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We'll keep you up to date on the most important stories in the tech world, and put them in context for you.

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We start with the top 10 stories of the day in the News Fuse

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tmNot long after MIT began an investigation into its role in events leading up to the suicide of open access activist Aaron Swartz, Anonymous defaced the school's Web site. Swartz was arrested in July 2011 and accused of stealing 4 million documents from MIT and Jstor, an archive of scientific journals and academic papers. He faced $4 million in fines and more than 50 years in prison if convicted.http://allthingsd.com/20130113/mit-responds-to-death-of-activist-aaron-swartz-begins-internal-investigation/

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tmYou may or may not be done with enabling Java on your machines, but Oracle still has a fix for you. Oracle released Java 7 update 11 Sunday fixing two attention-getting security issues and changing the default Java Security Level to high. You can get it from the Java Control Panel or from Oracle's website. However, HD Moore, chief security officer of Rapid7, said it could take two years for Oracle to fix all the security flaws in the version of Java used to surf the webhttp://developers.slashdot.org/story/13/01/14/1641248/security-expert-says-java-vulnerability-could-take-years-to-fix-despite-patch

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tmhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57563792-37/apple-shares-flirt-with-$500-following-iphone-5-demand-worries/

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tmSamsung announced the company has sold more than 100 million Galaxy S devices, including 40 million Galaxy S III's over the past two months. That 40 million in two months equals the lifetime sales of Galaxy S IIs.http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/14/3874576/samsung-sells-over-100-million-galaxy-s-devices

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tmMondays numbers from Gartner showed declining PC shipments worldwide by 5% in Q4. But Gartner's numbers show US Mac shipments rising 5.4% in Q4 seeming to contradict IDC's sales estimates from last week which showed a decline in US Mac sales of .2%. The difference between shipped and sold could account for some of the discrepancy, however most of Gartner and IDC's numbers for other vendors matched closely.http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/gartner-idc-release-conflicting-4q-u.s.-numbers-for-mac-sales

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tmBexar County, Texas, home of San Antonion has unveiled its plans for a 100% digital public library. The project is headed by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff who says "If you want to get an idea what it looks like, go into an Apple store." Judge Nelson says he was inspired by reading Walter ISaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. Artist's conceptions of the library show rows of long tables with plenty of computers available. If the project is successful, it'll be the first 100% digital public library in the United States.http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/13/3872478/americas-first-bookless-public-library-will-look-like-an-apple-store

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tmBaidu and Orange announced a partnership today. Orange will pre-load its phones sold in Africa and the Middle East with a custom Baidu mobile browser. It's an exclusive deal for one year and the browser will be localized for each market. The first phones with the browser pre-installed will launch later this year, but the browser will be available as a free download starting today.http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/14/baidus-mobile-browser-steps-out-of-asia-and-into-africa-in-an-exclusive-france-telecom-deal/

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tmThe Wall Street Journal reports Apple cut its orders for iPhone 5 screens last month by roughly half, as well reducing orders for other screens. Analysts have been predicting Apple would face declining phone and tablet sales. The stock market seems to believe the reports and Apple stock dropped towards $500 a share Monday morning. Apple's stock has declined 17% int he last three months.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21013087

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tmThe Royal Canadian Mounted Police are looking into the disappearance of a hard drive containing personal information of 583,000 student loan borrowers. The Department of Human Resources and Skill Development first noticed the drive was missing on November 5th, but didn't know the contents of the drive until December. The unencrypted hard drive contained sensitive information like social insurance numbers and student loan balances.http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1314050--hard-drive-containing-583-000-student-loan-records-missing

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tmIn the continuing march of good news for RIM, The Verge reports the company received 15,000 app submissions in two days. RIM hosted a Port-A-Thon Jan11th and 12th to encourage developers to submit apps and offered $100 for every app accepted. Also the first developers submitting multiple apps could get free hardware like a PlayBook or a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device. So this isn't your normal 37.5 hours.http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/14/3874696/blackberry-10-15000-app-submissions

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tmAaron Swartz's family releases statement, blames overreaching prosecutors for his untimely deathhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/1/12/3870500/aaron-swartz-family-statement-blames-reddit-suicide-on-government

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MIT president calls for "thorough analysis" of school's involvement with Swartzhttp://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/mit-president-calls-for-thorough-analysis-of-schools-involvement-with-swartz/

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Prosecutor as Bullyhttp://lessig.tumblr.com/post/40347463044/prosecutor-as-bully

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Researchers begin posting article PDFs to twitter in #pdftribute to Aaron Swartzhttp://neuroconscience.com/2013/01/13/researchers-begin-posting-article-pdfs-to-twitter-in-pdftribute-to-aaron-swartz/

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#pdftribute feedhttps://twitter.com/search?q=pdftribute&src=typd

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Aaron Swartz digital archivehttp://archive.org/details/aaronsw

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Aaron Swartz killed himself Friday. He was a creator of RSS 1.0, Reddit and Creative Commons.
- Swartz was arrested and was being prosecuted for writing a python script that he allegedly used to offload large quantity of JSTOR documents from an unlocked network closet at MIT in January of 2011.
- Swartz had legal access to the database. JSTOR dropped the case. MIT waffled. The government championed it facing more than 50 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars worth of property.
- The family statement said "Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed to his death."
- MIT President Rafael Reif appointed professor Hal Abelson to lead a thorough analysis of the school's involvement.
_ LESSIG: "I get wrong. But I also get proportionality. And if you don’t get both, you don’t deserve to have the power of the United States government behind you."
TRIBUTES
- Academics posting research papers on Twitter with hashtag #pdftribute (suggested by Micah Allen, has tag coined by Eva Vivalt and wave of tweets pushed by Jessica Richman)
- Brewster Kahle, Carl Malamud, and Aaron Swartz's other radical archivist friends have put together an open repository for peoples' electronic Aaron Swartz files.
Q: Why does 'intellectual property' crime cause such intense reactions? What benefit does it bring society?

