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June 7, 2012, 9:55 AM

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Nicole Perlroth / Bits:
That Was Fast: Criminals Exploit LinkedIn Breach For Phishing Attacks  —  After hackers posted millions of encoded LinkedIn passwords to a Russian hacker site on Wednesday, criminals used news of the breach to trick unsuspecting users into downloading malware that can be used to extract financial gain.
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Like LinkedIn, eHarmony is hacked; 1.5 million passwords stolen  —  A screenshot of insidepro.com, the site used by a hacker to dump two lists containing 8 million stolen passwords from LinkedIn and eHarmony.  —  EHarmony, the popular online dating site, was the target of a password hacking attack …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
MD5 password encryption algorithm ‘no longer safe’  —  Summary: MD5 encryption is “no longer considered safe” by the original software developer, a day after the leak of more than 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords.  —  The original author of the MD5 password hash algorithm has publicly declared …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Bloomberg:
HTC Said To Be Shut Out Of Next Version Of Windows  —  HTC Corp. (2498) is being shut out of the introduction of Microsoft (MSFT) Corp.'s next Windows software, people with knowledge of the matter said, cutting off another source of revenue after HTC reduced its second-quarter sales forecast by 13 percent.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Confirmed: Sprint's Virgin Mobile second US carrier to offer prepaid iPhone; from June 29, plans start at $30  —  Apple's push into the US prepaid market has been given another significant boost after Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile announced that it will become the second operator to offer the iPhone to its customers.
Ryan Singel / Wired:
IE 10′s ‘Do-Not-Track’ Default Dies Quick Death  —  Well, that didn't take long.  —  The latest proposed draft of the Do Not Track specification published Wednesday requires that users must choose to turn on the anti-behavioral tracking feature in their browsers and software.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
The all new foursquare launches to cash in on “making the real world easier to use”  —  Foursquare has been teasing the fact that it was about to launch a brand new version this week, and we've been following all of the clues on what it might potentially entail.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google deploying planes over cities for 3D maps  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc is deploying a fleet of small, camera-equipped airplanes above several cities, the Internet search company's latest step in its ambitious and sometimes controversial plan to create a photo-based map of the world.
More: ZDNet
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Twitter's mobile revenue surpassed Web on many days: CEO  —  (Reuters) - Twitter has generated more advertising revenue from its mobile platform than from its website on many days in the last quarter, CEO Dick Costolo said Wednesday, highlighting Twitter's progress in squeezing ad dollars …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Apple wants to keep Samsung's Galaxy S3 out of U.S.  —  Samsung's Galaxy S3 smartphone.  —  (Credit: Brian Bennett/CNET)  —  Excited shoppers weren't the only ones buying Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, when it went on sale in the U.K. last month.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
This Beautiful Device Turns Your iPhone and Android Into an Ultra-Thin Laptop  —  This is the ClamBook, a super-sleek, airier-that-Air thingamajig that has a 16:9 widescreen, a keyboard, and a battery.  It will turn your iPhone or Android cell into a beautiful, ultra-thin laptop.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Search beats display by large margin in mobile ad spending, study shows  —  Facebook better hurry up with that search engine it's reportedly building.  A new survey of the mobile market shows that search ads are outstripping display ads by a wide margin in every region of the world.
More: AdExchanger.com and IAB
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Another Super Angel Levels Up: Aydin Senkut's Felicis Ventures Closes $70M  —  What happens when a super angel gets its wings?  You become a boutique fund.  —  Or at least that's how Aydin Senkut's Felicis Ventures is putting it with a fresh fund worth about $70 million.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Google hit with patent claim over Google Drive  —  The growing popularity of cloud technology is attracting not just users but patent lawsuits too.  The latest example is a suit filed against Google that claims the company's Drive and Docs products violate a 1999 software patent.
More: ZDNet and Wired
AppleInsider:
iOS to provide 2% of Google's total revenue in 2012, analyst says  —  Devices running Apple's iOS, the main competition for Google's Android OS, are expected to power the largest chunk of the search giant's mobile revenue and will represent two percent of the company's total revenue for 2012.
More: CNET and Fortune
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
30,000 secret surveillance orders approved each year, judge estimates  —  If the government spies on you but brings no charges, you'll never know.  —  Jonathan McIntosh  —  A federal judge estimates that his fellow federal judges issue a total of 30,000 secret electronic surveillance orders each year …
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Facebook's Answer To The App Store Is Days From Launching  —  Facebook's App Center, an App Store equivalent for Facebook applications, is launching in the coming days, according to a source briefed by Facebook on the service.  —  The launch date could be as soon as today or tomorrow, our source said.
More: CNET, Gizmodo and PhoneArena
Wall Street Journal:
Appsurd: In Silicon Valley, It's Hard to Make a Joke  —  With Explosion of Internet Ideas, Lots Get Taken Seriously; TacoCopter Test Flight  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Last fall, digital designer Alex Cornell had an idea for a spoof on Silicon Valley.  While goofing off at work …

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