Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Vista hacked at Black Hat — update LAS VEGAS—While Microsoft talked up Windows Vista security at Black Hat, a researcher in another room demonstrated how to hack the operating system. — Joanna Rutkowska, a Polish researcher at Singapore-based Coseinc, showed that it is possible …
Discussion: Teching It Easy, Twilight in the Valley … and Windows Vista Weblog
Revised IE7 Naming in Windows Vista — I had mentioned a while back that we planned to call the version of IE7 in Windows Vista "Internet Explorer 7+". Well, the feedback we got on the blog was overwhelming - many of you didn't like it. So, as we've said on our website, we heard you.
Discussion: Lifehacker, Microsoft News Tracker, Ed Bott's Windows Expertise, Web 2.0 Explorer and Bink.nu
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft renames IE7 for Windows Vista
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer: Microsoft re-names IE7... to IE7
Senate ratifies controversial cybercrime treaty — The first and only international treaty designed exclusively to combat computer crime won approval late Thursday from the U.S. Senate. — The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime "will enhance our ability to cooperate with foreign governments …
Discussion: Techdirt, Threadwatch.org and Good Morning Silicon Valley
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Overtaxed NSA to outsource some spying duties
Archive for the 'Spoofs: Get a Mac' Category — We think this is the first spoof of its kind: an activist group turning the "Get a Mac" ad campagin against Apple to advocate for human rights. Will be interesting to see if these become more common - I think this one is fairly effective (regardless of whether it's true or not).
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Mac adverts on behalf of exploited Chinese workers
Ryan / Screwedbydesign.com:
Firefox 2 Visual Refresh Progress — Last night I worked on getting the new theme changes hacked into my trunk build. After about an hour of failed attempts, I ended up having to pull a new tree to get the patch to grudgingly apply - only to run into bug 346214 and a missing close tag introduced by the patch in browser.xul.
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News and digg
Foopolate / digg: New Firefox 2 Theme Previews
Acarvin / Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth:
Notes From Jimmy Wales' Wikimania Talk — Jimmy Wales notes from the Wikimania conference: — Shows a Stephen Colbert clip: "Any website that has a longer entry on truthiness than Lutheranism has got its priorities straight." Colbert then logged in, saying "Idaho is Oregon's Portugal."
Discussion: Jim Moore's cybernetics …, ...My heart's in Accra, IP Democracy and TeleRead
James Moore / Jim Moore's cybernetics …: Wikimania+Many People+Many forms of citizen media+Technorati = World Wide Wiki
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Everything's Coming Up Wikipedia
David Rothman / TeleRead: 'Jimmy Wales announces Wikipedia/$100 laptop alliance'
Digg is Worth More than $60m — The Kevin Rose cover story in BusinessWeek magazine has been receiving a lot of attention in the blogosphere. The cover claims that "This Kid Made $60 Million In 18 Months." Pundits are largely taking umbrage, as collected by ValleyWag:
Discussion: Mark Evans, robhyndman.com, Mathew Ingram, duncanriley.com, Valleywag and Bokardo
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: Now Journalists Can be Bloggers, Too
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Copyright tussles for Google — In the 1970s, an adult movie theater in Dallas claimed it had the right to show a pirated copy of "Behind the Green Door" because the movie was so lewd it could not legally be copyrighted. — The theater lost when a federal appeals court ruled that the film …
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next … and SearchViews
Jasonogrady / O'Grady's PowerPage:
EXCLUSIVE: Leopard Feature Set Leaked — In advance of Monday's keynote address by Steve Jobs at WWDC The PowerPage has received a alleged copy of the features (and some screenies) from Apple's next generation operating system - Mac OS 10.5 ("Leopard"). The details are unconfirmed and are being posted for informational purposes only.
Discussion: Office Evolution, Pogue's, Kevin Burton's Feed Blog, Hawk Wings and digg
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution: OS X Leopard leaks - pr0n for Mac diehards
David Pogue / Pogue's: An Apple Show-and-Tell — On Monday, Apple's Steve Jobs …
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog: Leaked OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Features?
