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9:35 PM ET, July 3, 2008


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Kurt Opsahl / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Ruling Will Expose Viewing Habits of YouTube Users  —  Yesterday, in the Viacom v. Google litigation, the federal court for the Southern District of New York ordered Google to produce to Viacom (over Google's objections): … The court's order grants Viacom's request and erroneously ignores …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Judge Protects YouTube's Source Code, Throws Users To The Wolves  —  The ongoing Google/YouTube-Viacom litigation has now officially spilled over to users with a court order requiring Google to turn over massive amounts of user data to Viacom.  If the data is actually released …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Judge Orders Google to Turn Over YouTube Records  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in New York has ordered Google to turn over to Viacom a database linking users of YouTube, the Web's largest video site by far, with every clip they have watched there.  —  The order raised concerns among users …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
WTF!  US Court Declares You Have No Privacy On YouTube  —  You have no privacy on YouTube.  So effectively declared a US judge yesterday.  And now somebody in the US government better stop grandstanding about search and privacy protection and actually get some laws enacted now.
Discussion: Contentinople and Traffick
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Department of Civil Disobedience: Google Should Deliver Its YouTube …
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google must hand over YouTube data, judge rules
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
What comes next in this series?  13, 33, 53, 61, 37, 28...  Late one night in the summer of 2000, I found myself answering user support emails in response to two new features we had just released, Advanced Search and Preferences (at the time catchily called “Language, Display, and Filtering Options” :)).
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google, You Can Eat My Cookies Anytime
Discussion: WinBeta
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple lops $500 off the price of SSD-based MacBook Air  —  With the price of NAND flash memory continuing its steady sequential decline, Apple Inc. this month cut the price of its Solid State Drive (SSD)-equipped MacBook Air by half a grand, AppleInsider has discovered.
Arn / MacRumors:
1.8GHz SSD MacBook Air Drops $500  —  Apple has quietly dropped the price of the high end MacBook Air by $500.  —  The high end MacBook Air comes equipped with a 1.8GHz upgrade (from 1.6GHz) and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD).  The total price for the high end laptop is $2598.
Brendon Chase / CNET
Stolen: Google employees' personal data  —  Google has confirmed that personal data of U.S. employees hired prior to 2006 have been stolen in a recent burglary.  —  Records kept at Colt Express Outsourcing Services, an external company Google and other companies use to handle human resources functions …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Closing Dallas, Denver Office  —  Google is closing its office in Denver and Dallas, as someone at Friendfeed posted today.  “Employees have to choose relocation or severance,” a former Google employee (according to her blog's about page) wrote, adding that the reason was consolidation; “Someone decided the ROI wasn't there.”
Karion / RADAR:
GAWKER CUTS STAFF PAY RATE FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE QUARTER  —  Who ever said the future of media was going to feel great?  With the current traffic success of Gawker—70+ posts a day, amazing SEO results, and relentlessly hammered-home top stories to maximize numbers—comes a downside.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:   The (evil?) genius of Nick Denton
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Jobs 2.0  —  Pity whoever has to follow Steve Jobs at Apple.  —  Not every great company stumbles into oblivion after the departure of a visionary founder.  The problem: Jobs has left once before, and until he came back, it looked like Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) would be one of those companies.
Mathew /
BoingBoing: It's our blog, and our rules  —  It's an old-media adage that if you can find three things that are similar, you have a trend on your hands, and can therefore write a big feature on the rise of the “hand-washing” trend or the “shoe-tying” trend.  Well, after the Loren-Israel grudge match …
Discussion: Valleywag, Adrants and Web Scout
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for July 2008  —  Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: July 3, 2008  —  Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: July 8, 2008  —  This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on July 8, 2008.
How To Build A Web App in Four Days For $10,000 (Say Hello To Matt)  —  In this post, guest author Ryan Carson goes through some of the lessons learned from building a Web app in four days.  Carson is the co-founder of Carsonified, a web shop in Bath, UK.  They've built four web apps …
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Yahoo! Property Breakdown and Sum of the Parts  —  Rumors are circulating about another attempt by Microsoft to acquire part of Yahoo!.  The latest rumors suggest that Microsoft will try to buy Yahoo! Search with a media company (i.e. Time Warner or News Corp) absorbing the rest of the business.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
An un-stealthy Windows Update update  —  In July of 2007, Microsoft began pushing out an automatic update to the Windows Update client software that runs on Windows Vista and XP.  From Microsoft's point of view it was routine stuff, done many times before and never considered controversial.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Nothing stealthy about this Windows Update update
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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