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5:40 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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Dan Levine / Reuters:   Google settles Buzz privacy lawsuit
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google To Update, Shorten And De-Jargon Privacy Policies - Here's What's Changing
Discussion: Google
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 …
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: 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.
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.
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 …
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
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 / CNET News:
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 …
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 …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
YouTube Ads Turn Videos Into Revenue  —  SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Last month, a YouTube user, TomR35, uploaded a clip from the AMC series “Mad Men” in which Don Draper makes a heartfelt speech about the importance of nostalgia in advertising.  —  Viewers wouldn't notice, but that clip also makes …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
See, YouTube ads can be awesome: A hunter shoots a bear
Discussion: Fortune and SocialTimes.com
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
AppleInsider:
Apple now offers HTML5-based movie showtimes, locations  —  Apple has revamped its Movie Trailers page with movie showtimes and the ability to automatically find the nearest theater, all within HTML5, and compatible with iOS devices.  —  The new Showtimes page no the iTunes Movie Trailers …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Macworld, MacRumors and TUAW
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
The Seeds of Apple's Cloud  —  Apple has always sucked at the internet.  With Ping and the new Apple TV, Apple sucks a little bit less at it.  But Apple could be good at it.  —  Apple's finally starting to reward people for buying into the Apple ecosystem, but everything they're doing …
Discussion: MediaPost, App Advice, TechCrunch and Epeus' epigone, Thanks:atul
Alex North / Google Wave Developer Blog:
Wave open source next steps: “Wave in a Box”  —  Since the announcement that we will discontinue development of Google Wave as a standalone product, many people have asked us about the future of the open source code and Wave federation protocol.  After spending some time on figuring out our next steps …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Here come ‘Hurt Locker’ file-sharing subpoenas  —  For people worried that they may be accused of illegally sharing “The Hurt Locker,” a movie about defusing bombs, the hope was that efforts to chase them down would fizzle out.  —  No such luck.  The film's producers are finally moving …
Discussion: Techdirt and PlagiarismToday
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
iPod touch Is Close, But Still No Contract-Free iPhone  —  If you don't count the ol' iPod Classic, Apple completely revamped the iPod line yesterday at its annual music event.  The Shuffle saw the return of buttons.  The Nano is now a miniature multi-touch marvel that can apparently double as a fancy watch in a pinch.
 
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Mint Sets Spending Data Free
Patrick Seitz / Investor's Business Daily:
Netflix Ends Its Social-Networking Experiment
Economist:
A virtual counter-revolution  —  The internet has been a great unifier …
Fred / A VC:
Mobile First Web Second
Discussion: John Battelle's Searchblog, Thanks:atul
Firouz Sedarat / Reuters:
U.S. and Israel spying behind BlackBerry woe: Dubai police
Discussion: Phone Arena
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google's New Mobile Ads Take Users From Search To Store
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Twitter's Big Problem: It's Not Going Mainstream
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How Tagged Found A 100 Million User Path Post Facebookocalypse (Video)
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bit.ly blog:
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Discussion: WebProNews
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
Angry Birds arrives on the Android platform
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Gadgetell and Gizmodo
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Reddit Diggs Traffic Surge, Prepares For Expansion
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Is 4chan Turning Into Internet Good Guys?
Discussion: Pulse2 and GigaOM
Team Vox:
Vox is closing September 30, 2010
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Ev Williams: Twitter Will Actually Help Information Overload
Discussion: Brian Solis, broadstuff and Stowe Boyd