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Apple reportedly cuts iPhone screen orders on weak demandhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57563747-37/apple-reportedly-cuts-iphone-screen-orders-on-weak-demand/

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WSJ reports iPhone 5 screen orders cut for Q1 2013 other screen orders cut as well
- In December, UBS analyst Steven Milunovich slashed his iPhone sales estimates for the March, June, and September 2013 quarters by 5 million units each quarter, while sales estimates for the iPad were cut by 2 million per quarter.
- also trimmed his earnings estimates for Apple for fiscal 2013 and 2014 and lowered the stock's target price to $700 from $780.
- Earnings report Jan. 23
Q: Phone market is mature and tablet is maturing. Does APple need a new project or more innovation in existing lines?

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tmWindows 8 fails to lift PC market as tablets soar, Gartner sayshttp://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57563786-75/windows-8-fails-to-lift-pc-market-as-tablets-soar-gartner-says/

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The tablet effect? Worldwide PC shipments fall to 90.3 million in Q4 2012http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/01/14/worldwide-pc-shipments-fall-in-the-fourth-quarter-of-2012-to-90-4-million/

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Gartner follows on IDC's numbers showing 4.9% drop in worldwide PC sales Q4
- Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner says consumers shifting consumption to tablets
- Cheap tablets beat cheap notebooks as hot Christmas gift
- Lightweight cheap PCs took the hit. PC ASPs should rise
- Windows 8? “The launch of Windows 8 had no impact on PC demand, especially as Ultramobile products were both limited in supply, as well as being priced too high,” said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner.
- HP took top spot back from Lenovo in Q4, over the year Asus has shown the highest rate of growth with shipments increasing 17.1 percent.
- In US, Apple, Lenovo and HP all saw growth in PC sales in Q4

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tmWhat Facebook should announce on Tuesdayhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/01/13/facebook-to-the-future/

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- tues FB event. Techcrunch says they're hearing Messenger for iPad? with emoticons, photosharing, read receipts, location tagging, group messaging, and the new voice-recorded messaging feature
- Techrunch also speculates: FB search? better Timeline (more than just searchable by month), standalone content feeds, revamped FB Notes (like Tumblr), video chat, phone?
what does FB need to announce?

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tmThe FBI Needs Hackers, Not Backdoorshttp://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/01/wiretap-backdoors/

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Matt Blaze (directs the Distributed Systems Lab at the University of Pennsylvania) and Susan Landau (Guggenheim Scholar, former Sun distinguished engineer) have an opinion piece on Wired
- FBI wants backdoors legislated into Internet so they can wiretap easier. very switch, every router, every application, every device
- In 1994 CALEA all telephone switches include FBI-approved wiretapping capabilities.
- IN 2004 - backdoors in Greek switches hacked, Every switch for sale to DoD had vulnerabilities
- Argue backdoors open way for more crime, software already buggy, hack existing vulnerabilities (with warrant)
Q: Should the FBI step up hacking in place of legislating mods?

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CBS forced CNET staff to recast vote after Hopper won 'Best in Show' at CEShttp://www.theverge.com/2013/1/14/3874682/exclusive-cbs-forced-cnet-editors-to-recast-vote-after-hopper-win

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Greg Sandoval resigns from CNEThttps://twitter.com/sandoCNET

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Joshua Topolsky form The Verge reports behind the scenes of CNET's reversal of the Best of nomination for Dish's Hopper with Sling.
- Asserts Hopper had won best of and that's what ticked off CBS
- Describes direct decision from Moonves to Larkin
- Jim Lanzone (president CBSi) and Turrentine fought hard against decision
- Asserts editors fought for full disclosure but were rebuffed
- Greg Sandoval announced on Twitter that he has resigned over the controversy.
Q: What should CNET do? What should CBS do?

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Disney to Unveil New “Gaming Initiative” Called Infinity, tomorrow 1/15

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Hi TNT crew.

You guys missed the most important point of comparison between the Wii and Wii U sales figures. Nintendo unlike Sony and Microsoft had always sold their consoles at a profit until the Nintendo 3DS price drop in 2011, from that point on Nintendo has taken a loss on both their new hardware lines (3DS and Wii U). So since the Wii has always been sold at a profit and the Wii U is sold at a loss that makes the 460,000 Wii U's vs 475,000 Wii's just bad news all around for Nintendo.

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Data on the Wii U profitability:
Wii U profitable with just one software sale
http://www.gamespot.com/news/wii-u-profitable-with-just-one-software-sale-6400457
http://www.gamespot.com/news/wii-u-profitable-with-just-one-software-sale-6400457

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