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10:55 AM ET, May 22, 2006

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Evan Hansen / Wired News:
Why We Published the AT&T Docs  —  A file detailing aspects of AT&T's alleged participation in the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic wiretap operation is sitting in a San Francisco courthouse.  But the public cannot see it because, at AT&T's insistence, it remains under seal in court records.
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Wired News:
Whistle-Blower's Evidence, Uncut  —  Former AT&T technician Mark Klein is the key witness in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's class-action lawsuit against the telecommunications company, which alleges that AT&T cooperated in an illegal National Security Agency domestic surveillance program.
Discussion: SEO Black Hat and The Consumerist
Rafat / paidContent.org:
UK-Heavy Social Network Bebo Gets $15 Million Funding  —  You're reading it here first: Bebo, an SF-based social networking site which is in the middle-ground between MySpace and Facebook, and among the biggest in UK, Ireland and New Zealand, has received $15 million in venture funding from Benchmark Capital.
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Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
Another day, another social network gets $15M: this time it is Bebo  —  A couple of weeks ago, this BusinessWeek piece provided a good background on the recent hyperactivity around social networks - especially when it comes to VC investments.  Another large player, Bebo …
Chris Gaither / Los Angeles Times:
The One Bit of Info Google Withholds: How It Works  —  Advertisers, competitors and Wall Street analysts are frustrated by the company's secrecy.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google Inc. evolved from a tiny start-up to the shining star of American enterprise in less than a decade by bringing knowledge to billions of people.
Mark Peters / Lets Go Digital:
Samsung Digimax L70  —  Samsung Digimax L70 : At the Korean Photo & Imaging 2006 event Samsung Techwin showcased their new Samsung Digimax L70 digital camera.  The Samsung L70, the Korean name is Samsung Kenox X70, is a new model of the L-series of Samsung digital cameras.
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and Gizmodo
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
University server in hackers' hands for a year  —  An unprecedented string of electronic intrusions has prompted Ohio University to place at least one technician on paid administrative leave and begin a sweeping reorganization of the university's computer services department.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Voice Encryption May Draw U.S. Scrutiny  —  SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 — Philip R. Zimmermann wants to protect online privacy.  Who could object to that?  —  He has found out once already.  Trained as a computer scientist, he developed a program in 1991 called Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP, for scrambling and unscrambling e-mail messages.
Darren Rowse / Make Money Online …:
The Benefits of Highlighting Popular Posts on Your Blog  —  Stephan Spencer writes a useful SEO Tip on highlighting Popular Posts and kindly uses ProBlogger's top menus as an example of one way of doing it.  —  I have to admit that my reasoning for using the boxes at the top of my blog was twofold.
Read/WriteWeb:
Coming to terms with Web 2.0  —  You know when Gartner and IBM pontificate on Web 2.0, that we've reached a point where the term has become generally acceptable - mainstream even.  Well-known research firm Gartner has drunk the kool aid: … ...and David Boloker, CTO of IBM's emerging …
Discussion: Enterprise Web 2.0 and CrunchNotes
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Everybody's a network  —  In the future of media, which is now, everybody is a network.  In the past, networks were defined by control of content or distribution.  But now, you can't own all distribution and content is controlled where it's created.  So, I wonder, where's the value and where's the money in the fully networked world?
Discussion: Syndicator Blog and Publishing 2.0
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Back to the Future... for Broadcast TV  —  Back in the 1970's, the television industry began a long period of market realignment that was caused by the introduction of a disruptive innovation called cable TV.  After decades of market incursion, cable's impact on the TV landscape is now complete …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Working with Technorati to Listen to the Global Conversation  —  Earlier this month in his State of the Blogosphere update David Sifry posted that two thirds of the global blog conversation is in non-English languages.  For example, 15% of the discussion is in Chinese.
Jessica Guynn / Contra Costa Times:
Call them equal opportunity bloggers  —  Word to the wired: Don't ask the founders of BlogHer where the women bloggers are.  —  You see, a hyperbolic debate is raging in the blogosphere: Why is this supposedly democratic medium recreating real-world inequality?
Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:
Vista's Make Or Break Moment  —  Testers of Microsoft's latest operating system say the next build, which they're betting will hit this week, better be good.  —  It's the hour of reckoning for Windows Vista.  —  After five years of course changes, false starts and a host of beta …
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Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
New Media Player: Nice Features, but It's No ITunes  —  Microsoft has spent the last few years getting smacked around by Apple in the digital-music market, and it must be getting tired of this treatment.  So it's doing something drastic: It's throwing its own MSN Music store under the bus …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
StumbleUpon is hot or what?  —  Digg and Del.icio.us are great tools to discover interesting content on the web which has been curated by the crowd.  Since then, we have had newer tools like Clipmarks and eClips emerge, and have become useful part of our digital lives.
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
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Is the Fortune 100 Participating in the Blog Conversation?
Darla Mack:
Carnival of Mobilists Gets a Home
Lone / dapreview.net:
New Stuff from Memorex  —  So, who's pumped to hear about some new DAPs from Memorex?
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telecomasia.net:
DoCoMo unveils plan to 'standardize' all phones
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This Knee Doesn't Jerk at Every Deal
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Mark Evans:
The End of Mass Media is Greatly Exaggerated
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
The Fight Against V1@gra (and Other Spam)
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
How to compete with FeedBurner
mobiledia.com:
Samsung Invents Sliding-Clamshell Design
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Lorne Manly / New York Times:
For Tiny Screens, Some Big Dreams