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11:40 AM ET, August 27, 2008

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asa.org.uk:
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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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, The Apple Core and iPhone Buzz
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Bill Ray / The Register:
iPhone passwords not worth the paper they're written on
Discussion: Zero Day
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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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Who Hates Photobucket Investors Insight Venture Partners?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Photobucket's Sale To Fox: How VC Insiders Made Big Personal Returns
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
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:
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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Cisco Bought Mail Startup PostPath for $215 Million  —  In order to fight its ongoing battle against Microsoft & Google on the whole issue of “collaboration”, Cisco today added yet another weapon to its arsenal.  —  The San Jose-based company today announced that is buying PostPath …
Discussion: Techland
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 …
Entertainment Weekly / Wall Street Journal:
TiVo Enters Partnership to Expand Reach  —  Deal Will Allow Users To Record Shows Picked  —  TiVo Inc. hopes to make it easier for consumers to record top television shows by taping recommendations from Entertainment Weekly magazine.  —  The Silicon Valley company on Wednesday plans …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Reuters and MediaFile
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
TiVo's Latest Content Push: ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Viewing Picks
Discussion: CNET News.com
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
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Ask Relaunches AskKids.com with Updated Design, Cool Drawing Feature  —  As a new homeschooling parent, finding online learning resources that are safe, well-designed, and fun for my kids is important - but inexplicably difficult.  That's why I was thrilled to learn about Ask.com's expansion and redesign of AskKids.com.
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 …
Discussion: Beet.TV and Valleywag
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
 
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Amazon Beefs Up Kindle Franchise
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Business suddenly discovers the Mac
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Google Cuts Features Out of ‘Android’ OS
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The Google Alphabet, 2008 edition
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lonelygirl15's Second Incarnation: The Resistance
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