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October 25, 2010: 6:45 AM ET

Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the weekend's most newsworthy bits below.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photo: Leon Neal/AFP

  • Controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's latest actions -- releasing nearly 400,000 classified documents from the Iraq war -- hasn't gone over well with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who accused the online whistleblower of aiding enemies of the international coalition via Twitter. (Hillicon Valley)
  • Rumors abound that Facebook's latest round of funding will be led by Digital Sky Technologies and Apple, which would make sense given Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs's recent dinner. (Electronista) More
  • How Iran's opposition really uses social media

    Twitter was great for communicating with the West, but other online tools aid increasingly sophisticated activists

    By Jia Lynn Yang, writer

    During protests in Iran this summer over the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, social networking tool Twitter's raison d'être overnight went from frivolous to vital: The world outside Iran followed every spurt of  information that trickled out on mobile phones outfitted with the Twitter application.

    Since then, activists have only grown more MORE

    Dec 16, 2009 12:04 PM ET
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