Today in Tech: Salman Rushdie takes on Facebook by JP Mangalindan @FortuneMagazine November 15, 2011, 8:16 AM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Fortune’s curated selection of newsworthy tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you every day. * Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, told CNBC that his company spent about $10.7 billion this year to buy 64 million IBM IBM shares, acquiring a bold 5.5% stake in the company. (Fortune) Author Salman Rushdie * Author Salman Rushdie raised a ruckus on Twitter yesterday after Facebook deactivated his account, then later reinstated it with the name used on his passport instead. The kerfuffle emphasized a continuing problem surrounding online identities. The New York Times explores who whose business is it — and why? (The New York Times) * Several notable employees and board members have recently left Twitter. Here’s a tally. (Fortune) * Have we moved beyond focusing purely on technical specifications now that we have devices like the MacBook Air or Kindle Fire? That’s what TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler argues. (TechCrunch) * Apple’s iTunes Match service, which basically scans users iTunes libraries and matches them to the music available on the iTunes store, went live yesterday. (The Loop) * Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of the four co-founders of the social network Diaspora, committed suicide over the weekend at the age of 22. (CNNMoney) * Tech blog The Verge may have gotten its hands on a photo of the first BlackBerry with the new upcoming operating system, BBX. (The Verge) Don’t miss the latest tech news. Sign up now to get Today in Tech emailed each and every morning.