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6:30 PM ET, June 12, 2007

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Thor Larholm / Larholm.com:
Safari for Windows, 0day exploit in 2 hours  —  Apple released version 3 of their popular Safari web browser today, with the added twist of offering both an OS X and a Windows version.  Given that Apple has had a lousy track record with security on OS X, in addition to a hostile attitude …
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Security researchers: Safari for Windows not so secure  —  Within hours of Apple's public release of the beta for Safari 3.0 for Windows, three security researchers independently found holes within the new browser.  Researcher Aviv Raff highlighted in a blog post the company's product statement …
BetaNews:
'Day One' for Safari for Windows Becomes Zero-Day Nightmare  —  It took security engineers perhaps less than two hours yesterday to introduce Apple's surprise entry in the field of Windows browsers to the big, cruel world of exploits and vulnerabilities, following its introduction yesterday morning at WWDC.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 ways iPhone will change the wireless biz  —  Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote, demo of upcoming Leopard and Safari for Windows may have generated a lot of oohs and ahhs, but it was towards the end that His Jobness revealed the game plan to irreversibly change the world of wireless.
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Between the Lines:
Safari development for the iPhone  —  In yesterday's WWDC keynote (video, summary) Steve Jobs announced that developer access to the iPhone would be through Safari-not the OS X system that runs it.  —  Dan Farber called this a smart move stating that "it's a friction-free and secure …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
A wireless marriage: ultra low power Wibree meets Bluetooth  —  Last fall, we reported on Wibree, a new, short-range wireless technology that works similarly to Bluetooth but is more energy efficient.  Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and the Wibree Forum have announced a merger.
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
How long should Google remember searches?  —  Over the years we've taken many steps to protect our users' data and privacy.  For example, we have resisted overly-broad government subpoenas; we've designed our services to give users a choice between personalized services and general services …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
For Yahoo, an Ordeal of Dissent  —  When Terry S. Semel, Yahoo's chief executive, faces shareholders at the company's annual meeting on Tuesday, Eric Jackson will be there to pepper him with questions.  —  Mr. Jackson, who owns just a few Yahoo shares, is not happy with the company's performance …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Windows Home Server on track, RC1 released today  —  Windows Home Server is moving quickly through testing, with Release Candidate 1 being made available today.  RC1 brings a little more polish to the OS, with a handful of bug fixes and an improved setup wizard that streamlines hardware setup …
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and Bink.nu
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows Home Server hits Release Candidate beta milestone
Trend Micro USA:
QUICK LINKS  —  Platform: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003  —  Overall risk rating:  —  Low  —  Reported infections:  —  Low  —  Damage potential:  —  Medium  —  Distribution potential:  —  Low  —  To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this malware …
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Robert Vamosi / Webware.com:   YOUTUBE TROJAN HORSE RIDES IN ON WEB TV SHOW'S FAME
Jennifer Laycock / A Small Business Guide …:
Hide and Speak: Google, We Don't Need No Stinkin' Google!  —  A common complaint of small business owners these days is how powerful Google is.  A bad algorithm shift or a spidering problem can leave a small business on the verge of bankruptcy in a matter of a few months.
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Hilary Goldstein / IGN:
America's Army Invades Xbox 360  —  Red Storm brings the next installment of the Army's official videogame exclusively to 360.  —  Master Chief has some competition in the form of true blue U.S. soldiers.  Red Storm, the team behind Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, is set to bring America's Army …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Analyzing the Facebook Platform, three weeks in  —  On May 24, Facebook launched the newest version of the Facebook Platform, a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and services that allow outside developers to inject new features and content into the Facebook user experience.
CNN:
State Attorneys General Could Investigate Microsoft Complaint  —  WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A group of state attorneys general will decide later this week whether to pursue legal action against software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) over allegations of anticompetitive conduct, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday.
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Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Shareholders Approve Board With Low Majority  —  Shareholders in Yahoo Inc. voted in favor of the Internet company's slate of directors.  But with only 66% of votes in favor of the slate, it appeared that recent calls to rebuke board members responsible for approving generous pay packages …
Barry Schnitt / Google:
Intel and Google Join with Dell, EDS, EPA, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, PG&E, World Wildlife Fund and Others to Launch Climate Savers Computing Initiative  —  Broad effort organized to drive energy-efficient computing; goal to save $5.5 billion in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 54 million tons per year*
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Apple Says No Sun File System For Leopard  —  Despite claims by Sun's CEO, the 128-bit ZFS that appears in Solaris will not be spotted in Mac OS X.  —  An Apple official on Monday said Sun Microsystems' open-source file system would not be in the next version of the Mac operating system …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
The Ultimate RSS Toolbox - 120+ RSS Resources  —  Never again will mankind have to look for RSS info in more than one place...ok, we're kidding, but we've aimed to create a near comprehensive list of all the RSS readers, tools, browser plugins, tips, hacks and directories available on the web.
 
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Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
You Asked For it, You Got It. New Features Added to Google Analytics
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Apps That Should've Been in Leopard
CNET News.com:
Google party at eBay event will protest Checkout ban
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Google tops Cisco in start-up acquisitions
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-031 - Critical
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Spam King may rule prison cell for 11 years after Feds nail him
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Video Security Flaw Exposing Private Username & Password Information?
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Location-Based Search? Patented! Owner Plans To Sue Everyone
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Interview: Paul Mottram, Zoë Mode senior producer
Reuters:
Yahoo: Beijing likely blocking Flickr
Discussion: Ars Technica, WebProNews and p2pnet
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
HD DVD sales spike in wake of price cuts
Discussion: Neowin.net
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail Rolls Out PowerPoint Preview