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February 13, 2012, 1:45 AM

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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Anger for Path Social Network After Privacy Breach  —  Last week, Arun Thampi, a programmer in Singapore, discovered that the mobile social network Path was surreptitiously copying address book information from users' iPhones without notifying them.  —  David Morin, Path's voluble chief executive …
Chris Dixon:
Some thoughts on the iPhone contact list controversy and app security  —  1. I've heard rumors that lots of apps have been uploading user contact lists for years.  One person who knows the iOS world well told me “if you download a lot of apps, your contact list is on 50 servers right now.”
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Google planning massive “Experience Center” and secret test labs at Googleplex  —  There are big changes ahead at the Googleplex, Google's Mountain View headquarters  —  The company is developing a huge 120,000 square foot “Google Experience Center,” which will serve as a sort of private museum …
Jurek Foryciarz / The Official Google TV Blog:
New Updates to YouTube for Google TV  —  In the next few days we're releasing an update to your YouTube experience on Google TV making it faster and easier to find great content, adding YouTube channel pages, and giving you more control over your experience.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
The Age of Big Data  —  GOOD with numbers?  Fascinated by data?  The sound you hear is opportunity knocking.  —  Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company's fast-growing ranks of data consultants.
Samantha Murphy / Mashable!:
Twitter Breaks News of Whitney Houston Death 27 Minutes Before Press  —  Twenty-seven minutes before mainstream media broke the news of Whitney Houston's death on Saturday night, the story was on Twitter, reported by a man who tweeted the news out to his 14 followers.
Rahul Mathur / Windows Phone Sauce:
Breaking: Microsoft Store India has been hacked!  (Update: Database hacked, Passwords exposed)  —  We just got tipped by Aman that Microsoft India store has been hacked.  I just checked it a minute back and he was right.  It has been hacked.  This is the homepage at this moment (10:00 PM IST):
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Groupon Adds ‘Thumbs Up’ Deals Feedback in Revamp to Fend Off LivingSocial  —  Groupon Inc (GRPN). is preparing a revamped version of its website, starting with “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” buttons to help the daily coupon service do a better job tailoring offers to its 33 million active users.

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