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9:00 PM ET, November 20, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Whoa, Google, That's A Pretty Big Security Hole  —  See Updates at bottom of post.  —  Facebook would probably just consider this a feature, but the rest of us will definitely consider this a big security hole.  The creator of http://guntada.blogspot.com (don't visit that site just yet) emailed us this morning to explain.
Discussion: Examiner and Techie Buzz
Joel Evans / The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog:
Verizon Wireless really screwed up the Samsung Tab with pricing and policy  —  I've been playing with a Samsung Tab from Verizon Wireless since November 11th.  I will share my impressions of the device in the coming days but in the interim, I wanted to let the world know about how crazy Verizon Wireless …
Discussion: displayblog and Geek.com
Stephen C. Webster / Raw Story:
Oregon Senator Wyden effectively kills Internet censorship bill  —  It's too early to say for sure, but Oregon Senator Ron Wyden could very well go down in the history books as the man who saved the Internet.  —  A bill that critics say would have given the government power to censor …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet  —  This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill — despite a bunch of law professors explaining …
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward:
Congress's latest awful tech-policy idea: the Net-censorship bill
Discussion: PlagiarismToday and Music Ally
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Gmail Call Recording Appears To Be Rolling Out Widely  —  Back in August, Gmail launched what is perhaps my favorite new feature ever: integration with Google Voice, which lets you make and receive calls directly from your computer.  —  Earlier this month, there were some initial reports …
Discussion: Examiner
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Facebook Removing Gmail From List Of Third Party Email Providers  —  Something is up on the Facebook vs. Google data reciprocity front.  It looks like Facebook is removing Gmail from the list of third party email providers on “Find Friends”, whereas we were seeing direct link downloads …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
New Twitter Now Showing Full Conversations In The Side Pane  —  A couple days ago, we noted that Twitter was back on the new feature charge with the new People area they're testing out.  Well, make it two-for-two, as yesterday they rolled out another new feature — one that many users …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple to Offer Free MobileMe Service to Some iOS Users?  —  Earlier this month, we noted that the original golden master version of iOS 4.2 appeared to be preparing to allow users to sign in to MobileMe using their Apple IDs and even offer users the ability create a free Apple ID right from the MobileMe settings page in iOS.
cdixon's posterous:
The anti-bubble of 2001-2004  —  Us old timers remember 2001-2004 when anything related to the internet was ridiculed as a ponzi scheme.  The conventional wisdom was no internet company would ever make money and all the ideas of the dot-com boom were stupid.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
New Facebook Messaging Continues to Block Some Links  —  Facebook's “modern messaging system” may make it convenient to seamlessly move between instant messaging and a Facebook.com e-mail account, but not if you are sharing a link to a file sharing site.  —  Facebook began blocking BitTorrent …
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows @ 25  —  Today marks the 25th anniversary of Microsoft Windows, since the first version of the product was launched on this day in 1985.  (To put this in perspective, I graduated from high school in 1985.)  Like most people, I never used Windows 1., which was by all accounts nothing …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Iran Worm Can Deal Double Blow to Nuclear Program  —  The German software engineer who in September was the first to report that a computer worm was apparently designed to sabotage targets in Iran said Friday that the program contained two separate “digital warheads.”
Discussion: Haaretz and Langner
 
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Low Volume and No Retweets: Ping Is Not Going Viral on Twitter
Thanks:fredericl
Ty McMahan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Zemanta's CEO Has The Funding - Now How About A Visa?
Ben Rooney / Wall Street Journal:
High-Tech Buzz: All of a Sudden Everyone Wants to Love a Eurogeek
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
 Earlier Items: 
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
‘The Office’ Spoofs Silicon Valley
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Where Are the Android Killer Apps?
Discussion: Scobleizer, Gizmodo, displayblog and Joystiq, Thanks:rawmeet
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Manhunt! LimeWire, RIAA both search for “Pirate Edition” creator
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Accel Sold Big Chunk Of Facebook Stock At $35 Billion Valuation
Discussion: Softpedia News, VentureBeat and SAI