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8:15 PM ET, September 4, 2011

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Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
iPhone 5 launch could be signaled by ‘Apple fixture installation’ at Best Buy on October 21st  —  We've just been tipped off this evening to a Best Buy location that's been scheduled to have a mysterious “Apple fixture” installed on Friday, October 21st.  That lines up nicely …
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Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com:
Best Buy prepping for Sprint iPhone 5 in the first week of October?  —  The rumblings of a Sprint iPhone 5 have been growing louder as we've marched toward the device's rumored October arrival, and today we've got more evidence to support the claims that Hesse and Co. may soon be landing Apple's upcoming smartphone.
Jacob Appelbaum / Tor Blog:
DigiNotar Damage Disclosure  —  About an hour ago I was contacted by the Dutch Government with more details about the DigiNotar Debacle.  It seems that they're doing a great job keeping on top of things and doing the job that DigiNotar should've done in July.
Discussion: @xentek
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Andreas Udo de Haes / Computerworld:
CIA, Mossad, MI6 targeted by Iranian DigiNotar-hackers  —  After breaching the Dutch CA (Certification Authority) DigiNotar, Iranian hackers managed to sign forged certificates for the domains of spy agencies CIA, Mossad and MI6.  Leading certification authorities like VeriSign and Thawte were also targeted …
Robert Scoble / Google+:
I am asking Google to remove me from the Google+ suggested user list.  Here is my thinking.  —  1. I don't need to be on the list.  My bosses don't care.  It isn't needed for my role in the industry or my business model.  By being off the list on Twitter I have found my natural audience.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why keeping up with RSS is poisonous to productivity, sanity  —  On this long Labor Day weekend in the US, we're bringing you a set of opinion pieces from various Ars writers—and we've love to have you join the conversation in the comments.  —  On the surface, RSS seems great for those of us …
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
The decline and fall of TiVo and Media Center  —  Summary: The streaming media era began in 2008, and the DVR is an endangered species.  TiVo, the company that defined the DVR category a decade ago is on the ropes, and Microsoft has all but declared Media Center a legacy app.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
DNS hack hits popular websites: Daily Telegraph, The Register, UPS, etc  —  Popular websites including The Register, The Daily Telegraph, UPS, and others have fallen victim to a DNS hack that has resulted in visitors being redirected to third-party webpages.
Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
Why HP's Hasty, Bumbling Decision To Dump Mobile Hardware May Doom WebOS  —  It's never pretty to watch a big tech company scramble for direction (that is, unless you compete against that company).  HP (NYSE: HPQ) is currently trying to wind down a mobile business that it hardly launched …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Microsoft to win from Google Motorola buy: Acer  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft will be the winner in Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility as the deal makes Google a direct rival to its phone-making clients, a senior executive from Acer Inc said on Friday.  —  Acer uses operating software …
Jo Adetunji / Guardian:
‘Twitter terrorists’ face 30 years after being charged in Mexico  —  School teacher and radio presenter accused of spreading false reports that gunmen were attacking schools in Veracruz  —  A man and a woman are facing 30-year prison terms in Mexico for allegedly using Twitter to spread panic over a series of child kidnappings.
Jamie Davidson / The Cat Was Killed:
An exploration of Yelp's own filtered reviews  —  An article was published recently by the Chicago Tribune about a dog trainer in Chicago and his positive reviews being filtered on Yelp only after he refused to advertise with Yelp.  Before he talked to Yelp, his business had a 4 star rating …
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
 
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Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Understanding the iOS and Android Market in China
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob To Stop Serving Ads To Mobile Web, Google Pushes Developers To Use AdSense
Discussion: MacNN
Michael Geist / Toronto Star:
Leaks show U.S. swayed Canada on copyright bill
Discussion: Michael Geist Blog
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Mac OS X Lion installation stats bode well for digital distribution
Discussion: AppleInsider
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
World's First BitTorrent Certified Digital TV Launches
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Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
German website creates two-click Like button, Facebook not amused
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Fortune's Lashinsky Penning an “Inside Apple” Book
Discussion: Business Insider
 

 
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