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May 7, 2012, 4:12 AM

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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.
Henry Blodget / New York Magazine:
The Maturation of the Billionaire Boy-Man  —  Incredibly, Mark Zuckerberg has grown up to become an ace CEO—one whose way of thinking might drive Wall Street nuts.  —  If all goes as planned, Facebook will finally pull the trigger later this month on its long-salivated-over IPO.
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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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Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
Evernote App Has Eye on China  —  BEIJING—U.S.-based Evernote Corp. plans to install Chinese servers for its app that allows users to create and access notes across devices—a move that would improve service in the country but could increase the vulnerability of user content to government surveillance.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
As Yahoo CEO Reaches Out to Top Staff, Board Meets to Weigh “Options” (i.e., Deciding Who Gets to Take the Borked Bio Blame)  —  Even as Yahoo's board was kibitzing all weekend about how to handle the continuing resume-padding controversy around its recently hired CEO Scott Thompson …
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 …
Dalton Caldwell:
Two brilliant moves that helped create the Apple iOS powerhouse  —  Most new announcements by Apple are digested and understood by the tech press instantaneously.  Great products are great products, and it doesn't take much time to realize how exciting things like the iPad or Retina displays are.

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