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9:20 AM ET, January 16, 2011

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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 …
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.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: The future of the iPad 2, iPhone 5, and Apple TV, and why Apple is shifting its mobile line to Qualcomm chipsets  —  We've been hearing a ton of rumors about what direction Apple's next set of products will take and when they'll be available — but now we've got some concrete information …
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
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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: Pulse2, All Facebook and Gizmodo
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.
Adam Dachis / Lifehacker:
How to Remove DRM from Your Kindle Ebooks  —  Amazon's Kindle jumpstarted the ebook revolution, but that doesn't make it the eReader of choice for everyone.  If you've got some Kindle books you'd like to use with a different device, here's how to remove the DRM so you can.
Discussion: The Next Web
antimatter15.com:
The Ambiguity of “Open” and VP8 vs. H.264  —  Google has recently announced their intention to remove the H.264 video codec from its Chrome browser.  This decision has been smeared as an evil campaign for controlling video on the web, akin to not-invented-here syndrome.
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Serdar Yegulalp / InformationWeek:
Top 3 Tools For Busting Through Firewalls  —  Can't access a Web site thanks to employer or government censorship?  Fortunately, there's a host of tools and techniques that can help you slip through the blockade.  Here's an in-depth look at three of the best.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Homeland Security's laptop seizures: Interview with Rep. Sanchez  —  For those who regularly write and read about civil liberties abuses, it's sometimes easy to lose perspective about just how extreme and outrageous certain erosions are.  One becomes inured to them, and even severe incursions start to seem ordinary.
Discussion: The Nation
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
New Kindle Lending Club Matches E-Book Borrowers and Lenders  —  A new startup called the Kindle Lending Club has launched in beta this week, aiming to make it easier for Kindle users to take advantage of the new options to loan and borrow their e-books.  —  The Kindle Lending Club …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Project HiJack uses iPhone audio jack to make cheap sensors  —  Making accessories that tie into an iOS device's Dock connector is an expensive proposition: it requires getting certain components from Apple and applying for a costly “Made for iPhone” (or iPod or iPad) license.
 
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