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February 8, 2012, 4:35 AM

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Arun Thampi:
Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers  —  [Update]  —  Dave Morin, the CEO of Path has responded in the comments and I've pasted it below.  As an aside - never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this to blow up like this.  I hope we can keep calm and continue to discuss this sensibly.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Path's mistake shows a problem with Apple, Facebook...and us  —  There's a lot of press attention being paid today (by TNW as well) to Path.  The life-journaling app has found itself in a tough position after it was found that it is accessing Address Book data and uploading …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Hey Path, Just Nuke All The Data  —  The story of the day is definitely about Path (a CrunchFund portfolio company).  The company has been copying address book information to their servers without user knowledge.  —  The company was apparently already aware of the issue and was taking steps …
Josh Davis / LL Social:
Pinterest is quietly generating revenue by modifying user submitted pins.  —  If you post a pin to Pinterest, and it links to an ecommerce site that happens to have an affiliate program, Pinterest modifies the link to add their own affiliate tracking code.  If someone clicks through the picture …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Chrome For Android: The Browser For The 1%  —  My title is literal, figurative, and facetious all in one.  I just hope Google has a good sense of humor about it — because they have a good product on their hands.  —  First of all, yes, Chrome for Android is here.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Four Yahoo Board Members to Depart, Two New Ones Arrive and Three More on the Way (Like I Said)  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo will announce the impending departure of four of its longtime board members, including chairman Roy Bostock.
Michael C. Oldenburg / The Microsoft Office Blog:
OneNote Mobile for Android is now available worldwide  —  For all of you who've been asking (and patiently waiting) for a version of OneNote for your Android phones, we have great news: OneNote Mobile for Android is now available!  Download it from the Android Market app store today!
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
LinkedIn Is Acquiring Contacts Start-Up Rapportive  —  Rapportive, which makes a browser plugin that overlays Gmail with contextual information about email contacts, is being acquired by LinkedIn, sources said.  —  LinkedIn declined to comment, while Rapportive CEO Rahul Vohra ducked our attempts to talk to him.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Nokia Lumia 800 Microsoft Store bundle launching February 14th for $899  —  Microsoft will launch Nokia's Lumia 800 device in the US as a special bundle item priced at $899.  That's the word from sources close to Microsoft's Lumia launch plans, who have confirmed the bundle …
Jim Cramer / TheStreet:
The Best Super Bowl Ad  —  I saw a lot of commercials last night that were cute.  Funny dogs.  Smiling, mischievous babies.  Lovable polar bears.  I saw some stupid ones, too, like the insulting and endless demeaning of women by GoDaddy, or something about a kid relieving himself in pool.
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
Facebook rolls out new photo viewer, similar to Google+  —  Summary: Facebook has started rolling out a new photo viewer that looks like what Google+ currently offers: image on the left and everything else on the right.  Do you have it yet?  —  Last week, Facebook started testing …
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Silicon Valley Recovering Faster Than Nation  —  Even before Facebook Inc. goes public, Silicon Valley is experiencing a surge in jobs and per-capita income, in contrast to the weak economic situation dogging the rest of the nation.  —  According to a new closely watched report on Silicon Valley …
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Amazon and Viacom close to Web video deal  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is about to announce a Web video deal with Viacom Inc in what sources said was one of the last steps in a plan to launch a standalone subscription service to compete with Netflix Inc.  —  The online retailer will unveil …
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Max Schrems: The Austrian Thorn In Facebook's Side  —  Max Schrems, a 24-year-old law student from Austria, has become one of Facebook's most prominent critics  —  There are likely many things about Facebook that annoy you.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could sit down for six hours …
More: Computerworld and ZDNet
Reuters:
Hacker releases Symantec source code  —  (Reuters) - A hacker released the source code for antivirus firm Symantec's pcAnywhere utility on Tuesday, raising fears that others could find security holes in the product and attempt takeovers of customer computers.
Bruce Houghton / hypebot:
Remember iLike?  The Social Music Network Officially Died Today  —  In the the spring of 2009, iLike had 45 million registered users and was the #1 music application on Facebook.  “Is There An iLike Effect?”, we asked then; and the answer was yes.  The #1 and #2 albums on iTunes were Keith Urban's …
More: GigaOM and SlashGear
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
In a suspect move, LightSquared calls for GPS design standards  —  In its ongoing fight to launch its nationwide LTE service, LightSquared on Tuesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to impose the first-ever standards on GPS device design, claiming such requirements would allow GPS …
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Apple's iTV and the carrier question  —  Evidence is slowly emerging that Apple could be working with operator partners for the introduction of its upcoming iTV product.  Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple may get access to programs through partnerships with carriers such as AT&T and Verizon.
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times:
Motorola wants patent royalties from Xbox, Windows 7  —  Florian Mueller, an intellectual property analyst who tracks worldwide patent disputes in his Foss Patents blog, says a court in Germany seems inclined to side with Motorola in the company's patent fight with Microsoft in which Motorola …

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