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2:00 PM ET, September 25, 2011

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
October iPhone Event to Be Held On Apple Campus  —  Historically, Apple has held its big product demonstrations in San Francisco.  The iPad and iPad 2 where unveiled there, as were all iterations of the iPhone to date.  —  This year things are going to be different.
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple blacking out vacation days during second week of October  —  Apple is quietly denying requests for employee vacations during the second week of October, hinting that the company currently anticipates an influx of customers to its stores around that time related to availability of its new iOS 5 and fifth-generation iPhone products.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yes, Google Drive Is Coming.  For Real This Time.  —  About a month ago, some additions to the code in Chromium (the open source browser behind Chrome) suggested that the long-fabled “GDrive” may be on the verge of actually launching.  A week later, user-facing proof started appearing.
Nik Cubrilovic:
Logging out of Facebook is not enough  —  Dave Winer wrote a timely piece this morning about how Facebook is scaring him since the new API allows applications to post status items to your Facebook timeline without a users intervention.  It is an extension of Facebook Instant and they call it frictionless sharing.
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Motorola Xoom 2 evidence mounts — new photos, rumored specs and a Media Edition?  —  Talk of a younger, slimmer Motorola Xoom just keeps on coming.  A helpful tipster is adding fuel to the rumors of a Xoom 2 with these shots of a similar, but not exactly identical Motorola tablet.
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Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Exclusive: Motorola Xoom 2 is 9mm thick, shoots 1080p, streams Netflix in HD
Cade Metz / The Register:
How the Yahoo! homepage predicts your clicks  —  We!  Know!  You!  Want!  To!  Click!  Here!  —  In the summer of 2008, at an artificial intelligence confab deep in Silicon Valley, Yahoo! senior research scientist Deepak Agarwal revealed that the web giant was using automated algorithms …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
$10 Music Piracy Fine: A Fair Deal Or Just Another Cheap Trick?  —  Yesterday, PaidContent published a report on Digital Rights Corp, an LA-based firm who monitor file-sharing networks for infringements and contact alleged pirates asking for money.  It's 2011, what's new?
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
$10 Settlement Offers: The Entertainment Industry's New Copyright Tactic
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Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Workers' Own Cellphones and iPads Find a Role at the Office  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Throughout the information age, the corporate I.T. department has stood at the chokepoint of office technology with a firm hand on what equipment and software employees use in the workplace.  —  They are now in retreat.
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
LulzSec Hacker Exposed by the Service He Thought Would Hide Him  —  On Thursday, the FBI arrested two suspected hackers who allegedly participated in Anonymous and LulzSec attacks.  One of them, Cody Kretsinger, faces 15 years in prison for allegedly helping break into the Sony Pictures website …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Federal Law Blocks Netflix, Facebook Integration — But Should It?  —  Facebook announced a slew of updates Thursday making it easier for millions of U.S. customers to effortlessly share their lives via a new timeline — except for details of the movies they're renting.
Discussion: MediaPost and epic.org
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Moneyball for tech startups  —  Moneyball, the film based on Michael Lewis's excellent book about the business of baseball, opens this weekend.  —  If you haven't read the book or seen the trailer, the basic idea is: Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane — played in the film by Brad Pitt …
Tabassum Zakaria / Reuters:
Not so simple: U.S. spy agency trying to go mobile  —  (Reuters) - Troy Lange knows that just mentioning cellphones is enough to give security officers heartburn at the National Security Agency.  —  Lange, as the NSA's mobility mission manager, is developing a smartphone that he wants …
 
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Social media to curb ‘rumors’ in China
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
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