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7:05 PM ET, November 23, 2006


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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
U.S. Copyright Office issues new rights  —  NEW YORK - Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.  —  Other copyright exemptions approved by the Library of Congress …
Discussion: Engadget, MAKE Magazine and Slashdot
Mike / Techdirt:
DMCA Exemptions Announced; Nothing Much For Consumers  —  from the keep-on-trying dept  —  Every few years, the Copyright Office/Library of Congress is supposed to look at requested "exemptions" from the DMCA anti-circumvention rule, where people have presented evidence saying that the law is too onerous under certain circumstances.
Andy / BoydCreative:
Google Integrating Blog Posts Into Search Results  —  Google have been so busy releasing beta after beta for the last while that their raft of services are far from integrated.  Try logging into your AdSense account, dow't work.nload an advanced report and try to open it in Google Spreadsheets.
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:   Google Blog Search OneBox
365 Days Later, Xbox 360 Unveils First Wave of TV Shows and Movies on Xbox Live  —  Xbox 360 offers the latest in entertainment options for everyone, from a library of 160 high- definition games expected by holiday to downloadable standard and high-definition TV shows and movies.
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
360 Movie and Show Prices Confirmed
Discussion: Gizmodo
XBox 360 Video Store FAQ: How Long to Download a Movie?
Discussion: PVR Wire
Mozilla's Firefox 2 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 are vulnerable to a flaw that could allow attackers to steal passwords.  —  Dubbed a reverse cross-site request, or RCSR, vulnerability by its discoverer, Robert Chapin, the flaw lets hackers compromise users' passwords and usernames by presenting them with a fake login form.
Discussion: Mashable! and Techdirt
CIS Finds Flaws in Firefox v2 Password Manager  —  Chapin Information Services (CIS) has discovered a new flaw in the Mozilla Firefox web browser that exposes saved passwords to clever attackers.  —  Given the new nature of this type of attack, CIS has named this a Reverse Cross-Site Request (RCSR) vulnerability.
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Vodafone's Social Connections  —  The wireless giant is in talks to give its customers access to social-networking services with their phones  —  Wireless-phone giant Vodafone (VOD) will let customers use their mobile phones to gain access to online social networking services, has learned.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Vodafone, You're Going to Make How Much?  —  Vodafone's CEO …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Folding laptop filmed!  —  Video exclusive: Fujitsu let us finger their super-swish folding laptop.  —  Taking the Origami principle to heart, Fujitsu reckon they've got the ultimate UMPC licked, with this swish design for a laptop which literally folds in half to fit your pocket.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Rob Hyndman /
Top 10 Web 2.0 Girl Geeks?  —  CNet has published a Top 10 Girl Geeks piece that has provoked much interest and criticism (Lisa Simpson and ... Paris Hilton?; no Esther Dyson; etc.?), and seems to have been written more to provoke hot-tempered discussion than for any other reason.
Discussion: Podonomics
Numair Faraz:
Sean Parker as Jim Clark 2.0, and the return of th...  First, let us settle the matter once and for all - the unthinkable has happened, and we are in the midst of a second dotcom boom.  Our current progress seems to be somewhere right around 1996 — people are unsure if the valuations are sustainable …
Discussion: A VC and ben barren
Paul Collins / Slate:
Dead Plagiarists Society  —  WILL GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH UNCOVER LONG-BURIED LITERARY CRIMES?  —  Listen to an interview with the author here, or sign up for Slate's free daily podcast on iTunes.  —  Amir Aczel knew just whom to blame.  "It seems," the science author complained last month …
Raph Koster / VentureBeat:
Investing time and money in virtual worlds: Caveat Emptor  —  [We asked Raph Koster, an expert on virtual worlds, to comment on the recent controversy at Second Life.  He writes a popular blog at]  —  In the last month something happened that shook the world to its core.
Dan Lurie / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
MacBook Marionette  —  Most puppets scare me.  Horrid little creatures, only coming alive when controlled by some being of perceived omnipotence manipulating every aspect of their pathetic little lives.  But enough about my puppet paranoia, and on to this awesome hack.  Some cunning (and brave!
Frank Rose / Wired News:
Commercial Break … The thinking went something like this: Chevrolet is all about being revolutionary, right?  (That's debatable, but since Chevy's tagline is "An American Revolution!" this is where all discussion starts at its ad agency.)  And if Chevrolet is revolutionary, then its advertising ought to be, too.
Discussion: Labnotes and
Kamil / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
iAdware  —  We recently received a proof-of-concept sample of an adware program.  Normally that wouldn't be worth blogging about, but in this case it's for Mac OS X. In theory, this program could be silently installed to your User account and hooked to each application you use... and it doesn't require Administrator rights to do so.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Buffalo's WSKP-G brings Skype on-the-go for about $200
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
4GB iriver clix now available
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Panasonic's Words Gear gets official launch and price
Discussion: TeleRead
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
Sundance Winner 'The Corporation' Released for Free on BitTorrent
Analyst: Initial PS3 Shipment 125K to 175K
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 Earlier Items: 
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Pew: 12% Have Listened to a Podcast, But Only 1% Download Daily
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jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #28- Fujitsu P1610 video review
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Remote Control Mail: Check Your Postal Mail on the Web
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Filling Pantries Without a Middleman
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