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February 24, 2013, 7:20 PM

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
HP announces Slate 7: the company's first Android tablet arrives in April for $169.99  —  It's officially true: Hewlett-Packard is back in the mobile race.  Today, HP is announcing its first Android product: the HP Slate 7.  But it looks like the company won't be making a splash right away …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HP Slate 7 hands-on (update: video)  —  Well, this might just be the biggest news to come out of Mobile World Congress.  Long after discontinuing the TouchPad (and the rest of its mobile devices, for that matter) HP is back with a new tablet.  This time, though, it runs not webOS, but an old safety: Android.
The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla Unlocks the Power of the Web on Mobile with Firefox OS  —  Mozilla is excited to share that today 18 operators at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona announced their commitment to Firefox OS, which will power the world's first Open Web Devices.  —  These operators include …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft preparing Windows Blue public preview with significant search improvements  —  Microsoft is working towards a public preview version of Windows Blue.  Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed that the software giant is aggressively targeting a summer launch date for Windows Blue …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Firefox to follow Safari, start blocking cookies from third-party advertisers  —  Firefox is set to start blocking cookies from third-party ad networks by default, thanks to a patch submitted by Stanford law student and online privacy activist Jonathan Mayer.
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Google's Android Reborn as Network-Hacking Kit  —  The folks at security tools company Pwnie Express have built a tablet that can bash the heck out of corporate networks.  Called the Pwn Pad, it's a full-fledged hacking toolkit built atop Google's Android operating system.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Huawei Ascend P2 hitting Europe in Q2 for 399 euros, we go hands-on (update: video)  —  Just ahead of Huawei's press event, Huawei's treated us to an early viewing of its new 8.4-millimeter smartphone, the Ascend P2.  With Android 4.1, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 13-megapixel camera …
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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Starts Monday  —  During the summer of 2011 the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States, announcing their a plan to warn and “punish” BitTorrent pirates.  —  The parties launched the Center for Copyright Information …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Analysis: The near impossible battle against hackers everywhere  —  (Reuters) - Dire warnings from Washington about a “cyber Pearl Harbor” envision a single surprise strike from a formidable enemy that could destroy power plants nationwide, disable the financial system or cripple the U.S. government.

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