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11:10 AM ET, August 27, 2008

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Number of complaints: 2  —  Media:  —  Sector:  —  Computers and telecommunications  —  Agency:  —  TBWA London  —  Ad  —  A TV ad, for the iPhone, showed the phone in someone's hand and a finger switching it on to reveal the menu page.  The finger touched the weather icon showing …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple bans a comic book, firestorm ensues  —  Murderdrome is not Ulysses, Lolita or Lady Chatterley's Lover.  It's a dark, bloody comic strip marked by the type of over-the-top violence that has made its genre so popular among young readers with a lot of pent-up rage.
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Aza Raskin / Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Ubiquity  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.  —  It Doesn't Have to be This Way  —  You're writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to.  You'd like to include a map.
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Mozilla Ubiquity, Microsoft IE8, and the fracturing of Web pages  —  Mozilla on Tuesday released a public prototype of Ubiquity, a curious command-based interface to locating information on the Web and creating compilations of information from various sources.  See: Mozilla offers do-it-yourself mashups for all.
Discussion: Ars Technica and ben barren
Aza Raskin / Aza's Thoughts:
Ubiquity In Depth  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.
Discussion: 43 Folders
Peter Lattman / Wall Street Journal:
A Photobucket Bonanza, for Insiders  —  A Web-Site Bet Was Lucrative For Venture Firm, but Not Its Investors  —  When the photo-sharing Web site Photobucket.com was acquired last year for about $300 million, executives at New York-based venture-capital firm Insight Venture Partners made a small fortune.
Discussion: PE Hub Blog and Valleywag
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Photobucket's Sale To Fox: How VC Insiders Made Big Personal Returns
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Who Hates Photobucket Investors Insight Venture Partners?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Huge iPhone Security Flaw Puts All Private Information at Risk  —  There's a huge security problem in the latest iPhone 2.0.2: if you have your JesusPhone password protected, using a very simple trick gives anyone full access to your cellphone private information in Mail, SMS, Contacts, and even Safari.
Discussion: TUAW and iPhone Buzz
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Bill Ray / The Register:
iPhone passwords not worth the paper they're written on
Discussion: Zero Day
Chase Jarvis Blog:
Chase Jarvis RAW: Advance Testing the Nikon D90  —  Woot!  Today I get to be among the very first to share with you the planet's newest camera: the much-anticipated Nikon D90.  You may have been attuned to all the recent leaks, buzz and rumors of a new Nikon camera coming soon, but I can assure you, this here ain't no rumor.
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Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire PostPath  —  PostPath's Email and Calendaring Software to Enhance Cisco's WebEx Collaboration Platform  —  Building upon its commitment to provide a comprehensive collaboration portfolio, Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately held PostPath …
Discussion: GigaOM and Tech Trader Daily
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Cisco Bought Mail Startup PostPath for $215 Million
Discussion: Techland
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
TiVo's Latest Content Push: ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Viewing Picks  —  In the battle to keep viewers from migrating to cable DVRs, TiVo (NSDQ: TIVO) has been adding a series of partnerships and features to separate itself from the pack.  The latest: Time Inc.'s Entertainment Weekly …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Entertainment Weekly / Wall Street Journal:
TiVo Enters Partnership to Expand Reach
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Reuters and MediaFile
BBC:
Computer viruses make it to orbit  —  A computer virus is alive and well on the International Space Station (ISS).  —  Nasa has confirmed that laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected with a virus known as Gammima.AG.  —  The worm was first detected on earth in August 2007 and lurks …
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Revealed: The Internet's Biggest Security Hole  —  Two security researchers have demonstrated a new technique to stealthily intercept internet traffic on a scale previously presumed to be unavailable to anyone outside of intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency.
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft dishes dirt on IE8 ‘pr0n mode’  —  Microsoft has outlined the new privacy tools available in its forthcoming browser Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).  —  Earlier this week the company's program manager Andy Zeigler confirmed rumours from last week that Microsoft would include …
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Gregg Keizer / IDG News Service:
Microsoft Adds Privacy Tools to Internet Explorer 8
Discussion: Open Source and WebProNews
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
lonelygirl15's Second Incarnation: The Resistance  —  There may never be another lonelygirl15, especially given its origin as a hoax and as one of the first experiments in what episodic web content could be.  But now that it's finally over, more than 500 episodes later …
Discussion: The Social and Mashable!
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EQAL Shares Details On LonelyGirl15 Followup
Discussion: Webmetricsguru and Beet.TV
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
RIAA nears win (by default) in Atlantic vs. Howell  —  So much for that one.  A federal judge in Arizona has all but dispensed with an intriguing legal battle between the Recording Industry Assn. of America and an accused music infringer, ruling that the defendant acted in bad faith by destroying evidence …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA wins P2P case after defendant reformats hard drive
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Qik gets investment from Marc Andreessen  —  Qik is one of a handful of mobile video broadcasting services battling to become the biggest name in that very new.  Qik received a boost this week with sector with the announcement that Ning founder and web veteran Marc Andreessen is investing in the company …
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Don't just buy the music, fans told - now you can invest in big names of the future  —  Primal Scream.  Music executives behind the band are supporting a scheme for fans to invest in new acts.  —  It may not be the most obvious investment choice in these turbulent economic times.
Discussion: The Open Road and paidContent
 
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Resellers Getting Signals for a Wide Range of Apple Updates?
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Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Amazon Beefs Up Kindle Franchise
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Business suddenly discovers the Mac
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Google Cuts Features Out of ‘Android’ OS
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The Google Alphabet, 2008 edition
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Google Gears (Beta) [Finally] Comes To Safari
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Movie Labels To Launch New “Open Market” …
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