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5:45 PM ET, October 18, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
Facebook in Privacy Breach  —  Top-Ranked Applications Transmit Personal IDs, a Journal Investigation Finds  —  Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the F8 developer conference this spring.  —  Many of the most popular applications, or “apps,” on the social-networking site Facebook Inc …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fear And Loathing At The Wall Street Journal  —  Ahhhhhhhhhahhhaha!  —  The inmates are now running the asylum.  —  All anyone is talking about today is the series of articles that the Wall Street Journal has written about a “Privacy Breach” at Facebook.
Discussion: Post Tech
Facebook Developer Blog:
Using Facebook UIDs  —  We take user privacy seriously.  We are dedicated to protecting private user data while letting users enjoy rich experiences with their friends.  This more social Web will only occur if users trust that they are in control of their information.
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Did the Wall Street Journal Overreact to Facebook Privacy ‘Breach’?
Discussion: Inside Facebook and Legally Social
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:   Has Facebook lost control of the Platform?
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
TRUSTe Responds To Facebook Privacy Leaks - Not Our Responsibility
Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Record Mac, iPhone and iPad Sales Highest Revenue and Earnings Ever  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended September 25, 2010.  The Company posted record revenue of $20.34 billion and net quarterly profit …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple FY Q4 Beats: Revs $20.34B; EPS $4.64; 3.89M Macs; 14.1M iPhones; 9.05M iPods; 4.19M iPads; Shrs Fall After Trading Halt (Updated)  —  Apple (AAPL) did it again - the company crushed Street expectations for revenue and profits.  But the stock is selling off anyway …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Live: Apple Crushes Earnings But iPad Misses Big  —  Apple crushed revenue and earnings estimates, as expected, and the company's guidance looks strong for its holiday quarter.  But the iPad business posted a huge miss: 4.19 million shipments versus the Street's consensus at 4.7 million and many estimates above 5 million.
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
New MacBook Air Has a Bigger Battery, Sharper Case [Independent Confirmation]  —  Apple's new MacBook Air will be thinner, lighter and boxier than the current model.  Mockup exclusively for CultofMac.com by Dan Draper.  —  On Wednesday, Steve Jobs will likely introduce a redesigned 13.3-inch MacBook Air …
Rajat Mukherjee / Google Enterprise Blog:
The new Google Search Appliance - a bridge to the cloud  —  In the last year, businesses have started using cloud-based applications from Google and other technology providers at an accelerated rate.  While many organizations still have information that resides in on-premise systems …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Ray Ozzie leaving post as Microsoft's chief software architect  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today announced that Ray Ozzie, who was up until now the company's chief software architect, will be leaving the post. … In the meantime, here's the full text from Ballmer's e-mail to all Microsoft employees:
Mack Lu / Google Public Policy Blog:
More transparency and control over location  —  (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog)  —  We've always focused on offering people the most relevant results.  Location is one important factor we've used for many years to customize the information that you find.
CARL Book Beacon:
Twitter can do WHAT with your photos?  —  If you're a big user of the microblogging service Twitter like we are here, you know that Twitter has been making some changes.  There is more streamlining, information's available all in one view, it's easier to send updates or replies …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Determined to Crack the Social Code  —  Google has been stunningly adept at devising computer algorithms to help people search the Internet.  But when it comes to building features for social networking, the company has been much less effective.  —  And changing that is one of the company's biggest business challenges these days.
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
[Exclusive] First Android Gingerbread Details  —  We've heard countless reports that it's out there.  We know it's still in development and we know some Googlers have it loaded onto their Nexus Ones.  I'm talking about the Android Gingerbread update, of course, and we can finally bring …
Boy Genius Report:
Next Apple iPhone (Verizon model) hits “AP” field test stage, iPhone 5 hits “EVT” stage?  —  One of our solid Apple sources has just let us know some pretty interesting (and exciting) information surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone devices.  For starters, we have been told that iPhone model 3,2 …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Europe's Trademark Office Confirms iPad's New Landscape Design  —  This week the European Trademarks and Designs Registration Office confirmed that one of Apple's new iPad designs is displaying an extra left side 30 pin connector to allow it to dock in landscape mode under application 001222905-0001.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Microsoft's Billion Dollar Media Bailout Plan  —  The advertising recovery is already in the works, but this could help move it along quite nicely: Close to a billion dollars in marketing money, courtesy of Microsoft.  —  That's what Steve Ballmer and company will spend to push …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Exclusive Video: New Stoli Ads Feature Twitter Co-Founder in Hot Biz-on-Biz Action  —  Biz Stone is the star of the latest Stolichnaya vodka campaign.  Here's a first-look.  —  Would you have a drink with you?  That's the tagline for Stolichnaya Vodka, which, in a new series of ads …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
IPv4 Space Shrinks To 5% - Final Addresses To Be Issued In Early 2011  —  The Number Resource Organization, the coordinating mechanism for the five Regional Internet Registries or RIRs, this morning announced that less than 5% of the world's IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) addresses remain unallocated.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
IBM Beats Expectations, Gets Crushed In After Hours Trading  —  for the third quarter beating expectations on revenue and EPS.  But, the stock's getting crushed in after hours trading, down 3%.  We're looking at the release to find out what's up.  In the interim, here's the key comparisons …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, IBM and CNBC
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Mark Cuban Invests in Device-Tracking Firm  —  Billionaire investor Mark Cuban is among investors who have poured $5 million into startup BlueCava, which aims to develop unique IDs for computers, mobile phones and other devices.  —  BlueCava hopes that its device identification system …
Discussion: VentureBeat and SiliconANGLE
 
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