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1:15 PM ET, April 12, 2009

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BNO Newsroom:
17-year-old claims responsibility for Twitter worm  —  Brooklyn, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) — Mikeyy Mooney, the 17-year-old creator of StalkDaily.com from Brooklyn, has admitted responsibility for the Twitter worm that rapidly spread through Twitter on Saturday, stating in an email to BNO News …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
mikeyy: Another Twitter Worm on the Loose  —  It's turning into quite a weekend for TwitterTwitter reviews : a new exploit has been created carrying the name of the 17 year old who supposedly created yesterday's StalkDaily worm.  We should emphasize that the attack is more of a nuisance than malicious …
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com, Twittercism and a.k.a Elpie, Thanks:atul
Damon / DCortesi . blog:
Twitter StalkDaily Worm Postmortem  —  Twitter got hit with a little security incident this afternoon we'll call the “StalkDaily Worm”.  I have no clue if the StalkDaily site was actually associated with the worm at this point or if it was simply a misdirection.  I believe it to be the latter.
Twitter Status:
Update on StalkDaily.com Worm  —  Earlier today we were informed of a malicious site that was spreading links to StalkDaily.com on Twitter without user consent via a cross-site scripting vulnerability.  We've taken steps to remove the offending updates, and to close the holes that allowed this “worm” to spread.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Warning: Twitter Hit By StalkDaily Worm (Updated)  —  A bad week for Twitter just got even worse.  The service has apparently been infected by a worm originating from the owners of the website StalkDaily (Note: Do not visit this website, as it may cause your computer to become infected).
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
How StalkDaily Opened a Gaping Hole in Twitter
Discussion: Twittercism and Network World
Nick / Rough Type:
Google in the middle  —  Three truths:  —  1. Google is a middleman made of software.  It's a very, very large middleman made of software.  Think of what Goliath or the Cyclops or Godzilla would look like if they were made of software.  That's Google.  —  2. The middleman acts in the middleman's interest.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
How Google Stole Control Over Content Distribution By Stealing Links  —  There is so much misunderstanding flying around about the economics of content on the web and the role of Google in the web's content economy that it's making my head hurt.  So let's see if we can straighten things out.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Does Google Really Control The News?
Discussion: digg.com
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Some Of Our Favorite Easter Eggs  —  Just as children love hunting for Easter eggs, we love finding virtual Easter eggs in software and Web apps—those intentional hidden messages, features or jokes built into the software that users in the know may stumble upon at some point during their experience with the application.
James Doran / Guardian:
IBM set to axe thousands in move to cheap labour abroad  —  IBM is planning to axe thousands of jobs in Britain, Germany and Ireland as part of a broader move to shift much of its workforce to cheaper outlets in eastern Europe, China, India and South America, the Observer has learned.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Software That Monitors Your Work, Wherever You Are  —  PEOPLE need to be watched.  —  Back at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, Jeremy Bentham, the English philosopher, seized on that basic management precept to design a building that would become a touchstone for architects of a new age.
Associated Press:
Conficker worm hits University of Utah computers  —  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah officials say a computer virus has infected more than 700 campus computers, including those at the school's three hospitals.  —  University health sciences spokesman Chris Nelson said the outbreak …
Discussion: CNET News
Miker / Mike Rowehl:
Please Don't Mistake My Apathy For A Lack of Understanding  —  There's an interesting discussion floating around that a fanatical devotion to iPhone is blinding mobile developers to larger potential markets.  And I'm amazed.  Really, just freaking flabbergasted, that the conversation could even be taking place.
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Cristine Gonzalez / VentureBeat:   iPhone devotion blinds Silicon Valley app developers
Kevin / ToMuse.com:
3 Reasons Why Breaking The DiggBar Can Actually Increase Traffic To Your Website  —  Digg released their iframe based software toolbar (DiggBar) this past week and I've been trying to educate both users and publishers as to why frames are a very bad idea.  From a publisher's standpoint …
Discussion: Regular Geek and WinExtra
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Matthew T. Sanderson / Washington Post:
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Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
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