Peter Kafka

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No, That's Not Really Someone Giving Birth on Google Street View

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and it could easily be a slow news day (unless you’re interested in armed conflict between North and South Korea). So: Yes, that photo of someone giving birth on a German street, supposedly captured by Google’s roving Street View camera, isn’t real. Just ask Google.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald