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Pre-caffeine tech: Apple updates, Facebook addiction!

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Last night at the D: All Things Digital shindig, CEO Tim Cook was all blah blah blah about Steve Jobs, friending Facebook, killing Ping, teaching Siri,  and China's labor practices. It's actually pretty darn interesting, and you can see video highlights here.

In other Apple news, an early prototype of the iPad with a surprising design quirk has sold for just over $10,000 on eBay because why now? 

And oh snap! The Electronic Foundation says Apple's devices and operating systems are a  "crystal prison."

Meanwhile, hot on the heels of the new version of Chrome OS come two new pieces of hardware from Samsung: an updated Series 5 Chromebook and a "Chromebox," which Google is hoping will sell as a low-cost desktop or media device. 

Meanwhile, the flame virus that invaded Iran's computer networks made in USA? That's what U.S. computer security experts tell NBC News. 

Britain's very earth-bound BBC News at One program found itself using the logo from the Halo games' Space Command in place of the U.N. logo. 

We're Number Five! We're Number Five! Consumers in the United States join others in countries such as Singapore, Mexico, Spain and Japan when it comes to having the least-protected personal computers

Speaking of dumb computer things, this family was robbed after a teenager posted a photo of money on Facebook.

In closing, 33 ways to tell if you're addicted to Facebook!

— compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or Facebook. Also, Google+.