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3:20 PM ET, October 18, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
Facebook in Privacy Breach  —  Top-Ranked Applications Transmit Personal IDs, a Journal Investigation Finds  —  Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the F8 developer conference this spring.  —  Many of the most popular applications, or “apps,” on the social-networking site Facebook Inc …
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Facebook Developer Blog:
Using Facebook UIDs  —  We take user privacy seriously.  We are dedicated to protecting private user data while letting users enjoy rich experiences with their friends.  This more social Web will only occur if users trust that they are in control of their information.
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Did the Wall Street Journal Overreact to Facebook Privacy ‘Breach’?  —  The WSJ's ‘What They Know’ series, while informative, has an overly alarming tone  —  The Wall Street Journal has been running an interesting series on online privacy, called “What They Know,” about the information advertisers …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Has Facebook lost control of the Platform?  —  This time around, Facebook may actually have seen its privacy Watergate: A report in The Wall Street Journal on Monday found that the phenomenal amount of personal information that Facebook members put in their profiles may indeed have been sold extensively …
Discussion: ClickZ
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:   Facebook Faces Suit Over Earlier Breach
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
New MacBook Air Has a Bigger Battery, Sharper Case [Independent Confirmation]  —  Apple's new MacBook Air will be thinner, lighter and boxier than the current model.  Mockup exclusively for CultofMac.com by Dan Draper.  —  On Wednesday, Steve Jobs will likely introduce a redesigned 13.3-inch MacBook Air …
Rajat Mukherjee / Google Enterprise Blog:
The new Google Search Appliance - a bridge to the cloud  —  In the last year, businesses have started using cloud-based applications from Google and other technology providers at an accelerated rate.  While many organizations still have information that resides in on-premise systems …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Determined to Crack the Social Code  —  Google has been stunningly adept at devising computer algorithms to help people search the Internet.  But when it comes to building features for social networking, the company has been much less effective.  —  And changing that is one of the company's biggest business challenges these days.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Europe's Trademark Office Confirms iPad's New Landscape Design  —  This week the European Trademarks and Designs Registration Office confirmed that one of Apple's new iPad designs is displaying an extra left side 30 pin connector to allow it to dock in landscape mode under application 001222905-0001.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Microsoft's Billion Dollar Media Bailout Plan  —  The advertising recovery is already in the works, but this could help move it along quite nicely: Close to a billion dollars in marketing money, courtesy of Microsoft.  —  That's what Steve Ballmer and company will spend to push …
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Brightcove preparing for IPO in 2011: source  —  (Reuters) - Online video publisher Brightcove is preparing for an initial public offering in the first half of next year, according to a person close to the company.  —  Brightcove, which helps media and marketing companies distribute Web videos across …
Matt Phillips / MarketBeat:
Apple Earnings: The Preview  —  It's A-Day.  —  That's right, pretty much everbody's favorite stock, Apple, reports after the close today.  Here's a round-up of the prognostications we've been reading from the army of analysts following a stock that continues to have an amazing run.
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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
On Apple and Its (Enviable) Problems
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sprint promises WiMAX in NYC on November 1, LA on December 1, and San Francisco a few weeks later  —  The fact that Sprint and Clearwire have teamed up to deliver WiMAX to New York, LA, and San Francisco isn't news.  In fact, we've already seen the networks light up in operational readiness modes …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Netflix on Wii drops the clunky disc requirement, starts streaming through Wii Menu  —  It's not just the PS3 that will be doing its Netflix streaming disc-free from today: the Wii is joining in the fun as well!  Americans and Canadians alike will be able to download and install Netflix …
Mack Lu / Google Public Policy Blog:
More transparency and control over location  —  (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog)  —  We've always focused on offering people the most relevant results.  Location is one important factor we've used for many years to customize the information that you find.
Nick Eaton / Seattle Blogs:
17 games coming for launch of Xbox Kinect  —  Starting Nov. 4, people will be able to play video games without controllers — using only their bodies — with the release of Kinect for Xbox 360.  —  With its hands-free motion sensor, Microsoft hopes to attract the “casual gamer” …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
IPv4 Space Shrinks To 5% - Final Addresses To Be Issued In Early 2011  —  The Number Resource Organization, the coordinating mechanism for the five Regional Internet Registries or RIRs, this morning announced that less than 5% of the world's IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) addresses remain unallocated.
Discussion: Market Wire, ZDNet and Computerworld
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Lawsuit forces HyperMac to cease sale of Apple-patented charging cables  —  Computer accessory maker HyperMac has announced that it will cease the sale of patented MagSafe MacBook charging cables on Nov. 2, 2010, in response to a lawsuit from Apple.  —  Sanho, the parent company of HyperMac …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel, Microsoft, and the curious case of the iPad  —  “That tablet thing?  Yeah, we'll get back to you on that.”  That's a crude but fairly accurate encapsulation of the attitude Microsoft, Intel, and Advanced Micro Devices have toward the iPad and the tablet market in general.  —  Why the cavalier attitude?
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Daring Fireball
Aaron Bronzan / The LinkedIn Blog:
Now even more ways to customize your LinkedIn profile  —  Your LinkedIn Profile is an essential part of your online professional identity.  Whether you're a published author, a researcher with a list of patented inventions, a job-seeker who wants to showcase your certifications and skill-sets …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
 
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Boy Genius Report:
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Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Even Under New Captain, Yahoo Seems Adrift
Discussion: BoomTown
Dan Tynan / PC World:
Facebook + Bing: The Good, the Bad, the Incontinent
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
What If Google Stored All Our Medical Records?
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Ability to ‘see’ advances artificial intelligence
William Glaberson / New York Times:
A Grisly Murder Trial, in 140-Character Bits
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Facebook Money Machine
Discussion: The Equity Kicker