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September 5, 2012, 7:50 AM

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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
FBI Says AntiSec Hackers Lied About List of iPhone ID Numbers  —  The FBI has shot down today's claim by the AntiSec hacking group that it breached an agency-owned computer and stole a database said to contain some 12 million unique ID numbers for iPhones and iPads around the world.
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Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Leaks accurate, this is what the new iPhone will look like  —  iMore has learned that recent parts leaks and dummy phones are accurate representations of what the new iPhone (iPhone 5,1) will look like when Apple announces it on September 12, 2012.  Almost identical in design to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S …
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.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Everything Everywhere, Telefonica and Vodafone win EU approval for joint UK mobile commerce platform  —  Mobile operators, Everything Everywhere, Telefonica and Vodafone, have won approval from the European Commission to move ahead with a planned mobile commerce joint venture in the UK.
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Will Twitter's Uncanny Luck Ever Run Out?  —  This past week I heard two rational arguments on the fate of Twitter from two smart investors.  —  One was an argument that it'll likely fail in its bid to become a public company.  The logic went like this: Facebook, Groupon …
More: BetabeatTweets: @mathewi
Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Chinese Knockoff Maker Reportedly Copies, Patents iPhone 5 Design  —  The Goophone I5 takes the upcoming iPhone's purported new look to the Android platform.  Image: Goophone  —  A Chinese iPhone lookalike manufacturer has reportedly patented the next iPhone's design before Apple has even released the handset.
Ryan Singel / Wired:
Democrats' YouTube Convention Livestream Blocked on Copyright Grounds  —  While First Lady Michelle Obama's speech won rave reviews on Twitter Tuesday night, don't get inspired to try to watch the livestream of the convention on BarackObama.com or YouTube - it's been blocked by copyright claims.
More: Techdirt, CNN, GigaOm and CNET
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
With iOS 6, your address book may be invaded by @facebook.com email addresses  —  I'm generally a fan of Facebook.  I only use it to keep in contact with people I actually know and hang out with in real life.  And for my friends that live in other countries, it's the easiest way to share photos, videos, and other life events.
More: Cult of Mac and Macgasm
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Uber Is Close to Launching a Taxi App to Hail and Pay for Yellow Cabs in New York City  —  A source has informed Betabeat that Uber—the pricey, San Francisco-based request-a-ride app for black cars—plans on an imminent launch for a similar service for yellow cabs in New York City.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
What “Xbox Games on Windows” actually means  —  Only a select few Windows 8 games will be branded as “Xbox Games on Windows”  —  As a branding exercise, the recently unveiled “Xbox Games on Windows” is more than a little confusing.  The “Xbox” name has previously been exclusively reserved …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple extends Volume Purchase Program for apps, books to 9 new countries including UK  —  Apple has today posted a public notice to developers that its Volume Purchasing Program is available in 9 new countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom.
More: MacRumorsThanks:@panzer
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Appeals court upholds Apple victory in Cover Flow patent case  —  Apple comes out on top again in a now four year dispute over patents held by Mirror Worlds about three of its software patents.  —  Apple has once again been cleared of infringing on patents held by Mirror Worlds.

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