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EFF: Breaking News:
Google Copies Your Hard Drive - Government Smiles in Anticipation  —  Consumers Should Not Use New Google Desktop  —  San Francisco - Google today announced a new "feature" of its Google Desktop software that greatly increases the risk to consumer privacy.
Better Living Through Software:
All Your Information Are Belong to Google
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Discussion: Between Lawyers and Squash
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
New from Google Labs: Google Information Security Catastrophe
Elinor Mills / CNET
Nicol to 'bring out the soul' of MSN  —  John Nicol was on sabbatical with his teenage daughter delivering computers to schools in Uganda last September when he got a phone call from a top honcho at MSN asking him to be general manager of Microsoft's portal.
Discussion: LiveSide
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
MSN won't rebrand itself  —  Though the new head of Microsoft's (Profile, Products, Articles) MSN division has been calling the company's MSN portal "MSN Media Network" internally, Microsoft has no formal plans to rebrand the site, a Microsoft spokeswoman said Thursday.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
HBO wants its programming to be off-limits for DVRs  —  Although the courts shot down the FCC's attempt to enforce the broadcast flag, the networks are moving full steam ahead on getting the flag written into law one way or another.  So far, one bill has been introduced that would plug the so-called …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:   HBO Petitions FCC To Prevent DVR Recording
Vent  —  The Real Reason why Tech Media Snub Fooky  —  I told you before how I felt Techcrunch was snubbing  But Techcrunch is as insignificant as a small fry sitting at the bottom of the McDonald's bag in the big scheme of things. was being snubbed by a lot of media outfits.
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Oracle's Open-Source Shopping Spree  —  The database giant is in talks to purchase at least three software companies that would help it shift customers to a subscriber-based model  —  The open-source community may be in for a jolt.  Oracle (ORCL) is plotting what could be the biggest endorsement yet …
The weblog:
The New Gatekeepers  —  A recent article in the Wall Street Journal claims that there is a level of conflict of interest for bloggers who have advised FON and are writing about it.  While the Journal's story, in itself, is probably more of a tempest in a tea cup, I do believe that it raises …
Darin / Surfin' Safari:
Thank You from Apple!  —  Back in June 2005, we started the WebKit Open Source Project.  —  Since then, lots of people have gotten involved in the project.  Those of us at Apple are grateful for all the work they've done and how it will help us with future releases of Safari and WebKit.
David Intersimone / Sip from the Firehose:
Borland plans separate company for Delphi, JBuilder, C++Builder, InterBase, JDataStore and other developer products...  To our loyal developer community:  —  Today, Wednesday February 8, 2006 at 1am Pacific Time, Borland announced plans to seek a buyer for our IDE product lines that include Delphi …
WhoopJack / ipBS:
How to get your missed TV shows with Azureus and Bittorrent  —  I'll start by saying that I am a paying cable subscriber.  Often times there are multiple shows on at the same time that I would like to watch and I wanted a way to be able to watch those other shows.
TDavid / Things That:
Incentives won't make Yahoo or MSN #1 search  —  On the heels of saying they were not going to focus on being #1 search and then taking that back, Yahoo is now flirting around with an incentive plan for users who switch to their search.  What a cliche this "incentives to do XYZ thing" is and for them it's a sign of desperation to me.
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
Korea Develops Running Robot  —  South Korea has developed a robot that is capable of running.  The feat is the second in the world after Japan and was accomplished by a local venture start-up working on a small budget.  —  Robotis Thursday took the wraps off the network-based humanoid …
Discussion: Engadget and THE RAW FEED
Business Week:
Can Sony's Kutaragi Score Big?  —  Once pegged as CEO material, the outspoken exec was bounced back to the games unit.  Now his fortunes are tied to PlayStation 3  —  Things have been unusually quiet for Ken Kutaragi lately.  This time last year, the genius behind Sony's (SNE) …
Dean Takahashi / A+E Interactive:
Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Amie Paints Strategy For Developers At Dice Summit  —  Nintendo's top marketer, Reggie Fils-Amie, opened the Dice Summit in Las Vegas (ok, Henderson, Nevada), with a talk on Nintendo's approach to expanding the market for video games.  He noted that portables saved the holiday sales in 2005.
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
EU Commission Denies Microsoft Deadline Extension  —  BRUSSELS— Microsoft lost a bid on Wednesday for a second delay in responding to charges it failed to comply with European antitrust remedies, moving it one step closer to a fine of up to 2 million euros ($2.4 million) daily.
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Halo 2 on PC?  With Vista, Yes  —  Major Nelson confirmed our hunch (and the BBC's taken-down, put-back-up-again report) that Halo 2 is headed to the PC to run on Vista's architecture.  The press release from Microsoft via Major Nelson is after the jump.  —  Halo 2 Coming to Vista [Major Nelson]

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