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5:10 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 …
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
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: @eghosao, TechCrunch and CNET News
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: PC World and Master Feed
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Glorious Images Of Apple's New Spaceship Headquarters  —  As we noted in June, Apple is building what is sure to be the coolest office building ever in Cuptertino, CA.  The building is so important to the company that no less than Steve Jobs went to a Cupertino City Council meeting a couple months ago to seal the deal.
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
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
2005 Zuckerberg Didn't Want To Take Over The World  —  The Huffington Post has come across this fascinating five-minute interview of Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's Palo Alto office in June 2005.  The clip is apparently part of a longer 40-minute-interview from a documentary about millennials shot by Ray Hafner and Derek Franzese.
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.
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: PC Magazine, contagio and The Register
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 …
 
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David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
Reddit and community journalism
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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
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Chooses Investor Group, Valuation Set at $5+ Billion
Jason Cross / PC World:
Windows Laptop Makers Can't Catch Up to the MacBook Air
Discussion: Computerworld, Fortune and ZDNet