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6:30 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 …
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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 …
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: The Social, Contentinople and Traffick
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google must hand over YouTube data, judge rules
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom
Miguel Helft / New York Times:   Judge Orders Google to Turn Over YouTube Records
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.
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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.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
MacBook Air SSD purchase price drops by $500
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Brendon Chase / CNET News.com:
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 …
Discussion: The Inquisitr and WebProNews
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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.”
ZDNet:
Google employees' details stolen in burglary
Microsoft:
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.
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:   An un-stealthy Windows Update update
Microsoft Update Product Team Blog:
Upcoming Update to Windows Update
Discussion: InfoWorld and One Microsoft Way
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Nothing stealthy about this Windows Update update
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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.
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TechCrunch:
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 …
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.
Arn / MacRumors:
Patents Reveal Ongoing Touch and Multi-Touch Research  —  The United States Patent and Trademark Office revealed at least a dozen new patent applications from Apple this morning.  The majority of the applications revealed ongoing multi-touch research by Wayne Westerman, the former cofounder of Fingerworks.
Discussion: iLounge
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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 News.com.
Discussion: Valleywag
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bijan sabet:
iPhone 2.0 OS rocks!  —  Okay, okay, it's early and I've only had it running for less than 24 hours but Apple made me very happy with the new 2.0 OS.  I picked up an advance copy from a friend and have it running on my first gen iPhone hw.  —  I bought this first gen iphone on the first day it came out.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
State of U.S. Broadband: Demand Hits Speed Bumps  —  A new report from Pew Internet shows that broadband growth in the U.S. has slowed down to a crawl, a sign that U.S. broadband carriers would have to work hard to find ways to grow their overall businesses.
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Report: US broadband market edging towards saturation
Discussion: Lockergnome
Christopher Spera / Gear Diary:
AT&T/iPhone US 3G Coverage  —  OK... before the RUSH and nasty lines start forming over the weekend for all of you early adopters, let's take a look at AT&T's TOTAL 3G coverage in the US... The blue areas below, show just where all of their 3G networks are up and running.  — Dark Orange = EDGE
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” :)).
 
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Apple iPhone Four Months Behind OS X in Patches
Discussion: Defense in Depth and Zero Day
Allan Leinwand / GigaOM:
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
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