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7:10 PM ET, September 21, 2010

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Bob Lord / Twitter Blog:
All about the “onMouseOver” incident  —  The short story: This morning at 2:54 am PDT Twitter was notified of a security exploit that surfaced about a half hour before that, and we immediately went to work on fixing it.  By 7:00 am PDT, the primary issue was solved.
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
The Twitter hack: how it started and how it worked  —  A Japanese developer was the first to notice the weakness in Twitter's site and says he reported it as far back as mid-August.  He put up a demonstration - and then the exploits flourished  —  The original discovery of the weakness …
Google Mobile Blog:
Updated Gmail app in Android Market  —  We just released a new version of the Gmail app in Android Market, so Gmail updates aren't tied to Android version releases anymore.  Now you can get new Gmail stuff faster without having to wait for system updates.  To start you off …
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Benjamin Rubenstein / Neowin.net:   The end of Android fragmentation? Gmail now available in Market
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Pie chart: Apple's outrageous share of the mobile industry's profits  —  Cupertino is raking in the cash as its competitors struggle to post any profit at all.  Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of Apple (AAPL) Tuesday with a “buy” rating and a price target of $356 per share.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VideoEgg Will Acquire Six Apart And Rename Itself SAY Media  —  Advertising network VideoEgg will acquire blogging and advertising network Six Apart, and the combined entity will be renamed Say Media.  The companies will officially announce the transaction tomorrow.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
CE-Oh no he didn't!:  Anssi Vanjoki says using Android is like peeing in your pants for warmth  —  You've been asking and imploring, so Anssi Vanjoki — straight shooter, that he is — now has an answer.  Why doesn't Nokia switch to Android?  Because Google's software represents …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
So A Blogger Walks Into A Bar...  Yesterday I was tipped off about a “secret meeting” between a group of “Super Angels” being held at Bin 38, a restaurant and bar in San Francisco.  “Do not come, you will not be welcome,” I was told.  —  So I did what any self respecting blogger would do …
Thanks:louisgray
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple And Facebook Talked For More Than A Year — Then Apple Launched Ping Without Facebook's Help  —  Three weeks after Apple launched Ping, its new social networking service, Apple still hasn't been able to work out a deal with Facebook to integrate its vast social network into Ping.
Discussion: MacRumors, TiPb, MacStories, MacNN and iClarified
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Google report shows where its content is blocked  —  Google's Transparency Report shows which countries are asking the company to remove certain content.  —  In the wake of Google's censorship battles with China and other nations, the search giant has launched a new tool to reveal …
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
The Facebook Movie Is An Act Of Cold-Blooded Revenge - New, Unpublished IMs Tell The Real Story  —  On October 1, Columbia Pictures will release The Social Network, a film that portrays Facebook's CEO and cofounder, Mark Zuckerberg, as an arrogant nerd-punk who betrays friends and classmates …
Aaron Greenspan / The Huffington Post:
The Legend of Mark Zuckerberg  —  Bill Gates got me into Harvard.  I had never met the man even once in my life, and I had certainly never been the beneficiary of his unparalleled personal fortune in any direct sense.  I had, of course, used his company's software, and throughout high school …
Jon Fortt / Tech Check:
iPad Tops in Consumer Satisfaction: Report  —  Big news for Apple and Apple investors: The iPad is the highest-scoring product that a leading consumer satisfaction index has ever tracked.  —  The implication here is that the iPad's popularity may well have real staying power heading into the all-important holiday quarter.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Deciphers The Balance Of Power Across The U.S.  —  Google has consistently offered consumers useful ways to interact with election and politics online including “In Quotes,” maps of where to vote, and town hall meetings on YouTube.  Today, the search giant is helping you see where the balance …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo's Bartz Makes Her Pitch To Wall Street  —  It has been a rough couple of weeks for Yahoo; (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz has come under sharp criticism for her handling of the company's relationship with China's Alibaba Group, and just today an analyst pointed out that the stock market …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Facebook to announce how it will draw more attention to social games  —  Months after it hurt social game publishers by taking away some of its best viral methods for spreading apps, Facebook is planning to make amends.  —  The company is planning to announce today it will make changes …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Marco Arment Leaves Tumblr To Devote Himself To Instapaper  —  Tumblr CTO and notable blogger Marco Arment announced today that he would be leaving his position at Tumblr to focus on more independent projects.  What many in the tech world are curious about is what this means for Instapaper …
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 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
France Starts Reporting ‘Millions’ of File-Sharers  —  This week the controversial French three-strikes anti-piracy law Hadopi went live.  Copyright holders are currently in the process of sending out tens of thousands of IP-addresses of alleged infringers to Internet service providers …
Bappa Majumdar / Reuters:
India in talks on BlackBerry e-mail access-source  —  (Reuters) - India is in talks with Research In Motion Ltd (RIM.TO) to gain access to BlackBerry corporate e-mails after securing access to instant messages sent via the devices, a senior government source said on Tuesday.
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 …
Michael Zwibelman / The Official Google Blog:
Taking rogue pharmacies to court  —  We work very hard to make sure that ads shown on Google provide useful information for our users.  But sometimes we need to take action against ads that violate our policies, as when we block malware ads, or when we filed suit last year against “Google Money” scammers.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple sues ‘HyperMac’ accessory maker over MagSafe, iPod cables  —  Apple has filed a lawsuit against Sanho Corporation, maker of the HyperMac line of accessories, alleging violation of patents it owns related to the MagSafe charger and cables that use the iPod 30-pin connection.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Visa's “Wave to Pay” Offers Transit Purchases via iPhone Swipe  —  Paying for your subway ride may soon require just a wave of your iPhone rather than a swipe of a metro card.  —  Visa announced today initiatives in New York and California to create more convenient payment experiences for riders of mass transit.
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Facebook fraud a ‘major issue’
Discussion: All Facebook, p2pnet and Inquirer
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google M&A boss presides over record year
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Auto-complete and Reply to All come to Twitter
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Barbara De Lollis / USA Today:
More hotels offer 2-tiered Wi-Fi: Slow costs less than fast
Discussion: Technologizer
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Credit Suisse: Verizon iPhone will get 1.4M users from AT&T in 2011
Hamid Tehrani / Global Voices Advocacy:
Iran: Jailed blogger, Hossein Derakhshan ("Hoder") may face death penalty
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Has Quietly Implemented A De-Facto Follow Feature
Discussion: All Facebook and Gizmodo, Thanks:srikardhanakoti
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
TerreStar Genus hybrid satellite phone hits AT&T at long last for $799
Matt Van Wagner / Search Engine Land:
How Google Saved $100 Million By Launching Google Instant
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Softpedia News