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7:00 PM ET, November 8, 2007

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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
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.
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.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Webware.com
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.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Insider Chatter
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) …
Reuters:
Vonage loss widens, but settlement boosts shares  —  update Internet calling company Vonage Holdings on Thursday reported a bigger quarterly loss on litigation costs, but a legal settlement with AT&T raised hopes that such problems were coming to an end.  —  Vonage shares rose more than 21 percent …
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.
Discussion: TorrentFreak, DSLreports and p2pnet
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," …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Michael Tanne / Wink Blog:
Major Update to Wink People Search  —  Today we released a major update to Wink People Search.  Wink now gives people control over their search profile allowing them to fill in or correct information, and decide which links to include.  We also enable people to contact friends they find online …
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.
Discussion: Mashable!
Business Wire:
The Walt Disney Company Reports Record Earnings for Fiscal Year 2007  — EPS for the year was $2.25 compared to $1.64 in the prior year.  Net income increased from $3.4 billion in fiscal 2006 to $4.7 billion in fiscal 2007  — EPS for the year included a net benefit of $.33 …
John Leyden / The Register:
Website for computer security experts hacked  —  Triple F get F for security?  —  First Forensic Forum - a UK based association of computer security professionals - has been hacked.  —  F3.org's website was defaced (screen shot here) with a message poking fun at the association of computer forensic experts.
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.
Erica Ogg / ZDNet:
'Internet van' helped drive evolution of the Web  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—If not for this nondescript, gray van with the letters "SRI" painted on the side, you might not be reading this article right now.  —  Parked feet from the entrance of the Computer History Museum here in the heart of Silicon Valley …
 
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Riva Richmond / SmartMoney.com:
Allen & Co. Invests In Mobile Product-Search Startup
Stefanie Olsen / Webware.com:
WORDPRESS FOUNDER LOOKS INTO BLOGGING'S FUTURE
Discussion: WebProNews
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
30 New Customers Sign up for Microsoft's Linux Support Coupons
Discussion: Open Source
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
The iPod/iTunes link IS monopolistic
Ars Technica:
How we got here  —  CableCARDs have an intriguing pedigree.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Record amount of private equity raised — gives entrepreneurs an upper hand
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
FreshBooks Goes the Extra Mile
Yakov Sadchikov / blognation:
Welcome to Europe's Fastest Growing Internet Population
 Earlier Items: 
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
AT&T Asking For Trouble With Filtering Plans
Discussion: DSLreports and Business Week
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"
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
LookSmart (LOOK) Bombs: Bad News for GOOG/YHOO?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
TiVo temporarily reinstates $400 lifetime subscription for Series3, HD
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds