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3:45 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 …
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  —  I just posted on TC about the Facebook code leak.  PHP has always been notorious for sometimes not processing requests poorly and sending back the source code for pages to the client.  Because of the way mod_php works with apache …
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
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.
Discussion: Mark Evans
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 …
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.
Discussion: I, Platform
Mathew /
Days of Our Lives, the blogosphere edition
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Here's what bothers me about Mahalo
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
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.
Hugo Ortega /
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.
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.
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.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
I Forgot How to Write !  —  I was sitting in a meeting the other day and decided I needed to take some notes .  My memory isn't the worlds best, so if I think there is something worth memorializing, I will take notes.  —  Typically I will just use my PDA or Laptop .  I can touch type pretty fast.
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.
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.
Discussion: Boing Boing
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
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's iPhone: yes, it plays Doom
Discussion: iPhone World
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Bre Pettis / MAKE Magazine:
The Hacker Tool Law in Effect
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Five Suggestions to Improve PodTech
Discussion: Podcasting News and Dembot
James Bannan / APC:
LEAKED: Vista SP1 analysed in-depth
Discussion: Christopher Null and digg
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Google Video robs customers of the videos they "own"
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
iPhone bill is surprisingly Xbox HUGE (lol)
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Raw Feed
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Microsoft one vote short of fast-track OOXML ISO standardization
Discussion: Inquirer, Slashdot and InfoWorld
Google Is Closing Its Video Retailing Operation