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10:50 AM ET, March 20, 2008

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comScore:
comScore Releases February 2008 U.S. Search Engine Rankings  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the search marketplace.  February 2008 saw Americans conduct nearly 10 billion core searches …
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Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
FBI posts fake hyperlinks to snare child porn suspects  —  Screen snapshot: This now-defunct site is reportedly where an FBI undercover agent posted hyperlinks purporting to be illegal videos.  Clicking the links brought a raid from the Feds.  —  The FBI has recently adopted …
Louise Story / New York Times:
A Push to Limit the Tracking of Web Surfers' Clicks  —  AFTER reading about how Internet companies like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo collect information about people online and use it for targeted advertising, one New York assemblyman said there ought to be a law.
Discussion: Screenwerk
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
NY Legislator Looks To Outlaw Behavioral Targeted Ads Without Opt-In
Discussion: DSLreports
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
HTC Calls Android Phone Dream, Feels Like One Already  —  More details of HTC's Google phone are emerging, it seems.  The handset is to be called “Dream”, will be touchscreen and have a large QWERTY keypad.  So, what else do we know?  And, more importantly, when is it coming out?
Discussion: Electronista
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Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
HTC names Google phone, ‘Dream’
Ken Dulaney / Gartner:
Gartner Changes Its Enterprise iPhone Recommendations  —  The iPhone will soon be tailored for enterprises.  Gartner recommends “appliance-level” support status once firmware 2.0 and improvements are released. iPhone will become a popular tool alongside BlackBerry and Microsoft devices.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Gartner flips its iPhone bozo bit, gives IT the green light
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Adobe realizes SDK not enough for Flash on iPhone  —  Adobe has admitted it can't bring Flash to the iPhone just because it thinks that would be a neat idea.  —  Comments made Tuesday by Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen were widely interpreted this morning as confirmation that Adobe and Apple …
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Update allows Time Machine backups on AirPort Extreme  —  In the aftermath of Wednesday's release of updates to Apple's AirPort Extreme wireless base stations and Time Machine on Wednesday, users now have the ability to use disks attached to the AirPort Extreme as a Time Machine-compatible backup drive.
Discussion: MacUser and O'Grady's PowerPage
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Diigo 3.0: The all-powerful personal and social bookmarking service  —  I was impressed by the preview I got in September of the bookmarking and Web annotation tool Diigo 3.0.  It's taken the company until this morning to release this version to the public.  In the interim the team has added features and tweaked the design.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown Decodes TechCrunch's Dream Team Memo (So You Don't Have To)  —  So what prompted TechCrunch Editor Michael Arrington to pen a pugnacious piece on how blogs should not be raising so much venture capital and instead roll themselves into a “Dream Team,” with the unusual title of “More Bloggers Raising Money.
Knowledge@Wharton:
The Experts vs. the Amateurs: A Tug of War over the Future of Media  —  A tug of war over the future of media may be brewing between so-called user-generated content — including amateurs who produce blogs, video and audio for public consumption — and professional journalists …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
E-voting vendor blocks security audit with legal threats  —  New Jersey election officials have scrapped plans for an independent audit of Union County voting machines because the vendor, Sequoia Voting Systems, says that unauthorized third-party security reviews would violate the county's license agreement.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Of All The Reasons To Say No To Internet Voting, Wouldn't Porn And Beer Be Near The End Of The List?  —  There are many, many reasons to be against the idea of allowing political voting via the internet, starting with questions about the security, accuracy and reliability of the technology.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Vista SP1 collateral damage not as bad as I had expected  —  On Tuesday Microsoft opened the door on Windows Vista SP1.  This is a landmark occasion because it marks a transition from where only a select few have had access to the software to where “everyone” can get access to this major system update.
Discussion: Engadget and WinBeta
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
PS3 firmware 2.20 bringing BD-Live interactive Blu-ray this month  —  The Blu-ray 2.0 spec (or BD-Live) is just days from launch.  Sony just announced that the next PlayStation3 firmware updated — v2.20 — will add the new interactive features to your PS3.
Discussion: Switched and Engadget HD
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
AMD makes massive layoffs  —  Five per cent cull  —  AMD IS QUIETLY cutting five per cent of its workforce.  Pink slips have been handed out now.  The cuts are going to be across the board, not targeted at any specific group.  —  Whispers also say that this is because the chip maker …
 
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Are Apple ads hurting Microsoft's brand?
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Zach Epstein / The Boy Genius Report:
New Pics of BlackBerry Curve 8330 for Sprint; Memory Upgrade?
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
UStream + GPS = Seero
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More XPERIA X1 Details from its Official White Paper
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Introducing the Google Visualization API
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Debating The Unlikely: Should Google Buy Apple?
Discussion: Google Watch and CNET News.com
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Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Inside the Twisted Mind of the Security Professional
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
FCC to hold Comcast hearings at Stanford
Darren Waters / BBC:
‘Beeb’ creators reunite at museum
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
White House Taps Tech Entrepreneur For Cyber Defense Post
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Verizon Wireless: Open In Name Only?
Discussion: MobHappy, CNN and VentureBeat
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Y Combinator Demo Day - which one will be the next Google?
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
The end of software...