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4:00 AM ET, August 15, 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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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.
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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BART Calls In Feds After Hack Exposes User Info, Another Cell Block Possible For Protest Monday  —  Previously: BART Braces For Anonymous-Organized Protest Monday  —  BART Defends Decision To Cut Off Cell Service After Civil Rights, FCC Concerns Raised  —  BART Officer Contradicts Spokesperson …
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.
Discussion: AdExchanger.com, TechCrunch and AdAge
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.
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:
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.
Discussion: AllThingsD and Business Wire
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple ups iPhone orders to 56M units for 2H11, iPhone 5 to be almost half  —  According to Digitimes, Apple has increased their second-half of 2011 iPhone orders to 56 million units from a previous goal of 50 million units.  These 56 million iPhones cover current and next-generation models …
Discussion: DigiTimes, MacRumors and The Next Web
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.
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.
 
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Max Eddy / Geekosystem:
Researchers Develop Remote, Real-Time Cell Phone Photo Search
Discussion: I Programmer News and Slashdot
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 and Geekosystem, Thanks:deantak
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's What an iPad Looked Like in 1994 (Video)
Discussion: Master Feed and Computerworld
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Suspected Chinese spear-phishing attacks continue to hit Gmail users
Discussion: PC Magazine, contagio and The Register
Evgeny Morozov / Wall Street Journal:
Repressing the Internet, Western-Style
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2005 Zuckerberg Didn't Want To Take Over The World
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
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Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Apple To Eliminate Printer Drivers
Discussion: @kevinmarks and Slashdot