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2:50 PM ET, July 22, 2010

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Jeremiah Grossman:
I know who your name, where you work, and live (Safari v4 & v5)  —  Right at the moment a Safari user visits a website, even if they've never been there before or entered any personal information, a malicious website can uncover their first name, last name, work place, city, state, and email address.
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Whoa!  Disable your Safari AutoFill Immediately  —  If you use Safari, disable your autofill imediately.  Apple enables this by default.  We'll wait.  —  (Uncheck all)  —  Websites can now steal your Safari browser autofill information including Name, Address, Email …
Discussion: Gizmodo, MacStories and Pocket-lint
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Apple the new world leader in software insecurity  —  Apple has displaced Oracle as the company with the most security vulnerabilities in its software, according to security company Secunia.  Over the first half of 2010, Apple had more reported flaws than any other vendor.  Microsoft retains its third-place spot.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Gizmodo
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft to employees: ‘everybody gets a Windows Phone 7!’  —  Microsoft guru extraordinaire Mary Jo Foley has retweeted a company employee boasting of a commitment to hand out Windows Phone 7 devices to each and every one of Redmond's 90,000-plus employees around the world.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Less Than 1 Year Until The Internet Runs Out of Addresses  —  The Internet will run out of Internet addresses in about 1 year's time, we were told today by John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).  The same thing was also stated recently by Vint Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
7 Takeaways From Lasts Night's Talk With Mark Zuckerberg  —  Last night Mark Zuckerberg faced a dual interview from David Kirkpatrick, author of “The Facebook Effect”, and NPR's Guy Raz, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.  We attended the event to see what …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Flipboard: A startup's first bad day or success?  —  I'm seeing lots of tweets saying I caused Flipboard to have a bad first day.  Why?  Because its servers were overwhelmed and it wasn't letting new users sign up properly and even existing users, like me, were having trouble getting to the service and getting utility out of it.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, Thanks:atul
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Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Demand Overwhelms Flipboard, App Creators Ask for Patience
Discussion: Scripting News and Pocket-lint
AppleInsider:
Apple appoints new Senior VP of Operations to address product quality  —  Apple has appointed a new Senior Vice President of Operations dedicated to ensuring that Apple products meet “the highest standards of quality, “AppleInsider has learned.  —  

Jeff Williams …
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Galaxy Phones From Samsung Are Worthy iPhone Rivals  —  The war of the super-smartphones continues to heat up, and, at the moment, most of the combat seems to be between Apple's iPhone and the multiplying array of competitors running Google's Android operating system.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
AOL Mobile Goes HTML5, Picks Android Over iPhone for New App  —  Longtime Internet pioneer, AOL today matured its mobile platform with a two new applications for Android handsets and an HTML5 version of the AOL Mobile website for smartphones.  The new site — still found at http://m.aol.com …
Electronista:
B&N outs Nook for Android, NY Times iPad subscriptions  —  Barnes and Noble pushed hard in the mobile arena on Thursday, starting with the launch of Nook for Android.  Apart from a name change to drive home the importance of the Nook badge, the app provides all of the widely available features …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
FacePlant: An App To Tell You When You Can Actually Use FaceTime  —  If you have an iPhone 4, you've probably had this problem: you really want to use FaceTime, but there are simply not a lot of opportunities to use it.  Sure, one problem is that both parties need an iPhone 4 currently.
Discussion: TUAW, Bits, Gizmodo and MacStories
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
AT&T activates 3.2 million iPhones in Q2, 10x iPhone 4s as 3GS  —  Apple's US carrier partner, AT&T, sure has one big smile on its face — it has recorded the highest number of iPhone activations ever and is stealing swathes of cellphone market share from its competitors.
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
The massive hole in Facebook's latest legal challenge  —  Mark Zuckerberg says he owes nothing to Paul Ceglia, the man who recently emerged from the woodwork with the extraordinary claim that he owns 84% of Facebook.  —  Ceglia hired Zuckerberg — then an 18-year-old college freshman …
Discussion: Pulse2
Ben Lorica / O'Reilly Radar:
Where Facebook's half a billion users reside  —  Facebook announced this morning that they now reach 500 million active users (just five and half years after launching).  But where do these half a billion users reside?  Refreshing my post from February, the share of users from Asia continues …
Marcia / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court: Violating Terms of Service Is Not a Crime, But Bypassing Technical Barriers Might Be  —  Good news: another federal judge has ruled that violating a website terms of service is not a crime.  But there's bad news, too — the court also found that bypassing technical or code-based barriers intended …
Discussion: Inquirer, Ars Technica and MediaPost
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Doesn't Violate Competition Laws, Court Rules In Power.com Lawsuit
Discussion: WebProNews, Thanks:roicarthy
Michele Flannery / YouTube Blog:
Ready...set...discover more music on YouTube  —  If you want easier ways to discover music on YouTube, just start here.  Our revamped music page - part of a redesign that started with our shows and movies pages - showcases the most viewed music videos, special promotions, curated playlists …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Opening Its Own Custom Data Center In Utah Later This Year  —  As you may have noticed, Twitter has had some reliability issues over the past few months.  Part of this was related to the World Cup, part of it is because they just continue to grow at a fast pace — 300,000 new accounts are created a day now.
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Jean-Paul Cozzatti / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
Twitter & Performance: An update
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
Social vs Market Norms at Reddit  —  Behavioral economics challenge the news aggregator's plan to make money.  —  How would you feel if a friend you loaned money to came back and suggested you supply them a regular line of credit?  That's a how some users of social news aggregator Reddit feel …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FCC Finally Admits US Broadband Competitiveness Sucks; Broadband Co's Then Order Their Favorite Politicians To Trash FCC  —  Every year, the FCC is required to come out with a report on broadband competitiveness.  Every year, it's a joke.  Way back in 2006, the GAO looked at the 2005 report …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Droid X users gobbling up 5x the data of other Verizon smartphones  —  Been wondering why Verizon would seek to curb its unlimited data plans with bogus restrictions?  Wonder no more.  Jennifer Byrne, a business development executive director at Big Red, has shared with us the shocking stat …
 
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
I confess: I bought an iPad (and so far I love it)
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
The Softer Side of Dell
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
G4 Channel to Become 4G in a Week of Sprint Promotion
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia's Q2: 111+ Million Devices Shipped, Sales Tops €10 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
You Are On Pandora: Service Hits 60 Million Listeners, Adding Users Faster Than Ever
Discussion: WebProNews, GigaOM and Pulse2
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
Baidu Forecast Beats Estimates as China Dispute Hurts Google; Shares Rise
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
The 70,000 Blogetery users could get blogs back
Discussion: Tech Eye
Dan Zambonini:
A Case Study of “Designed By Developers”: Stack Overflow
Demian Bulwa / San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco's unluckiest thief
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Might The T-Mobile iPhone Preempt The Verizon iPhone?