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9:20 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
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The New RealPlayer: Ripping a YouTube Video Near You
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
NEWS: Real Networks Takes YouTube (and other Flash) videos offline
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Editor's Choice: Highlights of Real Networks' new RealPlayer
Discussion: hypebot and Download Squad
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Real Makes Its Video Move: Downloads
Discussion: last100, WebProNews and GigaOM
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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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 …
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
evhead:
Why VC  —  Kevin Burton is surprised by a VentureBeat interview in which I mentioned we were raising money for Twitter.  Says Kevin, "It just seems a shame that they're going down this path as Obvious seemed like the anti-VC startup based on past statements."
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: Neowin.net
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Last.fm Sale Fallout: User Response  —  All too often when we report about a major acquisition or merger, there is a part of the story that is ignored: how the users respond to the news.  Reactions usually run the gamut from expressions of congratulations, to expressions of fear, to expressions of rage.
Discussion: GigaOM
Frank Schilling / Seven Mile:
It's "OverSnap"  —  It's official, Snapnames has been acquired by Los Angeles based Oversee .. And while it may seem like the rumored 25mm sale was struck, purely on the EBITDA that Snapnames.com generates, I have a hunch this is all about what can be done with the industry's leading automated auction platform and clearing house.
Discussion: DomainTools Blog
 
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IFPI:
Ten inconvenient truths about the music industry today
Discussion: p2pnet and TorrentFreak
Huffington Post:
Meshfight! …
Discussion: IP Democracy and CrunchNotes
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
Neeraj Khemlani / Yodel Anecdotal:
Meet the people of the Web
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
David Hinkle / Nintendo Wii Fanboy:
First Guitar Hero III footage hits the net
Discussion: digg
 Earlier Items: 
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
spamhaus.org:
ROKSO Spammer Robert Soloway Arrested
Arn / MacRumors:
New MacBook Pros on Tuesday, June 5th 2007? [Updated]
Discussion: Ars Technica, Cult of Mac and digg
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Stalled Merger Slamming Sirius
Discussion: Orbitcast and Engadget
Zune Insider:
Firmware Update 1.4: Today
Johnny Minkley / GamesIndustry.biz:
Carmack "magic" powers new id Software franchise
Discussion: Joystiq, Macworld and Game | Life
David Sacks / TechCrunch:
The New Portals: It's the Bread, Not the Peanut Butter