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9:30 PM ET, August 6, 2011

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Zach Epstein / BGR:
Here's the full change log for iOS 5 beta 5  —  Apple just pushed iOS 5 beta 5 out to developers and wouldn't you know, we've got the full change log for you to feast your eyes on.  Hit the jump for all the iOS 5 changes you can handle.  —  Thanks, Jean!  —  Notes and Known Issues
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 5 to Developers  —  In a surprise move, Apple has released iOS 5 Beta 5 (build 9A5288d) to developers on Saturday.  Apple typically releases new developer seeds on weekdays.  Alongside the iOS 5 beta 5 release is Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 5, iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 and Apple TV Software beta 4.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Defcon panel: Anonymous is here.  LulzSec is here.  They're everywhere  —  A panel at Defcon that focused on the hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec was as confusing, chaotic and free-wheeling as the organizations themselves.  The panel included a masked man, introduced as Baron von Arrr …
Discussion: Computerworld
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John D. Sutter / CNN:
DEF CON: The event that scares hackers  —  The masked figure has two faces and four digital eyes — clairvoyant blue — that track back and forth constantly, as if recording the movements of everyone who enters.  —  That awkwardly self-conscious — even slightly paranoid …
Discussion: Bits
Somini Sengupta / Bits:
At a Hacker Conference, Plenty of Friendly Feds  —  LAS VEGAS — Why are the Feds hobnobbing with hackers?  —  Defcon, a convention of computer hackers here, was crawling with federal agents on Friday.  They smiled, shook hands, handed out their business cards, spoke on a panel called …
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Inside iCloud: Apple's new Documents & Data cloud service  —  In place of the simple cloud storage and web hosting services in today's MobileMe, including iDisk, iWeb and Gallery, Apple is preparing an innovative new cloud-based Documents & Data service.  Here's how it works.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple now allows developer MobileMe users to migrate their accounts to iCloud  —  As promised, Apple has opened up a new portal at me.com/move for developers that the MobileMe service to migrate their entire account over to iCloud.  The process is quite simple as you can see in the screenshots above and below.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
20 years ago today, the World Wide Web opened to the public  —  Today is a significant day in the history of the Internet.  On 6 August 1991, exactly twenty years ago, the World Wide Web became publicly available.  Its creator, the now internationally known Tim Berners-Lee …
Raphael G. Satter / Associated Press:
Group hacks US law enforcement sites, steals data … LONDON (AP) — The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it has hacked into some 70 mostly rural law enforcement websites in the United States, a breach that one local police chief said had leaked information about an ongoing investigation.
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Lucian Constantin / Softpedia News:
Antisec Hackers Dump Massive Cache of Law Enforcement Data
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Oracle and Google keep wrangling over potentially impactful Lindholm draft email  —  During this month of August, Oracle's lawsuit against Google is mostly about Google's renewed attempt to have Oracle's copyright infringement allegations thrown out as well as a variety of discovery issues …
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Will tech stocks — and Zynga's IPO — survive this week's market bloodbath?  —  Stock market investors are in a bloodbath.  But technology stocks in the past few months have been relatively protected.  There was even talk of a “bubble.”  Now, recent market activity has sent investors running …
Discussion: TechFlash and DealBook, Thanks:logicalmoron
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Exclusive: Facebook's Smoking Gun in the Ceglia Case?  The Authentic Contract  —  On Friday, Facebook's lawyers made news when they told a court hearing a lawsuit brought by the alleged initial investor in Facebook, Paul Ceglia, that they'd found the “smoking gun” proving the alleged investment contract was a fraud.
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