News to know: Cyber attacks; Google; Windows security; Gmail outage

Summary:Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Georgia turns to Google's Blogger amid Russia onslaughtDancho Danchev: Coordinated Russia vs Georgia cyber attack in progressZDNet UK: Georgia accuses Russia of co-ordinated cyberattackVideo: Defcon: Where feds and hackers rub elbowsNews.com: Defcon ends with researchers muzzled, viruses written Ed Bott: Windows security rendered useless?

Notable headlines:

Larry Dignan: Georgia turns to Google's Blogger amid Russia onslaught

Ed Bott: Windows security rendered useless? Uh, not exactly

Ryan Naraine: Google releases open-source crypto toolkit

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld: MobileMe: Still Not Up (To Anyone's Standard)

John Morris: HP announces three new EliteBooks

Jennifer Leggio: Lijit secures $7.1 million series C roundChristopher Dawson: Did the big boys really kill OLPC? Times of London: Why Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the XO $100 laptop

News.com: AMD to Nvidia: Two chips are better than one

Richard Koman: Hack-the-T presentation hits the Web

Mary Jo Foley: Visual Studio 2008 SP1: Why not VS 2009?

Heather Clancy: Cree LED light components getting littler

Garett Rogers: Gmail locks out users for an hour

Deb Perelman: Compete away, whether you live in California or not

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld: The Olympics Watch: Not That Much

TechRepublic: 10 ways to help your users enhance their online credibility

John Morris: Via stops making chipsets for Intel, AMD systems

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Review: Creative Zen Zi-Fi News.com: Apple, AT&T mum on iPhone 3G issues

Larry Dignan: Will it be a Kindle Christmas? Amazon: Still trailing eBay in third party sales but...

Steve O'Hear: BlueWhaleMail: Facebook messages "pushed" to your cellphone

Dana Gardner: Data services provide catalyst for SOA, set stage for cloud-based data models

Boy Genius Report: Motorola Alexander's non-QWERTY counterpart, Atila

Roland Piquepaille: Solar nanoantenna energy collectors

Dana Blankenhorn: Open source offers a seamless transition to work

Sam Diaz: Netscape keeps users; Vista struggles to grab new ones

Paul Murphy: When equivalence is the wrong question

Richard Koman: Congress moves - slowly - towards new privacy laws

Matthew Miller: Congratulations Apple, you made the iPhone less stable than Windows Mobile

Dennis Howlett: An iGeneration view of TLAs

Dana Blankenhorn: Will vendors now boycott Massachusetts?

Forbes: Servers: Why Thrifty Isn't NiftyMatthew Miller: Rumored Palm Centro2 is simply a marketing student's mock-up

Best Buy goes kiosk

TechCrunch: DEMO v. TechCrunch50 Takes A Nasty Turn With Charges Of Plagiarism

Michael Krigsman: Heart pacemakers vulnerable to attack

Cable: Natural born monopoly?

Video: Will Wi-Fi fly with travelers?

Topics: Windows, Browser, Cloud, Collaboration, Google, iPhone, Mobility, Operating Systems, Outage, Security, Software

About

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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