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June 7, 2012, 6:10 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 …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Confirms Hack And Leak Of “Some” User Passwords  —  Shortly after it was reported that nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn account passwords were leaked onto the net, LinkedIn leapt into action and mounted their own investigation.  —  Though most of the morning was spent claiming …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
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.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Earth to get radically better 3D images, new UI on iOS and Android  —  Google has announced its plans to improve 3D maps.  It's using “automated technology to extract 3D from aerial images.”  The effect is stunning, every building is competely modeled from street to roof.
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.
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.
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.
More: The Verge
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Windows Phone To Top iOS Market Share By 2016, IDC Says  —  Peaking?  —  Now here's a bold prediction.  —  By the end of 2016, according to International Data Corp., Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 will inch ahead of Apple's iOS to become the world's #2 mobile operating system.
More: Global Nerdy and ZDNet
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.
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 / 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: Wired
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 …
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 …

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