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6:15 AM ET, December 15, 2010

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Hari Nidumolu / Gmail Blog:
Email delegation: Granting access to your Gmail account  —  I use two Gmail accounts: one is my personal account and the other I share with my family (we use it to subscribe to groups like my children's classroom mailing list).  Checking these two different accounts used to mean I had to sign out and back in to Gmail all the time.
Google Mobile Blog:
Voice Search gets personal  —  When we launched Voice Search more than two years ago, we wanted it to “just work” right out of the box, without an initial setup process.  And so, we built speech models broad enough to accommodate a wide variety of people, regardless of gender, age, and accents …
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Three Hackers Arrested in Wake of DDOS Attacks  —  One of the more cringe-worthy stories to come out of the Wikileaks-Anonymous-DDOS plotline in the last few weeks is the lack of security practiced by just about everyone involved.  Authorities found the name of a designer named Alex Tapanaris embedded …
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Telegraph:
WikiLeaks: Julian Assange bail hearing makes legal history with Twitter ruling  —  The district judge hearing the bail application from Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, made an unusual form of legal history allowing live updates to be sent from his court on the website Twitter.  —  14 Dec 2010
Bankston / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Breaking News on EFF Victory: Appeals Court Holds that Email Privacy Protected by Fourth Amendment  —  In a landmark decision issued today in the criminal appeal of U.S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize …
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Facebook Tops Glassdoor's List of Places to Work  —  Engineers aren't just flocking to Facebook for a potential blockbuster IPO payout — apparently the social network is also a great place to work.  Glassdoor.com announced that Facebook is debuting at the top of its third-annual list …
Discussion: Bits, Reuters, NetworkEffect and TechCrunch
Marcus Foster / Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice app now supports iPad & iPod Touch  —  Since we launched Google Voice for iPhone a few weeks ago, we've been hard at work to add a few improvements that didn't make it into the first release.  —  At the top of the list was adding support for iPod Touch and iPad.
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Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Voice Now “Works” On iPad And iPod Touch — But You Can't Make VoIP Calls
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Launches Online Form to Buy Ads, Trending Topics & More  —  The business end of Twitter has revamped its website tonight and it now includes a form that companies can use to express interest in purchasing Promoted Accounts, Promoted Tweets or Promoted Trends.
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Brodie Beta / The Next Web:
Twitter Launches Revamped Guide For Businesses
Manu Sharma / The LinkedIn Blog:
Did you use one of these 10 most overused buzzwords in your LinkedIn profile this year?  —  Wonder what really makes people cringe when they look at your LinkedIn Profile?  It's those clichéd words and phrases.  You know what they are — those ambiguous ones that really don't tell you anything.
Peter-Paul Koch / A List Apart:
Smartphone Browser Landscape  —  Users expect websites to work on their mobile phones.  In two to three years, mobile support will become standard for any site.  Web developers must add mobile web development to their skill set or risk losing clients.  —  How do you make websites mobile compatible?
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Apple Launches First IAd for IPad, for Disney's ‘Tron Legacy’  —  Initial IAd for Apple's Tablet Is a Preview of What's Coming Next Year  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The first iAd for iPad will launch this afternoon for the upcoming Disney blockbuster “Tron Legacy.”
Sam Varghese / iTWire Latest Headlines:
Developer claims FBI implemented backdoors in OpenBSD  —  The US Federal Bureau of Investigation implemented a number of backdoors in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD, according to a former developer of the operating system.  —  Gregory Perry wrote to OpenBSD project chief Theo de Raadt …
MSDN Blogs:
Transport for London Moves to Windows Azure  —  Today we have some great news to announce as Transport for London (TfL) has taken to the cloud by moving their Developers Area and new Trackernet data feed to the Windows Azure platform.  This forms the first major step forward as part …
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
Gawker Password Mess Spreads to World of Warcraft, and Apparently to Yahoo  —  The residual effects of the weekend hacking attack on Gawker have now spread to Yahoo and World of Warcraft players.  —  Yahoo spokeswoman Dana Lengkeek just emailed a statement saying that some Yahoo users were required to reset their passwords.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Reduces Staff By 4 Percent; Hands Out Pink Slips To Over 500 Employees  —  After weeks of no official response from Yahoo on the rumored layoffs taking place this week, a spokesperson for Yahoo has finally confirmed that Yahoo is issuing pink slips to employees today.  Here's the response:
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
U.K. Mobile Phone Operator to Offer Unlimited Internet Access  —  BERLIN — A British mobile phone operator said Tuesday that it would offer unlimited mobile Internet access, bucking the industry trend of charging based on the amount of data consumed.  —  Analysts were divided over whether …
Electronista:
Rogers first to bring back post-sale iPhone unlocking  —  Canadian carrier Rogers and its sub-brand Fido have brought back a system that would let customers more officially unlock iPhones after the sale, a possible leak of its strategy has uncovered.  As part of a broader move …
Discussion: Technologizer
Jodiolson / Twitter Blog:
Hindsight2010: The Year's Most Retweeted Tweets  —  In this edition of #Hindsight2010, we reveal the 10 Most Retweeted Tweets of the year.  —  American TV personality Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) tops the list with a wry Tweet about the Gulf Oil Spill, the year's biggest Trend on Twitter.
USA Today:
Army sees smartphones as important for soldiers  —  FORT GORDON, Ga. — The Army wants to issue every soldier an iPhone or Android cellphone — it could be a soldier's choice.  —  And to top it off, the Army wants to pay your monthly phone bill.  —  To most soldiers, it sounds almost …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
A Snapshot of the Public BitTorrent Landscape  —  In a few months BitTorrent will celebrate its tenth anniversary, and in these years it has become the preferred technology to share files online.  Today we document a piece of BitTorrent history with one of the most elaborate overviews …
Amanda Camp / Gmail Blog:
Restore your contacts  —  There are many times in life when a do-over can come in handy.  Perhaps you clicked “Send” on an email that was better left unsaid, or “Delete” on a contact before realizing you still needed it.  Just like Gmail lets you unsend a message, you can now have a second chance with your contacts too.
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Oodle Widens Its Social Reach On Facebook Marketplace
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Big In China, Tencent Debuts International Version Of Its Popular IM Client, QQi
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Tech firms set up shop at Google Ventures' Startup Lab
Susie Pan / DigiTimes:
Toshiba denies rumor Apple will invest in mobile display subsidiary
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter's U.S. Growth Is Stalling
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Yahoo search hacked? …
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Brad Sams / Neowin.net:
DeviantART database compromised, email addresses leaked
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