Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Twitter, Facebook attack targeted one user — A Russian activist blogger with accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal and Google's Blogger and YouTube was targeted in a denial of service attack that led to the site-wide outage at Twitter and problems at the other sites on Thursday, according to a Facebook executive.
Discussion: eWeek, The Register, dot.life, AustralianIT.com.au, p2pnet, TECH.BLORGE.com, TechCrunch, Graham Cluley's blog, New York Times, NevilleHobson.com, Nokia Conversations, Softpedia News, TechnoLlama, NEWS.com.au, Mashable!, Software, Interrupted, Inside Facebook, Data Center Knowledge, Epicenter, Gizmodo, Guardian, Twitter Blog, open, Latest Open Salon Blog, Gawker and digg.com
Maggie Shiels / dot.life: The day Twitter stopped
Glenn Chapman / AustralianIT.com.au: Twitter, Facebook hit by cyber attacks
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Twitter Outage Moves Into Day 2
Jenna Wortham / New York Times: Online Attack Silences Twitter for Much of Day
Andrew Ramadge / NEWS.com.au: Twitter attacks targeted Georgian blogger
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted: Denial-of-service got Twitter. Is your network next?
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: Facebook Suffers Slowdowns from DDoS Attack
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: DDOS Attack Against Facebook, Twitter, Et Al. Was Because of One Guy's LiveJournal
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Google the latest victim of malicious online attacks
Glyn Moody / open: The Most Hated Man Online?
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Twitter Attack Brings a Day Without Social Media
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Researcher: Twitter attack targeted anti-Russian blogger — Joejobbing Cyxymu — Free whitepaper - Avoiding 7 common mistakes of IT security compliance — As Twitter struggled to return to normal Wednesday evening, a trickle of details suggested that the outage that left 30 million users unable …
Discussion: Telegraph, CNET News, Graham Cluley's blog, Mashable!, Technologizer, eWeek and UMBC ebiquity
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Russian hackers launched Twitter attack ‘to silence Georgian blogger’
Larry Magid / CNET News: Podcast: Twitter attacker had Georgia in mind
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog: Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal hit by massive denial-of-service attack
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Denials of Service: Scary? Annoying? Neither?
Brian Prince / eWeek: Twitter, Facebook Investigating Service Disruptions
Emily Steel / Digits:
Twittering in the Dark: Lance Armstrong, Andy Dick Weigh In — and Elizabeth Holmes — Twitter went silent for a few hours on Thursday, and popular Tweeters had plenty to say about it. — Comedian Andy Dick complained that the outage kept him from blocking a user who had taken a swipe at his celebrity status.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Twitter Status
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Think You're Pissed at Facebook and Twitter? — This morning you logged on to Facebook and Twitter, only to find you had no way of announcing to the world that you were starting a new diet. Or eating Raisin Bran. Or hungover. So you stormed away from your computer, irate: how could the intertubes have failed you so utterly?
Discussion: Epicenter, Infocult and Digital Daily
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: Facebook Confirms Denial-of-Service Attack (Updated)
Bryan Alexander / Infocult: Social media fail, or Web 2.0 lost a battle to information war?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal Back Up and Running After Attacks
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Update on Today's DoS Attacks
Update on Today's DoS Attacks
Discussion: PC Magazine, contentious.com, VentureBeat, broadstuff, CNET News, Bits, Infocult, bub.blicio.us and Twitterrati
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: LiveJournal Confirms DDoS Attack After Twitter Hit
Amy Gahran / contentious.com: On Twitter and Vulnerability
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Twitter, Facebook are victims of “single, massively coordinated attack”
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter off for a day and world didn't stop shock!
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Twitter crippled by denial-of-service attack
Riva Richmond / Bits: Twitter Restores Service After Attack
Bryan Alexander / Infocult: Social Web under attack?
Briansolis / bub.blicio.us: Twitter is Down: Defending Against DoS Attack
Mark Evans / Twitterrati: A Day (Or Hour) Without Twitter Sucks
David Pogue / New York Times:
New Entry in E-Books Is a Paper Tiger — Suppose there are two rival companies — let's call them A and B. Each wants to dominate the blossoming world of electronic books. — Company A (that's A as in “Amazon") began life selling physical books online. Its reading gadget, the Kindle …
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
iRex prepping new wireless e-book reader
iRex prepping new wireless e-book reader
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista, SlashGear, Gizmodo and TeleRead
Darren Murph / Engadget: iRex readying wireless e-reader while Plastic Logic's own snags $299 price point
Brenda Stokes / SlashGear: iRex prepping small touchscreen 3G reader for U.S.
