May 28, 2012, 7:10 PM

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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Facebook rumored to buy facial recognition tech startup for up to $100 million  —  Ready for another post-IPO Facebook acquisition rumor?  —  Israeli business publication Calcalist reports (in Hebrew) that the social networking giant is close to purchasing face recognition technology company
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
How Face(.com) Recognition Could Fit Into Facebook Mobile  —'s CEO has shrugged off rumors that it is being acquired by Facebook for up to $100 million when we asked.  But the addition of its facial recognition tech to Facebook's mobile apps could make sure friend tagging continues …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers  —  A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware named Flame has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
If Facebook Really Goes Into The Mobile Hardware Business, Investors Should Run Away Screaming  —  Facebook is poaching ex-Apple engineers to build a smartphone, Nick Bilton of the New York Times reports.  —  This is the third iteration of Facebook's smartphone plans—from hardware to software and back to hardware again.
Tory Newmye / Fortune:
Mr. Cook goes to Washington  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has paid his first visit to a place Steve Jobs preferred to avoid: Capitol Hill.  Aides say Apple's hot-button issues were not addressed.  FORTUNE — Apple CEO Tim Cook got barely any notice when he slipped into the Capitol last Tuesday …
Eran Feigenbaum / Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Apps receives ISO 27001 certification  —  In the early days of the cloud, security concerns were often at the top of business minds as they considered moving to Google Apps.  More recently, though, security has become a major reason businesses are moving to the cloud.
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Nate Lanxon / Wired UK:
Ubi turns any wall into a touchscreen using Microsoft's Kinect  —  “We can turn any surface into a 3D touchscreen,” explained Anup Chathoth, one third of Munich-based startup Ubi Interactive.  Such claims typically conjure up images of floating Minority Report-style touchscreens made from curved glass …
Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson /
Australian probe looms for Google Street View  — Australia's Privacy Commissioner looks at 2nd investigation  — Google has apologised for the mistake  —  AUSTRALIA'S Privacy Commissioner could launch a second investigation into Google's collection of personal information …
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
LG Display debuts five-inch Retina Display killer with 1080p HD resolution and 440ppi pixel density  —  Smartphone displays are becoming larger in size, and along with that, we're seeing a nice trend that's bringing greater pixel density.  While LG Display's newly-announced 1080p HD mobile display …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
NBC lays out 2012 London Olympics broadcast plan on TV, internet, apps and in 3D (video)  —  Love it or hate it, we're stuck with NBC as our Olympics broadcaster in the US, and the company recently laid out its full plans for the 2012 Olympics in London this summer.
Joshua Brustein / New York Times:
For Tech Start-Ups, New York Has Increasing Allure  —  When Doug Imbruce wanted to start an interactive video company in 2009, he had no luck finding investors in New York.  So he moved to Silicon Valley — where venture capitalists were receptive to his pitch — and founded Qwiki.
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Lee Chyen Yee / Reuters:
China's Huawei, ZTE face EU action on telecom subsidies: FT  —  (Reuters) - The European Union is set to launch a major trade case against China's biggest telecom equipment makers, arguing that they have benefited from illegal government subsidies, the Financial Times said.

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