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7:15 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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: BoomTown
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yang talks up Google partnership in Washington
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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: 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
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.
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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 …
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
Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
Keeping Google honest; The power of not being defensive  —  I may, or may not, agree with the opinions of Steve Yegge  —  Being an employee of a large company is interesting.  If you work for companies like Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and many others, you will have some of the same experiences.
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Why GTA IV Was the Beginning of the End  —  I think it's safe to say that the era of next-gen gaming as a driving force is over.  Why?  As of the week ending June 7th (the most recent tally available), just over 9 million copies of the highly touted Grand Theft Auto IV had been sold worldwide …
Discussion: BBC NEWS
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 …
Discussion: hypebot, TechSpot and Engadget
Macworld:
MLB readies $5 At Bat iPhone app  —  One of the new mobile apps that was demoed at last week's WWDC keynote and will be available upon the launch of Apple's new App Store is MLB At Bat, from Major League Baseball Advanced Media.  The software, which is making its debut appearance on the iPhone platform …
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Your boss shouldn't read your text or e-mail messages without an OK, court says  —  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of an Ontario police officer whose messages were obtained by the Police Department and reviewed without his permission.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals …
 
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BBC:
MPs warned of GPS jamming risks
Discussion: The Register
Cade Metz / The Register:
FCC tests ‘vindicate’ white space lobby
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Internet-a-Gogo: Airlines to Offer In-Flight Access
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Brittany Bohnet / Google LatLong:
The Presidential Showcase
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Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
H.P. to Reorganize Its Printing Division
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Heather Lane / Inside AdWords:
Landing page load time now affects keywords' Quality Scores
Discussion: CNET News.com
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Ask.com caves to Google's privacy pressures
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
ComScore's May Report Card: Google (GOOG) Gaining, Microsoft …
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone and App Store Attracting Developers
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Harvard Dropout Zuckerberg Feted by, Well, Harvard!
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