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Schmidt's Apple Gig: He Worked for Free — Former Apple director Eric Schmidt took no salary or stock for his board service. What did the Google chief accept? Lots of Apple gear — Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt served on Apple's board essentially without pay …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Computerworld, TechVi and Business Week
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Google's Schmidt praises iPhone, talks Android
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: Eric Schmidt worked on the Apple Board for gear only
Randall Bennett / TechVi: Eric Schmidt worked on Apple board for pittance
Nanette Byrnes / Business Week: SEC Slaps Greenberg on AIG Accounting
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Phil Schiller Responds Regarding Ninjawords and the App Store — Tuesday's piece on Ninjawords was really about two stories. The small story is that of a clever $2 iPhone dictionary app, the developers of which removed “objectionable” words from its dictionary so as to get it published in the App Store.
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech, New York Times, iPhone Buzz, Guardian, TechCrunch, SlashGear, IntoMobile, GPS Obsessed, Macworld, MacRumors iPhone Blog, The Register, TheAppleBlog, CNET News, EverythingiCafe, TeleRead, Ars Technica, Engadget, Life On the Wicked Stage, The iPhone Blog, Gizmodo, Technologizer, AppleInsider, MobileCrunch, InformationWeek, Pulse2, mocoNews, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, Silicon Alley Insider, Edible Apple, TidBITS, Download Squad, Techdirt and Marco.org, Thanks:mostlyyes
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Apple's curious PR problem
David Pogue / New York Times: Is Google Voice a Threat to AT&T?
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: Phil Schiller responds to Ninjawords censorship
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: How Apple offered an olive branch over iPhone apps
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple's Phil Schiller comments on Ninjawords censor scandal
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Can't get laid? Looking to get sexually assaulted? …
Justin / GPS Obsessed: Sex offender-locating iPhone app removed from the App Store, perverts rejoice
The Macalope / Macworld: The Macalope Weekly: Ball of confusion
Marianne Schultz / MacRumors iPhone Blog: App Store Highlight: TuneTweet
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple denies censoring App Store swear words
Olly Farshi / TheAppleBlog: Apple's Phil Schiller Responds to App Store Furore and Ninja Words Debacle
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Apple breaks App Store silence
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: App Store Follies: Phil Schiller Responds
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Schiller: Apple to “learn and quickly improve” App Store
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Phil Schiller says Apple didn't censor a dictionary
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo: Apple Yanks Sex Offender Locator From App Store to the Relief of Perverts Everywhere
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: More on the iPhone/Ninjawords Situation
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Schiller responds to Ninjawords debacle
Marin Perez / InformationWeek: iPhone Developers Grumble Over Latest App Flap
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Didn't Censor The Ninjawords App, They Just Told Them To Have A 17+ Rating
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Phil Schiller's response to Ninjawords dictionary word censorship
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple's Phil Schiller Responds: We Didn't Censor iPhone Dictionary
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS: Apple Explains Why Dictionary Required Mature Rating
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Apple censors iPhone version of Ninjawords dictionary
Michael Masnick / Techdirt: Apple Now Censoring A Dictionary iPhone App?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple's Phil Schiller Speaks On Censored iPhone Dictionaries …
Apple's Phil Schiller Speaks On Censored iPhone Dictionaries …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, IntoMobile, Edible Apple and Macworld
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple takes a chunk of the gaming industry
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Phil Schiller admits that Apple censors the App Store like China …
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Is Adobe the next (pre-2002) Microsoft? — If you are a criminal and you want to break into a network a common attack method is to exploit a hole in software that exists on most computers, has its fair share of holes and isn't automatically updated. — In 2002, that would have been Windows.
Discussion: Computerworld and AppScout
Matthew Murray / AppScout: No 64-bit Surfing in Windows 7?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
This Is Quite Possibly The Spotify Cap Table — Hot European music startup Spotify is back in the news today. On August 4 we broke the news that the big music labels have secretly been shareholders in the company since 2008, and that they paid roughly the same price for their preferred stock …
Discussion: Royal Pingdom, metro.se and Silicon Valley Watcher
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7 RTM Available Today for MSDN & TechNet Subscribers — As we previously announced, today MSDN & TechNet Subscribers will be able to download Windows 7 RTM in English. On October 1st, the remaining languages will be released. — The bits are available now!
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Bug found in Windows 7 RTM, delay rumors exaggerated
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Microsoft Serves Up Windows 7 To MSDN, TechNet
Michael Muchmore / AppScout: Windows 7 RTM Available to All TechNet and MSDN Subscribers
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Download Windows 7 RTM from MSDN & TechNet
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Windows 7 now available on Technet and MSDN
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: August update to Microsoft codename tracker is live
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft blunders with a confusing Windows 7 upgrade chart — Someone at Microsoft is secretly working for Apple. — That's the only possible explanation I can come up with for why they sent this “Official Windows 7 Upgrade chart” to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal …
Discussion: Engadget, BetaNews, Softpedia News, ChannelWeb, Guardian, Gizmodo, gdgt, Lifehacker and All about Microsoft
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Official Windows 7 upgrade chart is ridiculous
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Windows 7 Upgrades: Are they going to be too much trouble or just about right?
