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12:30 AM ET, May 29, 2011

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Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Samsung's lawyers demand to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3  —  We always knew the Apple / Samsung lawsuit would produce some major fireworks, and Samsung just lit off a corker: the company filed a motion Friday night asking Apple to turn over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 as part of the discovery process.
Jim Wolf / Reuters:
Lockheed says thwarted “tenacious” cyber attack  —  (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp, the U.S. government's top information technology provider, said on Saturday that it detected and thwarted “a significant and tenacious attack” on its information systems network one week ago.
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New York Times:
SecurID Breach Suggested in Hacking Attempt at Lockheed  —  Lockheed Martin, the nation's largest military contractor, has battled disruptions in its computer networks this week that might be tied to a hacking attack on a vendor that supplies coded security tokens to millions of users, security officials said on Friday.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Dept. of Defense and Homeland Security confirm Lockheed Martin hacker breach  —  Reuters has a followup to their scoop yesterday about an unspecified hacker attack involving Lockheed Martin, the world's biggest aerospace firm and the top US military supplier by sales: the DoD and the DHS are now involved …
Discussion: Reuters and Reuters
Kathy E. Gill / WiredPen:
Twitter, Gag Orders and The British Press  —  Also Known As : Don't Believe Link-Bait Headlines (Read The Small Print) : Update 4  —  The London Telegraph has a screaming headline: … The problem is this: nothing in the story supports the assertion.  No where — NO WHERE — do the …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Telegraph:
Twitter reveals secrets: Details of British users handed over in landmark case that could help Ryan Giggs  —  Twitter has handed over the confidential details of British users in a landmark legal case.  —  For the first time, the American social networking site has bowed to a court action brought …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
NYT Reporter Shows the Power of Twitter as Journalism  —  Updated: Anyone who has been following the protests and revolutions in the Middle East for the past few months has probably heard of Andy Carvin, the NPR editor who has been using Twitter to curate news from the region.
Bjoern L. Herrmann / Startup Genome:
Discover The Patterns Of Successful Internet Startups In The Startup Genome Report  —  Today we are releasing the first Startup Genome Report with in-depth analysis on what makes internet startups successful based on data from over 650 startups.  Here is a small window into the report with 14 indicators of success.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Alaska Airlines ditches paper flight manuals for iPads  —  The iPad has already gotten the go-ahead from the FAA as a replacement for paper flight charts and maps, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's New Desktop Software Team Could Build Apps to Report Media Consumption  —  Facebook is accepting applications from engineers to join a new desktop software team at its Seattle office.  The responsibilities of the “Software Engineer, Desktop Software” position we noticed …
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Luke Kelly-Clyne / Newser:
Iran Plans to Unplug Internet, Create Its Own  —  Iran is waging war on open Internet.  Looking to limit the cyber-infiltration of Western ideas, Iran's telecommunications chief claimed that, in two years time, all Iranians would be forced to use a state-censored, fully-internal Internet.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Attention, shoppers: Men outspend women 9 to 1 on mobile virtual goods  —  Given the stereotype of how much women love shopping, you'd expect them to be the biggest spenders online.  And women are indeed fueling purchases at sites such as Gilt Groupe.  But when it comes to purchases …
Shaimaa Fayed / Reuters:
Egypt's Mubarak fined for communications cut  —  (Reuters) - An Egyptian administrative court fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two former officials 540 million Egyptian pounds ($91 million) on Saturday for cutting mobile and Internet services during protests in January.
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Wall Street Journal:
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