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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
DON'T LOOK NOW, BUT IT'S HAPPENING  —  From my book, written a year or so ago:  —  As we move our data to the servers at,,  —, and, we are making an implicit bargain, one  —  that the public at large is either entirely content with, or, more likely,
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Bush Administration Demands Search Data; Google Says No, Others Comply  —  Via John Battelle and Google Morning Silicon Valley, Feds want Google search records from the San Jose Mercury News covers the Bush administration demanding last year that Google and other search engines turn …
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
What if we promise not to show the records to Karl Rove?  —  If you don't regularly anonymize your Google cookie and purge your personalized search history, now might be a good time to start (then again, in this day and age, why bother?).  The Department of Justice on Wednesday asked …
Shelleyp / Burningbird:
That old copyright song  —  My cable connection started working without problems yesterday, just in time for me to attempt to connect using DSL later today.  I've also been attempting to take photos of the bald eagles wintering in our area, but have run into interesting complications, which I'll write about later.
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog:
The battle over bundling: Top Ten Sources and more  —  Executive Director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society John Palfrey has a post today about whether the way his independent venture, Ten Top Sources, sources and then publishes content from blogger's RSS feeds is a) legal and b) appropriate.
Coldcoffee / cold coffee in a spent cup:   Stealing content through RSS
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
'Bubble' hits theaters, TV, DVD on same day  —  LOS ANGELES — If you live in New Jersey, Virginia or Nevada and want to see the new Steven Soderbergh film Bubble in a theater, pack your bags.  It won't be showing in those or more than a dozen other states.
Discussion: Techdirt and ben barren
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:   What Business are theaters in ?  —  With the release of Bubble …
Glenn Fleishman / New York Times:
Advocates of Wi-Fi in Cities Learn Art of Politics  —  SEATTLE, Jan. 18 - The idea of building citywide wireless networks from the community level was suspiciously simple back in 2000, although the plans sounded like the work of underground revolutionaries.  "All of us were very idealistic …
Tony Long / Wired News:
How to Squelch Your Inner Jackass  —  Waiting in line recently at my local coffeehouse — an establishment as renowned for its leisurely service as for its place in San Francisco history — I was blown away by the absolute arrogance of a young woman standing two or three places ahead of me.
Thought Epiphany / PLAYBOMB >
Buttonless DS and Nintendo Floorvision?  —  The Official Japanese Nintendo website is linking to a quite mysterious website known as  The site features pictures of a building with what seems to be interactive properties such as a virtual floor.
Discussion: DS Fanboy
Ellie Gibson /
Police fight crime with games  —  Police in Edinburgh have found a new way of keeping naughty kids off the streets, out of trouble and in the library - but they're not going there to read boring old books, obviously.  —  According to the Daily Record, a new scheme was recently launched …
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Some Students Use Net To Hire Experts to Do Their School Work  —  That a student who freely admits to a fondness for night life is also behind in his studies won't come as a surprise.  And it certainly isn't news that students have been partying their way to bad grades since As and Fs were invented.
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Consumer groups push for net neutrality rules  —  Organizations react to telcos plans to slow access to some content  —  Three consumer groups repeated their calls for a U.S. law to prevent broadband providers from blocking or slowing customer access to some Internet content by saying the public wants government protection.

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