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1:55 PM ET, June 14, 2010

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Goatse Security:
A response to AT&T's letter — We have an iPad exploit and all iPads are vulnerable.  —  So, AT&T calls us malicious in their letter to their customers.  I think this calls for a statement to clear the air.  —  AT&T mailing so much of their subscriber base exposes a potential I have been suspicious of.
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
AT&T Explains iPad Security Breach  —  On Sunday evening, AT&T sent an e-mail to owners of the Apple 3G iPad notifying them of a security breach that was publicized early last week.  —  The e-mail, which was sent from Dorothy Attwood, a senior vice president and chief privacy officer at AT&T …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Microsoft Kinect gets official, Video Chat announced  —  You knew it was coming, right?  Hot on the heels of getting leaked a wee bit early Microsoft has made official the rebadging of a device desperately seeking a new name: “Project Natal” is no more, replaced by Microsoft Kinect.
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Rob Crossley / mcvuk.com:
E3 2010: Kinect set for November launch  —  As Microsoft unveils latest version of its controlleress device in LA  —  Microsoft has confirmed that Kinect will launch at retail this year in November.  —  The controllerless input device - previously known as Natal - was given its final moniker at a dazzling pre-E3 event.
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
New Xbox 360 Coming, Project Natal Renamed to Kinect And More
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Free Wi-Fi is Just a Small Part of Starbuck's Plan: Free Access to Paid Content Coming Fall 2010  —  Starting July 1st, Starbucks will finally begin to offer free and unrestricted Internet access over Wi-Fi in its stores.  Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made this announced at Wired's Disruptive by Design conference today.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Free WiFi Coming To All U.S. Starbucks Stores Beginning July 1  —  At Wired's Business Conference in New York City, Starbucks' Howard Schultz announced that the coffee giant is partnering with Yahoo to offer free Wifi to customers beginning July 1.  —  Currently, you can connect to AT&T WiFi …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Android Steals Market Share from iPhone  —  Online tracking firm Quantcast has just released new data that shows mobile operating systems' current market share in North America, with the newly renamed “iOS” (originally called “iPhone OS” - the OS powering the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) in the lead...by miles.
Discussion: Quantcast and Big in Japan
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Video export to Facebook coming in iOS 4  —  It isn't available yet, but it is coming down the pike.  Here are your current options:  —  Here's the FaceBook bit in the iOS 4 code which shows the above export plus one additional:  —  480 pixels looks to be the max height or width with a max 30FPS framerate.
Kim Hart / The Politico:
Apple secrecy is bitter fruit on Hill  —  Apple is famous for its veil of secrecy around the new iPads and iPhones.  But Sen. John Rockefeller and others in Congress wonder whether the company has more than technological innovations to hide.  —  When Apple didn't participate in an April hearing …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Bloomberg:
Apple Under Pressure to Ease Software Limits as Jobs's Influence Widens
Darren Murph / Engadget:
HTC Aria goes official for AT&T, gets toyed with on video (update: $130, coming June 20)  —  Um... okay?  In what's easily one of the most curious product introductions of the year (in terms of method, not design), AT&T has seemingly just made official the first not-awful Android device to be sold in subsidized fashion for its network.
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
The Story of Siri, from Birth at SRI to Acquisition by Apple—Virtual Personal Assistants Go Mobile  —  Wade Roush wrote:  —  A couple of years ago, a $999 iPhone app called “I Am Rich” made headlines for being the most expensive item in Apple's iTunes App Store.
News Corporation:
News Corporation Acquires Skiff, LLC; Makes Investment in Journalism Online, LLC  —  News Corporation today announced that it has acquired Skiff, LLC, Hearst Corporation's e-reading platform designed to deliver premium journalism to tablets, smartphones, e- readers and netbooks.
Golnaz Esfandiari / Foreign Policy:
The Twitter Devolution  —  Far from being a tool of revolution in Iran over the last year, the Internet, in many ways, just complicated the picture.  —  Before one of the major Iranian protests of the past year, a journalist in Germany showed me a list of three prominent Twitter accounts …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple relaxes iOS SDK terms to allow Lua but block Flash  —  Apple's iOS SDK rules for iPhone developers have relaxed the restriction of section 3.3.2 pertaining to interpreted code, enabling Apple to forbid Flash and other middleware platforms while still enabling popular game engines and libraries.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Set to Launch Official Retail Store Application for iOS?  —  MacRumors has heard from several sources that Apple is planning to launch a new iOS application tomorrow that will offer customers access to the company's online store and iPhone pre-ordering, as well as the ability …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
iPhone 4 Pre-Sales At Best Buy Start June 15, In Stores June 24  —  Best Buy just announced that pre-sale orders of the iPhone 4 can be placed starting tomorrow, June 15.  Apple.  Pre-sale orders can be placed at any Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile standalone store nationwide.The iPhone 4 …
W. David Gardner / InformationWeek:
iPhone Trade-In Volume Jumps Almost 1,000%  —  Gazelle, a consumer trade-in service, says trade-ins of older iPhones since the announcement of the iPhone 4 are up almost tenfold over last year when the iPhone 3GS was announced.  —  Users of older iPhones are trading in their Apple handsets …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and iPhone Buzz
Tova Cohen / Reuters:
IBM in talks to buy Storwize for $140 milllion: report  —  (Reuters) - IBM Corp (IBM.N) is in talks to acquire U.S.-Israeli data storage company Storwize Inc for $140 million, Israel's TheMarker financial news website reported on Sunday.  —  Storwize, which develops online data compression software …
Discussion: GigaOM, VentureBeat and SiliconANGLE
Diana ben-Aaron / Bloomberg:
Nokia Left Behind as Application Developers Abandon It for IPhone, Android  —  As Nokia Oyj prepares to introduce its latest flagship smartphone, developer Jan Ole Suhr says he knows why the brains behind addictive applications are shunning the Finnish company.
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