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4:45 PM ET, November 29, 2011

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Our Commitment to the Facebook Community  —  I founded Facebook on the idea that people want to share and connect with people in their lives, but to do this everyone needs complete control over who they share with at all times.  —  This idea has been the core of Facebook since day one.
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Federal Trade Commission:
Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers By Failing To Keep Privacy Promises  —  The social networking service Facebook has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:   Facebook's Settlement With FTC Confirmed: Privacy Changes Must Be Opt In
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   In Response To FTC Privacy Settlement, Facebook Splits The Chief Privacy Officer Role In Two
Brian McClendon / The Official Google Blog:
A new frontier for Google Maps: mapping the indoors  —  “Where am I?” and “What's around me?” are two questions that cartographers, and Google Maps, strive to answer.  With Google Maps' “My Location” feature, which shows your location as a blue dot, you can see where you are on the map …
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Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Google Maps 6.0 hits Android, adds indoor navigation for retail and transit
Discussion: BGR
Matt Hickey / The Daily:
Microsoft plans to get its Office software suite on the iPad  —  Microsoft is planning a version of its Office business app for the iPad, The Daily has learned.  —  According to sources, the tech giant is actively working on adapting its popular software suite for Apple's tablet.
Bob Sullivan / The Red Tape Chronicles:
Exclusive: Millions of printers open to devastating hack attack, researchers say  —  Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it could eventually catch fire?  Or use a hijacked printer as a copy machine for criminals …
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:   Hackers Can Remotely Set Ablaze HP Printers, Researchers Say
Facebook:
Most Shared Articles on Facebook in 2011  —  We recently looked at the most shared articles on Facebook over the past year.  The stories range from cute to thought provoking and represent the type of news people have been sharing and discovering with friends in 2011.
Omar Shahine / The Windows Blog:
SkyDrive gets simple app-centric sharing for Office, powerful file management, HTML5 upload, other updates  —  Last week, we shared our approach to designing a personal cloud storage service for billions of people.  Today, we're excited to release an upgrade to SkyDrive.com to address key feedback.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft delivers new IE 10 preview for Windows 8
Jeff Bowen / WordPress.com News:
Introducing WordAds  —  Over the years one of the most frequent requests on WordPress.com has been to allow bloggers to earn money from their blog through ads.  We've resisted advertising so far because most of it we had seen wasn't terribly tasteful, and it seemed like Google's AdSense was the state-of-the-art, which was sad.
Alastair Sharp / Reuters:
RIM to offer security features on iPhone, Androids  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is seeking to cash in as companies switch to rival smartphones with a new tool that offers some of its important security features for sexier devices like the iPhone.
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Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
AT&T's 11th-Hour Plan to Save Its Deal With T-Mobile  —  About an hour after AT&T announced its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile in March on a Sunday afternoon, I got a call at home.  It was Randall L. Stephenson , AT&T's chairman and chief executive.  Mr. Stephenson, an affable man …
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Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T to Be Allowed to Pull T-Mobile Application
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Siri's first real competition hits Android phones today [video]  —  Apple's Siri represents the birth of a new breed of voice-controlled smartphone assistant services, and it is only a matter of time before other companies begin to expand their offerings as a result.
Discussion: ExtremeTech and IntoMobile
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Record Cyber Monday Online Spending Up Over 20 Percent To $1.2B  —  As of yesterday afternoon, Cyber Monday online sales were up 18 percent but apparently a surge of activity yesterday evening helped push the day's e-commerce sales to record amounts.  Cyber Monday online sales …
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
What the death of Cyber Monday says about our broadband habits
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim and WebProNews
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Zynga's IPO roadshow begins Monday  —  Zynga is about to kick off its IPO process.  —  Social gaming company Zynga is planning to begin its IPO road show this coming Monday, Fortune has learned.  —  The company's bankers began telling clients about the road show this morning …
iFixit:
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Teardown  —  It's here, it's here, it's finally here!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the ice cream truck is driving up the street, playing its joyful tune.  We have our dollars ready, and we can't wait to grab ourselves some goodies.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Lenovo unveils the LePad S2007 and LePad S2010, both with Honeycomb and 1.5GHz dual-core chip  —  Oh no, it isn't just about the 5-inch tabletphone today.  Announced at the same event in Beijing just now are a couple of larger tablets from Lenovo: the LePad S2007 and the LePad S2010.
John Pavlus / Fast Company's Co.Design:
A Newspaper For The Twitter Age: The Size Of A Sales Receipt, And Edited By You  —  A first look at an audacious new product from BERG which aims to reinvent personalized publishing, with printed news from Foursquare, Facebook, and The Guardian.  BERG bills itself as a design consultancy …
Bloomberg:
Chipmakers Lose Billions as IPad Challenges Computers  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPad is the bane of computer-memory makers, worsening the industry's losses as consumers choose the hand-held device that uses about 75 percent fewer of the chips than a typical laptop.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Verge and Techie Buzz
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Consumers' interest in Windows tablets plummets, study claims  —  Summary: Users' interest in Windows tablets is waning and Microsoft has missed the peak of consumer desire for a Windows 8-based iPad competitor, a new study claims.  —  Just a couple months after one study claimed the majority …
Avram Piltch / LAPTOP Magazine:
Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive Tested: 750GB at Near-SSD Speeds  —  Last year, Seagate threw the storage world a curve when it released the original Momentus XT, a 7,200 rpm 250 or 500GB hard drive with the ability to cache your most commonly-used files on its 4GB of Flash memory for faster app opens, boots, and other frequent reads.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Verizon FiOS Customers Can Now Sign Up For New Xbox 360 Service, Will Let You Control Live TV With Your Hands  —  Last month, Verizon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will bring live HD TV channels to Xbox 360 customers who have active Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.
 
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple asked German court to ban Galaxy Tab 10.1N, hearing scheduled for December 22
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Amazon to Congress: No, Silk won't invade people's privacy
Discussion: eWeek and The Verge
Russell Holly / Geek.com:
Security researcher responds to CarrierIQ with video proof
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Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Cisco: Global cloud traffic will increase 12-fold by 2015
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Kan / PC World:
Protocol Deal to Bring Compatible Microsoft Apps to IOS, Android
Discussion: Microsoft and TechFlash
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Nintendo sees skyward sales on Black Friday
Discussion: Game|Life and Fortune
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Software to Rate How Drastically Photos Are Retouched
Jennifer Baker / IT World:
Free Software activists to take on Google with new free search engine
Discussion: Telegraph, WebProNews and The Register
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Grooveshark email: How we built a music service without, um, paying for music