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January 25, 2013, 6:35 PM

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Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Square Executive Resigns Amid Sexual-Harassment Claims  —  Square Inc. said its chief operating officer Keith Rabois resigned from the mobile payments company on Thursday, amid accusations from a Square employee of sexual harassment.  —  A New York attorney, Steven Berger …
Keith Rabois / Untitled:
A note from Keith  —  Yesterday I resigned from Square, and I want to take the opportunity to explain to you why.  —  The past few days have been the toughest, saddest, most frightening, and emotionally draining of my life.  They have deeply affected me, both personally and professionally.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Done Giving Its Precious Social Graph To Competitors  —  Of all Facebook's data sets, it's the social graph that's truly unique.  It's spent nine years getting you to confirm who you know, and apparently it's sick of handing over your friend list to competitors.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Clarifies Ban On Apps That Use Its Data To Replicate Its Features Or Don't Share Back  —  After shutting down data access to several competing apps, Facebook today made two major clarifications to its Platform Policy, banning apps that use its data but make it easy for users to share …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad 5 Set for October Debut with Design Similar to iPad Mini? iPhone 5S and Lower-Cost iPhone Moving Forward  —  iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz has filed a new report offering a few new details on the fifth-generation iPad, as well as on Apple's work toward future iPhone models.
Sara Gates / The Huffington Post:
France Shuns ‘Hashtag,’ Introduces New Twitter Term, ‘Mot-Dièse’  —  While there may be many English words commonly used in the French language, “hashtag” will no longer be one of them.  Following a decision from the Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologisme …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Woz Says Kutcher's Steve Jobs Movie Scene Is “Totally Wrong”  —  The first scene from iJOBS—the biopic on Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher—may be pretty decent, but it never happened.  Not even close, according to Steve Wozniak, who says they “never had such interaction and roles.”
Neil McAllister / The Register:
Kernel hacker Alan Cox quits Linux, Intel  —  Former Linus lieutenant leaving for ‘family reasons’  —  Top Linux kernel contributor Alan Cox has announced that he is stepping down from his position at Intel and will no longer be involved with Linux development, citing family reasons.
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