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11:00 PM ET, August 14, 2011

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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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Prototype MacBook Pro With Integrated 3G Modem (Circa 2007) Appears On eBay  —  Showing some pretty nifty design tweaks, an apparently genuine prototype MacBook Pro from 2007 has appeared on eBay with a rather cool and highly desirable feature that is missing from all MacBooks today (via MacRumors).
Eric Mack / CNET News:
Anonymous defaces BART site, leaks user data  —  Anonymous has apparently made good on a promise to wreak havoc on the Web site of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System today, although not exactly as planned.  —  Earlier, the amorphous collective had threatened to take Bart.gov offline for six hours today …
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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 …
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.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Does Cinemax's iPad app violate Apple's no-porn policy?  —  Anyone who's ever subscribed to Cinemax knows that one of its biggest draws is not the availability of Hollywood movies, but the softcore movies and TV shows available on the network.  With the recent launch of its iPad app …
Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable Said Near $3B Purchase of Insight  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), the second- largest U.S. cable-television operator, is in advanced talks to buy Carlyle Group's Insight Communications Co. for about $3 billion, said people with knowledge of the matter.
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
‘London Riots Facial Recognition’ Vigilantes Abandon Their Project  —  Is this as good as the surveillance state gets?  —  After a group of digilantes formed a Google Group this week dedicated to applying facial recognition technology to photos from the London riots to identify culprits, it caused quite a stir in the media.
Discussion: Geekosystem, Thanks:forbestech
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.
Discussion: bijan sabet
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Evgeny Morozov / Wall Street Journal:
Repressing the Internet, Western-Style  —  As politicians call for more online controls after London and Norway, authoritarian states are watching  —  Did the youthful rioters who roamed the streets of London, Manchester and other British cities expect to see their photos scrutinized …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's What an iPad Looked Like in 1994 (Video)  —  Yesterday we saw what AT&T thought the future would look like, way back in the early '90s.  Pretty accurate!  —  Today we can see what newspaper publisher Knight Ridder thought about future, way back in the early '90s.  Also accurate!
Discussion: Computerworld and Master Feed
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YC-Funded MobileWorks Aims To Be A Hands-Off Mechanical Turk  —  If you regularly have to deal with a lot of repetitive data entry or sorting, there's a good chance you're familiar with services like Amazon's Mechanical Turk.  The promise is appealing: you can hire workers to complete basic tasks for a relatively small amount of money.
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Hands-on with Edgeworld and other Google+ games
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and Geekosystem, Thanks:deantak
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Suspected Chinese spear-phishing attacks continue to hit Gmail users
Discussion: contagio, PC Magazine and The Register
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
2005 Zuckerberg Didn't Want To Take Over The World
 Earlier Items: 
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
Reddit and community journalism
Discussion: Ryan Sholin
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Windows Security wrap-up: praise for Vista and a historic first
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Apple To Eliminate Printer Drivers
Discussion: @kevinmarks and Slashdot
Jason Cross / PC World:
Windows Laptop Makers Can't Catch Up to the MacBook Air
Discussion: Fortune and Computerworld