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9:05 AM ET, May 24, 2010

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Mark Zuckerberg / Washington Post:
From Facebook, answering privacy concerns with new settings  —  Six years ago, we built Facebook around a few simple ideas.  People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them.  If we give people control over what they share, they will want to share more.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
When do you throw a CEO's privacy under the bus?  —  It's interesting that lots of people who really don't like Facebook's privacy don't get mad when journalists and bloggers put into public view Steve Jobs' emails to them.  —  Today I got an email from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO/founder of Facebook.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Ballmer on Facebook privacy: Zuckerberg one of ‘good guys’  —  Google and Facebook are the ones grappling with high-profile security and privacy problems these days, but Microsoft has been there before, many times, and the issues were clearly on Steve Ballmer's mind during a talk this past week on the company's Redmond campus.
Victoria Macdonald / Guardian:
Adopted children face anguish as birth parents stalk them on Facebook  —  Social networking sites being used to flout rules leading to ‘intrusive and unplanned’ contact  —  The natural parents of adopted children are increasingly using Facebook and other social networking sites to track …
Zephoria / danah boyd:
Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not  —  I've been critiquing moves made by Facebook for a long time and I'm pretty used to them being misinterpreted.  When I lamented the development of the News Feed, many people believed that I thought that the technology was a failure and that it wouldn't be popular.
Discussion: Rough Type and VatorNews, Thanks:louisgray
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs on WWDC Announcements: 'You Won't Be Disappointed'  —  After the big news from Google last week, MacRumors reader Bryan Webster emailed Steve Jobs: “I hope you have some good WWDC announcements to blow [Google] out of the water”.  —  To this, Steve Jobs reportedly replied “You won't be disappointed”.
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Apple:
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2010 with Keynote Address on Monday, June 7  —  Apple® will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. This year's WWDC sold out in a record eight days to over 5,000 developers.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Email: “Not A Chance” Google Is Leapfrogging Us (AAPL, GOOG)  —  Steve Jobs is firing off one-line emails this weekend addressing Google's big announcements from this week.  —  One email to Steve asked him what he thought of Gizmodo saying Google had leapfrogged Apple with the release of the new Android operating system.
Jason C. / Zappos.com:
6pm.com Pricing Mistake  —  Hey everyone - As many of you may know (and I'm sure a lot of you do not), 6pm.com is our sister site. 6pm.com is where brandaholics go for their guilt free daily fix of the brands they crave.  Every day, the site highlights discounts on products ranging up to 70% off.
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:   Internet Store Accidentally Prices Everything $49.99, Loses $1.6 million (Updated)
Tom McNichol / The Atlantic Online:
Bill Gates: More Profit Than Prophet  —  It's been 15 years since Bill Gates published The Road Ahead, a book packed with the Microsoft founder's predictions about the future.  How do Gates's prophecies hold up now that the road ahead has arrived?  Let's take a look at Bill's hits and misses:
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Facebook is just the first step, say Russians  —  The Russian investment vehicle that bought a $200m stake in Facebook last year is preparing to buy stakes in dozens of well-known internet companies as Russia turns to the internet to lead its future prosperity.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Shane Snow / Wired News:
Inside Foursquare: Checking In Before the Party Started (Part I)  —  Shane Snow has been bothering the Foursquare crew since before the startup was funded and became the internet's darling du jour.  A student at Columbia's School of Journalism at the time, Snow was in the room during key moments …
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga cuts a big deal with 7-Eleven to promote its Facebook games in stores
Discussion: Digits, Softpedia News and TechCrunch
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
TechCrunch, GigaOM Ramping up Video …
CyberJournalist.net:
Twitter relies less on traditional media than blogs
Discussion: Journalism.org
Michael Bernstein / Haystack Blog:
Facebook's ‘Like’ button makes me lonely
steve's blog:
Apple and Efficiently Growing its Future
Thanks:atul
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Content Mill Demand Media Expands Its Reach …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:bhern
Michal Zalewski / ZDNet:
Security engineering: broken promises
 Earlier Items: 
David Kaplan / paidContent:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An Inside Look At Facebook Questions, The Next “Killer App” Of Facebook
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are these cloud-based social-feed enterprise disrupters boxing …
Thanks:scobleizer
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
With AdMob Out of the Way, Is Google Set to Buy Invite Media?
Discussion: AdExchanger.com
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Radio Shack stores getting WiMAX upgrades ahead of Evo launch?
Discussion: I4U News, Erictric and Phones Review
Andrew Mager / ZDNet:
Best of TechCrunch Disrupt Hack Day Projects
Discussion: TechCrunch
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Leaked White iPhone HD Hits The Web?