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January 31, 2013, 3:10 PM

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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
New York Times Hack Started With A Simple Email Scam  —  In an internal memo, the company tells employees not to fall victim to phishing.  A human hack, not code, let intruders through the door.  —  Image by Richard Drew / AP  —  The New York Times was the target of a months-long hacking campaign …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to discontinue Mac Pro in Europe March 1st over new regulatory standards  —  Apple will stop selling its current Mac Pro professional desktop computer in Europe on March 1st, according to our sources.  —  While the Mac Pro has been seen as an Apple product nearing discontinuation …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
‘The Facebook Card’ takes the social network's Gifts initiative offline  —  Hot on the heels of its fourth quarter earnings report yesterday afternoon, Facebook has announced The Facebook Card, a new part of its online Gifts platform intended to be yet another revenue stream for the social network.
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
CNET loses CES awards following Dish Hopper controversy; DVR named ‘Best In Show’  —  The Hopper with Sling will be named co-winner of ‘Best In Show’ alongside official CNET choice the Razer Edge  —  The Consumer Electronics Association has issued a press release awarding the Dish Hopper …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
IDC: Apple's iPad dropped to 43.6% tablet share in Q4, Samsung took second with 15.1%, Amazon third with 11.5%  —  The latest tablet market share estimates are out, and the last quarter of 2012 was unsurprisingly another record one, with a total of 52.5 million units shipped worldwide.
Brian Caulfield / NVIDIA:
How Project SHIELD Got Built  —  It's 9 o'clock at night.  Aaron Gilroy has been working 14-hour days nonstop for months.  The tireless program manager's latest task: hauling a dozen greasy bags of Kentucky Fried Chicken to a building in a scruffy light-industrial neighborhood in Silicon Valley.
Griffin McElroy / Polygon:
Gabe Newell: Steam Box's biggest threat isn't consoles, it's Apple  —  The biggest danger facing the success of Steam Box or any other PC ecosystem hoping to find space in the living room is Apple, according to a lecture given by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell to a class at the University of Texas' LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Launches Modern.IE To Help Developers Test Their Web Apps For Legacy And Modern Versions Of IE  —  Even though Microsoft itself would prefer to change this, many users still rely on older versions of Internet Explorer.  For developers, this means spending hours on testing their web apps …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Evernote takes Penultimate free, integrates it with its core service, but gives users an opt-out  —  Online note-taking service Evernote has given Penultimate, the hugely-popular handwriting app for the iPad that it acquired last year, a significant overhaul after making it free to download …
Steve Stecklow / Reuters:
Exclusive: Huawei CFO linked to firm that offered HP gear to Iran  —  (Reuters) - A Hong Kong-based firm that attempted to sell embargoed Hewlett-Packard computer equipment to Iran's largest mobile-phone operator has much closer ties to China's Huawei Technologies than was previously known, corporate records show.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Tries Letting You Share Emoticons Of Exactly What You're Feeling, Reading Or Eating  —  Facebook is poised to get a lot more expressive.  Today it began tests of a new status composer that lets you say “what are you doing?” by selecting from different categories to share activities such as feeling, reading, or eating.
Evgeny Morozov / Slate:
Your Social Networking Credit Score  —  “Big data” can help determine who really deserves a loan.  But there are dangers.  —  The buzzword tsunami that is “big data”—a handy way of describing our vastly improved ability to collect and analyze humongous data sets—has dwarfed “frictionless sharing” and “cloud computing” combined.
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