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9:30 AM ET, November 15, 2007


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Mark Ward / Press Association:
Colossus cracks codes once more  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  Bletchley's code-breaking effort shortened the war by many months  —  For the first time in more than 60 years a Colossus computer will be cracking codes at Bletchley Park.
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Comcast Sued Over BitTorrent Blocking - UPDATED  —  A California man filed suit in state court Tuesday against internet service provider Comcast, arguing that the company's secret use of technology to limit peer-to-peer applications such as BitTorrent violates federal computer fraud laws …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Comcast Sued For Traffic Shaping
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Comcast hit with class-action lawsuit over traffic blocking
Discussion: The Register and Digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Warner Music Boss: We Were Wrong  —  Someone in the music industry finally seeing the error of their ways?  A blue moon rose over Macau Wednesday when Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group Edgar Bronfman admitted on stage that the music industry had been asleep at the wheel.
Rafe Needleman / CNET
High-quality YouTube videos coming soon  —  YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, speaking at the NewTeeVee Live conference today, confirmed that high-quality YouTube video streams are coming soon.  Although YouTube's goal, he said, is to make the site's vast library of content available to everyone …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NTV Live Featured Conversation: Steve Chen, YouTube
Discussion: last100, Valleywag and The Utube Blog
Chad Lorenz / Slate:
The Death of E-Mail  —  TEENAGERS ARE ABANDONING THEIR YAHOO! AND HOTMAIL ACCOUNTS.  DO THE REST OF US HAVE TO?  —  By 2002, everyone in my family had become an Internet convert.  For the technophobic older generation, signing up for an e-mail account was a concession to us youngsters …
Discussion: Techdirt and Zoli's Blog
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Dell's Latitude XT and XPS ONE make first public appearance  —  Dell fans, we've got some juicy meat for you to sink your teeth into.  During Michael Dell's keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld today, the company unleashed (or at least demoed) its forthcoming all-in-one PC, creatively named the XPS One.
Discussion: CNET
Erica Ogg / CNET
Dell shows off tablet and all-in-one at Oracle OpenWorld
Discussion: The Tablet PC
John Leyden / The Register:
Tor embassy 'hacker' raided by Swedish Feds  —  A security researcher who revealed how the email accounts of embassies were exposed through the misuse of the Tor anonymiser network has been taken in for questioning by Swedish intelligence agencies.  —  Dan Egerstad used Tor to obtain …
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:   Tor Researcher Who Exposed Embassy E-mail Passwords Gets Raided …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Push 'Cloud Computing,' Using Data From Afar  —  I.B.M. plans to build a sizable business by bringing Google-style computing to mainstream corporate customers.  —  The I.B.M. strategy, to be announced today, seeks to exploit the technical work and commercial interest in large data centers …
C.G. Lynch /
Five Favorite Facebook Widgets for Business Users  —  From a link to your LinkedIn account to virtual sticky notes to intergrated wikis, we present five of the most business friendly Facebook widgets you'll find.  —  Most Facebook developers will tell you that they create two different kinds of widgets.
USA Today:
Id takes its gaming Mobile  —  The creators of Doom and Quake are officially taking their games mobile.  —  Id Software today announces its new division, id Mobile, and plans to develop mobile versions of its classic games Quake and Wolfenstein, as well as a sequel to the cellphone game hit, Doom RPG.
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Peter Galli /
Forrester Calls Desktop Linux a Credible Threat to Windows  —  Nearly half of enterprises have concrete plans to deploy Windows Vista, and 7 percent will have started by Dec. 31.  —  Linux is becoming a credible threat to Windows on the desktop, and will grow over the next year …
Discussion: InfoWorld and WebProNews
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Vista's biggest problem remains Windows XP, survey says
Discussion: CNET
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Microsoft's Office Accounting 2008 speaks Spanish  —  San Francisco - The latest version of Microsoft's entry-level accounting program for small businesses released on Thursday can handle accounts in Spanish and English, and integrates with more online banking services than the previous version.
Discussion: The Register
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple monster update fixes 41 Mac OS X, Safari vulnerabilities  —  Apple today released a monster update to provide belated cover for at least 41 security holes in its flagship Mac operating system.  —  With Security Update 2007-008 and Mac OS X v10.4.11, Apple patches multiple "highly critical" …
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! Ratchets!  Open!  Source!  Grid!  Platform!  —  Hoping to further the Google-battling ways of an open source cluster computing platform named for a stuffed elephant, Yahoo! has decided to share a 4,000-CPU, 1.5 petabyte grid with some boffins at Carnegie Mellon University.
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?  —  Random numbers are critical for cryptography: for encryption keys, random authentication challenges, initialization vectors, nonces, key-agreement schemes, generating prime numbers and so on.  Break the random-number generator …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Hidden Gmail feature lets you search by language  —  How many languages do you speak?  If you are like most people, probably only one or two.  If you are fluent in multiple, you may find it useful to keep messages written certain languages separate — or you may find it useful to create …
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Christina Laun / Virtual Hosting Blog:
Scientific Web Design: 23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies
Discussion: Download Squad
John Leyden / The Register:
Animal rights activist hit with RIPA key decrypt demand
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
EXCLUSIVE: 30 Most Popular Newspaper Sites for October
Discussion: Lost Remote
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph Connected:
World's first arrests for 'virtual theft'
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
More on Zune 80 delays — available December 12th?
Discussion: I4U News
JKK / jkkmobile:
Multi-touch on Dell's convertible
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Tablet PC
Billy Berghammer / Game Informer Online:
Game Informer's December Cover Revealed!
Kevin Ho / CNET
The 'dead zone': iPhone screen fails
Discussion: Digg
 Earlier Items: 
Glenn Kelman / TechCrunch:
Entrepreneur 2.0  —  This guest post is written by Glen Kelman …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista SP1: Release Candidate test build goes to 15,000 testers
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Price cut boosts PlayStation 3 sales
With Web 2.0, a new breed of malware evolves
Discussion: OWASP
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Broadband data collection bill passes full House
Discussion: and Gizmodo
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Meet the PayPal mafia
Discussion: Valleywag and Digg
Update: Microsoft's OneCare 2.0 due next week
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Radio Google  —  Google's phone plan begins a war with Verizon …

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