THE WRAP: Another iPhone, another security breach

This week Steve Jobs gave the world another iPhone and suffered another security embarrassment.
 
In the usual manner, Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4, the finished version of the model that was left in a bar some weeks back.
 
Meanwhile, iPhone and iPad manufacturer Foxconn announced yet another pay hike for its Shenzhen workforce.
 
Google’s new subsidiary AdMob complained that Apple’s new developers’ terms created unfair barriers to competitors offering mobile ads.
 
China claimed its citizens “enjoy freedom of speech” online and said its heavy web censorship was essential for state security.
 
The rollout of fresh trans-Pacific cables in the past 18 months has driven a steep fall in prices, with more to come, said TeleGeography.
Alcatel-Lucent won a €416 million contract to build a new club cable along Africa’s west coast.
 
The equipment supplier also conducted its first live LTE call in the 700MHz frequency in Latin America, and unveiled a new single-carrier 100GB technology.
 
Telstra said it was committed to the Australian government’s next-gen broadband scheme, but warned that a deal with the new state-owned carrier might breach competition rules.
 
Tata Communications called off its planned JV with China Entercom, saying it was not certain it would be approved, while South African cellco MTN abandoned a tilt at Orascom’s African assets
 
Mobile network spending fell by a fifth in the first quarter, said Infonetics
 
Big-spending former tech execs Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina broke into US politics with victories in Republican primaries
 
BP bought key search terms such as “oil spill” from Google to direct internet users to its website.
 
Chinese police detained 18 people suspected of selling wireless devices to help students cheat in college entrance exams.
 
And AT&T apologized to a customer for sending him a “cease and desist” letter after he emailed a complaint to CEO Randall Stephenson.

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