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1:00 PM ET, May 22, 2010

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Late Night Froyo Treat!  Android 2.2 Goes Live On The Nexus One  —  Sometimes there are advantages to staying up really late at night.  I had just laid down in my bed to try and get some sleep before an early flight to New York tomorrow when I remembered I hadn't charged my Nexus One.
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
List of Android phones getting 2.2 upgrade comes out gradually
Brett / The Official DreamHost Blog!:
Yeah...about that downtime...  You may or may not have noticed that yesterday, www.dreamhost.com was offline and unreachable for the better part of 6 hours.  We can't let something like that go without an explanation.  —  I should note that during this time no customer sites were affected …
Discussion: Boing Boing
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Agence France Presse:   Google chief suspects ulterior motive in Pakistan
Leslie Katz / CNET News:
Facebook page tied to Pakistan ban now down
Discussion: Associated Press, p2pnet and eWeek
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
First Screenshots of AutoCAD for Mac  —  Back in April we reported that AutoCAD was probably coming soon to the Mac, considering all the OS X references that were spotted in the SDK.  Today we've managed to get the first screenshots of an actual beta, running at 64-bit on Mac OS X.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
AT&T:
An Open Letter to our Valued Customers  —  At AT&T, we work hard every day to provide you with a great wireless experience at competitive prices.  —  One of the ways we do this is to offer you the industry's leading wireless handsets below their full retail price when you sign a two-year service agreement.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Facebook confirms plans for ‘simple’ privacy settings  —  news analysis After one of the most tumultuous months in its young history, Facebook is planning to announce new features that are intended to offer its hundreds of millions of users simpler privacy choices.
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Ari David / Yes, But, However!:
Apple Denies Free Political Speech  —  Rejects Republican Candidate Ari David's iPhone App  —  LOS ANGELES (YBH.ME) - A few weeks ago I hired a company to create an I Phone application for my congressional campaign.  My designers told me when we started that Apple would take about two weeks …
Evan Roseman / The Official Google Blog:
Search more securely with encrypted Google web search  —  As people spend more time on the Internet, they want greater control over who has access to their online communications.  Many Internet services use what are known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections to encrypt information …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Begins Locking Down Search With SSL Encryption
Discussion: PC World
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
PayPal Wants to Be in Your TV, Your DVD Player and Your Car  —  PayPal doesn't just want to be in your mobile phone, or behind the transfer of virtual goods in social networks such as Facebook, where it's one of the options for the new Facebook Credit payment system, according to President Scott Thompson.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“F— those motherf—ers”: YouTube/Viacom suit gets nasty  —  The sad thing about today's new YouTube/Viacom document dump?  That the e-mails cited in it were written by adults.  —  Neither side comes out looking terrific—which was also true the first time the two sides aired their dirty laundry in public.
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNNMoney.com and MediaMemo
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blogcast:
Seesmic and Evernote bring social memory to your iPhone (and Android, too)  —  Twitter and Facebook have fundamentally changed the way we interact and communicate with one another.  Sadly, both services have a major shortcoming: it's nearly impossible to save something and find it later.
Discussion: BlogsDNA, ZDNet, lalawag, Mashable! and TNW Mobile, Thanks:loic
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Online Travel Guide Ruba  —  According to this blog post, Google has acquired online travel guide and community Ruba.  Ruba is a visual travel guide and tour review site that provides travelers with visual guides written by other travelers.  The blog post is embedded below.
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems  —  While grandma flips through photo albums on her sleek iPad, government agencies (and most corporations) process mission-critical transactions on cumbersome web-based front ends that function by tricking mainframes …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Security Issues Could Force Facebook to Slow Down Product Development  —  A rash of security bugs seem to have hit Facebook within the last several weeks, while a lot of debate continues over changes the company has made to user privacy features.  So what's going on?
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Understanding the latest Facebook privacy train wreck
Discussion: Yahoo! News and PC Magazine
 
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Pennsylvania AG Dropping Twitter Subpoena
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Pac-Man: The FAQ + Kill Screen Winners
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
MySpace Invites Developers to Work in Its Offices With Games Lab Program
Discussion: VentureBeat and WebProNews
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Google stops deleting Street View WiFi data
Discussion: The Register
Asher Moses / Sydney Morning Herald:
IBM distributes virus-laden USB keys at security conference
Discussion: Gizmodo and Beast Or Buddha
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Google, Apple, and RIM: Win, Place, and Show in the Smartphone Horse Race
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Images To Real-Time Results
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Evan LaPointe / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics Releases New, Faster Tracking Code
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
The Digital Download Is Dead
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
2 Months Out, 74% of Latest Y Combinator Class Funded or Profitable
Discussion: Mixergy, VentureBeat and ReadWriteStart
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
U.S. Court: Isohunt has to Shut Down
Mike Fourcher / Vouchification:
Patch.com Revenue Model Makes No Sense
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
E-Books Rewrite Bookselling
Discussion: TeleRead