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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Order Security Breach Exposes Private Information  —  Apple's iPhone 4 pre-ordering has been a total disaster, but it gets much worse: An AT&T insider claims that this iPhonecalypse may be related to “a major fraud update that went wrong.”  The bug is exposing AT&T users' private information.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple iPhone 4 Pre-Ordering Is a Total Disaster  —  The iPhone 4's first pre-ordering day has been a total disaster.  AT&T's online system has collapsed, there are account security breaches, Apple's online upgrades are down, and stores are now using pen and paper to process sales.  Updating live (10)
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
AT&T iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Have Sold Out  —  According to Boy Genius Report, all of AT&T's pre-order iPhones have been reserved as of 4:30pm EST. And if you placed an order any time after that, you might have a bit of a wait on your hands.  Updated:  —  People who got their orders in after 4:30 …
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Exclusive: Motorola Droid X preview  —  Not interested in waiting until the 23rd for Verizon's big announcement?  Don't worry, we've got you covered right now!  The Motorola Droid X has probably been one of the worst kept smartphone secrets in recent memory, but after spending two hours with the phone we sort of see why.
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Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Office 2010: No Upgrade Pricing, No Transfers, No Way!  —  I'm a Microsoft Office devotee.  Sure, cloud-based apps are fine.  But I like dependable, fast software right on my own computer.  My life revolves fairly happily around Outlook.  You can pry Excel out of my cold dead fingers.
Discussion: TechSpot, MSDN Blogs and TechNet Blogs
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Office 2010 Now Available for Consumers Worldwide  —  Millions of beta users help Microsoft deliver the best experience for getting things done across the PC, phone and browser.  —  Today, Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Microsoft's Office Web Apps: should Google worry yet?
Apple:
About the Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update  —  Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update Updating your system  —  You should back up your system before installation; you can use Time Machine.  —  Do not interrupt the installation process once you have started to update your system.
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Casey Chan / Gizmodo:
Mac OS X 10.6.4 Available Now, Brings Safari 5 And Bug Fixes  —  Mac OS X 10.6.4 is currently sitting pretty in your Software Update and brings Safari 5, if you haven't already jumped on the train, and what looks to be a ton of bug fixes with it.  Our update weighs in at 640MB but we've seen some as low as 300MB.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Hacker in AT&T-iPad security case arrested on drug charges  —  A hacker in a group that discovered the AT&T iPad-related flaw was arrested on an FBI search warrant in Arkansas on Tuesday, authorities told CNET.  —  Andrew Auernheimer, 24, was being held in Washington County Detention Center …
Discussion: Mashable!, 9 to 5 Mac and iPad Weekly
Sean Garrett / Twitter Blog:
What's Happening with Twitter?  —  From a site stability and service outage perspective, it's been Twitter's worst month since last October.  —  What's the problem?  —  Last Friday, we detailed on our Engineering blog that this is going to be a rocky few weeks.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
I was wrong about Apple iPad  —  The world does need an Apple tablet — and perhaps others — contrary to what I asserted in late January.  Gloaters will circle my admission like vultures pecking a carcass, but that's the penalty for being wrong.  Yes, I was wrong.  I admit it.
Discussion: Podcasting News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to Media Cos.: Disruption?  You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet  —  The media and entertainment industries have been through an unprecedented amount of upheaval over the past several years, as content has become increasingly digital, consumers have correspondingly moved their attention online and advertisers have begun to follow.
Discussion: paidContent, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:atul
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Want Swype? (yes, you do) - Get It Tomorrow For Android Phones  —  I just heard from Swype, the creators of an amazing touchscreen mobile application that allows text entry way faster than via normal virtual keyboards.  They'll be making the Android version of the their application available to anyone who wants it tomorrow.
