Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
In ‘Anonymous’ Raids, Feds Work From List of Top 1,000 Protesters — It turns out there's a method behind the FBI's raids of suspected Anonymous members around the country. The bureau is working from a list, provided by PayPal, of the 1,000 internet IP addresses responsible …
Discussion: techPresident, nbcdfw.com, The Raw Story, Between the Lines Blog, TechEye and Help Net Security
Scott Gordon / nbcdfw.com: FBI Raids Arlington House in Hacking Case
Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story: PayPal boycott chops $1 billion off eBay stock value in mere hours
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Anonymous, LulzSec vs. PayPal: eBay's cash cow in the crosshairs
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Paypal gives FBI shopping list of 1,000 hackers
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Meet the LulzSec Leader Arrested by British Police Today — British police announced today that they arrested a 19-year-old hacker in Scotland's isolated Shetland Islands who used the nickname “Topiary” online. Here's what we know about this core member of the hacking group Lulz Security, from interviews and leaked chat transcripts.
Discussion: SC Magazine US
Dan Kaplan / SC Magazine US: LulzSec spokesman Topiary arrested in Scotland
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Metropolitan Police arrest Topiary, suspected LulzSec and Anonymous spokesperson
Metropolitan Police arrest Topiary, suspected LulzSec and Anonymous spokesperson
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: LulzSec spokesman arrested by British authorities
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level: Scotland Yard Busts Suspected LulzSec Spokesman
Naked Security / Sophos: LulzSec hacking suspect ‘Topiary’ arrested in the Shetland Islands
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: UK Police Arrest Man/Boy Suspected to be a Spokesman for LulzSec and Anonymous
Somini Sengupta / New York Times: British Police Say They Arrested Hacker Group Member
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Lulzsec spokesperson Topiary arrested by British e-police
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: LulzSec Hackers Protest PayPal, as One of Them Is Arrested in U.K.
Jared Newman / PC World: LulzSec Hackers Spokesman “Topiary” Arrested, U.K. Cops Say
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: LulzSec hacker ‘Topiary’ arrested in UK
Todd Haselton / BGR: Police arrest 19-year old LulzSec hacker ‘Topiary’
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire: British Police Arrest a Top Anonymous/LulzSec Leader
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Met Police pick up Lulzsec suspect
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: LulzSec spokesperson in custody, say UK police
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: LulzSec ‘spokesperson’ arrested by Scotland Yard
Ellis Hamburger / The Business Insider: UK Police Arrest Second-In-Command Of Hacker Group LulzSec
Anonymousirc / Pastebin:
A message to PayPal, its customers, and our friends — Dear PayPal, its customers, and our friends around the globe, — This is an official communiqué from Anonymous and Lulz Security in the name of AntiSec. — In recent weeks, we've found ourselves outraged at the FBI's willingness …
Discussion: MediaFile, eWeek, SecurityWeek, BetaNews, Bits, Computerworld, Redmond Pie, PandaLabs Blog, Ars Technica, CNET News, thinq_, CNN, ReadWriteWeb, The Register, BBC, WL Central, ArabCrunch, Between the Lines Blog, Techie Buzz, THN : The Hacker News, Digits, Neowin.net, Digital Trends, Inquirer, ITProPortal, VentureBeat, msnbc.com and Softpedia News
Matt Reeder / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Hackers target PayPal, again
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: Scotland Yard Claims Arrest of LulzSec Frontman Topiary
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek: Anonymous & Lulz Security Initiate #OpPayPal: Urge Mass PayPal Account Closings
Nick Bilton / Bits: Anonymous Promotes Legal Boycott of PayPal
Darlene Storm / Computerworld: Alleged LulzSec arrested, but Anonymous #OpPayPal makes eBay bleed $1B stock loss
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Anonymous And LulzSec Goes After PayPal, Urges Users To Close Their Accounts
Luis Corrons / PandaLabs Blog: Anonymous meets real activism? #OpPayPal
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Anonymous urges PayPal boycott, condemns FBI
Gareth Halfacree / thinq_: Anonymous attacks PayPal's share price, legally
Doug Gross / CNN: Hacker group urges boycott of PayPal
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb: Alleged Anonymous Members Arrested: This Week in Hacking
John Leyden / The Register: Anonymous, LulzSec go legit with PayPal boycott
Tom Loftus / Digits: ‘Anonymous’ Hackers Go Old School With PayPal Boycott
Trevor Mogg / Digital Trends: Anonymous and LulzSec call for PayPal boycott
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Antisec goes after Paypal
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: Boycott PayPal, Anonymous' New Agenda
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: LulzSec, Anonymous call for PayPal boycott, following FBI raids
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Hackers ask PayPal users to close accounts
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Next iPhone to feature thinner, tapered design according to new silicone cases — Yesterday, a purported case mold schematic for the fifth-generation iPhone emerged, pointing to a complete re-design for Apple's handset. This mold points to a larger display, a larger home button, and a thinner profile for the next iPhone.
