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12:25 AM ET, December 13, 2010

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Gawker:
Commenting Accounts Compromised — Change Your Passwords  —  Our user databases appear to have been compromised.  The passwords were encrypted.  But simple ones may be vulnerable to a brute-force attack.  You should change your Gawker password and on any other sites on which you've used the same passwords.
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Exclusive: ‘Gnosis’ Explains The Method And Reasoning Behind Gawker Media Hack  —  Over the last 24 hours Gawker Media's network of sites have been under attack from a group who have identified themselves “Gnosis,” a seemingly mysterious collective of hackers who has been falsely considered part …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Gawker hackers release file with FTP, author & reader usernames/passwords  —  Gawker Media is under siege at the moment, fighting off attacks from a group of attackers that have been able to compromise the entire database of Gawker Media's web properties.  —  Sensitive information has been exposed …
Discussion: SAI
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
On The Road With Cr-48: The Chrome Notebook Is Both Shiny And Tarnished  —  Every piece of technology has both good and bad attributes.  Nothing is perfect.  Not even the iPhone.  (Well, at least not until that AT&T exclusivity ends.)  But until three days ago, I had never used a product …
Discussion: IntoMobile, PC Magazine and eWeek
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Who really needs a Chrome OS laptop?  —  Yesterday in comments, Betanews reader DaveN asked why anyone would make the sacrifices he believes necessary to run a Chrome OS laptop.  “If you're going to carry around a device in the laptop format, why would anyone want something so limited?”
Marco.org:
Chrome OS and IT platform longevity  —  Google's targeting of Chrome OS is interesting.  Rather than trying to attract consumers, who have demonstrated that they're not interested in “Net PC"-like browser-only hardware, Google is positioning Chrome OS hardware as inexpensive …
Tim Arango / New York Times:
Time Warner Views Netflix as a Fading Star  —  For the past year, executives at big media companies have watched Netflix with growing resentment — for its success in delivering movies and television shows via the Internet, for its stock price nearly quadrupling, for its chief executive …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Motorola's 10-inch Honeycomb tablet meets Mr. Blurrycam, shows off Verizon logo  —  By now you're probably familiar with this slate, seeing as how Google's Andy Rubin recently unveiled it on stage, but we're willing to bet you've never seen the top edge — you know, the part now bearing …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
A Snapshot of Apple's Latest iPhone Camera Patents  —  The iPhone's updated 5 megapixel camera includes a feature called High Dynamic Range or HDR.  According to Apple, the iPhone's HDR feature when activated, takes a series of three photos, each with different exposure levels.
Discussion: Fortune and Internet2Go
Dmitry / ZURBlog:
Podcast of Julie Zhuo's talk on How Facebook Uses Data  —  “Wow!” is the word that comes to mind when all of us here at ZURB think back on the hopping ZURBsoapbox event last Friday.  We had by far the largest attendance yet.  So many people showed up that we had to move the talk into support side …
Rady Ananda / Voices:
WikiRebels: Swedish docufilm on WikiLeaks chronicles a new form of global resistance  —  “What we have here is a new breed of rebels, IT guerrillas without a national base.”  —  Finally, in response to globalized eco-destruction, globalized wars, and globalized banking that robs national …
Discussion: Examiner, The Next Web and CNN
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Chrome Web Store, HTML5 and the iPad: symbiosis at its best  —  It's all coming together, folks.  It doesn't take much of a gander at the Chrome Web Store to notice a trend: some of the flashiest, most mature “apps” are actually just in-browser versions of iPad apps.  And you know what else?
 
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Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
E-Books Entice as New Frontier for Ads
Discussion: TeleRead
comScore, Inc.:
U.S. Online Holiday Spending Approaches $22 Billion for the Season …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Mashable!, I4U News and eMoney
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft and Facebook: What could have been (but will not be)
Discussion: The Search Agents
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
MPAA, RIAA: Lawsuits won't protect content
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Twitter to base its new European headquarters in London
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad now available at BestBuy.com
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Don't You Wish Your Airport Had an App Like This? (SFO)
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Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Group finds 5 main flaws with proposed Net Neutrality rules
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
FCC: 68% Of U.S. Connections Slower than 3 Mbps Down, 768kbps Up …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
Verizon: KIN Studio is closing January 31. Sorry. Here's a new phone?