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June 6, 2012, 12:05 PM

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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked - change yours now  —  Already in the spotlight over concerns that its iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from a device's calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text, LinkedIn user accounts …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
LinkedIn's iOS app collects and transmits names, emails and notes from your calendar, in plain text  —  The LinkedIn mobile app for iOS devices collects full meeting notes and details from your device's calendar and sends them back to the company, The Next Web has been informed.
IDC:
Android Expected to Reach Its Peak This Year as Mobile Phone Shipments Slow, According IDC  —  The worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow slightly more than 4.0% year over year in 2012, the lowest annual growth rate since 2009, due to a sharp decline in the feature phone market and sluggish global economic conditions.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
After nearly two years without an update, Apple to finally revamp Mac Pro next week  —  Yesterday, we reported that Apple has an incredible WWDC surprise: major updates to four of its Mac lines.  We were able to affirm that three of these updates would cover the redesigned MacBook Pro with a Retina Display …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft has now sold over 600 million licenses of Windows 7  —  Microsoft announced today that the company has now sold over 600 million licenses of Windows 7 since its introduction in October 2009.  Speaking at Computex 2012, Microsoft's Steve Guggenheimer revealed the number while demonstrating some of the latest Windows 7 devices.
Bob Lord / Twitter Blog:
Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance  —  Early on, the Internet was built on people trusting people.  When it was first deployed as the ARPANET, the operating environment was such that the users could just trust the network.  Obviously, much has changed, but not our need to trust the Internet …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
After Selling A Startup To Google For $81 Million, 26-Year-Old Nat Turner Now Wants To Solve Healthcare  —  26-year-old Nat Turner and his business partner, Zach Weinberg, sold ad tech company Invite Media to Google in 2010 for $81 million.  —  This Friday, the pair are quitting Google to begin a new startup in health care.
More: Nat TurnerTweets: @cdixon
Sam Byford / The Verge:
AMD shows off 11-inch Compal Windows 8 hybrid tablet  —  We've seen Intel's vision for Windows 8 already, but don't count out AMD.  The company is showing off a Windows 8 tablet from Compal here at Computex Taipei, and it's in the hot form factor of the moment — the detachable keyboard dock.
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
Google TV box gets movie streams from Android 4.0 smartphones, tablets  —  An upcoming Google TV box based on Android 4.0 OS and an ARM processor will come closer to smartphones and tablets with the capability to play direct movie streams from Android 4.0 mobile devices …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
GetTaxi hails $20m in funding as the Israeli startup eyes the NYC cab market  —  GetTaxi has announced a whopping $20m funding round as the Israeli startup ramps up its international efforts and sets its sights on the lucrative NYC taxi market.  —  We've seen a surge in taxi apps in recent times …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Stuxnet expert calls US the “good guys” in cyber-warfare  —  Ralph Langner also says there's little novel in the new “Flame” malware.  —  Ralph Langner is one of the world's foremost experts on Stuxnet  —  Ralph Langner  —  TALLINN, ESTONIA—Sitting in the front row for the first full …
Hunter Walk / Elapsed Time:
The Death of Social Proof  —  Social proof is dying as a startup differentiation heuristic during fundraising.  Why?  —  A) Blame Angellist for an Advisor Bubble  —  Every company I see has some roster of advisors and/or soft-circled seed investors already committed.
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Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Big data + cloud computing = $25M from Silicon Valley's biggest VCs  —  Delphix, a startup that exists at the boring-to-consumers-but-otherwise-a- total-goldmine intersection between cloud computing and big data, has just dried the ink on a healthy funding deal — one that brings tech heavyweights …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Asus releasing world's first 802.11ac laptop, says Broadcom  —  In the past few weeks we've seen announcements for 802.11ac chips and routers, but computers that can actually take advantage of the new networking standard have been eluding us.  Today at Computex, though …
Cory Doctorow / Technology Review:
The Curious Case of Internet Privacy  —  Free services in exchange for personal information.  That's the “privacy bargain” we all strike on the Web.  It could be the worst deal ever.  —  Here's a story you've heard about the Internet: we trade our privacy for services.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Mozilla shows off web apps accessing phone sensors with WebAPI  —  We've been pretty impressed by Mozilla's powerful HTML5-based phone OS, Boot to Gecko, which can do anything from send messages to play Cut the Rope with the equivalent of web apps and bookmarks.
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