Week in review: New iPhone in Apple's basket

Apple unveils a new phone while the iPad gets hit by an AT&T data breach. Also: emergency Internet power for the president?

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Steve Jobs took the stage at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco to unveil a new iPhone.

Watch this: iPhone 4 unveiled

During the nearly two-hour speech, Apple's CEO revealed details of the new version of the device--dubbed the iPhone 4. The new phone is 9.3mm thick (25 percent thinner than the iPhone 3GS) with two built-in cameras (one on the front and one on the back with an LED flash), and two microphones for noise cancellation. It features a 940x640 pixel "Retina Display," which is four times the resolution of previous iPhone models. It will be available June 24 in five countries and will remain on AT&T's network in the U.S.

Apple also renamed the mobile operating system to iOS under the reasoning that it's essentially the same across the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Among the flurry of news from Jobs' speech was the announcement that Bing will become a search option on the iPhone. Microsoft announced that Bing will also be an option on the Mac and Windows versions of Safari.
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Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power

New bill would force selected companies, including broadband providers, search engines, and software firms, to "immediately comply with any emergency measure" decreed by the federal government.

AT&T Web site hole exposes iPad user data

Hackers exploit a hole in an AT&T Web site to get e-mail addresses of at least 114,000 iPad early adopters, including top executives in government, finance, media, technology, and military.
•  Hacker defends iPad breach disclosure
•  What the AT&T breach means for iPad users
•  Goatse analyst explains AT&T data breach (podcast)

Apple change could thwart Google's AdMob

By preventing ad networks affiliated with mobile operating system vendors from sharing key details with customers, Apple could have soured Google's AdMob win.
•  AdMob lashes out at new iPhone ad policies
•  Do the feds have a case against Apple?

Report confirms Google Wi-Fi code recorded data

A technical analysis of code at the heart of Google's Wi-Fi spying debacle confirms it was set to log unencrypted personal data, but doesn't get into the reasons the code was first created.
•  Google Wi-Fi intercept triggers Aussie police probe

Microsoft plugs critical holes in huge Patch Tuesday

Corporations urged to make three critical bulletins involving Windows media decompression, ActiveX, and IE a priority.
•  With Safari 5, Apple plugs four dozen holes
•  Adobe to plug Flash hole this week

Hacker turns in soldier in Iraq airstrike video leak

While sympathetic, former "homeless hacker" Adrian Lamo says the Army intelligence analyst who confided in him crossed the line by exposing compromising data on U.S. foreign policy.

Twitter tests its own URL shortener

The microblogging service plans to wrap and abbreviate all links shared on the site in the same way other URL-shortening services such as Bit.ly do.
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•  Twitter acquires data firm Smallthought Systems

Corporate responsibility in a post-BP Digital Age

Overshadowed by the oil spill, conference about digital media and "corporate social responsibility" suggests consumer confidence in "green" PR may be at all-time low.
•  Top Google result for 'oil spill' bought by BP

Gates, other execs call for more energy spending

Group of business leaders says the U.S. lags behind other countries in spending on alternative energy and must change its current energy policies.

LimeWire gets at least two-week reprieve

Federal judge says Lime Wire has two weeks to respond to music industry's request that it shut down the file-sharing service. After that, it's anybody's guess how long it'll survive.
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•  Study: $42 billion worth of PSP, DS games pirated
•  Study: Gamers' bodies like 60-year-old chain smokers

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•  Judge limits DHS laptop border searches
•  Man buys police Web site after getting ticket