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February 14, 2013, 9:45 AM

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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).
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 …
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 …
Businessweek:
A Chinese Hacker's Identity Unmasked  —  Joe Stewart's day starts at 6:30 a.m. in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with a peanut butter sandwich, a sugar-free Red Bull, and 50,000 or so pieces of malware waiting in his e-mail in-box.  Stewart, 42, is the director of malware research at Dell SecureWorks …
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Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Sweden boasts the world's fastest 4G speeds; US ranks a lowly 8th  —  Sweden was the first country to launch an LTE network, and it retains plenty of bragging rights.  According to a study by U.K. network-testing firm OpenSignal, Sweden has the fastest 4G networks in the world, averaging download speeds of 22.1 Mbps.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Google engineers found over half the bugs in Microsoft's latest security update  —  32 of 57 vulnerabilities identified in this month's massive update were reported by researchers at the rival company  —  Microsoft is having one of its biggest “Patch Tuesday” monthly security updates ever …
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.”
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.
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 …
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Reuters:
Google files patent lawsuits against BT  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc and its Motorola Mobility unit filed patent lawsuits on Wednesday against BT Group plc in the United States and in the U.K., a Google spokeswoman said, more than a year after the British telecoms group launched its own lawsuit against Google.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Apple says a fix is coming for iOS 6.1 Exchange bug  —  After an issue with Exchange syncing led Microsoft to suggest IT administrators block iOS 6.1 devices, Apple says it has identified the problem.  The company updated its support page to say that the fix will come in an upcoming software update …
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 …
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Nexus 4 JDQ39 4.2.2 OTA Update Removes Unofficial LTE on Band 4  —  Just after it launched, we discussed how the Nexus 4 included undocumented support for LTE on Band 4 (AWS) which could be enabled simply by choosing the appropriate RAT (Radio Access Technology) under Phone Info (by dialing *#*#4636#*#* - INFO).
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Ad Campaign Manager Marin Software Files for $75M IPO  —  The marketing analytics and campaign management company Marin Software, known for being a resource for gaining insight into Google's search business, has filed for a public offering.  —  Marin, which was founded in 2006 by CEO Christopher Lien …
Bloomberg:
Zuckerberg's Christie Fundraiser Draws Fans, Protesters  —  Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire co- founder of Facebook Inc., welcomed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to his California home, holding his first political fundraiser as demonstrators outside protested the Republican's stance on women's health funding.

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