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9:15 PM ET, December 7, 2008


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British ISPs restrict access to Wikipedia amid child pornography allegations  —  From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!  —  Wikinews has learned that at least six of the United Kingdom's main Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have implemented monitoring and filtering mechanisms …
Cade Metz / The Register:
Brit ISPs censor Wikipedia over ‘child porn’ album cover  —  Virgin Killer births mass edit ban  —  Six British ISPs are filtering access to Wikipedia after the site was added to an Internet Watch Foundation child pornography blacklist, according to Wikipedia administrators.
Nick Mathiason / Guardian:
Technology start-ups to be given £1bn fund  —  The government plans to launch a £1bn emergency venture capital fund in a bid to throw a lifeline to technology start-up firms.  —  The fund has won the backing of the new science and innovation minister Lord Drayson.
Discussion: broadstuff, VC Cafe, metarand and Altgate
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Google Blocks World's Largest Porn Torrent Tracker  —  Visitors to the world's largest adult BitTorrent tracker were met with a surprise this morning.  According to Google and Firefox, users accessing are exposed to four trojan horses and three exploits.
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Analysis: more than 16 cores may well be pointless  —  One of the ongoing themes of my microprocessor coverage over the past few years has been the relationship between on-chip execution bandwidth and the “memory wall.”  So I was intrigued to learn of new research from Sandia National Labs …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Interview With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Products, Funding, Competition  —  I recently had a chance to sit down and have a one-on-one chat with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  There was lots to talk about, and he answered questions about, among other things, Facebook products, privacy issues …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Peggy Noonan, Lesley Stahl and Friends Raise More Money: Gets Another $1.5 Million  —  The purse strings haven't completely closed for startups looking to raise money — even niche Websites that hope to stay afloat by selling advertising., a site launched earlier …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Friend Connect vs. Facebook Connect: Google's Fear of Facebook will be their Undoing  —  A few days ago, the top news story on Techmeme was the fact that Google launched Google Friend Connect and Facebook announced the final version of Facebook Connect within minutes of each other.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Roadmap of future Intel Netbook chips surfaces  —  An Intel Netbook processor roadmap has emerged showing technology that extends to the 32-nanometer generation of silicon.  —  One recent take on Intel's handheld and Netbook roadmap shows a chip platform code-named Medfield …
Discussion: Inquirer
Nicole Maestri / Reuters: offers “thousands” of Wiis from Monday  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd's Wii has emerged as one of the few hot products this holiday season, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc will offer “tens of thousands” of the hard-to-get video game consoles on its website starting on Monday.
Discussion: I4U News and videogaming247
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Apple's iPhone App Store gaining traction, sees more than 2 million downloads per day!  —  The iPhone software distribution model, is burning up the intertubes with more than 2 million application downloads every day.  According to a recent analysis by CNBC's Jim Goldman …
Discussion: TUAW and Unwired View
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Economy, opportunity seen leading to $599 Apple netbook  —  Faced with the perfect storm of a bleak market and a boom in ultra-budget portables, Apple is believed by some to be readying its own take on the netbook for the first half of 2009.  —  Analyst Ezra Gottheil from Technology Business Research …
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