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6:05 PM ET, August 9, 2008


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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Tape Delay by NBC Faces End Run by Online Fans  —  NBC, which owns the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in the United States, spent most of Friday trying to keep it that way.  —  NBC's decision to delay broadcasting the opening ceremonies by 12 hours sent people across the country …
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Judge orders halt to Defcon speech on subway card hacking  —  LAS VEGAS — A federal judge on Saturday granted the state of Massachusetts' request for an injunction preventing three MIT students from giving a presentation about hacking smartcards used in the Boston subway system.
Discussion: The Register and TG Daily
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.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
T-Mobile's Big Idea: An iPhone-Like App Store For Every Phone  —  Like all wireless carriers, T-Mobile needs its subscribers to start doing more with their phones than just making phone calls and sending text messages.  So, perhaps inspired by the early success of Apple's iPhone App Store …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Windows broken ... I'm surprised it took this long  —  So, in a stroke, two security researchers (Mark Dowd of IBM and Alexander Sotirov or VMware) at Black Hat have set browser security back 10 years and rendered Vista's security have been rendered useless (PDF of paper here).
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.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Surfing Google may be harmful to your security  —  Defcon A well-known researcher specializing in website security has strongly criticized safety on Google, arguing the world's biggest search engine needlessly puts its millions of users at risk.  —  “Google is and will be and always has been vulnerable …
Rob Walker / New York Times:
AntiPod  —  The Zune  —  When the Microsoft Zune digital music player first appeared, it was the latest in a long line of gizmos to which the phrase “iPod killer” was hopefully attached.  And let's be clear about something: This column makes absolutely no suggestion that there is any credible evidence that this is happening.
Discussion: Podcasting News
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Japan's super-advanced mobile web: Too unique to serve as a global blueprint?  —  Over one billion cell phones have been sold worldwide in the last year, but in the US or Europe, the mobile Internet is still catching on relatively slowly.  There even was a heated debate in the blogosphere …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone: Trouble in the App Store  —  It's been a confusing week for both sellers and buyers at the App Store — the venue for third party software that is the best thing to happen to the iPhone (except maybe the price cuts) since it arrived more than a year ago.
Amber Gillies /
Open source technology is hungry for new college grads  —  Many college graduates are finding it difficult to enter the information technology world with little or no work experience.  There is no such thing as an entry-level position anymore, and more and more graduates are finding themselves in a catch-22 situation because of this.
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Jon / p2pnet:
Could ‘legal free’ displace ‘illegal free’?  —  p2pnet news view |  Music:- It's time for Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG to, “stop swimming against the tide of what people want,” says BigChampagne CEO Eric Garland.  —  His comments come in In Rainbows, on Torrents …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Picking Steve Jobs' Next Moves: iPods, MacBooks Yes, Tablet Maybe …
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Discussion: and Digg
Kevin Michaluk / blogs:
More BlackBerry Javelin Hardware Sweetness!
An Illustrated Guide to the Kaminsky DNS Vulnerability
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo And Google Now Let You Opt Out Of Ads (Because It's Better …
Discussion: The Open Road
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CNN Fake News Update Spam: Morphs and Massiveness
Discussion: Computerworld
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Maxcer / E-Commerce Times:
Where Are All the Dangerous DNS Exploits? Nowhere and Everywhere
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
Richard Clayton / Light Blue Touchpaper:
An insecurity in OpenID, not many dead
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Wi-Fi's dead; antennas live on
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Tech Company Goes Public but Its Shares Dive 20%

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