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7:25 PM ET, September 3, 2010

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Chester Wisniewski / Chester Wisniewski's Blog:
Apple gets Ping'd with comment spam - They didn't see this coming?  —  Most of the security industry has been pointing out the migration of spam from an email-only venture to blog/forum comments, Facebook, Twitter and other Web 2.0 platforms.  But apparently Apple didn't consider this when designing Ping …
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Wade Roush / Xconomy:
The Leaning Tower of Ping: How iTunes Could Be Apple's Undoing  —  Wade Roush wrote:  —  With each new product that Apple announces, including the revamped Apple TV and the new Ping social network, Steve Jobs reveals a little bit more of his plan to dominate the media universe.
Mike Yang / The Official Google Blog:
Trimming our privacy policies  —  Long, complicated and lawyerly—that's what most people think about privacy policies, and for good reason.  Even taking into account that they're legal documents, most privacy policies are still too hard to understand.  —  So we're simplifying and updating Google's privacy policies.
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Agence France Presse:
Google to pay 8.5 million dollars to settle Buzz case
Discussion: Reuters
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google To Update, Shorten And De-Jargon Privacy Policies - Here's What's Changing
Discussion: Google
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
BREAKING: Facebook Now Displaying All Liked News Articles In Search Results  —  Another big upgrade from Facebook: the company is currently testing search results which display articles ranked by likes.  Additionally, the results for searches now shows the results from all around the web based on two things …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Texas Attorney General Investigating Google & Antitrust Issues  —  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is conducting an investigation into Google's business practices as they relate to search listings, in particular whether Google is manipulating its paid and editorial results in a way that violates antitrust laws.
Discussion: The Register and CNET News, Thanks:atul
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Google Public Policy Blog:
Texas inquires on our approach to competition  —  We've always worked hard to ensure that our success is earned the right way — by building great products, not locking in our users or advertisers.  That said, we recognize that as Google grows, we're going to face more questions about how our business works.
Kamau High / Speakeasy:
Controversial ‘Duke Nukem Forever’ Will Finally Be Released … “Duke Nukem Forever,” a video game synonymous with never being released, is finally being released.  —  The first person shooter about a space marine with a penchant for off-color humor who battles aliens with increasingly destructive weapons …
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
Twitter: 300,000 apps, but none of them matter  —  Twitter CEO Ev Williams posted a blog entry Thursday with an update on the microblogging service's usage, which continues to grow sharply.  More interesting than the numbers, though, was the message written between the lines …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Evan Williams / Twitter Blog:
The Evolving Ecosystem  —  Just over four months ago, at Chirp …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Digg's Decline, Illustrated  —  Why does Digg have a new design and a new CEO?  Here's one answer, via a handy chart.  —  This one comes from Christopher Mascari, a Gawker Media marketing guy, and it illustrates the blog network's traffic from social media sites.
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
BUSTED: Anti-Google Privacy Group Consumer Watchdog Is Tracking Your Clicks With Google Analytics  —  How's this for a little hypocrisy?  —  Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit advocacy group and vocal Google critic, has been a promoting a video that lampoons Google's privacy practices by depicting …
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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
In Defense of Google, Or Why Consumer Watchdog is Full of It
Discussion: GMSV, Thanks:rawmeet
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Google's TV Previewed at IFA, Suddenly Not the Smartest Kid on the Block  —  Google looked to have stolen a march on the smart Net-connected TV market when it revealed its integrated Google TV a few months back.  Now we're seeing prototypes at the IFA electronics show …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Connected-TV Race: Yahoo Lands A European Telly Maker
Matthew Moskovciak / Crave:
Apple TV isn't 1080p and you shouldn't care  —  The refreshed Apple TV sports a new design, Netflix streaming, and low price, but like the old model, Apple's streaming video box is still limited to 720p content.  While that means the Apple TV loses the spec war to competitors like the Xbox 360 and Vudu …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Building 2 Million iPads Per Month, But Shooting for 3 Million  —  “Shocked” by demand for the iPad after it launched, Apple (AAPL) has ramped up production of the device to meet it, but there's work left to do yet.  Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty says Apple recently doubled its monthly iPad builds to 2 million.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
iOS browsing is bigger than Android (6x) and Linux says NetApps  —  Apple's iOS has become the third most popular platform on the Internet with marketshare that's nealry six times larger than Android.  Indeed, iOS is bigger than Linux, says Net Applications.
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Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Quantcast: Android continues to grow vs. iOS domination
Discussion: GigaOM and Quantcast
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
See, YouTube ads can be awesome: A hunter shoots a bear  —  Nice timing.  Just a few hours after The New York Times reported that YouTube's ad revenues have grown to the point that the Google-owned video site will be profitable this year, I spotted a video that demonstrates some of YouTube's potential as an advertising platform.
Discussion: Fortune and SocialTimes.com
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Announces Can't Be Missed Press Event On Search - What's Up?  —  Google's announced a special press event for next Wednesday on search that “you won't want to miss.” What big news could there be?  Let's speculate — but I wouldn't get too excited.  —  Here's what the invite says:
Discussion: Electronista
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
German Court Finds YouTube Liable In Copyright Case
Discussion: Bloomberg and Associated Press
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iHome teases first AirPlay-compatible portable speaker dock  —  No surprise that iHome is first out of the gate with a speaker dock that's compatible with Apple's newly-open AirPlay music streaming system, but unfortunately the teaser page is maddeningly light on details …
Discussion: Pocket-lint and Gizmodo
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Mint Sets Spending Data Free  —  The online personal-finance assistant Mint often mines user data for trends and interesting charts to feature on its popular corporate blog.  Now the Intuit-owned company is preparing to release the data it's collected on behalf of its 3 million users.
Patrick Seitz / Investor's Business Daily:
Netflix Ends Its Social-Networking Experiment  —  Two days after Apple (AAPL) added social-networking features to its iTunes online music store with great fanfare, subscription movie service Netflix (NFLX) quietly shut down its social-networking initiative.  —  Users could share …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Offerpal Gets Its Third CEO In A Year, Garrick Named Executive Chairman  —  Offerpal Media has just announced that Mihir Shah has been named president and CEO, while chairman and former CEO George Garrick has been named executive chairman.  This is Offerpal's third CEO in a year …
 
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Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
IBM Helps Tennis Fans “See Through Walls” with Augmented Reality
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Here come ‘Hurt Locker’ file-sharing subpoenas
Discussion: Techdirt and PlagiarismToday
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
The Seeds of Apple's Cloud
Economist:
A virtual counter-revolution  —  The internet has been a great unifier …
Fred / A VC:
Mobile First Web Second
Firouz Sedarat / Reuters:
U.S. and Israel spying behind BlackBerry woe: Dubai police
Discussion: Phone Arena
AppleInsider:
Apple now offers HTML5-based movie showtimes, locations
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Macworld, Gizmodo and TUAW
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: WebProNews
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
Angry Birds arrives on the Android platform
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Crave and Gizmodo
Alex North / Google Wave Developer Blog:
Wave open source next steps: “Wave in a Box”