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February 12, 2012, 8:45 AM

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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents  —  Apple has brought a motion in the United States for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, the official Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") lead device developed by Samsung in close cooperation with Google.
Matt Gemmell:
Hashing for privacy in social apps  —  Three days ago, Arun Thampi blogged about his discovery that the Path social networking app uploads the user's entire iPhone address book to its servers.  There's been extensive industry media coverage of this, and a new version of Path has been released …
More: Marco.org
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
DEAR TWITTER: Don't Mean To Be Rude, But Maybe It's Time To Hire A Full-Time Product Guy?  —  It's hard to find anyone anywhere who has anything less-than-glowing to say about Jack Dorsey, the entrepreneur who invented Twitter and another red-hot company called Square and is now Twitter's product guru.
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Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
‘Saturday Night Live’ accurately skewers Verizon 4G advertising  —  Leave it to the writers of NBC's Saturday Night Live to sum up the confusion for average customers over 4G and 3G speeds with this hilarious send-up of Verizon advertising.  It's not clear what the pitch is here, but it sounds pretty good to us.
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:
Malaysia has reportedly deported a Saudi journalist facing the death penalty for his tweets  —  Being arrested for a tweet or a Facebook post in the Middle East is certainly nothing new.  We've seen activists and journalists questioned, sentenced and imprisoned based on statements made on both social networks.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Big Cuts at Airy Labs, Ex-Employees Blame Management  —  Airy Labs, an educational gaming startup backed by Google Ventures and others, has eliminated the vast majority of its 20-person staff, leaving only a skeleton crew to keep the company going.  —  That's what I've been told by former employees …
More: Hack EducationTweets: @audreywatters
Reuters:
Protests erupt across Europe against web piracy treaty  —  (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters took part in rallies across Europe on Saturday against an international anti-piracy agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music for free and encourage Internet surveillance.
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
VIDEO: Boston Police hits back at Anonymous with sarcasm  —  Is it possible to fight Anonymous?  —  The movement is proud of saying that an idea can't be arrested or killed, but it seems like the Boston Police Department has thought of one way of fighting back: sarcasm.
CNN:
Hackers target CIA, Mexican, Alabama websites  —  (CNN) — Websites affiliated with the CIA, Mexico's mining ministry and the state of Alabama were down Friday, allegedly done in by hackers, government officials and a well-known hacking group reported.  —  A message Friday on a Twitter page …

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