John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
October iPhone Event to Be Held On Apple Campus — Historically, Apple has held its big product demonstrations in San Francisco. The iPad and iPad 2 where unveiled there, as were all iterations of the iPhone to date. — This year things are going to be different.
Discussion: Examiner, AppleInsider, I4U News, TiPb, GottaBeMobile, MacStories, Business Insider, Apple Bitch, iPhone in Canada Blog, Redmond Pie, MacRumors, MacPost, iDownloadBlog.com, Neowin.net, MacGazette.net, 9to5Mac, Mashable!, Edible Apple, Electronista, CNET News, App Advice, everythingiCafe and Gizmodo
Michael Santo / Examiner: Apple to host Oct. 4 iPhone launch event on-campus: report
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone 5 Media Event is at Apple Campus on October 4
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: October 4 iPhone event to be held on Apple campus?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: October 4th Event To Be Held On Apple Campus
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Rumor: iPhone 5 press event to be held at Apple's campus
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Apple's iPhone announcement to be held on home court
Charlie White / Mashable!: iPhone 5 Event Will Be in Cupertino, Breaking Long-Standing Tradition [REPORT]
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Apple to hold iPhone 5 event on-campus, ATD says
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: October 4th Apple Event To Be Held In Cupertino?
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Apple's October Event to Be Intimate Cupertino Affair
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple blacking out vacation days during second week of October — Apple is quietly denying requests for employee vacations during the second week of October, hinting that the company currently anticipates an influx of customers to its stores around that time related to availability of its new iOS 5 and fifth-generation iPhone products.
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Fresh iPhone/iOS 5 rumors cite Twitter events, vacay days
Carlo Raphael Diokno / PopHerald.com: Yet another iPhone 5 release date rumor
Waisybabu / Redmond Pie: Apple Denying Employee Vacations For 2nd Week Of October, Hints Towards Possible iPhone 5 And iOS 5 Launch [REPORT]
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile: iPhone 5 Release Means No Vacation for Apple Employees
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog: iPhone '5′ Launch Weekend October 14-15th According to Blacked Out Vacation Days?
A.T. Faust III / App Advice: Blacked-Out Apple Vacation Days Indicate The New iPhone Likely To Launch Mid-October
Brad Spirrison / Appolicious Advisor: All signs point to iPhone 5 second week of October
Logging out of Facebook is not enough — Dave Winer wrote a timely piece this morning about how Facebook is scaring him since the new API allows applications to post status items to your Facebook timeline without a users intervention. It is an extension of Facebook Instant and they call it frictionless sharing.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gizmodo, Ben Werdmuller von Elgg, @dannysullivan, LAUNCH, John Furrier, @nikcub, Scripting News and Mike West
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Facebook Cookie Tracks Users Even When They're Logged Out
Ben Werdmuller / Ben Werdmuller von Elgg: Is it time to revive the Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web?
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: Facebook tracks even if logged out http://t.co/gVO3CPtO Kind of isn't new & Google does too. Some quick thoughts http://t.co/IyKysFbk
John Furrier: Facebook Privacy Issues With Timeline - Some Posts To Read - But Ignore Dave Winer's Politics
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Facebook is scaring me — Yesterday I wrote that Twitter should be scared of Facebook.
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Workers' Own Cellphones and iPads Find a Role at the Office — SAN FRANCISCO — Throughout the information age, the corporate I.T. department has stood at the chokepoint of office technology with a firm hand on what equipment and software employees use in the workplace. — They are now in retreat.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yes, Google Drive Is Coming. For Real This Time. — About a month ago, some additions to the code in Chromium (the open source browser behind Chrome) suggested that the long-fabled “GDrive” may be on the verge of actually launching. A week later, user-facing proof started appearing.
Discussion: VentureBeat, wiseCom, Business Insider, Electronista, 9to5Google and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat: Google about to make Google Docs into a virtual hard drive called Google Drive
von JoWigand / wiseCom: Is this the new Google Drive? — Spotted at an event powered …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Google Is Internally Testing, Preparing To Launch ‘Google Drive,’ Its Dropbox Clone
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google: Google Docs to be changed to ‘Google Drive’
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Federal Law Blocks Netflix, Facebook Integration — But Should It? — Facebook announced a slew of updates Thursday making it easier for millions of U.S. customers to effortlessly share their lives via a new timeline — except for details of the movies they're renting.
Unaiz Kabani / Yipit Blog:
Google Offers Having Banner Month in September — Google Offers didn't do particularly well in August - total revenue dropped 23% from July despite a 22% increase in its total number of deals. However, Google's Daily Deal product has radically improved in September.