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Criticism Mounts Over Windows 7 Upgrades
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Silly season for Windows 7 upgrade charts
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo: Official Windows 7 Upgrade Chart is Officially Confusing
Azadeh Ensha / Lifehacker: Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Upgrade Chart
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Does Google Want On2 for a Gaming Console? — Table of Contents: — Google's acquisition of On2 Technologies prompts punditry and blog posts from all over the Web. Some say buying the video compression specialist was a YouTube play. Others believe Google will leverage the On2 codecs …
Discussion: Ed Burnette's Dev Connection and GigaOM
Om Malik / GigaOM: Google: You Buy Some, You Sell Some
New data in Google Earth show wider swath of destruction in Darfur — On the side of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum west wall is a quote etched into the rock from General Dwight D Eisenhower, who witnessed firsthand the conditions in the concentration camps in 1945, after they were liberated:
Discussion: Softpedia News and TechCrunch
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
PayPal now available for US Xbox LIVE Accounts — If you are in the United States, you can now use PayPal as a method of payment for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. — You can use PayPal to buy Microsoft Points without having to associate your credit card information to your Xbox LIVE account.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Techgeist, VG247 and Kotaku
Holden Page / Techgeist: PayPal Now Supported By Xbox 360
Patrick Garratt / VG247: PayPal now supported on US Live accounts
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: Xbox 360 Introduces PayPal
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Pressure-sensitive keyboard lets you express fury, tenderness — Microsoft's hardware division has always pushed the envelope, and its latest prototype is no exception: this pressure-sensitive keyboard looks exactly like a normal 'board, but each key can register up to eight levels of pressure …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo, Newlaunches.com, SlashGear, Ars Technica and techeblog.com
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Microsoft prepping pressure-sensitive keyboard
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft Hardware unveils pressure-sensitive keyboard
John Cook / TechFlash:
Urbanspoon looks to take a bite out of OpenTable's reservations — Urbanspoon — the wildly popular online restaurant directory — is hosting a big bash tonight in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. No specific reason was given for the party in the invite, but the company certainly …
Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
Chinese Microsoft Office rival launching on Web soon — IDG News Service - A Chinese company that offers a rival suite to Microsoft Office is following industry trends by turning its software into a Web-based service. — Evermore Software, based in the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft releases Open XML fix for Mac Office 2008 SP2 — Microsoft's Mac Business Unit has released a minor update to Office 2008 for Mac that fixes a bug when opening Open XML files. The update, version 12.2.1, has just been posted to the Office for Mac downloads site.
Discussion: Microsoft Help and Support, Macworld and MacRumors Page 2
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Google Wave dev preview hands-on and impressions — After an impressive debut at Google I/O, the company's newest experiment and collaborative chat client has been making its way into the hands of developers in the lead-up to a torrent of new testers on September 30th.
In five years all browsers will block internet advertisements by default. — If you want to earn money through publishing content on the Internet you only have a few options. The first is to put up a paywall where people can only access the content after they have paid a subscription fee.
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Will Mainstream Media Embrace Adblockers?
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple working on device abuse detection technology — Apple has investigated a system where portable devices like iPods and iPhones would detect and store into memory “consumer abuse events” such as exposure to extreme cold, heat or moisture in void of warranty, a new patent application reveals.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog, CNET News, Short Sharp Science, The Register, IntoMobile, Electricpig.co.uk, MobileContentToday, Engadget, Ars Technica, MacRumors and digg.com
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: New Apple patent means no more microwaving your iPod
Tom Simonite / Short Sharp Science: Apple plans ‘abuse spy’ for your iPhone
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple blueprints warranty Big Brother
Will Park / IntoMobile: Apple's future iPhones may tattle on you!
Joe Minihane / Electricpig.co.uk: iPhone to pack abuse detector?
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Apple iPhone Black Boxes Will Watch for Gadget Abuse: Apple is 1984's Big Brother
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Apple patent application promises means to detect gadget abuse
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple looking to avoid warranty ripoffs with abuse detection
Don Dodge / TechCrunch:
TechStars Incubator Hatches 10 New Companies — Editor's note: The following report comes from Don Dodge, who blogs at Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing and is a business development executive for Microsoft. TechStarsis a startup incubator that selects 10 teams and provides funding of $18,000 per team …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Don Dodge on The Next …
MySpace is to Facebook as Twitter is to ______ — The past few weeks have come with two major reveals for the weirdos who follow online social networks. The first was big news. Twitter's internal documents leaked and the identity-crisis of earth's most popular start-up is now public.
Taylor Buley / Forbes: Facebook 1, Twitter 0 — The social network survived …
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Twitter's ‘Cyber Ghetto’