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11:15 AM ET, August 9, 2008

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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
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
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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.
tservice.net.ru:   Successfully poisoned the latest BIND with fully randomized ports!
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
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
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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
 
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Tangos / China Web2.0 Review:
The Olympics and Social Media in China
Amber Gillies / Linux.com:
Open source technology is hungry for new college grads
Discussion: Digg
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Facebook Security Advice: Never Ever Enter Your Passwords …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Tech Company Goes Public but Its Shares Dive 20%
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel to release new midrange chips Monday
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Bloglines: Now With Advertising
Discussion: Profy
Cade Metz / The Register:
American ISP flashes phantom bandwidth cap
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Why Do PR Firms Send Unsolicited Embargoed Press Announcements?
Discussion: VoIP Watch
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Buderi / Xconomy:
CA Reaffirms that Non-Competes are Non-Starters—Will MA and WA Listen?
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo makes its Google search advertising agreement public
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Airline Plans To Cancel All Flights Booked Through 3rd Party Websites
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Analyst: Ubuntu, community distros ready for the enterprise
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Defcon: Excuse me while I turn off your pacemaker
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net:
Updated: T-Mobile USA Will Ditch The Traditional Deck To Mirror Apple's App Store
Jon / p2pnet:
William Patry Copyright Blog returns!
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Over 100 bug fixes baked into Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update