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10:10 AM ET, June 1, 2007

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Photos Stir a Debate Over Privacy  —  For Mary Kalin-Casey, it was never about her cat.  —  Ms. Kalin-Casey, who manages an apartment building here with her husband, John Casey, was a bit shaken when she tried a new feature in Google's map service called Street View.
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Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Top 15 Google Street View Sightings  —  Google's Street View feature for Google Maps, which enables users to see certain parts of several big US cities through panoramic images, has caused a new trend: StreetSpotting (we just invented that).  We've gone through the avalanche of reports about funny …
Discussion: Webware.com and digg
Wall Street Journal:
Bancrofts Open Door To a Sale Of Dow Jones  —  Controlling Family Says  —  It Will Meet Murdoch,  —  Consider Other Offers  —  Dow Jones & Co.'s 125-year history as an independent media company could be nearing an end.  —  The Bancroft family, which controls 64% of the company's voting power …
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Spam Bust That Wasn't  —  Robert Alan Soloway, the notorious Seattle spam marketer known as the "Spam King," was arrested Wednesday after being indicted on charges that include identity theft, money laundering and mail fraud.  —  But while spam-fighters are lauding law enforcement's crackdown …
Discussion: Techdirt and Associated Press
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The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
Yes, you heard right...PARALLELS DESKTOP 3.0 IS ALMOST HERE!  —  About 3 hours ago we let the world know that for the last few months, we've been quietly building and testing an entirely new version of Parallels Desktop for Mac.  Named Desktop for Mac 3.0, this forthcoming major update …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The New RealPlayer: Ripping a YouTube Video Near You  —  RealNetworks have annonuced a new version of RealPlayer that includes one-click video ripping.  —  The free downloadable video player will allows users to save and organize video files in all major formats including Flash, QuickTime …
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Hector Becerra / Los Angeles Times:
Hacker taps into Carson city coffers  —  A cyber-thief was able to take $450,000 from the city of Carson's general fund as part of an elaborate scheme that officials said raises questions about the security of municipal coffers.  —  Authorities said the hacker was somehow able to mimic …
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash and Slashdot
BBC:
Anger over DRM-free iTunes tracks  —  The launch of music tracks free of digital locks on iTunes has been overshadowed by the discovery that they contain data about who bought them.  —  Some fear this data could be used to identify the owner of the tracks if they turn up on file-sharing sites.
Discussion: p2pnet and Neowin.net
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
FSF Releases the Final Draft of GPLv3  —  The final version of the GNU General Public License 3.0 should be published before the end of June, bringing to an end some 18 months of discussions around the new license, the Free Software Foundation said on May 31.
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CIO.com:
How Online Criminals Make Themselves Tough to Find, Near Impossible to Nab  —  Forensic investigations start at the end.  Think of it: You wouldn't start using science and technology to establish facts (that's the dictionary definition of forensics) unless you had some reason to establish facts in the first place.
Discussion: Techdirt
Arn / MacRumors:
New MacBook Pros on Tuesday, June 5th 2007?  [Updated]  —  While we had heard convincing reports that the MacBook Pro updates would have to wait until WWDC (June 11th), a few new reports have started trickling in that the MacBook Pro could see updates as soon as this Tuesday (June 5th).
Daniellinden / Official Linden Blog:
Keeping Second Life Safe, Together  —  The diversity of things to see and do within Second Life is almost unimaginable, but our community has made it clear to us that certain types of content and activity are simply not acceptable in any form.  Real-life images, avatar portrayals …
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Stace / Unwired View:
PSP PHONE FROM SONY ERICSSON  —  Nowadays everything seems to be converging into a mobile phone.  It already can be a perfectly good digital camera, a mobile TV station a music player or GPS receiver.  One of the things missing here was a mobile gaming platform.  But it's coming too.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Nick ONeill / The Webpreneur:
Is There Any Point In Launching Your Own Social App?  —  When Facebook launched its new platform last week, a new era of interacting online was started.  Suddenly companies can have immediate access to a network of over 25 million users which is growing at an insane rate.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Fix8 Brings Computer Generated Animation To The Webcam  —  Sherman Oaks company fix8 brings the world of computer generated animation to the webcam with software being pitched as "User-Generated Reality".  —  fix8 combines video, animation and instant messaging that allows users to create …
Discussion: EirePreneur
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Google Desktop 0day  —  Well fast on the heels of the Firefox plugin MITM vulnerabilities I've been working on some other stuff that I think is interesting and of the same genre.  This time I came up with a MITM exploit against Google Desktop that would allow an attacker to trick a user …
Discussion: Computerworld and Compiler
BBC:
EMI strikes a deal with YouTube  —  EMI has signed a deal with YouTube that will allow its users to access videos by EMI artists.  —  It means that all four major music companies are YouTube partners.  —  The terms of the deal will allow users to incorporate elements of the videos and other recordings into their own projects.
Discussion: Mashable! and Slashdot
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
EMI music: DRM-free and coming to YouTube
Discussion: MacDailyNews and Neowin.net
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
RIA: What is it good for?  —  This year there has been an explosion in Rich Internet Application (RIA) frameworks.  The first major player to announce one was Adobe and its Apollo framework, which Richard covered back in March and I wrote about during ETech.  Richard also wrote an explanatory post on Apollo.
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Wii will rock you  —  Fortune's Jeffrey M. O'Brien explains how Nintendo's new game machine won over the world - and beat the pants off Sony and Microsoft.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Nintendo's legendary videogame designer Shigeru Miyamoto is lying face down on the floor in Kyoto, Japan …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and Game | Life
 
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IFPI:
Ten inconvenient truths about the music industry today
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Meshfight! …
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Chris Tyler / O'Reilly ONLamp Blog:
Fedora 7: Core no More
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Encryption vendor claims AACS infringes its patents, sues Sony
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Nick Bradbury:
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Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Outrage: starting today South Korea blocks our soldiers from using VoIP
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Frank Schilling / Seven Mile:
It's "OverSnap"  —  It's official, Snapnames has been acquired …
Discussion: DomainTools Blog
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David Hinkle / Nintendo Wii Fanboy:
First Guitar Hero III footage hits the net
Discussion: digg
Gershon Goren / O'Reilly Network:
Skype Developer Program: A Tale of Pioneering and Persevering
Discussion: Skype Journal
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft's incompetent youth
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Last.fm Sale Fallout: User Response
Discussion: GigaOM
evhead:
Why VC  —  Kevin Burton is surprised by a VentureBeat interview …
Discussion: ben barren and Chip Griffin
Derek Slater / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Campus Lawsuits Against P2P != Stopping File Sharing
Discussion: Techdirt, Ars Technica and digg
Zune Insider:
Firmware Update 1.4: Today
Johnny Minkley / GamesIndustry.biz:
Carmack "magic" powers new id Software franchise
Discussion: Joystiq, Macworld and Game | Life