Discussion: ITProPortal, Neowin.net, Gizmodo, Techie Buzz, Redmond Pie, MacRumors, Mobile Fun, TechnoBuffalo, iDownloadBlog, TiPb, SlashGear, everythingiCafe, O'Grady's PowerPage, Electronista and techeblog.com
Radu Tyrsina / ITProPortal: New Leaked Images Suggest Overhaul In iPhone 5 Design
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Case design reveals more about iPhone 5?
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Possible iPhone 5 Case Suggests That the Next iPhone Will Have a Big Honking Screen …
Parth Dhebar / Techie Buzz: Photos Of Possible Next-Gen iPhone Case Appear
Waisybabu / Redmond Pie: New Silicone Cases For iPhone 5 Suggest Thinner, Tapered iPad 2-like Design [PHOTOS]
Jeremy Sikora / TiPb: Probably not iPhone 5 cases leak
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Another Day, Another iPhone 5 Case Rumor
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Leaked iPhone 5 case schematic shows curved sides, other details
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Lodsys fiercely opposes Apple's motion for an intervention — Lodsys had an (extended) deadline today to respond to Apple's motion for an intervention in a patent infringement litigation in which Lodsys is suing 11 app developers, five of which are rather small.
Discussion: CNET News, Electronista and TUAW
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Moment Of Truth For Airbnb As User's Home Is Utterly Trashed — Important updates to post at end — Until now everything has been just great for Airbnb, a service that lets people rent out their homes and become a sort of mini-hotel. The company launched in 2008 and has grown rapidly.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Digital Trends, Between the Lines Blog, Betabeat, Gawker, @airbnb, Jon Burg's Future Visions, Mashable!, The Business Insider, @arrington, Quora, @christinelu and Tnooz
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Investors Not Overly Concerned by Airbnb Rental Nightmare
Molly McHugh / Digital Trends: What you can learn from this Airbnb horror story
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Airbnb Guests ‘Took My Entire Life,’ Blogger Writes, But He's Not Blaming the Site
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Woman Utterly Pillaged via Airbnb
@airbnb: @markb We will assist her financially, find new housing and anything else she can think of to make her life easier.
Alyson Shontell / The Business Insider: AIRBNB HORROR
Michael Arrington / @arrington: Update: Airbnb says will compensate woman 100% via @techcrunch http://t.co/X638WQ4
Christine Lu / @christinelu: I think AirBnB is best suited as a vacation rental by owner site ...but calling it that doesn't give it the hip silicon valley valuation.
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
A Cleaner Layout for Google Search — Google is testing a fresh and cleaner layout for web search and other search properties. — The new Google design uses a single column layout while the old sidebar options appear between the search box and the search results.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Google testing sleek new tablet-friendly search layout
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Google Testing Clean New Google Search Design For Tablets
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Revamped Google search layout revealed
Amit Banerjee / Techie Buzz: Google Testing A Single Column Search Layout?
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Charges Customer 122 Times for Lion — John Christman purchased OS X Lion on July 23, and paid $31.79 after sales tax. Then, his PayPal account was charged $31.79 an additional 121 times, for a total of $3,878.40. — Clearly Mr. Christman didn't need 122 copies of Lion, and something has gone awry.
