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6:10 AM ET, November 26, 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?!?!?!!!!!!" …
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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 …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
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.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A Gimmick Becomes a Real Trend  —  TWO years ago, Cyber Monday was a marketing gimmick in search of shoppers.  This year, it seems to be a genuine trend that retailers have embraced.  —  In a survey of roughly 120 members of Shop.org, the trade group for online retailers …
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.
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008  —  The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.
Discussion: TechWeb and Digg
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Microsoft Quietly Readies Windows XP Update  —  Vista's first service pack got the limelight, but a release candidate of SP3 for XP was also delivered last week.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Just days after Microsoft Corp. delivered a release candidate preview for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
How desktop virtualization will save your company from Generation Y  —  * Ryan Naraine is on vacation.  —  Guest Editorial by Rich Mogull  —  Recently I was watching an interesting 60 Minutes episode on the new generation of "Millennials" entering the workforce.
Leo Lewis / Times of London:
The R4 chip is only small - but it looks like a giant pirate to Nintendo  —  The R4 looks like a simple piece of plastic.  It is just a couple of centimetres square, a few millimetres thick and unbelievably easy to use.  For Nintendo it is the Christmas stocking filler from hell.
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz and Kotaku
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
OLPC: How do we gauge success?  Will 490,000 units do?  —  The One Laptop per Child project's "Give One, Get One" program has been extended through Dec. 31 as donations averaged about $2 million a day.  On that pace, the OLPC should move about 490,000 units by the end of the year.
Discussion: BoomTown, Seeking Alpha and Valleywag
BBC:
UK 'slow' on ultra-fast internet  —  Broadband industry leaders are to meet ministers to discuss how to stop the UK dropping into the internet "slow lane".  —  More than half of all UK homes now have a broadband connection, at an average speed of four megabits a second (Mbps).
Discussion: broadstuff
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Zoho Writer now lets you edit documents offline  —  Zoho, the online office software company, has just released the next iteration on its online word processor, Zoho Writer.  Now, multiple users can go offline, work on a document, then go back online and sync their offline changes to that same document.
Discussion: TechCrunch, blognation and Mashable!
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.
Read/WriteWeb:
The Economic Idiocy of Blocking Social Media Traffic  —  This is a guest post by Muhammad Saleem, a social media consultant and a top-ranked community member on multiple social news sites.  —  By now most of you have probably seen the site 'Why Digg is Blocked'.
Discussion: Digg
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
EIZO's 24-inch FlexScan for the colorblind
Discussion: Gizmodo
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
A Web Tour Will Show Stores From the Inside Out
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
DivShare says it's for sale but not dead
Discussion: Mashable!
Davis Freeberg / Zatz Not Funny!:
IBM Files For DVD Advertisement Patent
Discussion: Ars Technica and Gizmodo
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Western Digital bills its new RE2-GP drive as the "greenest" ever
Discussion: Coolest Gadgets
 Earlier Items: 
Evan Schuman / eWEEK.com:
Web Traffic Snarls Sites on Black Friday
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Propeller Update - Up... Up... And Away!
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Software piracy fight makes enemies
Discussion: WinBeta
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Open Letter From TorrentFreak To Brein
Discussion: Mashable!, WinBeta and Digg
Alexander Wolfe / InformationWeek:
British iPhone Users Complain Of Serious Reception Problems
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Apple 2.0 and Slashdot