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February 24, 2013, 11:20 AM

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Stephen Totilo / Kotaku:
The Incredible Rise and Fall of a Hacker Who Found the Secrets of the Next Xbox and PlayStation—And Maybe More  —  The first thing that ever puzzled me about the man I used to know as SuperDaE was that he didn't sound Australian.  —  I couldn't detect an accent.
Ryan Holiday / Betabeat:
Hail Corporate: The Increasingly Insufferable Fakery of Brands on Reddit  —  The best kind of marketing messages are the ones that don't seem like marketing messages.  Because it means that the viewers' defenses are down.  —  That may be why the front page of Reddit has become …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
“Physically Together”: Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo for Remote Workers and Maybe More  —  Courtesy of a plethora of very irked Yahoo employees, here is the internal memo sent to the company about a new rule rolled out today by CEO Marissa Mayer, which requires that Yahoo employees …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 official: 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad, 1280 x 800 display, HSPA+ 21, Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2  —  We knew another Note was coming.  After all, Samsung Mobile head JK Shin confirmed the news back in January.  But here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the tablet's finally been made official.
Chris Stokel-Walker / BuzzFeed:
How “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” Ruled The Internet  —  It's one depressingly typical minute of the 6.2 million uploaded to YouTube every day: In a Montreal park, nothing much is happening.  The camera pans around a clear blue sky, tracing the arc of a golden eagle as it twists and turns through the air.
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Zain Shauk / Houston Chronicle:
Malware on oil rig computers raises security fears  —  Malicious software unintentionally downloaded by offshore oil workers has incapacitated computer networks on some rigs and platforms, exposing gaps in security that could pose serious risks to people and the environment, cybersecurity professionals told the Houston Chronicle.
Carl Franzen / The Verge:
Wikipedia to deliver articles via text messages in coming months  —  Wikipedia has been working on new ways to bring its 25 million articles to more users in developing markets, where smartphones and internet connectivity are still sporadic.  The latest plan is let users request specific articles …
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Microsoft's Azure service hit by expired SSL certificate  —  The company also reported service problems with Xbox Music and Video Store services  —  Microsoft's Azure cloud platform faced a worldwide outage in its storage services from Friday afternoon because of an expired SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate.

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