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4:55 PM ET, January 16, 2011

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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Grants Developers Access To Home Addresses ... Trouble Waiting To Happen?  —  Facebook has put in a lot of effort to getting users to enter their mobile numbers.  But now the social network is giving developers access to numbers in addition to home addresses with a single click.
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Platform Update: Facebook Lets Developers Ask a User for Their Address, Phone Number in the Graph API  —  In another part of its effort to become the main artery for social data, Facebook is now allowing developers to ask a given user for their physical address and phone number within the user object of the Graph API.
New York Times:
Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay  —  The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel's never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal.  —  Over the past two years …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Why Two Sites This Week Decided To Start Paying Their Writers  —  We hear all the time about sites debating whether to charge consumers for content but whether to pay people to create that content is something they're also tinkering with.  If you needed any proof, there were two examples this week.
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Whoa, AMAZON Will Set The Prices For Paid Apps In Its Android App Store  —  Here's something big we missed earlier this month when Amazon was talking about the App Store it's building for Google Android — and we're not sure it got the attention it deserves.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
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Ed Oswald / Technologizer:   Amazon's Raw Deal for Android Developers
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
With New Software, Headsets Are Outsmarting Phones  —  HEADSETS are staples for call-center workers, travel agents and many other people who have to talk frequently on the phone.  With a headset to listen and speak through, both hands are free to work, and a shoulder needn't stiffen to cradle the phone.
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
HP training promises webOS Netbooks  —  If you were diligent enough to sit through the webOS carrier training site HP put together and we told you about on Friday, perhaps you caught this little nugget during the webOS 101 section - we alluded to it in our post but at the urging of Thor …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HP promises webOS netbooks to go along with smartphones and slates
Ethan Kurzweil / GigaOM:
Only $50B?  Facebook Stock Is Still a Steal  —  Everyone from The New York Times to Fortune to CNN has been weighing in to decry the excessive hype leading to Facebook's reported $50 billion valuation, as if there's some immutable law of nature that private Internet stocks can't be worth that much.
Discussion: broadstuff
Arn / MacRumors:
iPad 2 Likely to Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution  —  There's been a lot of talk about a “Retina” display for the next generation iPad due from Apple in the coming months, but it hasn't been completely clear what resolution the iPad's “Retina” display would be.
Semil Shah / TechCrunch:
The Thin Wedge Of Quora  —  In 2010, a handful of mobile photo-sharing applications unleashed armies of handset users to snap pictures and instantly share them across multiple platforms and networks: Instagram growth exploded to become a Twitter for pictures; Picplz received generous funding …
L.M.Orchard / 0xDECAFBAD:
How to use feed auto-discovery in Firefox 4  —  TL;DR: The feed button is not dead; it's just been sent to sing backup in Firefox 4 because it's not pulling its weight up front.  This post discusses how you can still use feed auto-discovery, even restoring the icon to the toolbar with a few clicks and a drag.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Dear Firefox, please keep the RSS icon
Discussion: 0xDECAFBAD, Pulse2 and TechCrunch
Matt Liebowitz / msnbc.com:
Facebook used to get to nude e-mail photos  —  California man faces six years in prison for computer intrusion, impersonation  —  Below:  —  Sometimes social networking makes social engineering very easy.  —  A California man faces six years in prison for using personal information found …
Discussion: Examiner, Pulse2, All Facebook and Gizmodo
Matt Drance / Apple Outsider:
Embrace, Extend, Extinguish  —  Not satisfied with its polarizing about-face on net neutrality, this week Google threw away previous investments in H.264 and fully endorsed its own WebM format for native HTML5 video in Chrome.  —  There's no question that this is a shot at competing platforms …
Discussion: yelvington.com and TechCrunch
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
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