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Build your own Digg button

Build your own Digg button

Do you submit stories to Digg hoping that one day you might have one hit the front page? We all do, but the sad truth is that most stories won't get more than a handful of diggs. Here's a cool digg counter that will make sure you'll get all the diggs you want.

A day without Digg

A day without Digg

2:00AM (EST) May 2nd , 2007 Digg was pronounced dead.

Ok, maybe dead is a bit too strong of a word, but after a long night of fighting with angered Diggers the site has finally crashed. It was only a matter of time, I'm surprised it lasted this long. Perhaps it will be up again later, but they've made a lot of people angry, and well, once you piss off the internet, it's hard to get back in its good graces.

Extra Extra! Mob takes over Digg – Riot ensues!

Extra Extra! Mob takes over Digg – Riot ensues!

Chaos, that's the only word that can describe what's going on over at Digg right now. Apparently, someone put up a story that contained the HD-DVD AACS Processing Key and not only was the story deleted, but the user was banned.

This has caused the biggest uproar that I've ever seen on a site such as Digg. It seems that many users are digging anything that contains the magic number in it, and burying everything else that comes along. This way every story for pages and pages contains the hack.

The big thing to note is that it's not a riot about the hack, it's a riot about censorship. The site was built on the idea that the users picked the stories, and as long as there's no foul play to hit the front page, they're left alone. But when Digg decides to start censoring what stories it will allow, then they are destroying everything that they stand for.

Digg me

Digg me

The cult of Digg has taken over the blogosphere, with weblogs all over desperately competing for the idle clicks of feckless browse-toads.  But what if you're looking for a way to validate yourself in the real world, without going to the inconvenience of having a permanent link tattooed on your forehead?  How about a portable Diggometer, then?

 

iPhone gets solid details courtesy of Diggnation

iPhone gets solid details courtesy of Diggnation

Oh sweet geeks, always so keen to show they know what's going on behind closed doors that they spill the beans on products we're all scratching our hair out waiting for. Today it's the turn of Kevin Rose who used Diggnation Episode 74 to leak some juicy details about Apple's "we all know it's coming, just give it to us dammit!" iPhone.

According to the hat-wearing Mac-lover and his "solid" source, the iPhone will...

  • Come out in January
  • Be supported by all major network providers
  • Be "small as sh*t"
  • Kevin doesn't know anything about the Operating System - he only saw it turned off
  • ...but the OS is supposed to be “cool”
  • Apple is doing some "unique things"
  • It has two batteries and one charger. One battery for MP3 portion and one for Phone.
  • 4GB ($249) and 8GB ($449)
  • Uses Flash memory,
  • Has a Slide out keyboard
  • Possibly a touch screen

Video after the jump!

Two desktop keyboards that offer more, cost less

Two desktop keyboards that offer more, cost less

You don’t want to spend a ton of money on a keyboard, and nobody can blame you for that. Apple’s offerings may be some of the best around, but are pricey, and lack key features. Are there keyboards that can take their place? Is anything good enough to really make you forget about all the research and development Jony Ive and company put into their home-grown devices? Maybe! We’ve found two keyboards that have the same functionality (or more), and won’t break the bank.

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Lyft restricts access to user data as Uber debacle continues

Lyft restricts access to user data as Uber debacle continues

Uber has had a rough time lately, and for good reason. The company has been swept up in widespread outcry against its executive Emil Michael's comments about digging up dirt on journalists, as well as concerns over its "God View" that grants access to user data and, more importantly, has been reportedly misused in at least one instance. In the midst of all this, Uber posted a statement regarding its privacy policy this past week, something that caught the attention of Senator Al Franken. Also paying attention are the company's competitors.

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Uber taps privacy experts to conduct internal review

Uber taps privacy experts to conduct internal review

Uber announced today that it has brought aboard privacy experts, among them being former IBM Chief Privacy Officer Harriet Pearson, to conduct an "in-depth review" of its privacy practices. This move comes after executive Emil Michael's comments about digging up dirt on journalists became public, Senator Al Franken's inquiry about the service's handling of the situation, and news about the company's so-called "God View" being abused as reported by BuzzFeed. The review seems like an attempt at damage control as customers and non-customers alike express concerns about the company and its respect for privacy.

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Uber emphasizes privacy stance following exec’s comments

Uber emphasizes privacy stance following exec’s comments

In case you managed to miss it, one of Uber's top executives recently made comments about how the company could dox reporters that have been critical of the service, something that quickly spawned harsh comments and ample backlash. Though an apology and clarification were made soon after, users are still raising privacy concerns, and in an apparent effort to quiet the noise comes a new blog post from Uber. It has emphasized its privacy policy, pointing out the bits it feels are relevant, though it seems like a case of too little, too late.

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