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5:20 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 …
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.
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
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
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  —  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.
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
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
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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.”
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
ZDNet:
Google employees' details stolen in burglary
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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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
JR Raphael / E-Commerce Times:
Pew Study Shows Sizable Chunk of US Still Not Online
Discussion: TG Daily
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 …
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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Brad Stone / Bits:
What Is Facebook Worth? (Part 37)
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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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.
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!
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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.
 
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Allan Leinwand / GigaOM:
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Where To Find Women Online: Watching ABC.com
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Scientists Getting Closer to Cloaking Technologies
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