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2:50 PM ET, June 11, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The +1 Button Is Like A Button You Push For A Treat — Without The Treat  —  You people confuse me.  —  Ten days ago we put Google's +1 Button on TechCrunch — because why not?  We try basically all these new buttons/counters/commenting systems much to the dismay of our precious page load speed …
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
When Engineers Lie  —  Twenty years ago, when I was writing Accidental Empires, my book about the PC industry, I included near the beginning a little rant about how good engineers were incapable of lying, because their work relied on Terminal A being positive and not negative and if they lied …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Attacks on Sony, others show it's open hacking season
Discussion: Pulse2
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Google App Store Now Offering Way to Cheat WSJ Paywall  —  Gives new mean to the phrase “just Google it”  —  One of the more interesting dichotomies to develop in the software ecosystem over the past few years has been the open nature of Google's app stores versus the closed and controlled marketplace maintained by Apple.
Discussion: Examiner, AddictiveTips and SAI, Thanks:benpopper
Mark Milian / CNN:
How Steve Jobs' Pixar experience helped lead to Apple's iCloud  —  (CNN) — The folks at Amazon and Google must have been wringing their hands on Monday when Apple CEO Steve Jobs showed off a new service called iTunes Match.  —  That all-important “one more thing” from Apple's software presentation …
New York Times:
I.M.F. Hit by Sophisticated Cyberattack  —  WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund, still struggling to find a new leader after the arrest of its managing director last month in New York, was hit recently by what computer experts describe as a large and sophisticated cyberattack whose dimensions are still unknown.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Runnin' Scared
E.B. Boyd / Fast Company:
ComScore: Groupon-Living Social Battle Brewing In The New Wild West  —  A new analysis shows that the race between online discount services Groupon, Living Social, and others is less about what they're offering or even how they're offering it and more about where they're prospecting.
Discussion: comScore Voices and MediaPost
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
1Gbps fiber for $70—in America?  Yup.  —  American ISPs have convinced us that Internet access is expensive—getting speeds of 100Mbps will set most people back by more than $100 a month, assuming the service is even available.  Where I live in Chicago, Comcast's 105Mbps service goes for a whopping $199.95 …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
LulzSec Hackers Get Personal, Dump 26,000 Porn Site Usernames And Passwords  —  After high profile takedowns of PBS and Sony, the anarchic hacker group LulzSec now seems determined to maximize its exploits' embarrassment factor.  —  On Friday afternoon the group announced that it had stolen …
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Patrick Gray / Risky.biz:   Why we secretly love LulzSec
The Lulz Boat / @lulzsec:
Recap of the last 24 hours: NHS assisted, Jihad site taken down, Pron.com owned, Endgames + Prolexic shone upon brightly. Tomorrow... @Sony
Discussion: Neowin.net
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
“Wikiwars,” CNN documentary on Wikileaks, debuts  —  This weekend, CNN will air “Wikiwars,” the network's much-promoted documentary on Wikileaks hosted by a former Navy SEAL.  The one-hour program premieres Sunday, June 12, 8:00pm ET & PT, and will repeat at other times after that.
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room:
NATO's Newest Bombing Tool: Twitter  —  In the early days of the Libya war, U.S. commanders were adamant that they didn't communicate with the Libyan rebels about what targets to bomb.  As it turns out, they don't need to.  They've got Twitter.  —  NATO officials conducting air strikes …
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Twitter's Secret Handshake  —  CHARLIE SHEEN'S meltdown took many forms: a cocaine-fueled rampage in a New York hotel room, an erratic radio rant, a vulgar one-man comedy tour.  But his biggest contribution to current culture may have been more subtle.  With a simple Twitter phrase, #winning …
Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
‘As Seen On’ YouTube pages: celebrating content curators  —  Every day, you embed YouTube videos on blogs and sites across the web, often adding their own commentary and perspective.  This sharing of videos helps to show the variety of great content on YouTube, and often adds context to what you're watching.
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
ICE Declares ‘Mission Accomplished’ On Domain Seizures
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Computer Studies Made Cool, on Film and Now on Campus
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EPIC Draft FTC Complaint Vilifies Facebook's Facial Recognition
Discussion: epic.org
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple Recalls “Extremely Small” Number of Verizon iPads Over Duplicate ID Numbers
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Foursquare (Finally) Checks In To Its Very Own SOMA Office [Pics]
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and About Foursquare
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
KinectShop: The Next Generation Of Shopping [Exclusive Video]
Discussion: StartupLocker
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple slams Amazon's Android e-store as ‘inferior’
Discussion: Electronista