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

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.

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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: Salesforce.com'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

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