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February 12, 2012, 7:25 PM

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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 …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
I'm So, So Sorry.  Here's My Belly.  Now Please Move On.  —  Don't get mad at companies because they apologize so quickly.  It's the only way to survive in the Internet.  —  “All this social media nonsense is destroying our community,” a prominent venture capitalist told me on the phone a couple of weeks ago.
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.
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Google has intriguing plans at the Googleplex  —  Google (GOOG) is in the midst of more than $120 million in construction projects at its Mountain View headquarters, including work on a series of new or previously secret hardware testing labs that hint at the Internet giant's expanding interest …
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.
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.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple TVs are disappearing from shelves, could see an update next month as well  —  Last year, we learned that the new iPad is codenamed 'J2′ in the iOS 5.1Beta software and last week, we learned that it will likely be announced at the beginning of next month.
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.
Kevin Morris / Daily Dot:
Reddit bans “suggestive or sexual content” of minors  —  After months of controversy, Reddit has finally banned the posting of suggestive or sexually exploitative images of children.  —  {{ related_stories }}  —  The social news site—still reeling from the r/jailbail teen-pics controversy last year …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Spotify's iOS app gets an update that doubles the stream quality to 320 kbps  —  Spotify has been a monster success since launching in the US, and one of the best parts about paying for a subscription to the service is being able to listen to music on your mobile devices.

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