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February 14, 2013, 7:30 AM

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Taylor Wimberly / ReadWrite:
HP To Adopt Android For Upcoming Mobile Devices  —  Having failed to carve out a place for itself in the post-PC era, Hewlett-Packard is now taking drastic measures — by adopting Google's Android operating system to run a series of upcoming mobile devices.  —  It's a bit of a Hail Mary pass for HP …
The White House:
Executive Order — Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity  —  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  Repeated cyber intrusions into critical infrastructure demonstrate …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Web world bemoans loss of Opera independence  —  Opera is ditching its own Presto browser engine and embracing WebKit, leading critics to fret about a browser monoculture — especially on mobile devices.  —  It might have been a smart strategic move for Opera Software to move …
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Welcome to the Malware-Industrial Complex  —  The U.S. government is developing new computer weapons and driving a black market in “zero-day” bugs.  The result could be a more dangerous Web for everyone.  —  Why It Matters  —  Governments, contractors, and researchers are developing cyber-weapons …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
iPhone lockscreen can be bypassed with new iOS 6.1 trick  —  A security flaw in Apple's iOS 6.1 lets anyone bypass your iPhone password lock and access your phone app, view or modify contacts, check your voicemail, and look through your photos (by attempting to add a photo to a contact).
More: Gizmodo
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Google is getting its own film: Trailer for The Internship Movie released today  —  Google is getting two wacky interns.  —  Fox released the trailer for its comedy The Internship Movie following two “salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world.”
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Jeff Weiner Just Gave Every LinkedIn Employee An iPad Mini  —  Darain Faraz, a communications manager at LinkedIn in the UK, just tweeted that CEO Jeff Weiner just gave an iPad Mini to every one of LinkedIn's 3,500 employees.  —  A spokesperson confirmed the gift:
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Group Rips Off Pirate Bay Website, Faces Lawsuit  —  Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC, known worldwide for tracking down a 9 year-old “pirate girl” and having her Winnie The Pooh laptop confiscated, launched a controversial campaign yesterday.  —  The group copied The Pirate Bay's design …
More: WebProNews
Wall Street Journal:
China's Internet ‘Wall’ Hits Business  —  BEIJING—Fredrik Bergman ran into a problem when a client in Sweden tried to transfer files to his firm's headquarters here: Each time, the firm lost its Web connection for an hour or so.  —  After several weeks of multiple outages a day, he says …
BBC:
Spanish scientists develop more accurate sat-nav system  —  Toyota is one of several car manufacturers working on automated vehicles  —  Researchers in Spain have developed a system they say can greatly improve the accuracy of car sat-navs.  —  It combines a conventional global positioning system …
Tej Sapru / Reuters:
Barnes & Noble sees Nook unit loss increasing in 2013  —  (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc said on Wednesday it expects its Nook business to post an increased full-year loss in fiscal 2013, as the top U.S. bookstore chain struggles with slower sales of e-readers and e-books and rising costs.
Cristina Fuentes-Cantillana / Reuters:
Europol breaks up multi-million euro Internet fraud gang  —  MADRID (Reuters) - A network of online fraudsters who masqueraded as European crime-fighting agency Europol and collected millions of euros in fake fines has been broken up - by Europol.  —  The group, which worked across 30 countries …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Adobe taking 10 percent of earnings from iOS apps published using Director 12  —  As noted by Mac4Ever, Adobe has recently updated its end-user license agreement for Adobe Director 12 and requested that developers publishing paid iOS apps provide Adobe with 10 percent of earnings above $20,000.

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