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Submission + - Netflix removing 'Add to DVD Queue' (

forand writes: Netflix is removing the 'Add to DVD Queue' from streaming devices. Does this indicate a push towards a streaming only Netflix? Influence from the content owners? A poor business decision?

Submission + - Facebook used to catch heretic (

forand writes: Using screen shots of a customer's Facebook profile, owners of a West Bank internet cafe helped Palestinian intelligence forces capture a man accused of heresy.

Submission + - News Corp. Shuts off Hulu Access in Cable dispute. (

forand writes: News Corp. has provided an excellent example of what can go wrong when corporations leverage their power in one market to affect another. By cutting off access to Hulu to Cablevision internet subscribers, News Corp. is making it clear to the market they they will use any means to get their desired outcome. In particular this brings up many questions relevant to net neutrality: is this evidence for the need for legal regulation? would regulation lead to a more dysfunctional marketplace? what recourse do consumers have when not offered any other providers of internet access nor traditional cable content?

Submission + - Amazon opens Kindle to developers (

forand writes: Amazon has just opened up the Kindle to a limited group of 'beta developers' paving the way to more integrated presentation of content.

Submission + - Google attackers identified (

forand writes: Researchers, examining the attacks on Google and over 20 other companies in December, have determined "the source IPs and drop server of the attack correspond to a single foreign entity consisting either of agents of the Chinese state or proxies thereof."

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