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10:50 PM ET, August 8, 2008

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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Announces New Privacy Choice for Consumers  —  Will Expand Its Opt-Out Policy to Customized Advertising on  —  Yahoo.com  —  Today Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) announced that it will offer users greater choice in how they manage their privacy online by enabling them to opt-out of customized advertising on Yahoo.com.
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Alana Semuels / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Yahoo lets consumers opt out of targeted advertising.  Everyone rejoice?
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo to Let Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
State Supreme Court rejects noncompete clauses  —  (08-07) 12:04 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — Californians have the right to move from one company to another or start their own business and can't be prohibited by their employer from working for a competitor in their next job, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
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Robert Buderi / Xconomy:
CA Reaffirms that Non-Competes are Non-Starters—Will MA and WA Listen?
Discussion: Techdirt and CNET News.com
Allen Hutchison / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Translate now for iPhone  —  A few months ago I was planning a vacation to Austria and Italy.  I knew a few words and phrases in German and Italian, but that was about it.  So I looked around for some portable language dictionaries.  I thought Google Translate was great, but the web page didn't work that well on the iPhone.
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: TUAW
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Airline Plans To Cancel All Flights Booked Through 3rd Party Websites  —  from the piss-off-your-customers-much?  dept  —  And people wonder why airlines have so much trouble staying in business?  We were already confused enough by American Airlines' desire not to be listed on the sites …
tservice.net.ru:
Successfully poisoned the latest BIND with fully randomized ports!  —  Exploit required to send more than 130 thousand of requests for the fake records like 131737-4795-15081.blah.com to be able to match port and ID and insert poisoned entry for the poisoned_dns.blah.com.  —  # dig @localhost www.blah.com +norecurse
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John Markoff / New York Times:   Internet Security Patch May Not Do the Job
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
The Rise and Fall of Twitter  —  At the risk of offending some of you, I am posting this parody video created by Crunchgear's Nicholas Deleon and his brother Gabriel.  Just remember, it's not about Hitler.  It's about Twitter.  —  CrunchBase Information  —  Twitter  —  Information provided by CrunchBase
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net:
Updated: T-Mobile USA Will Ditch The Traditional Deck To Mirror Apple's App Store  —  Starting this fall, T-Mobile USA will take the extraordinary step of ditching its traditional deck on the phone and replacing it with a platform that's open to almost any developer, multiple sources have told us.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Thunder gets 9530 model designation on Verizon, October 13th release date?  —  We just got a screen cap of the product inventory screen from a Verizon tipster.  It shows that the BlackBerry Thunder, which we've all been reporting as a 9500-series device is correct.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Defcon: Excuse me while I turn off your pacemaker  —  The Defcon conference is the wild and woolly version of Black Hat for the unwashed masses of hackers.  It always has its share of unusual hacks.  The oddest so far is a collaborative academic effort where medical device security researchers …
Cade Metz / The Register:
American ISP flashes phantom bandwidth cap  —  With 5GB, you get termination - except that you don't  —  Yet another American ISP is toying with the idea of a ridiculously low bandwidth cap.  —  Last month, Frontier Online - a regional carrier serving 24 US states - quietly slipped …
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo makes its Google search advertising agreement public  —  Yahoo on Friday released a copy of its controversial search advertising partnership agreement with Google, marking the first time details of the deal have been made publicly available.  —  But before laying your hands on a copy …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Tech IPOs Return With Rackspace  —  After a long dry spell, technology initial public offerings took a small step towards a comeback as Rackspace Hosting, a San Antonio, Texas-based company, announced its IPO.  The company that will trade on the NYSE under the ticker RAX is selling …
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Why Do PR Firms Send Unsolicited Embargoed Press Announcements?  —  Yesterday I received the following message:  —  From: Terry May  —  To: tammysnook@hightechpr.net  —  Subject: GIPS enables VoIP for iPhone - embargoed news until Monday  —  Hi Guys, On Monday (8/11), GIPS …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Bloglines: Now With Advertising  —  Today, Bloglines has unveiled a new skin for its public beta site and has announced that it will start displaying ads on its start page.  The new skin for the beta is is quite well done and definitely an improvement over the regular Bloglines interface, as well as the last version of the beta skin.
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: Ryan Block
 
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple Reviews NetShare; Permanent Ban Likely
Discussion: MacRumors, Gizmodo and PalmAddicts
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Moving closer to filling in the white spaces
Discussion: WebProNews and Ars Technica
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Analyst: Ubuntu, community distros ready for the enterprise
Discussion: Digg
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
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Opening Olympics ceremony video online, but not on NBC
Discussion: Gizmodo and paidContent.org
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Making free music pay off
Discussion: Sony Insider
Orbitcast:
Interoperable Sirius XM Radios to arrive in less than 9 months
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
iPhone ‘kill switch’ limited to location-aware apps
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Stealth mode Conduit Labs' LoudCrowd revealed
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Google brings Olympics updates to mobile phones
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
You Can't Patch a Social Network
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Elaborate Facebook Worm Virus Spreading
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Between a rock and YouTube, video execs see promise
Discussion: DailyTech and Mashable!