How a Man in Austria Used Legos to Hack Amazon’s Kindle E-Book Security

A little robotics, a little OCR and voila.

Apple Shares Held Hostage and Oracle’s Mystery News — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!

Microsoft: We Had to Wait Until After E3 to Change Our DRM Policies

It seems reception from the all-important gamer audience at E3 forced Microsoft’s hand.

FTC Gives Ed Felten Freedom to Tinker

Looks like the Federal Trade Commission got its first choice of Chief Technologist, because it’s hard to think of anyone better to serve in that capacity than Princeton computer science professor Ed Felten, a guy whose CV makes everyone from Microsoft to Diebold shudder in embarrassment.

"UltraViolet" Is Short for "Giant Media DRM Cloud Coalition Featuring Everyone Except Apple and Disney"

A media management system created by Hollywood plus hardware companies plus software companies, minus two very big players. Any chance it can work?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Live at D8: All We Want to Do is Make Better Products

Much has happened since Apple CEO Steve Jobs last appeared on the D stage. At that time, in May 2007, the iPhone hadn’t yet arrived at market, the app ecosystem it would usher in was still gestating and the iPad was simply a long-running rumor.

The Chapter And Verse on E-Bookstores

By Geoffrey Fowler.

While much of the attention has focused on the e-book reading devices, it’s becoming clear that the important decision isn’t just which device you choose, but also which e-bookstore you decide to frequent.

Don’t Blame Apple for Its Music Monopoly. Blame the Big Labels.

Federal regulators are looking at Apple yet again, this time at the company’s dominance of digital music. But the big music companies are the ones that gave Apple that power, and they’re the ones that could take it away. Don’t hold your breath.

Windows Phone 7 Series Even More Impressive Than Previously Thought

Microsoft added a bit more to its Windows Phone 7 Series story at its MIX10 event this morning, revealing some of the mobile operating system’s features and detailing how developers can write software for it. While it’s obviously far too early to make any big declarations about it, the OS certainly seems competitive–and compelling.

Netflix: There's a Movie Waiting on Your iPhone

Among the 1,000-plus new features included in Apple’s iPhone 3.0 is a new open standard for live video streaming over HTTP, and soon, Netflix will make use of it. Well, that’s the rumor anyway. An industry executive said to be familiar with the company’s plans tells Multichannel News that Netflix plans to extend its Watch Instantly video-streaming service to the Nintendo Wii and to the iPhone and iPod touch as well.

Sue. Rent. Rip. Return.

Grave New World

One–Make That Two–Words: Plastic Logic

Rent. Rip. Return.

Napster Sad

"Comes With Music," DRM & Sony BMG

Intel's Antitrust Pig Pile