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September 11, 2013, 12:05 PM

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple TV Software Refresh Coming September 18  —  Nope, Apple didn't show off new Apple TV hardware yesterday.  —  And Apple didn't talk about new software for its Web video box, either.  But it's still coming.  —  People familiar with the company's plans say Apple TV is scheduled …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Forget “Cheap”, The iPhone 5c Is Clearly The iPhone Jony Ive Wanted For iOS 7  —  The “c” in the iPhone 5c title doesn't stand for “cheap”.  It stands for “clueless”.  —  As in, we were all clueless in our speculation on Apple's motivations for creating this device.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
C is for Cognitive Illusion  —  My assumption going into this, sixth iteration, of the iPhone was that we would see the expansion of the iPhone into two distinctly positioned products: a low-end C and a high-end S. The assumption was based on what what we saw with the iPad: the regular iPad and the mini iPad.
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Motorola now shipping 100,000 Moto X phones weekly from Texas  —  (Reuters) - Motorola is shipping 100,000 of its new Moto X phones weekly from a manufacturing facility near Dallas, a modest start for a made-in-the-USA phone that marks the most significant effort to revive the iconic company after Google Inc bought it last year.
Hari Gottipati / GigaOM:
With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things  —  At WWDC in June, Apple quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7.  Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, mentioned nothing about about it in the keynote …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Wall Street Journal:
China Licenses Apple's iPhone With China Mobile's Wireless Standard  —  BEIJING—A Chinese regulator has given the final license necessary for Apple Inc.'s iPhone to run on China Mobile Ltd.'s mobile network, another indication China's largest carrier will soon be releasing an iPhone for the first time.
Guardian:
NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel  —  The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.
More: Guardian and The Verge
Help Net Security:
Backdoored NIST standard revealed, will be reopened for review  —  Following last week's revelation that the NSA has, among other things, influenced the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to adopt an encryption standard that has been made by the NSA to include a weakness known …
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Somini Sengupta / NYT Bits:
Machines Made to Know You, by Touch, Voice, Even by Heart  —  How does a machine verify the identity of a human being?  Irises, heartbeats, fingertips and voices, for starters.  —  Authentication has been a tough nut to crack since the early days of the Web.
More: CNET and I4U NewsTweets: @timbray and @newscaster
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:
Patent Trolls Are Killing Startups — Except When They're Saving Them  —  Kate Endress was living the startup dream.  Two years out of Stanford's business school, she was running a website, Ditto, that offered a way of trying on glasses without actually trying them on, and the operation …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
DARPA reinvents peer-to-peer for battlefield with tactical “torrents”  —  A soldier uses a biometric data capture device on patrol in Afghanistan.  DARPA's CBMEN project aims to let soldiers share biometric data, images, and other tactical information locally without needing to upload it to a server.
More: Gizmodo

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