Discussion: PC Magazine, MacGazette.net, AppleInsider, Examiner, TUAW, Electronista and iClarified, Thanks:jlgolson
Chris Rawson / TUAW: PayPal reportedly overcharging some customers for OS X Lion
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Rogue Academic Downloader Busted by MIT Webcam Stakeout, Arrest Report Says — Hacker and activist Aaron Swartz faces federal hacking prosecution for allegedly downloading millions of academic documents via MIT's guest network, using a laptop hidden in a networking closet.
Discussion: Ars Technica and msnbc.com
Nidhi Subbaraman / msnbc.com: Police spied on Reddit data downloader in January
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
The White House just Rickrolled a Twitter user — We've known since 2008 that US President Obama has pushed for more social media interaction. With a Twitter Town Hall meeting and now sending his own tweets, it seems that somebody on the staff has decided to take things a step further.
Discussion: Guardian, @wiggsd, @whitehouse, Gizmodo, Washington Post, @anildash, @dannysullivan and WebProNews
Charles Arthur / Guardian: White House rickrolls Twitter user who complains of ‘dull’ feed
David Wiggs / @wiggsd: This WH correspondence briefing isn't nearly as entertaining as yesterday's. #TCOT #WHchat
The White House / @whitehouse: @wiggsd Sorry to hear that. Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here's something more fun: http://t.co/ca31My7 #WHChat
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: The White House Just Rickrolled Someone on Twitter
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post: Did the White House just rickroll its 2 million Twitter followers?
Anil Dash / @anildash: How to earn my vote: @whitehouse just Rickrolled a Twitter user http://t.co/CQiOPxd (I see you @macon44)
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: heh. @whitehouse rickrolls someone via twitter. classic.
Cliff Simpkins / The Windows Blog:
Another Helping of Mango for Devs — Last month, we released Beta 2 of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. Yesterday, Windows Phone Engineering CVP Terry Myerson announced Windows Phone OS RTM. Today, I'm excited to announce that we are offering a refresh of the beta tools to our registered developer community.
Discussion: Ars Technica, CNET News, SiliconANGLE, All about Microsoft Blog, Engadget, SuperSite for Windows, Seattle Times, GeekWire, WinRumors, Neowin.net, MobileTechWorld, WMPoweruser, Digital Trends, TechNet Blogs, eWeek, Guardian, TechSpot, The Business Insider, L.A. Times Tech Blog, FierceMobileContent, Mobile Technology News and Windows Phone Secrets
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Microsoft delivers near-final Mango to app makers
Steven Hodson / SiliconANGLE: Developers Get a Mango Refresh
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Microsoft gives Windows Phone developers a refreshed (non-RTM) Mango build
Joseph Volpe / Engadget: Microsoft releases Mango SDK Beta update for developers
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: Windows Phone software Mango hits RTM milestone
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Windows Phone ‘Mango’ is ripe, now Microsoft needs to keep it from going bad
Jeffrey Meisner / TechNet Blogs: The Midweek Download: July 27th Edition-Windows Phone “Mango” …
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft's Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Appears on Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Windows Phone 7.5 hits RTM, first ‘Mango’ phone unveiled
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ hitting manufacturers; phones due this fall
Lynnette Luna / Mobile Technology News: Microsoft says Windows Phone 7 Mango update released to manufacturing
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Ex-NASA CTO builds cloud dream team, launches Nebula — The cloud computing world has been anxious to hear former NASA CTO Chris Kemp's plans since he left his post in the spring to pursue a startup venture, and on Wednesday morning, he introduced his new company, Nebula.
Alex Williams / SiliconANGLE: Nebula - This Open Cloud Idea May Have Legs After all
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Nebula aims to enable every company to implement cloud computing
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: NASA's former CTO launches Nebula cloud controller
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: Nebula attracts star investor cloud
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Former NASA CTO launches cloud appliance
John Markoff / New York Times:
Colleges Join Plan for Faster Computer Networks — A coalition of 28 American universities is throwing its weight behind a plan to build ultra-high-speed computer networks — with Internet service several hundred times faster than what is now commercially available — in the communities surrounding the participating colleges.
Discussion: CNET News, Computerworld, VentureBeat, The Register, CircleID, Electronista and Pulse2
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Universities to bring 1Gbps broadband to local communities
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Gig.U project aims to bring gigabit Internet to college communities
Dan Goodin / The Register: Colleges prep joint plan for 1Gbps internet
Kevin Werbach / CircleID: Getting Out of the Broadband Box
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Gig.U Network Brings Super High Speed Internet to 28 Universities
The Strategy Sesion Blog:
Groupon Accounting Is Prolonging SEC Review — Concerns from regulators about Groupon's accounting metrics are prolonging the company's pre-initial public offering document review, according to people familiar with the matter. The Internet group-discount site is now eyeing a mid to late-September debut, two of these people added.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, paidContent, The Business Insider, Betabeat, AllThingsD, ITworld.com, msnbc.com, MarketWatch, Tech Trader Daily, WebProNews and GigaOM Pro
Sam Gustin / paidContent: SEC Eyes Groupon Accounting Metrics: Report
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider: The SEC Is Investigating Groupon's Weird Accounting Metrics
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Groupon's accounting practices under SEC scrutiny
Aggressive Google: Gmail Team Asks You to Do an Email Intervention — Google under Larry Page is uber aggressive, and the latest salvo comes in the form of EmailIntervention.com, a slick website that enables you to do an intervention with your Yahoo, Aol and Hotmail-using friends and family members.
Discussion: CNET News, The Official Google Blog and Ubergizmo, Thanks:therealdansfera
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Gmail posts ‘intervention’ tool to wrangle non-users
Peter Harbison / The Official Google Blog: Save your friends from outdated email—help them switch to Gmail
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Google helps you stage email interventions
Zach Epstein / BGR:
T-Mobile responds to Sen. Al Franken's recommendation against AT&T merger — Minnesota Senator Al Franken sent a letter to the heads of the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice earlier this week, stating that AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA …
Discussion: IntoMobile, Ars Technica, mocoNews and Al Franken
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: U.S. Senator Al Franken joins the ranks of people opposed to AT&T's takeover of T-Mobile
Richard Hung / Google Mobile Blog:
Find nearby deals with Google Shopper 1.5 for iPhone — We've recently made a few new changes to Google Shopper for iPhone that makes it easy to find nearby deals when you're on-the-go. In the latest version of Google Shopper, in addition to the ‘Shop’ tab, you'll now see two new tabs at the bottom of the app: Offers and My Offers.
Discussion: T3.com News, ReadWriteWeb, 9to5Mac, everythingiCafe, CNET News, IntoMobile and SocialTimes.com
Chris Smith / T3.com News: iPhone app news: Google Shopper app adds local deals
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: New Google Shopper for iPhone Taking Aim at Groupon Now?
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Google Shopper iPhone app now digs up local deals
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Google Shopper 1.5 for iPhone shows you where the nearest deals are; US and UK only
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: Google Shopper 1.5 for iPhone Goes Hyperlocal for Deals
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Leases Giant New SF Office, Plans To Grow To 400+ Employees — Dropbox, the startup that makes it super-easy to sync files between your computers, phones, and other devices, is growing. A lot. As in, they're about to hire hundreds of people — and they're getting …
Discussion: PC World
Pete Davison / PC World: Driver: San Francisco Requires Permanent Internet Connection
Tony Smith / The Register:
Microsoft's MS-DOS is 30 today — MS-DOS is 30 years old today. Well, kind of. On 27 July 1981, Microsoft gave the name MS-DOS to the disk operating system it acquired on that day from Seattle Computer Products (SCP), a hardware company owned and run by a fellow called Rod Brock.
Discussion: ExtremeTech, Gizmodo, Electronista, The Next Web, Technologizer and Neowin.net
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: MS-DOS is 30 years old today
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: MS-DOS is Thirty
John Callaham / Neowin.net: MS-DOS turns 30 years old today ... sort of
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Vonage extends cheap international calling to mobile — Vonage is sweetening its Internet calling service by extending its international unlimited calling plans to mobile phones. — The company today introduced Vonage Extensions, which basically extends its home voice calling service to any cell phone.
