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posted in January 2006

Not Digging the Mob Mentality

1/10/2006
A whole community gave O'Reilly Media blogger and editor Steve Mallett a rude introduction to the pitfalls of social bookmarking, blogging and syndication yesterday. Popular technology news site and Slashdot heir-apparent Digg, where users control a story's prominence with their votes, promoted to the front page of that site a community member's accusation that Mallett purposefully stole Digg code to crea

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For Sale: Your Phone Records

1/9/2006
Rack it up as another chink in your already scuffed and dented privacy armor. Your cell phone records can be had for a relatively small chunk of change. That's right, for $110, I can buy records of the last 100 calls made from your cell phone. I can also buy incoming calls, duration and time of call, names and addresses for unlisted numbers, and Post a Comment

Are Google PC And Operating System On The Near Horizon?

1/3/2006
Once again, the Internet is rife with speculation that Google is embarking on a grand new voyage. This week, it's all about the PC (and a Google operating system!). Or something like a PC. Or maybe something PC-esque. Or a networky box that connects with your PC. Oh well, that's the nature of speculation. It's speculative. Regardless, outside of the type of box, there are at least some reported details that make my ears perk up like a curious doggie.

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