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Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Outrage and a Facebook Page That Gave It a Voice  —  If there is a face to the revolt that has sprouted in Egypt, it may be the face of Khaled Said.  —  That 28-year-old Egyptian businessman was pulled from an Internet cafe in Alexandria last June by two plainclothes police officers who beat …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and @loic
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Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
Picture Of The Day: Cairo Protester Holds Sign That Says “Thank You Facebook”  —  How valuable has social media been in spreading the message of protesters in Egypt?  Just look at the photo taken today by NBC News correspondent Richard Engel.  A protester in Cairo holds a sign written mostly …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Why Facebook Should Do More to Help Egypt's Protesters  —  An image making the rounds features an Egyptian protesters carrying a sign that reads “Thank you Facebook” in Arabic.  Thank Facebook for what?  Facebook has done as little as possible to help Egypt's protesters.  It should do more.
Kamal Ahmed / Telegraph:
Google's Eric Schmidt predicts the future of computing - and he plans to be involved  —  Eric Schmidt explains the changes at the top of Google and his vision of what the world of computing will look like in 50 years' time.  —  In the days when Eric Schmidt first starting getting excited by computers …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
E-Readers Catch Younger Eyes, and Find Room in the Backpack  —  Something extraordinary happened after Eliana Litos received an e-reader for a Hanukkah gift in December.  —  “Some weeks I completely forgot about TV,” said Eliana, 11.  “I went two weeks with only watching one show, or no shows at all.
Judson Berger / Fox News:
U.S. Government Slips Through China Internet Censors With New Technology  —  The U.S. government has figured out how to bust through Internet censorship filters in order to deliver news and other vital information via e-mail to people in countries like China, according to a recent report.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Slashdot
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Why You Shouldn't Trust the uSamp Verizon iPhone Survey  —  Saturday's are usually slow days in the tech news world, but thanks to a new survey (PDF) from online research firm uSamp that argues that 44% of Verizon Android users and 26% of AT&T iPhone users will wait in line to get a Verizon iPhone …
Discussion: @jasonkincaid, @randyholloway and PC World, Thanks:fredericl
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Turning The Tables On The Google Toolbar & Disclosure Claims  —  Part of this week's debate over whether Microsoft's Bing search engine is learning from Google involves data that Bing gathers through Microsoft's Internet Explorer.  Google has suggested Microsoft isn't giving fair disclosure.
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computers  —  Hackers have repeatedly penetrated the computer network of the company that runs the Nasdaq Stock Market during the past year, and federal investigators are trying to identify the perpetrators and their purpose, according to people familiar with the matter.
Reuters:
Nokia likely to sack several executives: report  —  (Reuters) - The world's biggest cellphone maker Nokia is likely to sack several executive board members in a management shake-up, a German weekly reported.  —  As rival companies have been eating into Nokia's market share …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Payback: Upset Ex-Girlfriend Spams Boyfriend In Google Images  —  Upset boyfriends and girlfriends are nothing new.  There are plenty of stories of girlfriends getting back at their ex-boyfriends for mistreatment and visa versa.  But in the age where Google ranks supreme …
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Why Some Twitter Posts Catch On, and Some Don't  —  AMID the talk last week of a Facebook revolution across the Middle East, Americans and other English speakers took to Twitter — to post about their love lives.  —  Hashtags — the community-driven shorthand used to identify conversation themes …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big Cable fed up with endless P2P porn subpoenas
Discussion: Slashdot
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New Android Market web store could open backdoor for phone hackers
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Netflix rises as studios' DVD money plunges
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Byron Acohido / USA Today:
Survey: 32% admit mooching neighbor's Wi-Fi
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MocoSpace looking to buy MySpace
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Verizon Tells Us New Throttling Isn't Implemented Yet …
Discussion: Electronista
Louis Gray:
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Discussion: Engadget, Thanks:jesse
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