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3:30 AM ET, July 23, 2007

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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Privacy Is The New Black  —  After a week where Ask launched AskEraser, a product that allows users to erase their search history, and Google announced a reduction in retained data time from 2038 to 18 months, more privacy initiatives are of their way.  —  According to the Wall Street Journal …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Enhanced Privacy Protections for Customers  —  Privacy advocates applaud steps to give customers more control of their information and make search data anonymous.  —  Expanding on its ongoing work to help protect customer privacy, Microsoft Corp. today announced …
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 …
Paul Graham:
The Equity Equation  —  An investor wants to give you money for a certain percentage of your startup.  Should you take it?  You're about to hire your first employee.  How much stock should you give him?  —  These are some of the hardest questions founders face.  And yet both have the same answer:
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
Jean / Charlie Rose Redirect:
Craig Newmark  —  A conversation with craigslist.com founder, Craig Newmark  —  Keywords: craigslist, technology, web 2.0, internet  —  A conversation with craigslist.com founder, Craig Newmark.  —  Charlie, you missed an opportunity to snag a topic that Craig Newmark mentioned: The Golden Rule.
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 …
Louise Story / New York Times:
Barbie Gets Another Accessory: An MP3 Player and More Stuff on Her Web Site  —  First, Barbie had Ken.  Now, Barbie has a docking station.  —  A new doll hitting retail shelves this week is familiar in many ways — she's got outfits galore — but she also has some unusual features …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
LATEST UNPOPULAR FACEBOOK MOVE IS APPARENTLY A GLITCH  —  If anyone's added you as a friend on Facebook recently, you may notice something different: previously, upon confirming a friend request, you were redirected to a separate page that asked you to check a few boxes and fill out a text field …
Discussion: Mashable!
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.
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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Pixeleen Mistral / Second Life Herald:
Are Furries Doomed?  —  Fallout from enforcing bans on …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VisualSize To Give Accurate 3D Measurements From Photos  —  VisualSize, a Southern California based company, will be launching shortly with a service that will give accurate three-dimensional measurements of things inside of 2D photos.  —  To measure things accurately they need two photos of the same thing, but from different angles.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Scratch makes programming like playing with LEGO bricks  —  In the past, many computer journalists have tried to explain advanced concepts such as object-oriented programming by comparing the activity to building applications by connecting smaller components in the same way a child assembles LEGO bricks.
Discussion: Mashable!
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
SunRocket Leaves Void for Callers on Internet  —  Waiting for an important phone call can be stressful.  As Marshel Emery can attest, it is doubly so when your phone company has just ceased to exist.  —  Mr. Emery, 33, low on funds and with three children to support, recently applied …
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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Arn / MacRumors:
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Read/WriteWeb's New Comments Feature: SezWho
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Rex Hammock / rexblog.com:
Dear Facebook Friends, If you add this application to your account …
Discussion: All Facebook and Scobleizer
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Google's View of D.C. Melds New and Sharp, Old and Fuzzy
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Ryan Lenz / Associated Press:
School conducts anti-phishing research
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The FCC Needs To Listen To Google
Rui Carmo / The Tao of Mac:
Five Things Nokia Needs To Address To Beat The iPhone
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
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