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7:25 AM ET, August 15, 2011

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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Steve, Please Buy Us A Carrier!  —  We're at the end of the 2011 iPhone 5 launch.  The demos went well; Steve Jobs has come back on stage to thank everyone and conclude the proceedings, “...but before you go, just One More Thing.  I'd like you to meet someone.”  And the CEO of Deutsche Telekom walks onstage.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Photos of a Prototype MacBook Pro with Integrated 3G Cellular Modem  —  One of the most requested features for Apple's MacBook Pro line has been for the integration of some sort of built-in 3G cellular data to allow for anywhere wireless connectivity.  MacBook Pro users presently need …
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Zee / The Next Web:
Anonymous hacks SF's myBART website.  Thousands of names, addresses & numbers released.  —  Anonymous, the online hacktivist group, has released thousands of names, email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers believed to be from myBart.org, an independent site that uses BART's …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Pal Buddy Media Raises $54 Million  —  Facebook is worth anywhere from $50 billion to $100 billion.  Now Buddy Media, which helps advertisers manage their presence on the social network, is worth $500 million.  —  That's the valuation sources say the company earned in its most recent $54 million financing round.
David Murphy / PC Magazine:
Firefox 6 ‘Released’ Two Days Early  —  Itching to get your hands on the next major revision of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser?  The official release for Firefox 6 is scheduled for this Tuesday, but Mozilla has already thrown up the installation files on its FTP for industrious and impatient users to download and install.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Adobe debuts Muse, a no-code-required site builder  —  Adobe's targeting graphic designers with a new product codenamed Muse that aims to help them build working Web sites just like they'd design a prototype in one of the company's other design apps.  —  VIDEO  —  Your e-mail's been hacked: Now what?
Neal Gabler / New York Times:
The Elusive Big Idea  —  Neal Gabler is a senior fellow at the Annenberg Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California and the author of “Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination.”  —  THE July/August issue of The Atlantic trumpets the “14 Biggest Ideas of the Year.”
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
McAfee launches anti-theft mobile app for the iPhone  —  McAfee, one of the leaders in PC antivirus software, is launching a consumer-focused anti-theft app for the iPhone today.  The new McAfee WaveSecure allows users to protect their privacy and data in case their iPhones are lost or stolen.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Bans Netlog For Violating Its Policies  —  Exclusive - TechCrunch has learned that an alleged violation of Facebook's policies has resulted in a relatively high-profile casualty: Netlog, a sizable European social network, got banned from the Facebook platform earlier this week.
Fred Wilson / A VC:
On Porous Paywalls  —  Felix Salmon has a couple great posts on the New York Times' paywall.  He notes that it has been successful and explains why.  Felix says: … I've been a fan and a proponent of porous paywalls since studying the FT's model a few years back and was very pleased to see the NY Times go with the FT's model.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
OS X Lion $69 USB stick enters Apple's inventory system, release is imminent  —  In early August we broke the news that Apple began selling OS X Lion USB sticks through AppleCare.  Now, Apple will likely begin selling these USB sticks sometime this week to the general public for $69.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
The Grand eBook Conspiracy: Class Action Efforts Launched against Apple  —  Summons have been Issued to Defendants Apple, Inc., Hachette Book Group, Inc., HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., Macmillan Publishers, Inc., Penguin Group (USA) Inc. & Simon & Schuster, Inc. in what appears …
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Juliette Garside / Guardian:
Superfast broadband gets ready to go UK-wide
Discussion: ITProPortal
Aliya Sternstein / Nextgov.com:
Administration issues far-reaching plan for building cyber workforce
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Habit Labs Gets $250K To Turn Leading A Healthier Life Into A Game
Discussion: GeekWire
Max Eddy / Geekosystem:
Researchers Develop Remote, Real-Time Cell Phone Photo Search
Discussion: I Programmer News and Slashdot
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple ups iPhone orders to 56M units for 2H11, iPhone 5 to be almost half
Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable Said Near $3B Purchase of Insight
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Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
‘London Riots Facial Recognition’ Vigilantes Abandon Their Project
Thanks:forbestech
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YC-Funded MobileWorks Aims To Be A Hands-Off Mechanical Turk
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Hands-on with Edgeworld and other Google+ games
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Thanks:deantak
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's What an iPad Looked Like in 1994 (Video)
Discussion: Master Feed and Computerworld