Weekend tech reading: Professor was main target of Twitter attack

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Professor main target of assault on Twitter The cyberattacks Thursday and Friday on Twitter and other popular Web services disrupted the lives of hundreds of millions of Internet users, but the principal target appeared to be one man: a 34-year-old economics professor from the republic of Georgia. The New York Times

Apple iTunes 9 details, Blu-ray, app organization One of the new additions to iTunes is said to include Blu-ray support which lines up nicely with a recent Apple Insider report about Apple integrating Blu-ray into their new iMac line-up. Something else that will most likely make a bunch of people happy is that we've been told iTunes 9 will finally include the ability to visually organize and arrange your iPhone and iPod touch applications. The Boy Genius Report

Google Voice to be retooled as Web app for iPhone Already, Google says it is readying a replacement for the Google Voice app that will offer exactly the same features as the rejected app - except that it will take the form of a specialized, iPhone-shaped Web page. For all intents and purposes, it will behave exactly the same as the app would have; you can even install it as an icon on your Home screen. CNET

TDK paves way for 2.5TB drive in early 2010 The storage firm is currently going through qualification tests of 640GB drive platters that would fit into a typical 3.5-inch drive and so would allow significantly more storage than existing 2TB drives from Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital. A premium but commonplace four-platter drive could hold just over 2.5TB of data. Electronista

What works: The Web Way vs. The Wave Way So the big question is whether Wave will succeed as overall in becoming a popular standard for communications on the web, because Google has made an admirable investment in documenting the underlying platform and making it open enough for others to build on and extend. Dashes

IFPI warns GGF to hand over Pirate Bay cash Jo Oliver, lead attorney for the UK-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), wrote Global Gaming Factory CEO Hans Pandeya recently to warn him that it must turn over any cash it plans to pay to acquire Swedish BitTorrent tracker site the Pirate Bay. ZeroPaid

AMD 785G: Small changes add up to big design win AMD's new 785G chipset has just launched, and fresh-from-embargo reviews have hit the streets from a number of hardware sites, including HotHardware, TechReport, PCPerspective, Tom's Hardware, HardwareZone, and Hexus. Ars Technica

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