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10:20 AM 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
Mikael Ricknäs / ITworld.com:
Sony Ericsson mum on Froyo upgrade plans
Discussion: mocoNews
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
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
AT&T Hikes Smartphone Early Termination Fees, Claims It Has Nothing To Do With iPhone.  Right.  —  The Dow Jones Newswire reports that AT&T is nearly doubling the fees smartphone-toting customers will have to pay if they break their contracts early — bumping the fees from $175 to $325 beginning June 1.
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  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said he suspects suppressing political criticism is a factor behind the move to block YouTube and Facebook in Pakistan in the name of Islam.  —  “I'm always suspicious of these broad bans …
Leslie Katz / CNET News:
Facebook page tied to Pakistan ban now down  —  Protesters in Karachi, Pakistan, shout slogans during a Friday rally against published caricatures of the prophet Mohammed on Facebook.  Protesters shouted “Death to Facebook” and “Death to America,” and burned U.S. flags.
Discussion: Associated Press, p2pnet and eWeek
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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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
My Contrarian Stance on Facebook and Privacy  —  In a recent Inc Magazine live chat, I found myself, somewhat surprisingly even to me defending Facebook regarding their ongoing and evolving privacy policy.  Here's what I said:  —  The essence of my argument is that there's enormous advantage …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
The Digital Download Is Dead  —  How Google's music-streaming venture will change the gadget and entertainment worlds forever.  While the iPod has come to symbolize the digital music age, it's iTunes that's allowed Apple to control the musical marketplace. iTunes has a nice interface …
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: CNNMoney.com, MediaMemo and VentureBeat
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.
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
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Google, Apple, and RIM: Win, Place, and Show in the Smartphone Horse Race  —  A tidbit from the Google (GOOG) I/O developers' conference suggests that the balance of the mobile device world is about to flip yet again.  Sales of hardware running the Android operating system have ramped so fast …
Discussion: Velocity
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Daniel Lyons / Newsweek Blogs:
Sayonara, iPhone: Why I'm Switching to Android
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Pac-Man: The FAQ + Kill Screen Winners  —  Judging from the tweets I've seen, people are loving Google's version of Pac-Man that's playable on the Google home page today and tomorrow.  They also have questions about it.  Has anyone reached the end?  Will you be able to play it in the future?
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Closes its Investigation of Google AdMob Deal  —  After Thorough Review, Agency Finds Transaction Not Likely to Harm Competition  —  The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of Google's proposed acquisition of mobile advertising network company AdMob after thoroughly reviewing …
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Ari David / Yes, But, However!:
Apple Denies Free Political Speech
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Pennsylvania AG Dropping Twitter Subpoena
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
MySpace Invites Developers to Work in Its Offices With Games Lab Program
Discussion: WebProNews and VentureBeat
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
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Images To Real-Time Results
Evan LaPointe / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics Releases New, Faster Tracking Code
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RIAA to LimeWire judge: Stand firm on wording
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
The ROI of iAds - Alot of Unanswered Questions
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
U.S. Court: Isohunt has to Shut Down
Mike Fourcher / Vouchification:
Patch.com Revenue Model Makes No Sense
Discussion: Lost Remote
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
E-Books Rewrite Bookselling
Discussion: TeleRead
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Wins Ground in Fight Over Flash
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Officially Ends ‘Get a Mac’ Campaign, Revamps 'Why You'll Love a Mac' Feature