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1:05 AM ET, May 11, 2009

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Brian Cuban / THE CUBAN REVOLUTION:
Open Letter To Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  —  Mark:  —  The last 7 days have seen much debate on the issue of Holocaust Denial Groups on Facebook.  There has been a lot of focus on the issues of free speech, open discussion of controversial issues and Facebook Terms Of Service(TOS).
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jew Haters Welcome At Facebook, As Long As They Aren't Lactating  —  Way more countries have laws against holocaust denial (11 or so) than breast feeding (0), but guess which one is banned on Facebook?  That's right.  Pictures of breast feeding babies are indecent, so they're a no go.
Lisa Respers France / CNN:
Facebook urged to remove Holocaust-denial groups  —  (CNN) — Part of the power of social networking is the ability to form communities with like-minded individuals.  —  But what happens when those communities are offensive to others?  —  That issue is at the heart of attempts by a Dallas …
Financial Times:
Micro-payments considered for WSJ website  —  News Corp is planning to introduce micro-payments for individual articles and premium subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal's website this year, in a milestone in the news industry's race to find better online business models.
Thomas Crampton:
Wikipedia Grappling with Deletion of IHT.com  —  Alerted by my earlier posting about The New York Times deleting links to my (and all) IHT articles, the Wikipedia community has started grappling with the problem.  —  This was an angle that had not occurred to me until now.
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The American Press on Suicide Watch  —  IF you wanted to pick the moment when the American news business went on suicide watch, it was almost exactly three years ago.  That's when Stephen Colbert, appearing at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, delivered a monologue accusing …
Discussion: PersonaNonData
Business Week:
CEOs Who Use Twitter  —  Tweets from the Chiefs  —  In August 2008 we reported on 18 chief executives who use the microblogging application Twitter to clue customers in on new services, help them with questions about their products, and generally get a little bit personal with customers, business associates, and the public.
Jonathan Seff / Macworld:
Sorenson launches Sorenson 360 video delivery network  —  Sorenson Media on Monday launched the Sorenson 360 video delivery network, a video-hosting service designed for individuals and companies who want to share high-quality on the Web.  —  Users encode their videos as Flash …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
David Lawsky / Reuters:
EU to find Intel anti-competitive: sources  —  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are expected to say this week that Intel Corp illegally paid computer makers to postpone or cancel the launch of products containing chips made by its main rival, sources familiar with the case said on Sunday.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Do Newspapers Owe Google “Fair Share” Fees For Researching Stories?  —  As the rhetoric over how Google “rips-off” newspapers, magazines and other print publishers continues, a thought occurred to me this weekend.  Perhaps Google should charge publications whose reporters tap into the service to research their stories?
Thanks:mattmcgee
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon HP Mini 1151NR netbook set to launch on May 17th  —  We've just received firm confirmation that Verizon Wireless' first netbook offering — the HP Mini 1151NR — is currently starting to touch down in stores across the country.  We first scooped it in February and then confirmed …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Liliputing and Gizmodo
Miriam Steffens / Sydney Morning Herald:
Readers reluctant to pay for online news  —  Rupert Murdoch's aim to have readers pay for access to newspapers online has been called into question by a global survey that found readers are unlikely to pay for general news they can get elsewhere free.  —  Publishers wanting to charge …
Discussion: The Australian
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Internet user IDs turn honest  —  More people forgo anonymity and sign on with real name.  —  NEW YORK —  In the 1998 box office hit “You've Got Mail,” the anonymous screen names of Meg Ryan (Shopgirl) and Tom Hanks (NY152) turned unwitting foes into paramours, giving Americans their first dose of a digital-age romantic comedy.
New York Times:
Cadets Trade the Trenches for Firewalls  —  WEST POINT, N.Y. — The Army forces were under attack.  Communications were down, and the chain of command was broken.  —  Pacing a makeshift bunker whose entrance was camouflaged with netting, the young man in battle fatigues barked at his comrades: “They are flooding the e-mail server.
 
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Miguel Helf / New York Times:
Data, Not Design, Is King in the Age of Google
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Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
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