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11:40 AM ET, June 10, 2010

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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Apple's Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed  —  Apple has suffered another embarrassment.  A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians.  They—and every other buyer of the wireless-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
The Little Feature That Led to AT&T's iPad Security Breach  —  The second question about the AT&T iPad security breach, after “Should I be freaking out?” is “How the hell did it happen?”  Well, AT&T was just trying to make your life easier.  —  You probably know the basics at this point.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
AT&T Fights Spreading iPad Fear  —  Apple remains silent on the breached privacy of upwards of 114,000 iPad owners, leaving its partner AT&T to apologize for the mishap—and to struggle to contain the PR damage.  —  AT&T operated the Web server with weak security controls, as Gawker first reported …
Taylor Buley / The Firewall:
AT&T's iPad Hackers ‘Ignored’ By Reuters, Other Mainstream Press
Discussion: ZDNet, Silicon Alley Insider and Velocity, Thanks:bcaulfield
Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
The art of a homepage  —  Last week, we announced a new feature that lets you add a favorite photo or image to the background of your Google.com homepage.  —  To provide you with an extra bit of inspiration, we've collaborated with several well-known artists, sculptors and photographers …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey... Google Is Doing Its Bing Impersonation Today  —  Google wants EVERYONE to know that you can now set a background image on its search homepage, to make it look more like Microsoft's Bing.  So today it just turned on a background image for everyone, it seems.  (With a white Google logo.)
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Microsoft Europe tweet mocks Google's copy-cat background image feature  —  Microsoft Europe's communication team has used its Twitter account to make fun of Google's latest search page feature: the ability to add background images to said page, a feature that has characterized Microsoft's Bing search service since its debut.
Chris / iFix your i Blog:
iPhone 4 Glass - Will it break?  —  We here at iFixYouri did a little science experiment the other day.  Many people have been talking that the new iPhone has strong glass, less prone to scratching, 30 times stronger than plastic, etc.  Will the new glass prove to be ultra strong and never break?
Denise Leung / Flickr Blog:
Flickr + Facebook!  —  We're always looking for new ways to make it easier for you to share your photos and videos with the people who matter to you.  Today, we're launching a new and improved way to share your Flickr photos with your friends and family on Facebook!
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Feds eye Apple-Google ad war  —  A dispute that broke out Monday has already caught the eye of antitrust regulators  —  That didn't take long.  —  On Monday, Apple (AAPL) changed the rules that govern its new iAd mobile advertising platform to exclude competitors like Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT).
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Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
Apple iAd platform ‘will harm developers’, says AdMob chief
Discussion: eWeek
Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
Mobile advertising and the iPhone
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
At the White House, getting in touch with the inner circle's inner iPads  —  The folks who gather early every morning in the West Wing office of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have something new in common these days.  Practically everyone has an iPad — or will have one very soon.
Discussion: Gizmodo, DailyTech, Gearlog and 9 to 5 Mac, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
What's Missing From iPhone 4 Is Part Of What Makes It Great  —  On Monday, Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 4.  After playing around with it for 20 minutes or so after the keynote, I can safely say that it's the most impressive mobile device I've ever seen.
Discussion: eWeek
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
EXCLUSIVE: iPhone 4 multitasking - massive delays expected  —  Multitasking isn't going to just magically happen overnight!  —  The iPhone 4 can multitask, there is no questioning that.  —  Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has personally shown us, at length in two press announcements, that it can.
Discussion: Fonehome.co.uk, Thanks:stuartmiles
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Voice to Integrate with Gmail as a VoIP Service  —  Google tests a new feature that makes Gmail chat more useful: users are able to make and receive Google Voice calls from Gmail.  A new phone icon opens a Gmail chat window with a dialpad, an option to find contacts, a credit balance and a call button.
Leena Rao / TechCrunchIT:
Box.net Moves Beyond Storage In The Cloud; Adds File Syncing To The Mix  —  Cloud-based storage and sharing application Box.net is getting into the syncing game today.  The startup is unveiling Box Sync, an extension of the Box.net platform that connects users' desktops to Box.net's cloud …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Logitech to bring HD video chat to the masses with new webcams and Vid HD software  —  Webcams that support high-definition video chat have been around for some time now, but they've generally been too expensive, or too difficult to use, for most consumers.  Logitech aims to change …
Peter Robins / Guardian:
How Apple's new ad-blocker could save the media (maybe)  —  Safari 5 looks like bad news for ad-supported sites.  But if we're very, very lucky, it might not turn out that way  —  Kiss your ads goodbye: how Safari Reader is demonstrated on Apple's website
Discussion: GigaOM and Geekosystem
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Nik Fletcher / nikf.org:
On this Safari 5 Reader Hysteria
Discussion: Digital Daily
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
The Inside Story of How One Company Didn't Mine Facebook  —  Ron Levi, a vice president at Thefind,com, explains on May 12 why his company's product search engine didn't dig deep into Facebook users' accounts.  Credit: Ryan Singel/ Wired.com  —  In the first meeting, the word “creepy” was only mentioned once in two hours.
Thanks:rsingel
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Appsfire dumps iPhone App store after 2 month wait for update  —  Apple's iPhone app store approval process is famed for its inconsistencies, but today the developer of a popular iPhone app has had enough.  —  Appsfire, an app for discovering popular iPhone apps, was approved in its version 1. form …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Sprint CFO: HTC EVO can take on iPhone 4  —  NEW YORK—A senior Sprint Nextel executive is hopeful that the new HTC EVO 4G will entice Sprint customers to stick with the carrier instead of defecting to AT&T for the new iPhone 4 this summer.  —  At an investor conference here Wednesday …
Choire / The Awl:
‘New York Times’ Bans the Word ‘Tweet’  —  Phil Corbett, the latest standards editor at the Times (maybe the greatest job in the world?), has issued a proclamation!  Yesterday, the following memo went out, asking writers to abstain from the invented past-tense and other weird iterations of the magical noun-verb “Twitter.”
Discussion: TechCrunch and Geekosystem
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
How a decade of antitrust oversight has changed your PC  —  It was 10 years ago this week that Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issued his final judgment in U.S. versus Microsoft.  Two months earlier, after almost two years of legal proceedings, the judge found that Microsoft had illegally abused …
 
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Arik Hesseldahl / Bloomberg:
Samsung Unit to Invest $3.6 Billion to Expand Chip Plant in Austin, Texas
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Aoife White / Canadian Press:
Google asks US, Euro governments to press China on Internet …
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Microsoft Office Simplified For the Web
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Video: Facebook's New CTO Bret Taylor on Platform, Privacy and Plans for the Future
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
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Peter Yared / VentureBeat:
iPhone now as fragmented as Android
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