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September 4, 2012, 12:30 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 …
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.
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Amazon Gets Epix Movies as Netflix Exclusive Expires  —  In the last year Netflix lost its digital distribution deals with Sony and Disney.  Which means if you're watching a newish movie on the streaming service right now, there's a very good chance it came from Epix, a pay movie channel …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Windows Server 2012 launches as cornerstone of Microsoft's ‘Cloud OS’  —  Summary: Microsoft is making available the final Windows Server 2012 bits for test and/or purchase as of September 4.  —  Microsoft launched Windows Server 2012 on September 4, making the final, released …
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.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Founder Will Be Deported, Cambodian Authorities Confirm  —  Last week, police arrested Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.  —  Svartholm was arrested in his $750 per month rented apartment above the Cadillac Bar on the riverfront.
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 and SpotiDJ blog
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.
More: The Next Web and Kotaku
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 …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC allows mobile iPlayer downloads  —  Development means viewers will be able to watch on-demand programmes on iPads and iPhones while abroad  —  Viewers will now be able to watch the latest series of Doctor Who and other BBC favourites while travelling and on holiday abroad …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Oracle Wants $1 Billion More from SAP in TomorrowNow Copyright Case  —  Software giant Oracle is taking rival SAP back to court for one more go-round in the ugly and long-running TomorrowNow copyright infringement case.  —  Oracle said last month it plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling setting aside …

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