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5:55 AM ET, September 5, 2011

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Stores begin iCloud and iOS 5 training, may hint at imminent launch  —  As Apple's yet-to-be-made-official fall festivities approach, we've heard that Apple has begun iOS 5 and iCloud training with retail store employees.  According to these sources, training is done through …
Discussion: TiPb, SlashGear, Neowin.net and FT Tech Hub
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Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com:
Best Buy prepping for Sprint iPhone 5 in the first week of October?
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
iPhone 5 launch could be signaled by ‘Apple fixture installation’ at Best Buy on October 21st
Mike Anderson / NBC Bay Area:
Behind Google's Freddie Mercury Doodle  —  Go behind the scenes of one of the most involved Google doodles ever.  —  Google is celebrating what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Monday with its second longest doodle to date.  —  Google is celebrating what would have been …
Jean-Louis Gassee / Monday Note:
An Apple TV Set In Our Future?  —  Not another Apple TV black box but a real 50" flat-screen TV, “Designed by Apple in California” — and Made in China, like most Apple products.  Or Made In Korea, if the company concludes a new pact with its best frenemy, Samsung, the new king of TV sets, the new Sony.
Jacob Appelbaum / Tor Blog:
DigiNotar Damage Disclosure  —  About an hour ago I was contacted by the Dutch Government with more details about the DigiNotar Debacle.  It seems that they're doing a great job keeping on top of things and doing the job that DigiNotar should've done in July.
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Andreas Udo de Haes / Computerworld:
CIA, Mossad, MI6 targeted by Iranian DigiNotar-hackers
Stewart Mitchell / PC Pro:
Confusion prompts customers to desert HP  —  The ongoing confusion over HP's future plans is causing customers to abandon ship, according to reports.  —  The company has been sending out mixed messages since its shock announcement to quit the PC business, as well as stop production of its webOS TouchPad tablet.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Hulu bidding heats up as DirecTV drops out  —  Satellite TV operator DirecTV has dropped out of the bidding process for Hulu after submitting too low of a bid, according the Financial Times.  —  Hulu has been on sale since June, with bids fluxuating between $1.5 and $2 billion.
Robert Scoble / Google+:
I am asking Google to remove me from the Google+ suggested user list.  Here is my thinking.  —  1. I don't need to be on the list.  My bosses don't care.  It isn't needed for my role in the industry or my business model.  By being off the list on Twitter I have found my natural audience.
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
DNS hack hits popular websites: Daily Telegraph, The Register, UPS, etc  —  Popular websites including The Register, The Daily Telegraph, UPS, and others have fallen victim to a DNS hack that has resulted in visitors being redirected to third-party webpages.
Joi Ito's Web:
Designing systems for transparency robustness  —  I've had some interesting conversations about the role of transparency and privacy and I have an opinion about this.  I think that we have a world where those in power have secrecy and citizen are forced to be transparent.
Peter Delevett / Mercury News:
Mountain View emerging as major center of Silicon Valley innovation  —  “Mountain View,” Paul Graham intoned, “is sort of the center of Silicon Valley.”  —  The co-founder of Y Combinator was speaking of the city's place on the map while showing a recent visitor around his startup hothouse.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Grading the Digital School: Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value  —  CHANDLER, Ariz. — Amy Furman, a seventh-grade English teacher here, roams among 31 students sitting at their desks or in clumps on the floor.  They're studying Shakespeare's “As You Like It” — but not in any traditional way.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Andy Carvin: the man who tweets revolutions  —  NPR's media strategist has become a leading player in the breaking news business  —  Andy Carvin insists that the introduction on his Google Plus profile - “I tweet revolutions” - is a joke, but nevertheless that's what he's famous for.
 
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CBS News:
Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft weighs in on Mosaid-Nokia patent deal
Jamie Davidson / The Cat Was Killed:
An exploration of Yelp's own filtered reviews
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
Jo Adetunji / Guardian:
‘Twitter terrorists’ face 30 years after being charged in Mexico
Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
Why HP's Hasty, Bumbling Decision To Dump Mobile Hardware May Doom WebOS
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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Microsoft to win from Google Motorola buy: Acer
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
The decline and fall of TiVo and Media Center
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Understanding the iOS and Android Market in China
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:eldon