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10:35 PM ET, November 25, 2007


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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The wonderful horrible life of Facebook users and their data (or, "data hogs get slaughtered")  —  Doc has an important post today that reflects on data and privacy.  The post comes back to Marc Cantor's "but it's our daaaaaatttttaaaaaa dudeeeeeeeessss riggggggggghhhhttt?!?!?!!!!!!" …
Doc Searls Weblog:
Time to write our own rules  —  So I've been reading Dave Winer, Ethan Zuckerman, Jeff Jarvis, David Wienberger and Wendy Seltzer, all of whom have problems with what Facebook is doing with its members' data.  —  Dave in particular is looking for action:
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I want control of my data  —  A few weeks ago I not only gave $100 to, but I also encouraged readers of this blog to do so.  Now I regret it.  Why?  Well, I gave them the money thinking I was supporting a group that was working to end the war in Iraq.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Tony Celeste / Tom's Guide:
Update: More Leopard Problems Plague Apple  —  Apple Leopard: From Questionable Customer Service To Questionable OS?  —  This is something I never thought I'd hear myself say - or maybe I should say, see myself type - about an Apple operating system: Mac OSX Leopard was released before it was ready.
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far  —  ON the surface, the mobile Web is a happening place.  There's the iPhone in all its glory.  More than 30 companies have signed up for the Open Handset Alliance from Google, which aims to bring the wide-open development environment of the Internet to mobile devices.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
ABC News and Facebook in Joint Effort to Bring Viewers Closer to Political Coverage  —  Facebook, the popular social networking site, has become a full-fledged platform for communicating, sharing and advertising.  ABC News is betting that it will become a platform for political coverage, as well.
Discussion: Reel Pop, All Facebook and Mashable!
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Jeff Bezos (one-week Kindle review)  —  I've read two books on it, which explains why I haven't been on Twitter very much in the past week.  But the Kindle really bugs me now.  I'm hitting all sorts of little things that the Kindle team simply didn't think through very well.
Alexander Wolfe / InformationWeek:
British iPhone Users Complain Of Serious Reception Problems  —  British iPhone buyers are in an online uproar over reception problems they're experiencing on the network of O2, Apple's exclusive service provider in England.  (No bars for iPhone Brits?)  —  The issue has come to light …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Refugees May Be Heading To Mixx  —  New startup Mixx, which went in to private beta just two months ago, may be finding itself with the right product at the right time.  Digg users, including top contributors, are showing an increasing amount of frustration with the Digg community, and many are leaving.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Open Letter From TorrentFreak To Brein  —  Here's what the MPAA has to say about what Brein did: "Piracy is the unauthorized taking, copying or use of copyrighted materials without permission.  It is no different from stealing another person's shoes or stereo, except sometimes it can be a lot more damaging."
Discussion: Mashable!, WinBeta and Digg
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Software piracy fight makes enemies  —  WASHINGTON - Michael Gaertner worried he could lose his company.  A group called the Business Software Alliance had written him to claim that his 10-person architectural firm in Galveston, Texas, was using unlicensed software.
Discussion: WinBeta
Evan Schuman /
Web Traffic Snarls Sites on Black Friday  —  A surge of e-commerce traffic on Thanksgiving night and all day Friday apparently caught several retail giants by surprise, with Lowe's, Macys and Victoria's Secret especially hard hit.  —  But they were far from the exception …
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Propeller Update - Up... Up... And Away!  —  When Propeller launched, everyone had questions about it's ability to survive.  Propeller launched in mid-September (let's call it two months ago) and was a shift from the domain.  It's safe to say, most (if not all) …
Discussion: Joe Duck and Deep Jive Interests
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Western Digital bills its new RE2-GP drive as the "greenest" ever  —  In the IT industry, "green" is the new black, and the last 12 months have seen a veritable explosion of green initiatives, green manufacturing, and green products.  Exactly which products are the most environmentally friendly …
Discussion: Coolest Gadgets
Francois Murphy / Reuters:
France set to cut Web access for music, film pirates  —  PARIS (Reuters) - Internet users in France who frequently download music or films illegally risk losing Web access under a new anti-piracy system unveiled on Friday.  —  The three-way pact between Internet service providers …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
If You P2P Download In France: No Internet For You
Discussion:, IP Democracy and Digg
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Opera Mini 4 surpasses one million downloads!
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Forget MTV - Apple's iPod ads are the new music-star makers
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
DEVELOPMENT: Is Windows Vista SideShow finally coming to Windows Mobile?
USA Today:
Despite filters, tidal wave of spam bears down on e-mailers
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb