Joe Weisenthal / The Business Insider:
Notorious Hacker Group LulzSec Just Announced That It's Finished — LulzSec, the notorious hacker group that's been on a rampage, just announced that it's disbanding. — This follows 50 days chaos during which time it took down several websites (including CIA.gov at one point) …
Discussion: Pastebin, The Firewall, PC Magazine, ZDNet, Bits, @lulzsec, Electronista, AllThingsD, Computerworld, TechCrunch, CNET News, Mashable!, TNL.net, Naked Security, FT Tech Hub, Examiner, The Next Web, Neowin.net, SecurityWeek, Gizmodo, Boing Boing, Techie Buzz, Slashdot and Guardian
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: LulzSec Says Goodbye, Dumping NATO, AT&T, Gamer Data
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: LulzSec Shutting Down After 50-Day Hacking Spree
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: LulzSec disbands: Final cache includes AT&T internal data and 750 million user accounts
Nick Bilton / Bits: Hacking Group Lulz Security Says It Is Ending Spree
The Lulz Boat / @lulzsec: 50 Days of Lulz statement: http://t.co/GbAD070 | Torrent: http://t.co/lGsJ4PU Thank you, gentlemen. #LulzSec
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: At The Height Of Their Infamy, LulzSec Hackers Call It Quits
James Niccolai / Computerworld: LulzSec calls it quits after 50 days of ‘mayhem’
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Hacking group LulzSec says it's calling it quits
Ben Parr / Mashable!: LulzSec Shuts Down, Ends Hacking Campaign
Naked Security / Sophos: The end of LulzSec? Hacking group says it is disbanding, after 50 days of attacks
Joseph Menn / FT Tech Hub: Lulz Security calls it quits as heat grows
Michael Santo / Examiner: The Lulz Boat sails into the sunset: LulzSec quits
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: LulzSec's ‘final’ data release claims to include AOL, AT&T, FBI information and more
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: LulzSec Calls It Quits
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: LulzSec dumps what they claim is “final” release, with signoff statement: “50 Days of Lulz”
Timothy / Slashdot: LulzSec Announces That It Is Done 25
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
What's inside LulzSec's final data dump — As we reported earlier, LulzSec says that it has bowed out of the limelight for good after fifty days of headline-grabbing hacking of corporate and governmental targets. Along with its final statement, it released a data dump including a wide range of information.
Discussion: Digital Trends and @lulzsec
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
What is LulzSec afraid of? — Or stated differently: Have the ill-winds of fate caught the Lulz Boat's sails? — Today, quite unexpectedly, LulzSec Security announced its retirement. “This is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us.
Zech Tesfa Yohannes / TechUnwrapped:
Geohot Now Working at Facebook — [Update No.1] We have added a video below showing where Joshua said he was working at Facebook. [Update No. 2] Gabe Rivera of Techmeme in a tweet found Geohot's page at Facebook.com/Geohot, and the first post at the top of page says" is Facebook …
Discussion: MacHackPC, Make, @gaberivera and iPhone Download Blog, Thanks:pspfano
RitvikReddy / MacHackPC: George Hotz aka Geohot is now working at Facebook
Phillip Torrone / Make: Former SONY Enemy #1 - Geohot Now Working at Facebook on iPad apps
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera: Interesting: based on http://t.co/iOXRtAt Geohot works at Facebook now (note Facebook network + friends). So http://t.co/P5Afx0y was right.
