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8:55 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”
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
Discussion: AdAge and GigaOM, more at Mediagazer »
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Groupon's “Rejected” Super Bowl Ad Is A (Subtle) Jab At LivingSocial  —  The battle of the social media Super Bowl ads continues, with daily deals Groupon just posting on its own blog about how it rejected an ad concept where someone goes through a Groupon addiction, an idea conspicuously similar …
Discussion: AdAge, Mashable!, CNET News and ClickZ
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, Techie Buzz and Slashdot
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:   How one researcher helped the U.S. government slip news past China's censors
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 …
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
What Time Does the 2011 Super Bowl Start?  A (Continuing) Lesson in Search Visibility  —  Before the Super Bowl in both 2009 and 2010, I checked out the search engine results for the Super Bowl start time.  In 2009, the results were abysmal.  No one was taking advantage of the clear searcher interest.
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.
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Inside the anti-kettling HQ  —  A group of young computer geeks is wielding a new weapon in the fight against controversial police tactics at demonstrations  —  Cairo, it wasn't.  But at about a quarter to four last Saturday afternoon, on a crowded backstreet in central London …
Discussion: Toronto Star, Boing Boing and Babbage
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.
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
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.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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New Android Market web store could open backdoor for phone hackers
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