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Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
Microsoft takes down Chinese blogger  —  Microsoft's MSN Spaces continues to censor its Chinese language blogs, and has become more aggressive and thorough at censorship since I first checked out MSN's censorship system last summer.  On New Years Eve, MSN Spaces took down the popular blog written by Zhao Jing, aka Michael Anti.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Microsoft takes down Chinese blogger (my opinions on that)  —  OK, this one is depressing to me.  It's one thing to pull a list of words out of blogs using an algorithm.  It's another thing to become an agent of a government and censor an entire blogger's work.  Yes, I know the consequences.
Stepto / Welcome to the Microsoft Security …:
Updated Advisory: WMF Vulnerability  —  Hi folks- Kevin Kean here again.  We here in the MSRC have been hard at work on this WMF vulnerability and so I wanted to provide you all with an update on the situation.  —  When the MSRC learned of the attacks on December 27, 2005 …
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Should Scoble Leave Microsoft?  —  David Tebbutt over at Teblog speculates that Scoble may have outlived his usefulness to Microsoft and so they are allowing him to wander around meeting people, setting up his er... Blogger Dinners and building up a powerful personal brand.
David Tebbutt / Teblog:
Corporate blogging: stifling the individual
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:   Have I outlived my usefulness?  —  Heheh, Shel Israel …
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Vongo movie service waits on Apple for Mac support  —  Starz' new digital video subscription and download service Vongo could be Mac-compatible, a Vongo executive told Macworld, presuming Apple has a change of heart in its digital rights management philosophy.
Discussion: Things That, Mac Rumors and TechSpot
iBook and PowerBook Reliability  —  Introduction  —  We thank MacInTouch readers who participated in our recent laptop survey.  More than 10,000 laptops were logged, along with many thousands of comments.  —  Survey Design  —  Our survey spanned every laptop capable of running Mac OS X …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AllPeers Is The FireFox "Killer App"  —  I've had a chance to talk to AllPeers founders Cedric Maloux and Matthew Gertner.  This company is set to take the world by storm.  In my opinon this single firefox extension will massively increase the attractiveness of that already popular browser …
Motorola Rocks the House...and the Car...and the Mobile Phone...Rolls Out iRadio® Service  —  Award-winning service incorporates portability, acquisition and discovery of music, debuts with 435 commercial-free channels  —  LAS VEGAS - 3 Jan 2006 - Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT) …
Red Herring:
Moto Blasts iRadio
Niveus Media Announces Patent-Pending Network Virtualization Technology for the Niveus Disc Changer  —  Starting in early 2006, customers of the Niveus Disc Changer will be able to access "My DVDs" from any media center zone on the home network  —  Las Vegas, 3 January 2006 - Niveus Media …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Security Hole Claimed for BlackBerrys  —  New research released over the weekend indicated that BlackBerrys — the ubiquitous handheld devices favored by on-the-go types — are vulnerable to a security hole that could let attackers break in to the gadgets by convincing users to open a specially crafted image file attached to an e-mail.
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Digital TV Reaches A Tipping Point, Analog's Now The Minority  —  NEARLY HALF OF ALL CABLE TV subscribers are now digital, according to results of a poll of consumer technology released by the AP and market researcher Ipsos on the eve of the consumer electronics industry's annual CES show in Las Vegas.
Andy Hagans / Search Engine Journal:
5 Tips to Make it in the SEO Community  —  5 Tips to Make it in the SEO Community  —  So, kiddie, youd like to make it as an SEO rock star?  You want to speak at Search Engine Strategies and get quoted by the Wall Street Journal?  All you have to do is become a true SEO expert, right?
Discussion: Stuntdubl and SEOmoz
Business Week:
The Patent Epidemic  —  It's wasting companies' money and slowing the development of new products … The order was potentially a big one for KSR International Co. General Motors Corp. (GM ) wanted the Canadian auto parts maker to supply gas pedals for its 2003 Chevrolet and GMC light trucks and sport-utility vehicles.
Discussion: Techdirt
Noahmax / Defense Tech:
AIR FORCE WANTS SPACE WAR GAME  —  Blasting pixilated space ships can be mighty fun, as anyone who's ever played Galaga can tell you.  The Air Force thinks it can put all that joystick time to good use, too — by using games to help airmen prepare for real-life outer space combat.
The Google Cube & GooOS  —  ...or why Google is buying black fibre.  —  Larry Page, co-founder and president of products at Google, is holding the last keynote on the International CES in Las Vegas this Friday (Jan 6th, 4 pm local time) - and this keynote might just be one of the most interesting product unveilings ever.

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