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7:50 AM ET, August 7, 2011

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 5′s Nuance-powered speech-to-text feature revealed (screenshots)  —  iOS 5′s speech-to-text functionality appears like it will actually be happening, and we have the screenshot to prove it.  A reliable source has sent us the above screenshot which details how the iOS 5 speech-to-text functionality will be activated.
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Went to Great Lengths to Obscure its Speech Recognition Interface in iOS 5  —  Apple's latest iOS 5 Beta 5 contains the interface elements for their rumored upcoming Speech Recognition features.  The screenshot below (via 9to5Mac) shows a microphone button found on the standard text keyboard in iOS.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Here's the full change log for iOS 5 beta 5  —  Apple just pushed iOS 5 beta 5 out to developers and wouldn't you know, we've got the full change log for you to feast your eyes on.  Hit the jump for all the iOS 5 changes you can handle.  —  Thanks, Jean!  —  Notes and Known Issues
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Defcon panel: Anonymous is here.  LulzSec is here.  They're everywhere  —  A panel at Defcon that focused on the hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec was as confusing, chaotic and free-wheeling as the organizations themselves.  The panel included a masked man, introduced as Baron von Arrr …
Discussion: Computerworld
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John D. Sutter / CNN:
DEF CON: The event that scares hackers
Discussion: Reuters and Bits
Somini Sengupta / Bits:
At a Hacker Conference, Plenty of Friendly Feds
Discussion: CNET News
Markcuban / blog maverick:
If you want to see more jobs created - change patent laws  —  Sometimes it's not the obvious things that create the biggest problems.  In this case one of the hidden job killers in our economy today is the explosion of patent litigation.  —  Every technology company I have is getting hit …
Discussion: open and Tradigital
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple now allows developer MobileMe users to migrate their accounts to iCloud  —  As promised, Apple has opened up a new portal at me.com/move for developers that the MobileMe service to migrate their entire account over to iCloud.  The process is quite simple as you can see in the screenshots above and below.
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Inside iCloud: Apple's new Documents & Data cloud service
Discussion: 9to5Mac
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Exclusive: Facebook's Smoking Gun in the Ceglia Case?  The Authentic Contract  —  On Friday, Facebook's lawyers made news when they told a court hearing a lawsuit brought by the alleged initial investor in Facebook, Paul Ceglia, that they'd found the “smoking gun” proving the alleged investment contract was a fraud.
Thanks:wired
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Why Google Is Right Yet Short-Sighted To Complain About Mobile Patents  —  Omar Little had it right: there's a game out there, and you either play or get played.  One of the most compelling characters from the television show The Wire probably wouldn't have cut it as a mobile executive or a patent lawyer …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With Google, There Will Be Bad Blood
Discussion: Apple Outsider
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Tech and the San Francisco Rental Bubble  —  I've recently learned that real estate brokers in San Francisco have reached a consensus on a topic that entrepreneurs and investors can't seem to agree on: that we are in the midst of a technology bubble.  —  Technologists have been debating …
Discussion: The Business Insider
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:
Verizon Blocks Hotspot Tethering for Jailbroken Devices  —  It appears that Verizon is starting to block hotspot tethering for consumers using jailbroken devices without data plans.  A ReadWriteWeb employee using a jailbroken tethered Verizon Motorola X without a data plan was sent …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
After Auction, Dropbox Close To Choosing Investors — Round Could Put Valuation At $10 Billion  —  We've known for weeks now that Dropbox has been talking to investors about a new mega round of funding.  The company, which has only raised $7.2 million in a seed and Series A round in 2007 …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
20 years ago today, the World Wide Web opened to the public  —  Today is a significant day in the history of the Internet.  On 6 August 1991, exactly twenty years ago, the World Wide Web became publicly available.  Its creator, the now internationally known Tim Berners-Lee …
Raphael G. Satter / Associated Press:
Group hacks US law enforcement sites, steals data … LONDON (AP) — The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it has hacked into some 70 mostly rural law enforcement websites in the United States, a breach that one local police chief said had leaked information about an ongoing investigation.
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Lucian Constantin / Softpedia News:
Antisec Hackers Dump Massive Cache of Law Enforcement Data
 
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