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8:40 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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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.
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.
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Felix Salmon / Reuters:
How the NYT paywall is working
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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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Hands-on with Edgeworld and other Google+ games  —  Since the battle of the social game giants has begun, I decided to try out some of the games available on Google+ to see if the newcomer has an edge on incumbent Facebook.  —  So far, Google+ is working fine.  The interface is well-organized and pretty simple.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and Geekosystem, Thanks:deantak
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
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 …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Suspected Chinese spear-phishing attacks continue to hit Gmail users  —  Researcher details more bids to hijack high-value email accounts  —  Computerworld - Months after Google said that Chinese hackers were targeting the Gmail accounts of senior U.S. government officials …
Discussion: contagio, PC Magazine and The Register
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.
Kimi Yoshino / L.A. NOW:
Twitter timeline of The Game's ‘telephone flash mob’  —  Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials are continuing their investigation into rapper The Game and the tweets that sparked a “telephone flash mob” Friday night that jammed emergency phone lines.  —  Authorities say the rapper sent …
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Dale W. Eisinger / NBC New York:
The Game Tweets up a Telephone Flash Mob
Discussion: Technically Incorrect and Examiner
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Apple To Eliminate Printer Drivers  —  Apple has filed two patent applications that describe an approach as well as file formats and APIs to eliminate the printer driver as a requirement for users to access a printer and print documents.  Software drivers have been one of the big inconveniences in mainstream computing.
Discussion: @kevinmarks and Slashdot
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Jason Cross / PC World:
Windows Laptop Makers Can't Catch Up to the MacBook Air
Discussion: Fortune, Computerworld and ZDNet
Nick Pinto / Runnin' Scared:
Your Phone Numbers and Facebook: What You Should Actually Worry About
Discussion: Gizmodo, maramine blog and InfoWorld