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4:40 AM ET, May 29, 2011

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Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Samsung's lawyers demand to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3  —  We always knew the Apple / Samsung lawsuit would produce some major fireworks, and Samsung just lit off a corker: the company filed a motion Friday night asking Apple to turn over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 as part of the discovery process.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Lockheed Martin Confirms It Came Under Attack  —  Defense contractor Lockheed Martin confirmed tonight that the network problems it has been been contending with during the last several days, are the result of a “significant and tenacious attack” carried out against its network.
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New York Times:
SecurID Breach Suggested in Hacking Attempt at Lockheed  —  Lockheed Martin, the nation's largest military contractor, has battled disruptions in its computer networks this week that might be tied to a hacking attack on a vendor that supplies coded security tokens to millions of users, security officials said on Friday.
The Politico:
Anthony Weiner: Hackers posted lewd photos on Twitter  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner says social networking identity hacking is to blame for the lewd material that a conservative news website reported was sent from his Twitter and yfrog handles to an unidentified woman from Seattle, Washington.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
NYT Reporter Shows the Power of Twitter as Journalism  —  Updated: Anyone who has been following the protests and revolutions in the Middle East for the past few months has probably heard of Andy Carvin, the NPR editor who has been using Twitter to curate news from the region.
Kathy E. Gill / WiredPen:
Twitter, Gag Orders and The British Press  —  Also Known As : Don't Believe Link-Bait Headlines (Read The Small Print) : Update 5 (Update 6, Rewrite: British Councilman Waives Protest Rights, Says Twitter Released Personal Data)  —  The London Telegraph has a screaming headline:
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Bjoern L. Herrmann / Startup Genome:
Discover The Patterns Of Successful Internet Startups In The Startup Genome Report  —  Today we are releasing the first Startup Genome Report with in-depth analysis on what makes internet startups successful based on data from over 650 startups.  Here is a small window into the report with 14 indicators of success.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Alaska Airlines ditches paper flight manuals for iPads  —  The iPad has already gotten the go-ahead from the FAA as a replacement for paper flight charts and maps, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's New Desktop Software Team Could Build Apps to Report Media Consumption  —  Facebook is accepting applications from engineers to join a new desktop software team at its Seattle office.  The responsibilities of the “Software Engineer, Desktop Software” position we noticed …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Attention, shoppers: Men outspend women 9 to 1 on mobile virtual goods  —  Given the stereotype of how much women love shopping, you'd expect them to be the biggest spenders online.  And women are indeed fueling purchases at sites such as Gilt Groupe.  But when it comes to purchases …
Luke Kelly-Clyne / Newser:
Iran Plans to Unplug Internet, Create Its Own  —  Iran is waging war on open Internet.  Looking to limit the cyber-infiltration of Western ideas, Iran's telecommunications chief claimed that, in two years time, all Iranians would be forced to use a state-censored, fully-internal Internet.
Tom Espiner / CNET News:
Zuckerberg: Privacy anxiety is fleeting  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits down for an on-stage interview at the e-G8 Forum in Paris.  —  Facebook products in the past have created controversy over privacy, but people get used to new features that initially scare them, founder Mark Zuckerberg has told the e-G8 Forum.
Discussion: Guardian, Gadgetell and NBC Bay Area
Shaimaa Fayed / Reuters:
Egypt's Mubarak fined for communications cut  —  (Reuters) - An Egyptian administrative court fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two former officials 540 million Egyptian pounds ($91 million) on Saturday for cutting mobile and Internet services during protests in January.
Discussion: BBC, Deutsche Welle, CNN and Bloomberg
 
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
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Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Tim Pawlenty Tests Facebook Sponsored Stories
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