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12:40 AM ET, July 23, 2007

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Feedburner bad for us?  —  Munir Umrani says: "I read the [Dave Winer] post twice and could not understand why Feedburner is trouble."  —  The post he's talking about?  Dave Winer, who wrote "Why Feedburner is trouble."  —  That caused a bunch of conversation over the weekend.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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John Schwartz / New York Times:
IPhone Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over, Security Firm Says  —  A team of computer security consultants say they have found a flaw in Apple's wildly popular iPhone that allows them to take control of the device.  —  The researchers, working for Independent Security Evaluators …
Discussion: Neomeme and Boing Boing
Jon Pareles / New York Times:
The Once and Future Prince  —  I'VE got lots of money!  " Prince exults in "The One U Wanna C," a come-on from his new album, "Planet Earth" (Columbia).  There's no reason to disbelieve him.  With a sponsorship deal here and an exclusive show there, worldwide television appearances and music given away …
Discussion: Adaptive Path and Anil Dash
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Second Life is trying to get rid of the nasties  —  Ahh, the people asking "Are Furries Doomed?" about Second Life trying to get rid of the nasties are looking at the wrong thing.  —  We learned what is wrong with Second Life back last year at Gnomedex when my son was yelled …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Bestiality May Be Knackered In Second Life
Discussion: I, Platform
Pixeleen Mistral / Second Life Herald:   Are Furries Doomed?  —  Fallout from enforcing bans on …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The FCC Needs To Listen To Google  —  I was very pleased to see Google publicly wade into the upcoming FCC auctions for the 700MHz spectrum that will occur early next year.  Should all go well, the new spectrum could be used to create a new open-access wireless broadband "pipe" into people's homes and devices.
Computerworld:
Vista use grows as Mac OS X stays flat  —  You can compare the technology, perhaps, but when it comes to numbers there's no contest: Vista's share of online users is growing substantially in comparison to those for Mac OS X.  —  Microsoft sees stronger XP sales in FY08 — yes, XP
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Social Network Hi5 gets $20 million  —  Social Networking world these days may seem like all-Facebook-all-the-time, but there are other social nets that are gaining traction, and are drawing interest from the venture capital community.  Hi5, a San Francisco-based social networking start …
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com:
Dear Facebook Friends, If you add this application to your account, you're no friend of mine  —  One of the worst things I believe to ever to happen to blogging, Pay-Per-Post, has created a beach-head application on Facebook.  My complaint with pay-per-post schemes (and not just the company of that name) …
Discussion: All Facebook and Scobleizer
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Search Engines and Favoritism  —  While most search engines say they return unbiased results, it's interesting to compare how well the services of a company perform in the search engine of the same company and other competing search engines.  I chose the top three search engines: Google …
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!:
Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups  —  With businesses and families spread out more and more, we've dug up 60+ sites that will help everyone be on the same page.  —  Business Productivity  —  37Signals.com - Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp (others listed below).
Discussion: digg
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Google's View of D.C. Melds New and Sharp, Old and Fuzzy  —  As you take a bird's-eye tour of downtown Washington, compliments of Google Maps' updated satellite feature, you hit a haze over the Mall.  —  Suddenly, instead of crisp, yellow taxis, white buses and red pickup trucks, the vehicles look like little blobs.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Ten P2P Distribution Platforms for Online Video Makers  —  P2P is where it's at for online video these days.  Not a week goes by without an announcement of a new P2P platform or distribution deal.  It's easy to see why folks are excited about this: distributed data delivery can save you a lot of money …
Discussion: Beet.TV
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
'$100 laptop' production begins  —  The laptop has already been put through its paces in some countries  —  Five years after the concept was first proposed, the so-called $100 laptop is poised to go into mass production.  —  Hardware suppliers have been given the green light to ramp …
Ryan Lenz / Associated Press:
School conducts anti-phishing research  —  EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The e-mail appeared to be a routine correspondence between two friends.  "Check this out!" it read, then listed a Web address.  —  But the note was fake, part of an online ruse called phishing that has become a scammer's favorite …
 
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 Earlier Items: 
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Res:// Protocol Local File Enumeration
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Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Africa, Offline: Waiting for the Web
Randall Stross / New York Times:
When Mobile Phones Aren't Truly Mobile
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