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12:00 PM ET, September 20, 2008

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Wikileaks:
Bill O'Reilly hacked 2008  —  File  — bill-oreilly-hacked-2008.jpg (click to view full file) … The file provides proof that the Fox News demagogue, Bill O'Reilly, has been hacked.  —  Wikileaks has been informed the hack was a response to the pundit's recent scurrilous attacks …
Discussion: p2pnet, PC World and The Inquisitr
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
FoxNews commentator Bill O'Reilly's website hacked  —  200 loyal followers Wikileaked  —  Two days after someone broke into the email account of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, unknown intruders have hacked the website of conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly and posted personal details of more than 200 of its subscribers.
Discussion: Zero Day, VentureBeat and Boing Boing
Ars Technica:
Comcast loses P2P religion, goes agnostic on throttling  —  Comcast has finally provided the FCC with details of its new congestion management system, and there's a lot to like.  Deep packet inspection it out.  P2P protocol targeting is out.  Management systems that affect entire regions are out.
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Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Submits Plans to Manage Broadband  —  Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable operator by subscribers, formally submitted plans to the Federal Communications Commission late Friday detailing how the company plans to manage its broadband network.  —  Rather than target specific types …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Comcast's New Network Management Includes Downstream Traffic
Discussion: Sidecut Reports
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:   Comcast: No complaints on new Internet management
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
iPhone Developers Go From Rags to Riches  —  The iPhone is a revolutionary handset.  But it is also the key to a virtual gold mine — the iTunes App Store, where independent developers can become multimillionaires in just a year.  —  Since its launch in July, the App Store has grown to become an indie developer's dream come true.
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Infinite Loop and Digg
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John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
The Week in iPhone Apps: Tired Internet Meme Edition  —  Do you think a store full of geek developers could let September 19th go by without a surge of pirate-related applications?  Personally, I'm waiting for the app that pushes live updates of real pirate advisories so my raw shipments …
Discussion: Hack a Day
Blue:
Windows 7 M3 Build 6780: Pictures and Videos(soon)  —  Yes, new post about latest Windows 7 M3 Build 6780.  Background: I've reported priori Windows 7 versions before.  —  Start Menu: the visual design of search box and shutdown/lock buttons are changed.  The right panel is simplified.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Secret Microsoft Invasion of Yahoo Continues: MSN GM Headed There Soon?  —  Jeff Dossett, a longtime Microsoft exec whose most current job has been as executive producer and general manager of MSN, is leaving the company, sources said, and is likely to land at Yahoo soon.
New York Times:
As Text Messages Fly, Danger Lurks  —  LOS ANGELES — Senator Barack Obama used one to announce to the world his choice of a running mate.  Thousands of Americans have used them to vote for their favorite “American Idol” contestants.  Many teenagers prefer them to actually talking.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nilay Patel / Engadget Mobile:
G1 appears on T-Mobile's site  —  Snap — looks like the Android-powered T-Mobile G1 is peeking out a little early in the form of a non-working pre-registration link on the my.t-mobile.com customer portal.  No specs or info, but if you had any doubt this thing was coming on Tuesday we'd say it just got cleared up.
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Products Placed: How Companies Pay Artists to Include Brands in Lyrics  —  Songs that refer to products and brands have been with us for years, from Simon and Garfunkel singing “Mama don't take my Kodachrome away” to Janis Joplin's plea for a new car in “Mercedes Benz” and beyond.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Seesmic Launches Mobile Cell Phone Video - Exclusive CEO Demo  —  During my trip to the west coast, I sat down with Seesmic CEO Loic LeMeur for a demo of the new Seesmic mobile application.  I was able to grab an exclusive video demo with Loic and I've embedded the demo below.
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog
Andy Rubin / The Official Google Blog:
The future of mobile  —  The Internet has had an enormous impact on people's lives around the world in the ten years since Google's founding.  It has changed politics, entertainment, culture, business, health care, the environment and just about every other topic you can think of.
Discussion: SlashPhone and I4U News
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
The looming crisis: Personal syndication overload  —  Today, for kicks, I tried to draw a map of all the places I write content, all the places it is displayed, and all the intermediate services that re-post my content in places other than where I originally write it.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Apple:
Apple Announces Ultracompact USB Adapter Exchange Program  —  Apple® today announced that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter's metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating the risk of electric shock.
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
Microsoft's 'I'm a PC' Ads Created On Macs  —  After dumping its $10 million contract with Jerry Seinfeld after just three ads (only two of which even aired) Microsoft has created new ad copy where regular people and a few celebrities say, “I'm a PC!”  One problem with the campaign's credibility: the ad work was created using Macs.
 
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 More Items: 
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek:
Analyst Predicts 400,000 Android Handsets Sold By End Of 2008
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Fairtilizer Launches Next-Gen Music Company
Discussion: WinExtra
George Colony / George F. Colony:
Forrester: mild tech slowdown ahead
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ballmer sets a new (and potentially much later) retirement date
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy:
Talk Like a Pirate Day: Will The Web Audience Ever Grow Up?
The Official Google Blog:
Changes in Phoenix  —  At Google, engineering is everything …
Discussion: PC World and CNET News
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
EA to Spore players: We're sorry for DRM
Discussion: Techdirt, CNET News and Digg
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Twittermoms Shows Why Twitter Needs Groups
Discussion: twitter moms
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Google now one of the top 10 most valuable brands
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo's New Board to Meet
Discussion: CNET News and paidContent.org
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
Metamorphic Ventures Adds Ex-Googler As Managing Partner
Discussion: metamorphic.vc and Valleywag
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek:
Web 2.0 Expo: Zoho To Launch App Store, Support For Offline E-Mail