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February 2, 2013, 8:40 PM

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David Gelernter / Wired:
The End of the Web, Computers, and Search as We Know It  —  People ask what the next web will be like, but there won't be a next web.  —  The space-based web we currently have will gradually be replaced by a time-based worldstream.  It's already happening, and it all began with the lifestream …
Path:
Path and the FTC  —  Today the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it reached a settlement pending court approval with Path regarding alleged violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protections Act (COPPA).  The gist of the FTC's complaint is this: early in Path's history …
Tony Romm / Politico:
House puts Spotify on mute  —  Spotify apparently hit a wrong note with the House's Internet overlords, who recently blocked the chamber's Web users from listening to the famed music-streaming service.  —  While Spotify isn't a peer-to-peer program along the lines of Napster …
Washington Post:
Chinese hackers suspected in attack on The Post's computers  —  A sophisticated cyberattack targeted The Washington Post in an operation that resembled intrusions against other major American news organizations and that company officials suspect was the work of Chinese hackers, people familiar with the incident said.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pair, The Mobile App For Two, Buys UK's Cupple And Rebrands As Couple  —  Tenthbit, the Y Combinator-backed mobile app studio behind the couples app Pair, is doubling down (literally) on its business ambitions: The company today is announcing that it has bought Cupple, a UK-based rival mobile app …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Airbnb could be banned in Amsterdam: Local authorities are now hunting for illegal hotels  —  Following legal issues across the US, Airbnb is facing serious conflicts with the local government in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  —  Airbnb's issues in Amsterdam have been ongoing; in fact …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Rep Zoe Lofgren Continues To Improve 'Aaron's Law' Via Reddit  —  A few weeks ago, we wrote about Rep. Zoe Lofgren announcing plans to via Reddit, to introduce CFAA reform, called “Aaron's Law.”  Since then, Lofgren has taken into account numerous concerns and thoughts from various stakeholders …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple Takes 3 Of Top 5 Spots In U.S. Mobile Phone Sales For Q4 2012, Says NPD  —  Apple has managed to nab three of the top 5 spots for the top-selling mobile phones in the U.S. during Q4 2012 according to the NPD Group, with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 ranking first, third and fourth, respectively.
Connor Simpson / The Atlantic Wire:
China May (or May Not) Be Behind the Twitter Hack  —  You may not have heard, but roughly 250,000 Twitter accounts may have been compromised by hackers.  There's a theory that — if you read between the lines — Twitter is implying the Chinese are to blame for compromising their security.
Tweets: @ravisomaiya and @pbump
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