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Newswatch 6.12.07: YHOO shareholders vote for censortship

Apple to sell music through UK social net

[FT] Apple is tapping into the popularity of social networking sites, as it announces a deal on Wednesday to embed its iTunes internet music download service into the Bebo website.

YouTube test video fingerprinting

[AP] Disney and Time Warner are among YouTube's partners in long-awaited deployment.

Google tightens limits on data retention

[NYT] Addressing privacy concerns, the company announced on Tuesday that it would keep the Web search histories of users for only 18 months instead of 24.

New lawyer web search creates controversy

[WSJ] Steve Berman, the high-profile Seattle class-action lawyer, doesn’t like Avvo. In an article today in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, he called the site a “flat-out scam” that does not serve the interest of consumers.

Yahoo shareholders defeat anticensorship measure

[Computerworld] Yahoo Inc. shareholders voted down a proposal that would have forced management to adopt stronger policies regarding government attempts to limit Internet access and to curtail freedom of speech in countries where Yahoo operates.

Repubs concerned over patent reform bill

[IP Law] The contingent, made up of Senators Sam Brownback (R-KS), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), noted the level of disagreement among the various groups advocating for (or against) reform.

eBay thinks outside with eBox

[News.com] Initiative calls for auction kingpin to rebuild its systems for faster development--and maybe more hosted apps.