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8:20 AM ET, November 15, 2007

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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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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Comcast Sued For Traffic Shaping
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Comcast hit with class-action lawsuit over traffic blocking
Discussion: The Register and Digg
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
High-quality YouTube videos coming soon  —  YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, speaking at the NewTeeVee Live conference today, confirmed that high-quality YouTube video streams are coming soon.  Although YouTube's goal, he said, is to make the site's vast library of content available to everyone …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen: "It's Going to Take A Little …
Discussion: Webware.com
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
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 / CNET News.com:
Dell shows off tablet and all-in-one at Oracle OpenWorld
Discussion: The Tablet PC
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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Music boss: we were wrong to go to war with consumers
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 and Alec Saunders .LOG
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" …
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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
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Vista's biggest problem remains Windows XP, survey says
Discussion: CNET News.com
USA Today:
Id takes its gaming Mobile  —  The creators of Doom and Quake are officially taking their games mobile.  —  Id Software today announces its new division, id Mobile, and plans to develop mobile versions of its classic games Quake and Wolfenstein, as well as a sequel to the cellphone game hit, Doom RPG.
Discussion: mocoNews.net and GamesIndustry.biz
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
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.
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
C.G. Lynch / CIO.com:
Five Favorite Facebook Widgets for Business Users  —  From a link to your LinkedIn account to virtual sticky notes to intergrated wikis, we present five of the most business friendly Facebook widgets you'll find.  —  Most Facebook developers will tell you that they create two different kinds of widgets.
Discussion: Rev2.org
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
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?  —  Random numbers are critical for cryptography: for encryption keys, random authentication challenges, initialization vectors, nonces, key-agreement schemes, generating prime numbers and so on.  Break the random-number generator …
Discussion: The Register
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! Ratchets!  Open!  Source!  Grid!  Platform!  —  Hoping to further the Google-battling ways of an open source cluster computing platform named for a stuffed elephant, Yahoo! has decided to share a 4,000-CPU, 1.5 petabyte grid with some boffins at Carnegie Mellon University.
 
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Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph Connected:
World's first arrests for 'virtual theft'
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Push 'Cloud Computing,' Using Data From Afar
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Tor Researcher Who Exposed Embassy E-mail Passwords Gets Raided …
Discussion: The Register
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Hidden Gmail feature lets you search by language
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
More on Zune 80 delays — available December 12th?
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Billy Berghammer / Game Informer Online:
Game Informer's December Cover Revealed!
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Verizon's Dubious Math Skills - Trouble getting accurate info on data rates
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Price cut boosts PlayStation 3 sales
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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: eWEEK.com and Gizmodo
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Windows Live Platform: our interview with Angus Logan
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Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Radio Google  —  Google's phone plan begins a war with Verizon …
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