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4:10 PM ET, January 4, 2009

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BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Gone Phishing  —  Wikipedia defines phishing as “the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”  Tonight, we identified …
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro to go Unibody, sans removable battery (Silver-Zinc replacement?)  —  Our folks in Asia are at it again with some pretty startling news.  The 17-inch MacBook Pro is going Unibody, like the 13-inch and 15-inch models.  That, in itself isn't really that big of a deal; it was widely expected.
David Leppard / Times of London:
Police set to step up hacking of home PCs  —  THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people's personal computers without a warrant.  —  The move, which follows a decision by the European Union's council of ministers in Brussels …
Discussion: Boing Boing Gadgets and open
TechRadar.com:
Marissa Mayer on the future of Google  —  Interview: “It's really important to move beyond just keywords”  —  Pretty much every product that Google works on has to go through gatekeeper Marissa Mayer, who decides whether it's ready to be released or needs more work.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Eric Benderoff / Chicago Tribune:
WiMax edges closer to city  —  Network to deliver fast, wireless Internet may arrive later in year  —  The future of the Internet was supposed to arrive in Chicago by the end of 2008.  Instead, WiMax landed in Baltimore and is heading to Portland.  —  So when will the powerful, high-speed wireless network arrive here?
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:
Claim: Microsoft earned $1.5B from “Vista Capable” PCs  —  An expert estimates Microsoft earned more than $1.5 billion through the sale of PCs labeled as “Vista Capable,” according to a court document.  —  Microsoft allowed PC makers to label some XP-running PCs as “Vista Capable” …
PC World:
Samsung to Unveil 7mm Thick TV at CES (PC World)  — Samsung Electronics plans to unveil a flat-panel TV that's as thin as just 6.5-millimeters at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it said Sunday.  —  The TV set, few details of which were immediately available …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Boy Genius Report
Cara Buckley / New York Times:
Web Site Points the Way to Where Drinks Are on the House  —  Frank Leone does not just dislike Drambuie, the Scottish liqueur, he hates it.  Its sweetness and thickness remind him, he says, of “corn syrup straight from the jar.”  —  Yet there he was the other night at the Slipper Room …
Alexa Davis / ABCNEWS:
Friended by Mom and Dad on Facebook  —  Students Worry About Parental Snooping, Devise Ways to Protect Privacy  —  The Facebook group entitled “For the love of god — don't let parents join Facebook” has 5,819 high school and college-aged members who want to stop the growing number of parents …
Discussion: Jezebel, Profy, TechSpot and digg.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Power Twitter: Inline Media, Integrated Search And A Lot More  —  Version 1.0 of Power Twitter, an add-on for Firefox created by Narendra Rocherolle at 83 Degrees, was just released.  If you use Twitter and were excited about services like Tweetree, this is something you'll want to add immediately.
Discussion: /Message
Patrick Smith / paidContent:
Online Or Bust: Why 2009 May Be The Nail In Newspapers' Coffins  —  Optimistic newspaper proprietors like Sly Bailey and Tim Bowdler blame the business' current malaise (we've covered over 1,000 newspaper job losses since October alone) on an advertising downturn that's merely “cyclical”.
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Verbatim Unveils Quad-Interface Desktop Hard Drives  —  The latest products' multi-interface support simplifies file sharing for designers collaborating on projects from different systems.  —  Hardware manufacturer Verbatim Americas on Friday launched two external, quad-interface desktop hard-disk drives.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Engadget
 
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David Smith / Guardian:
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Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
14% of SSL certificates on the Internet potentially unsafe
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg.com
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Hustler Hires Media Protector to Chase Online Porn Pirates
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