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June 1, 2012, 12:50 PM

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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran  —  WASHINGTON — From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America's …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Confirmed: US, Israel created Stuxnet, lost control of it  —  Stuxnet was never meant to propagate in the wild.  —  The new account is unlikely to alter Iran's view of the US, seen here in a mural on the old US embassy in Tehran  —  David Holt  —  In 2011, the US government rolled out its …
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Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
How Obama Was Dangerously Naive About STUXNET and Cyberwarfare  —  A Times exposé suggests that the White House failed to consider how our own cyberweapons would be used against us.  —  If the New York Times' comprehensive account of the birth of the STUXNET worm that slowed Iran's efforts …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
ETSI chooses Apple-inspired proposal for new 4FF nano-SIM standard  —  Despite objections and criticism over the different proposals for a new 4FF (nano-SIM) standard, Apple's nano-SIM proposal has been adopted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), edging out submissions from Nokia, RIM and Motorola.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Nokia acknowledges nano-SIM decision, now says it's ‘prepared’ to license essential patents  —  Nokia had been waging the loudest opposition in recent months to Apple's nano-SIM proposal, a mild evolution of the micro-SIM currently found in the iPhone 4 and 4S (among others).
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Sees Future in Windows 8 Fueled by $58 Billion App Market: Tech  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is so eager to have a panoply of applications for the next version of its Windows operating system that it has lined up design firms, recruited interns and sent engineers on an around …
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Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
John Letzing / Wall Street Journal:
Google Points Antitrust Finger at Microsoft, Nokia  —  Google Inc. said it filed an antitrust complaint Thursday in Europe arguing that Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. are using proxy companies to brandish patents and hurt the prospects of Google's Android mobile-phone software to the advantage of Microsoft's technology.
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
On Facebook, ‘Likes’ Become Ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On Valentine's Day, Nick Bergus came across a link to an odd product on Amazon.com: a 55-gallon barrel of ... personal lubricant.  —  He found it irresistibly funny and, as one does in this age of instant sharing, he posted the link on Facebook …
Bloomberg:
Acer, Toshiba To Take On IPads With Windows 8 Tablets  —  Acer Inc., Toshiba Corp. (6502) and Asustek Computer Inc. (2357) will unveil tablets running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system next week, people with knowledge of the matter said, challenging the dominance of Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPad.
Ryan Singel / Wired:
In Ad Network Nightmare, Microsoft Making ‘Do Not Track’ Default for IE 10  —  Microsoft announced Thursday that the next version of its browser, IE 10, will ship with the controversial “Do Not Track” feature turned on by default, a first among major browsers, creating a potential threat to online advertising giants.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Forced By Privacy Activist To Put Policy Changes Up For Worldwide Vote  —  Max Schrems, the Austrian founder of Europe Vs. Facebook, has forced Facebook to put proposed policy changes up for a vote by all its users by mobilizing his privacy group to flood Facebook's Site Governance page …
Reuters:
Cisco sues TiVo over DVRs  —  (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc has filed a lawsuit to void four TiVo Inc patents related to digital video recorders, escalating a battle over who has the right to profit from sales of the popular machines.  —  In a complaint filed on Wednesday …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Wow!  Apple Turns Over Its Inventory Once Every 5 *Days*  —  Apple turns over its inventory once every five days.  —  That's part of why a new report from the technology research firm, Gartner, ranked Apple's supply chain the best in the world.  And it's pretty amazing when you think about it.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
The Rumored iPhone 5′s Four Inch Front Panel Can Nearly Swallow An Old iPhone Whole  —  Another day, another iPhone 5 leak.  This time we're looking at a four-inch long front panel of what appears to be a new iPhone.  This panel suggests a longer, 16:9 style body and screen and lines …

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