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2:05 PM ET, June 24, 2010

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Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
iPhone 4: queues everywhere, selling out  —  iPhone-mania this morning as queues form across the US for Apple's must-have product, even as shops across the UK, France, Germany and Japan have already sold out following huge demand.  —  Video above: The queue outside Apple's flagship Regent Street, London store this morning.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Standing in Line for the iPhone 4  —  Line at Michigan Ave Store in Chicago, IL, photo by @chartier  —  Lines are starting to grow around the world for the iPhone 4 launch.  Pictured above is the Michigan Ave Apple Store in Chicago where the weather isn't quite cooperating.
Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone 4 Lines Around The World (AAPL)
Discussion: Inc.com, The Register and Apple
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Alexander Macgillivray / Twitter Blog:
FTC Announcement  —  Early in 2009, when Twitter employed less than 50 people, we faced two different security incidents that impacted a small number of users.  Put simply, we were the victim of an attack and user accounts were improperly accessed.  There were 45 accounts accessed …
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Twitter settles FTC charge on security, privacy violations  —  Update: With comments by Twitter's general counsel  —  Twitter has settled charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission that it “deceived consumers” by allowing hackers to obtain administrative control over Twitter because of loose security.
Federal Trade Commission:
Twitter Settles Charges that it Failed to Protect Consumers' Personal Information; Company Will Establish Independently Audited Information Security Program  —  Social networking service Twitter has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers and put their privacy …
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Internet Explorer 9 destroys Chrome 6 in HTML5 speed test (video)  —  I think the video speaks for itself!  —  If you can't watch the video: IE9 is some orders of magnitude faster than HTML5 when it comes to hardware-accelerated canvas rendering.  —  In some other initial benchmarks …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 4's yellow spot issue goes away with a bit of time?  —  We're starting to hear a few reports of the dreaded yellow spots disappearing from the iPhone 4's display after a day or so of use.  Interestingly, someone posting on the AppleInsider forums seems to know why:
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Some iPhone 4 Displays Have Yellow Discoloration Bands and Spots
Kent Walker / YouTube Blog:
YouTube wins case against Viacom  —  Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube.  This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.
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Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
WHAT VIACOM'S LOSS TO YOUTUBE MEANS FOR HOLLYWOOD
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Michael Fricklas / Viacom:
TODAY'S COURT RULING
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Loses Reception When You Hold It By The Antenna Band?  —  This is a reader video found on Macrumors forums illustrating something weird.  When the guy holds the iPhone in his hands, touching the outside antenna band in two places, he drops reception.  Placing the phone down gets him 4 bars.
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 4 Signal Declines While Being Held?  A Longstanding Phenomenon?
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
150 Million Licenses of Windows 7 Sold, Windows Live Betas Announced  —  I have a couple of things to tell you about today.  First off, we are excited to announce that Windows 7 has sold 150 million licenses to-date.  As I've said before, Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system …
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Louis Gray:
Author: Zuckerberg has “Total Control” over Facebook  —  This morning at the Churchill Club in Mountain View, David Kirkpatrick, author of the Facebook Effect, which chronicles the ascension of the world's largest social network, based on significant access to the company's youthful …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Review: Kirkpatrick's The Facebook Effect Is A Wonderfully Biased …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
GetJar, The ‘Wal-Mart For Mobile Apps,’ Raises $11 Million  —  Fast-growing mobile app store GetJar, which says it has had more than one billion apps downloaded from its store to date, making it second in size only to Apple's app store, has raised $11 million in a second round of funding.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
BZZZZZZ: YouTube Gets A Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)  —  YouTube always has had a way with pranks.  Some time in the last hour, the world's largest video portal activated a new button on some videos that looks like a tiny soccer ball.  Clicking it will activate an endless …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Lawmakers grill Apple CEO Jobs on location information gathering  —  Key lawmakers want to know from Apple how it collects and uses information about the geography of iPhone and iPad users through location-based applications.  —  Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) …
Discussion: FierceWireless
Rich Cannings / Android Developers Blog:
Exercising Our Remote Application Removal Feature  —  Every now and then, we remove applications from Android Market due to violations of our Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement or Content Policy.  In cases where users may have installed a malicious application that poses a threat …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome OS Adding Polish.  Zip Files, Boot Up, And “Addictive” Games Being Debated  —  Since Chrome OS is an open source project (well okay, technically, Chromium OS is), it's fun to take a look at the Google Code page for it from time to time to see what progress is being made.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amidst Turmoil, Linden Lab's CEO Steps Down  —  June has not been a good month for Linden Lab, the creator of virtual world Second Life.  A few weeks ago, the company announced that it was laying off 30 percent of its staff and taking Second Life into a new direction.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Could Accessing Your Own Data On Facebook Make You Criminally Liable?  —  We've been following the rather bizarre and dangerous lawsuit filed by Facebook against Power.com, an online service that tries to let users aggregate various social networking activity into a single service.
Mark Milian / Los Angeles Times:
IFixit's ‘teardowns’ of Apple gadgets draw customers to its parts business  —  The company, which sells electronic parts on its website to do-it-yourselfers, has achieved a cult-like following by ripping apart the latest technology wonders and documenting the details online.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
 
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