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11:50 AM ET, February 6, 2011

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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 …
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Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
Picture Of The Day: Cairo Protester Holds Sign That Says “Thank You Facebook”
Discussion: Brian Solis and Joho the Blog
Sara Inés Calderón / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Will Allow Users to Watch and Vote on Super Bowl Commercials  —  Facebook will allow users to watch and vote on the commercials from this year's Super Bowl as soon as they air.  The commercials will appear on the Facebook Replay tab of the Sports on Facebook Page …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Groupon's “Rejected” Super Bowl Ad Is A (Subtle) Jab At LivingSocial  —  The battle of the social media Super Bowl ads continues, with daily deals Groupon just posting on its own blog about how it rejected an ad concept where someone goes through a Groupon addiction, an idea conspicuously similar …
Discussion: AdAge, Mashable!, CNET News and ClickZ
Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
Please Read: A Personal Appeal TO Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales  —  Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Hunter Walk who spends way too much time researching 1980s hair metal bands on Wikipedia.  His obsession with Wikipedia is unrelated to his day job leading the consumer product team at YouTube.
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
How To Stop Domain Names Being Seized By The US Government  —  Check out TorrentFreak's new News Bits feed! .  —  This week, an ever more familiar picture started to emerge, the third such situation in well under a year.  US authorities had begun another round of domain name seizures …
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
What Time Does the 2011 Super Bowl Start?  A (Continuing) Lesson in Search Visibility  —  Before the Super Bowl in both 2009 and 2010, I checked out the search engine results for the Super Bowl start time.  In 2009, the results were abysmal.  No one was taking advantage of the clear searcher interest.
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, Techie Buzz and Slashdot
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:   How one researcher helped the U.S. government slip news past China's censors
Debian:
Debian 6.0 Squeeze released  —  After 24 months of constant development, the Debian Project is proud to present its new stable version 6.0 (code name Squeeze).  Debian 6.0 is a free operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours.  Alongside Debian GNU/Linux …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Readability Just Became Instapaper's Publisher Payment Layer  —  Personally, I think the concept behind Readability is pretty awesome.  It gives you a way to read all your favorite articles on the web without all of the clutter of the web — meaning, mainly, ads.
Discussion: Instapaper Blog and Sample the Web
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Softbank Invests $250 MM In China's PPLive  —  Japan's Softbank has purchased a 35 percent stake in the Chinese video venture Synacast for a total of $250 million, NewTeeVee has learned.  Synacast is better known under the name of its popular peer-to-peer video platform PPLive.
Discussion: TechCrunch and VatorNews, Thanks:jank0
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone 4 on Verizon: how, when, where, and whether to buy it  —  The day of destiny is nearly upon us: on February 10th, you'll finally be able to get an iPhone that works on Verizon.  For us in the tech media, that's one blown-out, seemingly never-ending rumor that we never have to write about again …
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Inside the anti-kettling HQ  —  A group of young computer geeks is wielding a new weapon in the fight against controversial police tactics at demonstrations  —  Cairo, it wasn't.  But at about a quarter to four last Saturday afternoon, on a crowded backstreet in central London …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big Cable fed up with endless P2P porn subpoenas
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Turning The Tables On The Google Toolbar & Disclosure Claims
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New Android Market web store could open backdoor for phone hackers
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