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3:15 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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David Maynor / Errata Security:
Niiiice...  **PLEASE DO NOT POST A COMMENT IF ITS ABOUT SAFARI IN BETA**  —  These bugs have been verified in the current PRODUCTION copy on OSX.  —  Apple just released a Safari for Windows beta at http://www.apple.com/safari.  Using publicly available tools we had a DoS in no time.
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
Aviv Raff On .NET:
Apple Safari for Windows - Out with a crash
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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Responds To EU: Cutting Raw Log Retention Time; Reconsidering Cookie Expiration  —  In response to an EU letter over data retention, Google has announced that it will now anonymize server log data after 18 months, rather than the previous maximum time it had announced of 24 months.
Discussion: InfoWorld and Search Engine Watch
BBC:   Google cuts data retention times
New York Times:
YouTube Sets Tests of Video Blocking  —  Google says it will soon begin testing a long-awaited system that can block unauthorized copyrighted clips from being uploaded to YouTube, the popular video-sharing site it bought last year.  —  Company executives have predicted that the technology …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
YouTube To Test Copyright Screening Technology
Discussion: Insider Chatter, Epicenter and gSpy
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
Discussion: Matt Croydon
Arn / MacRumors:
No Adobe Flash Support on the iPhone
Discussion: last100
Bluetooth.com:
WIBREE FORUM MERGES WITH BLUETOOTH SIG  —  Bluetooth Technology Expands for Ultra Low Power PAN Applications with Nokia's Wibree  —  The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the more than 8,000-company strong trade association responsible for advancing Bluetooth wireless technology …
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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.
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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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Day Without Google Begins!  —  Are you ready to spend a whole day, today (Tuesday), without using Google?  There are literally hundreds of alternative search engines to choose from.  Once again here are the 'ground rules', as prepared by AltSearchEngines editor Charles Knight:
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Can You Get By Without Google & Major Search Engines?
Discussion: Insider Reports Feed
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 …
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Dean Takahashi / Mercury News:   Apple's Leopard may outpace Vista
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail Rolls Out PowerPoint Preview  —  Interesting: Google rolled out their slideshow feature for Gmail (some of you were already getting this as experiment for a while).  What happens is that whenever someone sends you a PowerPoint attachment, you can instantly open it in a new browser window by clicking …
John Pospisil / TECH.BLORGE.com:
Digital camera Wi-Fi memory card coming soon  —  A soon-to-be released Secure Digital (SD) memory card with built in Wi-Fi networking will allow digital cameras to automatically upload images to home computers and photo sharing web sites.  —  Californian based company, Eye-Fi …
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Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Eye-fi brings the internet to your camera
Discussion: CrunchGear
Reuters:
Yahoo: Beijing likely blocking Flickr  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) — Flickr.com, one of the world's most popular online photo-sharing sites and owned by Yahoo, is likely being blocked by the Chinese government, Yahoo's Hong Kong unit said on Tuesday.  —  Flickr — popular among a growing class …
Discussion: WebProNews and p2pnet
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Yahoo condemns Chinese repression, continues to aid it
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.
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.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Mariko Sanchanta / Financial Times:
Handhelds drive games market, says Enix chief  —  Powerful next-generation consoles such as Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation 3 are mismatched to the gaming environment and handheld game devices are set to dominate sales this year, according to the chief executive of one of Japan's leading game developers.
 
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