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11:55 PM ET, March 28, 2008


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Dancho Danchev / Dancho Danchev's Blog:
Massive IFRAME SEO Poisoning Attack Continuing  —  Last week's massive IFRAME injection attack is slowly turning into a what looks like a large scale web application vulnerabilities audit of high profile sites.  Following the timely news coverage, Symantec's rating for the attack as medium risk …
Major Web sites hit with growing Web attack  —  A blossoming Web attack, first reported by security researcher Dancho Danchev earlier this month, has expanded to hit more than a million Web pages, including many well-known sites.  —  “The number and importance of the sites has increased,” …
Discussion: WebProNews
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple picks trusted supplier to assemble 3G iPhone  —  It should be no surprise that Apple has turned to Foxconn, the trade name for Hon Hai Precision Industries, to build the next generation iPhone.  —  China's Commercial Times reported early Friday that Foxconn was competing for the business …
3G iPhone launch seen in 2nd quarter
Scott Moritz / Fortune:   Countdown to iPhone 2.0  —  Citing ambitious production plans …
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
NAA Reveals Biggest Ad Revenue Plunge in More Than 50 Years  —  NEW YORK The newspaper industry has experienced the worst drop in advertising revenue in more than 50 years.  —  According to new data released by the Newspaper Association of America, total print advertising revenue …
Daniel Emerson / Sydney Morning Herald:
Facebook friends not real friends: judge  —  A British judge has made official what many of us have long suspected - that being “Facebook friends” with someone doesn't necessarily make you their friend.  —  The magistrate was presiding over a harassment case in which a woman accused …
Reggie / Internet Tablet Talk:
The Nokia N810 - WiMAX Edition  —  Ok, there's no official announcement yet but Nokia has again let the cat out of the bag a bit too early — four days too early to be exact as we can probably guess that the new Nokia N810 Internet Tablet - WiMAX Edition will be announced at CTIA at Las Vegas on April 1.
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily:
Friendfeed Frenzy - Why it continues  —  I think we can all comfortably credit Louis Gray with carving out a neat niche and bringing the so-called numerous lifestreaming apps to the ‘significant awareness’ pool.  —  Friendfeed was very smart over the past week and they really should be congratulated.
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Music Tax Details From Source: “Pay Us Not To Sue You”  —  We learned yesterday that Warner Music, the third largest music label, is gunning for a $5/month music tax on U.S. residents.  —  Some of the details were in the article: they've hired industry veteran Jim Griffin to create …
Mathew /
Musical interlude: virtual mixtapes
Discussion: Robin Good's and No Man's Blog
Erica Ogg / CNET
HD DVD ceases to exist  —  Last one out, turn off the lights.  —  That was essentially the tone of the note that the HD DVD Promotional Group sent to its members Friday.  The obituary for the format was short and to the point: … It was also a bit late.
Apple begins widespread testing of Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update  —  Apple Inc. this week began testing Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update, a third maintenance and security update to its relatively new Leopard operating system that already bundles over 75 bug fixes and code corrections.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
PaidContent vs. TechCrunch: Two Visions of Blogging's Future  —  Michael Arrington and Rafat Ali are both forceful, sharp-tongued, quick-tempered and plugged in, and both have built successful technology blogging ventures.  So it's no surprise that there is more than a little sparring between them.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Adobe to remove Photoshop pic pimping clause  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  After complaints from freetards everywhere, Adobe has agreed to revise the photo pimping clause that accompanies its new freetard-friendly Photoshop Express service.
Rafe Needleman /
Firefox 4 will push out the edges of the browser  —  This post has been corrected from the original: Mozilla has no plan to ship Firefox 4 this year; references to that effect have been removed.  —  After the product road map roundtable I live-blogged Wednesday, I had a talk with Chris Beard, VP of Labs for Mozilla.
Discussion:, DailyTech and Slashdot
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
BlackBerry 9000 in the wild  —  Okay, we'll admit, the first thought on our minds when we saw the BlackBerry 9000 in its natural habitat for the first time was, “that's it?”  RIM's been taking on increasingly sharp competition as of late — even in its traditional corporate strongholds …
Wall Street Journal:
Phones Will Soon Tell Where You Are  —  Would you want other people to know, all day long, exactly where you are, right down to the street corner or restaurant?  —  Unsettling as that may sound to some, wireless carriers are betting that many of their customers do, and they're rolling out services to make it possible.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
VeriSign ups cost of .com, .net domains second year in a row
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John Lancaster / Guardian:
Dork Talk  —  Part of the problem with smartphones is the term “smartphone”.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
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Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
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Elizabeth Montalbano /
Study sees Microsoft brand in sharp decline
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Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NVIDIA drivers responsible for nearly 30% of Vista crashes in 2007