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10:20 AM ET, September 21, 2010

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XSS attack identified and patched  —  We've identified and are patching a XSS attack; as always, please message @safety if you have info regarding such an exploit.  We expect the patch to be fully rolled out shortly and will update again when it is.  Update (6:50 PDT, 13:50 UTC): The exploit is fully patched.
Discussion: Krebs on Security
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Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Twitter ‘onmouseover’ security flaw widely exploited
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
When Larry Ellison Met Marc Andreessen-A Silicon Valley Settlement Story (Plus Mark Hurd Returns Some Dough!)  —  According to multiple sources, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (pictured right) approached Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) board member Marc Andreessen (pictured left) to help broker a settlement between the companies.
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foursquare:
Introducing foursquare 2.0: Tips + To-Dos + Add to foursquare + More!  —  When we started foursquare, we dreamed it would be much more than check-ins.  We really wanted to build tools that would help people collect and share their real-world experiences.  Today we're rolling out the 2. version …
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Maija / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia N8 shipping update  —  ESPOO, Finland - There have been a few stories this morning about the N8 availability which we feel need clarification.  As we have previously said, we still expect to start the shipments by the end of the third quarter.  As with every global launch …
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Agence France Presse:
Nokia rejects rumours of new mobile phone delay
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Google Reports on Government Requests and Censorship  —  Google has lately found itself on the receiving end of criticism from privacy and transparency advocates.  But with two new tools, Google is trying to convince them that the company is on their side.  —  On Tuesday, Google will introduce …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Apple Working on a 7-Inch Screen iPad?  —  Apple, perhaps worried about competition from the Android camp, may be looking to develop a new version of iPad, this one with a 7-inch screen.  It would bring such a device to market some time in 2011, according to a research note put …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding Ashok Kumar's Track Record on Apple
Discussion: Technologizer
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Has Quietly Implemented A De-Facto Follow Feature  —  A few days ago, Facebook made what seemed to be a small tweak to its Friend Requests area.  As first noted by Inside Facebook, the social network changed the way friend rejections work.  Previously, you could either Confirm or Ignore (deny) a request.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:srikardhanakoti
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Google Bringing Document Editing to Android, iPad  —  Google unveiled a new mobile login verification system today, and perhaps more importantly, said that editing of Google Docs would be coming soon to Android and the iPad.  The ability to edit docs on the two mobile platforms will bring real-time collaboration to mobile users.
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Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Google Docs Coming to iPad in “the Next Few Weeks” to Slap iWork Around
Matt Van Wagner / Search Engine Land:
How Google Saved $100 Million By Launching Google Instant  —  It seems fitting that from the moment it was announced, Google Instant became an instant headline news story.  —  For the past few week, industry pundits have been talking, tweeting and writing about Google Instant and offering …
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Full specs of the Windows phone 7 HTC Mozart leaked  —  A kind tipster has sent us this video of the HTC Mozart in action (which we have seen before) and also the full specs of the device, which we have not.  —  He confirms the device runs a 1GHzQualcomm QSD 8250, with 512 MB ROM and 8GB storage …
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things  —  Because of the iPad, 2010 will likely be remembered as a landmark year in computing.  It will rank right up there with 1984 when the graphical user interface debuted to the masses in the first Macintosh, and 1995 when the launch …
Peter Birch / Google LatLong:
Ocean comes to Google Earth for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch  —  We recently announced the arrival of ocean bathymetry and ocean layer content to Google Earth for Android.  Today, with the latest release of Google Earth 3.1 for iOS, we're proud to announce that you can now explore underwater landscapes …
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Credit Suisse: Verizon iPhone will get 1.4M users from AT&T in 2011  —  An estimated 1.4 million AT&T subscribers will shift to Verizon with the advent of a Verizon iPhone in early 2011, according to a report released today by Credit Suisse.  Credit Suisse's report relies on a supposed February 15 launch …
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net:
Microsoft: over 2 million IE9 beta downloads  —  Last week Microsoft unveiled their Internet Explorer 9 beta to the world, showing off the tremendous power behind the totally revamped web browser.  Loaded with features and improvements, Internet Explorer 9 showed that Microsoft still knows …
Hamid Tehrani / Global Voices Advocacy:
Iran: Jailed blogger, Hossein Derakhshan ("Hoder") may face death penalty  —  A reliable source has told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (also known as “Hoder").  The presiding judge, named Salavati, has not yet ruled in the case.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
TerreStar Genus hybrid satellite phone hits AT&T at long last for $799  —  It's been just shy of a year since TerreStar's Windows Mobile-based Genus was announced for AT&T, offering a unique combination of GSM / HSPA backed up with satellite capability for those times when you find yourself …
Jon Brodkin / Computerworld:
Microsoft's HPC server harnesses power of idle Windows 7 desktops  —  Windows HPC Server now integrates with Excel workbooks and harnesses the power of idle Windows 7 desktops.  —  Microsoft made its latest Windows HPC Server software available Monday, saying new features that integrate …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Police interview Steve Jobs about prototype iPhone  —  For months, little news has surfaced about the police investigation into the sale last spring of a lost prototype iPhone 4.  That may soon change.  —  Stephen Wagstaffe, chief deputy district attorney for San Mateo County, Calif. …
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Why No Second Internet Bubble?  —  Internet adoption has only accelerated since 2001, so why hasn't the economy been goosed again?  —  In 2001, the global stock market peaked.  At left, the technology-heavy NASDAQ composite shows what happens when a mind-bogglingly huge amount …
Discussion: FM Blog
John Cook / TechFlash:
Fox, NBC, MLB and others look to squash Seattle startup ivi Inc.  —  Some of the biggest names in TV broadcasting are looking to put the brakes on a tiny Seattle startup called ivi Inc. The 18-person company, which launched a live Internet TV service one week ago today, has received cease …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! ‘owns several patents’ on Google Instant  —  ‘Streaming search’ all about cash, says ex-Google man  —  Exclusive Yahoo! owns several patents covering Google's new Instant search engine, according to Shashi Seth, Yahoo!'s senior vice president of search and a former search product leader at Google.
 
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Barbara De Lollis / USA Today:
More hotels offer 2-tiered Wi-Fi: Slow costs less than fast
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Secrets of Apple's customer success
Discussion: CNNMoney.com
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
The new Oracle: Bigger and badder than ever
Discussion: InformationWeek and The Register
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Microsoft Pushes Zune Expansion Outside the US
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
British Chip Designer Prepares for Wider Demand
Discussion: Bits and SlashGear
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric:
Apple Quietly Launches New Game Section on Its Website
Discussion: VentureBeat
Alastair Jamieson / Telegraph:
Girl, 14, fears 21,000 party guests after Facebook invite blunder
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
How to pitch your company at Techcrunch or get investors to write checks
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:dondodge
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Clear Airport Security Is Back, With All The Downsides
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Sports Illustrated says unfair iPad subscription terms led to cut features
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Live TV, DVR Could Be Coming To Apple TV
Ragavan / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox Home Now Available Worldwide