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10:10 AM ET, May 16, 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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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.
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Facebook Apologists Miss The Point: Facebook Isn't The Future
Discussion: TechnoLlama
Fred / A VC:
Privacy and the Treacherous Middle Ground
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Michael Calore / Webmonkey:
New ‘OpenID Connect’ Proposal Could Solve Many of the Social Web's Woes  —  David Recordon, one of the key architects of OpenID and other identity technologies that have emerged over the past five years, has envisioned a new direction for OpenID.  —  His proposal, which was drafted with input …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Android 2.2, Google TV Expected at Google I/O This Week  —  Table of Contents:  —  Google's open source Android operating system is expected to take center stage at Google I/O, which launches May 19.  Android 2.2 (Froyo) will run on Nexus One devices with support for Adobe Flash 10.1.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Tweets In Buzz: It's Complicated — Well, Maybe Political  —  Yesterday, I moderated a panel at TiEcon featuring the heads of product for Google, Twitter, and Facebook — an interesting group, obviously.  It was a good, long discussion (hopefully I'll have the full video to post soon).
Discussion: TechTicker
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Time Warner Cable tries to put brakes on massive piracy case  —  Time Warner Cable has no intention of complying with thousands of requests asking it to identify copyright infringers.  —  Remember the US Copyright Group?  They're the DC legal outfit that is turning P2P copyright infringement into cash …
Discussion: Maximum PC and Slyck
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Car Hackers Can Kill Brakes, Engine, and More  —  University researchers have taken a close look at the computer systems used to run today's cars and discovered new ways to hack into them, sometimes with frightening results.  —  In a paper set to be presented at a security conference in Oakland …
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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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:
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Facebook's Offers Experiment Continues to Expand  —  Offers are becoming more broadly available as part of Facebook's Credits virtual currency expansion, after having first launched as a stand-alone integration within games like CrowdStar's Happy Island last month.
Anne-Marie Corley / IEEE Spectrum:
Optical Transistor Is a Step Toward the Quantum Internet  —  Scientists demonstrate a technique to make quantum information sharing possible  —  Laser Maze: Max Planck researcher Martin Muecke oversees the optics setup for electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) laser elements.
Discussion: PC World
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: lalawag and Bob Caswell, Thanks:bobcaswell
 
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Tracy Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times:
Personal cellphone data end up for sale at Mexico flea market
Discussion: IntoMobile
Mark Bowden / The Atlantic Online:
The Enemy Within  —  When the Conficker computer “worm” …
Discussion: Switched
Mike Dano / FierceMobileContent:
Grading the top 10 U.S. carriers in the first quarter of 2010
Discussion: Know Your Cell
 Earlier Items: 
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Worries About Pirating U.S. Soldiers in Iraq
Discussion: UNREDACTED
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
How secure is Flash? Here's what Adobe won't tell you
Discussion: Daring Fireball