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May 7, 2012, 6:45 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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Seeks to Gain Control of iPhone5.com Domain  —  While there has been much debate about whether Apple will refer to the next-generation iPhone as “iPhone 5”, “iPhone 6”, simply “iPhone”, or something else entirely, Fusible notes that Apple has filed a claim with the World Intellectual …
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
LG Electronics to launch Google TV in U.S. in late May: executive  —  (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc, the world's No.2 TV maker, plans to launch Internet-enabled TV based on Google's platform in the United States in the week of May 21, as the South Korean firm seeks to gain a larger share …
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.
Matt Macari / The Verge:
US judge sanctions Samsung, kills important defense against Apple  —  US Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal imposed a severe and rarely used penalty yesterday on Samsung in its case against Apple by eliminating one of Samsung's infringement defenses from the lawsuit.
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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Paul Tassi / Forbes:
Draw Something Loses 5M Users a Month After Zynga Purchase  —  We may be seeing the beginnings of a lesson as to why it's not always the best idea to buy your competition outright.  Mobile giant Zynga's game development philosophy has always been, “If you can' beat 'em, buy 'em,” …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Zynga sues Microsoft-backed social gaming startup Kobojo over ‘PyramidVille’ game  —  Last week, social gaming juggernaut Zynga filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against one of Europe's leading social games companies, venture-backed Kobojo.  —  The Paris, France-based social games studio …
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