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6:55 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?
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: PC World and Between the Lines
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Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
China's “Green Dam Youth Escort” software  —  Today's Wall Street Journal has a provocative story headlined China Squeezes PC Makers: Beijing Is Set to Require Web Filter That Would Block Government-Censored Sites.  —  The picture above comes from the official website for “Green Dam Youth Escort …
Bloomberg:
China Will Require Web-Censoring Software on All PCs, Journal Reports
Discussion: Reuters and Wall Street Journal
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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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.
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?
Michael Manoochehri / ProgrammableWeb:
Microsoft Releases Bing API - With No Usage Quotas  —  When Microsoft launched their much-touted new search engine Bing last week it generated a lots of press and despite a somewhat muted expectations, it turned-out to be something of a hit.  But lost in all the broader buzz about Bing was some news for developers: Bing has an API.
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Paid Twitter Streams Are Here: Super Chirp  —  A new service from 83 Degrees called Super Chirp launches this evening that lets Twitter users get paid for their content stream.  —  This is a theme we've touched on in the past.  There is a huge market for celebrity fan pages that Super Chirp will play right into.
Los Angeles Times:
North Korea sentences 2 U.S. reporters to prison  —  Euna Lee, left, and Laura Ling were arrested March 17 on the China-North Korea border.  The circumstances surrounding their arrest and trial have been shrouded in secrecy, as is typical of the regime.  —  Laura Ling and Euna Lee are convicted …
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony building Android-based Walkman and PND for 2010 launch?  —  We'll admit it, we expected to be knee-deep in Android gear by now.  However, it seems like the consumer electronics industry wanted to build more mature products around versions 1.5 and 2.0 of Google's open source OS instead.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk, Gizmodo and PalmAddicts
 
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The Truth About Physical Keyboards
Discussion: ongoing
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Will Epix's Digital Ambitions Be Epic?
Discussion: paidContent.org
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's CEO Conundrum
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Apps Boom as Companies Seek a Place on Your Phone
Discussion: GigaOM, VoIP Watch and CNET News
Jeff Horwitz / The Big Money:
Google: We'Re Actually Really Small
Discussion: ZDNet Government
Pixelbrett / The Pixelpipe Blog:
Post Photos, Video and Audio files directly from your Android Phone …
Discussion: Download Squad
 Earlier Items: 
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
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