News to know: Apollo goes beta; Google privacy; Surface demo; Yahoo security

Summary:Adobe's Apollo platform, now called AIR, goes beta. Ryan Stewart: Adobe announces hardware accelerated video in Flash, Apollo’s new name, and two new betas.

Adobe's Apollo platform, now called AIR, goes beta. Ryan Stewart: Adobe announces hardware accelerated video in Flash, Apollo’s new name, and two new betas.

Wi-Fi memory cards coming to cameras.

Jason O'Grady: WWDC predictions.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft provides first public demo of the Surface tabletop.

Gallery (right).

David Berlind: ZDNet names next Deputy Testers of the Week to get free tech: Some Sun Spot JDKs. MonkCast #4: 'URL-based computing' closer to reality (and so too is the GPLv3). Can Microsoft change 'gears' for the sea-change ahead?

Privacy International: A Race to the Bottom - Privacy Ranking of Internet Service Companies. Techmeme. Garett Rogers: Close all Google accounts: Google doesn't care about privacy. Dan Farber: Privacy International pokes a stick in Google's eye. Mitch Ratcliffe: A response to Google: Basic data rights.

AP: Yahoo CEO Faces Shareholder Backlash.

Ryan Naraine: Yahoo screws up flaw disclosure, helps exploit writer.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft to push Windows Server 2003 SP2 via Automatic Updates. How will Windows Server 2008 fare on the compatibility front?

Computerworld: The security world according to vendor surveys.

Photos (left): Top 10 reviews of the week.

Dana Gardner: Consultants hold an influential SOA role, and the vendors are a courtin' it.

Palm Infocenter: New Treo Smartphone Images Leaked. Matthew Miller: Is a new form factor Palm Treo on the way?

Financial Times: Hollywood studios in video talks with Apple. WSJ: GE discussed buying Dow Jones. New York Times: Microsoft Finds Legal Defender in Justice Dept.

Dan Farber:'s servers take weekend holiday. Google and Apple destined for 'strategic alliance'?

Marc Orchant: Parallels 3.0 a worthy upgrade. George Ou: Practical strategies for protecting your data.

Larry Dignan: Life without Google Day 2: Windows Live Search a viable contender. Gallery (right). Altavista a depressing dead end. MacRumors: iPhone Details from AT&T's Sales Training Workbook.

TechRepublic: Combating prejudice on the Helpdesk.

Topics: Security, Google, Legal, Microsoft, Social Enterprise


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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