Discussion: Android and Me and VentureBeat
Miguel Helft / Bits:
States Discuss Joint Probe of Google's Data Collection  —  Google's headaches over its collection of private data from Wi-Fi networks are intensifying.  —  Attorneys general from about 30 states are investigating whether Google violated any laws when vehicles used by the company to snap pictures …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
AT&T CEO on Enterprise iPad Adoption and Wireless Voice Quality Improvements  —  In an interview on CNBC today, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spent a considerable amount of time discussing the carrier's relationship with Apple, initially focusing on the iPad and its strong adoption, particularly among business users.
Pwarden / PeteSearch:
Facebook changes the rules for the public web  —  A friend recently sent me this link to a new legal document Facebook have added to their site:  —  http://www.facebook.com/apps/site_ scraping_tos_terms.php  —  It's the first time I've seen Facebook formally lay out how they think the world …
Thanks:atul
Clay Dillow / Popular Science:
iPhone Armed With Facial Recognition App Lets Cops ID Perps on the Street  —  MORIS at Work Cops who need to ID a suspect simply snap a photo on their iPhones.  A statewide database being developed in Massachusetts can match up faces with criminal records in a matter of seconds remotely, beaming a rap sheet back to cops on the beat.
Discussion: Patriot Ledger and Gizmodo
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Times Plans Public Beta Site for Its Experiments  —  A Place to Test Products Without Disrupting the Main Site  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The New York Times is building a public beta testing site where it will experiment with new ideas and applications before deciding whether they deserve to go live on NYTimes.com.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How to Get Your Porn App Into iTunes: Wrap a Newspaper Around It  —  Steve Jobs wants to keep porn out of his iTunes App Store.  But not all porn.  At least if you define porn as “half-naked shots of unknown British models.”  —  Because that's what you get with the new iPad app from The Sun.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nintendo's 3DS handheld: 3D games without the glasses  —  Nintendo announced its new 3DS handheld to deliver 3D games without the geeky glasses required to watch 3D movies and television.  —  The announcement was expected, but Nintendo also announced a wave of support for the new handheld device …
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Idiot NY State Assemblyman Wants iPhone 4 Videocalling Banned from Roads  —  On the surface, NY State assemblyman Felix Ortiz's push to ban iPhone videocalling from roads makes sense.  It would be horribly unsafe!  But then you realize that it would be impossible, and you shake your head.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Kotaku
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Finally, Google TV Explained In A Clear, Concise Manner [Video]  —  When Google TV was announced at Google I/O there was a lot of excitement surrounding it.  Unfortunately, there were also a lot of questions.  And the glitchy demo they did on stage certainly didn't help matters.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony to sell Move motion-sensing wand for $49.99  —  said it will sell its motion-sensing Move controller for $49.99, a low mass-market price that could kickstart the company's attempt to take games to the next level.  —  The company will also sell its PlayStation Eye camera, which is used with the Move, for $29.
 
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Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Silicon Valley readies for privacy battle
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple, ATI, NVIDIA Actively Working on Improving Mac Gaming Performance
Discussion: MacStories, AppleInsider and 9 to 5 Mac
Katitza Rodriguez / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EU Search Engine Snooping Mandate Sneaked Into Child Protection Declaration
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft sends out Windows 7 SP1 beta invites
Discussion: Download Squad, Thanks:tom_warren
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Developers: You Can Now Submit Safari Extensions to Apple
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Matthew Paulson / iPad Weekly:
iPad Advertisements Perform Six Times Better Than Desktop Ads
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Federal Investigators Voice Worries About AOL's Sale Of ICQ To Russia's DST
Discussion: Financial Times
 Earlier Items: 
Nielsen Wire:
Social Networks/Blogs Now Account for One in Every Four and a Half Minutes Online
Hao Yan / CHINAdaily:
Foxconn units to leave Shenzhen after wage hikes
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Foursquare To Open Online Store
Discussion: Mashable!, Silicon Alley Insider and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose Announces fforward, A Weekly Tech/Geek Culture Show
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:atul
Apple:
Apple Unveils All New Mac mini
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
‘Apple Store’ iOS Application Goes Live in App Store [Updated]