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February 25, 2012, 5:30 PM

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Robert McMillan / Wired.com:
Lord of the Files: How GitHub Tamed Free Software (And More)  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When the founders of GitHub moved into their swank South-of-Market loft last year, the first thing they did was redecorate.  They turned the floor's biggest office into a parody of an executive suite …
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Flickr disables Pinterest pins on copyrighted images (exclusive)  —  As the third most popular source of content on digital pin-board site Pinterest, Flickr and its photographers are subject to frequent acts of copyright infringement.  But a site-wide update to Flickr promises to better protect members and their copyrighted works.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Viddy pulled from the Apple App Store for adult material  —  Mobile video sharing app Viddy has been apparently been pulled from the Apple App Store not long after quickly rising up the ranks of free video and camera applications available for the iPhone.  A Viddy spokesperson confirmed …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Apple's FairPlay DRM for iBooks cracked by Requiem app  —  Apple dropped its FairPlay DRM system for music back in 2009, but the remaining segments of the iTunes ecosystem — apps, videos, and iBooks — still utilize versions of the copy-protection scheme.  Ways to circumvent the first two have existed …
Maira Sutton / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
This Isn't a Hoax: Pakistan Requests Proposals for a National Filtering and Blocking System  —  This Isn't a Hoax: Pakistan Requests Proposals for a National Filtering and Blocking System  —  The Pakistani government is looking for new ways to censor the Internet.
Joe Light / Wall Street Journal:
Stocks: How Tweet It Is  —  Some Funds Are Using Social Media to Find Investments  —  Some investors think they have found a way to profit from the most ephemeral of data sources: the Twitterverse.  —  More than a dozen hedge funds and high-frequency traders now make trades guided …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges  —  As we noted last month, the community at Reddit responded to the whole SOPA mess by deciding that they should collaborate to write their own piece of legislation that protects internet freedoms.
Associated Press:
Judge awards iPhone user $850 in throttling case  —  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — When AT&T started slowing down the data service for his iPhone, Matt Spaccarelli, an unemployed truck driver and student, took the country's largest telecommunications company to small claims court.  And won.
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Facebook resuscitates Digg, traffic up 35%  —  Think Digg is deader than a doornail?  Think again.  The news aggregation site is showing new signs of life and has Facebook to thank for its recent resuscitation.  —  Digg's pageviews jumped 35 percent in January, and the struggling company saw …

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