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9:30 AM ET, August 6, 2011

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Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Why Facebook and Google's Concept of ‘Real Names’ Is Revolutionary  —  The primary version of identity online is a radical departure from what we expect in real life  —  Should you have to use your real name online?  It's an issue that's long simmered among social media critics and supporters alike.
Discussion: En Tequila Es Verdad
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Police, City Use Ridiculous ‘Cyberstalking’ Claim To Try To Identify & Jail Creator Of Mocking Videos  —  An anonymous reader points us to the absolutely crazy goings on in Renton, Washington, where the police and city prosecutor are seeking jailtime for an anonymous person (or people) …
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 …
Discussion: pastee.org and Boing Boing
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.
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Motorola Droid 3 review  —  The original Motorola Droid was a trailblazing phone when it launched.  In fact, it's a historical device — one of the very first Android phones and the very first to take on Verizon's Droid moniker.  But beyond all that, it boasted features unlike any other phone at the time …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Kindle 3 refurb prices slashed: Fourth-gen update imminent?  —  Amazon's rumored Kindle refresh could be fast incoming, with the retailer seemingly clearing inventory of the existing third-gen model with a refurb price cut.  Having been roughly $10 cheaper than new models since March …
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans:
Amazon Expected To Ship As Many As 3 Million “Coyote” Tablets By October  —  Amazon is prepping for a massive invasion of their 7-inch Android tablets in Q3.  Apparently, Amazon's manufacturing partner Quanta (who also makes the Kindle and Playbook) expects to ship around 3 million …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Do You Live In An Android State Or An iPhone State?  —  It is clear by now that Android is winning the overall mobile market share battle in the U.S. among smart phones.  But how does the battle break down by state?  Mobile ad network Jumptap put out a report this morning (embedded below) …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Why Did Apple Register ApplePico.com?  —  Apple has understandably long had an interest in controlling domain names associated with its products and features, as recently evidenced by the company snapping up 50 new domain names immediately following its announcements at WWDC earlier this year.
Discussion: Computerworld and iClarified
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
HTTPS Everywhere  —  HTTPS Everywhere 1.0 has been released, and the project is out of beta.  Version 1.0 includes support for over 1,000 new sites, a better UI, and performance improvements.  Click here to install it!  —  HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between …
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
Human Driver Crashes Google's Self Driving Car*  —  Google's self driving cars have gotten into their first accident, Justin Hyde at Jalopnik reports.  —  A reader sent in a photo of a Google car having rear ended another Prius.  You can tell it's a self driving car by the thing on the roof of the car.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Groupon Will Dump Controversial ACSOI Accounting in Amended IPO Filing  —  According to numerous sources close to the situation and after regulatory pressure, Groupon will amend its S-1 public offering filing to remove references to an unusual accounting treatment that has attracted controversy.
Discussion: VentureBeat and CNET News
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Twitter and the Ultimate Algorithm: Signal Over Noise (With Major Business Model Implications)  —  Note: I wrote this post without contacting anyone at Twitter.  I do know a lot of folks there, and as regular readers know, have a lot of respect for them and the company.
Discussion: GigaOM
FBI:
The FBI's Child ID App  —  Putting Safety in Your Hands  —  You're shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears.  A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful.  What do you do?  —  Now there's a free new tool from the FBI that can help.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
In dispute with Google, Oracle asks Chicago court to compel deposition of Motorola Mobility  —  Oracle's lawsuit against Google has been going on for almost exactly a year before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco), and one particular element of the dispute …
Discussion: Computerworld and Electronista
Corynne McSherry / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Refuses to Return Seized Domain Name, Claims Shutting Down Speech Doesn't Cause a Substantial Hardship  —  In a cursory opinion issued today that left us scratching our heads, a federal judge has ruled that the government does not have to return a domain name seized by Immigration …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Domain Seizures Do Not Violate Free Speech, U.S. Court Rules
Discussion: Electronista, TechEye and Slashdot
 
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Bloomberg:
Twitter, Square Are Said to Bar Investors From Trading Shares on Exchanges
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
How Social Network LinkedIn Leverages Social Media For Investor Relations
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Exclusive: Groupon subscribers jump to 115 million
Discussion: VentureBeat and VatorNews
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple disabling non-developer devices running iOS 5? Doubt it.
Martin Fowler / Bliki:
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Discussion: NPR and Techdirt
J.B. / Fusible.com:
Rumor: Next tablet for device maker Motorola will be called Kore
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Rough Trades: Digital Derivatives Hit the Bitcoin Markets as Wall Street Bankers Take Interest
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
More on Google and Patents
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Feds hack past anonymity, bust 72 users of child abuse “horror” site
Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
Facebook Cites ‘Smoking Gun’ Proof of Fraud by Man Claiming Company Stake
AppleInsider:
Needham sees Apple stock hitting $540 on sales of 54M iPads in 2012
Aaron Lee / DigiTimes:
Ultrabooks and tablet PCs are short-term fads, says Acer founder
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Porn studio loses appeal in Google copyright case
Discussion: Techdirt and AllThingsD