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February 19, 2013, 3:50 PM

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Reuters:
Apple, Mac computers hit by hackers who targeted Facebook  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc was recently attacked by hackers who infected the Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said on Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure that described the widest known cyber attacks against Apple-made computers to date.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple Says It, Too, Attacked By Hackers  —  Apple said Tuesday that a small number of its employees' computers were hacked through a vulnerability in the Java browser plug-in but said none of its internal data was compromised.  —  “Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number …
More: The Next Web, Forbes and 9to5MacTweets: @reuters
New York Times:
Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.  —  On the outskirts of Shanghai, in a run-down neighborhood dominated by a 12-story white office tower, sits a People's Liberation Army base for China's growing corps of cyberwarriors.  —  The building off Datong Road …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
HTC One unveiled: 4.7-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, UltraPixel camera, Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5  —  Despite the abundant fanfare and critical acclaim, HTC's One X just couldn't quite mark the spot in 2012.  No wonder, then, that the company's lopped off that extraneous letter …
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Hands on and Impressions from the HTC One - Formerly M7  —  HTC is in an interesting position as a result of this last product cycle.  While the previous HTC One series' industrial design and performance was top notch, other OEMs still managed to eclipse the One series in terms of market adoption and consumer perception.
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Ubuntu for tablets revealed with split screen multi-tasking, preview for Nexus slates coming this week  —  Here it is: the fourth and final piece of the Ubuntu puzzle.  We've seen the OS on smartphones, on TVs and of course on desktops, but the tablet version has spent a little longer in its dressing room.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Ubuntu phones won't ship till 2014, might be locked down by carriers  —  Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that smartphones running Ubuntu Linux would ship in October of this year.  Ubuntu boss Mark Shuttleworth says that's a mistake.  Today, the Canonical founder clarified …
BuzzFeed:
Jeep's Official Twitter Account Hijacked (Just Like Burger King's)  —  “Sold To Cadillac.”  By the same crew who did the Burger King hack yesterday.  —  The same people who pulled off a hour-long hijacking of Burger King's account yesterday have struck again, this time taking over Jeep's official Twitter feed.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Amazon introduces lnstant Video links to the IMDb iOS app  —  Amazon has made it easy for users of the IMDb iOS app to go from reading about a film to watching it, after it added Amazon Instant Video links to the app for the movie database that it bought in 2008.
Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Samsung embarking on an aggressive expansion in Silicon Valley  —  South Korean tech giant Samsung's move to broaden its footprint in Silicon Valley signals an escalation of its rivalry with Apple.  —  A rendering shows Samsung's new campus for its semiconductor division in San Jose.
More: Droid LifeThanks:@vulsai
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Sequoia Makes It Official, Filing for “Scout Seed” Fund  —  Sequoia Capital, whose “stealthy” scouting program first came to light last spring, looks to be formalizing the program by registering its first U.S. Scout Seed Fund with the SEC this morning.  —  The filing doesn't provide …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan arrives: the world's most powerful gaming GPU costs $999  —  The Titan — the world's fastest supercomputer — has 18,688 Nvidia GK110 GPUs inside.  Each and every one is more powerful than the graphics accelerator in most any gaming PC you'll find.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Works on Launching Retail Stores  —  U.S. Outlets Would Likely Sell Internet Giant's Branded Devices, but Plans Remain Unclear; Studying Apple's Playbook  —  Google Inc. has been developing plans to launch retail stores in the U.S., said people familiar with the matter …
Associated Press:
Google stock price reaches $800 for first time  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google's (GOOG) stock price topped $800 for the first time Monday amid renewed confidence in the company's ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple TV Launches in India Following iTunes Store Launch  —  Apple has begun selling the Apple TV set-top box in India following the December launch of the iTunes Store for music and movies.  BGR reports that the Apple TV is now available in India for Rs 8,295 including taxes, roughly equivalent to $153 US.
C. Custer / Tech in Asia:
A Shocking Expose of China's Black PR Industry Implicates Government Officials, is Quickly Deleted from the Web  —  Almost everyone knows about the public relations industry, but fewer people know about what in China is referred to as Black PR, the underground internet industry that has evolved with the spread of web 2.0 through China.

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