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11:10 PM ET, December 12, 2010

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Gawker:
Commenting Accounts Compromised — Change Your Passwords  —  Our user databases appear to have been compromised.  The passwords were encrypted.  But simple ones may be vulnerable to a brute-force attack.  You should change your Gawker password and on any other sites on which you've used the same passwords.
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Exclusive: ‘Gnosis’ Explains The Method And Reasoning Behind Gawker Media Hack  —  Over the last 24 hours Gawker Media's network of sites have been under attack from a group who have identified themselves “Gnosis,” a seemingly mysterious collective of hackers who has been falsely considered part …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Gawker hackers release file with FTP, author & reader usernames/passwords
Discussion: SAI
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
On The Road With Cr-48: The Chrome Notebook Is Both Shiny And Tarnished  —  Every piece of technology has both good and bad attributes.  Nothing is perfect.  Not even the iPhone.  (Well, at least not until that AT&T exclusivity ends.)  But until three days ago, I had never used a product …
Discussion: Marco.org, PC Magazine and eWeek
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Who really needs a Chrome OS laptop?  —  Yesterday in comments, Betanews reader DaveN asked why anyone would make the sacrifices he believes necessary to run a Chrome OS laptop.  “If you're going to carry around a device in the laptop format, why would anyone want something so limited?”
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
A Snapshot of Apple's Latest iPhone Camera Patents  —  The iPhone's updated 5 megapixel camera includes a feature called High Dynamic Range or HDR.  According to Apple, the iPhone's HDR feature when activated, takes a series of three photos, each with different exposure levels.
Discussion: Fortune and Internet2Go
Dmitry / ZURBlog:
Podcast of Julie Zhuo's talk on How Facebook Uses Data  —  “Wow!” is the word that comes to mind when all of us here at ZURB think back on the hopping ZURBsoapbox event last Friday.  We had by far the largest attendance yet.  So many people showed up that we had to move the talk into support side …
Rady Ananda / Voices:
WikiRebels: Swedish docufilm on WikiLeaks chronicles a new form of global resistance  —  “What we have here is a new breed of rebels, IT guerrillas without a national base.”  —  Finally, in response to globalized eco-destruction, globalized wars, and globalized banking that robs national …
Discussion: Examiner, The Next Web and CNN
Tim Arango / New York Times:
Time Warner Views Netflix as a Fading Star  —  For the past year, executives at big media companies have watched Netflix with growing resentment — for its success in delivering movies and television shows via the Internet, for its stock price nearly quadrupling, for its chief executive …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Chrome Web Store, HTML5 and the iPad: symbiosis at its best  —  It's all coming together, folks.  It doesn't take much of a gander at the Chrome Web Store to notice a trend: some of the flashiest, most mature “apps” are actually just in-browser versions of iPad apps.  And you know what else?
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG Star preview  —  The LG Star.  The dual-core beast from the east that was once a mere twinkle in our eye has managed to find its way to the Engadget mansions, having been lent to us by a very generous (and very anonymous) tipster.  It's clearly a test device, as evidenced by its diagnostics menus …
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
MPAA, RIAA: Lawsuits won't protect content  —  Trade groups representing the music and film sectors say copyright law offers too many excuses for ISPs to do nothing about protecting copyright.  —  Lawyers representing independent filmmakers, including the studio that produced Oscar-winner …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
E-Books Entice as New Frontier for Ads  —  The marketing world is drawing up plans to invade one of the last bastions of media that is largely advertising-free: books.  —  As e-books proliferate, advertisers are experimenting with ways to pitch to consumers while they read …
Discussion: TeleRead
 
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comScore, Inc.:
U.S. Online Holiday Spending Approaches $22 Billion for the Season …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft and Facebook: What could have been (but will not be)
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Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Twitter to base its new European headquarters in London
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad now available at BestBuy.com
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FCC: 68% Of U.S. Connections Slower than 3 Mbps Down, 768kbps Up …
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