Exclusive: Hackers breached U.S. defense contractors — Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and several other U.S. military contractors, a source with direct knowledge of the attacks told Reuters. They breached security systems designed …
Discussion: PC Magazine, Digital Trends, Software as Services Blog, Neowin.net and Examiner
David Murphy / PC Magazine: March RSA Hack Hits Lockheed, Remote Systems Breached
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: US defense contractors' networks breached by hackers
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services Blog: The cloud at the gates of the enterprise
Christopher White / Neowin.net: United States military contractors hacked, SecurID to blame
New York Times:
SecurID Breach Suggested in Hacking Attempt at Lockheed — Lockheed Martin, the nation's largest military contractor, has battled disruptions in its computer networks this week that might be tied to a hacking attack on a vendor that supplies coded security tokens to millions of users, security officials said on Friday.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: RSA SecurID breach linked to hacker attack on Lockheed Martin; other US military contractors may be affected
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Lockheed Martin's Security Networks Were Hacked
Nelson Minar / Nelson's Weblog: Escalation of security attacks
Dave Kennedy / Verizon Business Security Blog: Weekly Intelligence Summary:2011-05-27
Naked Security / Sophos: US military contractors hacked - possible link with RSA SecurID breach, reports claim
Steven Bellovin / CircleID: RSA Breach Fallout?
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: Lockheed Martin Shuts Down Remote Network Access After Detecting Intrusion
Innerdaemon / Sharing the truth one thread at a time: Pussyfooting around cyber-attack on Lockheed Martin & Raytheon
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: Lockheed Martin Network Disrupted, RSA Tokens Reportedly Involved
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Still Has No iPad App But They're Building A Desktop Software Team?! — Facebook has no iPad app. It's ridiculous. Their iPhone app is the most downloaded app in the history of apps. And third-party iPad apps (many of which aim to trick users) constantly dominate the top 10 lists for both free and paid apps.
Discussion: Inside Facebook, PC Magazine, TechnoBolt and Electronista
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook's New Desktop Software Team Could Build Apps to Report Media Consumption
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Alaska Airlines ditches paper flight manuals for iPads — The iPad has already gotten the go-ahead from the FAA as a replacement for paper flight charts and maps, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon.
Discussion: App Advice, Gizmodo and MacNN
Luke Kelly-Clyne / Newser:
Iran Plans to Unplug Internet, Create Its Own — Iran is waging war on open Internet. Looking to limit the cyber-infiltration of Western ideas, Iran's telecommunications chief claimed that, in two years time, all Iranians would be forced to use a state-censored, fully-internal Internet.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Adweek and The Jerusalem Post
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
Hands-on with Amazon's Mac software store — Amazon's Mac software store offers some benefits, but falls short of Apple's Mac App Store — Amazon on Thursday announced its Mac Software Downloads store, the company's latest attempt at competing directly with Apple's various online media outlets.
Discussion: MacStories and Inquirer
Federico Viticci / MacStories: How Amazon's Mac Download Store Works
Dean Wilson / Inquirer: Amazon launches a Mac Software Downloads store
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Attention, shoppers: Men outspend women 9 to 1 on mobile virtual goods — Given the stereotype of how much women love shopping, you'd expect them to be the biggest spenders online. And women are indeed fueling purchases at sites such as Gilt Groupe. But when it comes to purchases …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, FierceMobileContent, Massively and Mobile Marketing Watch
FierceMobileContent: Number of Male and Female Gamers Nearly Equal, But Men Outspend Women 9 to 1 on Virtual Goods …
Matt Daniel / Massively: Men outspend women on mobile social games
Wall Street Journal:
RIM Hopes Cars Drive PlayBook Sales — BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion Ltd. may be falling behind rivals in the smartphone war, but it is hoping to pull ahead in the brewing battle to bring mobile technology into the car. — The Canadian company is pushing its tablet and smartphone software …
Discussion: Digital Trends
Trevor Mogg / Digital Trends: RIM to use cars to shift PlayBook sales up a gear
Mark Gurman / 9to5 Google:
iOS 5 will continue to use Google mapping data — With Apple's purchase of two mapping companies over the last couple of years - Poly9 and Placebase - many have speculated that iOS 5 will finally be the iOS release where Apple moves from a Google Maps backend to an Apple backend.
Discussion: PC Magazine, I4U News, Softpedia News, PC World, RazorianFly, iPhone Download Blog, App Advice, MacRumors, everythingiCafe, TiPb, AllNewsMac, MacStories and GottaBeMobile
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Will Apple Abandon Google Maps with iOS 5?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iOS 5 Rumors Intensify ahead of WWDC 2011
Joe White / App Advice: Don't Expect Apple-Developed Maps In iOS 5
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple to Continue Using Google Maps in iOS 5?
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Apple To Continue Using Google Mapping in iOS 5
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iOS 5 Map app will still use map data from Google?
Eric Stern / AllNewsMac: Google Maps to power iOS 5 despite Apple's efforts to move away from the Search giant
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iOS 5 Won't Feature Apple's Maps Service, Google Maps Still In?
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: Report: iOS 5 Will Still Use Google Maps
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
A MacBook with Apple inside? Intel begs to differ — Rumors about Apple developing a MacBook with one of its own chips—not Intel's—were advanced on Friday, based on a post at a Japanese-language Web site. An Intel executive had some thoughts on the subject.
Discussion: Electronista, AllNewsMac, iClarified, RazorianFly and AppleInsider
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
DNS filtering: absolutely the wrong way to defend copyrights — Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has called the PROTECT IP Act “a threat to our economic future and to our international objectives.” He characterized its predecessor as a “bunker-busting cluster bomb when what you really need is a precision-guided missile.”
Discussion: The Business Insider, DSLreports and GamePolitics News
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Tim Pawlenty Tests Facebook Sponsored Stories — Republican Presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty's digital team is using new Facebook ads to ensure the candidate stays top-of-mind when supporters visit the site. Pawlenty announced his official candidacy on Sunday, and his digital ad team …
Discussion: All Facebook
Jennifer Moire / All Facebook: Tim Pawlenty Facebook Testing Sponsored Stories