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October 7, 2013, 4:30 AM

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Violet Blue / ZDNet:
After Silk Road seizure, FBI Bitcoin wallet identified and pranked  —  Summary: In the the arrest of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht the FBI seized around 26,000 Bitcoins.  The FBI's ‘wallet’ has been identified and is now the target of micropayments with pointed messages.  —  Violet Blue
More: Gizmodo, The Verge and RT
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Purported Service Manual Gives A Look At The Next Nexus Phone, Reveals 32GB Storage, 8MP OIS Camera, Photos, And More  —  Courtesy of an anonymous tipster, we've got a nice weekend treat for those caught up in Nexus season rumor hysteria.  A document, purported to be an internal Service Manual …
David Segal / New York Times:
Mugshot sites that charge for removal strike some as extortion; Google penalized several on Thursday  —  Mugged by a Mug Shot Online  —  IN March last year, a college freshman named Maxwell Birnbaum was riding in a van filled with friends from Austin, Tex., to a spring-break rental house in Gulf Shores …
Shaun Walker / Guardian:
Russia to monitor ‘all communications’ at Winter Olympics in Sochi  —  Exclusive: Investigation uncovers FSB surveillance system - branded ‘Prism on steroids’ - to listen to all athletes and visitors  —  Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February will face …
Matt Buchanan / New Yorker:
An Interview with John McAfee: The Antivirus Pioneer on D-Central, His New Device  —  It's been nearly a year since most people have thought about John McAfee, the permanently bleary-eyed antivirus pioneer who may now be more famous for his exploits in the jungles of Central America than for the software that bears his name.
More: ForbesTweets: @nxthompson
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
European Union considering tougher cloud privacy rules after surveillance disclosures  —  Europe Aims to Regulate the Cloud  —  LONDON — The words “cloud computing” never appeared in a 119-page digital privacy regulation introduced in Europe last year.  —  They do now.
Tweets: @jfderico
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google is building Chrome OS straight into Windows 8  —  Google unveiled its Chrome Apps initiative recently to launch apps that exist outside of the browser and extend its reach into more of a platform, but it looks like the company has a whole lot more planned.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
As Twitter seeks a female board member, Costolo's sharp response to criticism on the issue attracts more criticism  —  Carrot Flop: Twitter CEO Costolo Finds Lack of Woman on Board Is No Joking Matter  —  Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the lack of women on the board of Twitter …

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