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October 19, 2012, 1:55 AM

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Lauren Weinstein / Lauren Weinstein's Blog:
An Internet Monster, Reddit, and Free Speech  —  There are some topics that I just can't wait to write about.  This isn't one of them.  In fact, I've been putting this off for days, basically because I find the underlying theme so personally repugnant and disgusting.  But the topic is important, and proceed we will.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
New MegaUpload Will Deflect Copyright Liability and Become Raid-Proof  —  This week the hottest story in file-sharing was the announcement that The Pirate Bay had boosted its security by migrating its operation into the cloud.  —  Performance and cost issues aside, the main aim of the site …
AllThingsD:
What's Really Going on With Color: A Small Apple Talent Acquisition  —  You'd be forgiven if you were confused by the swirl of stories around the social video start-up Color in the past 24 hours.  —  First, a leaked internal memo said the company was winding down.
Mark Jardine / Tapbots:
Tweetbot for Mac is Finally Here!  —  We are very happy to announce that Tweetbot for Mac is finally available for sale on the Mac App Store!  It's been a long (and bumpy) road, but we are glad we have finally made it to the 1.0 milestone.  This is our first official Mac App from Tapbots …
Media Decoder:
At Newsweek, Ending Print and a Blend of Two Styles  —  From the start, it was an unwieldy melding of two newsrooms: a legacy print magazine, Newsweek, combined with an irreverent digital news site, The Daily Beast.  It had high-profile ownership, first in Sidney Harman and then in Barry Diller …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Weak Windows makes Microsoft miss in fiscal Q1: Revenue of $16.01B and earnings per share of $0.53 are under estimates  —  Today Microsoft reported its first quarterly (fiscal 2013) financial performance.  For the three month period, the firm had revenues of $16.01 billion, and earnings per share of $0.53.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer in Talks to Join Jawbone Board  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is considering joining the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose products include the Jambox speaker and the Up personal fitness wristband, according to sources close to the situation.
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's Stock Takes A Dive After Accidental Mid-Day Earnings Release, Trading Halted On Google's Request  —  Google accidentally released its Q3 2012 earnings report far ahead of schedule today and is blaming the financial printer RR Donnelley for this mixup.
Anton Troianovski / Wall Street Journal:
Softbank CEO Won't Rule Out MetroPCS Bid  —  The chiefs of Softbank Corp. and Sprint Nextel Corp. are focused on closing their $20 billion deal, but said Thursday they may pursue mergers with other wireless carriers if opportunities present themselves.  —  Softbank chief Masayoshi Son …
Myriam Joire / Engadget:
Google launches 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook: $249, ultra thin and light, 6.5-hour battery, 1080p video  —  Google just launched the latest iteration of its Chrome OS-based laptop here in San Francisco — the $249 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook.  It's ARM-based (fanless) …
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Apple ordered to reveal profit margins  —  Apple has been dealt a double blow after a US judge said it should be forced to reveal sensitive information about its profit margins and the technology giant lost a legal battle in Britain.  —  Apple, the maker of the iPhone …
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Key parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be developed in secret, to escape the critics' ire  —  In a twist that is sure to raise eyebrows and cause no end of neckbeard scratching, Canonical founder and Ubuntu's de facto spiritual leader, Mark Shuttleworth, has announced that key parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be developed in secret.
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Dutch Propose Powers For Police To Break Into Computers, Install Spyware And Destroy Data — Anywhere In The World  —  Techdirt readers with long memories may recall a fantasy proposal from Orrin Hatch that would have seen technological means deployed to destroy the computers of those who downloaded unauthorized copies of files.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET:
Radical experiments in fiction — on Twitter  —  With the first Twitter Fiction Festival, the microblogging service is aiming to showcase the world's most innovative approaches to storytelling.  The festival begins Nov. 28.  —  Twitter may still be thought of as a place where people share …

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