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2:20 PM ET, February 21, 2010

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Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac:
Video Chat coming in future iPhones/iPads?  —  Some interesting information has come to light this evening that may indicate a future direction of Apple's iPhone OS products.  Below is some pretty definitive evidence that future iPhones and iPads will have video chatting capability.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The New App Store Rules: No Swimsuits, No Skin, And No Innuendo  —  Over the last few days we've been tracking Apple's recent decision to remove all sexual content from the App Store.  It's an alarming move on Apple's part, if only because it shows that the company is willing to throw developers …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The AP Is Using Twitter To Send People To Facebook.  Wait.  What?  —  Oh the Associated Press, our most favorite banned news source.  It seems almost monthly they do something that defies logic and/or looks to be a suicidal act.  And today brings another oddity.
Discussion: The Steve Rubel Lifestream and Chris Saad, Thanks:atul
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
An Adobe Flash developer on why the iPad can't use Flash  —  Daniel Eran Dilger  —  Morgan Adams, an interactive content developer who knows a lot about building Flash, wrote in with an interesting perspective on Flash and the iPad.  The remainder of this piece is his comments on the subject.
Discussion: Gizmodo, ParisLemon and AppleInsider
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Rumor: The iPad To Go On Presale Next Week  —  It's time to warm up your credit cards folks.  Despite the fact that you won't have it in your hands before March 29th (or 60 days after the announcement, according to Steve Jobs), you should be able to put in your iPad order as soon as next week.
Ian Fette / Gears API Blog:
Hello HTML5  —  If you've wondered why there haven't been many Gears releases or posts on the Gears blog lately, it's because we've shifted our effort towards bringing all of the Gears capabilities into web standards like HTML5.  We're not there yet, but we are getting closer.
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Andrew Kameka / Gadgetell:   Google ditches Google Gears in favor of HTML5 development
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Buzz No Facebook, Twitter Killer, Google Exec Says  —  Google Buzz is not intended as a challenge to Facebook or Twitter, but as a unique complement to those Web services, the Google executive overseeing Buzz told eWEEK.  While he lamented the Buzz privacy woes, Bradley Horowitz …
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Louis Gray:
Google Buzz Reduces Power Users' Bumpage
Discussion: Regular Geek, Stay N' Alive and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac:
New iPad Tidbits  —  We have compiled a bunch of new iPad tidbits with screenshots for your viewing pleasure below:  —  Lots of settings pop up if you know where to look:  —  YouTube Videos can play in HTML5 (this looks really good btw, not sure if a dedicated Youtube App is necessary):
Discussion: iPadInsider, TiPb and EverythingiCafe
Jeremy Dean / PsyBlog:
Can You Trust a Facebook Profile?  —  Do people display their actual or idealised personalities on social networking sites?  —  There are now over 700 million people around the world with profiles on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.  In the US 75% of those between 18 …
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com and Techdirt
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Expands Video Rental Program  —  Last month, YouTube rolled out a new rental service that allowed users to rent independent films from the Sundance film festival.  But now, despite weak demand for those films, YouTube has quietly expanded the video rental program with a number of niche content providers.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:beet_tv
 
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Carmen Gentile / New York Times:
Cries for Help via Text Messages Are Used to Direct Aid to Haiti
James T. Areddy / Wall Street Journal:
People's Republic of Hacking
Discussion: Thomas Crampton, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Twitter phishing attack in progress — don't click on “lol, is this you??”
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:paulboutin
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Speaking Of Creepy Location Features: Google's Opt-Out Latitude Alerts
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype-Verizon Deal: More Details
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Android Phone Fans
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Philly.com:
Subpoena issued in L. Merion webcam case
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Edmund Klamann / Reuters:
China school denies link to Google attack: report
Discussion: CNET News and Associated Press
Evgeny Morozov / Wall Street Journal:
The Myth of the Techno-Utopia  —  It's fashionable to hold …
Network World:
Beware the rogue Wi-Fi access point in Windows 7