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4:20 PM ET, August 9, 2008

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Tape Delay by NBC Faces End Run by Online Fans  —  NBC, which owns the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in the United States, spent most of Friday trying to keep it that way.  —  NBC's decision to delay broadcasting the opening ceremonies by 12 hours sent people across the country …
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.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Judge orders halt to Defcon speech on subway card hacking  —  LAS VEGAS — A federal judge on Saturday granted the state of Massachusetts' request for an injunction preventing three MIT students from giving a presentation about hacking smartcards used in the Boston subway system.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
T-Mobile's Big Idea: An iPhone-Like App Store For Every Phone  —  Like all wireless carriers, T-Mobile needs its subscribers to start doing more with their phones than just making phone calls and sending text messages.  So, perhaps inspired by the early success of Apple's iPhone App Store …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Windows broken ... I'm surprised it took this long  —  So, in a stroke, two security researchers (Mark Dowd of IBM and Alexander Sotirov or VMware) at Black Hat have set browser security back 10 years and rendered Vista's security have been rendered useless (PDF of paper here).
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.
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
Jon / p2pnet:
Could ‘legal free’ displace ‘illegal free’?  —  p2pnet news view |  Music:- Its time for Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG to, “stop swimming against the tide of what people want,” says BigChampagne CEO Eric Garland.  —  His comments come in In Rainbows, on Torrents …
Amber Gillies / Linux.com:
Open source technology is hungry for new college grads  —  Many college graduates are finding it difficult to enter the information technology world with little or no work experience.  There is no such thing as an entry-level position anymore, and more and more graduates are finding themselves in a catch-22 situation because of this.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
TrafficLoader.com to Infect BitTorrent Users with Malware  —  A new BitTorrent site has appeared which will allow scammers and spammers to infect its users with spyware, malware and viruses.  An admin of TrafficLoader.com says that no bad torrents will ever be removed from the site …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo And Google Now Let You Opt Out Of Ads (Because It's Better Than Letting You Opt In)  —  All of a sudden, Yahoo and Google want to make it easy for you to opt out of their ad targeting on both their sites and across the Web.  Yahoo announced a new one-click opt-out policy today …
Discussion: The Open Road
MX Logic ThreatBlog:
CNN Fake News Update Spam: Morphs and Massiveness  —  Volumes still very high...dropping s-l-o-w-l-y  —  The MX Logic Threat Operations Center has been a hoppin' place since the CNN Fake News updates that we originally reported the other day started coming in.
Discussion: PC World
 
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Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
More BlackBerry Javelin Hardware Sweetness!
unixwiz.net:
An Illustrated Guide to the Kaminsky DNS Vulnerability
Chris Maxcer / E-Commerce Times:
Where Are All the Dangerous DNS Exploits? Nowhere and Everywhere
Discussion: VentureBeat and Slashdot
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Facebook Security Advice: Never Ever Enter Your Passwords …
John Kelsey / Kelsey Group Blogs:
Old Online Services Never Die, They Just Fade Away
Richard Clayton / Light Blue Touchpaper:
An insecurity in OpenID, not many dead
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Wi-Fi's dead; antennas live on
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Tech Company Goes Public but Its Shares Dive 20%
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Perks Of Being The MySpace CEO Include, Apparently, Paris Hilton
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple Reviews NetShare; Permanent Ban Likely
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Home Renovation: What Tech Do I Need?
Discussion: broadstuff and Ryan Block
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
My Holy Grail Of iPhone Apps Arrives: pTerm