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10:55 AM ET, July 3, 2008

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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom  —  Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users' names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday.
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Kurt Opsahl / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Ruling Will Expose Viewing Habits of YouTube Users  —  Yesterday, in the Viacom v. Google litigation, the federal court for the Southern District of New York ordered Google to produce to Viacom (over Google's objections): … The court's order grants Viacom's request and erroneously ignores …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Judge Protects YouTube's Source Code, Throws Users To The Wolves  —  The ongoing Google/YouTube-Viacom litigation has now officially spilled over to users with a court order requiring Google to turn over massive amounts of user data to Viacom.  If the data is actually released …
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
YouTube privacy at risk in Google-Viacom ruling  —  Google scored a legal victory in keeping its search source code secret from Viacom, but YouTube users were not so fortunate with their privacy.  —  A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the search giant doesn't have to turn over the code to Viacom …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   WTF! US Court Declares You Have No Privacy On YouTube
Adam Connors / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Talk for the iPhone  —  We've just released in the US a new version of Google Talk designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch browsers.  In addition to sending your friends Gmail messages from your iPhone, you can now chat with them while you're on the move, too!
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google Talk comes to the iPhone.  Death of the text message approaching?  —  Google has unveiled a web-based version of its Google Talk instant messaging client specifically built for the iPhone.  Quite simply: It's amazing — but it has limitations.  —  Just as with Google's other apps built …
Google Talkabout:
Chat on your iPhone  —  Attention iPhone owners!  You can now chat with all your Google Talk buddies while on the go.  Our new version of Google Talk is designed specifically for the iPhone and runs in the iPhone's browser, so you don't need to download or install anything.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NVIDIA says “significant quantities” of laptop GPUs are defective, stock tumbles  —  If you're the type to watch the late stock tickers, you might have noticed that NVIDIA's stock just took a pretty big hit, down 24 percent to $13.56 — that's because the company just informed investors that …
Discussion: TG Daily, Gizmodo and MacMegasite
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
State of U.S. Broadband: Demand Hits Speed Bumps  —  A new report from Pew Internet shows that broadband growth in the U.S. has slowed down to a crawl, a sign that U.S. broadband carriers would have to work hard to find ways to grow their overall businesses.
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John Horrigan / Pew Internet:
Home Broadband 2008: Adoption Stalls for low-income Americans …
Discussion: DSLreports and dailywireless.org
Jim Reed / BBC:
Virgin defends file-sharing campaign  —  Virgin Media has told Newsbeat there is “absolutely no possibility” of taking legal action or banning internet users as part of a campaign against illegal file-sharing on its broadband network.  —  The firm has sent 800 letters to customers …
Discussion: Slyck, TorrentFreak and The Register
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BBC:
Warning letters to ‘file-sharers’
Discussion: BBC NEWS, p2pnet and ringtonia.com
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo, Microsoft, Time Warner, News Corp, and AOL Agree To Talk Forever And Never Do Anything  —  All major Internet companies not named Google are in talks about mergers, partnerships, spinouts, and other proposals to quiet irate shareholders and stop getting their butts kicked, says the WSJ.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter refugees find a new home (at least for this week): Identi.ca  —  First everyone was going to leave Twitter for Jaiku.  Then everyone was going to leave Twitter for Pownce.  Then everyone was going to leave Twitter for Plurk.  Then everyone was going to leave Twitter for FriendFeed.
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Street View Live in France  —  Google Street View - those panorama photos part of Google Maps - has now been released for France, as second country in the world after the US.  However, the pics taken are just from the Tour de France route, as Luka from the French Zorgloob blog explains.
Discussion: Screenwerk and WebProNews
Bill Ray / The Register:
America wakes up to the surveillance society  —  Who watches the watchmen's mobile phone?  —  Civil liberties groups in the US are demanding that the Department of Justice cough details of its use of mobile phone tracking - particularly how often it's done so without probable cause of a crime being committed.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Bits
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Grant Gross / Computerworld:
Civil liberties groups sue U.S. over mobile phone tracking
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Small Business Success Stories: What We've Learned So Far  —  A baker, a guitar teacher, a florist, and a real estate agent: Those are the four small business owners I've profiled in this space recently.  Before I continue with more online marketing success stories, this seems like a smart …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Firefox sets new record, cracks 19% market share  —  Safari and Opera also set records, all at IE's expense  —  Computerworld) Mozilla Corp. used the launch of Firefox 3.0 last month to boost its browser market share to over 19%, an Internet measurement company said today.
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Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail's CAPTCHA broken by spammers  —  Breaking Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail's CAPTCHAs, has been an urban legend for over two years now, with do-it-yourself CAPTCHA breaking services, and proprietary underground tools assisting spammers, phishers and malware authors …
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AT&T May Drop Dish, But Still Has U-verse
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
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Discussion: The Register and CNET News.com