Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I don't feel safe with Wordpress, hackers broke in and took things — A few weeks ago some hackers broke into my blog here (this was before 2.8.4 was released). At first I thought they just left some porn sites in a couple of blog entries. So we upgraded Wordpress (I was on 2.7x back then).
Discussion: gHacks technology news, VentureBeat, louisgray.com, Laughing Squid, Technology Liberation Front, TECH.BLORGE.com, Lockergnome Blog Network, Donna's SecurityFlash, Pulse2, surchur hot topics, Mashable!, TechCrunch, The Next Web Blog, TechVi, Slashdot, Geek News Central, Lorelle on WordPress and digg.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Wordpress problem: Hackers break into Robert Scoble's blog, delete posts
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid: WordPress Under Attack, Upgrade Now
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: WordPress blogs under serious attack; immediate upgrades the only defense
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: Update Your WordPress Installs!
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Wordpress Hit With Malicious Worm
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: WordPress Attack Underway: WordPress Users Must Upgrade [ALERT]
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch: Security Threat: WordPress Under Attack
Neville Hobson / The Next Web Blog: Why you should upgrade your WordPress blog
Gregory Schultz / TechVi: Self-hosted WordPress sites under attack
Lorelle VanFossen / Lorelle on WordPress: Old WordPress Versions Under Attack
Matt / WordPress:
How to Keep WordPress Secure — Filed under Development, Security. — A stitch in time saves nine. I couldn't sew my way out of a bag, but it's true advice for bloggers as well — a little bit of work on an upgrade now saves a lot of work fixing something later.
Discussion: InformationWeek, Podcasting News, Guardian and Mashable!
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Wordpress blogs under attack from hack attack
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: WordPress Responds to Attack: “Please Upgrade”
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
50 things that are being killed by the internet — The internet has wrought huge changes on our lives - both positive and negative - in the fifteen years since its use became widespread. — Tasks that once took days can be completed in seconds, while traditions and skills that emerged over centuries have been made all but redundant.
Arn / Touch Arcade:
C64 Emulator Approved by Apple and Now Available — Manomio's Commodore 64 emulator [$4.99] has finally been approved by Apple. We first reported on the project back in June, after Manomio had received their first rejection from Apple. The rejection was particularly disappointing considering …
Discussion: Sean Percival's Blog
Sean Percival / Sean Percival's Blog: Commodore 64 Emulator in the App Store
Joe / joestump.net:
Why I switched from PHP to Python — When it came time to start putting code to paper at CrashCorp I was faced with the decision of choosing both a language and a platform. After 11 years of coding solely in PHP I'd grown tired of the language and, to some extent, the community (not the people …
Blassey / Brad's Blog:
Fennec Alpha 3 for Windows Mobile — We're very happy to announce the availability of Fennec Alpha 3 for Windows Mobile. There are lots of great features and fixes included in this release. You can find the release notes here and a cab installer here. Personally, I'm turning off my iPhone …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Pocket PC Thoughts.com, The Mozilla Blog, CNET News, Hack a Day, MobileTechWorld, WMExperts, Redmond Pie and WMPoweruser.com
Nurhisham Hussein / Pocket PC Thoughts.com: New Alpha Release Of Mozilla Fennec
Nicole Loux / The Mozilla Blog: Fennec alpha 3 for Windows Mobile released!
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Fennec's third alpha now ready for Windows Mobile
Brett Haddock / Hack a Day: Mozilla Fennec Alpha 3 for Windows Mobile released
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Firefox mobile Alpha 3 out for Windows Mobile
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Download Firefox Alpha 3 for Windows Mobile
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Today's Google “Unexplained Phenomenon” Flying Saucer Logo — Aliens in a flying saucer have abducted one of the Os out of the Google logo today. Normally when there are special Google logos like this, the holiday or special occasion is pretty clear. But this one is a stumper. What's it for?
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk, Search Engine Roundtable, Google Operating System and Data Mining
Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Google UFO logo ‘mystery’ solved
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Go_gle's Missing “O” “Unexplained Phenomenon” UFO Logo (Doodle)
Matthew Hurst / Data Mining: Unexplained Phenomenon Solved
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google, Twitter, Aliens, And Internet Memes: The Truth Is Out There.
Google, Twitter, Aliens, And Internet Memes: The Truth Is Out There.
Discussion: Computerworld, TECH.BLORGE.com, Redmond Pie, Mashable!, The Mail on Sunday, Telegraph and Search Engine Journal, Thanks:afkarweb
Seth H. Weintraub / Computerworld: What is Google's “unexplained phenomenon”?
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google celebrates ‘Unexplained Phenomenon’, but why?
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Unexplained Phenomenon Google Logo: Can You Explain It?
Elliott Ng / CNReviews:
Kaifu Lee to launch Innovation Works incubator — Google China President Kaifu Lee resigned from Google on Saturday and rumors immediately began circulating about the reasons why and his next steps. In Kaifu Lee's latest blog post entitled “Goodbye, Google,” (zh) he ends his post with a quote …
Discussion: China Web 2 …, Thanks:elliottng
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Icon Porn: Feast Your Eyes On Snow Leopard's Beautiful Icons — All the icons for folders and apps in Snow Leopard are now drawn in glorious 512 x 512 pixels. It's a step toward making the operating system resolution independent, and perhaps also to make Snow Leopard a touchscreen friendly OS.
Discussion: TUAW and MacDailyNews
Jonathan Ansfield / New York Times:
China Web Sites Seeking Users' Names — BEIJING — News Web sites in China, complying with secret government orders, are requiring that new users log on under their true identities to post comments, a shift in policy that the country's Internet users and media have fiercely opposed in the past.
Discussion: ZDNet Government and Gawker
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: China secretly requires real names to post comments
Foster Kamer / Gawker: Chinese Government Closes In On Anonymous Commenters
The Anatomy of Determination — Like all investors, we spend a lot of time trying to learn how to predict which startups will succeed. We probably spend more time thinking about it than most, because we invest the earliest. Prediction is usually all we have to rely on.
Meg / meish dot org:
The many ways in which the experience of Twitter's development and growing popularity is very much like the experience of early blogging — The reminder a couple of weeks ago that pioneering blog publishing engine Blogger was launched ten years ago got me thinking.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Google bigotry — Google has an image problem - not a PR problem (that is, not with the public) but a press problem (with whining old media people). Google is trying hard - too hard, perhaps - not to argue with the guys who still buy ink by the barrel. Google is only causing them to buy fewer barrels.
Discussion: The Noisy Channel, Thanks:atul
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Not All Google Critics Are Bigots