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1:25 PM ET, September 26, 2009

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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google barks back at Microsoft over Chrome Frame security  —  Defends plug-in, says it makes IE more secure, not less  —  Computerworld - Google hit back at Microsoft today, defending the security of its new Chrome Frame plug-in and claiming that the software actually makes Internet Explorer (IE) safer and more secure.
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Browser makers complain about Microsoft's ballot-screen fix  —  Responding to a European Union questionnaire sent out this summer, Web browser makers have complained about Microsoft's proposed ballot-screen solution to antitrust concerns.  —  The European Committee for Interoperable Systems …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple close to unveiling all-new MacBook line  —  An initiative on the part of Apple to retain and redesign its low-cost polycarbonate MacBook line due to ongoing economic uncertainties is now believed to be closer to fruition than once thought, AppleInsider has been told.
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Response to AT&T's letter to FCC on Google Voice  —  This afternoon AT&T filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission, alleging that Google Voice is preventing its users from making outbound calls to certain phone numbers with inflated access charges, and asking the Commission to intervene.
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Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
BoinxTV Moves to Apple's Snow Leopard OS  —  Boinx Software's video production software upgrades to Version 1.4, now operable with Apple's latest operating system—Snow Leopard.  —  Germany software company Boinx has updated BoinxTV, its live-video production software …
Discussion: Macworld
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Pandora: From Near-Death to Profitability in a Year  —  I've always liked how outspoken Tim Westergren of Pandora is.  He's not one of those all-too-common founders who puffs up his chest and gives rationalizations for why everything is great even as user numbers are sliding or a competitor is stealing momentum.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:thinkmantra
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Earn 43 cents every time you infect a Mac  —  One of the most interesting talks I've attended so far during this year's Virus Bulletin conference was the one by Dmitry Samosseiko about the Russian “Partnerka”.  —  The Partnerka is the complex network of affiliates who profit from spam and malware.
Nicko Margolies / PSFK:
‘Best Camera’ iPhone App by Chase Jarvis  —  Chase Jarvis, a world-renowned commercial photographer, recently launched an iPhone application, book and online photo community to convince everyone that the best camera is the one that's with you and absolutely anyone can snap a remarkable image.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Confirmed: Twitter is Saving All Your Tweets, After All  —  Forest fires in California, the plane landing on the Hudson river, the Mumbai hotel attacks - these historical events and many more have been recorded by everyday people on the ground, using Twitter.
Thanks:mgcreed
PC World:
Freecom to Sell Early USB 3.0 Portable Drive  —  Freecom on Thursday introduced one of the earliest devices based on the USB 3.0 standard: a portable hard drive that provides faster data-transfer rates compared to drives based on the older USB 2.0 standard.  —  The Hard Drive XS 3 …
Discussion: I4U News
Boy Genius Report:
Confirmed: Verizon Wireless will sell the Palm Pre  —  We've just confirmed this with one of our ninjas: the rumor of Verizon Wireless passing on adding the Palm Pre to its line-up is totally and 100% bogus.  We don't have any other information to share at this time but hopefully those analysts stay …
Discussion: I4U News, Phone Arena and Engadget
Shelby Bonnie / TechCrunch:
Let's Kill The CPM  —  Editor's note: This guest post is written by Shelby Bonnie, the CEO of Whiskey Media.  He co-founded CNET in 1993 and was the Chairman and CEO from 2000 to 2006.  He served as Chairman of the IAB from 2001 to 2003.  Whiskey Media is a content platform with three sites …
Bradley Keoun / Bloomberg:
Citigroup, Microsoft Said to Take on Intuit, Mint.com  —  Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) — Citigroup Inc. has formed a venture with Microsoft Corp. to compete with Mint.com, the personal- finance Web site that Intuit Inc. agreed to buy last week for $170 million, people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: CNET News and PE Hub Blog
 
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Joshua Schneyer / Reuters:
Tech-savvy Iranian youth take aim at Ahmadinejad
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
Laptop searches at airports infrequent, DHS privacy report says
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Meet Twitter's Self-Appointed Nemesis
AndroidGuys:
Google Responds [CYANOGATE '09]
Steve DelBianco / CircleID:
On New Domains and ICANN Accountability, More Questions than Answers
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Oy, What A Shanda: Chinese Gaming IPO Flops
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Gus Sentementes / BaltTech:
Sticky situation: WhoGlue v. Facebook
Discussion: WebProNews and Against Monopoly
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Squidoo Backs Down On ‘Brand Campaign’ As Many Are ‘Not so Happy’ About It
 Earlier Items: 
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Verizon Might Be Considering DirecTV Bid
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Early Twitter Backer Union Square Sits This One Out
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Browser Plugin Shareaholic Passes 1 Million Downloads, Closes Seed Funding
Discussion: The Web Life, Thanks:meattle
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Warner Inks Deal to Bring Green Day, Madonna, U2 Back to YouTube
Erin Geiger Smith / Silicon Alley Insider:
VERDICT: Why Gawker Will Win The McSteamy Sex Tape Lawsuit
Discussion: The Smoking Gun
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
More Last.fm Old Timers Jumping From CBS' Ship
Discussion: Open Access News