Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Perks Of Being The MySpace CEO Include, Apparently, Paris Hilton — Facebook may be the king of the Silicon Valley crowd, but Paris Hilton apparently prefers MySpace. 42 year old MySpace cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe has been dating 27 year old Paris Hilton for at least a few weeks, sources close to the company confirm.
Discussion: p2pnet, The Social, Celebuzz and Valleywag
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: MySpace president is Paris Hilton's latest accessory?
John Markoff / New York Times:
Leaks in Patch for Web Security Hole — SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with the discovery of a serious flaw in the Internet's workings, computer network administrators around the world have been rushing to fix their systems with a cobbled-together patch. Now it appears that the patch has some gaping holes.
Discussion: Bleeding Edge and Slashdot
Soulskill / Slashdot: BIND Still Susceptible To DNS Cache Poisoning
Chris Maxcer / E-Commerce Times:
Where Are All the Dangerous DNS Exploits? Nowhere and Everywhere … Dark Answers — “The vulnerability is that your DNS gets poisoned. You can tell if your DNS is poisoned by looking at your cache [in a DNS server], but what you can't tell is if any user queried your data, got back bad data, and then acted on it.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Agency sues to stop Defcon speakers from revealing gaping holes — Defcon A transit agency in New England has filed a federal lawsuit to stop three Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad students from publicly presenting research at Defcon demonstrating gaping security holes in two of the agency's electronic payment systems.
Discussion: TG Daily
Humphrey Cheung / TG Daily: Massachusetts transit authority sues Defcon subway hackers
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Home Renovation: What Tech Do I Need? — My wife and I bought a house a few months ago, and it needs some renovation work (read: holy crap, we're practically gutting the place, what the heck were we thinking???). One aspect of said work is redoing the entire electrical system …
Discussion: broadstuff and Ryan Block
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: THE DIGITAL HOME ON A SHOESTRING
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How To Demo Your Startup — Jason Calacanis' most recent post to his email mailing list is particularly relevant to our audience. He's spoken with 200 companies in ten minute increments as they give their pitch to be a part of the upcoming TechCrunch50 conference.
Discussion: Jason McCabe Calacanis' Mail
Richard Clayton / Light Blue Touchpaper:
An insecurity in OpenID, not many dead — Back in May it was realised that, thanks to an ill-advised change to some random number generation code, for over 18 months Debian systems had been generating crypto keys chosen from a set of 32,768 possibilities, rather than from billions and billions.
Discussion: DoxPara Research
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple Reviews NetShare; Permanent Ban Likely — Nullriver's short-lived iPhone application NetShare, which turns your iPhone into a wireless modem for your laptop, might not be returning to the App Store after all. — Earlier in the week, Nullriver received a response from Apple saying …
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Gizmodo, iPhone Savior and MacRumors
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: iPhone: Trouble in the App Store
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Why Netshare Is Probably Not Coming Back to the App Store
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
My Holy Grail Of iPhone Apps Arrives: pTerm — Just this week I was posing the question of where are all the (no-jailbreak-required) ssh/terminal apps for the iPhone? While not the best platform for such a tool (the keyboard would - and does, as you will see - eat up some serious real estate) …
Discussion: Russell Beattie's Weblog and TUAW
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog: Twitter posts for Friday, August 8, 2008
Giles Turnbull / TUAW: pTerm released, update due soon
John Kelsey / Kelsey Group Blogs:
Old Online Services Never Die, They Just Fade Away — France Telecom finally pulled the plug on Minitel 26 years after it was launched in France in 1982. (Actually, Minitel is really 15 years older than that according to SEC filings, “under an advertising sales agreement entered into in 1967 …
Discussion: Startup Chatter and Recovering Journalist
Donna Bogatin / Startup Chatter: Minitel Meets Wikipedia: Au Revoir Original Research, Goodbye to ‘Truth’
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist: Au Revoir, Minitel
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Wi-Fi's dead; antennas live on — City worries that taxpayers could get stuck with the bill for removal - — S omeday, perhaps, they'll be ashtrays, vases or the crowning touch of Conehead costumes at Halloween. — For now, though, the 600 cylindrical Wi-Fi antennas atop Portland streetlights …
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Wi-Fi Networking News
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: MetroFi Portland: No Rush to Dismantle
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Portland's MetroFi Nodes Still Hanging on
Rob Walker / New York Times:
AntiPod — The Zune — When the Microsoft Zune digital music player first appeared, it was the latest in a long line of gizmos to which the phrase “iPod killer” was hopefully attached. And let's be clear about something: This column makes absolutely no suggestion that there is any credible evidence that this is happening.
Discussion: Podcasting News