In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: July Fourth Is Time To Hail America's Tech Heroes
2. Today's Top Story
- Downed Electronic Jihad Site Flew Under The Radar
- 'Electronic Jihad' App Offers Cyberterrorism For The Masses
3. Breaking News
- Tool-Carrying Robot Could Weed Out Tedious Farming Tasks
- Exploding Cell Phone Kills Welder In China
- Is Apple Planning iPhone Nano?
- Intel, AMD Redesign Chips For Faster Virtualized Servers
- Shimmin On Software: How Open Source Can Save The Commercial Software Industry
- Microsoft Readies Six Security Bulletins, 3 Of Them For Critical Vulnerabilities
- Microsoft Looks To Dodge Visa Limits With Canadian Software Center
- LG Accuses Quanta Computers Of Patent Infringement
- Nearly Half Of U.S. Homes Have Broadband, But Adoption Rate Slows
- Hacker Claims To Have Activated iPhone Without AT&T
- Google Loses Gmail Name in Germany
- Say 'Privet' To WiMax In Russia
- Social Networking, Online Video Are Top Digital Trends
- Hispanics To Drive Online Shopping Growth
- Sandia National Labs Worker Pleads To Cyberstalking Linkin Park Singer
- Former Enterasys Executives Sentenced In Accounting Scandal
- Bill Gates Passed By Mexican Telecom Tycoon As World's Richest Man
- EU Fines Telefonica Record 151.9 Million Euros
- Bell Canada's New Owners Could Cut Up, Sell Assets
4. The Latest Personal Tech Blog Posts
- We Still Need Net Neutrality Legislation
- The iPhone Makes Watching Video More Like Reading A Book
- Google's Desktop Search For Linux Is A Boon For Data Packrats
- Universal iTunes Dispute Spotlights Better Ways To Sell Online Music
- My iPhone Diary: A Thrill-Packed Friday Night Search For Steve Jobs' Latest Brainchild
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1. Editor's Note: July Fourth Is Time To Hail America's Tech Heroes
Independence Day typically revolves around fireworks, beaches, and picnics, with a little patriotism thrown in for good measure. It strikes me that nothing affirms the truth about the freedoms we enjoy more than the realization that the vast majority of technological innovations we enjoy -- from radio and television to computers and the Internet -- came to us by way of talented Americans, people who weren't always recognized in their own time for the heroes they were. So let's honor them this July Fourth.
EU Fines Telefonica Record 151.9 Million Euros
The European Union's top antitrust authority fined Spanish telecom firm Telefonica a record 151.9 million euros ($207 million) for squeezing out rivals from the high-speed Internet market.
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We Still Need Net Neutrality Legislation
We haven't heard much about net neutrality legislation lately. That could be because the current Congress might actually be able to pass it, and opponents like AT&T and Verizon are laying low, spreading lobbying money, and trying to wait out that shocking possibility. That makes the Federal Trade Commission's anti-net neutrality announcement last week even more puzzling. Was it intended as a warning from the Bush administration to Congress to back off, or was it yet another shake of the money tree?
Google's Desktop Search For Linux Is A Boon For Data Packrats
You know what the worst thing is about having incredibly cheap storage technology? You find endless excuses to be a digital packrat. I didn't need to have an excuse before; I've just saved everything anyway, compulsively. What I've always needed is some way to plow through it all -- a magnet for the needles in my haystack -- and now Google has once again come to the rescue with a version of its Desktop Search product for Linux.
Universal iTunes Dispute Spotlights Better Ways To Sell Online Music
It's shaping up as a good news, bad news kind of week for Steve Jobs. On the plus side, he's launched the most popular modestly featured smartphone ever. (I can't say I was surprised that the iPhone we were ogling at my office feels heavier than my trusty BlackBerry.) In contrast, it couldn't have come as good news that the world's biggest record company, which has been selling its songs through the only online music store that matters, finally told Jobs to take the metaphorical gun away from its head.
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