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January 28, 2013, 12:25 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple ready to release additional iPad model; likely 128GB version (Updated: Pricing)  —  We've gotten word from sources that Apple is preparing to release (in some fashion) a single, additional iPad model.  This would be a new SKU for the current fourth-generation iPad with Retina display line.
David Drummond / The Official Google Blog:
Google's approach to government requests for user data  —  Today, January 28, is Data Privacy Day, when the world recognizes the importance of preserving your online privacy and security.  —  If it's like most other days, Google—like many companies that provide online services to users …
Eric Engleman / Bloomberg:
Google Leads Fight to Limit Government Access to E-Mail on Cloud  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), which says it gets about 1,400 requests a month from U.S. authorities for users' e- mails and documents, is organizing an effort to press for limits on government access to digital communications.
More: ZDNet
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Hardcore porn briefly climbs to the top of Vine's 'Editor's Picks,' Twitter blames it on ‘human error’  —  The launch of Twitter's video-sharing service Vine has brought with it another look at pornography on Apple's tightly-controlled iOS platform, and that scrutiny may be about to increase …
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Apple has a porn problem, and it's about to get worse  —  Adult content in Vine and Twitter apps raise questions only Cupertino can answer  —  On Sunday, a number of news outlets ran stories covering the rise of easily-accessible pornography on the new video sharing app Vine, causing a firestorm of debate online.
Shen Jingting / China Daily:
Ban on games consoles may be lifted, suggests Culture Ministry source  —  Chinese authorities are reviewing a decade-long ban on game consoles and considering the possibility of opening up the country's video game hardware market, a government source told China Daily.
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Yahoo earnings: Mayer still has much to prove  —  Former Googler Marissa Mayer shocked the world last summer by taking the CEO spot at Yahoo, a brand marred by tumultuous CEO tenures and waning relevance.  —  Since then, Yahoo's stock has been on a tear and analysts are pinning their hopes …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Lenovo responds to RIM acquisition reports, claims comments were taken out of context  —  After a Bloomberg report quoted Lenovo's CFO Wong Waiming as saying that it was interested in acquiring Research In Motion, the Chinese PC maker has issued a statement downplaying the significance of the quote.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to launch the new Office commercially on January 29  —  Summary: Finally, an official confirmation.  Microsoft is launching the new Office, a k a Office 2013, on January 29.  —  It's finally official.  Microsoft is launching the new Office, a k a Office 2013, on January 29.
More: WinBetaTweets: @office
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Payvment Pulls the Plug on Facebook Commerce  —  Payvment announced today that is shutting down its Facebook commerce platform and handing over its customers to a competitor.  —  In a letter on its website, Payvment said that it and its companion site, Lish.com, will be closed as of March 1.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Gets More Transparent With A New, Dedicated Site Reporting 6,646 Copyright Complaints And 1,858 Gov't Info Requests  —  Twitter, now at 200 million monthly active users, is ramping up to be a big player in content delivery with embedded video services from Vine the latest move in that direction.
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Pentagon to Beef Up Cybersecurity Force to Counter Attacks  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is moving toward a major expansion of its cybersecurity force to counter increasing attacks on the nation's computer networks, as well as to expand offensive computer operations on foreign adversaries, defense officials said Sunday.

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