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12:25 PM ET, September 6, 2010

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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Some See a Ploy as Craigslist Blocks Sex Ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Craigslist, by shutting off its “adult services” section and slapping a “censored” label in its place, is engaging in what some analysts describe as a high-stakes stunt to influence public opinion.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Regulating sex and speech  —  Let me start with a disclosure: I hope to think that Craig Newmark is a friend.  He can be as hard for me to read as James Joyce or C++.  But I know him as a decent and genuine man who believes that he is bringing a service to millions of people …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Your Post-Craigslist Guide to Buying Sex Online
Discussion: New York Times
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
What Big Brands Are Spending on Google  —  From BP's Boost in June to AT&T's Massive IPhone Outlay, Internal Doc Reveals What Marketers Drop on Search  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Before BP could stem the oil gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, it unleashed $100 million in ad spending …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Is Android Only Surging Because Apple Is Letting It?  —  This weekend, I've been catching up on some reading.  One post that was of particular interest to me was David Beach's article from last week about developing for Android.  Beach, who is a product manager at eBay Mobile and a co-founder of 12seconds …
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iPod touch made up 37.7 percent of all iOS devices sold so far  —  On September 1st, Apple announced that 120 million iOS devices were sold to date.  —  We know that there were 59.6 million iPhones sold through June (from SEC filings)  —  We also know that 3.2 million iPads were sold.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
HTC's dual-mode CDMA / GSM Android slider hits the FCC, decked out in shades of Verizon  —  Remember that big, honking red-and-black HTC slider that dwarfed an EVO 4G?  It's back sporting Verizon colors just as we were told, and with a few more confirmed specifications thanks to the ever-reliable FCC.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia N8 launches September 30, says senior manager  —  Tapani Kaskinen is Nokia's Senior Comms Manager, so it's fitting that he'd be the first person from the company to communicate a solid release date for its long-awaited N8 handset.  The gent in question told Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The Curse of 3D TV  —  (At Panasonic's IFA booth: People using 3D glasses and monitors to watch the live women in front of their faces.)  —  If you determine the big story here at the IFA tech show here in Berlin based on raw square footage in the booths, there's no question what it is: 3D TV is everywhere.
Newsweek:
Efforts Afoot to Oust Assange as WikiLeaks Leader  —  As frontman for wikileaks.org, Julian Assange, the floppy-haired Australian computer hacker, has become an internationally celebrated advocate for would-be whistle-blowers.  But now that Swedish prosecutors have reopened a rape investigation …
Serena Saitto / San Francisco Chronicle:
U.S. tech firms shop abroad to avoid taxes  —  Serena Saitto, Bloomberg Businessweek  —  U.S. technology companies are in a bind.  Much of their cash is parked abroad and they risk higher taxes if they bring profits from overseas back home.  —  They have joined other U.S. businesses …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Real Social Network: Your Mobile Contacts  —  The term “social network” is of course synonymous with online networks like Facebook.  But think about what you're actual social life is like for a second.  Are you really closest to the people whose items you “like” the most on Facebook?
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Randall Stross / New York Times:
A Strong Password Isn't the Strongest Security  —  MAKE your password strong, with a unique jumble of letters, numbers and punctuation marks.  But memorize it — never write it down.  And, oh yes, change it every few months.  —  These instructions are supposed to protect us.  But they don't.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Pitos Blog
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
UN reveals global disparity in broadband access  —  Africa is now encircled with high-speed internet cables  —  The global disparity in fixed broadband access and cost has been revealed by UN figures.  —  The Central African Republic is the most expensive place to get a fixed broadband connection …
 
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