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1:30 AM ET, February 6, 2011

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Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Outrage and a Facebook Page That Gave It a Voice  —  If there is a face to the revolt that has sprouted in Egypt, it may be the face of Khaled Said.  —  That 28-year-old Egyptian businessman was pulled from an Internet cafe in Alexandria last June by two plainclothes police officers who beat …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and @loic
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Why Facebook Should Do More to Help Egypt's Protesters  —  An image making the rounds features an Egyptian protesters carrying a sign that reads “Thank you Facebook” in Arabic.  Thank Facebook for what?  Facebook has done as little as possible to help Egypt's protesters.  It should do more.
Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
Picture Of The Day: Cairo Protester Holds Sign That Says “Thank You Facebook”  —  How valuable has social media been in spreading the message of protesters in Egypt?  Just look at the photo taken today by NBC News correspondent Richard Engel.  A protester in Cairo holds a sign written mostly …
Kamal Ahmed / Telegraph:
Google's Eric Schmidt predicts the future of computing - and he plans to be involved  —  Eric Schmidt explains the changes at the top of Google and his vision of what the world of computing will look like in 50 years' time.  —  In the days when Eric Schmidt first starting getting excited by computers …
Judson Berger / Fox News:
U.S. Government Slips Through China Internet Censors With New Technology  —  The U.S. government has figured out how to bust through Internet censorship filters in order to deliver news and other vital information via e-mail to people in countries like China, according to a recent report.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Slashdot
Quora:
On Quora, what is the algorithm/formula for determining the ordering/ranking of answers on a question?  —  Answer: The exact details are complicated and are going to change as we improve our systems, but the principles, as of Feb 5, 2011 are:  —  * Answers with more upvotes are ranked higher.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big Cable fed up with endless P2P porn subpoenas  —  The big ISPs, especially Comcast and Time Warner Cable, have intervened for months in massive file-sharing lawsuits, telling judges that they simply can't drop all of their activity for law enforcement in order to spend weeks doing IP address lookups on behalf of pornographers.
Discussion: Slashdot
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
E-Readers Catch Younger Eyes, and Find Room in the Backpack  —  Something extraordinary happened after Eliana Litos received an e-reader for a Hanukkah gift in December.  —  “Some weeks I completely forgot about TV,” said Eliana, 11.  “I went two weeks with only watching one show, or no shows at all.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Readability Just Became Instapaper's Publisher Payment Layer  —  Personally, I think the concept behind Readability is pretty awesome.  It gives you a way to read all your favorite articles on the web without all of the clutter of the web — meaning, mainly, ads.
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Why You Shouldn't Trust the uSamp Verizon iPhone Survey  —  Saturday's are usually slow days in the tech news world, but thanks to a new survey (PDF) from online research firm uSamp that argues that 44% of Verizon Android users and 26% of AT&T iPhone users will wait in line to get a Verizon iPhone …
Discussion: @jasonkincaid and @randyholloway, Thanks:fredericl
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Turning The Tables On The Google Toolbar & Disclosure Claims  —  Part of this week's debate over whether Microsoft's Bing search engine is learning from Google involves data that Bing gathers through Microsoft's Internet Explorer.  Google has suggested Microsoft isn't giving fair disclosure.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple rumored to hold “small event” in March to usher in new iPad  —  Apple may be planning a smaller than usual event to introduce its second-generation iPad as early as next month, according to a scant report, as rumors that the new device will include NFC technology persist.
 
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