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Declan McCullagh / CNET
Nude photo site wins injunction against Google  —  update A federal judge has ruled that portions of Google's popular image search feature, which displays small thumbnail versions of images found on other Web sites, likely violate U.S. copyright law.  —  U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz ruled Friday …
Discussion: Techdirt
Susan Kuchinskas /
Google and A9 May Stop Showing Perfect 10s  —  Adult publisher Perfect 10 won a partial victory in its efforts to stop search engines' display of its photos in image search results.  —  Today, Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California said Perfect 10 …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Safari vulnerability worth taking note of  —  Yesterday, we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless.  A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely.
Larry Seltzer /   What Will Apple Do When the Malware Comes?
Serious flaw on OS X (NEW)
Discussion: Security Fix and TechBlog
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Can Yahoo do content?  —  Early in Lloyd Braun's tenure at the helm of Yahoo's media group, he ran a quirky idea past his colleagues: a plan to add pizzazz to the company's Internet news site by creating a show anchored by animated puppets.  —  Braun discussed the puppets and other new ideas …
Anna Fifield / Financial Times:
South Korean gamers stage online massacre of Chinese  —  Chinese-Korean relations have their ups and downs, but it's been a long time since they resorted to violence to settle scores.  —  However, in cyberspace South Korean gamers are ganging up to obliterate the Chinese, whom they view as greedy and rude.
Discussion: JD on EP, Clickable Culture and Joystiq
Byrne Reese / Six Apart:
Submitting TrackBack as an Internet Standard  —  In 2002, Ben and Mena Trott had an idea for how blogging systems could communicate with one another more effectively about the plethora of content being created.  They dubbed the idea "TrackBack" and they implemented it in Movable Type.
Discussion: Photo Matt and The Blog Herald
Colin Campbell /
Kim Talks Halo 3 and Second Wave  —  Microsoft Game Studios general manager Shane Kim has been talking to Next Generation about Halo 3, the second wave of Xbox 360 games and lessons learned from the recent platform launch...  We caught up with Shane Kim at the recent DICE summit to talk …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Gamerscore Blog
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
MashupCamp Day 2: The mashups  —  Day 2 of MashupCamp included geek dating—each presenter had five minutes to show their mashup to a rotating group of campers.  —  David Schorr's Weather Bonk and Ski Bonk mashups were among the more sophisticated mashups.
New York Times:
Running a Hatchery for Replicant Hackers  —  By JENNIFER 8.  LEE  —  At 26, Phil Yuen's identity lay somewhere between Dilbert and a Microserf.  His office, on the first floor of Building 16 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., did not have a window.  Not to worry.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Web Services Upend Old Ideas About the Little Guy's Role  —  The old story of technology in business was a trickle-down affair.  From telephones to computers, big companies came first.  They could afford the latest innovations, and they reaped the benefits of greater efficiency, increased sales and expansion into distant markets.
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:
Chinese Media Assail Google  —  Internet Giant Said to Face Probe for Operating Without License  —  BEIJING, Feb. 21 — A state-run newspaper reported Tuesday that Google Inc. is under investigation for operating without a proper license in China and quoted an unnamed government official …
Pete Blackshaw / ClickZ:
The Gold Medal of Questions: Is the Web TV?  —  I don't know about you, but the Olympics are confusing the heck out of me, and it's not because I'm still struggling to figure out what's up with the brooms in the curling event.  —  My mind is zigzagging with media-centric question marks like a slalom skier after a triple espresso.
Discussion: cgm and IT Facts
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Democracy: a new platform for making and seeing TV on the net  —  A new suite of free and open tools let you watch TV, make TV, and recommend TV in a way that's easier, cheaper and more accessible than ever before.  Democracy is a new Internet TV viewer that combines RSS (so you can pull a …
Discussion: IP Democracy and reblog
USA Today:
Double-dialers swell cellphone ranks  —  Now that seemingly every American has a cellphone, wireless companies have a new way to add subscribers: sell them another.  —  About 16% of wireless customers have two mobile phones — one for personal use and one for business, says a new online survey by research firm Compete.
Discussion: IT Facts
Ina Fried / CNET
Apple teases launch of mysterious, 'fun' products  —  update Apple Computer confirmed on Tuesday that it plans to introduce some "fun new products" next week, but declined to say more about what those products might be.  —  In an e-mail sent to journalists, the company merely said the invited scribes …
Discussion: Rafe's Blog and Valleywag
Carlo / Techdirt:
Don't Let Something Like The Truth Get In The Way Of Fear-Mongering  —  from the la-la-la-i'm-not-listening-to- you dept.  —  All the scare stories about MySpace seem to be contagious, with a Philadelphia TV channel now labeling the Nintendo DS as the pedophile's best friend …
Discussion: Tech_Space and Lost Remote TV Blog
Mike / Techdirt:
The Rebirth Of Enterprise Focused Chat?  —  It really does seem, these days, that all those old internet ideas that failed are suddenly coming back — sometimes making the same mistakes they did the first time around.  There definitely are some improvements, but it's not clear why people keep hyping …

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