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9:00 AM ET, January 8, 2011

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Verizon iPhone: everything you need to know  —  Ah, the Verizon iPhone.  In our bizarre careers as tech journalists, if there's one question we've heard more than “When is Verizon getting the iPhone?” we can't think of it.  Also, outside the original rumors for the iPhone and iPad …
Discussion: techeblog.com
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Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone  —  The iPhone is finally coming to Verizon Wireless.  —  The largest U.S. wireless carrier will make the long-awaited announcement at an event Tuesday in New York City, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.  —  The move will for the first time …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple CEO Likely to Appear at Verizon iPhone Event  —  Verizon Wireless's Tuesday iPhone announcement will be headlined by President and COO Lowell McAdam, but there will likely be a special guest as well.  Apple CEO Steve Jobs.  While the appearance isn't 100 percent assured …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Next Week's Event Is Hosted by Verizon, Not Apple  —  So why is next Tuesday's announcement of the Verizon iPhone a Verizon-hosted event in New York and not an Apple-hosted event in Cupertino?  Here's my theory.  Apple is fully aware that when they say “We're having an event next week” …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
DOJ subpoeans Twitter records of several WikiLeaks volunteers  —  Last night, Birgitta Jónsdóttir — a former WikiLeaks volunteer and current member of the Icelandic Parliament — announced (on Twitter) that she had been notified by Twitter that the DOJ had served …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Informs Users Of DOJ WikiLeaks Court Order, Didn't Have To  —  more info (via: Wylio)The US Department of Justice has served Twitter with a 2703(d) court order to reveal information about accounts related to people associated with WikiLeaks.  —  The order is a request …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
DOJ sends order to Twitter for Wikileaks-related account info  —  The U.S. Justice Department is seeking a court order directing Twitter to turn over information about the accounts of activists with ties to Wikileaks, including an Icelandic politician, a legendary Dutch hacker, and a U.S. computer programmer.
Peter Lattman / DealBook:
The Facebook-Microsoft Parallels  —  A computer prodigy drops out of Harvard and builds one of America's hottest companies.  He brings on a Harvard M.B.A. to help him think about things other than programming.  He wants to keep his very profitable company private.
Discussion: Memex 1.1 and GMSV
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Douglas Rushkoff / CNN:
Opinion: Facebook may have already peaked  —  Editor's note: Douglas Rushkoff is the author, most recently, of “Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back” , and “Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age”  —  (CNN) — All signs for Facebook appear to be pointing up.
Discussion: confused of calcutta
Ben Worthen / Digits:
Facebook Versus Google Circa 2004
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
VLC for iOS removed from the App Store  —  Nearly two months after a licensing issue between the creators of the open-source VLC platform and creators of the VLC iOS application, Apple has removed the application from their App Store.  The conflict even broke an Apple-created policy …
Kevin Rose:
Rumor: iPad 2 is coming soon!  —  This was posted to my foundat.io/n newsletter this morning: From: Kevin Rose (Foundation Newsletter) I have it on good authority that Apple will be announcing the iPad 2 in the next “3-4 weeks”, possibly Tuesday February 1st.  The iPad 2 will feature a retina display and front/back cameras.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Obama's Solution for Online ID?  Let Silicon Valley Take the Lead  —  To help solve the modern nightmare of trying to control your online identity and keep track your passwords, the government came to Silicon Valley Friday and said it was here to help.  —  But rather than propose …
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Alex Howard / Gov 2.0:
2011 Trends: National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace …
Discussion: CNET News
Howard A. Schmidt / White House.gov Blog:
A National Program Office for Enhancing Online Trust and Privacy
Discussion: Bloomberg, eWeek and Computerworld
Joel Burt / The Windows Blog:
Windows Home Server goes mobile... Phone!  —  [Today's post comes courtesy of Joel Burt who is demonstrating Vail + WP7 at the Microsoft Booth at CES]  —  This week at CES we unveiled a new WP7 add-in to be soon made available for Windows Home Server Code Name “Vail”.
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
How Lady Gaga Just Reinvented Eye Contact  —  Lady Gaga's weirdo Polaroid glasses are about to turn our faces into Facebook feeds and mood rings.  —  The glasses have two little screens in them.  The weird thing is that they face outward.  You can imagine the scene as Polaroid's suit brigade …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How to Steal Any Movie You Want on the Web: Wall Street Gets a How-To Guide  —  It's easier than ever to download any movie or TV show you want on the Web, for free.  Just ask Rich Greenfield.  Or better yet, let the Wall Street analyst show you, via a helpful four-minute video embedded at the bottom of this post.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Platforms, Reliability and Independence at D@CES  —  Twitter has crossed the threshold from Web novelty into something substantial.  Now Dick Costolo's job is to turn it into a business-one big enough to justify the sky-high valuation investors have given the messaging company.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and WL Central
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Why Your Next Car Will Have an IP Address  —  One trend that has become very clear at this year's CES is that the Internet is slowly making its way into our cars.  Of course, you can already browse the Net and play music from Pandora through your smartphone, but the next generation of cars …
Peter Cohen / The Loop:
Pixelmator goes exclusive to Mac App Store  —  If you want to download Pixelmator, the popular image editing software for the Mac, the Web site will push you to the Mac App Store.  The developers have taken the bold move of announcing that the Mac App Store is becoming their exclusive sales channel.
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
RIM CEO Details BlackBerry “Super Phone” Plans  —  LAS VEGAS—RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis further confirmed plans for QNX-powered BlackBerry “super phones” in an interview at CES where he said the BlackBerry maker is skating not to where the puck is today, it's heading for where the puck is going to be tomorrow.
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins To Invest In Groupon's Massive $950 Million Funding Round
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Hands-On Video: Surface V2 At CES
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Amazon cloud can help hack WiFi networks: expert
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Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Verizon CEO ponders shift to use-based mobile plan
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
You've Heard About Windows for ARM Chips; Now Meet ARM
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Mickey Boodaei / Trusteer blogs:
Mobile Users Three Times More Vulnerable to Phishing Attacks