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December 1, 2012, 3:35 PM

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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Syria Rebels Find Skype Useful, but Dangers Lurk  —  In a demonstration of their growing sophistication and organization, Syrian rebels responded to a nationwide shutdown of the Internet by turning to satellite technology to coordinate within the country and to communicate with outside activists.
James Cowie / Renesys Blog:
CNN:
CNN Exclusive: McAfee comes out of hiding to talk about life on the run  —  (CNN) — The journey to interview Internet security guru John McAfee began with a secret phrase, a mysterious driver and a circuitous route full of left turns, right turns and U-turns.
Ryan Tate / Wired:
Zynga Stock Dives as Facebook Keeps Backing Away  —  Zynga shares are down 7 percent after the social-games maker and Facebook announced they are all but ending their special relationship.  Facebook can develop its own games if it chooses to do so, and Zynga can now host its games …
John Callaham / Neowin:
Microsoft launches web-based Windows 8 app creator  —  Before now, if a person wanted to make an app for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8, the usual way is to program and create the app with a PC and associated development tools.  Today, Microsoft announced that its research division has come …
More: MSDN Blogs
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Lessons from the Groupon disaster: Maybe international can wait  —  When people say “Go big or go home” they're rarely actually thinking they'll have to go home.  If they actually saw that as a real risk, they'd probably go at least slightly smaller.  —  I've long said that the growth of Groupon …
Jennifer Martinez / Hillicon Valley:
White House draft cyber order adds changes to mollify tech industry  —  The White House has incorporated changes into its draft cybersecurity executive order that attempts to smooth over concerns raised by the high tech industry.  —  The latest set of edits come after White House officials …
More: Politico and Techdirt

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