News bites: Foxconn plant closes after riot erupts

Foxconn, a Chinese electronics supplier, shut down one of its plants after a riot broke out early Monday, The New York Times reports.

Apple's retail partners received limited numbers of the new iPhone 5 and are facing shortages, according to The Wall Street Journal.

A small farming town in Washington has become a hub for tech giants' data centers, which has raised environmental concerns, The New York Times reports.

Neustar CEO Lisa Hook argues in a Mashable op-ed that the gender gap in science, math and tech jobs could be addressed by giving girls earlier exposure to these fields in school.

Iran will block access to Google as part of its roll-out of a domestic Internet network that officials say will boost cybersecurity, Reuters writes. 

A New York Times editorial calls for the Federal Communications Commission to lower the costly prices of phone calls made by inmates in prison.