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February 23, 2012, 9:15 AM

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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 …
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 …
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Web Firms to Adopt ‘No Track’ Button  —  A coalition of Internet giants including Google Inc. has agreed to support a do-not-track button to be embedded in most Web browsers—a move that the industry had been resisting for more than a year.  —  The reversal is being announced as part …
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.
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.
More: App Advice and Fortune
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: @manan, @scobleizer and @parislemonThanks:@scobleizer
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.
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 …
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 …
More: BytemobileThanks:@ripemp
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 …
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.
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.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired:
Tomahawk, the Most Important Music App Nobody's Talking About  —  In order for a technology to take off these days, it has to be simple.  Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, Spotify — each can be summed up in a sentence or so and readily understood from the very first time you use it.
More: Lifehacker
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Feature: Mastered for iTunes: how audio engineers tweak music for the iPod age  —  In an age when Apple has become the top music retailer without selling a single physical disc, audio engineers are increasingly creating specially mastered versions of songs and albums designed to counteract the audio degradation caused by compression.
Garett Sloane / New York Post:
Google ready to launch pilot pay-TV program in Kansas City  —  Call him Larry the Cable Guy.  —  Google CEO Larry Page is ready to launch a pilot pay-TV program to rival Time Warner Cable in Kansas City, Mo., The Post has confirmed.  —  Last week, the Internet giant filed for a video franchise license …

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