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11:50 AM ET, January 24, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jason Calacanis Punches Comscore In The Face.  Comscore Punches Back.  Fred Wilson Drags Us Into It.  $SCOR  —  Jason Calacanis, our partner over the years on the TechCrunch50 conference, wrote quite a rant yesterday about analytics company Comscore.  His argument: that Comscore …
Discussion: comScore Voices
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why We Should Boycott ComScore (and *perhaps* why traders should short their stock)  —  From my email newsletter today.... if you want these first, sign up for it!  —  Forwarded message —  From: Jason Calacanis
Discussion: GigaOM
Bruce Schneier / CNN:
U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google  —  Editor's note: Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and author of “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.”  Read more of his writing at www.schneier.com.  —  (CNN) — Google made headlines when it went public …
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Inside the multitouch FingerWorks tech in Apple's tablet  —  The hyped anticipation surrounding the Apple Event later this week is looking for clues as to exactly what the company might deliver.  One element of the anticipated new tablet's software side is related to Apple's 2005 acquisition …
Chris / cdixon.org:
How to disrupt Wall Street  —  Sarah Lacy has a very interesting post on TechCrunch where she conjectures that the internet is finally starting to disrupt Wall Street.  I'd love nothing more than to see Wall Street get nailed by the internet the way, say, publishing and advertising have.
Scott Patterson / Wall Street Journal:
The Minds Behind the Meltdown  —  How a swashbuckling breed of mathematicians and computer scientists nearly destroyed Wall Street  —  On Thursday, President Barack Obama proposed new rules to curb a number of Wall Street's risky—and highly profitable—trading activities.
Robert Andrews / mocoNews:
Tap's Revenge: Profiting From Pirates; Shazam Booming, Too  —  iPhone app piracy may have cost Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) an estimated $450 million (really?)  - but mobile pirates may also provide app developers with a rich new income stream, according to a fascinating insight from the stage at the Midem music conference in Cannes...
Discussion: Music Ally
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X 10.7 Appearing in Web Logs, Dev Release at WWDC?  —  As we reported earlier, it's no surprise that Apple is actively working on Mac OS X 10.7.  Bug reports from the early builds were spotted in November and as early as December Mac OS X 10.7 signatures appeared in web logs from Apple-owned IP addresses.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla revs up Firefox 3.6 speed by 15%  —  Boosts new browser's JavaScript speed over predecessor, but still can't match Safari or Chrome  —  Computerworld - Mozilla's new Firefox 3.6 is about 15% faster than its predecessor, Firefox 3.5, but still is a slowpoke compared to the current speed demons …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@Midem: Labels Go Cold On Free Music Services; A Challenge To Spotify?  —  Spotify has over 250,000 paying subscribers, SVP Paul Brown confirmed on stage at Midem, as streaming services fall over themselves to downplay free in favour of premium.  —  Pre-conference chatter had it that U.S. labels …
Discussion: The Next Web and Music Ally
Jeff Israely / Time:
Berlusconi vs. Google: Italy to Regulate Online Videos?  —  Berlusconi wants people who regularly upload video to the Web to apply for a government license  —  Hot on the heels of the Google vs. China censorship dispute, a new front in the showdown between state power and Internet freedom is opening in Italy.
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95% of email is spam  —  The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) released its new spam report which looks at spam budgets, impact of spam and spam management.  —  The survey targeted email service providers of different types and sizes, and received replies from 100 respondents …
 
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Eric / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Facebook User Agreement Upheld in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit …
David Chartier / Switchers' Blog:
A 1Password alpha for Chromium is here
Discussion: Download Squad
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Why AAPL dropped 10.32 points Friday
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
O'Reilly drops ebook DRM, sees 104% increase in sales
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft cites Apple Macs as a defense in Xbox antitrust case
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 Earlier Items: 
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
‘Public’ Consultation Over ACTA In Mexico Almost Required NDAs …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Gives Harman His Name Back, Apologizes
Discussion: Erictric and Open Gardens, Thanks:mrinaldesai