- Two security researchers discovered that LinkedIn’s(s LNKD) iPhone and iPad app, which allows you to sync your personal and work calendar appointments with the app, is transmitting calendar appointment information to LinkedIn’s servers in open text. The company says the feature is “opt-in,” but it appears most users are unaware that these personal details are being stored remotely, the New York Times reports.
- An interesting piece in the Korea Times explores why Samsung and Apple haven’t been able to settle their patent disputes. An unnamed source claims the fight with the most famous electronics brand in the world helps to boost Samsung’s profile on the global stage and that painting Apple as the bad guy has proved a good rallying point for its own troops.
- Apple, again, has asked the International Trade Commission to block the import of a new batch of mobile devices from HTC, says Bloomberg Businessweek.
- Reuters reports on Apple’s attempts to open two more Apple stores in China, one in Chengdu and one in Shenzhen, and the potential problems — particularly that pesky iPad trademark case.
- WWDC is less than a week away, and Apple has started decorating the event venue. To get a peek of what San Francisco’s Moscone Center looks like right now, see 9to5Mac’s gallery of photos.