automatically the faces of police suspects and detect unusual activity.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
How To Leak Your Own TV Show On The Net  —  Want to give your new TV show a big promotional push?  Forget about those promo DVDs in Entertainment Weekly, nobody watches them.  P2P is where it's at for a new generation of TV viewers.  At least that appears to have been the rationale …
Guerin Lee Green / North Denver News:
Editor's Note  —  Strangely, while many readers have grasped that "Surgically alters thumbs" represents satirical social commentary, many on the internet, alas, have not.  —  Careful reading of the piece makes it clear to any critical consumer of information that the piece is pure humor and not news or reported as fact.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Note to HP: Open Your Garage for next weekend's BarCamp  —  Next week is a huge event in Silicon Valley.  August 18-19.  BarCampBlock.  They are closing an entire block in Palo Alto to celebrate the birthday of BarCamps worldwide.  The first BarCamp was started at SocialText's offices …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Jason didn't bring us a win-win  —  Jason Calacanis posted a continuation of the discussion around his presentation at Gnomedex yesterday.  It's mostly personal, about me.  Pretty nasty stuff, anything but friendly (though he claims to be my friend).  He could just edit that stuff out, it's irrelevant.
Mathew /
Days of Our Lives, the blogosphere edition
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