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1:20 PM ET, January 3, 2008

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook disabled my account  —  If you are trying to contact me on Facebook, please don't.  My account has been “disabled” for breaking Facebook's Terms of Use.  I was running a script that got them to keep me from accessing my account.  I'm appealing.  I'll tell you what I was doing …
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Updated: Facebook blocks Scoble for downloading his contacts, sparks revolt  —  Data portability from social networks is going to become a huge tech industry issue in the new year.  Why?  Because well known tech blogger Robert Scoble has had his Facebook account disabled after he tried …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Free the Scoble 5,000!!  —  It is easy to make light of the constant swirl of twittery online activity that surrounds well-known blogger Robert Scoble.  —  But Facebook's disabling of his account yesterday-because he was apparently using a script to access and pull data from his own profile …
Discussion: Global Neighbourhoods and WinExtra
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What I was using to hit Facebook — unreleased Plaxo Pulse  —  OK, so I've been released from my NDA.  I was alpha testing an upcoming feature of Plaxo Pulse — this feature has not yet been released and now that my account has gotten shut down it's not clear whether it will be released.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Facebook: Whose data is it anyway?  —  In his post about Facebook disabling his account, uber-blogger and Facebook tart Robert Scoble admits that he was doing something that breached the site's terms of use — specifically, he was running a script that accessed the social network and “scraped” data from it.
Discussion: The Social Web
Grant Robertson / Download Squad:
Scobleized : Why Facebook will never give your data back
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Rodney Rumford / Facebook Applications Reviews …:
Facebook Bots Disable Robert Scoble
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Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
Macworld 2008 Prediction: Apple's MacBook Plus Tablet Laptop  —  In his biweekly trends column, PM's senior tech editor forecasts what he thinks Steve Jobs will show the computer world at this year's Apple developers conference: a touchscreen “MacBook Plus” to enter the growing tablet market.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Shaw Wu's Macworld: Blu-ray, movie rentals, MacBook mini or slim  —  With less than two weeks to go before Steve Jobs' Jan. 15 keynote, analyst Shaw Wu of American Technology Research offers his best guess for what Apple's (AAPL) CEO might have up his sleeve at Macworld Expo 2008.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple set to ship Macs with Blu-ray support - report
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Macs to ship with Blu-ray support
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Docking Patent Works Perfectly with Ultra-Slim MacBook  —  This Apple docking station patent shows a screen base in which you can slide in a MacBook through its side.  While this would be difficult to do with current MacBook models, it fits perfectly with the idea of the ultra-light …
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Staska / PC JOINT:
iMac at home, MacBook on the road... In one package
Discussion: Engadget
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Mozilla / Firefox IPO  —  How much is the entity that manages the Microsoft IE-killing browser Firefox worth, and when will it go public?  Answers: 1) A lot, and 2) Probably this year or next.  —  Background:  —  In the past few years, Mozilla's open-source Firefox browser has done …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Netflix Partners With LG to Bring Movies Straight to TV  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix, the DVD-by-mail company with more than seven million customers, has a new strategy that may one day make those red envelopes obsolete.  —  The company wants to strike deals with electronics companies …
PR Newswire:
Motorola's Mobile TV DH01 to Deliver Personalized TV and Multimedia Entertainment on the Go  —  Enabling service for consumers to watch their favorite live, on-demand and recorded programs, wherever and whenever they want  —  Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT - News) announced a significant advancement …
Aviv Raff / Aviv Raff On .NET:
Yet another Dialog Spoofing - Firefox Basic Authentication  —  Summary  —  Mozilla Firefox allows spoofing the information presented in the basic authentication dialog box.  This can allow an attacker to conduct phishing attacks, by tricking the user to believe that the authentication dialog box is from a trusted website.
irconnect.com:
Speak Up and Give Your Thumbs A REST: Ask.com Mobile Launches Speech-Activated Mobile Driving and Walking Directions  —  New Voice-Enabled ‘Click to Speak’ Directions is a Search Engine First  —  Ask.com today introduced free(1) voice-activated capabilities to its Ask.com Mobile Directions service …
Skrentablog:
Why Search?  —  I've gone and founded a search startup... you can read it about it in this write-up in TechCrunch.  But I get asked - why do search?  —  Simple - the idea that the current state-of-the-art in search is what we'll all be using, essentially unchanged, in 5 or 10 years, is absurd to me.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Social Net Site Is Said to Be for Sale  —  Plaxo, an early social networking site that helps people keep their address books updated, is up for auction, people briefed on the offering said Wednesday night.  The company, which has not made a profit, is seeking as much as $100 million, these people said.
 
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