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May 6, 2012, 6:01 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.
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.
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.”
Tweets: @csoghoian
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
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 …
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 …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
They Shoot Yahoo CEOs, Don't They?  But Not Without a Really Smoking Gun and a Much Stronger Board.  —  Earlier today, Yahoo's persistent thorn, activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point poison-penned another letter to the board of the Silicon Valley Internet company …
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 …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
New Start Up CodeNow.Com Lets You Build And Test Code In Real Time, In Your Browser  —  Trying new APIs is tricky.  You can spend hours setting things up, gaining permissions, and learning syntax before you even get to write one line of code.  That's why CodeNow.com is cool.
Tweets: @stevecheney
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Campus Tsunami  —  Online education is not new.  The University of Phoenix started its online degree program in 1989.  Four million college students took at least one online class during the fall of 2007.  —  But, over the past few months, something has changed.
More: TechCrunch and Darren HermanTweets: @dan_preiss

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