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1:01 PM 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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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 …
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
WTF!  US Court Declares You Have No Privacy On YouTube  —  You have no privacy on YouTube.  So effectively declared a US judge yesterday.  And now somebody in the US government better stop grandstanding about search and privacy protection and actually get some laws enacted now.
Discussion: Traffick
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   YouTube vs. Viacom: Google's IP wins; Users lose
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:   Viacom-YouTube Case: Google Doesn't Have To Reveal Innermost Secrets
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 …
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Yahoo! Property Breakdown and Sum of the Parts  —  Rumors are circulating about another attempt by Microsoft to acquire part of Yahoo!.  The latest rumors suggest that Microsoft will try to buy Yahoo! Search with a media company (i.e. Time Warner or News Corp) absorbing the rest of the business.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Might Offer Carl Icahn Two Seats-But, Uh-Oh, He Wants Four  —  Yahoo leadership, trying to stave off a major clash at its annual meeting on Aug. 1 with activist investor Carl Icahn (pictured here), is contemplating offering him two board seats to assuage him, said several sources close to the situation.
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Hitwise Proves The Value Of Yahoo's Non-Search Parts  —  Surprise, surprise: they might actually be desirable  —  Suppose that Steve Ballmer and Jerry Yang miraculously agreed on something: the sale of Yahoo's search department.  A new Hitwise report sorts through the pile of properties that would remain …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Nvidia whacked over defective notebook chips; Offers driver to keep processors cool  —  Updated: Nvidia said its fiscal second quarter revenue will fall well short of targets because of weak demand, pricing pressure from AMD's ATI and a faulty graphics processors on older notebook systems.
Discussion: Dell Support
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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, p2pnet, TorrentFreak and The Register
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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.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's Facebook stake influenced ConnectU case  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—What is Facebook really worth?  —  One of the burning questions in the technology business during the past year also played a major role in the dispute between social networks ConnectU and Facebook, according to documents obtained by CNET News.com.
Discussion: Bits and Valleywag
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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