Apple may move to a new standard for dock connectors, you can take the Fifth on encrypted drives, and RapidShare clamps down on free users.
- Apple Getting Ready to Ditch the Traditional iPhone, iPad, and iPod Dock Connector: Apple may be moving toward a smaller port to get past space conflicts with internal components like larger batteries. [iMore]
- Appeals Court Upholds Constitutional Right Against Forced Decryption: The new ruling found that if authorities don’t know the contents of encrypted drives, then making the defendant decrypt them would be a form of testimony protected by the Fifth Amendment. [EFF Press Room]
- RapidShare Slows Download Speeds to Drive Away Pirates: Taking a stance against copyright infringement, the file hosting service now severely throttles most downloads for free users. If premium uploaders provide the company with substantial information about themselves, their files, and where the files are linked, then free users can download those files at the old, faster rates. [TorrentFreak]
- Wikipedia Visual Editor Coming Soon: Wikipedia is testing a visual interface as a more accessible alternative to wiki-markup language for writing and editing articles. [ghacks]
- HTC Sensation and Sensation XE ICS ROMs Leak: Test builds of HTC’s first Android 4.0 updates have leaked on the XDA Developers forums. The quality of these early releases suggests the official updates will come soon. [XDA Developers]
- Flashback Mac Trojan Horse Infections Increasing with New Variant: The login-harvesting malware uses Java vulnerabilities and duplicitous pop-ups to gain access, but actively avoids most security software, so just having any virus protection should prevent it from installing. [The Mac Security Blog]