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12:20 AM ET, September 4, 2007

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Financial Times:
Chinese military hacked into Pentagon  —  By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Richard McGregor in Beijing  —  The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials.
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Analyst: Chinese Face Spy Scandal Fallout  —  A report suggesting that the Chinese military has hacked into German government computers could have a negative impact on the prospects in Western markets of Chinese equipment vendors Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063 …
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Jotspot Coming to Google Apps as Google Wiki?  —  Since acquiring Jotspot last October, Google has been busy working on integrating the wiki service into its infrastructure.  —  In April this year, Jotspot's help and support pages moved to Google and a few months later Dave Girouard mentioned …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Presentations and JotSpot Could Be Available Next Week  —  Google will participate at the Office 2.0 Conference that takes place next week in San Francisco.  Jonathan Rochelle, Product Manager at Google Spreadsheets, will be there:  —  "Almost a year ago - it was October 10-11 …
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:   JotSpot = Google Wiki? and the launch of Google Presentations
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
A boring rant  —  In the interest of keeping items brief I've cut the previous post and put the boring stuff here.  Enjoy.  Or don't enjoy, as the case may be.  Skip over it.  Whatever.  —  It's not just Disney and ABC that are out of touch.  Look at the management team at NBC Universal.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Whiting Out the Ads, but at What Cost?  —  MORE white space.  —  I sent an e-mail message to a friend telling him about Adblock Plus, an easy-to-use free addition to the Firefox Internet browser that deletes advertisements from Web sites.  That subject line of his reply summed it up quite nicely.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Adblock Plus: the nuclear plug-in  —  Adblock Plus, the Firefox browser plug-in that erases advertisements from web pages, is a killer of a killer app - or at least it could be if it ever becomes widely popular.  Right now, it sits like a coyote at the edge of the net, quietly eyeing all the businesses it would happily devour.
Discussion: JasonKolb.com
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Can you digg it?  —  As the social bookmarking site Digg often proves, mob wisdom is not always right - but it is interesting  —  Digg.com: the wisdom of crowds?  —  The internet is big.  Really big, as Douglas Adams once said of space.  You'd need an army of people to monitor it and find things of interest.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
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Peteris Krumins / good coders code, great reuse:
Designing Digg Picture Website in a Matter of Hours  —  I released full source code of the reddit media website (reddit media website generator suite (.zip)).  It can now be totally reused with minor modifications to suit the digg for pictures website.  —  Only the following modifications need to be made:
Rea Maor / Geeks and Technology:
7 Reasons Why Microsoft is DOOMED!  —  Not this year, not next year... but soon - almost certainly by the next decade.  —  #1. Their business model is a dead-end.  - Back when Microsoft first started business in 1980, software as a commodity was still a fuzzy concept.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Return Of The Schwag  —  The true hard core geek/fanboy crowd loved ValleySchwag when it launched in the Spring of 2006.  For $15 per month you would receive a package containing tshirts, stickers, pens and other junk that new startups pay a fortune to have created with their logo printed on it.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The hundred gadget giveaway starts midnight tonight  —  This one goes out to all the folks who've been waiting ever so patiently to take home some gear in an Engadget giveaway.  This week we're giving away over a hundred gadgets, games, swag bags, and the like — including an HDTV, a DSLR …
Discussion: Mobility Site and Digg
BBC:
Mobiles to become digital wallets  —  The UK's big five mobile phone firms have switched on a payment system that turns handsets into digital wallets.  —  Called PayForIt, the scheme is designed for those buying goods and services with a value of up to £10.
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Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Shopping via SMS with Google's Gpay
Discussion: UNEASYsilence and CrunchGear
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Gpay: Google To Enable Payments On Mobile Devices Via SMS?
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Mozilla keeps Eudora alive, releases new version based on Thunderbird  —  The Eudora team might have called it quits on commercial aspirations and released the product as open source some time ago, but that doesn't mean you should get the trash bin out just yet.
Discussion: TechBlog
Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
CyberNotes: Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video  —  CyberNet Exclusive Look  —  We've decided to break away from our normal CyberNotes today to take an exclusive look at the features in Opera 9.5 (codename Kestrel).  Opera has done a remarkable job of keeping the specs and features of Opera 9.5 under wraps.
Discussion: WinBeta, Download Squad and Slashdot
Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
Introducing the Google Phone  —  The Internet is buzzing about it, but only a privileged few know what it looks like, what it will do, or when it will hit the streets  —  Cambridge has a chocolate factory, and a Willy Wonka.  The chocolate factory is Google's local research lab …
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Scott Shane / New York Times:
Logged In and Sharing Gossip, er, Intelligence
Lpxxfaintxx / Zune Boards:
Zune HACKED for Korean and Chinese Characters!
Discussion: Gadgetell, Engadget and Bink.nu
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
LEAK: First HP iPAQ 600 and iPAQ 900 renderings hit the Web
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Coming soon: hard drives with 1GB+ DDR RAM cache
Discussion: TechSpot News and Neowin.net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Installer Thingy Coming This Week
 Earlier Items: 
BBC:
Nintendo dominates in console war
Discussion: Digg
Dick / Ask the Wizard:
Lessons Learned: Obviously, it's not Obvious
BBC:
Sony confirms security problem
Discussion: p2pnet and Engadget
 

 
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Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
In an email to staff, Telegraph editor Chris Evans says Rob Winnett has decided to stay at Telegraph and will not join the Washington Post

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Perplexity scraped a Wired article about Perplexity scraping Wired, apparently ignoring robots.txt; experts say the case might or might not be infringement

Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Spotify debuts a new Basic streaming plan in the US for $10.99/month, which includes all the benefits of Premium without the monthly audiobook listening time

 
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