Today in Tech: A cheaper Nook Tablet coming this week?

February 21, 2012: 3:30 AM ET

Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the long weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day.

Inside a Foxconn factory. Photo: Karson Yiu/ABC News

* Apple (AAPL) granted ABC's Nightline unfettered access to a Foxconn factory. Here's a preview of what they found. (The full segment airs this evening at 11:35 PM EST and PST. (ABC News via Fortune)

* National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander warned that the hacker group dubbed "Anonymous" could have the tools necessary to cause a limited power outage within the next two years. (The Wall Street Journal)

* Microsoft accused Google (GOOG) of essentially bypassing the privacy settings in Internet Explorer to track users. (The Verge)

* Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz on why tech entrepreneurs should dispense with the business classes and listen to rap lyrics instead. (The New York Times)

* The design-focused e-commerce startup, which recently hit 2 million users, is expanding into Europe with the acquisition of Casacanda in a deal valued at nearly $10 million. ( and The Wall Street Journal)

* Barnes and Noble (BKS) reportedly plans to launch an 8-gigabyte version of its Nook Tablet on Feb. 22 to better compete with Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire. (The Verge)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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