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In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Freedom Of Speech And Civil Discourse -- Are They Mutually Exclusive?
2. Today's Top Story
    - Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1 Billion
    Related Story
    - Google Tips Its Hand On Voice Search With Speech Interface Patent
3. Breaking News
    - Review: 6 Internet Radio Sites Help You Discover New Music
    - White House E-Mail Probably Not 'Lost Forever'
    - Former CA Boss Kumar To Pay Millions To Fraud Victims
    - Apple's Leopard Release Delay A Sign Of Growing Pains
    - Apple Delays Leopard OS To Keep iPhone On Track
    - Microsoft Begins Push Into Adobe's Flash Stronghold
    - What Makes An Open Source Project Successful?
    - Hackers Attacking New Microsoft Zero-Day Bug
    - Social Security Administration Worker Charged In Identity Theft Scheme
    - Infosys Profits Up 70% On Outsourcing Boom
    - Hourly Pay For Techies At Highest Level Since 2001
    - Five Tips For Judging Flat-Screen Displays
    - Storm Outbreak: Building A Bigger, Better Botnet
    - Boeing Builds Tower To Secure U.S. Borders
4. The Latest Digital Life Tech Blog Posts
    - Make Your Cell Phone Retro Chic
    - Google Lays Out Its Mobile User Experience Strategy
    - 12 Things To Do In Second Life That Aren't Embarrassing If Your Priest Or Rabbi Finds Out
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
6. White Papers
    - LeftHand iSCSI SANs And VMware Infrastructure
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Quotes of the day: Kurt Vonnegut
"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center."

"Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information."

"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance."


1. Editor's Note: Freedom Of Speech And Civil Discourse -- Are They Mutually Exclusive?

Have you caught wind of the absolute hysteria over the suggestion that online discussion may have devolved to the point where a code of conduct might be needed?

Codes of conduct have been suggested before, but the most recent uproar is over draft guidelines proposed by Tim O'Reilly and Jimmy Wade, based in part on the BlogHer Community Guidelines.

Mind you, what BlogHer, O'Reilly, and Wade are pitching are voluntary guidelines, and a draft at that. But you'd think from the outraged reaction -- which seems to sum up most of the feedback I've seen in response to this idea -- that these guidelines are akin to tearing up the Constitution or eliminating the Bill of Rights.

People, take a breath.

The fact of the matter is that a lot of what passes for discussion online is nasty and mean. It's like talk radio on wireless steroids at times out there. This is no doubt fueled by the ability to post anonymously -- oh what fun to bully and hurl unsubstantiated accusations, charges, and threats when no one knows who you are! What a power trip. What self-importance. And how irresponsible.

Yes, the Constitution guarantees free speech. And it doesn't say it has to be responsible. Or even nice. The legal system, however, does have a thing or two to say about some forms of speech, and where they are used. In certain cases, it will punish irresponsible or mean speech -- like shouting fire in a crowded venue, slander, deliberately making false accusations, making false claims, publishing pornography in some cases, hate speech, sexual harassment, inciting riots, or sedition. These are all examples of where the law regulates -- nay, censors -- free speech.

On a less formal basis, society censors itself every day by operating according to unwritten codes of conduct -- such as how you conduct yourself in the office, in a meeting, at a funeral, at a performance, etc. And yet, democracy has not fallen by the wayside. It lives! You can read more about this issue and why I think the "keep the Internet Free" people need to relax a little, by going to my blog entry. Do you feel threatened by the idea of a code of conduct? Do you think it undermines the defining principles of the Internet or hurts the online community in some way? Are freedom of speech and calls for civil discourse diametrically opposed?

Patricia Keefe
pmkeefe@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1 Billion
The purchase would give Google valuable demographic data, ad management technology, and advertising clients.

Related Stories:

Google Tips Its Hand On Voice Search With Speech Interface Patent
A Google watcher says a patent on a voice interface for a search engine is a road map to the company's future in voice search applications.


