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12:45 PM ET, August 27, 2008

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ASA Adjudications — Apple (UK) Ltd  —  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.
Jo Best / CNET News - Apple:   In U.K., iPhone ad banned over ‘all Internet’ claim
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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Mikecane / Mike Cane 2008:
Apple Forfeits eBooks By Banning A Comic Book!
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News - Apple:
Violent comic book doesn't meet Apple's standards
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.
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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.
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Who Hates Photobucket Investors Insight Venture Partners?  —  The WSJ's Peter Lattman spends several hundred words today exploring the behind-the-scenes story at Photobucket and Insight Venture Partners, the primary investor in the photo-sharing site prior to its 2007 sale to News Corp. The gist …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Photobucket's Sale To Fox: How VC Insiders Made Big Personal Returns
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: eWeek, CNET News.com and Techland
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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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 …
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
TiVo's Latest Content Push: ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Viewing Picks
Discussion: CNET News.com
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
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Aza Raskin / Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Ubiquity  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.
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.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
How To Walk, Talk & Charge Your Mobile Phone  —  Everyday activities — commuting to work, walking the dog, grocery shopping — could one day help keep your cell phone charged, thanks to an emerging technology that converts regular motion into power.  —  Boise, Idaho-based startup M2E Power announced …
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.
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 …
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
 
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Don't just buy the music, fans told - now you can invest in big names of the future
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Google Cuts Features Out of ‘Android’ OS
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The Google Alphabet, 2008 edition
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