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5:40 AM ET, November 14, 2010

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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Breaking the Web's Cookie Jar  —  The Firefox add-in Firesheep caused quite an uproar a few weeks ago, and justifiably so.  Here's how it works:  — Connect to a public, unencrypted WiFi network.  In other words, a WiFi network that doesn't require a password before you can connect to it.
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Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Firesheep, enterprise software and other broken models  —  There has been a lot of fuss about FireSheep, a browser plugin that show how easy it is to intercept packets on the internet, and masquerade as someone else.  The idea is nothing new: EtherPeg—which intercepts wifi traffic and shows …
Thanks:kevinmarks
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
What's That Torrent Thing Google Keeps Suggesting?  —  Thanks to Google people have all the world's knowledge at their fingertips.  Simply type in a few words and the search engine usually returns hundreds of thousands of related websites - some background info on your favorite musician for example …
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Singel-Minded: How Facebook Could Beat Google to Win the Net  —  ANALYSIS — In 1993, The New Yorker ran a famous cartoon with two dogs near a computer, with one mutt telling the other “On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog.”  —  Oh, how times have changed.
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Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Why you're a pawn in Facebook vs. Google  —  Google would like Gmail users to think twice and say this is not all right.  —  (Credit: Screenshot by Tom Krazit/CNET)  —  It should make us nervous when two of America's most important Web companies resort to sniping through the media …
Cole Stryker / Urlesque:
4chan Users Try to DDoS Tumblr, Tumblrs Raid 4chan in Revenge  —  The final phase of Operation Overlord, 4chan's loosely-orchestrated effort to bring down Tumblr, is on.  And this time they're bringing their LOIC's.  LOIC stands for Lower Orbit Ion Cannon, the nickname of a program that will DoS …
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
You've Got FMail  —  The news on Monday appears to be that Facebook will reinvent email.  TechCrunch says it's the long awaited Gmail killer.  Others say it's Gmail inventor Paul Buchheit's project since he came to Facebook in the FriendFeed acquisition.  Paul says he hasn't been working on that …
Discussion: Mario Sundar, Thanks:mariosundar
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Irrationality, Welcome Back to Silicon Valley  —  Wow, finally people noticed.  —  All it took was Google to supposedly offer $3.5 million to an engineer to not go to Facebook.  Now, that is what rational people would call cutting off the nose to spite the face.  But these are not rational times.
Discussion: Scobleizer, TechCrunch and MediaMemo
Greg Peters / The Netflix Blog:
Netflix on Android  —  Hi, this is Greg Peters, from Netflix product development.  We recently announced the availability of Netflix on Windows Phone 7 devices, which, alongside the iPhone, represents the second mobile phone platform we have enabled for streaming from Netflix.
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Netflix headed to ‘select Android devices’ early next year
Discussion: Electronista and Pulse2
Horace Dediu / asymco:   Is Android fragmented by design?
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Verizon's Pantech and LG LTE modems leak out in ad form  —  Verizon's promised a 38-city LTE launch by the end of the year, and it looks like things are ramping up — we were just sent this ad for the LG VL600 and Pantech UML290 4G USB modems.  We've seen the VL600 at the FCC and in the wild before …
Discussion: SlashGear
Thomas O'Toole / TechLaw:
Magistrate: Lenz Waived Attorney-Client Privilege Through Chats, Blogging  —  In addition to copyright infringement, trademark infringement, loss of employment, loss of prospects for employment, loss of friends, loss of privacy, cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, defamation, juror misconduct …
Haroon Siddique / Guardian:
‘I Am Spartacus’ bomb joke campaign explodes on Twitter  —  Thousands of tweeters repeat bombing joke in support of Paul Chambers, who lost his appeal against conviction  —  Twitter users angered by the conviction of a man who threatened to blow up an airport in a Twitter joke showed support …
 
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
U.S. building next wave of supercomputers
Ben Horowitz / TechCrunch:
Meet the New Enterprise Customer, He's a Lot Like the Old Enterprise Customer
Jorge Cino / All Facebook:
Saudi Arabia Temporarily Blocks Facebook
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Associated Press
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple turns to t.co URL shortener for Ping tweets?
Thanks:markgurman
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
GoDaddy Replaces .Com with .Co, Now Default Choice
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Ping comes to iPad
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iPAD SURVEY RESULTS: Everything You Need To Know About How People Use The iPad
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Tim Wu / Wall Street Journal:
In the Grip of the New Monopolists