3. Breaking News

Review: 6 Internet Radio Sites Help You Discover New Music
Internet radio is enjoying an explosion of new services that could make it a viable replacement for broadcast radio -- if the record industry's allies in D.C. don't kill it first.

White House E-Mail Probably Not 'Lost Forever'
IT forensics companies point to technology challenges -- but not impossibilities -- when attempting to retrieve messages from handheld devices.

Former CA Boss Kumar To Pay Millions To Fraud Victims
After paying $52 million, Kumar must contribute 20% of any income he earns until he makes full restitution for up to $800 million in losses suffered by investors.

Apple's Leopard Release Delay A Sign Of Growing Pains
Company cites lack of resources for both Leopard and iPhone development as explanation for delaying release of new operating system to October.

Apple Delays Leopard OS To Keep iPhone On Track
The biggest impact on Apple will be from missing the back-to-school season that runs from mid-July to mid-September.

Microsoft Begins Push Into Adobe's Flash Stronghold
Upcoming beta release of Silverlight technology will be a test for Microsoft's push into rich media on the Web.

What Makes An Open Source Project Successful?
Sure, enthusiasm runs high now, but what happens to projects when reality hits? Only the strong survive.

Hackers Attacking New Microsoft Zero-Day Bug
Unlike a Microsoft vulnerability on a desktop that affects a single user, this zero-day DNS bug could affect a company's entire roster of employees.

Social Security Administration Worker Charged In Identity Theft Scheme
A California woman is charged with conspiracy and fraud in connection with a scheme that racked up $2.5 million in credit card charges.

Infosys Profits Up 70% On Outsourcing Boom
Company president S. Gopalakrishnan will step up to become CEO as Nandan Nilekani transitions to co-chairman of the board.

Hourly Pay For Techies At Highest Level Since 2001
A new study from an IT staffing firm found the first big jump came in the first quarter of 2006, and one segment of tech workers has the highest pay.

Five Tips For Judging Flat-Screen Displays
New tool could upset current flat-screen owners by pointing out display problems.

Storm Outbreak: Building A Bigger, Better Botnet
The outbreak that washed across the Internet on Thursday died down Friday morning, but not before hackers added thousands of newly infected computers to their botnet.

Boeing Builds Tower To Secure U.S. Borders
If there is movement, agents receive a map, or Common Operating Picture, showing the coordinates on their mobile laptops.

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4. The Latest Digital Life Blog Posts
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/digital_life/index.html

Make Your Cell Phone Retro Chic
Do you crave that perfect ironic phone accessory? Looking to trump all of your friends with their oh-so-2005 Bluetooth headsets? Then check out this cool mobile phone accessory that looks like ... an old 1940s-era phone handset?

Google Lays Out Its Mobile User Experience Strategy
Just market the word "Google" with any event these days and you can pretty much bet it will sell out. I was at a presentation by Google on mobile user experience. If any other company gave this talk, maybe 40 or so people would show up. But because the speaker was from Google and the event was in the company's New York City nerve center, more than 250 people packed out the Google auditorium. For those of us lucky enough to get a ticket, we received an up-front look at how Google designs its mobile applications.

12 Things To Do In Second Life That Aren't Embarrassing If Your Priest Or Rabbi Finds Out
I get frustrated hearing people talk about how Second Life isn't entertaining, or it's only useful for advertising to "freaks," "furries, ageplay perverts and prank-loving adolescents." I finally decided to put together a list of things to do in Second Life, as a resource for people curious about the game, and also as something I can point to next time I read one of those misguided attacks.


5. Job Listings From TechCareers

Ernst and Young seeking Capacity Planning/Network Forecasting and Planning in Lyndhurst, NJ

Calypso Medical Technologies seeking Software Systems Manager in Seattle, WA

Ohio University seeking Information Security Director in Athens, OH

McCamish Systems seeking Documentation Imaging Analyst in Atlanta, GA

Ernst and Young seeking Associate Director Information Security Architecture in Lyndhurst, NJ

For more great jobs, career-related news, features and services, please visit CMP Media's TechCareers.


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