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10:15 AM ET, August 9, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Perks Of Being The MySpace CEO Include, Apparently, Paris Hilton  —  Facebook may be the king of the Silicon Valley crowd, but Paris Hilton apparently prefers MySpace. 42 year old MySpace cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe has been dating 27 year old Paris Hilton for at least a few weeks, sources close to the company confirm.
Discussion: p2pnet, The Social, Celebuzz and Valleywag
John Markoff / New York Times:
Leaks in Patch for Web Security Hole  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with the discovery of a serious flaw in the Internet's workings, computer network administrators around the world have been rushing to fix their systems with a cobbled-together patch.  Now it appears that the patch has some gaping holes.
Discussion: Bleeding Edge and Slashdot
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Chris Maxcer / E-Commerce Times:
Where Are All the Dangerous DNS Exploits?  Nowhere and Everywhere … Dark Answers  —  “The vulnerability is that your DNS gets poisoned.  You can tell if your DNS is poisoned by looking at your cache [in a DNS server], but what you can't tell is if any user queried your data, got back bad data, and then acted on it.
tservice.net.ru:   Successfully poisoned the latest BIND with fully randomized ports!
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Agency sues to stop Defcon speakers from revealing gaping holes  —  Defcon A transit agency in New England has filed a federal lawsuit to stop three Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad students from publicly presenting research at Defcon demonstrating gaping security holes in two of the agency's electronic payment systems.
Discussion: TG Daily
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Home Renovation: What Tech Do I Need?  —  My wife and I bought a house a few months ago, and it needs some renovation work (read: holy crap, we're practically gutting the place, what the heck were we thinking???).  One aspect of said work is redoing the entire electrical system …
Discussion: broadstuff and Ryan Block
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How To Demo Your Startup  —  Jason Calacanis' most recent post to his email mailing list is particularly relevant to our audience.  He's spoken with 200 companies in ten minute increments as they give their pitch to be a part of the upcoming TechCrunch50 conference.
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple Reviews NetShare; Permanent Ban Likely  —  Nullriver's short-lived iPhone application NetShare, which turns your iPhone into a wireless modem for your laptop, might not be returning to the App Store after all.  —  Earlier in the week, Nullriver received a response from Apple saying …
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
My Holy Grail Of iPhone Apps Arrives: pTerm  —  Just this week I was posing the question of where are all the (no-jailbreak-required) ssh/terminal apps for the iPhone?  While not the best platform for such a tool (the keyboard would - and does, as you will see - eat up some serious real estate) …
Discussion: Russell Beattie's Weblog and TUAW
Richard Clayton / Light Blue Touchpaper:
An insecurity in OpenID, not many dead  —  Back in May it was realised that, thanks to an ill-advised change to some random number generation code, for over 18 months Debian systems had been generating crypto keys chosen from a set of 32,768 possibilities, rather than from billions and billions.
Discussion: DoxPara Research
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Wi-Fi's dead; antennas live on  —  City worries that taxpayers could get stuck with the bill for removal -  —  S omeday, perhaps, they'll be ashtrays, vases or the crowning touch of Conehead costumes at Halloween.  —  For now, though, the 600 cylindrical Wi-Fi antennas atop Portland streetlights …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Tech Company Goes Public but Its Shares Dive 20%  —  Rackspace Hosting, a San Antonio company that provides Web hosting to corporate clients, went public Friday, ending a six-month market drought in initial public offerings of shares in technology companies.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Bloglines: Now With Advertising  —  Today, Bloglines has unveiled a new skin for its public beta site and has announced that it will start displaying ads on its start page.  The new skin for the beta is is quite well done and definitely an improvement over the regular Bloglines interface, as well as the last version of the beta skin.
Discussion: Profy
Robert Buderi / Xconomy:
CA Reaffirms that Non-Competes are Non-Starters—Will MA and WA Listen?  —  Robert Buderi wrote:  —  Updated with additional comment, see below: The arguments have been piling up against non-compete agreements here in the Bay State (and they're not unknown in our sister city of Seattle, either).
Discussion: Techdirt and CNET News.com
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Amber Gillies / Linux.com:
Open source technology is hungry for new college grads
Discussion: Digg
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Facebook Security Advice: Never Ever Enter Your Passwords …
John Kelsey / Kelsey Group Blogs:
Old Online Services Never Die, They Just Fade Away
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Fingerprint Test Tells What a Person Has Touched
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel to release new midrange chips Monday
Cade Metz / The Register:
American ISP flashes phantom bandwidth cap
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Why Do PR Firms Send Unsolicited Embargoed Press Announcements?
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo makes its Google search advertising agreement public
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Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Moving closer to filling in the white spaces
Discussion: WebProNews and Ars Technica
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Airline Plans To Cancel All Flights Booked Through 3rd Party Websites
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Analyst: Ubuntu, community distros ready for the enterprise
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Defcon: Excuse me while I turn off your pacemaker
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net:
Updated: T-Mobile USA Will Ditch The Traditional Deck To Mirror Apple's App Store
Jon / p2pnet:
William Patry Copyright Blog returns!
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Over 100 bug fixes baked into Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update
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BlackBerry Thunder gets 9530 model designation on Verizon …
 

 
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