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11:15 PM ET, May 28, 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.
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 4  —  The London Telegraph has a screaming headline: … The problem is this: nothing in the story supports the assertion.  No where — NO WHERE — do the …
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Telegraph:
Twitter reveals secrets: Details of British users handed over in landmark case that could help Ryan Giggs  —  Twitter has handed over the confidential details of British users in a landmark legal case.  —  For the first time, the American social networking site has bowed to a court action brought …
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.
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Dept. of Defense and Homeland Security confirm Lockheed Martin hacker breach
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Still Has No iPad App But They're Building A Desktop Software Team?!  —  Facebook has no iPad app.  It's ridiculous.  Their iPhone app is the most downloaded app in the history of apps.  And third-party iPad apps (many of which aim to trick users) constantly dominate the top 10 lists for both free and paid apps.
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:   Facebook's New Desktop Software Team Could Build Apps to Report Media Consumption
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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Pixable Blog:
People are changing their Facebook profile photo more often every year  —  Today we took a closer look at the most important part of your Facebook profile, yes that's right, the profile photo.  Photofeed's smart algorithm sorts through an immense amount of data every while ranking photos …
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