Today in Tech: iPad 2, Chrome OS netbook, and WikiLeaks

December 10, 2010: 6:11 AM ET

A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.

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    To prevent sensitive documents from leaking out in the future, Major General Richard Webber, commander of Air Force Network Operations, issued the "Cyber Control Order" to "immediately cease use of removable media on all systems, servers, and stand alone machines" on the Defense Department's network. Other military branches have made similar directives. (Wired)

  • The first member of the WikiLeaks hacker group Anonymous was arrested. The unnamed 16-year-old Dutch teen, who admitted to participating in the attacks on Visa and MasterCard, continues to be be interrogated (Ars Technica).
  • Seth Weintraub previews the Chrome OS CR-48 netbook. Features he liked: the MacBook Pro-ish island-style keyboard, lightning-fast browser experience and Verizon's free 100 MB data plan. Not so not? The tinny speakers, average trackpad and confusing photos upload process. (Fortune)
  • In a recent interview, Marc Andreesen admits Andreesen Horowitz upped the range of its deal sizes, from between $50,000 and $50 million to betwen $10,000 and $100 million. (peHUB) More
  • What's in the Mysterious Black Chrome OS Box?

    Chrome OS Cr-48 laptop dissected.

    That anonymous black netbook that Google (GOOG) announced yesterday doesn't have any labels or specs attached to it.  That doesn't mean the web isn't already taking it apart.

    Digitimes says it is produced by Inventec and 60,000 of them are making their way to beta testers.  It will likely be based on an Intel Atom N550 platform which runs at 1.5GHz with 1GB L2 cache.  RAM and storage MORE

    - Dec 8, 2010 1:48 PM ET
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