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1:00 PM ET, February 18, 2009

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Update on Terms  —  A couple of weeks ago, we revised our terms of use hoping to clarify some parts for our users.  Over the past couple of days, we received a lot of questions and comments about the changes and what they mean for people and their information.
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:   Maybe Facebook should just offer a loyalty card instead
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown Decodes the Zuckerberg Terms of Service My-Bad Memo …
Discussion: HighTouch
CNN:
Facebook backs down, reverses on user information policy
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Google wins Street View privacy suit  —  A couple in Pittsburgh that sued Google claiming that the Street View on Google Maps is a reckless invasion of their privacy has lost their case.  —  Aaron and Christine Boring sued the Internet search giant last April, alleging that Google …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon Wireless: 4G LTE trials showing 50 to 60 Mbps download rates  —  Verizon Wireless said Wednesday that it is testing 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service with the aim of launching commercial service in 2010.  Verizon Wireless said the 4G LTE network in field trials has demonstrated download rates …
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Verizon:
Verizon Wireless Fosters Global LTE Ecosystem as Verizon CTO Dick Lynch Announces Deployment Plans  —  New LTE Innovation Center Will Foster Wireless Growth  —  BARCELONA, Spain, and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — In a move that will jump-start deployment of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks globally …
InfoWorld:
Verizon to roll out LTE in two US cities this year
Discussion: GPS Obsessed
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Comcast's Customers Give The Cable Guy the Boot  —  Even in the worst of times, people are supposed to hold their TVs close to their hearts: Turn off the heat?  Sure.  But don't you dare take my cable away.  —  So this can't be good: Cable giant Comcast (CMCSA) turned in a fourth-quarter report card …
Discussion: GigaOM, TechFlash and DSLreports
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Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
Write-Down Hurts Comcast
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
Antitrust Pick Varney Saw Google as Next Microsoft  —  Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) — Christine A. Varney, nominated by President Barack Obama to be the U.S.'s next antitrust chief, has described Google Inc. as a monopolist that will dominate online computing services the way Microsoft Corp. ruled software.
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Obama's antitrust pick: Microsoft ‘so last century,’ Google troubling
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Day 3 - The Pirate Bay's ‘King Kong’ Defense  —  The third day of the trial started with prosecutor Håkan Roswall who presented his updated/amended charges to the Court, taking into consideration the developments of yesterday (50% charges removed).  He characterized these amendments as a “small change”.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Mozilla, Skype support EFF's case for iPhone jailbreaking  —  In a filling with the US Copyright Office, Mozilla and Skype have added their voices of support to a request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act related to iPhone jailbreaking.
Discussion: iPhone Buzz
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla backs move to decriminalize iPhone jailbreaking
Discussion: CNET News
Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Intel files suit against Nvidia  —  We have just learned that Intel filed suit against Nvidia late last night in which it alleges that the four-year old chipset license agreement the two companies signed is not valid for Intel's current and future generation CPUs with integrated memory controllers.
Discussion: DailyTech, Thanks:timsmalley
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Nvidia In Dispute With Intel On Chipset Licenses
Discussion: Reuters, PR Newswire and Electronista
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Search Share Rises Again... And Google Falls!  —  Last month we reported a potentially important change in search-market share trends: After years of steady decline, Yahoo's domestic share numbers (YHOO) had increased for five months in a row.  Well, the good news continued in January …
Discussion: TechCrunch, WebProNews and Smalltalk Tidbits …, Thanks:atul
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Canon releases 10 cameras in one night - thanks, Canon  —  Just when I thought it was safe to relax and read a little bit, my inbox lights up with a damn tidal wave of point-and-shoots.  If you're in the market, you'll be doing more in-depth research and of course the outliers of this batch …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Once Again: Making Search Results Better Isn't An Antitrust Violation  —  And, here we go with more ridiculous antitrust lawsuits — this time against Google.  You may recall last fall, the NY Times ran a silly article focusing on one small company supposedly as evidence of Google's monopoly power.
Discussion: eWeek, Coop's Corner and Tech Beat
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
CAPTCHA-crackers breach Windows Live Hotmail yet again  —  Another day, another CAPTCHA crack, and this time it's Microsoft once again scrambling to pull its pants back up.  The company will undoubtedly resecure Windows Live Hotmail, but CAPTCHAs are a technology whose use needs to be reevaluated.
Discussion: eWeek
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Hulu pulls content from TV.com  —  Hulu.com has pulled its content off CBS-owned TV.com, which relaunched last month, sources confirmed on Tuesday.  —  Attempts to access episodes of Heroes and other content from NBC and News Corp. partners in the Hulu joint venture displayed a “video unavailable” message.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Oh, the humanity: Windows 7's draconian DRM?  —  Once again, we see fanciful claims about ludicrous DRM schemes in the new Windows operating system, but a closer look suggests that Windows isn't to blame after all.  Most users, in fact, won't even notice Windows 7's DRM.
Discussion: TechFlash and InfoWorld
Nintendo:
NINTENDO DSI LAUNCHES APRIL 5 IN THE UNITED STATES  —  New Portable System Offers Customized Gaming Experiences  —  Nintendo pioneered hand-held entertainment in the '80s and made it fully mobile with the Game Boy™ video game system.  Now, Nintendo is transforming the way people access …
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
Stimulus-tracking Recovery.gov site goes live  —  Recovery.gov launches to track stimulus spending—but will it be a triumph of transparency or an exercise in spin?  —  President Obama signed The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 today, and while much of the $789 billion …
 
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Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Sector remap fragmentation slowing Intel X25-M SSDs
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's IE 8 Compatibility List: Is it working?
Royal Pingdom:
Social network downtime in 2008
Discussion: GigaOM, MediaNama and Quick Online Tips
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Pantech's Matrix PRO slides two ways onto AT&T
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Bluetooth Over Wi-Fi Zoomtastic Speed Shocks Our Pants Off
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Jeff Dean keynote at WSDM 2009
Discussion: The Noisy Channel
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Traditional Radio Stations Agree To Webcasting Rates; Internet …
Discussion: hypebot
 Earlier Items: 
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Stimulus bill includes $7.2 billion for broadband
Discussion: Engadget
Cade Metz / The Register:
Intel sees future in Mega Data Center
Cecilia Kang / Post I.T.:
Obama Tech Adviser Says More to Come on Broadband Push
Tom Reestman / TheAppleBlog:
Microsoft Finally Found a Group They Can Impress
Discussion: Industry Standard and Edible Apple
Paul Miller / Engadget:
NVIDIA's Tegra in the flesh, booting to Android and pumping out 1080p video
Discussion: The Toybox
Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Freescale To Use Android, Aims for Half of Netbook Market
Discussion: The Toybox, jkOnTheRun and Reuters, Thanks:kevendones
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Source: NYC to announce start-up workspace partnership