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9:05 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.
Discussion: TG Daily, 9 to 5 Mac and The Next Web
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
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.)
Discussion: MediaMemo and TechFlash
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Microsoft Europe tweet mocks Google's copy-cat background image feature
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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Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
Mobile advertising and the iPhone
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
Apple iAd platform ‘will harm developers’, says AdMob chief
Discussion: eWeek
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!
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: 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo and parislemon, Thanks:atul
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.
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?
Discussion: iPhone Buzz, SlashGear and 9 to 5 Mac
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
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: Geekosystem and TUAW
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Nik Fletcher / nikf.org:
On this Safari 5 Reader Hysteria
Jason Cross / PC World:
Does the iPhone 4 Really Have a “Retina Display”?  —  Dr. Raymond Soneira runs DisplayMate Technologies, which makes software to test display quality.  He also knows more about digital displays than just about anyone I know - and I know some pretty tech-savvy folks.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Microsoft Office Simplified For the Web  —  I am writing this in Microsoft Word, hardly an unusual way to author a document.  But I'm not using Word as you know it—part of the large, complex Microsoft Office suite installed on your computer's hard drive.  Instead, I am using a new …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Tweetie 2 and 3 definitely coming to the Mac, iPad soon  —  Tweetie for Mac won our 2010 Ars Design Award for Best Mac OS X User Experience, and for good reason.  Despite development house Atebits recently being acquired by Twitter, developer Loren Brichter swore up and down that the popular Twitter client would not die.
Peter Yared / VentureBeat:
iPhone now as fragmented as Android  —  [Peter Yared is founder and CEO of social and mobile app infrastructure company Transpond.]  —  At Transpond, when we were building apps on the iPhone and Android platforms last year, all of our engineers were enamored with the iPhone and annoyed with the pesky Android devices.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: MacNN, Engadget and Gizmodo, Thanks:amysez
Ben Hardwidge / THINQ.co.uk:
Exclusive: BIOS will be dead in three years  —  MSI says shift to UEFI coming soon It's the one major part of the PC that's still reminiscent of the PC's primordial, text-based beginnings, but the familiarly-clunky BIOS could soon be on its deathbed, according to MSI.
Discussion: Engadget and Maximum PC
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 and CrunchGear
Arik Hesseldahl / Bloomberg:
Samsung Unit to Invest $3.6 Billion to Expand Chip Plant in Austin, Texas  —  Samsung Electronics Co., Asia's biggest maker of semiconductors, will invest $3.6 billion to expand capacity at its 12-inch chip plant in Austin, Texas.  —  The new facilities will be used to make large scale integration …
Discussion: IBD Click and Digits
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
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Aoife White / Canadian Press:
Google asks US, Euro governments to press China on Internet …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Video: Facebook's New CTO Bret Taylor on Platform, Privacy and Plans for the Future
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Discussion: TechCrunch
Thomas E. Weber / The Daily Beast:
Why I Fired Steve Jobs
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