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February 23, 2012, 10:50 AM

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Elinor Mills / CNET:
Obama unveils Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights  —  President promises privacy legislation and says Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL are committed to working with Do Not Track technology in browsers.  —  The Obama administration plans to work with Congress to enact legislation …
Joanna Stern / ABCNEWS:
Foxconn, Apple, and the Fair Labor Association Respond to ABC News' Exclusive Report  —  On Monday, ABC News' Bill Weir exclusively reported on the conditions inside Apple's main Chinese manufacturer — Foxconn.  For the first time ever, Apple allowed a journalist onto its production line …
Yang Jie / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Court Rejects Injunction Against Apple's iPad  —  SHANGHAI—A Shanghai court rejected a Chinese company's effort to get a preliminary injunction against the sale of Apple Inc.'s iPad there over a trademark dispute and postponed the hearings pending the results of another case in a Chinese court.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Proview creditor Bank of China may push to settle with Apple over iPad trademark  —  Apple's fight for the rights to the iPad trademark in China saw a new development today as Proview revealed that the Bank of China is one creditor that is currently managing the firm.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
T-Mobile USA Reports Huge Customer Defections, Says to Launch LTE in 2013  —  Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday that T-Mobile USA will launch high-speed LTE service sometime next year.  —  The company is the last major U.S. carrier to announce LTE plans and it has been questioned whether …
David Pogue / New York Times:
State of the Art: OnLive Desktop Plus Puts Windows 7 on the iPad in Blazing Speed  —  You're probably paying something like $60 a month for high-speed Internet.  I'm paying $5 a month, and my connection is 1,000 times faster.  —  Your iPad can't play Flash videos on the Web.  Mine can.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?  —  Today a “journalist” (Dan Lyons) says I have been hitting up VCs to start my own fund.  —  Really?  I didn't know that!  —  For the record, I'm not raising a fund.  This article is NOT accurate.  —  But, it sure comes up in conversation a lot.
More: parislemon and Dan LyonsTweets: @scobleizer, @manan and @parislemonThanks:@scobleizer
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Forgotten Apple founder takes to Facebook to explain his decision to quit after 12 days  —  The story of Ron Wayne, the third but oft-forgotten co-founder of Apple Computer (along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak), is well known in our circles.  —  See our recent interview with the man for more context …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
iPad + Office + Apple + Microsoft: Why It All Makes Sense  —  In case you missed the craziness this week, Microsoft appears to be making some Office apps for the iPad.  Or maybe it's not.  Or whatever.  MG Siegler has a good wrapup of the nonsense here.  —  Office for the iPad makes total sense, though.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
“Unethical” HTML video copy protection proposal draws criticism from W3C reps  —  A proposal to put HTML video behind bars is making FIrefox sad  —  A new Web standard proposal authored by Google, Microsoft, and Netflix seeks to bring copy protection mechanisms to the Web.
Bob Brewin / Nextgov.com:
Air Force Special Operations cancels iPad buy  —  The Air Force Special Operations Command canceled its planned acquisition of Apple iPad tablet computers last week, two days after receiving a query from Nextgov about the inclusion of Russian-developed security and documents reader software specified in procurement documents.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
LG Optimus 4X HD unveiled: Quad-core Tegra 3, Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.7-inch display  —  If LG failed to impress so far with the slew of Android 2.3 phones it's shown off in the run up to MWC 2012, perhaps the Optimus 4X HD can make up for it.  This 4.7-inch beast is its first to feature …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Report: Video Accounts For Half Of All Mobile Traffic; Android Biggest For Mobile Ads  —  Mobile video now accounts for half of all mobile traffic; and on some networks, that number is as high as 69 percent — a testament to the rise of smartphones and tablets as the mobile devices of choice for consumers …
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Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup:
Rovio Ownership Structure Revealed  —  The Finnish Arvopaperi magazine has announced the ownership structure of Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds.  The information has not come up in any IPO filing, but through public information in the Finnish governmental registry.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Don't Just Pin It, Buy It: Pinterest Rival Fancy Figures Out Social Commerce  —  Amid the increased speculation surrounding Silicon Valley darling Pinterest's forthcoming revenue model, competitor Fancy, a social photo-clipping service popular among the style-conscious set, has been quietly working on revenue ideas of its own.
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook's Top Cop: Joe Sullivan  —  Facebook chief of security Joe Sullivan, sitting in front of a display of the bad guys his team has taken down (Photo Credit:Timothy Archibald)  —  This story appears in the March 12, 2012 issue of Forbes magazine.  —  If Facebook were a country …

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