Storminnorman / digg: Exclusive: Leopard Feature Set Leaked
Ryan Block / Engadget: Apple OS X 10.5 Leopard features leaked?
Flickr working on geotagging functionality? — I noticed something interesting this morning while organizing some of my photos on Flickr. On the Organize page, I spotted an additional tab on the top labeled "ADMIN:DEV". Clicking on it opened a world map (courtesy of Yahoo! Maps/NAVTEQ) and an options panel.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Flickr to offer drag and drop geotagging?
Flickr to offer drag and drop geotagging?
Discussion: Download Squad, The Map Room, Somewhat Frank and James Fee GIS Blog
Chris Price / Download Squad: Flickr embracing geocodes and maps?
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: Will Flickr Get In-House Geotagging?
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank: FLICKR TYING TAGGING TO LOCAL MAPS?
James Fee / James Fee GIS Blog: FLICKR TO OFFER GEOTAGGING?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Sitemaps Becomes Google Webmaster Central; Preferred Domain Tool Launched — Google Sitemaps has gained a new name along with new features. Google Webmaster Central is the new name of the former Google Sitemaps service, which now has evolved into a central place for Google …
Discussion: Inside Google Sitemaps and Digital Inspiration
Vanessa Fox / Inside Google Sitemaps: New name better reflects our commitment to communicate with you
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise UK:
Search Engine Brand Association Differs in UK and US — Bill's excellent post yesterday on brand association of MSN, Yahoo! and Google in the US prompted me to do the same analysis for the UK. I was surprised by some of the similarities and differences. — The striking similarity between …
Discussion: E-consultancy and The 360
Richard Maven / E-consultancy: Brand associations on both sides of the Atlantic
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
China Blocks FeedBurner RSS Feeds — FeedBurner, which powers hundreds of thousands of blog, podcast and mainstream news feeds (including this one), is apparently being blocked by Chinese authorities. Here is a Yoda-esque loose English language translation of William Long's original post.
Discussion: Scripting News
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Niche Job Boards Rising — Mike Arrington is slowly expanding his empire. He launched CrunchBoard, a job board fine tuned for his community of reader. My congratulations to Mike on making the move, and putting together a good resource for his readers. He explains his reasons here.
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog, CrunchNotes and PSFK Trend: PSFK
Piers Fawkes / PSFK Trend: PSFK: Crunchboard: Web 2.0 Jobs
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Discussion: Niall Kennedy's Weblog, greg hughes and a shel of my former self
Advantages of New Media — Here is some further perspective on AOL's plans: — Most traditional media companies generate multiple revenue streams to support their business models. For example - cable networks are paid a monthly fee by a cable MSO, and they also sell national advertising spots.
Discussion: The Jason Calacanis Weblog
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: Ted is blogging up a storm...
Caroline McCarthy / ZDNet:
Google reveals payment deal with Associated Press — Google has agreed to pay the Associated Press for use of its news stories and pictures, according to a statement released by the two companies on Wednesday. — The deal settles a dispute between Google and the AP and has implications …
Peter Norvig / Official Google Research Blog:
All Our N-gram are Belong to You — Posted by Alex Franz and Thorsten Brants, Google Machine Translation Team — Here at Google Research we have been using word n-gram models for a variety of R&D projects, such as statistical machine translation, speech recognition, spelling correction …
Discussion: Geeking with Greg and Google Blogoscoped
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: A chance to play with big data
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Music industry sues P2P firm LimeWire — After months of issuing warnings, the music industry finally made good on its threat to file suit against peer-to-peer software company LimeWire. — A group of music companies, including Sony BMG, Virgin Records and Warner Bros.
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Limewire taking legal heat from music companies
Cell phones banned in banks — Cell phones have been banned inside the five branches of the First National Bank in the Chicago area, to enhance security. — Even using a cell phone in the bank's lobby may result in the person being asked to leave the premises.
Discussion: Schneier on Security
Schneier / Schneier on Security: Bank Bans Cell Phones