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10:40 PM ET, November 8, 2007

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Roger Thompson / Exploit Prevention Labs:
Alicia Keys MySpace page is hacked  —  Attacks on MySpace seem to be on the rise.  First, at the end of October, there were a number of links added as friend-comments that went via MySpace's open-redirector (MSPlinks) to exploit sites in China.  This was reported publicly on the FunSec mailing list.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Alicia Keys' MySpace Page Hacked
Discussion: Computerworld
Brad Stone / Bits:   Hackers Infect Alicia Keys's MySpace Page
IEBlog:
IE Automatic Component Activation (Changes to IE ActiveX Update)  —  Back in April 2006, we made a change to how Internet Explorer handled embedded controls used on some webpages.  Some sites required users to "click to activate" before they could interact with the control.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft to launch test build of Internet Explorer refresh in December
Stefanie Olsen / Webware.com:
WORDPRESS FOUNDER LOOKS INTO BLOGGING'S FUTURE  —  LAS VEGAS, Nev.—If you type "Matt" into the Google search bar, you won't immediately get results for the actor Matt Damon or the political site owner Matt Drudge, as you might expect.  —  Instead, the No. 1 listing points to the site of Matt Mullenweg …
Discussion: WebProNews and Joe Duck
Chris Williams / The Register:
Surge in encrypted torrents blindsides record biz  —  BPI claims losing is winning in P2P arms race  —  Exclusive The legal crackdown and publicity blitz aimed at people who share music, videos and software online is having an unintended consequence for the troubled record industry.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Adobe: Online Photoshop coming this year  —  MONTEREY, Calif.—Adobe Systems has committed to shipping a beta version of its online image-editing tool, Photoshop Express, this year, and said it will be complete in 2008.  —  "By late this year, we anticipate having a beta version," …
Louis Hau / Forbes:
Redstone: 'If Content Is King, Copyright Is Its Castle'  —  He may look his age when he's not speaking, but when Sumner Redstone, the 84-year-old chairman of Viacom and CBS, starts talking about the shifting media landscape, you forget he was born when radio was a novelty.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Blogcosm Challenges Technorati, Techmeme to Parse the Blogosphere  —  Blogcosm is a new company aiming to build a directory of the blogosphere.  From the mundane to the esoteric, the company wants to provide users with a rich data set about any particular blog of interest or the vertical market it is in.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Radiohead: comScore totally inaccurate  —  A New Music Express piece on Radiohead brings with it a rather large knee to the goolies for comScore, which came out with some numbers on downloads of the band's "pay what you want" album In Rainbows (I wrote about comScore's results here).
William McGeveran / Info/Law:
Facebook Inserting Users Into Ads  —  Dan Solove at Concurring Opinions has some quite sensible concerns about Facebook's new advertising program — specifically, that it may violate privacy law.  I think he's right, and then some...  In short, the new program allows corporations to set …
Discussion: Bits and Digital Daily
Cris Castello / Google LatLong:
How's the weather?  —  A wise man once said, "I ain't often right, but I've never been wrong."  When it comes to weather forecasts, this certainly rings true.  You always remember that day when you planned a picnic because it was supposed to be sunny and it ended up raining.
Riva Richmond / SmartMoney.com:
Allen & Co. Invests In Mobile Product-Search Startup  —  NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Allen & Co. LLC, the secretive New York boutique investment bank, has made an investment of an undisclosed size in closely held mobile product-search company GPShopper LLC.  —  While the influential bank declined …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
investor.shareholder.com:
LookSmart Announces Sale of FindArticles.com  —  LookSmart, Ltd. (NASDAQ:LOOK), an online advertising and technology solutions company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Company's FindArticles.com property to CNET Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNET) …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: November 8, 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: November 13, 2007  —  This is an advance notification of two security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on November 13, 2007.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Fix your Time Machine with the Flux Capacitor  —  We made a quick little Automator application that removes the Time Machine restrictions on what kind of disk you can back up to.  We found the tip here.  —  We are now happily backing up or Leopard machines to the SMB Share on or DLink DNS-323.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Video of the Nintendo DS 1seg TV tuner in action
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Tech Blog
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
HP goes octal with workstations
Discussion: TechSpot News
Business Wire:
The Walt Disney Company Reports Record Earnings for Fiscal Year 2007
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
30 New Customers Sign up for Microsoft's Linux Support Coupons
Discussion: Open Source
John Leyden / The Register:
Website for computer security experts hacked
Michael Tanne / Wink Blog:
Major Update to Wink People Search
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
The iPod/iTunes link IS monopolistic
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Ars Technica:
How we got here  —  CableCARDs have an intriguing pedigree.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
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Welcome to Europe's Fastest Growing Internet Population
Macworld UK:
iPhone queue forming at Regent Street store
Melissa Lafsky / Freakonomics:
Is Web Video Really Hurting TV?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
"Set the Data Free"
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
An old hat with new tricks: Fedora 8 officially released
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'Internet van' helped drive evolution of the Web
 

 
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