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9:25 PM ET, May 15, 2010

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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs Offers World ‘Freedom From Porn’  —  I didn't plan to pick a fight with Steve Jobs last night.  It just sort of happened: An iPad advertisement ticked me off; I sent the Apple CEO an angry email; he told me about “freedom from porn.”  —  The electronic debate proceeded from there.
danah boyd / apophenia:
Facebook is a utility; utilities get regulated  —  From day one, Mark Zuckerberg wanted Facebook to become a social utility.  He succeeded.  Facebook is now a utility for many.  The problem with utilities is that they get regulated.  —  Yesterday, I ranted about Facebook and “radical transparency.”
Discussion: Scobleizer and /Message
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Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Facebook Apologists Miss The Point: Facebook Isn't The Future  —  As the Facebook ‘privacygate’ affair swells and swells, most recently fed by the leaking of Zuckerberg instant messages from years ago, various members of the tech commentariat are starting to come forward to defend Zuckerberg and suggest that the media have gone too far.
Discussion: TechnoLlama and ResourceShelf
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ignore The Screams—Facebook's Aggressive Approach Is Why It Will Soon Become The Most Popular Site In The World  —  Facebook has endured another storm of PR hell in recent weeks, as mainstream media and the blogosphere pounds away at its “open disdain” for privacy.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg's dorm-room IMs haven't helped.
Discussion: All Facebook and GigaOM
Fred / A VC:
Privacy and the Treacherous Middle Ground  —  I've always thought that in the venture capital business you either want to be very early or very late but not in the middle.  I've also thought you either want to be a boutique with a few investors or an institution with many …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple MacBook refresh leaked in Vietnam (video)  —  We're not sure what's going on in Vietnam these days but it's suddenly a hot bed for industry leaks.  Perhaps it's due to manufacturers expanding from China to Vietnam's relatively cheap (but limited) labor pool?
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Arn / MacRumors:
Next 13-inch MacBook to be Bumped to 2.4GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 320M  —  Vietnamese site Tinhte has managed to get their hands on an unreleased MacBook.  This is the same site that published a video of the unreleased 4th generation iPhone.  —  The upcoming MacBook carries a 2.4GHz processor …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Bill Maher Thinks The Government Would Work Better If It Was Run By Apple  —  Bill Maher's public disillusion with President Barack Obama continued on last night's Real Time, where Maher expressed confusion at the fact that the President was now denouncing technology, a reference …
Discussion: Bob Caswell, Thanks:bobcaswell
Mark Bowden / The Atlantic Online:
The Enemy Within  —  When the Conficker computer “worm” was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cyber-security experts didn't know what to make of it.  It infiltrated millions of computers around the globe.  It constantly checks in with its unknown creators.
Discussion: Switched
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
10 juicy details from the iPhone affidavit  —  How the cops cracked the case of the missing fourth-generation prototype, step by step  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: San Mateo Superior Court  —  Here's what we know now that we didn't know before the court released a San Mateo detective's 10-page sworn statement of facts:
Tracy Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times:
Personal cellphone data end up for sale at Mexico flea market  —  The government had asked everyone to register their phones, but many refused, citing fears of spying or other misuse of the data.  It turns out they were right.  —  A woman uses her cellphone in Mexico City.
Discussion: IntoMobile
 
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Mike Dano / FierceMobileContent:
Grading the top 10 U.S. carriers in the first quarter of 2010
Discussion: Phone Arena
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Worries About Pirating U.S. Soldiers in Iraq
Discussion: UNREDACTED
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
What the mobile patent fight is all about
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Skype Screen Sharing Is A Huge (And Free) Productivity Tool
Clive Akass / Inquirer:
Asus netbook will have a takeaway phone
 Earlier Items: 
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Adobe and Google Sitting in a Tree? Or Did Adobe Just Pwn Google?
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Innovationist, Thanks:jesse
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
How secure is Flash? Here's what Adobe won't tell you
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Uh-Oh, 0.00000068% Of Facebook Users Promise To Quit On May 31
Discussion: Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb
Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner:
Marc Andreessen, Serial Entrepreneur …
Matt Hickey / CNET News:
God help us all, here comes 4chan 2
Discussion: Pulse2 and Gawker