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1:40 PM ET, July 3, 2008


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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom  —  Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users' names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday.
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 …
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 …
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: Traffick
BBC:   Google must divulge YouTube log
Robert Andrews /   Viacom-YouTube Case: Google Doesn't Have To Reveal Innermost Secrets
Adam Connors / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Talk for the iPhone  —  We've just released in the US a new version of Google Talk designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch browsers.  In addition to sending your friends Gmail messages from your iPhone, you can now chat with them while you're on the move, too!
Google Talkabout:
Chat on your iPhone  —  Attention iPhone owners!  You can now chat with all your Google Talk buddies while on the go.  Our new version of Google Talk is designed specifically for the iPhone and runs in the iPhone's browser, so you don't need to download or install anything.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Google Talk comes to the iPhone, iPod Touch
Discussion: SlashPhone and The Apple Blog
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.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Might Offer Carl Icahn Two Seats-But, Uh-Oh, He Wants Four  —  Yahoo leadership, trying to stave off a major clash at its annual meeting on Aug. 1 with activist investor Carl Icahn (pictured here), is contemplating offering him two board seats to assuage him, said several sources close to the situation.
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Hitwise Proves The Value Of Yahoo's Non-Search Parts  —  Surprise, surprise: they might actually be desirable  —  Suppose that Steve Ballmer and Jerry Yang miraculously agreed on something: the sale of Yahoo's search department.  A new Hitwise report sorts through the pile of properties that would remain …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Nvidia whacked over defective notebook chips; Offers driver to keep processors cool  —  Updated: Nvidia said its fiscal second quarter revenue will fall well short of targets because of weak demand, pricing pressure from AMD's ATI and a faulty graphics processors on older notebook systems.
Discussion: Dell Support
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Report: Some dial-up users wish to stay that way
Discussion: Associated Press
Jim Reed / BBC:
Virgin defends file-sharing campaign  —  Virgin Media has told Newsbeat there is “absolutely no possibility” of taking legal action or banning internet users as part of a campaign against illegal file-sharing on its broadband network.  —  The firm has sent 800 letters to customers …
Discussion: Slyck, p2pnet, TorrentFreak and The Register
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Microsoft's Facebook stake influenced ConnectU case  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—What is Facebook really worth?  —  One of the burning questions in the technology business during the past year also played a major role in the dispute between social networks ConnectU and Facebook, according to documents obtained by CNET
Discussion: Bits and Valleywag
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail's CAPTCHA broken by spammers  —  Breaking Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail's CAPTCHAs, has been an urban legend for over two years now, with do-it-yourself CAPTCHA breaking services, and proprietary underground tools assisting spammers, phishers and malware authors …
Discussion: CircleID and Dancho Danchev's Blog
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Sony pulls problematic PS3 software update after 1 hour  —  Sony has been forced to pull the 2.40 version of the PlayStation 3 from download servers because of complaints that the new update was causing problems for the owners of the console.  —  According to Sony PR the 2.40 software update …
Discussion: Gearlog and BBC NEWS
Times of India:
Sony to launch fourth version of PS-2 by Diwali  —  MUMBAI: Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will be launching the fourth version of playstation-2 (PS-2) by Diwali this year.  This will simultaneously be released in the European and Indian markets, said SCE country manager (playstation) Atindriya Bose to ET.
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
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Discussion: Electronista
Michal Zalewski / Google Online Security Blog:
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Discussion: InfoWorld and The Open Road
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Bill Ray / The Register:
America wakes up to the surveillance society
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