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1:25 AM ET, November 9, 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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Alicia Keys' MySpace Page Hacked
Discussion: Computerworld
Brad Stone / Bits:   Hackers Infect Alicia Keys's MySpace Page
Stefanie Olsen /
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple posts firmware v1.1.2 — goodbye jailbreak!  —  Looks like Apple just published firmware v1.1.2 for the iPhone; hit the download link to grab it yourself because iTunes hasn't yet gotten wise to the fact that it's out.  Details to follow, but don't expect jailbreak …
Stephen Shankland / CNET
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," …
Discussion: Macsimum News and Mashable!
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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft to launch test build of Internet Explorer refresh in December
Nate Weiner / the Idea Shower:
Block Facebook Beacon  —  So here I am, burning some brain cells and taking some time to relax playing a game on Kongregate, when a little window pops up in the corner of my screen and says "Kongregate is sending this to your Facebook profile: Nate played Desktop Tower Defense 1.5 at Kongregate."
Discussion: Mashable!, Deep Jive Interests and Digg
Xbox-Scene News:
New Xbox360 Error Code: 2 Red 2 Green Lights?  —  >> posted a video of a new error code they found on a Falcon Xbox 360 console.  They suggest it might be 'the new RRoD' for falcon boards, but it looks a bit unlikely MS would change their error codes as it would complicate support a lot.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
New Xbox 360 ring of death spotted: red-red/green-green
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
Mathew /
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).
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.
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Releases Multi-file Uploader, Raises File Limits to 1 GB  —  YouTube just announced the availability for Windows users of a desktop uploader (install page here).  Users will now be able to do bulk file uploads.  The company also raised its file size limit from 100 MB to 1 GB.
Riva Richmond /
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 …
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: TechCrunch, Bits and Digital Daily
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Jonathan Amos / BBC:
UK set for military space launch
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
AT&T Considering Scary, Content-Recognizing Anti-Piracy Filter …
Discussion: DSLreports and Techdirt
Raj Patel / CrunchGear:
Halo 3 downloadable content coming soon?
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Nintendo DS TV Tuner In Action
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Tech Blog
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:
The return of Yahoo FinanceVision [Rumormonger]
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
HP goes octal with workstations
Discussion: TechSpot News
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Fix your Time Machine with the Flux Capacitor
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30 New Customers Sign up for Microsoft's Linux Support Coupons
Discussion: Open Source
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John Leyden / The Register:
Website for computer security experts hacked
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
The iPod/iTunes link IS monopolistic
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2007
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
FreshBooks Goes the Extra Mile
Macworld UK:
iPhone queue forming at Regent Street store
Melissa Lafsky / Freakonomics:
Is Web Video Really Hurting TV?
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
An old hat with new tricks: Fedora 8 officially released