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August 17, 2013, 10:45 PM

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Vijith Assar / Slashdot:
Early Apple Employees Talk Memories of Steve Jobs, New Movie  —  Daniel Kottke and Bill Fernandez, who worked with Jobs in Apple's early days, discuss how the new biopic matches up to the past Daniel Kottke and Bill Fernandez had front-row seats to the birth of the personal computing industry …
Steve Wozniak / Gizmodo:
Jobs, Reviewed by Steve Wozniak  —  In the discussion section of our Jobs review, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak weighed in with his own impressions of the movie—and how he and others were portrayed.  What follows is Woz's unedited take on Jobs:  —  I saw Jobs tonight.  I thought the acting throughout was good.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft apologizes for three-day Outlook.com outage, says caching issue was to blame  —  Microsoft today confirmed it has finally resolved an issue with Outlook.com that has been affecting some users for up to three days.  The company apologized multiple times to those affected …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Webcam spying goes mainstream as Miss Teen USA describes hack  —  Wolf detailing her experience.  —  CNN/WPIX  —  Webcam hacking has officially gone mainstream with yesterday's revelation that the new Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, was the victim of a “sextortion” plot in which someone …
David Talbot / MIT Technology Review:
Remotely Assembled Malware Blows Past Apple's Screening Process  —  Research unmasks a weakness of Apple's App Store: new apps apparently are run for only a few seconds before approval.  —  WHY IT MATTERS  —  More than 600 million devices with Apple's iOS have been sold.
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Big-data ad platform Rocket Fuel plans $100M IPO  —  The founders and executives of Rocket Fuel are about to get much richer.  —  Dec. 4 - 5, 2013  —  Redwood City, CA  —  Early Bird Tickets on Sale  —  Ad network and data-analysis company Rocket Fuel is planning a $100 million initial …
RT:
Hacker posts Facebook bug report on Zuckerberg's wall  —  A Palestinian information system expert says he was forced to post a bug report on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page after the social network's security team failed to recognize that a critical vulnerability he found allows anyone to post on someone's wall.
More: KhalilTweets: @flyosity and @xylit0l
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Inside the bitter YouTube battle between Microsoft and Google  —  Why do these companies love to hate each other?  —  The gloves are off: Microsoft and Google find themselves battling in more product areas than ever while fighting a very public war of words.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Virus targets the social network in new fraud twist  —  (Reuters) - In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.  —  As social media has become increasingly influential in shaping reputations, hackers have used …
More: The Verge and ForbesTweets: @doubleeph and @josephmenn

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