Roger Thompson / Exploit Prevention Labs:
Alicia Keys MySpace page is hacked — Attacks on MySpace seem to be on the rise. First, at the end of October, there were a number of links added as friend-comments that went via MySpace's open-redirector (MSPlinks) to exploit sites in China. This was reported publicly on the FunSec mailing list.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, Ryan Naraine's Zero Day, TechCrunch, Webware.com, Mashable! and ZDNet.com.au
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: MySpace Hacks on the Rise - Musicians Hit
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day: Hackers seize Alicia Keys's MySpace page, launching malware attacks
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch: MySpace Page for Alicia Keys "Hacked"
Robert Vamosi / Webware.com: MYSPACE ATTACK USES BACKGROUND IMAGES NOT IFRAMES
Andy Angelos / Mashable!: Musicians Targeted in Latest MySpace Hack
Robert Vamosi / ZDNet.com.au: MySpace attacked with background image hack
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Alicia Keys' MySpace Page Hacked
Alicia Keys' MySpace Page Hacked
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Alicia Keys' MySpace page hacked, serves up attacks
Brad Stone / Bits: Hackers Infect Alicia Keys's MySpace Page
IE Automatic Component Activation (Changes to IE ActiveX Update) — Back in April 2006, we made a change to how Internet Explorer handled embedded controls used on some webpages. Some sites required users to "click to activate" before they could interact with the control.
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog, Channel 9, Microsoft News Tracker and Windows Connected
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft to end the ActiveX two-step
Josh Phillips / Windows Connected: IE to get less annoying ActiveX
Stefanie Olsen / Webware.com:
WORDPRESS FOUNDER LOOKS INTO BLOGGING'S FUTURE — LAS VEGAS, Nev.—If you type "Matt" into the Google search bar, you won't immediately get results for the actor Matt Damon or the political site owner Matt Drudge, as you might expect. — Instead, the No. 1 listing points to the site of Matt Mullenweg …
Discussion: WebProNews and Joe Duck
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: BlogWorld: Matt Mullenweg Keynote
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Adobe: Online Photoshop coming this year — MONTEREY, Calif.—Adobe Systems has committed to shipping a beta version of its online image-editing tool, Photoshop Express, this year, and said it will be complete in 2008. — "By late this year, we anticipate having a beta version," …
Discussion: Mashable! and Macsimum News
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Adobe's Web-Based Photoshop Express On Its Way
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Online Photoshop coming in 2008
Chris Williams / The Register:
Surge in encrypted torrents blindsides record biz — BPI claims losing is winning in P2P arms race — Exclusive The legal crackdown and publicity blitz aimed at people who share music, videos and software online is having an unintended consequence for the troubled record industry.
Discussion: TorrentFreak, p2pnet, DSLreports and VoIP Blog
Ernesto / TorrentFreak: BitTorrent Encryption Confuses the BPI, ISPs and Journalists Who Don't Research
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Releases Multi-file Uploader, Raises File Limits to 1 GB — YouTube just announced the availability for Windows users of a desktop uploader (install page here). Users will now be able to do bulk file uploads. The company also raised its file size limit from 100 MB to 1 GB.
Cris Castello / Google LatLong:
How's the weather? — A wise man once said, "I ain't often right, but I've never been wrong." When it comes to weather forecasts, this certainly rings true. You always remember that day when you planned a picnic because it was supposed to be sunny and it ended up raining.
Discussion: Webware.com, Googlified, Ogle Earth, Google Earth Blog, WebProNews, Search Engine Land and Mashable!
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: Google Earth adds weather to its repertoire
Haochi / Googlified: Google Earth Gets Weather Layer
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Earth Gets Real-Weather Update
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Send In The Clouds: Google Earth Adds Weather Layer
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Google Earth Updates Layers
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Radiohead: comScore totally inaccurate — A New Music Express piece on Radiohead brings with it a rather large knee to the goolies for comScore, which came out with some numbers on downloads of the band's "pay what you want" album In Rainbows (I wrote about comScore's results here).
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage and GIGWISE, Music News …
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Radiohead Says Sales Figures Were Inaccurate
Louis Hau / Forbes:
Redstone: 'If Content Is King, Copyright Is Its Castle' — He may look his age when he's not speaking, but when Sumner Redstone, the 84-year-old chairman of Viacom and CBS, starts talking about the shifting media landscape, you forget he was born when radio was a novelty.
Discussion: HipMojo.com, Read/WriteWeb and Insider Chatter
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Sumner Redstone: Not Crazy
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb: Sumner Redstone: YouTube Won't Pay The Rent
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Blogcosm Challenges Technorati, Techmeme to Parse the Blogosphere — Blogcosm is a new company aiming to build a directory of the blogosphere. From the mundane to the esoteric, the company wants to provide users with a rich data set about any particular blog of interest or the vertical market it is in.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, The Last Podcast and Mashable!
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Blogcosm's Blog About Blogs
Riva Richmond / SmartMoney.com:
Allen & Co. Invests In Mobile Product-Search Startup — NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Allen & Co. LLC, the secretive New York boutique investment bank, has made an investment of an undisclosed size in closely held mobile product-search company GPShopper LLC. — While the influential bank declined …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: The Anti-Allen & Company Investor?
William McGeveran / Info/Law:
Facebook Inserting Users Into Ads — Dan Solove at Concurring Opinions has some quite sensible concerns about Facebook's new advertising program — specifically, that it may violate privacy law. I think he's right, and then some... In short, the new program allows corporations to set …
Discussion: Bits and Digital Daily
Saul Hansell / Bits: Are Facebook's Social Ads Illegal?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Facebook Unveils Social (Class) Actions?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple posts firmware v1.1.2 — goodbye jailbreak! — Looks like Apple just published firmware v1.1.2 for the iPhone; hit the download link to grab it yourself because iTunes hasn't yet gotten wise to the fact that it's out. Details to follow, but don't expect jailbreak …
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog, The Boy Genius Report, MacRumors, IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband and Digg
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Apple releases iPhone 1.1.2 update
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband: The six things you need to know about iPhone's newest firmware upgrade
LookSmart Announces Sale of FindArticles.com — LookSmart, Ltd. (NASDAQ:LOOK), an online advertising and technology solutions company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Company's FindArticles.com property to CNET Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNET) …
Discussion: Business Wire, ResourceShelf, VentureBeat, HipMojo.com, Epicenter and Search Engine Land
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: What Happened to Looksmart? (Ask CNET)
Terrence Russell / Epicenter: CNet Buys FindArticles From a Similarly Regrouping LookSmart