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11:25 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
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Final GPLv3 Draft Provisions 'Good for Novell Customers'  —  Novell has welcomed the provisions of the fourth, and final, draft of the upcoming GNU General Public License 3.0, which allow it to include technologies under this license in SUSE Linux Enterprise, OpenSUSE and other Novell offerings.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Kris Graft / Next Generation:
Activision Addresses Wii Third-Party Debate  —  Activision is confident that third-party publishers can succeed on Nintendo platforms, as the company confirmed today it is "reinvesting" in Nintendo in a way that eclipses the publisher's prior GameCube support.
Discussion: Game | Life, Kotaku and Go Nintendo
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 …
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
LiveJournal apologizes for mass deletion  —  LiveJournal apologized Thursday for a mass deletion of sex-themed discussions that purged literary criticism and accounts belonging to role-playing game characters and led to an unprecedented user revolt.  —  In a public announcement, Barak Berkowitz …
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.
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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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, Gadget Lab and CrunchGear
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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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
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.
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Developer Day Videos Posted  —  As you saw from the many posts yesterday the Google Developer Day was full of announcements and in-depth technical sessions. 63 videos from Google Dev Days around the world have been posted to YouTube.  Jeff Huber's US keynote (below) introduced the Mashup Editor …
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).
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.
IFPI:
Ten inconvenient truths about the music industry today  —  1. Pirate Bay, one of the flagships of the anti-copyright movement, makes thousands of euros from advertising on its site, while maintaining its anti-establishment "free music" rhetoric.  —  2. Allofmp3.com, the well-known Russian website …
Discussion: p2pnet and TorrentFreak
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
Huffington Post:
Meshfight!  Meta-Battle Between New Media And Old Media Over Panel About New Media vs. Old Media  —  Greetings from Mesh!  Or, "mesh" as the e.e. cummings interweb types like to call it.  I am at the Mesh conference in Toronto, and it is awesome (you hear that, Jian Ghomeshi?
Discussion: IP Democracy and CrunchNotes
 
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Christopher Phin / MacFormat:
YouTube content on the iPhone
Discussion: last100, MacRumors and iLounge
Market Wire:
AskMeNow to Introduce Natural Language Wikipedia Desktop and Mobile Search
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Reuters:
Warner to put ad-supported video archive online
Chris Tyler / O'Reilly ONLamp Blog:
Fedora 7: Core no More
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Encryption vendor claims AACS infringes its patents, sues Sony
Discussion: digg
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Google Desktop 0day
Discussion: InfoWorld and Compiler
Nick Bradbury:
FeedDemon 2.5: Share Your Links (Link Blogging with FeedDemon)
Discussion: Scobleizer
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Outrage: starting today South Korea blocks our soldiers from using VoIP
Discussion: PC World and Roam4free
 Earlier Items: 
Frank Schilling / Seven Mile:
It's "OverSnap"  —  It's official, Snapnames has been acquired …
Discussion: DomainTools Blog
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
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The New RealPlayer: Ripping a YouTube Video Near You
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Last.fm Sale Fallout: User Response
Discussion: GigaOM
BBC:
EMI strikes a deal with YouTube
Discussion: Mashable! and Slashdot
evhead:
Why VC  —  Kevin Burton is surprised by a VentureBeat interview …
Discussion: ben barren and Chip Griffin
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Wii will rock you  —  Fortune's Jeffrey M. O'Brien explains …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and Game | Life