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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Comcast Sued Over BitTorrent Blocking - UPDATED  —  A California man filed suit in state court Tuesday against internet service provider Comcast, arguing that the company's secret use of technology to limit peer-to-peer applications such as BitTorrent violates federal computer fraud laws …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Comcast hit with class-action lawsuit over traffic blocking  —  Comcast's traffic management practices have landed the cable giant in court.  Yesterday, a California resident filed a lawsuit in state court accusing Comcast of breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing …
Discussion: The Register and Digg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Comcast Sued For Traffic Shaping
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen: "It's Going to Take A Little More Time" for Ad Monetization  —  Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube says the time spent by visitors to YouTube makes it a highly valuable proposition for advertisers.  Today at the NewTeeVee conference he reflects on the meteoric rise …
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NTV Live Featured Conversation: Steve Chen, YouTube
Discussion: last100, The Utube Blog and Valleywag
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
NewTeeVee: YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen Says Customizable External Player Coming
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
NewTeeVee: A Look At The Underlying Networks
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Dell's Latitude XT and XPS ONE make first public appearance  —  Dell fans, we've got some juicy meat for you to sink your teeth into.  During Michael Dell's keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld today, the company unleashed (or at least demoed) its forthcoming all-in-one PC, creatively named the XPS One.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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JKK / jkkmobile:
Multi-touch on Dell's convertible
Discussion: The Tablet PC and Gizmodo
Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dell shows off tablet and all-in-one at Oracle OpenWorld
Discussion: The Tablet PC and CNET News.com
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Warner Music Boss: We Were Wrong  —  Someone in the music industry finally seeing the error of their ways?  A blue moon rose over Macau Wednesday when Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group Edgar Bronfman admitted on stage that the music industry had been asleep at the wheel.
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PC Pro:
Music boss: we were wrong to go to war with consumers  —  The boss of Warner Music has made a rare public confession that the music industry has to take some of the blame for the rise of p2p file sharing.  —  Speaking at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau, Edgar Bronfman told mobile operators …
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple monster update fixes 41 Mac OS X, Safari vulnerabilities  —  Apple today released a monster update to provide belated cover for at least 41 security holes in its flagship Mac operating system.  —  With Security Update 2007-008 and Mac OS X v10.4.11, Apple patches multiple "highly critical" …
Discussion: Today @ PC World and TidBITS
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public.resource.org:
Announcement  —  1.8 million pages of federal case law to become freely available.  —  Public.Resource.Org and Fastcase, Inc. announced today that they will release a large and free archive of federal case law, including all Courts of Appeals decisions from 1950 to the present and all Supreme Court decisions since 1754.
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John Markoff / Bits:   Score One for the Web's Don Quixote
Mark Ward / Press Association:
WWII computer working again  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  Bletchley's code-breaking effort shortened the war by many months  —  For the first time in more than 60 years a Colossus computer will be cracking codes at Bletchley Park.  —  The machine is being put through …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Meet the PayPal mafia  —  An inside look at the hyperintelligent, superconnected pack of serial entrepreneurs who left the payment service and are turning Silicon Valley upside down.  Fortune's Jeffrey O'Brien reports.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — A door opens, and a blond man appears in a white jacket with large buttons.
Discussion: Valleywag and Digg
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Forrester Calls Desktop Linux a Credible Threat to Windows  —  Nearly half of enterprises have concrete plans to deploy Windows Vista, and 7 percent will have started by Dec. 31.  —  Linux is becoming a credible threat to Windows on the desktop, and will grow over the next year …
Discussion: InfoWorld and WebProNews
Glenn Kelman / TechCrunch:
Entrepreneur 2.0  —  This guest post is written by Glen Kelman, the president and CEO of real estate startup Redfin.  Previously, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market.
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Radio Google  —  Google's phone plan begins a war with Verizon, Microsoft and the wishes of the feds.  —  Google's November surprise will rattle the wireless industry for months.  On Nov. 5 the Mountain View, Calif. search giant announced that it had cobbled together an alliance …
Chad Lorenz / Slate:
The Death of E-Mail  —  TEENAGERS ARE ABANDONING THEIR YAHOO! AND HOTMAIL ACCOUNTS.  DO THE REST OF US HAVE TO?  —  By 2002, everyone in my family had become an Internet convert.  For the technophobic older generation, signing up for an e-mail account was a concession to us youngsters …
Discussion: Techdirt
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Hidden Gmail feature lets you search by language  —  How many languages do you speak?  If you are like most people, probably only one or two.  If you are fluent in multiple, you may find it useful to keep messages written certain languages separate — or you may find it useful to create …
 
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Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?
Discussion: The Register
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
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Discussion: I4U News
Billy Berghammer / Game Informer Online:
Game Informer's December Cover Revealed!
Kevin Ho / CNET News.com:
The 'dead zone': iPhone screen fails
Discussion: Digg
Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon's Dubious Math Skills - Trouble getting accurate info on data rates
Discussion: Techdirt and CrunchGear
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista SP1: Release Candidate test build goes to 15,000 testers
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Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Price cut boosts PlayStation 3 sales
InfoWorld:
With Web 2.0, a new breed of malware evolves
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Broadband data collection bill passes full House
Discussion: Gizmodo
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
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Discussion: WinBeta
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook's Owen Van Natta Speaks!
Discussion: Valleywag
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
WordPress Traffic Passes TypePad, Execs Getting Rich?
CNET News.com:
New computer interface: Blow on the screen
Discussion: Engadget
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Sun launches xVM virtualization platform