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4:25 AM ET, November 1, 2007

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Intego:
INTEGO SECURITY ALERT - October 31, 2007  —  OSX.RSPlug.A Trojan Horse Changes Local DNS Settings to  —  Redirect to Malicious DNS Servers  —  Description: A malicious Trojan Horse has been found on several pornography web sites, claiming to install a video codec necessary to view free pornographic videos on Macs.
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Shaun Nichols / vnunet:
Phishing trojan targets OS X  —  Security vendor Intego claims to have found a new trojan attack that targets Apple's OS X operating system.  —  The OSX.RSPlug.A trojan allegedly disguises itself as a video codec that would provided access to a pornographic video.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Mac OS malware targets porn surfers
Rob Griffiths / Macworld:
Trojan Horse warning: What you need to know
Discussion: Technovia
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FTC asked to enact new Internet regulations  —  Two public-interest groups are asking the U.S. government to target what they claim are "invasive" online marketing schemes—especially those involving social-networking Web sites or targeting children and teenagers.
Discussion: Mashable! and Valleywag
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google launches privacy channel on YouTube  —  Google launched a privacy channel on YouTube Wednesday with videos explaining its privacy policies.  The move comes on the eve of a two-day Federal Trade Commission-hosted town hall event on behavioral ad targeting to be held in Washington, D.C.
Reuters:
AOL to let users block targeted Web ads
Discussion: Download Squad and Mashable!
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Open Social: screencast and screenshots  —  In yesterday's post, I described the new Open Social API, sponsored by Google and supported by a wide range of Internet companies including my company Ning.  —  In this post, I present a screencast and a series of screenshots that show Open Social in action.
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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Open Social: a new universe of social applications all over the web
Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
Nearly 150,000 installs of AppSnapp (iPhone 3rd party app/jailbreak tool) in 3 days  —  The demand for unofficial third-party applications on iPhones is, by at least one account, staggering.  AppSnapp, a Web-based script that jailbreaks (allows read-write access to the filesystem) …
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Tom Krazit / Crave: The gadget blog:
More than 100,000 iPhone owners break out of jail  —  The release of an easy-to-download method of opening up the iPhone to third-party applications prompted almost 150,000 downloads of the software in three days.  —  Our friends over at iPhone Atlas spoke with Nicholas "Drudge" Penree …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Google Phone: The Story So Far, Some Launch Details & What's Next  —  The Wall Street Journal has been reporting on Google's mobile phone efforts and how it is beginning to draw some interest from carriers, especially in the United States.  Sprint (S) and Verizon (VZ) are in talks with Google …
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
$200 Everex Green PC Now Available  —  Everex's TC2502 gPC is the first mass-market $200 desktop computer, featuring a custom distribution of Ubuntu Linux and headed for selected Wal-Mart stores.  —  "It's $200, with no gimmicks or subsidies," Everex spokesman David Liu said.
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Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
At Wal-Mart, Black Friday comes early
Discussion: Gizmodo
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey, Look Who's Now The 5th Biggest Company in the US  —  That's right: Google (GOOG).  And trading at a not-preposterous 55-times trailing 12-month earnings, too.  —  Rank Company Market Cap (Bil) Ticker  —  1 Exxon Mobil $505 XOM
Steve / CO-ED Magazine:
Facebook Music is Coming!  —  As reported earlier this year, Facebook has been rumored to announce an online music service to compete with iTunes and MySpace in the near future.  —  This just in: the "Facebook Music" platform will serve as the social networking giants first step into the music space.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Hakia Adds Social Networking - But Does Search Need Social Networking Features?  —  Semantic search engine Hakia has just released a new social networking feature, called Meet Others (MO).  The basic idea is to "meet others" who asked the same query.  This is something I've never seen …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Google's worst nightmare [Brad Fitzpatrick]  —  Google's worst nightmare  —  Our spy cameras have penetrated the inner sanctum of the Googleplex!  Sneaking up on Brad Fitzpatrick from behind, we caught a picture of his "epic" Halloween costume.  "He is dressed as one of Google's largest fears!" an informant whispers.
InfoWorld:
Experts skeptical of alleged Nov. 11 cyber jihad  —  Security experts are saying that a reported al-Qaeda cyber jihad attack planned against Western institutions should be treated with skepticism.  —  The attack was reported by DEBKAfile, an online military intelligence magazine.
Discussion: DEBKAfile and Dvorak Uncensored
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Is Courting Facebook Developers In More Ways Than One
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ClickZ:
NBC Universal Expands Interests in Digital Media Platforms
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Wireless ECG patch developed
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Pirates' Quest May Spell Trouble for BitTorrent
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Still Waiting for Amazon's Kindle
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Is Google adding multi-protocol chat to Gmail?
Nokia:
Nokia Music Store goes live in the UK
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Traditional Media Evolves for Wildfire Coverage, But Hyper-Local Still Lacking
Steven Schwankert / PC World:
New York Leads in HD Uptake
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Prosper Registers With SEC to Create a $500 Million Secondary Market …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Sony's Folding@home project gets Guinness record
Discussion: Engadget and Opposable Thumbs
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Messenger 9, GTalk integration, Messenger API, new client …
Louise Story / New York Times:
Consumer Advocates Seek a 'Do-Not-Track' List
F.Colton / The India Street:
China's e28 to be Google's Gphone Handset Supplier
BBC:
Leopard upgrade hits Mac firewall
Discussion: p2pnet and Neowin.net