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11:55 AM ET, September 13, 2008

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The App Store's Exclusionary Policies  —  Fraser Speirs, developer of Exposure, the excellent Flickr client for the iPhone, has written an insightful piece regarding today's news that Apple rejected the iPhone podcast client Podcaster on the grounds that “since Podcaster assists in the distribution …
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CBC News:
Alleged Carleton hacker faces criminal charges  —  A Carleton University student is facing criminal charges, accused of stealing user names, passwords, financial information and other data from 32 other students to expose security flaws in the university's student card system.
Discussion: Lockergnome
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Joanne Laucius / canada.com:
Carleton student charged in computer hack
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Stuck in Google's Doghouse  —  A few days ago, Dan Savage had his lawyer send a nine-page, 4,000-word letter to the antitrust division of the Justice Department.  Mr. Savage, 59, runs Sourcetool.com, a business-to-business Web site that acts as a directory, listing — and ranking …
Ki Mae Heussner / ABCNEWS:
Paper's Decision to Twitter 3-Year-Old's Funeral Sparks Outrage  —  Critics Question Value of Giving a Play-by-Play of a Tragedy  —  A Colorado newspaper's decision to live blog the funeral of a 3-year-old boy with Twitter has prompted a flurry of criticism from the local media, bloggers and media ethicists.
Dan Moren / Macworld:
First Look: iPhone 2.1  —  Latest update to the iPhone software brings lots of fixes and a few new features  —  iPhone 2.0 brought a lot of cool features with it, but it also brought a lot of bugs.  Performance was slow, calls dropped often, and the battery life was less than impressive—and that's just off the top of my head.
Discussion: Engadget
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Search engine Cuil is valued at absurdly high level of $200M, despite flop  —  Investors valued the new search engine company Cuil at a stratospheric level of $200 million post-money in December, during the company's second round of funding before the search engine launched.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Leica trots out D-LUX 4, C-LUX 3 and M8.2 digital cameras  —  We'll be straight with you — we're still struggling to wade through Google's machine translation of a few Polish releases, but the long of short of it is that Leica has finally announced the long-expected M8.2, D-LUX 4 and C-LUX 3.
Forbes:
Spore's Piracy Problem  —  How do you measure the failure of the copy protections that software companies place on their media products?  In the case of Electronic Arts' highly-anticipated game “Spore,” just count the pirates.  —  As of Thursday afternoon, “Spore” had been illegally downloaded …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Verisign Selling Moreover, Weblogs Assets  —  Verisign is exploring the sale of its Moreover and Weblogs assets, we've confirmed from a source with knowledge of the sale process.  Both businesses were acquired in October 2005 - Moreover for an estimated $25 million and Weblogs for an undisclosed but significantly smaller amount.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Digital Entertainment Industry Announces One DRM To Rule Them All  —  A consortium of digital entertainment companies including movie studios, digital device manufacturers, and electronics retailers are trying to take on Apple by standardizing their DRM practices.
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Gina Keating / Reuters:   Media group to create new digital video “ecosystem”
Joshua-Michéle Ross / O'Reilly Radar:
Podcast: Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle discuss the upcoming Web 2.0 Summit  —  Beginning on November 5th, 2008 a wide array of thought leaders and practitioners of Web 2.0 are converging on San Francisco to attend the 5th annual Web 2.0 Summit.  This year's theme, “Web Meets World” …
Discussion: metarand
Allan Leinwand / GigaOM:
Cisco to Support VMware?  —  Cisco Systems will support VMware virtual machines on their networking hardware?  There's buzz around Silicon Valley that there will be a big announcement made at VMworld next week in Las Vegas, and that's my prediction as to what it will be.
Discussion: PC World
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft fires game test contractor who talked to VentureBeat  —  Robert Delaware was the only named Microsoft worker (a contract employee) who talked — without permission — to VentureBeat for our story last week on the Xbox 360 defects.  —  Microsoft had him fired on Wednesday.
 
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Scott Gilbertson / webmonkey:
HTML 5 Won't Be Ready Until 2022. Yes, 2022.
Sonia Verma / Times of London:
‘Hacker network’ targets UAE banks in ATM cash fraud
Discussion: The Register
Sean Captain / Popular Science:
3M Launches first Pocket Projector
Robert Pear / New York Times:
In Digital Age, Federal Files Blip Into Oblivion
dailymobile.se:
Pictures: Sony Ericsson W707 Alicia
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Report: HP trying for ‘end-run’ around Windows
Kirk / Medialoper:
The Digital TV Transition: A Disaster in the Making
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Track coming back to Twitter
Discussion: The Web Life
 Earlier Items: 
David Filo / Yodel Anecdotal:
The hackers are back  —  Two years ago, we opened our doors …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Humanize Microsoft? That's impossible!
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Nostalgia for a More Innovative Era? Not From This Bunch
Discussion: Coop's Corner
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Amazon temporarily gags Spore critics, deletes and restores all customer reviews
Roger Highfield / Telegraph:
Hackers attack Large Hadron Collider
Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
SanDisk Unveils Its Highest Capacity CompactFlash Card
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Analyst trims Apple estimates, says Air seeing decreased demand