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10:05 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.
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, Thanks:louisgray
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Email: “Not A Chance” Google Is Leapfrogging Us (AAPL, GOOG)
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs on WWDC Announcements: 'You Won't Be Disappointed'
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
17 Percent of Verizon Customers Would Upgrade to iPhone  —  AT&T's (T) iPhone exclusivity deal hasn't yet expired, nor has Apple (AAPL) announced plans to sell the device through a second U.S. carrier, but that's not stopping analysts from speculating about what might happen when it does.
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Video: Android 2.2 (Froyo) Web Browser Speed Test and Comparison  —  According to Google, the web browser in Froyo beats every other mobile browser available right now.  That's a lofty claim, and in this video, we put Froyo up against Safari on the iPhone and Opera Mobile 10 on the HD2.  The results?
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Flash 10.1 on Froyo goes tete-a-tete with Flash Lite 4 on Eclair: butter vs. stutter (video)  —  Believe it or not, your newly-upgraded Nexus One isn't the first Android smartphone to have Adobe Flash video capability, nor even the first to play said content on a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM buys Sterling Commerce from AT&T for $1.4 billion  —  IBM on Monday acquired Sterling Commerce from AT&T for $1.4 billion.  Big Blue said it will lump Sterling Commerce and its 2,500 employees in with its WebSphere middleware unit.  —  The move means that Sterling Commerce has another home inside of a large company.
David Carnoy / CNET News:
Pandigital's new $200 Novel color e-reader is powered by Android and Barnes & Noble  —  Novel approach: Pandigital's e-reader looks a little like a mini iPad.  —  If you know Pandigital, you probably know it for its photo frames.  But now the company is moving into the hot e-reader market …
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.
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
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)
 
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Shane Snow / Wired News:
Inside Foursquare: Checking In Before the Party Started (Part I)
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga, 7-Eleven to promote 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
 Earlier Items: 
Michal Zalewski / ZDNet:
Security engineering: broken promises
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Yahoo Looks To Direct Mail Partner To Help it Crack Local Ad Markets
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: Erictric, I4U News and Phones Review
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Leaked White iPhone HD Hits The Web?