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1:00 PM ET, July 28, 2006

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Declan McCullagh / ZDNet:
Chat rooms could face expulsion  —  Web sites like Amazon.com and MySpace.com may soon be inaccessible for many people using public terminals at American schools and libraries, thanks to the U.S. House of Representatives.  —  By a 410-15 vote on Thursday, politicians approved a bill …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
US House: Schools must block MySpace, many other sites  —  US House Resolution 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), was passed by a 410 to 15 vote tonight.  If the Resolution becomes law social networking sites and chat rooms must be blocked by schools and libraries or those institutions …
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
United States cedes control of the internet - but what now?  —  In a meeting that will go down in internet history, the United States government last night conceded that it can no longer expect to maintain its position as the ultimate authority over the internet.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
US to continue its control over ICANN
Discussion: Bob Stepno's … and digg
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. Unlikely to Yield Web Oversight Yet
CNET News.com:
U.S. voices openness to private Net control
Tony Ruscoe / Tony Ruscoe's Blog:
What's in Google's Sandbox?  —  It's been a while since I've done any digging around Google's servers to try and find some new services, so I thought I'd have a quick go tonight.  —  I started by looking at one of the subdomains I found when I first ran my Google subdomains sniffing script last year:
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Google Blogoscoped:   Lots of New Secret Google Services Uncovered
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
In Microsoft Plan for Future, All Roads Lead to Internet  —  REDMOND, Wash., July 27 — In a daylong meeting with analysts on Thursday, Microsoft executives detailed how the company was spending heavily to build Internet services into all its products, from operating systems to video games.
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Steve Bryant / Google Watch:
Feds Retrieve Google Records after Gmail Used for Hate Speech  —  Federal agents requested and retrieved records from Google concerning a Gmail account that contained threatening speech, Google Watch has learned.  —  The agents requested the records on June 22nd, 2006 after the National Association …
Wired News:
Make Your Blog Popular  —  David L. Sifry, founder and CEO of Technorati, keeps tabs on more than 45 million weblogs.  Here's his advice for cracking his site's Top 100 list.  —  1) React quickly.  Commentators like Andrew Sullivan and Michelle Malkin draw megatraffic with immediate rebuttals …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Talk Swings Back  —  There's lots of instant messaging news today.  Google isn't letting the fact that it has less than 1% market share and only 44,000 people used its Google Talk client last month get it down.  Tonight they've released three significant new features to the product - file transfers, voicemail and music status.
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BBC:
Stolen mobiles 'will be blocked'  —  Around 80% of mobile phones will be blocked on all five UK networks within 48 hours of being reported stolen in future, industry leaders have pledged.  —  That pledge is part of a charter to reduce phone crime launched by the Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum.
Discussion: Light Blue Touchpaper
Adam Pasick / Reuters:
Skype founders pay out for Kazaa settlement  —  LONDON — Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the billionaire Internet entrepreneurs who created Kazaa and Skype, have reached into their own pockets to help settle a lawsuit brought by the music and movie industries.
Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
Well, That's Certainly One Way To Do Mobile Music  —  Geriatric rockers The Rolling Stones have hopped on board the mobile music train — sort of.  Through a service called Listen Live Now!, fans will be able to listen live to their concert today in Paris via their mobile phones.
Intel:
Intel Unveils World's Best Processor  —  New Product Line Delivers Record Breaking Performance While Consuming Less Power  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled 10 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo and Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processors for consumer …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Underground Blogosphere  —  Deep underneath the blogosphere lies a network that's just as big and powerful.  It has a lots of participants, yet it's completely invisible to those who do not blog.  It's the Underground Blogosphere.  —  The Underground Blogosphere is an intricate web …
Jan Chipchase:
Mobility Is Relative II  —  A mobile and wireless phone kiosk in Kamapala draws its power from a car battery (in the red box, photo below).  Despite its bicyclesque design they were not particularly mobile - one or more tyres were often flat and they remained tethered in one place for the duration of the day.
Discussion: textually.org and 21talks
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Torvalds critical of new GPL draft  —  The second draft of a revised General Public License has been released, but Linus Torvalds—founder and leader of the best-known software project governed by the GPL—remains unconvinced of its merits.  —  Torvalds' concern is with the clause …
 
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