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September 4, 2012, 5:50 PM

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Josh Ong / The Next Web:
AntiSec hackers leak 1,000,001 Apple device IDs allegedly obtained from FBI breach  —  The AntiSec hacking group claims to have released a set of more than 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) obtained from breaching the FBI.  The group claims to have over 12 million IDs …
Aldo Cortesi:
The UDID leak is a privacy catastrophe  —  04 September 2012  —  Something I've been worrying about for a long time has just happened: Antisec has leaked a database with more than a million UDIDs.  The UDID issue has been a bit of a white whale of mine - I've written many blog posts …
Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
Facebook Handled their IPO Exactly Right  —  Andrews Ross Sorkin wrote a piece for the NY Times that was just ridiculous.  He put the blame squarely on the back of the CFO of FB.  Talk about getting it 180 degrees wrong.  —  Have you ever been to an auction where the selling party told …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
David Ebersman, the Man Behind Facebook's I.P.O. Debacle  —  It is David Ebersman's fault.  There is just no way around it.  —  Mr. Ebersman is Facebook's well-liked, boyish-looking 41-year-old chief financial officer.  He's not as well known as Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and chief executive …
Alexandra Scaggs / Wall Street Journal:
Prominent Facebook Underwriters Cut Their Price Targets  —  Analysts with the two biggest underwriters for Facebook Inc.'s initial public offering cut their price targets on the stock, helping to push the shares to new lows.  —  Scott Devitt, an analyst with lead Facebook underwriter Morgan Stanley …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces special event for September 12  —  Apple on Tuesday sent out invites for an upcoming event happening in San Francisco on September 12, 2012.  The invitation I received says the event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10:00 am.
Perry Chen / Kickstarter Blog:
Accountability on Kickstarter  —  Yesterday, NPR's “All Things Considered” asked, “When a Kickstarter campaign fails, does anyone get their money back?”  The story questioned what would happen if a Kickstarter project failed to follow through on its promises.
More: VentureBeatTweets: @markmilian
Aarti Shahani / NPR:
When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get Their Money Back?  —  Crowd funding began as a way to support the arts on the Internet.  Artists could go online to pitch a new album, for example, in the hope that thousands would give small amounts.  But now it's expanded to entrepreneurs, and the rules aren't quite as clear.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Galaxy S III passes Apple's iPhone 4S, becomes top selling US smartphone  —  For the first time since it launched last October, Apple's iPhone 4S was not the top selling smartphone in the U.S., as the newly released Samsung Galaxy S III took the top spot in the month of August.
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Voice mail in decline with rise of text, loss of patience  —  Technology's ceaseless pursuit of efficiency appear to be claiming another victim: voice mail.  —  With the rise of texting, instant chat and transcription apps, more people are ditching the venerable tool that once revolutionized …
More: PC Magazine and Fortune
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
How much does an artist make from a single stream of a song on iTunes Match and Spotify?  —  Streaming, subscription-based music is the future.  We've been hearing that claim for years now although it always seems to be right on the cusp of happening.  It's a dream for consumers, really …
More: CNET
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Malware attacks on the rise  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The bad guys are winning the war on cybercrime: Computer viruses, trojans and web attacks are soaring at their fastest pace in four years.  —  In its quarterly “Threats Report,” Intel ( INTC, Fortune 500) subsidiary McAfee said that it had found …
Reuters:
Sony eschews cheap tablets as it pursues Samsung  —  (Reuters) - Sony Corp on Tuesday said it won't be drawn into price competition on tablet PCs amid a plethora of cheap models from other makers as it pursues Android rival Samsung Electronics with a new tablet out this month.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Play It Again, Sam?  Nokia Launches Free Music Streaming Service In U.S.  —  Nokia didn't fare so well with its mobile music service called Ovi Music, later rebranded to Nokia Music.  Now it's remixing that track and launching a free music streaming service in the U.S. as part of its redoubled strategy to go for more users in America.

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