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4:10 AM ET, June 8, 2009

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
WWDC 2009 Predictions  —  What I know, don't know, and know I don't know about tomorrow's WWDC announcements.  As usual, please, no wagering.  —  iPhone 3GS  —  Everything I wrote about last month in “The Next iPhone” still stands.  I expect Apple to announce updated iPhones …
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Ross Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 3GS: Apple's codename for tomorrow's unveiling?
Secure Channel:
Unconfirmed Reports of Massive T-Mobile Breach  —  Early reports indicate that hackers have penetrated the T-Mobile U.S. network and stolen proprietary operating data, customer databases and financial records.  According to a post on insecure.org, the hackers have claimed to be auctioning the pilfered data to the highest bidder.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Morality And Effectiveness Of Process Journalism  —  The New York Times Sunday edition team picks fights like no one else.  The problem is they tend to pick the wrong fights.  And mask opinion pieces as straight up factual articles.  —  In December they wrote about Facebook revenue woes just …
Discussion: New York Times, Thanks:atul
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:   Product v. process journalism: The myth of perfection v. beta culture
Loretta Chao / The Australian:
PC firms face China decree  —  Article from:  —  The Wall Street Journal  —  CHINA plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain websites, a move that could give government censors unprecedented control over how Chinese users access the internet.
Discussion: CNET News
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Bloomberg:
China Will Require Web-Censoring Software on All PCs, Journal Reports
Discussion: Reuters and Wall Street Journal
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Party Wins and Enters The European Parliament  —  When the Swedish Pirate Party was founded in early 2006, the majority of the mainstream press were skeptical, with some simply laughing it away.  But they were wrong to dismiss this political movement out of hand.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Quick Peak?  Bing's Reign As #2 Search Engine Lasted One Day.  —  A couple of days ago we reported statistics from StatCounter suggesting the Bing, Microsoft's new “decision” engine, had bypassed Yahoo as the number 2 search engine in the U.S. and the world.  Well guess what?
Joe Rodriguez / Mercury News:
Investigation pending on death of Stanford computer science professor and Google mentor Rajeev Motwani  —  Atherton police Sunday said they are waiting for an autopsy before investigating the apparent accidental drowning death of Rajeev Motwani, a Stanford professor who inspired the co-founders …
Discussion: Stanford News, Guardian and Telegraph
Jeff Horwitz / The Big Money:
Google: We'Re Actually Really Small  —  How the tech titan plans to argue that it's not a monopoly.  —  Three times in the last month, government agencies have targeted Google (GOOG) for antitrust reviews.  An outstanding private lawsuit alleges that Google tried to kill a business-to-business search engine with predatory pricing.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre Users Reporting Possible Heat-Related Screen Distortion  —  There are reports this evening from at least two Palm Pre forums of a screen distortion issue affecting the recently launched smartphone.  —  While the overall issue has not yet been acknowledged by Palm …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Apps Boom as Companies Seek a Place on Your Phone  —  Developers of programs for the iPhone have already managed to make a decent living selling hundreds of thousands of copies of games from their living rooms or garages.  —  But now, a new way to profit from writing software for the iPhone is emerging …
Discussion: GigaOM, VoIP Watch and CNET News
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's CEO Conundrum  —  Tim Cook has run Apple well in Steve Jobs' absence, keeping alive the question of whether and how soon he might be named CEO  —  Apple (AAPL) appears poised to make good on repeated assurances that CEO Steve Jobs would be back at the helm by the end of June.
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Palm Touchstone torn asunder, cost to manufacturer estimated at $5 (update)  —  As much as we love those guys and gals over at Will It Blend?, we couldn't help but cringe each time they “dissected” any given gadget.  The cautious cats over at iFixit, however, are more our style.
 
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Will Epix's Digital Ambitions Be Epic?
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Pixelbrett / The Pixelpipe Blog:
Post Photos, Video and Audio files directly from your Android Phone …
Discussion: Download Squad
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Hands-On Review Of Jolicloud, The iPhonesque OS For Netbooks
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Seesmic To Launch New Desktop Version, iPhone App And Browser Based Client
 Earlier Items: 
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
A more streamlined Facebook for BlackBerry
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Brent Simmons / inessential.com:
Brent's WWDC Tips
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Scan Your Books And Search Them On Google
Discussion: Matt Cutts and Techgeist, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Richard Swinburne / bit-tech.net:
Microsoft bans netbooks with hybrid storage
Discussion: CrunchGear, TechSpot and Engadget
 

 
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‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Guidelines Published By European Regulators

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Cox Communications Sued For Not Disconnecting Pirates

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Narrative Science shifts focus to data-driven stories for businesses, raises $10M led by USAA

 
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