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8:15 AM ET, June 19, 2008

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Zero Day Initiative / DVLabs:
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Vulnerability  —  A number of people who monitor our Zero Day Initiative's Upcoming Advisories page noticed yesterday that we reported a vulnerability to Mozilla (ZDI-CAN-349).  Taking into account the coincidental timing of the Firefox 3. release, many are asking us …
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John's Blog:
Firefox 3's First 24 Hours  —  It's been a very busy 24 hours for Mozilla folks around the world — as our 24 hour initial period draws to a close, I wanted to put a few things into perspective.  This is the first post of what will no doubt be many analysis posts, so here are a few things …
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Can Yang survive at the top of Yahoo?  —  It seems unlikely.  Having failed to seal a deal with Microsoft, Yahoo co-founder and chief executive Jerry Yang could face a shareholder revolt led by multi-billionaire investor Carl Icahn.  The New York Times has publicly harangued him for failing …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Who's Next to Go at Yahoo as Reorg Looms?  —  My special BoomTown Yahoo tip inbox is is filling up fast this week from Yahoo employees-who, by the way, seem to like to use Gmail as their secret one-all buzzing about the next shoe to drop.  —  That clodhopper would be, of course …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Mail hopes to lure users with ‘ymail.com’  —  Yahoo Mail, the top provider of Web-based e-mail, is letting users sign up with the ymail.com and rocketmail.com domains in an attempt to attract new users and keep existing ones loyal.  —  The move is geared to help people find a better e-mail address …
Discussion: The Register, AppScout and VentureBeat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tracking Former Yahoo Execs - Where Are They Now?  —  Out of pure curiosity we started tracking Yahoo execs who've left the company since January 2007.  It's hard to believe, but at least fifty of them have bailed out in the last year and a half.  —  Some went to work for Google.  Others went to startups.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The NYTimes Is Conflicted And Wrong About The A.P. And Needs To Stop Defending Them  —  The New York Times' Saul Hansell has now written three articles defending the Associated Press and their attempts to broaden content rights beyond what copyright laws allow.
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Jay Adelson Diggs the A.P.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0 and VentureBeat
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Want XP on a new Dell?  You'll pay up to $50 extra for the aging OS  —  Vostro line gets surcharges; Latitude, OptiPlex, Precision get no-cost downgrades  —  Computerworld) Dell Inc. will charge customers up to $50 for factory-installed Windows XP on some PCs after Wednesday, according to the company's Web site.
NEWS.com.au:
Telstra to sell 3G iPhone  —  IN a case of better late than never, Telstra, the gorilla of the telco market, will come to Apple's iPhone launch party but may lag its rivals by almost two weeks with the handset.  —  Telstra will join Optus and Vodafone in launching the new 3G version of Apple's …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft does 180, will continue to support MSN Music DRM  —  Microsoft has reversed its decision to pull the plug on MSN Music's authorization servers, according to an e-mail sent out to customers this afternoon.  Customers who bought music from the now-defunct service will now be able …
Christina Holsberry / Facebook Blog:
Welcome to Facebook, homeschoolers  —  Back in September 2006, we decided to open up Facebook to everyone.  Well, almost everyone.  —  We realized Facebook would be most useful if more people were allowed to join, but we also weren't willing to compromise the security of the site by removing …
Discussion: Inside Facebook
massless.org:
Leaving Google  —  How can I accurately summarize such a cardinal set of events?  It may take me years.  —  An intense era of personal sacrifice and accomplishment is about to give way to something new.  After about four and a half years at Google working with amazing people and ground-breaking products …
Discussion: Mashable!
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Friendster's growth in Asia could make it the top social network in the world, once again  —  In the current international land-grab among leading social networks, Facebook is overtaking MySpace as the largest social network in the world.  But there's a big caveat — Asia …
Discussion: Mark Evans
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Internet-a-Gogo: Airlines to Offer In-Flight Access  —  Attention, laptop-toting U.S. airline passengers!  You are either about to become much more productive and happy, or to lose one of your last refuges from the digital deluge that afflicts your life.  —  Beginning this summer …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gannett Gets Cozy With Cozi
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MPs warned of GPS jamming risks
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Cade Metz / The Register:
FCC tests ‘vindicate’ white space lobby
Market Wire:
Panasonic Adds Two New HD Camcorders to Its Line …
Discussion: GeekBrief.TV, Engadget and Gizmodo
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Your boss shouldn't read your text or e-mail messages without an OK, court says
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YouTube Screening Room Launches
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Ask.com caves to Google's privacy pressures
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T2W —> Trojan to Worm
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone and App Store Attracting Developers
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Harvard Dropout Zuckerberg Feted by, Well, Harvard!
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Why GTA IV Was the Beginning of the End
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