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Newswatch 11.9.07: iPhone hits Europe

It's iPhone day in Europe

[AP] In Germany, the phone went on sale at more than 700 T-Mobile shops, including one in Cologne that opened just after midnight with some 350 customers already waiting outside. By 5 p.m., Deutsche Telekom AG, which owns T-Mobile, said it sold more than 10,000 iPhones in Germany through its shops and online.

Hackers inflitrate Alicia Keys' MySpace

[NYT] Researchers at the Atlanta, GA-based Exploit Prevention Labs have discovered multiple hacked MySpace pages, including the personal page of the R&B artist. Also hacked were pages for Greements of Fortune, a French funk band, and Dykeenies, a rock band from Glasgow.

Nigerian scammers discover social networking

[NYT] The scammer somehow breaks into a victim’s Web-based e-mail account. He then impersonates the victim and sends an emergency plea for help to everyone in the account’s address book, asking them to wire money to Nigeria. The e-mail includes some variation on a story about getting mugged or losing a wallet while on a trip to Nigeria.

Are Facebook ads illegal?

[Newsfactor] Facebook's new Social Ads platform is raising some eyebrows among privacy advocates. According to Lauren Weinstein, cofounder of People For Internet Responsibility (PFIR) and moderator of the Privacy Forum, the key question is whether Facebook users are given the opportunity to control what information about them gets distributed.

iPhone 1.1.2 jailbroken almost before release

[News.com] Erica Sadun at The Unofficial Apple Weblog obtained jailbreaking code for the 1.1.2 update almost simultaneous with its release last night, and tests this morning confirm that it works for both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

[News.com] New Windows for old PCs

Under a new program announced Friday, large companies that sell refurbished PCs can get a brand spanking new copy of Windows to put on the machines--provided they pay Microsoft for the privilege.

Prince moves against websites

[AP] Contrary to reports, the Purple One is not suing his fans or looking to inhibit free speech in any way, AEG, which promoted Prince's concert series in London, said in a statement.