This Day in Tech: Net neutrality rules coming soon; AT&T-iPad site hacker fights back in court

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, September 12.

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Boonsri Dickinson is a multimedia journalist who covers science, technology, and start-ups. She is a contributing editor at CBS SmartPlanet, and her work has appeared in Wired, New Scientist, Technology Review, and Discover magazine. E-mail Boonsri.
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Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, September 12.

• AT&T-iPad site hacker goes to court. The hacker said in an e-mail: "I did not fold the two previous times when the FBI tried to frame me as a terrorist" for allegedly calling in a bomb threat to a synagogue (a charge he denies). "I will not fold now when they try to libel me as a thief. My indictment conveys a message that I am some sort of identity thief."

• CNET's Laura Locke explains the daily deals business. Plus, daily-deals revenue is at an all-time high.

• In a week or so, Apple will give iOS 5 to its device assemblers.

Innovation is dead in the United States. PayPal founders Peter Thiel and Max Levchin discuss why at TechCrunch Disrupt.

• Here's a startup every food lover will like. Farmigo's service hooks customers up with inexpensive farm-fresh meat and produce. CNET's Daniel Terdiman reports: "Already, Farmigo has created a network of more than 1,500 delivery/pick-up locations, many of which are at companies like Google, where dozens of employees are taking advantage of the ability to pick up their groceries right at work. The same goes for other types of locations, including community centers or schools."

• Obama's jobs bill: "As part of this legislation, he is calling for wireless auctions that would help reduce the deficit and would also provide wireless broadband services for at least 98 percent of Americans. These are goals that his administration has also outlined in the National Broadband Plan."

• Net neutrality rules could go into effect in a few months. Questions on Net neutrality? Check out our FAQ.

• Amazon gets into e-book rentals. The online bookseller is excited about a subscription plan for books. Could this lead to a digital library for all of us?

More hacker news. The hacker who breached security at DigiNotar has resurfaced. This time, he claims he can exploit Microsoft's Windows Update to issue fake updates. "I'm able to issue Windows update--Microsoft's statement about Windows Update and that I can't issue such update is totally false," Comodohacker said.

• Coming to a Facebook near you: Miramax movie rentals.