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9:55 AM ET, December 10, 2010

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Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Military Bans Disks, Threatens Courts-Martial to Stop New Leaks  —  It's too late to stop WikiLeaks from publishing thousands more classified documents, nabbed from the Pentagon's secret network.  But the U.S. military is telling its troops to stop using CDs, DVDs, thumb drives and every …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
First arrest made in WikiLeaks revenge attacks  —  4chan vigilante group Anonymous is used to getting away with its DDoS attacks and other Internet shenanigans, but that's not going to be the case this time around.  An arrest has been made in 4chan's revenge attacks on PayPal, Visa …
Nyheter - DN.se:
“A new WikiLeaks” revolts against Assange … The new project, “Openleaks,” has been under way for some time and will be launched Monday.  DN.se has spoken to individuals behind the new site and the message is clear. … “As a short-term goal, this is about completing the technical infrastructure …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Ex-WikiLeaker Explains His Spinoff Group, OpenLeaks  —  Daniel Domscheit-Berg (pictured here at right before leaving WikiLeaks in September) is launching a spinoff called OpenLeaks.  —  Former WikiLeaks staffer Daniel Domscheit-Berg has always considered Julian Assange's whistle-blowing site …
Sean Bonner / Boing Boing:
Wikileaks: Anonymous stops dropping DDoS bombs, starts dropping science  —  If this image is to be believed—and I have no reason not to, other than that I found it on the internet—the rebel squadrons behind Anonymous (attn. “news” hacks - that would be an entirely different group from Wikileaks …
Reuters:
Apple suppliers point to new camera-toting iPad in 2011  —  (Reuters) - Component suppliers for Apple Inc's iPad are gearing up for a new round of production in the first quarter, sources said on Friday, with one saying the product will be a revamp of the popular tablet computer including front- and back-mounted cameras.
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Charles Starrett / iLounge:
First iPad 2G case shows rear camera, new curves?
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google Cr-48 Chrome laptop preview (update: in-depth impressions!)  —  Well, would you look at what showed up on our frigid doorstep this morning?  That's right, we are now the proud owners of Google's first Chrome OS laptop — the Cr-48.  Obviously, we ripped open the box and got right to handling the 12.1-inch, Atom-powered laptop.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google's Chrome OS: Printing works fine
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Desktop version of Google Docs now works on iPad  —  Google has announced that the full desktop version of their Google Docs word processing service now works on the iPad.  The desktop version should be used on the iPad for advanced document edits such as font or alignment changes.
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
With Kinect, Xbox outsells Wii, PS3 for sixth-straight month  —  A combination of Kinect and Microsoft's biggest Black Friday week ever propelled the Xbox 360 to the top of NPD Group's sales chart for the sixth month in a row.  —  Microsoft sold 1.37 million Xboxes during November …
Paul Westbrook / Google Mobile Blog:
Gmail for Android: better Priority Inbox support and improved compose  —  When we first released Gmail in Android Market back in September, we said that you'd be getting new stuff faster, and we meant it.  After getting thousands of comments on that release, we made a bunch of updates based …
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
HTC aims to roll out 60 million handsets in 2011  —  HTC has reportedly informed its suppliers that it will eventually need parts and components for the production of up to 60 million handsets in 2011 compared to shipments of 20 million units projected for 2010, according to industry sources.
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Hotmail, struggling to fight Gmail et al, looks to Reddit users for hope  —  The team behind Microsoft's oft-maligned email service, Hotmail, is hoping to score back some of its users from the titans in the industry like Gmail by doing something Google hasn't quite pulled off: showing they are human.
Discussion: The Register, LiveSide.net and SAI
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
IRONY ALERT: Man Sues Winklevoss Twins, Says They Stole Company Stake From Him  —  You've read the news everywhere: Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are suing Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg again.  —  The basic allegation remains the same.  They say Zuckerberg unfairly cut them out of an ownership stake in Facebook.
Tim Stanke / Facebook:
Announcing the Facebook 2011 Hacker Cup  —  Hacking is a central part of Facebook's culture.  Whether we're building the next big product at one of our Hackathons or creating a smarter search algorithm, we're always hacking to find a better way of doing things.
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Why the Nexus S has NFC - Google Places window stickers are NFC enabled  —  Google has just announced that it will be starting its first local rollout of Hotpot, the Google Places recommendation/rating engine, in Portland, Oregon.  —  Google says that it has already started to reach …
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Markets HotPot In Portland & Breaks Its Own Rules On Local Reviews
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and PhoneArena
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Exclusive: PlayStation Phone ‘Zeus Z1’ prototype benchmarked on video  —  We can't get enough of Sony Ericsson's PlayStation Phone (also known as Zeus Z1), and we're guessing neither can you.  We were just sent a new video of the device in action, only now it's running Qualcomm's Neocore benchmark app.
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Sprint Says 4G Tablet Coming In 2011, 80% Of CIOs Want To Buy Tablets  —  When Sprint Nextel introduced its first tablet in November, some were disappointed that the device was only compatible with 3G instead of the faster “4G” flavor of mobile broadband.  After all, Sprint has offered 4G …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iOS and Android App Economies  —  I try my best to avoid writing sensational headlines for my pieces here.1 I slipped, though, with my piece on the differences between the Android and iOS app markets two weeks ago.  “Where Are the Android Killer Apps?” was too broad.
Rajen Sheth / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Message Continuity, powered by Postini  —  When we acquired Postini in 2007, we incorporated additional cloud-based spam and virus filtering, email archiving and encryption services into our Enterprise products.  We had a vision that the power of the cloud could deliver …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:   Meet the newest Exchange Server backup provider: Google
 
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