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February 26, 2012, 10:15 AM

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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung unveils new Galaxy Beam smartphone / projector combo with dual core CPU  —  Samsung has finally started to reveal its new products at MWC 2012, starting with this new refresh of the Galaxy Beam packing Android 2.3, a projector and a dual-core CPU.  There's more details and specs in the press release after the break.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Galaxy Tab 2 coming in 10.1-inch version as well  —  Samsung has just announced a 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablet after revealing the 7.0-inch version earlier this month.  The Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) will have a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 LCD and a 1GHz dual-core processor running a Touch Wiz-skinned version of Android 4.0.
Julia Angwin / Digits:
FBI Turns Off Thousands of GPS Devices After Supreme Court Ruling  —  The Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning the warrantless use of GPS tracking devices has caused a “sea change” inside the U.S. Justice Department, according to FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way  —  With 140 million active users each month, uTorrent is by far the most used BitTorrent client in the West.  —  Despite this staggering statistic, there are still many opportunities for uTorrent to expand its user-base.
More: The Verge
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
WSJ Pulls Back On What Google Searchers Can Read For Free  —  Are you used to using Google as a way around the Wall Street Journal's paywall?  Think again.  The WSJ has been holding back stories available through Google's “First Click Free” program, a move that I suspect other newspapers might soon emulate.
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.

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