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4:55 AM ET, May 9, 2010

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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Facebook's Gone Rogue; It's Time for an Open Alternative  —  Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg's dreams of world domination.  It's time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with something open and distributed.
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Matt McKeon:
The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook  —  Facebook is a great service.  I have a profile, and so does nearly everyone I know under the age of 60.  However, Facebook hasn't always managed its users' data well.  In the beginning, it restricted the visibility of a user's personal information …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Much ado about privacy on Facebook (I wish Facebook were MORE open!!!)  —  Jeff Jarvis wraps up a couple of weeks of bloggers' angst about Facebook in a post titled “Confusing *a* public with *the* public.”  —  Some things.  —  1. I +love+ the Facebook like button.  More on that in a minute.
Discussion: eSarcasm
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Yet another Facebook privacy risk: emails Facebook sends leak user IP address
Discussion: Binary Intelligence
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook's “Posts By Everyone” …
Discussion: Computerworld
Daryl Deino / Examiner:
HP Hurricane webOS tablet may be released in 3rd quarter  —  We first speculated that since HP bought out Palm, they would come out wth a webOS tablet.  According to many industry insiders, this appears to be more of a reality now.  An insider at HP tells us that a webOS tablet under …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
New attack bypasses virtually all AV protection  —  Bait, switch, exploit!  —  Researchers say they've devised a way to bypass protections built in to dozens of the most popular desktop anti-virus products, including those offered by McAfee, Trend Micro, AVG, and BitDefender.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Alexia Tsotsis / SFWeekly Tech:
Conan O'Brien at Google: The World Has Completely Changed  —  Rounding out an unofficial tour of Silicon Valley, Conan O'Brien visited Google's Mountain View headquarters on Wednesday, ribbing Google VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra about the company's infamous aloofness: “You guys are so power mad …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An Early Look At Twitter Annotations Or, “Twannotations”  —  During a presentation in London today, Twitter engineer Raffi Krikorian offered up an early glimpse of what Twitter's highly anticipated new annotations feature (or, as he refers to them at one point “Twannotations") will look like.
Discussion: mehack
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
The Ever-Widening World of Tiny Projectors  —  WAVING your hand to get the bartender's attention may not be the only way to order a martini in crowded bars of the future — even if they're as busy as the cantina in “Star Wars.”  —  Instead, you may be able to peruse a drinks menu beamed onto …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Test Flights Into the Google Cloud  —  JORDON WING is a devoted user of Google products like Gmail, the Chrome browser and Google Docs, the Web-based word processing program.  —  A few weeks ago, Mr. Wing, a high school student from Spokane, Wash., took another Google product out for a spin: the Chrome Operating System.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Google attorney slams ACTA copyright treaty  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—An attorney for Google slammed a controversial intellectual property treaty on Friday, saying it has “metastasized” from a proposal to address border security and counterfeit goods to an international legal framework sweeping in copyright and the Internet.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Hands-on with Microsoft's translating telephone  —  Microsoft's translating telephone uses a combination of speech recognition and machine translation to help two people who don't share a common language talk with one another.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—One of the hits at this year's TechFest …
Discussion: WMExperts
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga's Struggle For Independence: Bailing On Tagged, ZLive To Launch Soon?  —  Yesterday we reported on Zynga's plans to launch a social gaming network called Zynga Live as part of its efforts to distance itself from Facebook.  —  Zynga is also pulling away from other social networks, it seems, including Tagged.
 
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Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
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White Pages May Go Way of Rotary-Dialed Phone
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
FCC hands Hollywood the keys to your PC, home theater and future
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