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10:30 PM ET, April 27, 2010

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Mary Duan / bizjournals:
Apple asked for ‘lost’ iPhone criminal probe  —  The criminal investigation into the purported theft of an apparent iPhone prototype came at the request of Apple Inc., officials said Tuesday.  —  Investigators said they have identified and interviewed the person who took the phone …
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Evan Hansen / Threat Level:
Apple May Have Traced iPhone to Finder's Address  —  People identifying themselves as representing Apple last week visited and sought permission to search the Silicon Valley address of the college-age man who came into possession of a next-generation iPhone prototype, according to a person involved with the find.
Discussion: Apple Gazette
CNET News:
Journalist shield law may not halt iPhone probe  —  The criminal investigation into Apple's errant iPhone prototype took a new twist this week, when Gawker Media claimed that the warrant used by police to search an editor's home was invalid.  —  It's clear that federal and state law generally …
Paul Ohm / Freedom to Tinker:
The Gizmodo Warrant: Searching Journalists in the Terabyte Age  —  Last Friday night, police officers in California used a warrant to search the home of Jason Chen, the Gizmodo blogger who wrote about the iPhone prototype found in a Redwood City bar.  Orin Kerr has written an interesting post assessing the legality of the search.
CNET News:
Police ID person who found iPhone prototype  —  Police have reportedly identified the unnamed person who found the prototype iPhone phone lost by an Apple engineer in a Silicon Valley bar last month.  —  Investigators have interviewed the person who sold the prototype to Gizmodo for $5,000 …
Discussion: blogs.chron.com
Mattz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
OverREACTing: Dissecting the Gizmodo Warrant  —  Federal and California law both protect reporters against police searches aimed at uncovering confidential sources or seizing other information developed during newsgathering activities.  Yet on Friday, agents with the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team …
CNET News:
Police poised to expand iPhone prototype probe  —  Gizmodo editor Jason Chen in a video embedded in his April 19 post titled “This is Apple's next iPhone.”  —  The criminal probe into Apple's errant iPhone prototype is expected to broaden, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNET.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Can Gizmodo Win the iPhone Legal Battle?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Welcome Back, Steve: Apple CEO Jobs To Appear Onstage at D8  —  Apple (AAPL) CEO and Co-founder Steve Jobs will appear at the eighth D: All Things Digital, in an interview on the opening night, kicking off our tech and media conference that will also include famed Hollywood director James Cameron …
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Ryan Tate / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs To Speak At All Things D Conference? (AAPL)
New York Times:
Apple Buys Intrinsity, a Maker of Fast Chips  —  Apple wants the fastest chip for its mobile devices and has bought another chip maker to gain an edge over its competitors.  —  Apple has acquired a small Austin, Tex., company called Intrinsity, known for making zippy versions of a computer chip often found in mobile devices.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Apple Continues To Morph Into The Chocolate Factory. …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Google's Andy Rubin on Everything Android  —  Andy Rubin, a vice president of engineering at Google, leads one of the search giant's most important efforts—the development of Android, Google's open source platform for smartphones and other mobile devices.  —  Android, of course …
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
It's Official: Adobe Flash support will be built into Android 2.2
Discussion: Maximum PC and Electronista
Doug / Nokia Conversations:
One of our children is missing  —  Today was an important day for Nokia.  After months of planning, we proudly introduced the Nokia N8, our latest smartphone and the first to feature the Symbian^3 platform.  When it goes on sale this summer, we're confident that the N8 is going stand …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Nokia says leaked N8 has early software, shouldn't be reviewed
Discussion: Nokia Conversations
Gizmodo:
Nokia N8 Official, With 12MP Camera and 720p Video Recording
Michael Wolff / Newser:
Creepy Steve Jobs May Not Want You to Read This (or Will Break Down Your Door)  —  Follow him on Twitter @MichaelWolffNYC  —  Speaking of Apple's weird and scary overreactions—yes, good idea, have the police storm the Gizmodo editor's house in the lost iPhone prototype caper—here's my story:
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox Steps Up to Challenge Facebook's Claim to Identity  —  The team behind Mozilla's Firefox browser announced today the availability of experimental code that website owners can add to their pages to allow site visitors to create an account, log-in or switch users with just a few simple clicks and no password to remember.
Discussion: GigaOM, Mozilla Hacks and Mozilla Labs
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Senators Want Facebook To Make “Instant Personalization” Service Opt-In  —  Today during a press conference, Senator Charles Schumer of New York and a number of other Democratic Senators announced that they would like Facebook to make their new “Instant Personalization” service “Opt-In” rather than “Opt-Out” by default.
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Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Windows Live Messenger for iPhone unveiled  —  Remember in December 2009 we told you Microsoft were planning a Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone?  Well today we can reveal a little bit more.  —  Today we can exclusively unveil the first official screenshots of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Want to Know What Facebook Is Saying About You?  Try This Tool  —  Interested in finding out what information Facebook is sharing about you through the company's new open-graph API?  Developer Ka-Ping Yee has come up with a simple tool that shows you everything the social network sends …
Peter Fleischer / European Public Policy Blog:
Data collected by Google cars  —  Over the weekend, there was a lot of talk about exactly what information Google Street View cars collect as they drive our streets.  While we have talked about the collection of WiFi data a number of times before—and there have been stories published in the press …
Discussion: Techdirt, Ars Technica and Wi-Fi Networking News, Thanks:atul
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Facebook Sends Window Decals to Local Businesses  —  Facebook may not have made any big announcements about local business marketing at last week's f8 conference, but the company is certainly stepping up its efforts in that area.  Today, we discovered that Facebook is sending out window decals …
Discussion: Mobile Marketing Watch and Lost Remote, Thanks:atul
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Hulu ‘abandons UK plans’ after broadcaster talks collapse  —  Hulu, the US video aggregator, has been forced to abandon plans to launch a UK version of its web TV service after talks with the major British broadcasters have collapsed, The Telegraph can reveal.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google demands neutrality (just don't apply it to them)  —  Google doesn't care.  The FCC wants to regulate net neutrality under Title II of the Communications Act?  It wants to try again under Title I?  It wants to get frisky and try Title VI?  Google's down with that; just git-er-done.
 
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Gene J. Koprowski / Fox News:
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“Fair use” generates trillions in the US alone
Discussion: Threat Level and Hillicon Valley
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
M.I.A. Video for ‘Born Free’ Is Pulled From YouTube
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Japanese Apple resellers halt Web sales, China iPhone price cut planned
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
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Gagan Biyani / MobileCrunch:
AdMob: The Original iPhone is Dead, Android Becoming Increasingly Diversified
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google acquires entertainment company LabPixies