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:vacanti
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Groupon's Departing COO Could Take Some VERY Valuable Info Back To Google With Her
Cade Metz / The Register:
How the Yahoo! homepage predicts your clicks — We! Know! You! Want! To! Click! Here! — In the summer of 2008, at an artificial intelligence confab deep in Silicon Valley, Yahoo! senior research scientist Deepak Agarwal revealed that the web giant was using automated algorithms …
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
LulzSec Hacker Exposed by the Service He Thought Would Hide Him — On Thursday, the FBI arrested two suspected hackers who allegedly participated in Anonymous and LulzSec attacks. One of them, Cody Kretsinger, faces 15 years in prison for allegedly helping break into the Sony Pictures website …
Discussion: PC World, Examiner, blog.hidemyass.com, SecurityWeek, Slashdot, Cisco Blog and SiliconANGLE
Kevin Fogarty / PC World: Which VPN Anonymity Providers Keep Secrets
Michael Santo / Examiner: LulzSec member's ‘protection’ turned into his undoing
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek: VPN Service Snitched on Alleged LulzSec Member
Jason Lackey / Cisco Blog: Hard Lessons about Hacking and Proxy Services
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Mexico Turns to Twitter and Facebook for Information and Survival — MEXICO CITY — Before the police or news reporters had even arrived at the underpass outside Veracruz where gunmen held up traffic and dumped 35 bodies at rush hour last week, Twitter was already buzzing with fear and valuable information.
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Motorola Xoom 2 evidence mounts — new photos, rumored specs and a Media Edition? — Talk of a younger, slimmer Motorola Xoom just keeps on coming. A helpful tipster is adding fuel to the rumors of a Xoom 2 with these shots of a similar, but not exactly identical Motorola tablet.
Discussion: This is my next, PopHerald.com, Droid Life, TechCrunch, Neowin.net, This is my next, PhoneDog.com, MacNN and Gizmodo
Joanna Stern / This is my next: Exclusive: Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition has an 8.2-inch IPS display, IR blaster, and weighs less …
Joan Lee / PopHerald.com: Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition tipped
Matt Burns / TechCrunch: If A Motorola Android Tab Leaks And It's Just Like The Rest, Does It Really Matter?
John Callaham / Neowin.net: More rumors of Xoom 2 hit the net
Chris Ziegler / This is my next: Exclusive: Motorola Atrix 2 for AT&T specs and press photos, new Lapdock 100 for Webtop
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Is Motorola Making Two Xoom 2s?
Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Exclusive: Motorola Xoom 2 is 9mm thick, shoots 1080p, streams Netflix in HD
Exclusive: Motorola Xoom 2 is 9mm thick, shoots 1080p, streams Netflix in HD
Discussion: Gadgetizor, CNET News, PhoneArena, Liliputing, T3 News, Electronista, PhoneDog.com, Engadget, Neowin.net, Droid Life, Android Community, 9to5Google, MobileWhack.com, Android Phone Fans and Gizmodo
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: More Motorola Xoom 2 leaks: Two models?
Phone Arena: Motorola XOOM 2 to be iPad-2-thin, first with Adobe Flash 11 and Netflix HD streaming onboard
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Next-generation Motorola XOOM details, photos leaked
Richard Wordsworth / T3 News: Motorola Xoom 2 leaks (again) with hands-on pics
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Motorola XOOM 2 caught on camera? [UPDATED]
Christopher White / Neowin.net: Pictures of Motorola Xoom 2 leaked
Chris Burns / Android Community: Motorola XOOM 2 Revealed in leaked photos [UPDATE: More photos revealed]
Jake Smith / 9to5Google: Leak: first pictures of the Motorola Xoom 2
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack.com: Motorola XOOM 2 Pictures Reportedly Leak
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans: Leaked Pics Reveal the Upcoming Motorola Xoom 2?
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Is This Really the Motorola Xoom 2? (Updated)
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
$10 Music Piracy Fine: A Fair Deal Or Just Another Cheap Trick? — Yesterday, PaidContent published a report on Digital Rights Corp, an LA-based firm who monitor file-sharing networks for infringements and contact alleged pirates asking for money. It's 2011, what's new?
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
How Bad Boards Kill Companies: HP — Edited by Frédéric Filloux — 'A good Board can't make a company, but a bad one will inevitably kill it.' Thus spake Barry Weinman, the Gentleman Capitalist, when I joined the VC brotherhood. He meant to tell me to watch out for co-investors …