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2:50 PM ET, February 6, 2011

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Save The Money: Groupon's Super Bowl Ads May Spark Faux Outrage  —  Well, Groupon certainly isn't afraid of rustling a few feathers.  The red-hot group buying site has just posted its celeb-laden Super Bowl ads, and they've taken to poking fun at global crises like dwindling whale populations and deforestation.
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Sara Inés Calderón / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Will Allow Users to Watch and Vote on Super Bowl Commercials  —  Facebook will allow users to watch and vote on the commercials from this year's Super Bowl as soon as they air.  The commercials will appear on the Facebook Replay tab of the Sports on Facebook Page …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Daily Gets a $3 Million Super Bowl Spotlight  —  The Daily got plenty of exposure last week.  Now it should get even more: I'm told Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper will be featured in a halftime spot during tonight's Super Bowl broadcast.  —  [UPDATE: The Daily's Twitter account is now winking and nudging in this direction.]
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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Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
Picture Of The Day: Cairo Protester Holds Sign That Says “Thank You Facebook”
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone 4 on Verizon: how, when, where, and whether to buy it  —  The day of destiny is nearly upon us: on February 10th, you'll finally be able to get an iPhone that works on Verizon.  For us in the tech media, that's one blown-out, seemingly never-ending rumor that we never have to write about again …
Discussion: eWeek
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
How To Stop Domain Names Being Seized By The US Government  —  Check out TorrentFreak's new News Bits feed! .  —  This week, an ever more familiar picture started to emerge, the third such situation in well under a year.  US authorities had begun another round of domain name seizures …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Google makes it easier to build sites for Google TV  —  Friday, the Google TV team published a couple of new design templates, as well as a still-in-beta Web UI library that Web designers can use to optimize their sites for Google TV.  —  “While existing websites can be displayed in Google TV …
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
What Time Does the 2011 Super Bowl Start?  A (Continuing) Lesson in Search Visibility  —  (For those wondering what time the game really does start, the 2011 Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers kicks off on Fox at around 6:30pm ET.)
Discussion: Screenwerk
Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
Please Read: A Personal Appeal TO Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales  —  Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Hunter Walk who spends way too much time researching 1980s hair metal bands on Wikipedia.  His obsession with Wikipedia is unrelated to his day job leading the consumer product team at YouTube.
Discussion: Elapsed Time
Seth Rosenblatt / The Download Blog:
Control, play torrents via uTorrent on Android  —  Bandwidth caps are only part of the reason that torrenting has yet to hit mobile devices in a big way, but that hasn't stopped them from trickling into the portable world.  Today BitTorrent, Inc. announced remote control app uTorrent Remote …
Debian:
Debian 6.0 Squeeze released  —  After 24 months of constant development, the Debian Project is proud to present its new stable version 6.0 (code name Squeeze).  Debian 6.0 is a free operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours.  Alongside Debian GNU/Linux …
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: Techie Buzz, Neowin.net and Slashdot
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:   How one researcher helped the U.S. government slip news past China's censors
 
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Softbank Invests $250 MM In China's PPLive
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Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
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Quora:
On Quora, what is the algorithm/formula for determining the …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Readability Just Became Instapaper's Publisher Payment Layer
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big Cable fed up with endless P2P porn subpoenas
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