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September 2, 2012, 1:10 AM

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia  —  Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested by Cambodian police on Thursday in Phnom Penh, the city that he made his home several years ago.  —  According to local sources he was arrested in an apartment above the Cadillac Bar on the riverfront …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Oops: After Seizing & Censoring Rojadirecta For 18 Months, Feds Give Up & Drop Case  —  Looks like we've got something of a repeat of the Dajaz1 insanity, in which the US government seized and censored a website for over a year before giving up and handing the domain back — though this time it's with Rojadirecta.
Trevor Timm / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Members of Congress Demand Answers for Homeland Security's Unjust Domain Name Seizures  —  This morning, a bipartisan group of Representatives, led by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), sent a pointed letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano protesting …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows RT and Office 2013 RT video demo  —  Now that Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems have been finalized, we're starting to see more and more ARM-based Windows RT tablets from OEMs.  At IFA 2012 this week, Dell, Samsung, and Asus all had their Windows RT-powered tablets on display.
More: ZDNet and TechPinions
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple adds Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note to amended ‘Galaxy Nexus’ complaint  —  Apple on Friday filed an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding the Galaxy S III to its original claims of patent infringement against a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Mozilla retires Firefox Home for iOS, releases source code on GitHub  —  Mozilla today announced it is removing Firefox Home from the Apple App Store so that it can “focus our resources on other projects.”  In fact, the company has already axed it: the Firefox Home app page redirects to the iTunes download page.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt?  —  There has been no shortage of controversy and criticism around the convertible note, a popular investing vehicle that's used by seed stage and angel investors.  As a refresher, a convertible note is a loan that automatically converts …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Report: 40 percent of mobile ad clicks are fraud or accidents  —  Wonder why mobile monetization is still lagging as Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker helpfully pointed out earlier this year?  Well, one reason may be that many of the clicks on mobile ads are useless, the product …
More: Fortune
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Video Demo of What a 4" iPhone Screen Looks Like in Action  —  The biggest change in the rumored new iPhone is the increase in screen size from 3.5" to 4".  As we've seen in numerous part leaks, the new iPhone screen will be taller, but not wider.  This will give the new device a resolution …
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Exclusive: Walmart tests iPhone app checkout feature  —  (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is testing a system that would allow shoppers to scan items using their iPhones and then pay at a self-checkout counter, a move that could trim checkout times and slash costs for retailers.

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