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
How The Food Network Suddenly Spiked In Popularity & Why comScore Isn't Buying It — In May 2011, the mantle of the most-trafficked food site according to comScore passed to Food Network from AllRecipes, who had held the position for over two years. What was its secret recipe?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Shuts Down A Large Number Of Applications — Over the past couple days Facebook has been shutting down a large number applications due to changes to the automated platform monitoring system. — This morning many developers took to the Facebook dev forums to complain about the issue.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Security Watch
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook's Ban Bot Leaves Some Developers Baffled (And Angry)
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Facebook Shuts A Large Number Of Applications For Spamming
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iOS 5 supports over-the-air software updates via 3G networks — In early May, we reported that Apple is bringing a long-awaited over-the-air iOS software update feature to iOS 5. Sure enough, Apple announced the feature as a part of their iOS devices become PC-free initiative …
Discussion: MacRumors, Electronista, iFans, Gizmodo, Redmond Pie, GrindGadget, RazorianFly and iPodNN, Thanks:markgurman
Arnold Kim / MacRumors: iOS 5 Beta 2: User Interface Tweaks, 3G Over-the-Air Updates, Native Scrolling in Safari
Trey Trawick / iFans: iOS 5 Supports OTA Updates Over 3G
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Get Over-the-Air Updates For iOS5 Over 3G
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie: iOS 5 Beta 2 Brings Support For Over-The-Air Software Updates Via 3G Networks
David Ali / GrindGadget: iOS 5 may feature OTA updates via 3G
Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
An Epic conversation between Steve Jobs and developers from WWDC 97 — It is always fantastic to get a blast from the past, and DHH linked to a conversation between Steve Jobs' and developers from WWDC in 1997. — I find it fascinating. Steve was back as an advisor, but not in as CEO yet …
Discussion: PBT Consulting
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From @-reply triage to journalistic meme-tracking: How NPR may scale Andy Carvin's Twitter curation — On a busy day, Andy Carvin gets 2,000 Twitter @-replies. Which, wow. We all experience, in some way or another, information overload; Carvin experiences it on a whole different level.
Discussion: ...My heart's in Accra, more at Mediagazer »
Rocky Agrawal / reDesign:
Sam Altman will clean your house for $5 — That's right, the CEO of Loopt will personally clean your house for $5. But only if 1,000 people sign up. Only, I haven't told him about the deal yet. He may not agree, but I'm using his name anyway. Hell, he doesn't know I've put this offer out there.
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
GOOGLE OFFERS REVEALED: Here Are The Secret Details About Google's Groupon-Killer — Google launched its Groupon-killer, “Offers,” in Portland, Oregon, about a month ago. — And now it's gearing up to launch in San Francisco and New York. — Could Offers become a massive new revenue stream for Google …
Discussion: 9to5 Google, The Business Insider, Gizmodo and Gannett Blog
Jake Smith / 9to5 Google: Some fresh Google Offers details
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider: UH OH: Google Salesperson Promises “SEO Benefits” To Merchants Who Sign Up For New “Offers” Product
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Google Could Kill Groupon If They Don't Screw Up
The Lulz Boat / @lulzsec:
Anonymous and LulzSec's Existence Scares ISP into Halting Web Censorship: http://t.co/zdX5vNx The smell of weekend victory, gentlemen!
Drew Wilson / ZeroPaid.com: ZeroPaid the First Official News Site to Experience the ‘LulzSec Effect’?
Andrew Colley / TheAustralian:
Hackers put Telstra in filter bind
Hackers put Telstra in filter bind
Discussion: ZeroPaid.com, Digital Trends, Slashdot, @davewiner and Electronic Frontier Foundation
Drew Wilson / ZeroPaid.com: Anonymous and LulzSec's Existence Scares ISP into Halting Web Censorship
Jeff Hughes / Digital Trends: Australian ISPs to voluntarily filter net, nervous about hack reprisals
Dave Winer / @davewiner: Threat of LulzSec reprisal keeps Telestra from installing net filters. http://r2.ly/ce84
Zach Epstein / BGR:
HP to launch 7-inch tablet in August according to report — Hewlett-Packard will follow up its TouchPad launch next month with the release of an unannounced 7-inch tablet in August, Taiwan Economic News reported on Friday. Citing information from an Inventec Corp. subcontractor …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CENS.com, CrunchGear, TechSpot, Liliputing, Computerworld, SlashGear and webOSroundup
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Is HP Releasing a 7-in TouchPad This Summer?
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: HP to release 7-inch webOS tablet in August?
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Rumor: HP working on a 7 inch TouchPad tablet
David Baxter / webOSroundup: HP Releasing Seven-Inch Tablet in August? [Rumor]
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Skype: See no vesting, hear no vesting — Last week, Skype took heat for firing three executives just weeks before the company's $8.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft (MSFT) is expected to close. That was bad, albeit more optical than unethical. What we learned today, however, might have crossed that line.
Om Malik / GigaOM: Skype mess: How far will this go?