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May 6, 2012, 9:40 PM

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Emil Protalinski / ZDNet:
Apple security blunder exposes Lion login passwords in clear text  —  Summary: With the latest Lion security update, Mac OS X 10.7.3, Apple has accidentally turned on a debug log file outside of the encrypted area that stores the user's password in clear text.
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Leave only footprints: how Google's ethical ignorance gets it in trouble  —  “According to a well written and thorough article in the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology, what we've been saying for over three years has been determined to be true: WarDriving is not a crime.”
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Sam Byford / The Verge:
Real-time Facebook ‘likes’ displayed on Brazilian fashion retailer's clothes racks  —  Fashion retailer C&A may be a fading brand in much of Europe, but its Brazilian arm is doing what it can to stay on the pulse of social media.  A new initiative called Fashion Like allows people …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Under New JOBS Act, More IPO Prospects Consider Filing Confidentially  —  SolarCity, the cleantech company backed by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, filed for an IPO this past week.  But there's hardly been a peep about it compared to most offerings.  —  That's because under …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Set To Rebrand Itself As Gyre?  —  A few days ago the latest uTorrent alpha release saw the light.  —  Among other things, the new version aims to make downloads even faster for users with high bandwidth connections.  —  But there was something else quite unique about the release.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Everyone Has Been Hacked.  Now What?  —  The attackers chose their moment well.  —  On Apr. 7, 2011, five days before Microsoft patched a critical zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that had been publicly disclosed three months earlier on a security mailing list …
Tweets: @e_kaspersky
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Must Face Lawsuit Over IPhone Data Collection Claims  —  Apple Inc. must face a lawsuit over claims it collected data from customers' iPhones while they used applications approved by the company, a judge ruled.  —  U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pair vs. Pair: Pair The App Is Getting Sued By Pair Networks, The Hosting Company  —  It was less than a week ago that Tenthbit, the developers of the buzzy, new social-networking-app-for-couples (or other partners) Pair, picked up a $4.2 million seed round, money the founders said would be used …

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