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog and Softpedia News
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
S3 Graphics deal appears increasingly unlikely to help HTC against Apple — In my previous posts on the dispute between Apple and HTC, most recently this one (in which I explained why Apple won't just settle for money like most other patent holders do), I consistently pointed out that HTC's best chance …
Discussion: Reuters, AllThingsD, I4U News, Edible Apple, Bloomberg and PhoneArena
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Ruling Whittles Down HTC's Patent Case Against Apple
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: HTC's S3 Patents will not Help much Against Apple?
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
BBC iPlayer goes global with iPad app launch in 11 countries — Western Europe first for subscription-based service, with US to follow later in 2011 — BBC Worldwide is launching its global iPlayer service today, via an iPad app that will be made available in 11 countries in Western Europe.
Discussion: The Next Web
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: BBC iPlayer iPad app goes abroad with launch in 11 countries
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
White spaces standards are here. Next up: devices! — Another hurdle was removed today for “Wi-Fi on steroids,” as the IEEE published a wireless standard that could bring high-speed broadband to rural areas. The 802.22TM-2011 standard will be used on frequencies that were used …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Business Wire, Engadget, Telecompetitor, Softpedia News and Electronista
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: New white space standard: up to 22Mbps over 12,000 square miles
Business Wire: IEEE 802.22TM-2011 Standard for Wireless Regional Area Networks in TV Whitespaces Completed
Bernie Arnason / Telecompetitor: New Super Wi-Fi Standard, 802.22, Approved by IEEE
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Before iPhone war, Samsung sells 5m GS2′s in 85 days — Samsung has sold 5 million Galaxy S II (GS2) smartphones in 85 days, making it the fastest selling handset in the company's history. According to Samsung's figures, the device sales are actually accelerating as the phone debuts on more carriers around the world.
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Samsung Galaxy S II Sales Reach 5 Million Globally
Jonathan Royal / DroidMatters.com: Samsung sells 5 million Galaxy S II phones in 85 days
Brad Molen / Engadget: Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will support LTE (update: still unconfirmed)
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: Before U.S. release, over 5 million Samsung Galaxy S2 phones have been sold.
Todd Haselton / BGR: Samsung: 5 million Galaxy S II handsets shipped in 85 days
Steve Kovach / The Business Insider: Samsung's Galaxy S II Is Selling Like Hotcakes And It Hasn't Even Hit The U.S. Yet
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Samsung Galaxy S II Sales Hit Five Million Ahead of U.S. Debut
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Samsung Galaxy S II sales hit 5M in 85 days, Americans still jealous
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy S II Handset in First 85 Days
Roland Hutchinson / Geeky-Gadgets: Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy S II Smartphones In Under 3 Months
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Samsung Galaxy S2 Sales surpass 5 Million
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
DHS Fears a Modified Stuxnet Could Attack U.S. Infrastructure — One year after the discovery of a sophisticated worm that was used to attack centrifuges in Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told Congress it fears the same attack could now be used against critical infrastructures in the U.S.
Discussion: The H Security and Softpedia News
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Fourth Law Firm Withdraws From Representing Paul Ceglia in Facebook Case — Paul Ceglia, who claims he deserves half of Facebook based on an arrangement with Mark Zuckerberg from 2003, has lost another law firm as his case continues. — Edelson McGuire, which had only taken on the case within …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Samsung Is Only Tablet Maker Giving iPad 2′s Display a Run for Its Money — Although the first wave of Android tablets couldn't hold a candle to Apple's iPad 2 when it came to screen quality, analysis firm DisplayMate says the latest Galaxy Tab model offers a significantly better display …
Discussion: This is my next, DisplayMate, PhoneDog.com, Gadget Lab, MacGazette.net, ExtremeTech, 9to5Google, Engadget and Electronista
Joanna Stern / This is my next: Samsung TouchWiz UX update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 available on August 3rd, but only in NYC
DisplayMate: Tablet Display Technology Shoot-Out Apple iPad 2 - Motorola Xoom - Asus Transformer Acer Iconia - Samsung Galaxy Tab
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz UX update to be shown off at August 3rd event
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab: Samsung Reigns as Android's True Champion
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: Galaxy Tab 10.1 squeaks past iPad 2 in tablet display shootout, destroys Xoom
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Samsung issues invites to the “major” Galaxy Tab 10.1 software update unveiling on August 3
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Samsung to roll out Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz UX update on August 3rd in NYC, and NYC only