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1:50 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: 9 to 5 Mac
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 …
Discussion: App Advice, CNNMoney.com and Post Tech
Taylor Buley / The Firewall:
AT&T's iPad Hackers ‘Ignored’ By Reuters, Other Mainstream Press
Thanks:bcaulfield
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: TechFlash
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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 …
Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
Mobile advertising and the iPhone  —  Apple proposed new developer terms on Monday that, if enforced as written, would prohibit app developers from using AdMob and Google's advertising solutions on the iPhone.  These advertising related terms both target companies with competitive mobile technologies …
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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!
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:chrismessina
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 …
Nik Fletcher / nikf.org:
On this Safari 5 Reader Hysteria  —  There's a tonne of posts today about the slick new Safari Reader feature I linked to yesterday.  As someone who enjoys reading decent content online, I totally welcome it.  I've used readability / Instapaper bookmarklets for some time - both on my Mac and iPhone …
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Peter Robins / Guardian:
How Apple's new ad-blocker could save the media (maybe)
Discussion: Geekosystem, 9 to 5 Mac and ITworld.com
Thomas E. Weber / The Daily Beast:
Why I Fired Steve Jobs  —  INNOVATION  —  As Apple's CEO introduces his new iPhone today, and its market cap passes Microsoft's, the man who infamously fired him, John Sculley, tells The Daily Beast's Thomas E. Weber about his regrets, their rift—and how their partnership could have worked …
Discussion: PC World, broadstuff, Gizmodo and MacStories, 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.
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, Daring Fireball and parislemon, Thanks:atul
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Linden Lab Lays Off 30 Percent Of Staff  —  Linden Lab, the company behind virtual world Second Life, is laying off 30 percent of its staff, according to a release issued today.  Labeled as a “restructuring,” the company is consolidating its software development team in North America and is …
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Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Linden Lab laying off 30% of staff, Second Life to be browser-based in future
Lawrence Kim / Search Blog:
Use Bing Social to search Facebook and Twitter  —  Back in October of last year, bing.com/twitter launched the first ever search experience powered by the Twitter firehose.  Today at SMX Advanced, Bing's Senior Vice President, Yusuf Mehdi, sat down with Danny Sullivan to announce bing.com/social …
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.
Ben Hardwidge / THINQ.co.uk:
Exclusive: BIOS will be dead in three years  —  MSI says shift to UEFI coming soon  —  Facebook  —  Show all 1 2  —  Print Favourite Zoom Out Font Zoom In Font  —  It's the one major part of the PC that's still reminiscent of the PC's primordial, text-based beginnings …
Discussion: Engadget and Maximum PC
John Oates / The Register:
Google's Wi-Fi sniff probe reveals ‘criminal intent’ - PI  —  ‘We paid them to say what?’  —  An analysis of Google's Wi-Fi sniffing code, paid for by Google, suggests the company could find itself facing criminal charges, according to a privacy watchdog and pressure group.
Aoife White / Canadian Press:
Google asks US, Euro governments to press China on Internet censorship; calls it trade barrier  —  BRUSSELS — Google Inc.'s top lawyer said Wednesday that the world's leading search engine is asking the U.S. and European governments to press China to lift Internet censorship, describing it as an unfair barrier to free trade.
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.
John Koller / PlayStation Blog:
The Ultimate 3D Experience: Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PlayStation 3 Available Tomorrow  —  Hi everyone!  The moment is here — starting tomorrow, high-definition stereoscopic 3D gaming will be available in your very own living rooms!  As you already know, all PlayStation 3 systems …
 
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Why Instapaper Will Never Be Booted From the iTunes App Store
Discussion: TechCrunch and Macworld
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
RIP, Macintosh  —  Is Apple ignoring its signature line of computers and laptops?
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