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Stories from August 7, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. ToS;DR — TL;DR for Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (tos-dr.info)
629 points by hugoroy on Aug 7, 2012 | 128 comments
2. Wikipedia Redefined (wikipediaredefined.com)
550 points by troethom on Aug 7, 2012 | 288 comments
3. Jack Dorsey: Today Starbucks Signed up for Square (squareup.com)
435 points by mynameisraj on Aug 8, 2012 | 188 comments
4. The weakest link by far is Apple (marco.org)
421 points by rsobers on Aug 7, 2012 | 166 comments
5. Responding to Wired's ad hominem hatchet job (dubfire.net)
344 points by wglb on Aug 8, 2012 | 158 comments
6. Germany's laws on github, machine-readable and ready to be forked (github.com)
325 points by jaseg on Aug 8, 2012 | 73 comments
7. HN statistics (labs.im)
313 points by nhoss2 on Aug 7, 2012 | 63 comments
8. Google's Autonomous cars complete 300,000 miles without an accident (techcrunch.com)
288 points by tbenst on Aug 7, 2012 | 263 comments
9. Veteran NYTimes Photographer Arrested & Allegedly Beaten by NYPD (chasejarvis.com)
255 points by aaronbrethorst on Aug 7, 2012 | 90 comments
10. Please turn on two-factor authentication (mattcutts.com)
224 points by cleverjake on Aug 7, 2012 | 258 comments
11. Internet Archive Starts Seeding 1,398,875 Torrents (torrentfreak.com)
203 points by vibrunazo on Aug 8, 2012 | 40 comments
12. Starbucks Chooses Square for Payments (squareup.com)
180 points by MIT_Hacker on Aug 8, 2012 | 63 comments
13. Ask HN: Where is the Hostility on HN Coming From?
171 points by OoTheNigerian on Aug 8, 2012 | 151 comments
14. Released footage of the police raid on the Kim Dotcom mansion (3news.co.nz)
167 points by AhtiK on Aug 8, 2012 | 92 comments
15. What I've Learned About Learning (raganwald.posterous.com)
149 points by slig on Aug 7, 2012 | 30 comments
16. Apple Suspends Over-the-Phone AppleID Password Resets (wired.com)
130 points by derpenxyne on Aug 8, 2012 | 55 comments
17. Decrypt.py: Act like a decrypting hacker on tv (github.com)
128 points by hendrikp on Aug 7, 2012 | 51 comments
18. Amazon Quietly Closes Security Hole After Journalist’s Devastating Hack (wired.com)
120 points by sciwiz on Aug 7, 2012 | 38 comments
19. The Beauty of Bresenham's Algorithm (free.pages.at)
118 points by arlog on Aug 7, 2012 | 46 comments
20. Synthetic biology is heading for the cloud (judegomila.com)
111 points by judegomila on Aug 7, 2012 | 66 comments
21. Racket v5.3 (racket-lang.org)
115 points by shawndumas on Aug 7, 2012 | 50 comments
22. Riak 1.2 Officially Released (basho.com)
124 points by pharkmillups on Aug 7, 2012 | 40 comments
23. Picplum launches Photo Printing API (picplum.com)
92 points by lyime on Aug 7, 2012 | 25 comments
24. Judge Alsup orders Oracle, Google to disclose paid advocates (arstechnica.com)
89 points by ben1040 on Aug 7, 2012 | 25 comments
25. Lon Seidman gets YouTube takedown notice for public domain video from NASA (plus.google.com)
87 points by codeka on Aug 8, 2012 | 56 comments
26. Easel (YC S12) launches as an easier way to design for the web in your browser (techcrunch.com)
82 points by mcolyer on Aug 7, 2012 | 26 comments
27. Filepicker.io now supports Instagram, Flickr and Video Recording (filepicker.io)
82 points by brettcvz on Aug 7, 2012 | 26 comments
28. The Best Recruiters – followup to The Recruiter Honeypot (ewherry.com)
82 points by jianshen on Aug 7, 2012 | 13 comments
29. Airtel, an Indian ISP, penalized for blocking a torrent site (medianama.com)
78 points by denzil_correa on Aug 8, 2012 | 5 comments
30. Watch High-Speed Trading Bots Go Berserk (technologyreview.com)
71 points by cpeterso on Aug 7, 2012 | 86 comments
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