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8:35 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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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 …
John D. Sutter / CNN:
DEF CON: The event that scares hackers
Discussion: Bits
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  —  Hackers associated with Anonymous' Operation Antisec have leaked a massive cache of personal records, email messages and confidential documents belonging to law enforcement agencies.  —  The data was obtained recently …
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 …
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.
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
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google “I Love Lucy” Logo For Lucille Ball's 100th Birthday  —  If she were alive, it would be the 100th birthday of comedian Lucille Ball.  For that anniversary, Google's done a special logo, in the shape of a television and which plays several clips from classic “I Love Lucy” episodes.
Scott Hanselman:
Hackers can kill Diabetics with Insulin Pumps from a half mile away - Um, no. Facts vs. Journalistic Fear mongering  —  There's a story making the rounds on Twitter right now.  Engadget “reports” researcher sees security issue with wireless insulin pumps, hackers could cause lethal doses.
 
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Why Did Apple Register ApplePico.com?
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Bloomberg:
Twitter, Square Are Said to Bar Investors From Trading Shares on Exchanges
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Twitter and the Ultimate Algorithm: Signal Over Noise (With Major Business Model Implications)
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Motorola Droid 3 review
Discussion: Gizmodo
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Why Facebook and Google's Concept of ‘Real Names’ Is Revolutionary
Discussion: En Tequila Es Verdad
 

 
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Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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