News bites: Apple changes app policy under lawmaker pressure

Apple will begin requiring iPhone and iPad apps to receive user approval before accessing their address books, Reuters reports. Lawmakers had questioned why the Path social networking app was able to download users' address books without their consent.

The collapse of AT&T's deal with T-Mobile is not stopping the company from exploring deals with other companies, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The European Union's top court ruled that social networks cannot be forced to filter illegal content, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Chinese Commerce Ministry is reviewing Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility, Reuters reports. EU and U.S. regulators have already approved the deal.