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12:10 PM ET, September 19, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Secretly Building A Phone  —  Facebook is building a mobile phone, says a source who has knowledge of the project.  Or rather, they're building the software for the phone and working with a third party to actually build the hardware.  Which is exactly what Apple and everyone else does, too.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU can already do  —  Digg Hold onto your hyperthreaded horses, because this is liable to whip up an angry mob — Intel's asking customers to pay extra if they want the full power of their store-bought silicon.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Voice On The iPhone Comes Full Circle As Apple Accepts GV Mobile+  —  This is a post I've looked forward to writing for a long time — and I'm surprised that I'm even getting the chance.  In July 2009, we broke the news that Apple had banned Google Voice from the iPhone.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
As Apple relaxes App Store rules, C64 emulator for iOS gets BASIC again  —  If you weren't already convinced that Apple is seriously easing back on some of its more annoying App Store restrictions with the appearance of titles like GV Voice (a Google Voice client), this news might help.
Boy Genius Report:
GV Mobile + hits the App Store, finally  —  We have been waiting for this day for a long time.  Not just because we love GV Mobile + so much, but because it shows that Apple has finally relaxed some of their App Store policies and will likely start being a bit more competitive with other platforms (hopefully).
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Netflix Is Beating Blockbuster With Clicks, Not Bricks  —  NOT so long ago, in 2005, Blockbuster seemed invincible.  However you preferred to rent movies — in stores or online — the company was ready to accommodate you.  —  At the time, Netflix could offer only one way of obtaining a movie …
Rick Klau / tins:
Google Reader in Flipboard  —  As a new owner of an iPad, I was eager to dive in and get to know the device.  A number of co-workers had raved about Flipboard, the “personalized, social magazine” app designed for the iPad.  Sure enough, it's a really fantastic re-imagining of how we can consume content.
Discussion: Technologizer, Thanks:atul
Curt Monash / DBMS 2:
Details of the JPMorgan Chase Oracle database outage  —  After posting my speculation about the JPMorgan Chase database outage, I was contacted by - well, by somebody who wants to be referred to as “a credible source close to the situation.”  We chatted for a long time …
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Important: ASP.NET Security Vulnerability  —  A few hours ago we released a Microsoft Security Advisory about a security vulnerability in ASP.NET.  This vulnerability exists in all versions of ASP.NET.  —  This vulnerability was publically disclosed late Friday at a security conference.
Anil Dash:
Twitter, Transclusion and Trust  —  The new Twitter is here!  The new Twitter is here!  Besides sowing discontent in our household by giving me access to the new user interface before my wife's account has been upgraded, the big new feature of the update to venerable old Twitter.com …
Thanks:atul
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Negotiate With Publishers Over Digital Newsstand  —  Apple Inc. is developing a digital newsstand for publishers that would let them sell magazines and newspapers to consumers for use on Apple devices, said two people familiar with the matter.  —  The newsstand …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Developers On Google Apps Marketplace: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly  —  Six months ago, Google launched its very own app store for enterprise apps, the Google Apps Marketplace, at the search giant's Campfire One event.  The idea behind the marketplace was fairly simple—using a set of APIs …
Evgeny Morozov / Net Effect:
Were Haystack's Iranian testers at risk?  —  First I was thinking of offering my readers an apology for overloading this blog with Haystack-related observations.  Then I changed my mind and decided that I should make no such apologies whatsoever: Haystack is the Internet's equivalent of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
The First Rule Of Defeating Web Censorship Is You Do Not Talk …
 
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James Cowie / Renesys Blog:
Iran: Exporting the Internet (part 2)
Discussion: Communications …
Alex St. John / TechCrunch:
Social Gaming Market Reaches Its Final Stage...and It's Not Looking Pretty
Paul Roberts / threatpost:
Security a Concern as HTML5 Gains Traction
 Earlier Items: 
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Hewlett-Packard's Imminent CEO Choice Needs to (and Will) Be Internal
Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Adds Instant To Chrome Labs In Chromium (Windows Only, For Now)
Discussion: WebProNews and Softpedia News
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
4chan DDoS Takes Down MPAA and Anti-Piracy Websites
Doug Aamoth / Techland:
AirScouter Projects a 16-inch Display Directly onto Your Retina
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Cuil Goes Down, And We Hear It's Down For Good