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3:50 PM ET, September 25, 2010

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The United States Department of Justice:
Justice Department Requires Six High Tech Companies to Stop Entering into Anticompetitive Employee Solicitation Agreements … WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with six high technology companies - Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Inc. …
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Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
DOJ strikes down no-poaching agreements between Apple, Intel, Google, Adobe, and others  —  The U.S. Justice Department has struck down agreements that prevented some of the largest tech companies in the world from poaching employees from each other in a settlement today that included heavy hitters like Google, Intel and Apple.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Richard Silverstein / Tikun Olam:
Iran Confirms Stuxnet Damage to Nuclear Facilities  —  The AP is reporting confirmation from Iranian sources that Stuxnet, which I've posted about here, has caused extensive damage with the country's computer and industrial system: … Until now, western security experts were the only ones reporting on and analyzing Stuxnet.
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Agence France Presse:
US does not know source, purpose of Stuxnet worm: official  —  ARLINGTON, Virginia (AFP) - The United States is analyzing the “Stuxnet” computer worm but does not know who is behind it or its purpose, a top US cybersecurity official said Friday.  —  “One of our hardest jobs is attribution and intent …
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Facebook Movie Gets Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews, But Will People Go See It?  —  Premiering at New York Film Festival yesterday and coming to theaters October 1st, the world's first Hollywood movie about the founding of a social network can now also claim the bragging rights …
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Andrew Hough / Telegraph:
Social Network writer backs Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg over ‘stolen ideas’ claims  —  Aaron Sorkin, the creative brains behind the new Facebook movie “The Social Network”, has offered his support to Mark Zuckerberg, after the tech boss was accused of stealing the idea for the social networking site.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
New Apple iPad Designs Surface with Landscape Docking & More  —  A new series of iPad designs have surfaced this past week in China that illustrate a number of very interesting possibilities that could be coming to future iPads.  The first is the ability to dock in landscape mode as well as portrait.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, The Next Web and Erictric, Thanks:atul
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Massive crowds greet iPhone 4 in China  —  More than 50,000 pre-orders and a queue more than 1,000 customers long  —  The scene Saturday morning outside Apple's new Joy City store.  Photo: AFP  —  What a difference a year makes.  —  Last November, when Apple (AAPL) …
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
European Union ends antitrust investigations of Apple  —  The European Union has ended two antitrust investigations into Apple's iPhone policies after Apple relaxed developer restrictions and introduced cross-border warranty repair service.  —  According to a statement released Saturday by the EU …
Spiegel Online:
Internal Strife at WikiLeaks — German Spokesman Says He Will Leave Website  —  A dispute has broken out within the leadership of WikiLeaks, the website known for publishing classified documents including the Afghanistan war logs.  In an interview with SPIEGEL, WikiLeaks' German spokesman …
Discussion: The Hindu, HeraldSun, The Local and The Age
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iTunes 10.0.1 Goes Live with Ping Sidebar by Federico Viticci  —  Tweet  —  Apple released a minor update to iTunes last night, which reaches version 10.0.1 and introduces a new feature for Ping users: the Ping sidebar.  The Ping sidebar allows you to always have the updates from the people …
Patrick Thibodeau / InfoWorld:
IBM warns of challenge to U.S. supercomputing leadership  —  China is building a massive new supercomputing center ‘to basically eat our lunch,’ IBM VP warns  —  WASHINGTON — To make a point about China's interest in supercomputing, David Turek, IBM's vice president of deep computing …
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Twitter Founder Also Involved In Mark Zuckerberg's $100M Donation To Newark  —  Image by Twitter / Twitter via CrunchBase  —  Facebook is not the only social network Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker is getting help from for the city's public schools.  Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has also donated …
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Chad Catacchio / thenextweb.com:
Video of Zuckerberg's chat with Oprah today
Discussion: TechFlash
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Need Pre-Facebook Movie Drama? Go Read “Googled” This Week
Brett Smith / Free Software Foundation:
Encourage the USPTO to stop issuing software patents; deadline September 27
John-Paul Ford Rojas / Press Association:
12 years in jail for man in ‘vile’ porn plot
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Vast Majority Of Software Patents In Lawsuits Lose
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Confirms New Apple TV Orders On Schedule for September Delivery
Discussion: I4U News, Macworld and AppleInsider
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Zynga Bets on HTML5 With Dextrose Acquisition
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 Earlier Items: 
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
ACS:Law Anti-Piracy Law Firm Torn Apart By Leaked Emails
Discussion: Slyck
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
US ISP Disconnects Alleged Pirates for 6 Months
Discussion: Techdirt
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Zynga finalizing biggest S.F. office lease in years
Ron Piovesan / A Musing:
Rooting for Roku  —  Picking up on previous posts on LiveDigitally …